Hedges & Margot Are On Top of Padres Defense

August 17, 2017

The saying is “defense wins championships.” That particular saying is usually saved for football or basketball, but for the most part, it is true in baseball as well. It’s no secret the Padres are gunning for 2019 and beyond as far as trying to win a coveted championship. That doesn’t mean there can’t be pieces already in place to make that sort of move. There are plenty of players already…

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Framing the Friars: “Mar-Gone!” Padres Win 4-3 vs Dodgers

August 11, 2017

The last time the Padres and Dodgers met there were plenty of fireworks. Tensions were high among Dodger starter Alex Wood, manager Dave Roberts, and Padres manager, Andy Green. In an unusual manager banter, Roberts was ejected from the contest and further suspended for the next game. Green was also ejected but was not suspended. However, this Friday night both managers met at home plate to exchange lineup cards and…

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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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Manuel Margot Has Huge Impact on the Padres

August 8, 2017

Padre fans know Manuel Margot as their leadoff hitter and their rookie center fielder. He is actually much more than that to the team. The Padres obtained Manuel Margot from the Red Sox last season in exchange for Craig Kimbrel. That trade worked out very well for San Diego as they also acquired Logan Allen, Carlos Asuaje, and Javier Guerra. Margot is a 22-year-old outfielder who is five feet-eleven inches and…

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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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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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Advanced Stat Friday: Need for Speed

June 30, 2017

With baseball executives taking new steps to understand the game, and baseball writers and analysts developing new methods to analyze play on the field, the baseball sabermetric revolution is in full swing. Although the process really started with Bill James and his Baseball Abstracts in the 1980s, the baseball stat revolution didn’t start to take off until the Moneyball days of the Oakland Athletics, where on-base percentage took the crown…

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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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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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