Padres News: Rule-5 Pick Blake Smith Sent Back to Chicago White Sox

March 27, 2016

The San Diego Padres bullpen competition got at least a little more clear on Easter morning. Rule 5 pitcher Blake Smith has cleared waivers. The Padres are returning him to the White Sox. — Dennis Lin (@sdutdennislin) March 27, 2016 After being selected by the Padres in the Rule 5 Draft in December, Blake Smith was given the chance by the Padres to make the bullpen out of Spring Training. Smith…


Padres Editorial: Yangervis Solarte- Trade Candidate or Long-Term Padre?

March 25, 2016

With spring training nearing its finals days, the time has come for the San Diego Padres to finalize their roster and set their sights on the regular season. While certain players are still fighting for a chance to make the big league club, it would appear management has a firm, mental grasp on what the team will look like come April fourth. Actually, General Manager A.J. Preller would seemingly have…


Padres Editorial: If Andy Green was Selling a Bridge, I’d Buy it

March 10, 2016

The game of baseball is very much mental. Right when you think you have the game figured out, it will turn around and humble you in an instant. You must respect the game in order to have a long career and what you put into the game is definitely what you get back. That can you can be sure of. Ask any baseball Hall of Fame member and they will…


Padres News: The Offseason in Minor League Signings

March 4, 2016

With full teams in camp, and games starting this week, the offseason has more or less come to an end. Obviously some players are still looking for jobs, most notably Tim Lincecum, Austin Jackson and several others, but even so, a majority of the heavy lifting has been completed. Now that games are just around the corner, it is a better time than ever to evaluate the Padres moves this…


Padres Special: Remembering a Legend Phil Collier

February 24, 2016

On February 24th, 2001 the San Diego sports community lost a legend. Phil Collier was gone at the age of 75 after a long battle with cancer. He will always hold a special place in the hearts of San Diegans as he was pivotal in establishing San Diego as a sports city. The soft-spoken Texan was a true gentleman and was widely known for the excellent relationship he had with…


Padres Special: Spring is in the Air

February 10, 2016

The sound of the ball pounding the glove. That popping sound of that well-worn leather glove along with the crack of the bat and its wondrous echoes are nearly upon us. Spring is in the air (almost) and it is definitely the most beautiful time of the year. The time for optimism and a renewed love. The love of the game which embodies our very soul. The game that we…


Padres News: Free Agent Target- Bronson Arroyo

November 30, 2015

According to a report by Robert Murray of BaseballEssential, Bronson Arroyo is drawing some interest from as many as five teams. Could the San Diego Padres be one of those teams? Arroyo is coming off a completely lost season, one in which he was traded twice, first from the Arizona Diamondbacks to the Atalanta Braves in what was more or less a salary dump/prospect buy, and then from the Braves…


Padres Editorial: What is Wrong With the Padres Pitching?

May 20, 2015

At 20-20, the San Diego Padres have had an inauspicious start to 2015. While the offense has been better than years’ past, the pitching has underachieved dramatically. At the beginning of the year, the Padres were projected to have one of the top rotations and bullpen in the big leagues. The addition of closer Craig Kimbrel and James Shields (among others) was supposed to strengthen a staff that finished second…


Padres News: On Mother’s Day Andrew Cashner Pitches for His Mom

May 10, 2015

The San Diego Padres are a tight group of players. The team takes pride in being that way. When the news came down that Andrew Cashner‘s mother was having health issues, the whole team felt his pain. That kind of news can make you realize how insignificant you are, even if you are a major league baseball player. Jane Cashner was diagnosed with Leukemia in September 2014. After a fall…


Padres Minor League Spotlight: Fernando Perez

May 9, 2015

When the San Diego Padres drafted Fernando Perez in the 3rd round of the 2012 draft, a potential home town hero was created. Perez was born in Ensenada Mexico, but went to high school in Chula Vista at Otay Ranch High School. The 21 year old Perez is showing some impressive tools with the bat and could one day play for his hometown team. The left-handed hitting Perez is described…