Manny Margot: The Padres Next Star

April 14, 2017

In November of 2015, the San Diego Padres traded four-time MLB All-Star closer, Craig Kimbrel, to the Boston Red Sox. In return, A.J. Preller and the Padres received four of some of the Red Sox top available prospects. One of those prospects was, at the time, 20-year-old Dominican outfielder, Manuel Margot. The initial scouting report on Margot was simple: a very good athlete with a solid glove that could hit the ball…

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Series Preview: Braves Debut Suntrust Park Against Padres

April 13, 2017

Don’t look now, but the San Diego Padres have managed to win some games in this young season. The team presumed to be the worst in baseball is 5-5 after the first 10 games of the 2017 season. This season is still very young, and the pain Padre fans will endure is still ahead. However, this team has been fun to watch out the gate, and they look competitive. After…

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There’s No Need to Worry About Austin Hedges

April 13, 2017

  With the Padres completing their 10th game on Wednesday afternoon, the baseball season is now approximately 1/16th finished. The Padres have finished those ten games an even five and five, and they will head to Atlanta for a weekend series with the Braves. Through ten games, there has been no shortage of storylines in San Diego. From Manuel Margot and Wil Myers‘ stellar starts to the season to the…

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San Diego Padres Take Two of Three in Coors from Rockies

April 12, 2017

  The Padres won their first series on the road in 2017, taking two out of three from the Rockies. Some great pitching, timely hitting, and a cycle (!!!) helped the Padres get back to .500…. Game 1:   On The Bump: Jared Cossart took the mound and pitched surprisingly well for the Friars, throwing four scoreless innings against a potent Rockies lineup. He only walked one batter and scattered…

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4/12: San Diego Padres News & Notes (Perdomo Joins Cahill on D.L.)

April 12, 2017

The San Diego Padres have just begun their long, 162-game journey, but a lot has already happened. The Padres battled the Dodgers to open the young season, dropping three of four to a strong Los Angeles Dodgers ball club. After the four game stint, the Friars headed home to play in front of their fans. The Padres played gritty baseball, something that I believe will be a common theme the…

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Stop Supporting the Tank, Padre Fans

April 11, 2017

Padre fans hoping for their team to lose is starting to piss me off. For a little context here, I joined Twitter about five years ago. Hundreds of Padre fans beat me to the punch, which turned out to be fortuitous for me. I got to select from the buffet of Padre-related Twitter accounts. Let me see, I’ll grab a few bloggers, a scoop of stats guys, one each of…

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Trevor and Glenn, A Tribute to Brotherly Love and The Importance of a Jersey Number

April 10, 2017

  What is in an athlete’s personal jersey number? From the time they were kids, they have gravitated toward certain numbers that mean something to them. For many, it is a number chosen to honor a favorite sports hero. For others, it may be a lucky number or a birth year. Trevor Hoffman’s choice was one of brotherly love and a testament to the notoriously strong bond that runs throughout…

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Down on the Farm: April 7-9

April 10, 2017

Here is how the Padres’ minor league affiliates did this weekend, and a glimpse at each days players of the game. Friday El Paso Chihuahuas Cory Spangenberg, 3B, 2-4, 1 R Matt Magill, 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 4 K San Antonio Missions Nick Torres, LF, 3-5, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R Rafael De Paula, RP, 2 IP, 1 K Lake Elsinore Storm Josh…

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Padres Series Preview: The Padres Begin Their First Road Trip of The Season in Colorado

April 10, 2017

Following a successful opening series against the Giants, which included a series victory and the largest opening weekend crowd in Petco Park history, the Padres now embark on a seven game road trip, their first of the season (even though they opened in L.A., it was technically not a road trip). First up: The Colorado Rockies. The Rockies are led by former Padres manager, Bud Black, and boast a mighty impressive…

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Padres Series Recap: Padres Take 2 of 3 from Giants to Open Season

April 10, 2017

  As usual, there were droves of San Francisco Giants fans all over the East Village and Gaslamp area of downtown San Diego, as their beloved baseball team was in town to take on the Padres. That is just normal when the Giants come to town. It’s like an annual tradition in recent years for thousands of their fans to come virtually out of nowhere to attend a game at…

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Military Appreciation Sunday & The Padres Legendary “Camo’s”

April 9, 2017

It is another bright, cloudless blue-skied, San Diego Sunday afternoon, hopefully with that great, cool ocean breeze. The grass at Petco Park, in its alternating shades of green rows, which sometimes are straight, other times slightly crossing, are crisp and sparkling. The brownish hue from the dirt radiates. The senses, as you walk up to the field from the north side entrance, amidst the Park at the Park in right…

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History of the Rule 5 Draft in San Diego: Redefining the Building of a Ball Club

April 8, 2017

The Major-League Baseball Winter Meetings, held every year, take place at the beginning of the merry month of December, long after the regular baseball season has ended. At the culmination of these meetings, and in ceremonial fashion, the MLB Rule-5 Draft takes place. It is a hasty and hurried event that usually takes no longer than a quick half hour to occur. Even though not all teams elect to make…

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