Grading the 2017 San Diego Padres’ Infield

October 11, 2017

As manager Andy Green would fill out the lineup throughout the 2017 season, he sure filled out a lot of different names. There were many players at a lot of different positions in the infield. The opening day lineup consisted of Wil Myers at first base, Yangervis Solarte at second base, Erick Aybar at shortstop, and Ryan Schimpf at third base. The Padres had 14 different players play in the…

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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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Another Padres Season, Another New Shortstop

March 29, 2017

If it seems like the Padres haven’t had a shortstop since the Khalil Greene days to you… It’s because they haven’t. The Padres have gone through Everth Cabrera, Miguel Tejada, Jason Bartlett, Alexi Amarista, and most recently, Alexei Ramirez as their opening day shortstops since 2009. The shortstop position has provided absolutely no stability for nearly the past decade in San Diego. Luckily the Padres’ farm system has been loaded up…

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Update on the Padres Shortstop Situation

March 8, 2017

  The Padres’ difficulty in finding even an average MLB shortstop has been well-documented in recent years. It seems like it has been a haunted position for the Padres for the past decade, sans a few seasons (2007 with Khalil Greene, 2013 with Everth Cabrera). Entering spring training, Luis Sardinas was obviously a clear favorite to be the Padres’ everyday shortstop in 2017. Three weeks and eleven games in, that has…

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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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Padres Bargain Shopping/Free Agent Leftovers- Catchers & Infielders

January 23, 2017

  You can be sure that the San Diego Padres will fill their 2017 roster with some late invites to camp. There will be plenty of non-roster invitees and some players signed to minor league contracts as well. A.J. Preller is exploring every avenue when looking for talent and he will surely strike on the free agent market when the time is right. Presently, we are about one month away…

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Padres Reportedly Checking in on Neftali Feliz & Erick Aybar

December 5, 2016

The San Diego Padres are slowing gaining momentum on pursuing changes for the 2017 season. Derek Norris, Tyson Ross, Alexi Amarista, Jon Edwards, Jose Pirela, Erik Johnson, and Hector Sanchez are all gone, though the team has reportedly expressed major interest in re-signing Ross to a new deal. It remains to be seen if he will entertain the Padres’ offer or move on with his baseball career. A.J. Preller is…

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