Heading to the Finish Line with the Padres’ Rule-5 Players

August 25, 2017

It’s becoming increasingly more likely that the San Diego Padres will be a 70-plus win team by season’s end. That’s a far cry from the preseason predictions that tagged the team as a mere 60 game winner and the worst in the league. Now the team is poised to potentially end up closer to the bottom-middle of the pack. Some fans would argue that this is not an ideal situation….

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The 2017 San Diego Padres FULL Rookie Report

July 14, 2017

Here we are at the MLB All-Star break, the five-win pass came and went and we’ve seen plenty of new faces, from waiver wins like Chase d’Arnaud and free agent signings like Craig Stammen, to trade pieces like Matt Szczur. More importantly, the Padres first wave of talent has arrived at Petco Park. To start the season, the Padres had some guys we were expecting to see, like Hunter Renfroe and…

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What’s Next for Allen Cordoba?

July 1, 2017

On Saturday night Allen Cordoba left the game following his first at bat after being hit on the wrist by an errant pitch from Detroit Tigers’ starter Anibal Sanchez. At that moment, fans of the San Diego Padres took a collective gasp as they were faced with the potential of losing one of the team’s brightest young players to injury. Fortunately, X-Rays were negative and Cordoba did not have to…

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Framing the Friars: Cosart’s Continued Struggles, Hits Still Hard to Come By

June 5, 2017

The Padres came into this series on a high horse and swiftly took game one. Since then, the bats have gone quiet in two straight losses. In the previous game, the Padres combined for just one run and four hits in 30 at bats. Today, they combined for one run but with only three hits in 29 at bats against Rockies rookie starter Jeff Hoffman and the Rockies bullpen. Hoffman is now…

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Allen Cordoba & His Impressive Start

April 23, 2017

Entering the 2017 season, there was a position battle at shortstop, like there is seemingly every other year. This time, the battle was between Luis Sardinas and Erick Aybar. Erick Aybar ultimately won the job, sending Sardinas to a utility role. During said position battle, there was a third option that nobody even thought was in the conversation. He received some at bats, but rarely got the start for the…

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Padres Rule-5 Draftees Progressing Through Spring Training

March 24, 2017

  When A.J. Preller and the San Diego Padres front office decided to “splurge” in the Rule-5 draft last December, a lot of doubt was held pretty much everywhere of the Padres’ ability to keep just one, yet alone all three of their selections. The #1 pick, Miguel Diaz, was the most likely to be kept at the time. Infielder Allen Cordoba and catcher Luis Torrens were seen as long…

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Erick Aybar Signs Minor League Deal with Padres

February 7, 2017

The San Diego Padres are in the need of a shortstop, and they have needed one for a while. With no disrespect to Luis Sardinas, who is currently the starting shortstop, the team could definitely use some help. Apparently help is on the way, as the team has inked veteran Erick Aybar to a minor league deal. Sources: Erick Aybar has signed a minor league deal with the San Diego…

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Can Allen Cordoba Make the Padres’ 2017 Roster?

December 25, 2016

  On December 8th, the Rule-5 draft was held at the winter meetings in National Harbor, Maryland. The Padres, seeking to find major talent on the cheap, ended up being the most active team, trading up for the top three picks in the draft. It was the first time in Rule-5 history that a team had done such a thing. The Padres ended up with P Miguel Diaz, C Luis…

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Padres Have Busy Morning at the Rule 5 Draft

December 8, 2016

Following the trade of Derek Norris and the non-tender of six other players last week, the Padres went into the Winter Meetings with only 33 players on their 40-man roster. With seven open spots on the 40-man, the Padres had plenty of options going into the 2016 Rule 5 Draft. Going into 2017 with little hopes of fielding a competitive roster, it was clear the Padres could benefit from making…

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