Should the Padres Consider Signing Jered Weaver?

December 22, 2016

Jered Weaver is reportedly being “entertained” by the San Diego Padres. It remains to be seen if the team is indeed seriously interested in the right-handed pitcher, but they do have an obvious need for arms in the rotation for the 2017 season. That cannot be denied. A.J. Preller will explore all avenues, and if he believes the former ace is due for a rebound, then he will pull the…

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San Diego Padres Sign RHP Jhoulys Chacin

December 17, 2016

The San Diego Padres’ 2017 rotation is slowly taking shape. A.J. Preller has been working the phones diligently, and with that, the team will inch towards building a starting rotation for this upcoming year. The rotation currently has the names of Christian Friedrich, Luis Perdomo, Jarred Cosart, Paul Clemens, Cesar Vargas, and Zach Lee battling it out for a spot. Well, you can now add the name of Jhoulys Chacin…

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Fixing Padres’ Pitcher Jarred Cosart

December 17, 2016

You’ve heard the story by now. The San Diego Padres have a borderline criminal lack of starting pitching depth at the big league level. After the poor 2016 season, the Padres’ rotation had, 2017 is setting up to be even worse. The Padres finished the 2016 season with a combination of Luis Perdomo, Christian Friedrich, Paul Clemens, Clayton Richard, among a few others in the rotation or making starts in…

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Padres Claim Zach Lee off Waivers

December 13, 2016

The San Diego Padres have claimed right-handed pitcher Zach Lee off waivers from the Seattle Mariners. Lee, a former 2010 first round draft pick (28th pick overall) of the Los Angeles Dodgers, will try to compete for a starting spot in the Friars’ rotation. The Padres claimed RHP Zach Lee off waivers from Seattle. Former Dodgers first-rounder was drafted by Padres exec Logan White. — Dennis Lin (@sdutdennislin) December 13, 2016…

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Things to Look Forward to in 2017: Luis Perdomo & His Progression

November 16, 2016

Luis Perdomo. A man who posted a 5.71 ERA in the 2016 season. Just how exciting can that be? His numbers make him look as promising as the original Luis Perdomo, the Padres pitcher from 2009. Well, he is the perfect example that stats do not tell the full story on just how good a player is or has the potential to be. Luis Perdomo started off as a Rule-5…

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PRP Injection Therapy Doesn’t Work for Colin Rea, Opts for Tommy John Instead

November 12, 2016

Colin Rea was attempting to avoid surgery to repair his torn UCL. After receiving platelet rich plasma injections and taking time off to rest his elbow, Rea felt discomfort after throwing this week. The goal was to determine by early December if the injection therapy had worked. Obviously, it didn’t work. PRP injection therapy is still relatively new, but it has helped some pitchers avoid Tommy John surgery. Perhaps most…

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Implementing a 3-Man Rotation Would Put Padres WAY Ahead of the Curve

November 9, 2016

I am absolutely enamored with Andrew Miller. Yes, his talent is undeniable. One could make a case that his disappearing slider, paired with that exploding fastball, coming from a missile launcher attached to a lean and lanky 6’7” frame, could be rendered illegal in some states. However, beyond his lethal arsenal, I am far more enamored with his workload. When he was traded to the Cleveland Indians prior to the…

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Things to Look Forward to In 2017: The Return of Cesar Vargas

November 9, 2016

The 2016 San Diego Padres season was filled with many highs and lows. The year had amazing catches, a few stolen bases of home, a couple of memorable walk-off base hits, the arrival of exciting prospects, a couple of front office scandals, and everything in between. In addition to all these moments there were several players who came out of nowhere and made an impact on the team. Ryan Schimpf,…

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Padres PNO (Positives/Negatives/Outlook) Luis Perdomo

October 25, 2016

The San Diego Padres came into the 2016 spring training season with four Rule-5 draft picks on their roster, an unheard of number of young unproven talents for a major league team to claim. Each player needed to be placed on the Padres’ 40-man roster and moves had to be made. The Padres cut veteran players Odrisamer Despaigne and Rymer Liriano in subsequent deals. Liriano was dealt to the Milwaukee…

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First Year in The Books for Padres’ Prospect Austin Smith

October 22, 2016

Sitting in the owner suite watching the Padres Future’s Game with my fellow #SDSocialSummit participants, I witnessed Austin Smith taking a hard comebacker off the back of his thigh. It was really the only hard contact against the right hander in his appearance that day. I texted Austin later that evening to see if he was okay. He responded fairly quickly that he was fine because “I’m a beast”. He…

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Perdomo’s Complete Game Another Sign of Progression

September 3, 2016

As the San Diego Padres continue to battle and improve together as a unit, so do its players, individually. After a rough start as a reliever and even as a starter, Luis Perdomo pitched his best game yet this season and in his entire professional career. The 23-year-old rookie right-hander pitched his first complete game on Sunday August 28 at Marlins Park. It was also the first complete game for…

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Padres’ Anticipate the Return of Tyson Ross

August 24, 2016

Heading into the 2016 season at age 29, Tyson Ross was expected to further cement his role as the ace in the San Diego Padres rotation. Trade rumors regarding him swirled the previous summer and winter, but A.J. Preller never received an offer for him in which he thought the return would be “fair value”. Alas, he remained a Friar. Heading into Opening Day, Ross and the Padres were hoping…

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