Mason Thompson Interview- Wise Beyond His Years

February 25, 2017

A.J. Preller has taken a bunch of criticism from the national media recently. Though some might question his prior techniques when it comes to medical records and such, there will never be a question about his ability to evaluate talent. He has the scout’s eye when it comes to judging players and their abilities, and for that, he should be commended. The Padres held the 85th overall pick in the…

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Bring Back the Padres’ Pinstripes

February 24, 2017

  One of the things debated most by Padre fans is how the uniform should look. Of course, part of the reason for this debate is that a significant portion of the fan base want to see the brown uniform permanently return. Another reason for the debate is that ownership just can’t seem to decide on a pattern and stay with it. Since 2004, the uniform has gone through so…

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Remembering the Padres First Beat Writer Phil Collier

February 24, 2017

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…

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Luis Urias May be a Long Shot at Shortstop for Padres

February 23, 2017

With spring training in full swing, the excitement builds, as the Padres begin to piece together their opening day roster. The task of narrowing down the field is at hand. It seems like the only two players that have their starting roles locked down at this point are Wil Myers at first and Austin Hedges at catcher. As the weeks unfold, position battles will give birth to numerous story lines…

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San Diego Padres Top-50 Prospects

February 22, 2017

  The current San Diego Padres‘ farm system is something to take great pride in. This regime has certainly invested in the team’s future, and it shows in the wealth of minor league talent throughout the system. In fact, this list I constructed swelled from a top-30 list all the way to a top-50 list simply because the team has so much talent that deserves to be praised. The San…

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A Look at the Padres Non-Roster Spring Training Invites

February 20, 2017

  February might seriously be the most boring time of the year for a baseball fan. The Christmas holiday has just passed, football season is over, and baseball is on the verge of pitchers and catchers reporting. As boring as February can be, it is a sign that baseball is right around the corner. With pitchers and catchers reporting this week, it is only a matter of weeks before we…

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Spring Training Preview: Tyrell Jenkins & His Interesting Past

February 19, 2017

Last week, I wrote about Zach Lee, a former top-100 prospect whom the Padres claimed off waivers from the Mariners in December. The “Spring Training Preview” rolls on with a look at Tyrell Jenkins, another top 100 prospect who the Padres also claimed, on January 3, off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds. The 24-year-old right-hander was drafted 50th overall out of high school by the St. Louis Cardinals in the…

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Signing Jered Weaver Makes Sense for the Padres

February 18, 2017

  The San Diego Padres announced on Feb. 18 that they have agreed to a deal with pitcher Jered Weaver. The contract is for one-year and the former Angels’ pitcher will make $3 million dollars once he passes his physical. The deal is supposed to be announced on Monday.. “He’s always been a winner, his entire career,” general manager A.J. Preller told Padres.com, the team’s official website. “[He] has been…

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Padres RHP Prospect Michell Miliano is Flying Under the Radar

February 18, 2017

  The San Diego Padres have many young talented players in their farm system currently. Among them is a RHP named Michell Miliano, and he looks to have a very bright future. The big Dominican pitcher was signed in June as part of the international spending spree the team went on. He was inked to a $450,000 contract, that could prove to be a steal when it is all said…

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Mark Grant & Don Orsillo Interview- Having Fun in 2017

February 18, 2017

The San Diego Padres have had a few iconic voices behind the microphone for their television and radio broadcasts over the year. Jerry Coleman, of course, comes to mind first as he was the voice of the club on the radio for 42 years. Dick Enberg also just retired last season after six seasons with the club. Both are hall-of-fame announcers that will go down as two of the best…

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Prospect Watch: 2017 is a Big Season for Javier Guerra

February 17, 2017

  After what has been a rough couple of years as a San Diego Padres fan, the Padres finally have some real hope for the future. With a flurry of trades and big time international signings, the Padres have turned one of the worst farm systems in all of baseball into one of the game’s deepest. On top of that, many Padres prospects had successful 2016 seasons, which gave the…

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The Top Breakout Candidates for Padres in 2017

February 17, 2017

  The San Diego Padres will not be a successful team in 2017. Although they may not win a lot of games, the Padres are poised to be an exciting, young team to watch throughout the season. With a lot of young talent on the roster, the Padres have the potential to be an above-average offensive team. A lack of pitching will definitely hurt the team, but free agent signings…

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