The Strikeouts are Coming for Trevor Cahill

April 27, 2017

On January 20th, 2017 the San Diego Padres signed Oceanside native, Trevor Cahill, to a 1-year/$1.75 million dollar contract. Cahill was coming off a strong season out of the bullpen for the World Series Champion Cubs, in which he was 4-4 with a 2.74 ERA in 50 games. However, Cahill was not looking for a bullpen spot with the Padres. While Cahill had offers of greater caliber from other teams, he…

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Series Preview: San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks

April 24, 2017

After a 3-3 home stand, the Padres travel to the Arizona desert to face their division rivals, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Arizona is coming off a series win against the Dodgers over the weekend. The Padres and D-Backs played last week in San Diego and the Padres won two out of three in the series. Arizona’s bats were on fire in their series against L.A. Cuban slugger, Yasmany Tomas, has been on…

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Padres Series Recap: Marlins Capitalize on Mistakes to Take Series

April 23, 2017

The suddenly-hot San Diego Padres took on the Miami Marlins in this three-game weekend set. As I predicted, the matchup on Sunday would decide this series. It certainly did, and the result was not in the Padres’ favor. The San Diego Padres are a young team, and their style of play will be maddening to watch from time to time. Manuel Margot, Austin Hedges, and Hunter Renfroe are all doing…

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Allen Cordoba & His Impressive Start

April 23, 2017

Entering the 2017 season, there was a position battle at shortstop, like there is seemingly every other year. This time, the battle was between Luis Sardinas and Erick Aybar. Erick Aybar ultimately won the job, sending Sardinas to a utility role. During said position battle, there was a third option that nobody even thought was in the conversation. He received some at bats, but rarely got the start for the…

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Padres Series Preview: The Marlins Head to SD for a Three-Game Series

April 21, 2017

After finishing up their series with the Arizona Diamondbacks, the San Diego Padres will then host the Miami Marlins for a three game series. The Marlins are off to a decent start to their 2017 season, going into Friday’s series with a 8-7 record, putting them two games behind the N.L. East leader Washington Nationals. Expected to at least contend for playoff spot, they made some moves to shore up…

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Can Jamie Romak Be the Next Ryan Schimpf?

April 18, 2017

  Jamie Romak is a name you are probably not familiar with, and you should not feel ashamed about it. Just like Ryan Schimpf, the long-time minor leaguer hasn’t been given a shot to crack a major league roster on a regular basis. Despite 216 minor league home runs, the 31-year-old has only had 36 major league at bats since being drafted by the Braves in the fourth round of…

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Braves Sweep Padres Out of SunTrust

April 17, 2017

The Atlanta Braves finished a memorable first series inside their new home, SunTrust Park, and it came at the expense of the San Diego Padres. The Braves finished off a four-game sweep of the Friars on April 17, when Dansby Swanson hit a walkoff single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning. Brandon Maurer took the loss. What was the reason for San Diego losing four…

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The Future Of Yangervis Solarte

April 17, 2017

Since breaking into the major leagues in 2014, at the age of 26, Padres’ second baseman, Yangervis Solarte, has only gotten better, or at least he has performed better each and every year. Despite putting in great seasons at the minor league level, putting together a career minor league batting average of .289, he bounced from the Twins to the Rangers to the Yankees before getting his break, going on a tear,…

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Manny Margot: The Padres Next Star

April 14, 2017

In November of 2015, the San Diego Padres traded four-time MLB All-Star closer, Craig Kimbrel, to the Boston Red Sox. In return, A.J. Preller and the Padres received four of some of the Red Sox top available prospects. One of those prospects was, at the time, 20-year-old Dominican outfielder, Manuel Margot. The initial scouting report on Margot was simple: a very good athlete with a solid glove that could hit the ball…

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Series Preview: Braves Debut Suntrust Park Against Padres

April 13, 2017

Don’t look now, but the San Diego Padres have managed to win some games in this young season. The team presumed to be the worst in baseball is 5-5 after the first 10 games of the 2017 season. This season is still very young, and the pain Padre fans will endure is still ahead. However, this team has been fun to watch out the gate, and they look competitive. After…

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There’s No Need to Worry About Austin Hedges

April 13, 2017

  With the Padres completing their 10th game on Wednesday afternoon, the baseball season is now approximately 1/16th finished. The Padres have finished those ten games an even five and five, and they will head to Atlanta for a weekend series with the Braves. Through ten games, there has been no shortage of storylines in San Diego. From Manuel Margot and Wil Myers‘ stellar starts to the season to the…

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San Diego Padres Take Two of Three in Coors from Rockies

April 12, 2017

  The Padres won their first series on the road in 2017, taking two out of three from the Rockies. Some great pitching, timely hitting, and a cycle (!!!) helped the Padres get back to .500…. Game 1:   On The Bump: Jared Cossart took the mound and pitched surprisingly well for the Friars, throwing four scoreless innings against a potent Rockies lineup. He only walked one batter and scattered…

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