Projecting the Padres Muddled Rotation Part 1: Returning Options

March 6, 2017

The year 2016 was a tale of two very different seasons for the San Diego Padres. On the field, the team was dreadful, winning only 68 games and finishing with the worst record in the National League and tied with two other teams for the second worst winning percentage in all of Major League Baseball. In terms of actual baseball played on the field in 2016, it was a year…

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The Case for Jabari Blash to Open the Season with Padres

March 5, 2017

Last spring, Padres’ fans were having this conversation: Is Jabari Blash a serviceable player at the big league level? Well this spring, it turns out we are having that same conversation, and I am here to make the case for Jabari Blash to make the opening day roster for the 2017 San Diego Padres. #Blashtoff is gaining momentum. We all know this season is a rebuilding year for the Padres,…

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How Will the Padres Bullpen Look Come Opening Day

March 3, 2017

While there is quite a bit of uncertainty surrounding the San Diego Padres’ starting rotation, the bullpen may be an area of strength for the club in 2017. The rotation may not feature a host of known inning-eaters, but at least it appears that there will be a competent relief corps to hold the staff up. One of the most encouraging decisions that the team made during the off-season was…

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Will the Padres Trade Spangenberg or Schimpf?

March 2, 2017

The San Diego Padres have structured their team to be competitive in the near future. The 2017 season will probably not be a productive year for the major league team, but there will still be plenty of things to look forward to if you are a Padre fan. The Padres’ minor league system is currently stacked with young talent. From the Dominican Summer League to the Triple-A level, the Padres…

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The Troubled Talent That Was Eric Show

March 1, 2017

Of all the players who have worn a Padres’ uniform, one of the more prominent players talked about the least is Eric Show. The reason for the lack of attention given to Show could be due to his life outside baseball. He was a controversial figure, often viewed today as a tortured soul who struggled with drug addiction and the remnants of a childhood filled with emotional, psychological, and physical…

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Adrian Morejon’s Path to the Padres

February 28, 2017

  Ever since the July 2nd MLB International Signing Day, arguably no team has been busier, or as financially committed as the San Diego Padres. On the first day alone, the Padres scooped up a bundle of heralded international prospects, including three out of the top six. They did not stop there, though. They have been constantly active since that July 2 date, signing and adding talent from all over…

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Every A.J. Preller Trade Revisited (All 35)

February 27, 2017

When the San Diego Padres hired A.J. Preller in August of 2014, the team knew he would make changes. The ownership group was aware that he would likely bring his own philosophy. With that thought process, he would bring in players that fit the mold that the young G.M. is trying to produce. Deals would be made as the team attempted to build a winning tradition. He wasted no time…

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Austin Hedges Will Have Huge Effect on Padres’ Pitching Staff

February 26, 2017

Some would say the San Diego Padres pitching staff will be one of the worst in MLB this year. In fact, USA Today ranked the Padres hurlers dead last in the entire league for the upcoming season. To that, I say, rubbish. The reason being… Austin Hedges. Whoever makes the club as a starter, whether it is Luis Perdomo, Clayton Richard, Jered Weaver, Jarred Cosart, Jhoulys Chacin, Christian Friedrich, Trevor…

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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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