Is it Time to Bring Back Melvin?

April 1, 2017

Is it time to bring Melvin Back? He certainly had some magical moments in a Padres’ uniform. Take a look for yourself. On Saturday evening, Buster Olney of ESPN reported that former Padre, Melvin Upton Jr., would not make the Blue Jays’ opening day roster. Upton Jr., who hit .256/.304/.439 with a 1.4 WAR in the first half of 2016 in San Diego, slashed an underwhelming .196/.261/.318 in 165 plate appearances…

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Padres News: Padres trade Melvin Upton Across Dugouts to Blue Jays

July 26, 2016

The Padres have traded outfield Melvin Upton Jr., to the Blue Jays for Minor Leaguer, Hansel Rodriguez, according to, Jon Heyman. The Blue Jays will absorb an unknown amount of Upton’s remaining contract. He his owed roughly 21.6M through next year. The Padres are playing their first ever game in Toronto, so the Padres outfielder will simply walk across to the home dugout to suit up for his new digs. Hansel,…

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