Seven Reasons to Keep Watching the Padres

August 9, 2017

As I type this, the Padres are currently 49-62 and fresh off the heels of an 11-3 loss to the lowly Cincinnati Reds. Yeah, not all that fun. The Padres have been playing decent baseball for the last few months, but part of that has been due to luck. Their run differential is by far the worst in the big leagues, at -143. They are an even thirty games behind…

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Framing the Friars: Padres’ Mojo Risin’

August 5, 2017

Sometimes baseball teams must just get on their horses and ride them to the finish line. Headed into the middle game of a 3-game set with the Pirates, that’s exactly what the doctor ordered for the Padres, who were on a mini two-game losing streak and were facing the Pirates’ ace, Gerrit Cole, for the second time in less than a week. The big boys were going to have to…

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Padres Snapshot: Upcoming Things To Look Forward To in 2017

August 5, 2017

With the dog days of summer ending shortly, the San Diego Padres sit in an interesting spot. The team is coming off their first winning month since 2015 and the rebuilding Friars are 11 games below .500, a surprising mark for a team that was supposed to be one of the worst teams in baseball history. With all of that being said, the most interesting months of baseball are approaching…

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Enough Tanking, It’s Time to Build a Winning Culture

August 2, 2017

  Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi once said “Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all the time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.” If you have witnessed Padres Twitter this season, you probably have come across GIF’s of tanks running things over and…

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Are Hunter Renfroe & Wil Myers, the New Klesko & Nevin?

July 29, 2017

Despite the San Diego Padres being in a rebuilding year and battling the San Francisco Giants for the cellar of the N.L. West, they have had some exciting moments and this team has become very interesting. Everyone knows chicks dig the long ball. I dig the long ball, and I am sure most of you do too. That is why Hunter Renfroe and Wil Myers have made the Padres watchable,…

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Framing the Friars: Padres Lose to Mets in a Game of Firsts

July 25, 2017

Coming into Tuesday night against the Mets, the Padres’ bullpen has a few question marks. After the trade on Monday with the Kansas City Royals, it is unclear to the Padres’ relief pitchers what their roles are now. Moving two late-inning arms, Ryan Buchter and closer Brandon Maurer, Andy Green has to sort out when and where to use his remaining bullpen. Tuesday night’s pitchers: Padres: RHP Kyle Lloyd (MLB debut)…

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Framing the Friars: Bat Flips & the Padres Bullpen

July 24, 2017

If you missed the game tonight, you missed an amazing one. From the Jabari Blash almost-walk-off home run that was inches foul, to Hunter Renfroe going yard twice, this was one of the most entertaining games of the season. So what? It was fun and they lost. Big deal. The highlight of the game was this:   Hunter Renfroe DESTROYED A BASEBALL: Any farther, and we'd be looking for this…

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The 2017 San Diego Padres FULL Rookie Report

July 14, 2017

Here we are at the MLB All-Star break, the five-win pass came and went and we’ve seen plenty of new faces, from waiver wins like Chase d’Arnaud and free agent signings like Craig Stammen, to trade pieces like Matt Szczur. More importantly, the Padres first wave of talent has arrived at Petco Park. To start the season, the Padres had some guys we were expecting to see, like Hunter Renfroe and…

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San Diego Padres’ First Half Recap & What to Expect in Second Half

July 13, 2017

The San Diego Padres had a decent first half of the 2017 MLB regular season. They finished with a record of 38-50, and are in fourth place in the National League West behind the Los Angeles Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks, and the Colorado Rockies, respectively. The Padres are 22 games back with a record of 16-28 on the road and 22-22 at home. In the second half of the season, the…

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Framing the Friars: Padres Rookies’ Breakout

June 29, 2017

Since the beginning of the season, Padres fans have known that the team will not be good, especially in the wins column. The only hope was that prospects from the Friars system could develop into players on the verge of stardom. To that end, today was an exceptional day, as the rookies helped San Diego to a 7-4 win over the Atlanta Braves. The rookie barrage started with walks earned…

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Renfroe’s Problems & What To Do About Them

June 29, 2017

It is time to start worrying about Hunter Renfroe. Not as a player, mind you, but as the right fielder and clean-up hitter of the future for the Padres. Of course he belongs in the big leagues, that’s not in dispute. We can expect his production will increase year-over-year and even if it doesn’t, he will not benefit from a demotion to Triple-A. So, he stays on the team. However,…

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Shaping the Padres 2018 Starting Lineup

June 27, 2017

It is safe to say that the Padres’ 2017 season has gone exactly how ‘informed’ Padres fan have wanted it to go. The team is currently 18 1/2 games out of first place and is trending downwards (Side note: it is incredible how awful the Giants have been this year). Not only have the Padres been losing games, they have been losing them in the harshest of fashions. Just recently…

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