Padres Editorial: Ignoring Defensive Value and the Repercussions

July 18, 2015

The 2014 San Diego Padres weren’t fun to watch. They were actually quite painful to watch at times. 1-0. 2-1. 3-2. They had a talent for being in close, often times one-run games, and always falling just short. The pitching was always there. They boasted one of the top ten rotations in all of baseball with one of the top two bullpens. As a unit the Padres pitching staff was…

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Padres Editorial: No, A.J. Preller HAS NOT Destroyed the Padres

July 18, 2015

If you are an avid reader of Grantland or you are just a junkie who consumes all news concerning the San Diego Padres, chances are you saw the article by Rany Jazayerli concerning A.J. Preller and his brutally quick overhaul of the Padres’ roster. Preller worked at a fierce rate to change the on-field product. It started with the acquisition of Matt Kemp from the Dodgers for Yasmani Grandal. That…

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Padres Special: Brewer’s Banter (Grantland Article)

July 17, 2015

Sadly in baseball hindsight is 20/20. Every trade that is made will be scrutinized. That’s just the business. Whether they be good trades or bad trades for each individual team, the one thing that is for certain is that teams cannot go back in time and correct these mistakes. Once you make that decision and pull the trigger on a trade that is the end of it. There’s time for…

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Padres Editorial: Is It Time To Blame A.J. Preller?

July 6, 2015

With all the additions made to the San Diego Padres roster, there were a lot of high expectations for the 2015 squad. When a team adds James Shields, Matt Kemp, Craig Kimbrel, Justin Upton, Derek Norris and Brandon Maurer to their roster, then the fans naturally expect production. General manager A.J. Preller did wonders to revitalize the Padres fan base, but did he do it at the cost of the…

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Padres Rumors: The Cole Hamels Saga

May 27, 2015

The San Diego Padres off-season was one of the most memorable times in Padres history. The acquisitions and over-haul of the offense, was key to revitalizing the mostly stagnant Padres fan base. Most fans of the team had grown tired of an average team that was really not very entertaining to watch. After the additions of Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Wil Myers, Derek Norris and Will Middlebrooks, A.J. Preller turned…

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Padres News: Austin Hedges Making Progress With the Bat

April 27, 2015

Don’t look now San Diego Padres fans, but defensive specialist rookie catcher Austin Hedges is starting to swing the bat with some authority. The much touted catcher from Gardena California, is currently hitting .370 in 15 games for Triple-A El Paso. Hedges has also hit two home runs, five doubles, and driven in 13 runs in 46 total at bats. A .370/.453/.609 batting line so far this young season is very…

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