Will Colin Rea Join the Rotation in 2018?

January 10, 2018

The San Diego Padres made (local) headlines last Friday, when it was announced that they had signed former top-of-the-rotation starter, Tyson Ross, to a minor league contract for the 2018 season. Mere hours later, members of Padres’ twitter collectively wondered if they had entered the Twilight Zone, when it was reported that the team had also reached a minor league agreement with another former Padre ace-like pitcher, Chris Young. The…

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Can Colin Rea and Robbie Erlin Have an Impact in 2018?

November 7, 2017

There are many ways for teams to achieve success in baseball. Throughout the years, having a high quality pitching staff has been the biggest constant in regards to success. Sure, your team can put up a billion runs per game, but high quality pitching will always triumph in the end. Some of the most recent baseball dynasties, like the Giants for the past decade, have had incredible pitching staffs to…

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Defending A.J. Preller’s Shady Trades

March 31, 2017

In business, it is never a good idea to deceive other businessmen as one’s credibility may be damaged without repair. This is especially true for the business of baseball, where a dishonest transaction has the possibility of not only ruining a general manager’s reputation, but also the talent of a team. Other teams simply won’t trust the unethical behavior, and thus will not be willing to part with good, but…

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PRP Injection Therapy Doesn’t Work for Colin Rea, Opts for Tommy John Instead

November 12, 2016

Colin Rea was attempting to avoid surgery to repair his torn UCL. After receiving platelet rich plasma injections and taking time off to rest his elbow, Rea felt discomfort after throwing this week. The goal was to determine by early December if the injection therapy had worked. Obviously, it didn’t work. PRP injection therapy is still relatively new, but it has helped some pitchers avoid Tommy John surgery. Perhaps most…

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Renfroe & Lamet Named Padres Minor League Players of the Year by MLB.com

October 7, 2016

The San Diego Padres are all about the future at this point. Over the last few seasons the team has taken us all on a personnel roller coaster ride. Most of us rose to varying levels of excitement in the winter of 2015 when A.J. Preller brought in a flurry of big names from around the league. Those of us who entertained that moment of excitement then experienced the drop-off…

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Padres News: Bullpen Getting Tired, Starting Pitchers Need to Step Up

June 9, 2016

In the game of baseball each segment of your team must pull their weight in order for the whole team to be successful. The San Diego Padres starting staff has been decimated by injuries thus resulting in a bullpen that is completely out of gas. The Padres’ bullpen has been horribly inconsistent and there really doesn’t seem to be hope on the horizon. Tyson Ross, Robbie Erlin, Andrew Cashner and Cesar…

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Padres Series Preview: Braves Head to Town, Can Padres Sweep?

June 6, 2016

The San Diego Padres have just finished a solid series against the Colorado Rockies. The Padres will now take on the Atlanta Braves for a three game set at Petco Park. The Braves are the worst team in the National League. They sit on a 16-40 record and are 17.5 games out of first. The Braves are really a horrendous team on paper. But the Braves are what the Padres…

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Padres News: A Glimpse at the Padres Future Rotation

June 6, 2016

San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller continues to dismantle the team he built last year. Pitcher James Shields was traded to the Chicago White Sox on June 4. Despite signing a 4-year, $75 million contract in 2015, Shields served less than half of that in a Padres uniform. Shields’ departure via trade certainly points to the indication that the Padres have gone into full dismantle and rebuild mode. Shields…

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Padres Series Preview: Padres vs. Dodgers at Petco

May 20, 2016

The San Diego Padres are coming off one of their worst series of the season. The Padres were not just swept by the Giants. No. The Padres were humiliated by the Giants. In this last series the Friars only manged to score three runs, one run each game. The Giants only had to use one reliever the whole series. Yeah the scenes from this series were grim. Now we move…

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Padres Series Preview: Padres & Giants Ready to Battle in 3-Game Set

May 17, 2016

The San Diego Padres are starting a very important series against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday. The N.L. West is the tightest division in all of baseball right now. Only four and a half games separate the first place Giants and the fourth place Friars. This can be a vital series which determines whether the Padres will put up a fight in the division or not. The Giants are…

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Padres Editorial: What To Do With Tyson Ross?

May 11, 2016

As we all know, Tyson Ross hit the disabled list after his opening day start with shoulder inflammation. Padres beat writer A.J. Cassavell from mlb.com (http://m.padres.mlb.com/news/article/176190618/padres-tyson-ross-progressing-in-rehab)  has recently reported that even though Ross moved to the next step in the rehabbing process, he has yet to throw a baseball. To make things worse, there is no timetable for his return. Welp, so much for a short trip to the DL. Here…

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