Down on the Farm: 2017 Recap- El Paso Chihuahuas

October 2, 2017

Player of the Year Franchy Cordero– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 127-390, .326/.369/.603, 21 2B, 18 3B, 17 HR, 64 RBI, 68 R, 23 BB, 118 K, 235 TB, 146 wRC+ It was pretty evident that no player on the Chihuahuas’ roster had a more impressive 2017 season than outfielder Franchy Cordero. Between bouts of big league playing time, Cordero set the Pacific Coast League on fire with 56 extra…

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Down on the Farm: July 25

July 25, 2017

The San Diego Padres affiliates were 2-4 on the night. Fort Wayne and the AZL Padres 1 team were both off. In El Paso, Christian Bethancourt started the game for the team and did well, going three innings. He allowed a two-run home run to Mark Zagunis in the third, then promptly returned the favor, smashing a dinger himself in his only at bat of the game. The team could…

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Down on the Farm: May 1

May 2, 2017

El Paso Chihuahuas Dinelson Lamet 5 IP, 6 H, 6 ER, 5 BB, 4 K For the first time this season, right-hander Dinelson Lamet did not have a good night for the El Paso Chihuahuas. After opening the season with only one earned run over his first 20 innings pitching, things fell apart a bit for Lamet on Monday night. Inefficiency once again reared its ugly head, as Lamet struggled…

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The Day After: Five Positives from Opening Day

April 4, 2017

You can look at yesterday’s 14-3 as an absolute embarrassment of a day. I can’t blame you for that, but don’t shun the game as whole. The entire Padres payroll ($34.5 million) is one million dollars less than what ace, Clayton Kershaw, is going to make this season. The Dodgers outspend the entire league, and the Padres hardly have any money to shell out currently. So relax. Plenty of good…

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Potential Fantasy Baseball Sleepers on the Padres

March 18, 2017

With a young roster and little MLB experience, the Padres figure to have a lot of struggles on the field in 2017. However, there may be some surprises or just undervalued players who not only will help the Padres, but could also be valuable additions to your fantasy baseball team. This article won’t feature players like Wil Myers and Yangervis Solarte, since neither is particularly undervalued in fantasy leagues presently….

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Padres’ Future is Bright, Just Ask Doug Bochtler

November 12, 2016

It is clear that the San Diego Padres are going through an organizational change. A replacement in philosophies was needed to rejuvenate this dormant franchise and turn around the fan base. It is happening currently, and most fans are aware of the new regime and their goals. When you speak to certain personnel within the Padres organization you get a sense of comfort, a sense of relief about this ball…

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Padres’ Christian Bethancourt in a Hybrid Role is a Real Possibility

November 2, 2016

After plenty of rumors swirling about the San Diego Padres using their backup catcher, Christian Bethancourt, in a hybrid role next season, the team has now officially come out and indeed confirmed the reports. He will be used in a very exotic role next year. Catching, pitching, and playing the occasional outfield looks to be in the cards for the versatile young man. The Padres acquired Bethancourt before the start of…

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Padres’ Bethancourt in a Hybrid Role Next Season?

October 2, 2016

The San Diego Padres 2016 season has been full of ups and downs. Okay, well maybe there have been more negatives than positives, but a few moments do stick out as very memorable. On May 31 against the Seattle Mariners, Christian Bethancourt made his major league debut on the mound in a blowout loss. That moment was indeed memorable as nobody could have imagined how well he would look toeing…

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Top Five Moments of the 2016 Padres Season

September 24, 2016

  When I was asked by my editor to do a top moments story for this Padres season, I thought about diverting from the straight and narrow. I thought about writing a “San Diego Padres 2016: the Good the Bad and the Ugly.” There is absolutely plenty of material to fill pages when focusing on each of those three aspects to the season. I want to be a realist. The…

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Hector Sanchez Gives Padres a Fourth Catching Option

September 13, 2016

You may have not seen Hector Sanchez in the lineup for the San Diego Padres as much in the last couple of months, but he was in the lineup for the first game of a three-game series with the San Francisco Giants on Monday and he made a big appearance. Facing one of his former teams, Sanchez took pitcher Jeff Samardzija deep into the right field corner, as he crushed…

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Padres News: Derek Norris Not Dealt as A.J. Does His Thing

August 2, 2016

If there is one thing you can be sure of when discussing A.J. Preller is the fact he does things his own way. Just when you think you have him figured out, he does the complete opposite of your thoughts. For example last year when Craig Kimbrel, Ian Kennedy and Justin Upton were supposed to be traded at the deadline, they were not. All of the national media predicted a…

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Padres Editorial: Austin Hedges Trade Interest Developing?

July 21, 2016

It has been long rumored that the San Diego Padres are looking to move Derek Norris. The emergence of young catcher Austin Hedges has made the potential of losing their current starting catcher acceptable. Christian Bethancourt has also stepped up and provided a lot behind the plate for the team. With three viable catchers, at least one must be moved while their value is still high. In recent trade discussion…

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