Padres News: Can The Padres Construct a Winning Team in 2016?

October 23, 2015

  The past off-season will go down in San Diego Padres history as the most exciting and active in franchise history. The expectations for the 2015 Padres were high, but ultimately the deficiencies in the team were exposed and the team failed to play with any consistency. Management has not thrown in the towel however and is still attempting to take this franchise back into relevancy. It is no secret that…


Padres News: Managerial Search Progressing

October 21, 2015

It is no secret that the San Diego Padres are interviewing many different candidates for their managerial position. This will be the first time in over nine years that the team will interview new potential managers, and they are rightfully taking their time in doing so. D-Backs Triple-A manager Phil Nevin, ESPN baseball analyst Alex Cora, D-Backs third-base coach Andy Green, Special Advisor in Padres player development Moises Alou, Pirates…


Padres News: Managerial Candidates for Padres

October 6, 2015

The San Diego Padres have officially announced they are moving on from interim manager Pat Murphy. With that the front office is now in the process of looking for the teams first full-time manager since the Padres hired Bud Black over nine years ago. In speaking to the media on Monday morning at Petco Park, A.J. Preller indicated that the team is looking for someone to get their players to…


Padres News: Pat Murphy Out as Padres Manager

October 5, 2015

Following the end of the most disappointing season in recent San Diego Padres history on Sunday, the Padres announced that Pat Murphy would not be coming back as the manager in 2016. This comes as no surprise to many, as the Padres had not really improved much with the firing of Bud Black, and perhaps only got worse. This marks the second manager let go this season, after Bud Black…


Padres Editorial: What Is Mike Dee Thinking?

September 8, 2015

“I don’t want to spend my career at .500 or mired five games below.” – Mike Dee, 2013 As of today, the San Diego Padres are eight games under .500. Making the above quote from two years ago the perfect springboard to assess the Herculean task(s) in store for the CEO of a club that’s clearly one of the most disappointing stories in Major League Baseball this year. Dee gave…


Padres Editorial: What is Melvin Upton’s Future With Padres?

August 24, 2015

On Easter Sunday when the San Diego Padres acquired arguably the best closer in the game (Craig Kimbrel), they had to take on the contract of Melvin Upton Jr. The contract is not the most team friendly as Upton Jr has struggled to be consistent since signing the deal with the Atlanta Braves. The Padres are on the hook for $31.9 million for the next two seasons of Upton Jr’s…


Padres Editorial: Should the Padres Have Traded in July?

August 8, 2015

When the San Diego Padres decided to mortgage the future in obtaining legitimate talent now, the city of San Diego was infected with Padres fever. Acquiring Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Derek Norris, James Shields, and Craig Kimbrel gave the Padres real Super-Star quality talent on their team. In recent years, Padres fans have witnessed a mostly mediocre team on the field, and for most die-hard fans, it had become a…


Padres Editorial: By Doing Nothing, the Padres Gained

August 2, 2015

For weeks, the San Diego Padres were at the forefront of Major League Baseball’s revolving door of trade rumors. Eyes were on general manager A.J. Preller, who became heralded as a rock star after completing one of the biggest roster overhauls in league history. However, the dreams of San Diego replicating the success of the 1984 and 1998 Padres teams didn’t come to fruition. At the All Star break, the 2015…


Padres Special: Brewer’s Banter- Deadline Edition

August 2, 2015

A little more than 24 hours from the end of the trade deadline and I still don’t know what to say about the San Diego Padres and their complete inaction at the trade deadline. As early as last week the Padres came out as complete sellers and many teams lined up for the chance at acquiring several talent players on the Padres roster. It seemed likely, and was hypothesized by…


Padres News: Padres Add Only Rzepczynski at Deadline

August 1, 2015

With all the hype of a Super Bowl, the trade deadline was supposed to be huge for the San Diego Padres as they attempt to restructure their team. Instead of a “Mega Deal” like Padres fans were all told by the National Media, they got Marc Rzepczynski from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Abraham Almonte, and that was it. Really? I thought we were on the verge of a…


Padres Rumors: The Calm Before the Storm?

July 30, 2015

With less than 48 hours before the trade deadline ends on Friday at 1:00 pm PST, all is eerily quiet for the San Diego Padres. The team is rumored to be looking to make some really big moves, but nothing seems imminent and there really is not much news coming out about the team. Justin Upton figures to be getting the most attention, but the Padres have not fully come…


Padres News: Will the Padres Buy or Sell At the Deadline?

July 19, 2015

The play of the San Diego Padres is noticeably different in recent days. The feeling around the team is back to being optimistic even though the team is currently nine games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers and six games under the .500 mark. This recent play of the team resembles that of early April. The play of early April faded as the Padres team has been troubled all season long…