Spring Training Preview: Tyrell Jenkins & His Interesting Past

February 19, 2017

Last week, I wrote about Zach Lee, a former top-100 prospect whom the Padres claimed off waivers from the Mariners in December. The “Spring Training Preview” rolls on with a look at Tyrell Jenkins, another top 100 prospect who the Padres also claimed, on January 3, off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds. The 24-year-old right-hander was drafted 50th overall out of high school by the St. Louis Cardinals in the…

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Signing Jered Weaver Makes Sense for the Padres

February 18, 2017

  The San Diego Padres announced on Feb. 18 that they have agreed to a deal with pitcher Jered Weaver. The contract is for one-year and the former Angels’ pitcher will make $3 million dollars once he passes his physical. The deal is supposed to be announced on Monday.. “He’s always been a winner, his entire career,” general manager A.J. Preller told Padres.com, the team’s official website. “[He] has been…

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Mark Grant & Don Orsillo Interview- Having Fun in 2017

February 18, 2017

The San Diego Padres have had a few iconic voices behind the microphone for their television and radio broadcasts over the year. Jerry Coleman, of course, comes to mind first as he was the voice of the club on the radio for 42 years. Dick Enberg also just retired last season after six seasons with the club. Both are hall-of-fame announcers that will go down as two of the best…

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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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The Top Breakout Candidates for Padres in 2017

February 17, 2017

  The San Diego Padres will not be a successful team in 2017. Although they may not win a lot of games, the Padres are poised to be an exciting, young team to watch throughout the season. With a lot of young talent on the roster, the Padres have the potential to be an above-average offensive team. A lack of pitching will definitely hurt the team, but free agent signings…

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Padres LHP Brad Wieck Interview- Just Give Him The Ball

February 14, 2017

  The San Diego Padres are developing talent at an unusually high rate. Well, at least unusual for them, as they presently have a group of players that are just about ready for major league service time. Hunter Renfroe, Manuel Margot, Austin Hedges, and Carlos Asuaje are just the beginning. They are the first wave of talent that will continuously pound the shores of San Diego. Not far behind them…

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Should Steve Garvey’s Number be Unretired?

February 12, 2017

  October 6, 1984 is a date in San Diego sports history that will forever be cherished. It was game four of the National League Championship Series at Jack Murphy Stadium. The Chicago Cubs were leading the San Diego Padres two games to one, in a best of five series. For the Padres, it was do or die. If they lost the game it would shatter their chances of making…

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35 Years Ago Today Garry Templeton for Ozzie Smith Trade Was Finalized

February 11, 2017

On this date in 1982, the history of two major league franchises was changed forever as Ozzie Smith finally agreed to be traded to the St. Louis Cardinals after two months of delay. On December 10, 1981, the St. Louis Cardinals and San Diego Padres agreed on a six-player trade. The Padres traded defensive wizard Ozzie Smith,Al Olmsted, and Steve Mura to the Cardinals for offensive shortstop Garry Templeton, Sixto…

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Pitching Baseball to San Diego’s Rejected Football Fans

February 11, 2017

San Diego just got knocked on their collective asses. Sports-wise, obviously. First, let me get this off my chest: screw you, Dean. I hate your guts. Moving on. Now that the dust has settled and we’ve caught our breath, it is time to stand back up and assess what we have in front of us. The Gulls are a great ticket, plus they’re on TV now. Aztecs men’s basketball is…

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Fake Prediction: The Padres Will Win the World Series in 2017

February 10, 2017

  People see me all the time and they just can’t remember how to act Their minds are filled with big ideas, images and distorted facts Even you, yesterday you had to ask me where it was at I couldn’t believe after all these years, you didn’t know me better than that – Idiot Wind, Bob Dylan I woke up on the roadside, daydreamin’ ’bout the way things sometimes are…

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Spring Training Preview: Zach Lee

February 9, 2017

  With the Super Bowl concluding on Sunday, sports fans now turn to the NBA, college basketball…… and their favorite big league teams getting ready for the season in either Arizona or Florida. The Padres open up camp in a week, and it is shaping up to be an eventful one. With so many roster spots open for competition, spring training games are going to be a sight to behold….

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Padres Young Prospect Jeisson Rosario is the Real Deal

February 8, 2017

  The San Diego Padres have an excellent young core of minor league players. For the first time in the history of the team, the farm system is deep, and especially so in terms of international talent. With over 70 million dollars spent (and counting) since the period opened on July 2, the Padres have gone the extra mile in terms of acquiring young talent. Luis Almanzar, Adrian Morejon, Jorge…

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