Padres Birthday Spotlight: Shane Victorino

November 30, 2017

Happy 37th birthday to one of my favorite baseball players, Shane Victorino. The “Flyin’ Hawaiian” was a fun player to watch. Personally, I liked him because he was 5’9”, like me (although he is slightly faster), and he played the game with passion. Also, when he was with the Padres as a rookie in 2003, he threw me a baseball when I was sitting in right-center field at Qualcomm Stadium…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- November 28

November 28, 2017

There were a total eight prospects in action on Tuesday throughout the globe. The Australian Baseball League is off Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesdays, but they will return Thursday early morning. We will keep you up to date on the four prospects down under. DOMINICAN WINTER LEAGUE Franchy Cordero was 1-4 on Tuesday with two runs, a double, and a strikeout. He is hitting .309 on the year with three homers…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 73 with James and Patrick

November 27, 2017

The Padres are on a break, but we are not. Trevor Hoffman is in the news as voting is starting to trickle in for the 2018 MLB Hall of Fame. We weigh in on the topic and discuss the possibility of him finally making it into the club. Shohei Otani rumors are starting to heat up. The “Japanese Babe Ruth” is set to join MLB in 2018 as he will…

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What Would It Take for the Padres to Acquire Gleyber Torres?

November 27, 2017

The hole at the shortstop position for the San Diego Padres is larger than the Grand Canyon itself. Well, at least it certainly feels that way if you have rooted for this franchise in recent memory. For seemingly ever, the Padres have lacked any consistency at one of the most vital positions in all of baseball. Guys like Alexei Ramirez, Alexi Amarista, Clint Barmes, and Erick Aybar have manned short…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- November 26 *With Video

November 26, 2017

A total of nine Padres’ minor league players played on Sunday. The San Diego Padres have one of the largest representations of prospects in the winter leagues. We do our best to keep you informed of what each of the 20-plus players are doing on a daily basis. Keep on checking back with us. Whenever possible, we also include video. Today was a great day for that as we have…

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Trevor Hoffman: Hall of Fame-Bound or Likely Snub?

November 26, 2017

*Originally written in early 2016. Updated comments at the end of the post. As the calendar turns to January, marking the start of a new year, the 2016 Hall of Fame class is coming into clearer focus. With names like Roger Clemens, Ken Griffey Jr., Barry Bonds, Mike Piazza, Jeff Bagwell, and others filling the ballot, there is no shortage of names to select from this year. While most years…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- November 25

November 25, 2017

The San Diego Padres had a total of eight players participating in action on Saturday. Australian Baseball League Buddy Reed was 0-3 with a walk and is hitting .217 on the year in Australia. He has been playing exceptional defense and has flashed tremendous speed on the base paths. Hopefully the 2018 season is a breakout year for the athletic switch-hitter. Gabriel Arias was 0-3 with two strikeouts. The 17-year-old…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- November 24

November 25, 2017

The San Diego Padres had a total of eight players in action on Friday. The Arizona Fall League is a thing of the past, but that does not mean there is no baseball for you to follow. Excuse the leave of absence with this piece. With the holidays, there has been limited action in all the leagues. I will try to stay on this piece and keep you updated daily…

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PNO (Positive, Negatives, Outlook): Can Trey Wingenter Make the Padres in 2018?

November 25, 2017

The 2018 San Diego Padres may have a pretty good bullpen. Brad Hand has been a revelation ever since he came to San Diego, Phil Maton and Kyle McGrath looked promising in their debuts, and Kirby Yates and Buddy Baumann were also solid finds. However the team has lost a key cog in their bullpen in Craig Stammen (the jury is still out on if he will come back) and may lose…

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“Why I am Thankful for the San Diego Padres”

November 23, 2017

In this day of giving thanks for everything we have in life, it is time to recognize the little things, like our beloved sports teams. The Padres are responsible for many heartaches throughout their existence in San Diego. They have failed to bring a championship to America’s Finest City, but we still support them with hope of one day hoisting a World Title trophy. It shall happen one day. I…

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2017-2018 MLB Free Agents & Whom the Padres Will Have Interest In (Position Players)

November 21, 2017

The San Diego Padres have reportedly already been in contact with somewhere around 50 free agents this off-season. A.J. Preller is not shy about making moves, as he is in a constant quest to make the Friars better. The man never sleeps and is always scouting around the globe. You can be sure that every player in this free agent class has been scouted by Preller and his staff. They…

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How MLB Turned Its Back on Al Severinsen and Rich Troedson

November 20, 2017

Major League Baseball (MLB) and the union representing its current players, the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA), are anti-family. What other conclusion can you draw from the fact that widows and loved ones of dead players who were not vested in the league pension plan are not receiving the monies their late husbands were awarded in April 2011? The loved ones of the late Al Severinsen know what I’m…

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