Padres Making Moves to Boost Their Bullpen

January 6, 2018

The San Diego Padres have been slow to make moves during the offseason, but they have finally stirred the flames of the Hot Stove. Jeff Passan tweeted out that the Padres are the favorites to sign 33-year-old Japanese submarine pitcher Kazuhisa Makita and that a report from Japan states he is on his way to San Diego for a physical, while John Heyman tweets out that the Padres have resigned reliever Craig Stammen…

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Framing the Friars: Stammen Gets the Win

August 30, 2017

The San Diego Padres defeated the San Francisco Giants 5-0 on Aug. 30 at Petco Park, and Craig Stammen played a pivotal role in making the shutout happen. The right-handed reliever was the winning pitcher of record against the Giants in the series finale. This is his second win of the season, improving his win-loss record to 2-2. The guy who goes by the nickname “Trig” quietly had a good…

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Craig Stammen & Kirby Yates are Trade Deadline Candidates

July 8, 2017

2017 MLB All-Star Brad Hand is the name seen the most as a potential trade candidate. Given his performance this season, as well as his all-star status, the Padres will probably be asking for a pretty hefty package for Hand at the deadline. The Padres have a couple of other less expensive options in the bullpen as the trade deadline nears. Relievers Craig Stammen and Kirby Yates have both put…

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The Padres Bullpen Could Be Better Than We Thought

April 8, 2017

The San Diego Padres have one series under their belts in the freshly minted 2017 season. There were some things to like about the Padres’ performance during the recent four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, while there were other things that were just painful to watch. I personally subscribe to the “trust the process” perspective, and even though I know that this season is all about development and not…

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Craig Stammen is Forcing Himself into Padres Bullpen

March 23, 2017

A few weeks ago I wrote a piece detailing the San Diego Padres’ potential opening day bullpen. You can check that out here. Since then, the roster has seen several changes and admittedly, some of my predictions have proved to be slightly off. Craig Stammen is one player in particular that I may have underestimated. He has been exceptionally good over the last few weeks in spring training and it’s…

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