Padres News: San Diego Padres Make Roster Cuts

March 14, 2016

On Monday morning, the San Diego Padres made their third roster cuts of the Spring Training. With over 50 players on the MLB roster, the Padres took the first steps towards getting the roster down to only 25. In addition to Hunter Renfroe, Jose Rondon, Tayron Guerrero, Jose Torres, and Frank Garces mentioned above, right hander Cory Mazzoni was also reassigned to minor league camp this morning. In total six…

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Padres Editorial: No Benoit, No Kimbrel, No Problem.

March 14, 2016

The San Diego Padres are going to have a different look to them in 2016. Some new position players, a brand new manager, and a few upgrades to the already beautiful Petco Park. However, the biggest change is the reconstructed bullpen that General Manager, A.J. Preller has put together. This offseason Preller traded all-star closer Craig Kimbrel and veteran Joaquin Benoit in order to obtain young talent and rebuild the farm…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 13 with John Conniff of MadFriars

March 13, 2016

In this lucky number 13 episode we bring you John Conniff of MadFriars. John has vast knowledge of the San Diego Padres farm system and it was great to hear his take on all things Padres. In attempting to bring you quality thought about the Padres we bring you all aspects of the team. John and the guys at MadFriars do excellent work and you really should check out their…

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Padres News: Jemile Weeks Intriguing Option for Friars

March 12, 2016

Unless you were born in a barn or have not paid any attention to the Padres so far this spring, you likely have heard the name “Jemile Weeks” mentioned quite a bit. The younger brother of former Brewers star Rickie Weeks, Jemile was signed to a minor league contract with a spring training invite during late January. The utility man has performed well thus far in the spring, with 6…

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Padres News: Will Alexi Amarista Crack the Opening Day Roster Yet Again?

March 11, 2016

The 2016 season is in full swing. Well, at least the Spring Training portion. Positional battles are playing out before our eyes, and 2016 rosters are coming together as we watch. For the Padres, the story is no different. After a disappointing 2015 season, many new faces are in camp trying to make their presence known in order to earn some of those precious roster spots. Some players are guaranteed…

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Padres Editorial: If Andy Green was Selling a Bridge, I’d Buy it

March 10, 2016

The game of baseball is very much mental. Right when you think you have the game figured out, it will turn around and humble you in an instant. You must respect the game in order to have a long career and what you put into the game is definitely what you get back. That can you can be sure of. Ask any baseball Hall of Fame member and they will…

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Padres Rumors: Padres Catching Surplus Will Lead to Trade Eventually

March 9, 2016

The catching situation for the San Diego Padres is slightly complicated at the moment. The team has Derek Norris, Austin Hedges and Christian Bethancourt as back stops, but the team will likely only carry two on their major league roster to start the season. Norris is a lock to be the starter at this point. He has the most to offer offensively and his defense is not horrible. Yes he…

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Padres News: A Closer Look at the Padres Infield Competition

March 8, 2016

The 2016 season is well underway. The San Diego Padres have already played seven Spring Training games and the season is in full swing. Going into Spring Training, the Padres had quite a few question marks around the diamond. From the starting lineup, to the pitching staff, to the bullpen, to the bench, there are plenty of roster spots to be earned over the next few weeks. While the starting nine…

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Padres News: Matt Kemp and His Defense a Concern for Padres

March 7, 2016

Matt Kemp was once a decent defender, but probably not as great as many would think. He has won two gold gloves in his career; one in 2009 and one in 2011. One could probably say that had his best defensive season in 2009, when he registered a 5.1 WAR in the outfield. Adding onto this, Kemp had a 3.1 UZR and a 3.7 UZR/150. That sounds good, until you see…

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Padres Rumors: MLB Insider Speculating Mets targeting Solarte?

March 7, 2016

In a recent article by Joel Sherman of the New York Post, he suggested that Yangervis Solarte as a potential target for the New York Mets. The article talked about how former Padres executive, now Mets general manager Sandy Alderson was concerned about their in house third base and upper level minor league outfield depth. The Padres and Mets explored possible trade scenarios last year in a potential Justin Upton…

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Koke’s Korner: Is Padres Ownership Sending Mixed Signals?

March 6, 2016

The San Diego Padres have been awkwardly against the local and mainstream media as well as the fan perception that they’re in any way “rebuilding”. Executive Chairman of the Padres ownership group, Ron Fowler has gone on record as saying he hates that [rebuild] characterization of the ball club. The Padres front office has been adamantly denying such a rebuild, and trying to reaffirm fan skepticism by continuously talking about…

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Padres Editorial: The Friars Fun Factor in 2016

March 5, 2016

Baseball is back! Finally the wait is over. Spring Training games are underway. Who’s excited for Opening Day? I know I am… or wait am I? I don’t know as I have mixed feelings like a lot of San Diego Padres fans. First off what can Padres fans be excited about in Spring Training? I’m exited to see what Manuel Margot can do, what Jabari Blash (who has looked good…

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