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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My Top-5 “Must-Watch” Padres for the 2017 Season

January 3, 2017

  I have watched the game of baseball since I was five years old. The love for the game that I have is something that will never leave my heart. Ever since I discovered baseball, I have loved the San Diego Padres immensely. From the Jake Peavy and Brian Giles days, to the Kyle Blanks and Heath Bell era, my love for the Padres has never changed. For the first…

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A Glimpse at New Padres’ Outfielder Rafael Ortega

December 27, 2016

The San Diego Padres may have the need for some extra outfielders in the 2017 season. Hunter Renfroe and Travis Jankowski will probably both start for the team, but Manuel Margot may begin the season in the minors, depending on whether or not the Padres want to start his service-time clock. Alex Dickerson and Jabari Blash figure to be involved in the outfield competition for roster spots come spring. Each…

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Should Manuel Margot Start the 2017 Season in Triple-A to Protect His Service Time?

December 23, 2016

Remember just a few years back, in 2015, when the Padres were the “winners of the off-season”? General Manager A.J. Preller and his team did the unprecedented in San Diego and brought in a handful of impact players. I remember I was getting some newspapers from the gas station to wrap up dishes for a house move. The stack of papers that I brought home headlined the Matt Kemp trade….

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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 Special: Here Comes Santa Claus

December 12, 2016

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.” – Luke, 2:10 He’ll come around when the chimes ring out it’s Christmas morn again Peace on Earth will come to all if we just follow the light Let’s give thanks to the Lord above ’cause Santa Claus comes tonight – Elvis Presley Hey Santa,…

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San Diego Padres Winter League Update #3

December 5, 2016

We are coming off a very busy week in the San Diego Padres organization. Catcher Derek Norris was traded to the Washington Nationals in exchange for young pitcher Pedro Avila. Also, several players were non-tendered, including some guys who were participating in Winter League baseball. This would include Hector Sanchez, who had just joined a club in Venezuela, fan-favorite Alexi Amarista, and utility player Jose Pirela. Pirela has looked great in the Venezuelan League,…

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San Diego Padres Winter League Update #2

November 27, 2016

Another week of off-season baseball has passed. This week really turned out to be a busy week for the San Diego Padres organization. A couple of players were released and a few were added to the 40-man roster. Leonel Campos, who had been playing winter league ball, is no longer with the Padres, as he is now with the Toronto Blue Jays organization. The Jays put a claim in on…

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Who is Going to Play CF in 2017?

November 25, 2016

The 2017 San Diego Padres do not figure to contend for a playoff spot. They do have a lot of interesting players on the big league squad that will be competing for starting jobs during spring training. There are four positions that, barring a pretty major trade, will be up in the air until mid-March at the earliest. Second base is one of those positions, as Ryan Schimpf, Carlos Asuaje,…

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San Diego Padres Weekly Winter League Update #1

November 18, 2016

The 2016 MLB season is officially over, the Chicago Cubs have won the World Series. Awards are presently being given out and free agents are starting to be picked up. The baseball season as a whole is never really over. Especially for a franchise like the San Diego Padres who are looking to rebuild their team from within. Players must give it their all to progress and become key members…

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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 PNO (Positives/Negatives/Outlook) Travis Jankowski

October 23, 2016

Entering spring training this past February, there wasn’t really a definitive spot for Travis Jankowski on the San Diego Padres roster. Jon Jay, Melvin Upton Jr., and Matt Kemp were all expected to play every day for the foreseeable future. Jabari Blash and his massive power was expected to get a chance to play at the big league level. As a matter of fact, the Padres were apparently talking about…

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