Padres Editorial: The Padres Need to Show a Backbone

June 21, 2017

2017 has been a tough year for San Diego sports fans. First of all, we lost our NFL franchise to greed. Now it seems that the Qualcomm Stadium site will be abandoned for the foreseeable future, because SDSU will only play there for the next couple of seasons and the city has no clue on how to get out of their own way and built something in Mission Valley. The…

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Luis Perdomo is The Most Exciting Padre

June 20, 2017

For the San Diego Padres, the 2017 season has come with a lot of uncertainty. Given the team is in a state of transition, there aren’t really many sure things at this point in time. Sure there are bright spots, such as the development of Manuel Margot, Hunter Renfroe, and Austin Hedges, but it remains impossible to predict which players are going to work out, and which ones are going…

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Framing the Friars: Rizzo Collides with Hedges as Cubs Edge Padres 3-2

June 19, 2017

  Coming into the series, the Padres really had no expectations, and frankly we did not know how this series would turn out. You’re going up against the defending World Series champs and their all-star studded lineup.   To add to that, one of the best pitchers in the game, Jon Lester, is slated to pitch game one. Understandably,  many Padres fans came into the game pretty much expecting a Friars…

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Jose Pirela; The Diamond in the Rough?

June 14, 2017

Dwelling in the cellar at 25-40, the 2017 season has been a work in progress for the San Diego Padres. There are no surprises here. Everyone with some sense was expecting the season to look something like this. Has it been all bad? No, not at all. At the close of May, the club managed a 10-game stretch during which they went 7-3 and swept the Chicago Cubs in the…

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Framing the Friars: Friday Night Rally Followed by a Saturday Afternoon Collapse

June 10, 2017

The San Diego Padres suited up in their beautiful brown uniforms like they do every Friday home game and welcomed their second interleague opponent to Petco this season. Friday Night Friday night, Jhoulys Chacin took to the mound looking to pick up his first win since May 12th. (W @CWS, 0-2 since then). He went seven innings against the once World Series champion Royals, allowing just three hits and two…

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The Padres “Growing Pains” are Sometimes Unbearable to Watch

June 9, 2017

As the 2017 San Diego Padres roster was being constructed, there was tons of criticism that this would easily be the worst team in baseball when it was all said and done. That has not come to fruition just yet, as the season is only one-third of the way complete, but in spurts, we all have definitely witnessed a really bad team take the field. With the youth that surrounds…

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Listen to the Padre Train A-Comin’

June 5, 2017

I hear the train a-comin’ Rollin’ round the bend I ain’t seen the sunshine Since I don’t know when – Johnny Cash The Taco Train has had quite a fortnight. It began two Sundays ago when the man Andy Green described as the unquestioned leader of the team, Clayton Richards, spun a complete game against the Arizona Diamondbacks resulting in a 5-1 Padre victory. The game came on the heels…

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Five Things to Look Forward To for the Rest of the Padres Season

June 4, 2017

The casual fan sees that the San Diego Padres are more than a few games under .500 and, deems the 2017 season a “lost season”. Said fan views this season on wins and losses rather than what is important. The development of young players, along with many other things is something we, as Padres fans, have to keep our eye on this year. At the start of this season, it…

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The San Diego Padres 2017 Progress Report

June 2, 2017

It’s no surprise that the 2017 San Diego Padres are more than 10 games under .500 a little over one-third through the season. There has been some pleasant surprises so far, but also some disappointing performances. There has been some solid baseball played, but also some pitifully poor performances, lacking hustle and basic fundamentals. Some games have been hard to watch this year, but fortunately the Padres have found themselves…

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A Glimpse at Cory Spangenberg’s Plate Discipline

May 29, 2017

Cory Spangenberg was selected by the San Diego Padres in the first round (10th overall) of the 2011 draft, out of Indian River State College. At the age of 20, he put up a slash line of .477/.553/.659 in 48 games and 176 at bats. He also hit five home runs and drove in 32 runners while stealing 33 bases on the year. The performance was for a small school,…

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“Riding With the Tank” Padres vs Mets

May 24, 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, Padres v. Mets- Queens, New York Another day, another chance for a great Padre victory. Every Padre game is holy if you’re a diehard, which I’ve been for far too long. Things, however, have gotten out of hand around here lately. If we get out of the first inning tonight having given up less than five runs, I’ll basically consider the game a win. Of course,…

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Padres Series Recap: Richard Helps Friars Prevent Sweep in Ugly Series

May 22, 2017

The Padres came into this home series looking to bounce back from an ugly and harsh road trip. They managed to grab only two wins in the seven game home stand; the opening game and the closing game. The continued slump knocked the Friars into the cellar of the N.L. West, as they now stand at 16-30. Prior to this home stand, our Boys were 14-25. Game 1 – Padres…

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