This Day in Padres History: The Big Trade with Toronto

December 5, 2017

On this day in 1990, the San Diego Padres and Toronto Blue Jays made a trade that would change both franchises forever (but honestly, it was mostly the Blue Jays). Fred McGriff was coming off of a stellar season in 1990, with 35 home runs and a .300 batting average for Toronto. That was his third consecutive year with at least 34 home runs. Shortstop Tony Fernandez had been an…

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The Sad History of the Padres International Signings

May 1, 2017

The San Diego Padres’ historical 2016-17 international signing period will reach its end on June 15th. While the Padres could still hypothetically make one more splash or two (*cough Luis Robert *cough*), almost all of the Padres international scouting work, for this period at least, is complete. And what a job they did. The Padres, taxes and all, invested over $80 million dollars in international talent across the country. It…

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Padres Special: A look back- Friars in the Caribbean Series

February 11, 2016

The big game on Sunday inspired me to write this article on San Diego Padres history. Wait…..the Super Bowl inspired you to write an article on Padres history? No of course not, I’m referring to the Caribbean Series final between Mexico’s Venados de Mazatlan and Venezuela’s Tigres de Aragua. The game was quite the thriller, ending in walk-off style by Mexico’s designated hitter Jorge Vazquez, who ironically had been part…

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