Esteury Ruiz: The Next Big Thing?

January 13, 2018

If there’s one thing that Padres’ minor leaguer Esteury Ruiz can do, it is undoubtedly hit. The young Ruiz, who was signed out of the Dominican Republic by the Kansas City Royals in July 2015 for $100,000 as a 16-year-old, has carried a .331 career batting line. While it’s across just over 400 at-bats in his young career, and that’s obviously bound to regress, it is still impressive nonetheless as…

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The Padres-Royals Deal Makes the Friars Better and Here’s Why

July 28, 2017

Monday morning the Padres struck a deal with the Kansas City Royals. The Friars sent over Trevor Cahill, Brandon Maurer, and Ryan Buchter and bring in Travis Wood, Matt Strahm, and rookie ball infielder Esteury Ruiz. Friar fans all over the Twitter-sphere have blown up about this trade, making it seem like A.J. Preller dropped the ball with this one. Now that we’ve had a couple of days to read up…

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Maurer, Buchter & Cahill’s San Diego Careers Come to an End

July 25, 2017

A.J. Preller and the Padres traded pitchers Trevor Cahill, Ryan Buchter, and Brandon Maurer to the Kansas City Royals for Matt Strahm, Travis Wood, and Esteury Ruiz. Many Padres fans probably do not like the deal because they really liked Cahill, Buchter, and Maurer, because they were solid pitchers on the major league club. If you are following the Padres more than just the casual fan, then you may like…

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A Brief Glimpse at Matt Strahm & Esteury Ruiz

July 25, 2017

After a rather quiet start to the Padres’ trade deadline season, things have finally picked up, as the Padres made a move that sent right-handed pitchers Brandon Maurer and Trevor Cahill, in addition to left-handed pitcher Ryan Buchter, to Kansas City in exchange for left-handers Travis Wood and Matt Strahm, as well as 18-year-old rookie ball prospect Esteury Ruiz. While Wood is somewhat of a known commodity, Strahm and Ruiz…

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Maurer, Buchter and Cahill Dealt to Royals for Travis Wood & Prospects

July 24, 2017

We all knew the San Diego Padres were going to make moves. On Monday, the first of seemingly several trades happened. A.J. Preller started dismantling the bullpen by sending Ryan Buchter and Brandon Maurer to the Royals. They also traded Trevor Cahill to Kansas City in the deal. What did the Padres receive in return? They acquired veteran left-handed pitcher Travis Wood along with prospects Matt Strahm and Esteury Ruiz….

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