Jon Jay Adds to the Tradition of Padres One-Year Outfielders

January 10, 2017

** I would first like to thank Bill Center for the information he helped provide in researching this piece. Mr. Center is a true San Diego sports icon, and I feel very blessed to have worked briefly with him on this piece. Thank you Mr. Center, and a tip of the cap to you. This piece initially ran last season, after the loss of Justin Upton to free agency. This…

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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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Jon Jay Represents Padres with Heart and Hustle Award

November 4, 2016

Making incredible catches in center field and being the voice out there is not all Jon Jay does for the San Diego Padres. But with a kind heart and value, Jay earned himself the Padres’ Heart and Hustle Award. The award was created in 2005, and is presented by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, and chosen by a panel. It is given to a current player who “best…

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Poway’s Own Alex Dickerson Makes a Bid for His Future in San Diego

September 17, 2016

I have a friend named Joe who played baseball at Poway High school from 2007-09. Joe’s quite a character and was even more so back in his high school years. My brother, his friends and I used to enjoy razzing Joe for his many zany high jinks and tall tales. There was one running-joke that stuck with us for years. Joe used to talk about a mythical creature named Dickerson…

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Padres Should Consider Jon Jay for 2017

September 6, 2016

The youth movement is officially underway. The San Diego Padres have started the rebuilding process led by general manager A.J. Preller. Though the team is stacked with quality young outfielders the Padres are having internal discussions about the possibility of re-signing Jay. When cultivating talent on a baseball team you need to have some veteran presence. Jay would easily provide that as he is one of the most well-respected players…

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Padres’ August Waiver Wire Trade Possibilities

August 25, 2016

Every year in late August major league baseball teams replenish their roster in an attempt to create the best squad for a September playoff push. There are plenty of teams in it this year who have playoff aspirations and with that the San Diego Padres and A.J. Preller could still be active in the trade market. Names like Matt Kemp, Nick Markakis, Scott Kazmir, James Shields, Brian McCann, Mitch Moreland…

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Padres News: With Jon Jay Hurt, it Could Be Travis Jankowski’s Time to Shine

June 29, 2016

In 2015, general manager A.J. Preller traded for an all-star outfield. Justin Upton, Wil Myers and Matt Kemp brought a sense of respect to the San Diego Padres offense. However their additions didn’t exactly pan out on the baseball field for the Padres. Lots of power numbers, but defense and consistent hitting was missing the entire season. Ultimately, at the end of the 2015 season, the Padres realized it was…

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Padres News: Jay Has Broken Arm, Padres Claim Another Pitcher Off Waivers

June 28, 2016

It what has been a disastrous 2016 season, yet another San Diego Padres injury has hit the team. Outfielder and veteran left-handed hitter, Jon Jay will be out 6-8 weeks with the broken forearm. He was struck by a pitch on June 19 against the Washington National when Gio Gonzalez went up and in with a fastball. Jay came out of that game and went on the Padres six-game road…

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Padres News: Trade Talks Heating Up for Padres & Jon Jay?

June 21, 2016

There are multiple reports that the San Diego Padres are indeed ready to make some moves. Jon Jay is the latest name to be rumored, as the Red Sox, Blue Jays and Royals all have interest in him. The Padres have the need to move outfielders with the depth they presently have in the minors so a deal could take place. Hunter Renfroe and Alex Dickerson have been on fire…

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Brewer’s Banter: If Padres Rebuild, They Need to Do It Right

June 17, 2016

Regardless of what the San Diego Padres want to call it, it’s clear that the team is in a transition period. After A.J. Preller’s whirlwind 2014-2015 offseason proved fruitless, the team has clearly begun to go in a completely different direction. With the trade of James Shields last week, and to a lesser extent the trades of Craig Kimbrel, Joaquin Benoit, and others last offseason, the Padres have begun to…

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Padres Editorial: Don’t Trade Myers, But Not for the Reason You Think

June 17, 2016

Don’t trade Wil Myers. And not just for baseball reasons. According to published reports, the Padres are willing to at least discuss trading the 25-year-old OF/1B. This is a terrible, horrible, rotten idea. Myers is on the verge of reaching the status of an elite hitter. With the exception of an inferior BB/K ratio, Myers’ 2016 is poised to exceed his rookie season, which won him the Rookie of the…

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Padres Editorial: What is Jon Jay’s Future with Padres?

June 15, 2016

Despite what the front office claims, the 2016 San Diego Padres season is a year of rebuilding. The team has solid core players, but it is painfully obvious the team still needs an adjustment with their roster. With a group of young talented players in the minors, the Padres have some issues they need to address with their major league team. Matt Kemp, Melvin Upton Jr., and Jon Jay represent…

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