Every A.J. Preller Trade Revisited (All 35)

February 27, 2017

When the San Diego Padres hired A.J. Preller in August of 2014, the team knew he would make changes. The ownership group was aware that he would likely bring his own philosophy. With that thought process, he would bring in players that fit the mold that the young G.M. is trying to produce. Deals would be made as the team attempted to build a winning tradition. He wasted no time…

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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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Braves & Kemp Get Last Laugh as Padres are Swept

September 2, 2016

The San Diego Padres and Matt Kemp went head-to-head for the first time since the July 30 trade went down that sent him to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for Hector Olivera. All eyes were directed on 31-year-old veteran Kemp, with no surprise. Would he come up big against his former team or would he fail to deliver for the Braves? Both teams headed into the series well below the…

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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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Padres Series Preview: Padres Head to Turner Field to Battle Braves

August 30, 2016

The San Diego Padres are coming off a great series in Miami. The Padres took two out of three games from the Miami Marlins. Pitching would definitely be the strong suit of the series as the Padres starters would only allow two earned runs in the three-game set. The Friars now head to Turner Field for three games against the Atlanta Braves. The series will take place from August 30-September…

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Padres’ A.J. Preller HAS Made Mistakes

August 20, 2016

For some time I have been referred to by a few as an A.J. Preller sympathizer and supporter. The San Diego Padres DO NOT employ me nor do I write my opinion to try to get on their better side. I simply write what I believe and state nothing but the facts. With that being said. Yes, I do like A.J. Preller and what he has done for the franchise….

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Brewer’s Banter: A.J. Preller Makes His Best Move Yet as Padres G.M.

July 31, 2016

After a seemingly constant flurry of moves throughout June and July, the Padres made yet another trade on Saturday afternoon. And this one could be A.J. Preller’s biggest and best yet. After just over a year and a half of a failed experiment, the San Diego Padres are finally moving on from right fielder Matt Kemp. The Padres agreed to send the outfielder and the approximately $62 million left on…

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Padres News: Kemp For Olivera Deal Complete? Pending Physicals

July 30, 2016

It is being reported that the San Diego Padres and the Atlanta Braves are nearing a deal in which the Padres would send the slugging outfielder to the Atlanta Braves for Cuban infielder Hector Olivera. The deal is very close and it appears that only the two veteran players are included in the swap. The latest is that the deal is complete and only pending physicals. Both Kemp and Olivera…

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Padres Series Preview: Friars Back Home to Face Reds in Three-Game Set

July 29, 2016

The San Diego Padres will be back home at Petco Park this weekend to face the Cincinnati Reds in a three-game set. After what seemed like an eternal 10 game road trip the Padres will be back home in jopes of continuing their winning ways. The Padres and Reds have faced each other this season. That series would be about a month ago and oh have things changed. There’s been…

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Padres Series Recap: Padres Lose Two of Three from Jays in Toronto

July 28, 2016

The San Diego Padres have just lost two out of three games from the Toronto Blue Jays. The series took place north of the border in Toronto and would be the Padres first ever visit to the city. They would unfortunately lose the series in a heart-breaking manner. Still there were plenty of positives to take from this series. The clear positive from this series would be the offense. The…

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Padres Series Recap: Pads Take Two Out of Three From Nats In D.C.

July 25, 2016

Game by game, series by series this team continues to just baffle me. The San Diego Padres have just won two out of three games from the Washington Nationals. This team has no identity at the moment. The inconsistency is just ridiculous. Both in a good way and a bad way. It is just crazy how this team has managed to win series against the Giants and now the Nationals…

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Padres Editorial: Is Hunter Renfroe Ready?

July 23, 2016

Amid a San Diego Padres farm system that has been torn down and built back up again in the past few years, one thing has remained constant: RF Hunter Renfroe. The 6′ 1″, 220 pound 24-year-old who was drafted 13th overall in the first round out of Mississippi has had an up and down road in the Padres system. He has never really put things together for an entire season–…

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