Padres Editorial: Padres Day Off, Time to Reflect

May 18, 2015

The San Diego Padres have the day off today and that is probably the best thing for the team. A Major League season can be a grind on a player, especially with the roller coaster ride the Padres have been on. Winning one night by skunking a team only to lose three straight nights can be maddening. Today’s day off should serve the team right. This team has not played…

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Padres Editorial: Darren Balsley’s Season of Discontent

May 18, 2015

Certain names in baseball become synonymous with the fundamentals that they coach. Don Baylor’s one of them when it comes to hitting. Davey Lopes is one for base running. Bengie Molina, catching. And Darren Balsley has certainly earned that distinction in the pitching department. The range of talent alone that he’s worked with since 2003 when he took over as the San Diego Padres‘ Pitching Coach is tremendous: Trevor Hoffman,…

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Padres Editorial: The Boom-and-Bust of Jedd Gyorko 

May 17, 2015

For many people, 2013 doesn’t seem like a far-too-distant past. When measured in terms of the San Diego Padres‘ roster, however, 2013 can feel like light-years away. Opening Day 2013 harkens to a time when Edinson Volquez was on the mound, Cody Ransom was the starting third baseman, and fans were excited about a fresh and exciting prospect named Jedd Gyorko. At the time, it was hard to imagine that a…

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Padres Rumors: Cubs Javier Baez a Viable Option for the Padres

May 17, 2015

With all the discussions about the San Diego Padres upgrading their shortstop position, perhaps we have over looked an obvious candidate. Javier Baez of the Chicago Cubs has the skill-set that you can easily build your team around. He is an above average defensive shortstop and has Ruthian like power for a middle infielder. The 22-year-old shortstop was up with the Cubs last season for 52 games. He stepped up…

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Padres Editorial: The Hot and Cold Padres

May 17, 2015

What is it about the San Diego Padres this season? The team can destroy a team one night and then get shut-out the next night. The fact that has happened more than once or twice is a complete mystery. This team just cannot find any consistency with its play. That is a troubling thing as this game is about momentum and when the teams gains some, they seem to give…

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Padres Rumors: Padres Scouting Johnny Cueto

May 16, 2015

  The San Diego Padres are once again linked to another big name in major league baseball. This time is is Johnny Cueto from the Cincinnati Reds. Cueto is in the last year of his contract and will surely test the free agent market come November. The Reds are not going to be able to afford him as they are already invested heavily in Homer Bailey and Joey Votto. Votto…

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Padres News: Jedd Gyorko Starting to Hit

May 15, 2015

Right when most San Diego Padres fans started to really give up on Jedd Gyorko, the man has started to hit. You cannot deny the fact that he has changed his approach and is not as heavily pull happy as he was to begin the season. Mark Kotsay was said to be working hard with Gyorko on going the other way and the results are evident. With a .355 average…

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Padres Rumors: Who Will be Traded by the Padres?

May 15, 2015

The San Diego Padres have a team that should compete for a playoff spot deep into the summer. The team is made up of a lot of new players this season. Despite that they have played well together so far. Even with the average play so far, the team has shown signs that it can be a very special squad. There are still a few key problems with this team….

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Padres Editorial: Can Spangenberg Possibly Keep This Up?

May 15, 2015

The play of Cory Spangenberg has been refreshing to see for San Diego Padres fans. His combination of game changing speed and surprising power has opened many eyes on the Padres staff. Spangenberg was for most accounts was a surprise addition to the 25 man roster opening the season. He has taken advantage of his opportunities and played well, you really have to tip your cap to this young man. In…

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Padres Rumors: Tulowitzki a Padre?

May 14, 2015

News broke Thursday morning that Troy Tulowitzki is about to ask for a trade from the Colorado Rockies. Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports the shortstop is close to talking to ownership about a potential move . Tulowitzki is reportedly frustrated with the ownership, and Sherman even used the word miserable when describing Tulowitzki’s feelings. Sherman also indicates the San Diego Padres are on a short list of possible trade…

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Padres Rumors: Let the Trade Talk Begin- Seattle Mariners

May 14, 2015

As we explore the possible trade partners for the San Diego Padres, we turn towards the Seattle Mariners. After the Padres split the two game series with the Mariners the team heads back home to play the Washington Nationals in an important National League match-up. The San Diego Padres are well aware of the lack of offensive production from the short stop position. Alexi Amarista has been above average defensively,…

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Padres News: Padres Player Spotlight- Dale Thayer

May 14, 2015

The San Diego Padres bullpen has been consistent and dependable year after year. A key member of the staff in which you never hear anything about is Dale Thayer. He is unheralded and quiet in his approach and is very popular with his team mates. He also has a bit of a cult following with Padres fans. In Thayer’s four seasons with the Padres he owns a career 2.94 ERA…

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