What to Make of New Padre Kazuhisa Makita

January 10, 2018

  For baseball folks, Japanese right-hander and recent San Diego Padres’ signee Kazuhisa Makita presents something of an enigma. There’s his physical profile: just five-foot-ten and 181 pounds, both of which qualify as undersized by the standards of those who take major league mounds on a consistent basis (he stands a decent chance of being the smallest pitcher on the Padres’ roster come spring). There’s his mechanics: one of the…

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Prospect Watch: Phil Maton Gaining Recognition

March 15, 2017

The Padres were borderline unwatchable in 2016. With the team in the middle of a rebuild, the Padres big league roster lacked much big time talent to entertain fans. Given that rebuild, it’s natural for fans, and the baseball world in general, to focus more on the Padres’ minor league system. Padres fans used that to find hope for the future, while baseball writers and pundits used it to find…

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Padres Bargain Shopping/Free Agent Leftovers- Relief Pitchers

February 4, 2017

  The San Diego Padres need assistance in developing their 2017 roster. The team has plenty of young offensive players, but does lack pitching at the moment. The starting staff is made up mostly of veteran pitchers who will all compete for a roster spot. Clayton Richard, Jhoulys Chacin, Trevor Cahill, Jarred Cosart, Paul Clemens, and Christian Friedrich are the veterans, while Luis Perdomo, Tyrell Jenkins, and Cesar Vargas provide…

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