Ryan Schimpf is Setting an Early Example of Patience at The Plate

April 20, 2017

Last season we saw Ryan Schimpf blast home runs and extra base hits like he was taking batting practice. He hit 20 home runs, had 22 extra base hits, struck out 105 times, and walked just 42 times in 330 plate appearances. This season, however, he is taking a different approach at the plate. It is still very early in the season, but in his 59 plate appearances thus far, Schimpf…

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The Youthful Padres Are Going to Have Fun in 2017

April 16, 2017

There is going to be a common theme with the 2017 San Diego Padres. They will have fun. Manager Andy Green is not known for being fun-loving, but the second-year manager has certainly shown that he is not opposed to letting his ball players be themselves. Each individual within the team is welcome to display their personality, as long as they play they game the correct way. Early in 2016,…

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Notes from the Padres “Taco Train”

April 15, 2017

As the Taco Train pulled out of the station in the last ten days picking up passengers and headed to the New Jerusalem, it’s not too early to compare notes, to heed scribblings from the random and assorted. As of this writing, the Padres stand five and six, a minor miracle considering we opened with four on the road at the high rolling Dodgers, three at home against the wild…

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Stop Supporting the Tank, Padre Fans

April 11, 2017

Padre fans hoping for their team to lose is starting to piss me off. For a little context here, I joined Twitter about five years ago. Hundreds of Padre fans beat me to the punch, which turned out to be fortuitous for me. I got to select from the buffet of Padre-related Twitter accounts. Let me see, I’ll grab a few bloggers, a scoop of stats guys, one each of…

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Padres Series Recap: Padres Take 2 of 3 from Giants to Open Season

April 10, 2017

  As usual, there were droves of San Francisco Giants fans all over the East Village and Gaslamp area of downtown San Diego, as their beloved baseball team was in town to take on the Padres. That is just normal when the Giants come to town. It’s like an annual tradition in recent years for thousands of their fans to come virtually out of nowhere to attend a game at…

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Morning After: Positive Takeaways From a Close Loss

April 6, 2017

  The Padres were coming off of a 4-0 shutout win Tuesday, that I was lucky enough to watch in person. I can tell you, there’s nothing more beautiful than watching thousands of angry and emotional fans file out of Dodger stadium. Brad Hand took the mound to close things out and the Padres pulled to 1-1 on the season. Last night however, wasn’t as beautiful as we had hoped….

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All Eyes on Hunter Renfroe

April 1, 2017

With the thirteenth pick in the 2013 draft, the San Diego Padres selected outfielder Hunter Renfroe from Mississippi State. The team had used this pick in hopes that the big-bodied outfielder would continue the success he had throughout the 2013 season at Mississippi State, where Renfroe hit 16 home runs in 66 games, posting a .345 batting average and driving in 65 runs. On top of a solid offensive attack,…

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San Diego Padres Top-50 Prospects

February 22, 2017

  The current San Diego Padres‘ farm system is something to take great pride in. This regime has certainly invested in the team’s future, and it shows in the wealth of minor league talent throughout the system. In fact, this list I constructed swelled from a top-30 list all the way to a top-50 list simply because the team has so much talent that deserves to be praised. The San…

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A Brief Look at the Padres Top Four Prospects

February 12, 2017

  As you probably already know, the San Diego Padres have a very bright future. Recently, Keith Law of ESPN.com ranked the Padres’ farm system third in all of baseball. The Padres’ farm system is very diverse and filled with talent at all positions. In fact, the Padres have four prospects in MLB.com’s list of the top one hundred prospects, including Manuel Margot, Anderson Espinoza, Hunter Renfroe, and Cal Quantrill….

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A Letter to Padres Fans

January 16, 2017

Dear Padres fans, I, like most of you, have been watching the Padres ever since I got into baseball. As a fan base, we’ve been through it all. We witnessed one of the greatest hitters of all time play the game in our uniform for his entire career. We’ve seen one of the best closers ever do his thing, over and over and over again. We have seen, and will…

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San Diego is Now the Padres’ City

January 16, 2017

  It’s January, about halfway between the completion of the World Series and the beginning of the regular season. Nearly two and a half months have passed since the Chicago Cubs closed out the Cleveland Indians in the seventh game of the World Series. In just about a month, players will be reporting to spring training, with less than three months until the start of the baseball season. For San…

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The Curious Case of the 2017 San Diego Padres

January 8, 2017

  Spring training is just around the corner for the 2017 San Diego Padres along with the rest of the other 29 Major League Baseball clubs. In this article, I have some things about the 2017 San Diego Padres that I would like to think out loud about. This is an article that is 100% reliant on my thoughts and opinions rather than statistical analysis, so be forewarned! The Curious…

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