So Long, Hermano (A Goodbye to Yangervis Solarte)

January 8, 2018

The San Diego Padres traded the beloved Yangervis Solarte on Saturday to the Toronto Blue Jays for two prospects. The move was not a surprise, as the Pads have a backlog at second and third base stretching from here to El Paso, and our two best non-pitching prospects, Fernando Tatis Jr. and Luis Urias, play SS/3B and 2B, respectively, and they could easily be here by late 2018 or the…

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Can Yangervis Solarte Play Shortstop Every Day for the Padres?

November 5, 2017

Defense wins championships. It’s a simple saying that sports fans around the world hear quite often. Its meaning? A solid defensive core of players can put any team in contention to win a championship, even when that particular team lacks a strong offense. Of the seven fielders that the pitcher has behind his back, one could argue that none is more important than the shortstop. Often regarded as the captain…

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What is Yangervis Solarte’s Future With the Padres?

October 10, 2017

Many San Diego sports fans say the Padres still have at least two years until they are able to make a run for the wild card, or maybe even the division. With the N.L. West having solid infielders like the Dodgers’ Corey Seager, Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt, Giants’ Brandon Crawford, and of course the Rockies’ Nolan Arenado, there is a valid question looming in San Diego and that is where Yangervis Solarte will…

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Padres Trade Deadline: What Teams Need Yangervis Solarte?

July 30, 2017

  As the July trade deadline approaches all eyes are on Brad Hand and whether he will be moved for big name prospects. While the Padres will surely strike oil when it comes to accumulating young talent for Hand, the same can be said of Yangervis Solarte. Teams always need depth in the postseason and Solarte is a good, versatile infield option with a solid bat. Since the second half…

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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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