Is it Time to Bring Back Melvin?

April 1, 2017

Is it time to bring Melvin Back? He certainly had some magical moments in a Padres’ uniform. Take a look for yourself. On Saturday evening, Buster Olney of ESPN reported that former Padre, Melvin Upton Jr., would not make the Blue Jays’ opening day roster. Upton Jr., who hit .256/.304/.439 with a 1.4 WAR in the first half of 2016 in San Diego, slashed an underwhelming .196/.261/.318 in 165 plate appearances…

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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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Renfroe & Lamet Named Padres Minor League Players of the Year by MLB.com

October 7, 2016

The San Diego Padres are all about the future at this point. Over the last few seasons the team has taken us all on a personnel roller coaster ride. Most of us rose to varying levels of excitement in the winter of 2015 when A.J. Preller brought in a flurry of big names from around the league. Those of us who entertained that moment of excitement then experienced the drop-off…

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Top Five Moments of the 2016 Padres Season

September 24, 2016

  When I was asked by my editor to do a top moments story for this Padres season, I thought about diverting from the straight and narrow. I thought about writing a “San Diego Padres 2016: the Good the Bad and the Ugly.” There is absolutely plenty of material to fill pages when focusing on each of those three aspects to the season. I want to be a realist. The…

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Padres News: Taking a Look at Hansel Rodriguez (Video included)

July 27, 2016

The San Diego Padres are stockpiling young arms and Hansel Rodriguez is the Padres most recent addition. He was acquired Tuesday morning from the Toronto Blue Jays for Melvin Upton Jr. The team has already added Anderson Espinoza and Chris Paddack this season among the dozens of new international pitchers and draft picks and his addition is certainly exciting. The team is building a great pitching staff at the lower…

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Padres News: Padres trade Melvin Upton Across Dugouts to Blue Jays

July 26, 2016

The Padres have traded outfield Melvin Upton Jr., to the Blue Jays for Minor Leaguer, Hansel Rodriguez, according to, Jon Heyman. The Blue Jays will absorb an unknown amount of Upton’s remaining contract. He his owed roughly 21.6M through next year. The Padres are playing their first ever game in Toronto, so the Padres outfielder will simply walk across to the home dugout to suit up for his new digs. Hansel,…

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Padres Editorial: Redemption Song (A Tribute To Melvin Upton Jr.)

July 26, 2016

‘cause all I ever had Redemption songs –Bob Marley I couldn’t have been more stunned. To say I was skeptical would only scratch the surface of my bewilderment. A.J. Preller, aka “the gunslinger”, had traded for Craig Kimbrel on the eve of the 2015 season in exchange for a slew of prospects. In addition, he had seemingly been forced to take on the onerous contract, if not the onerous personhood,…

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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 Rumors: Five Potential Teams Interested in Melvin Upton

July 25, 2016

The San Diego Padres are surely about to make some noise on the trade front in the next week or so. The MLB trade deadline is August 1st and the Padres have plenty of players available for the right asking price. A.J. Preller is unafraid to make moves and he has definitely proved that. His latest trade of All-Star left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz only days after he pitched in the…

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Padres News: Trade Talks on Upton Heating Up (Ubaldo for Upton Possible?)

July 22, 2016

Trade talks are certainly heating up as a number of San Diego Padres players are apparently being shopped around. After Wednesday’s double-header, Fox Sports reporter Scott Miller revealed that the Baltimore Orioles and Padres have been exploring a deal for Melvin Upton Jr. Miller reports that discussions got pretty heavy early in the week, but have seem to cooled down at the moment. The Padres and Orioles were reportedly discussing…

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Padres Editorial: Trade Market Heating Up on Melvin Upton

July 15, 2016

Padres general manager A.J. Preller has certainly been making moves, as the team has completely restocked their farm system in the last month and a half. Between the MLB amateur draft in June and the international market opening up in July, the team has added multiple excellent young core players. Factor in the additions of Chris Paddack and Anderson Espinoza in the last two trades and the Padres future pitching…

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Padres Series Recap: Dodgers Show Dominance Over Padres

July 11, 2016

The MLB baseball season can be a long and complicated journey. It is the All-Star break and we have just reached the half way point in the MLB season. But the thing is that it is not… technically the Padres have now played 89 games in this season. So we are well underway into the second half of the season. The San Diego Padres have just lost three out of…

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