Wil Myers is Clearly the Face of the San Diego Padres

March 16, 2017

The San Diego Padres have put a whole lot of weight behind their plan to build a championship team from the ground up. The agenda has been formulated around a dramatic accumulation of very young, raw talent with high upside, to flood the farm system, and provide a bevy of options at essentially every position in the coming years. Much of this talent is coming from the international market; though…

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Should the Padres Look to Add Eric Gagne?

March 16, 2017

This spring, the World Baseball Classic is being played across the planet, and every participating nation has a lot of talented players that are representing their home country or country of ancestor. But one player in particular got my attention last week. It was former Dodger great, Eric Gagne. For those of you who do not remember Gagne, he was once was the premier closer in the major leagues. The big…

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The Case for Jabari Blash to Open the Season with Padres

March 5, 2017

Last spring, Padres’ fans were having this conversation: Is Jabari Blash a serviceable player at the big league level? Well this spring, it turns out we are having that same conversation, and I am here to make the case for Jabari Blash to make the opening day roster for the 2017 San Diego Padres. #Blashtoff is gaining momentum. We all know this season is a rebuilding year for the Padres,…

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Prospect Watch: 2017 is a Big Season for Javier Guerra

February 17, 2017

  After what has been a rough couple of years as a San Diego Padres fan, the Padres finally have some real hope for the future. With a flurry of trades and big time international signings, the Padres have turned one of the worst farm systems in all of baseball into one of the game’s deepest. On top of that, many Padres prospects had successful 2016 seasons, which gave the…

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Ending the Concept of Padres University

February 6, 2017

  The San Diego Padres’ franchise has always had trouble when it comes to developing a sense of tradition and cultivating a winning philosophy. There are many reasons why the team has failed to become relevant in Major League Baseball over the years. Among the issues is the franchise’s failure to keep their own cultivated talent and build a winning team around them. That’s the sad truth. Instead, they have…

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Could LHP Travis Wood Be an Expensive Option for Padres?

January 26, 2017

  In the never-ending search for starting pitchers for the 2017 season, the San Diego Padres need to look everywhere. They have already made several under-the-radar signings and claims that could pay dividends in the upcoming season. Players like Tyrell Jenkins, Trevor Cahill, Rafael Ortega, Zach Lee, Christian Villanueva, and Jhoulys Chacin will be given every opportunity to earn playing time and possibly make a contribution to a season which…

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Comparing The Padres Current Rebuild With The Cubs, Mets, & Astros

January 22, 2017

  After embarking on a rebuilding course following a failed playoff bid in 2015, A.J. Preller has made a flurry of recent deals. He has traded almost everyone on the old roster for prospects in order to patch together a farm system he previously gutted. Craig Kimbrel, Justin Upton, Ian Kennedy, Drew Pomeranz, Melvin Upton Jr., Andrew Cashner, and James Shields have all been traded or let go in exchange for…

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Under The Radar Friars For 2017

January 19, 2017

  The MLB season can be compared to mining for gold back in the 1840’s. It can be a long and painful process, but there may very well be gems found along the way. In 2016, the Padres found several in Ryan Schimpf, Brad Hand, Luis Perdomo, Drew Pomeranz, and Ryan Buchter. 2017, like any other season, should be no different for the Friars. There is a high probability that…

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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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San Diego is Now the Padres’ City

January 16, 2017

  It’s January, about halfway between the completion of the World Series and the beginning of the regular season. Nearly two and a half months have passed since the Chicago Cubs closed out the Cleveland Indians in the seventh game of the World Series. In just about a month, players will be reporting to spring training, with less than three months until the start of the baseball season. For San…

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Padres “Bargain Hunting” Will Kick-Off the New Year

January 13, 2017

With the start of the 2017 calendar year, the San Diego Padres will further trudge on in an attempt to build their roster for the upcoming season. It is a slow process and things will pick up as spring training is right around the corner. The hard work has already been laid down with the Padres’ superior minor league system in place. The team does need to make some more…

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A Brief Scouting Report on New Padres’ Hurler Tyrell Jenkins

January 3, 2017

  The San Diego Padres are at it again. The team has claimed Tyrell Jenkins from the Cincinnati Reds. The Padres are now the right-handed pitcher’s fourth organization in just under a month, as he was traded from the Braves to the Rangers in early December, then claimed off waivers by the Reds just before Christmas Day. The Reds recently signed RHP Drew Storen and needed to clear room on…

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