Padres News: Rise and Fall of William Scott Middlebrooks

August 5, 2015

I’ve lived in Boston for 11 years now and it’s a city that is, to put it mildly, obsessed with curses — no doubt the result of its close proximity to Salem’s long-entombed witches. There’s the classic “Curse of the Bambino,” which lasted 86 years. The “Harry Sinden Curse,” purportedly responsible for the Bruins’ prolonged drought between Stanley Cup appearances. The tragic “Curse of Len Bias,” which cast a cloud…

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Padres News: Padres Roster Depth

August 5, 2015

Much to the surprise, and really the chagrin, of baseball fans everywhere, the San Diego Padres were not active at the deadline. According to general manager A.J. Preller, there was confidence in the roster as it is and hope that the Padres could still make a run and get to the playoffs. Since the start of the second half of the season the Padres have had one of the best…

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Padres News: Padres Having Fun, Turning Into Dangerous Team

August 4, 2015

The San Diego Padres team, with absolutely nothing to lose, is turning into a very dangerous team in the Major Leagues. After being told by virtually all of the media that they have no shot at playoffs this year, the team has caught fire. Still a long road ahead, but this team is showing signs of a team that could get back into the race. On Sunday, when Alexi Amarista…

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Padres News: Hedges Shown a Vote of Confidence

August 3, 2015

The San Diego Padres have decided to keep young catcher Austin Hedges on the 25 man roster. With that decision veteran catcher Tim Federowicz was activated from the 60-day D.L. and then designated for assignment. Federowicz had spent 20 days on a Minor League rehabilitation assignment and the Padres were forced to make a roster move. It is no coincidence that Federowicz rehab stint ended the day after the trade…

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Padres Game Recap: Padres Fall To Marlins After 9th Inning Comeback

August 2, 2015

Miami Marlins 5, San Diego Padres 2 Jose Fernadez looked well on his way to his fifth win of the season, exiting after six innings of work with his team up 2-0. He held the Padres to just four hits while striking out ten but Marlins closer A.J. Ramos couldn’t close to the door. Derek Norris singled to lead off the ninth inning. After a Jedd Gyorko strikeout, Alexi Amarista…

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Padres Editorial: By Doing Nothing, the Padres Gained

August 2, 2015

For weeks, the San Diego Padres were at the forefront of Major League Baseball’s revolving door of trade rumors. Eyes were on general manager A.J. Preller, who became heralded as a rock star after completing one of the biggest roster overhauls in league history. However, the dreams of San Diego replicating the success of the 1984 and 1998 Padres teams didn’t come to fruition. At the All Star break, the 2015…

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Padres Special: Brewer’s Banter- Deadline Edition

August 2, 2015

A little more than 24 hours from the end of the trade deadline and I still don’t know what to say about the San Diego Padres and their complete inaction at the trade deadline. As early as last week the Padres came out as complete sellers and many teams lined up for the chance at acquiring several talent players on the Padres roster. It seemed likely, and was hypothesized by…

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Padres News: Padres Add Only Rzepczynski at Deadline

August 1, 2015

With all the hype of a Super Bowl, the trade deadline was supposed to be huge for the San Diego Padres as they attempt to restructure their team. Instead of a “Mega Deal” like Padres fans were all told by the National Media, they got Marc Rzepczynski from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Abraham Almonte, and that was it. Really? I thought we were on the verge of a…

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Padres Game Recap: ICYMI- Padres Win Bizarre Game With Comeback Over Mets

July 31, 2015

San Diego Padres 8, New York Mets 7 The San Diego Padres roared back from a 7-1 deficit in the last three innings to stage an incredible comeback in New York on Thursday despite two rain delays. After the Mets already took a 1-0 lead of Andrew Cashner in the second, the big blow came when Curtis Granderson hit a three-run home run in the fifth to extend the lead…

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Padres Rumors: Astros, Cubs, Twins & Yankees All Potential Trade Partners

July 31, 2015

It is a very stressful time for San Diego Padres fans as they wait and prepare themselves for the trades that are surely going to happen. The team has been rumored to be nearly ready to be super-active, but yet not one deal has been agreed upon. Fans are restless searching for one shred of recent news pertaining to a potential Padres trade. The absolute latest has the Padres in…

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Padres Rumors: The Calm Before the Storm?

July 30, 2015

With less than 48 hours before the trade deadline ends on Friday at 1:00 pm PST, all is eerily quiet for the San Diego Padres. The team is rumored to be looking to make some really big moves, but nothing seems imminent and there really is not much news coming out about the team. Justin Upton figures to be getting the most attention, but the Padres have not fully come…

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Padres News: The Dangers of Not Trading Justin Upton

July 30, 2015

Justin Upton was supposed to be the big impact bat the San Diego Padres needed to push them over the hump and finally make a playoff push. For the first time since Adrian Gonzalez left town the Padres finally had a big impact bat in the clean up spot that other teams would fear. Obviously this season hasn’t gone the way the Padres had hoped for a variety of reasons….

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