Padres Editorial: Is Brad Hand a Possible Trade Chip?

June 28, 2016

A.J. Preller has been the subject of much ridicule in his brief tenure with the San Diego Padres. Between questionable trades and signings, the national media seems to have little faith in Preller’s future as a major league general manager. However, Preller has had success when it comes to some of his smaller, under-the-radar signings. Drew Pomeranz and Christian Friedrich may come to mind for some. Though, Brad Hand is…

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Padres Editorial: Letting the Arrow Fly- Fernando Rodney

June 26, 2016

Even though it has been a disappointing 2016 San Diego Padres season, there have been a few bright spots. The team is currently rebuilding for the future, but still there have been some great moments so far this year. Fernando Rodney and the show he puts on for the crowd has been an absolute pleasure to watch. Padres fans were weary of the closer when the team first signed him,…

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Padres Minors: Down on the Farm, June 25th

June 25, 2016

Padre Prospect of the Day: River Stevens, 3B, Double-A San Antonio: 4-5, 4 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI Despite entering the season outside of the Padres top 30 prospect list, River Stevens has been one of the lone bright spots in what has been a dreadful season for the Padres Double-A affiliate. After starting the season off in Fort Wayne, Stevens jumped first to Lake Elsinore and then to San…

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Padres Editorial: San Diego Sports Fans are NOT Miserable!

June 25, 2016

ESPN just used a mathematical formula to determine San Diego, my hometown, is the most miserable sports city in the country. That’s all well and good but I guess my first reaction was: “who cares?” I’m not sure about my fellow San Diegans, but I do not define myself by my level of misery. The Padres (to a lesser degree Chargers & Aztecs) do not define me as a person….

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Padres Editorial: Building a Sense of Tradition

June 24, 2016

Organized baseball is over 150 years old, and the history of the game and its traditions run deep through the veins of the United States. At the root of the game will always be the intangibles and skills necessary to be successful in this sport that mirrors life. Constant failures grip the game. As a player you must learn to get through these failures and move on. If you chose…

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Padres Editorial: Forecasting the San Diego Padres 2018 Lineup

June 23, 2016

The Padres are building for the future. 2016 is a lost cause and with several contracts acting as aircraft carrier sized anchors, 2017 may not be much better. Padres owners has even hinted at the fact they are two years away. That seems reasonable as the team has some legitimate talent, some of which are almost ready. Unfortunately, the organization still has a way to go before we can truly…

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Padres Series Recap: Padres Split Two Game Series Against Orioles

June 22, 2016

The San Diego Padres have just split a two game series against the Baltimore Orioles. This series really wasn’t anything too significant. This series was basically split up into a positive and a negative. A good game and a bad game if you will. The clear positive in this series was the offensive showing in the first game of the series. The clear negative turned out to be Erik Johnson…

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Padres Editorial: A Derek Norris Trade is Coming

June 22, 2016

The San Diego Padres have shifted gears and are finally prepared to move players into a sort of rebuilding process. The team will not be gutted, but some of the more expensive players will be moved to make room for young talent that is ready to be showcased. The outfield will surely see a remodel of sorts as Jon Jay, Melvin Upton Jr., and Matt Kemp make roughly one-third of…

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Padres Editorial: At What Point is it Time to Sell? Now!

June 18, 2016

The San Diego Padres 2016 season started positively for the team when spring training began. A new group of players led by a rookie manager and his philosophies surely brings a feeling of hope. Andy Green says all the right things. He plans on changing the culture of this franchise and that can only result in a better team. That is not an easy task by any means. The Padres…

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Padres Special: You Shall Never Be Forgot

June 16, 2016

A GRANDFATHER passed away today. The loving family man who was married with two children and three granddaughters died as a result of cancer. He was just 54 years of age. It’s doubtful whether the news of the passing of Anthony Keith ‘Tony’ Gwynn Sr will merit a mention on the sports pages in the UK. But on the other side of the Pond, the death of Tony Gwynn has…

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Padres Editorial: The Padres need to “Know Thyself”

June 15, 2016

The San Diego Padres are making me sad. 2016 has been a nightmare. Between offseason salary dumps, unfortunate PR gaffes and early-season injuries there has been nothing but negative buzz surrounding the organization. Fans want people fired, apparently. The team is a rudderless ship, at the mercy of the shifting currents of the baseball landscape. This is a terrible way to run any business, including a professional baseball team. I…

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Padres Editorial: Not Trading Tyson Ross is Biggest Mistake in Recent Memory

June 14, 2016

With the conclusion of the 2016 MLB Draft, all eyes have now turned to the trade deadline. Currently sitting in last place with a record of 26-39, and with James Shields already shipped out to Chicago, it remains pretty clear that the Padres will be sellers at this year’s trade deadline. With the likes of Matt Kemp, Jon Jay, Fernando Rodney, Melvin Upton Jr. and others on the roster, it’s…

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