Will Jabari Blash Smash or Crash in 2017?

January 7, 2017

It wasn’t so long ago that Jabari Blash was a hot topic among San Diego Padres fans and analysts. On December 10, 2016, the Padres announced that they had acquired outfielder Blash from the Oakland Athletics as the player to be named later to complete their December 2, 2015 trade for infielder Yonder Alonso. It was part of the same trade that brought LHP Drew Pomeranz over to San Diego,…

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San Diego Padres Winter League Update #4

December 13, 2016

Week by week it seems like more and more players within the Padres’ organization are venturing out to winter leagues around the globe in order stay active during the off-season. A few prospects within the organization have even made it out to Australia to participate in the ABL. Carlos Asuaje and Daniel Bravo still did not get any playing time with their respective teams this week. Another player who has…

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Padres Appear Poised to “Rule” the Rule 5 Draft

December 3, 2016

Following the 2015 season, it was clear where the Padres stood. A.J. Preller’s wild experiment had turned out to be a resounding failure, and it was clear something new had to be tried. Although the team still had some big contracts on the books, Preller made a concerted effort to add new big league talent that was unwanted on other rosters. Enter the Rule 5 draft. For those who don’t…

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Should the Padres Bring Back Jon Jay in 2017?

November 5, 2016

It’s official. The 2016 Major League Baseball season is over. For a few clubs it will be a season to remember. For the San Diego Padres, save a few great moments, it was not the finest. I believe however, that 2016 will be remembered as the turning point during which the Padres’ strategy towards success finally became apparent. After the 2015 season, into the off-season and through the first half…

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Padres’ Oswaldo Arcia Showing Power Early

September 1, 2016

On Tuesday night the San Diego Padres suffered a 7-3 loss to the Braves in the series opener in Atlanta. There was one player responsible for those three Padre runs. Who was that player? His name is Oswaldo Arcia. He went two for three with a hustle-double, a moonshot dinger and an RBI ground out. Not only that, but he made a pretty sweet catch in right field to rob…

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Outfield Log Jam: An In-Depth Look at the Padres’ Outfield Depth

August 15, 2016

The San Diego Padres have dedicated themselves to rebuilding the farm system in order to create a future championship team. In this effort they have acquired many outfielders through the draft, trades, and through spending nearly $65 million in the international market. Out of all of these acquisitions the Friars have managed to beef up their once struggling and aging outfield. The Padres currently have three rookie starters playing everyday…

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Padres News: Jabari’s Second Chance

August 12, 2016

Jabari Blash, a 27-year old outfielder, was given the opportunity earlier this season to fill a platoon outfield/pinch hitter role to get his bat adjusted to the major leagues. However, with a stacked outfield to start the season (Upton Jr/Jay/Kemp), Blash was mainly seen as a pinch hitter. His first major league at bat came as a pinch hit where he stood his ground for a walk on April 4th. It…

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Padres Series Preview:Padres Take On Phillies At Petco Park

August 5, 2016

The San Diego Padres will take on the Philadelphia Phillies in a three game set at Petco Park. After a season with highs and lows, excitement and disappointment, the Padres now have an identity. When the season started, fans were very confused as to what the plan was for this team. Well the 2016 trade deadline sure helped us figure out the identity of this team. The Padres are now…

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Padres News: Jabari Blash is a Padre Once Again

May 18, 2016

The San Diego Padres have reacquired Jabari Blash from the Seattle Mariners for a PTBNL or cash considerations. The mammoth outfielder was recently DFA’d as the Padres have suffered so many recent injuries that his roster spot was needed. Blash has unreal power but was never allowed to showcase his skill at the major league level. With Matt Kemp, Melvin Upton Jr., and Jon Jay on the team he had…

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Koke’s Korner: The Curious Case of Jabari Stash

May 17, 2016

The Padres appeared to have a good chance at stashing Jabari Blash on the MLB roster for a year, but he was recently DFA’d and will be sent back to his original team the Seattle Mariners. As a rule-5 player has to remain on the 25-man roster all year, or is sent back to his original team. If he clears waivers, the Padres are have said to have interest in…

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Padres News: More Roster Moves for the Friars (JABARI BLASH DFA’d)

May 13, 2016

Both Christian Friedrich and Hector Sanchez will be added to the 25-man roster today. The San Diego Padres needed a starting pitcher for today and Friedrich was due to pitch for the El Paso Chihuahuas tonight so that made him the likely candidate. Sanchez was claimed off waivers from the Braves a couple of days ago. A strange claim as the last thing the Padres seem to need is another…

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Padres Editorial: If Upton Keeps Hitting, He Can be Traded

April 23, 2016

When the San Diego Padres acquired Melvin Upton Jr. on Easter Sunday the day before the teams 2015 season was to begin, he was viewed by many as baggage. The price of acquiring a talent like Craig Kimbrel was taking on Upton and his three-year guaranteed deal of about $46.3 million in total. Melvin had come off of two sub-par years in Atlanta and the team was eager to move…

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