Was Extending Andy Green the Right Decision?

August 24, 2017

On Sunday, August 13, San Diego extended the contract of Andy Green. The extension effectively makes Green the manager of the Friars through the 2021 season. A modest unknown before getting hired by San Diego, Green was a surprise hire. Once a versatile player, Green played four seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks and New York Mets. After failing to be a successful major leaguer, he retired from baseball after the 2009…

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Luis Perdomo Continues to Be An Enigma

August 18, 2017

This past Sunday, I sat in the stands of Dodger Stadium surrounded by Dodger faithful who were hyped for their playoff-bound team to take the field. The ballpark had a vibe I have not seen in San Diego for quite some time. While my expectations remained rational for the rebuilding Padres, I was still hopeful that the good guys could steal a win and the series from the best team…

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Is Dusty Coleman Here to Stay?

August 11, 2017

San Diego Padres shortstop Dusty Coleman took a day off on Thursday afternoon after five straight starts. This break for Coleman came on the heels of an 0-3 night at the plate on Wednesday, during an 8-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. I first became aware of Coleman during spring training. I saw the squad play the Oakland Athletics at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Arizona on March 18th. During that…

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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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Should the Padres Play Yangervis Solarte at Shortstop?

July 29, 2017

For the second half of the 2017 season, the Padres were expected to use Erick Aybar at short. However, after suffering through a foul ball off his foot on July 22, the former Angel is no longer an option. As a result, Allen Córdoba and veteran minor leaguer Dusty Coleman have taken over. With neither serving as servicable everyday regulars, San Diego has come up with the idea to have…

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The Progression of Austin Hedges has Been Impressive

July 16, 2017

It’s kind of hard to believe that the 2017 baseball season is already at the halfway point. I have to admit, this one feels like it’s gone by pretty fast. That may not be such a bad thing seeing as the team is nowhere near contention, which perfectly aligns with expectations. I’m sure that every San Diego Padres fan would love to possess a remote control that would allow them…

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If Christian Yelich is Available, the Padres Should Definitely Be Interested

July 14, 2017

In Major League Baseball, the month of July is traditionally when a team buys and sells assets for the future. The San Diego Padres are certainly looking to trade off talent that could possibly fetch valuable prospects for the future. The team is rebuilding, and adding to an excellent farm system with a few trades here and there would only benefit the Padres in the long run. Brad Hand, Brandon…

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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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What Should Padres Do With Carlos Asuaje

July 9, 2017

With Yangervis Solarte going on the D.L. a couple of weeks ago, the San Diego Padres looked for someone to take his role at second base, and hopefully flourish. That someone turned out to be Carlos Asuaje. The young infielder has been putting up solid numbers since the departure of Solarte, and being called up once again from El Paso. The 25-year-old is hitting .317 this year and has recorded…

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Renfroe’s Problems & What To Do About Them

June 29, 2017

It is time to start worrying about Hunter Renfroe. Not as a player, mind you, but as the right fielder and clean-up hitter of the future for the Padres. Of course he belongs in the big leagues, that’s not in dispute. We can expect his production will increase year-over-year and even if it doesn’t, he will not benefit from a demotion to Triple-A. So, he stays on the team. However,…

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Is Clayton Richard the Ace of the Staff?

June 24, 2017

The San Diego Padres were not expected to field a dominant starting rotation in 2017. One indicator of this was the team’s decision to sign veteran free-agent Jared Weaver in the off-season, who at this point in his career is barely able to get his velocity into the mid-eighties. Another indicator was the team naming a fellow middling, veteran, free-agent signee, Jhoulys Chacin, as the opening day starter, which was…

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Are the Padres Approaching a Potential Logjam?

June 24, 2017

The San Diego Padres have seen a revolving door of players go on the disabled list. Currently, two starting pitchers and two starting outfielders have spent significant time away from the big club because of injuries. Trevor Cahill and Jered Weaver are finishing up rehab assignments in the minors before they return to the starting rotation. The same goes for Manuel Margot, who began a rehab assignment at Triple-A El…

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