Is Travis Jankowski the Permanent Answer in Left Field?

April 26, 2017

Major League Baseball scouts look at a variety of factors when evaluating a player. The tangibles when evaluating a young player include the obvious; the hit tool and hitting for power, as well as the run, catch, and throw tools are the standard. But what about the intangibles and what many refer to as the “eye test”, which many times come into play in evaluation? Manuel Margot might not pass…


Padres Vets Will Bring Youth (At the 2017 Trade Deadline) – A Way Too Early Look at the Padres Trade Deadline Candidates

March 17, 2017

Las Vegas oddsmakers have spoken, and the San Diego Padres find themselves at the bottom of the pack with an over/under of 67.5 wins, dead last in their 2017 MLB projections. This should come as no surprise to many fans, with some even welcoming the possibility of a future #1 overall pick in the 2018 draft. Assuming the 2017 season heads in the direction Vegas thinks it will, we will…


The San Diego Padres’ Secret Weapon

January 31, 2017

The San Diego Padres weren’t good in 2016. Despite their best efforts, they weren’t even good in 2015 after a hectic off-season filled with trading by then new general manager, A.J. Preller. In fact, the Padres haven’t really been objectively good since 2010, their last winning season, and haven’t made a postseason appearance since way back in 2006. Going into 2017, the Padres are once again not expected to be…


Who is Going to Play CF in 2017?

November 25, 2016

The 2017 San Diego Padres do not figure to contend for a playoff spot. They do have a lot of interesting players on the big league squad that will be competing for starting jobs during spring training. There are four positions that, barring a pretty major trade, will be up in the air until mid-March at the earliest. Second base is one of those positions, as Ryan Schimpf, Carlos Asuaje,…


Should the Padres Bring Back Jon Jay in 2017?

November 5, 2016

It’s official. The 2016 Major League Baseball season is over. For a few clubs it will be a season to remember. For the San Diego Padres, save a few great moments, it was not the finest. I believe however, that 2016 will be remembered as the turning point during which the Padres’ strategy towards success finally became apparent. After the 2015 season, into the off-season and through the first half…


Jon Jay Represents Padres with Heart and Hustle Award

November 4, 2016

Making incredible catches in center field and being the voice out there is not all Jon Jay does for the San Diego Padres. But with a kind heart and value, Jay earned himself the Padres’ Heart and Hustle Award. The award was created in 2005, and is presented by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, and chosen by a panel. It is given to a current player who “best…


Texas Rangers Shopping Derek Holland, Should Padres be Interested?

November 1, 2016

The 2017 San Diego Padres season is going to be fun. There shouldn’t be an unrealistic expectation of World Championships, but I do expect to see a brand of baseball that is exciting to watch. The organizational philosophy of the team is changing, and with that, there is an emphasis on playing the game the right way. A young team led by Wil Myers, Hunter Renfroe, Manuel Margot, and Austin…


Padres PNO (Positives/Negatives/Outlook) Travis Jankowski

October 23, 2016

Entering spring training this past February, there wasn’t really a definitive spot for Travis Jankowski on the San Diego Padres roster. Jon Jay, Melvin Upton Jr., and Matt Kemp were all expected to play every day for the foreseeable future. Jabari Blash and his massive power was expected to get a chance to play at the big league level. As a matter of fact, the Padres were apparently talking about…


Padres Talking to White Sox about Chris Sale?

October 14, 2016

The San Diego Padres have a very young offensive team led by Wil Myers, Hunter Renfroe, Manuel Margot, and company, but they lack pitching at the moment, which they will need to be considered a relevant team in the near future. The pitching is coming, however, as the Single-A level is flooded with young talented arms like Cal Quantrill, Anderson Espinoza, Austin Smith, Jacob Nix, Jean Cosme, Eric Lauer, and…


A Never Too Early Padres’ Outfield Preview

October 11, 2016

Last week I took a look at the infield and what that could showcase in 2017, given the internal options and incredibly early unknowns — as the off season hasn’t yet to begin. Now, let’s delve into the outfield depth and international options and assess what those options are, and what they will look like. The Padres have a core of promising outfield prospects. Matt Kemp wasn’t a bright spot…


Poway’s Own Alex Dickerson Makes a Bid for His Future in San Diego

September 17, 2016

I have a friend named Joe who played baseball at Poway High school from 2007-09. Joe’s quite a character and was even more so back in his high school years. My brother, his friends and I used to enjoy razzing Joe for his many zany high jinks and tall tales. There was one running-joke that stuck with us for years. Joe used to talk about a mythical creature named Dickerson…


Padres’ Strikeout Numbers Continue to Rise

September 7, 2016

Hitting a major league pitcher successfully is one of the most difficult things to do in all of professional sports. The reaction time a batter needs in order to make contact is phenomenal and even the best athlete in other sports (Michael Jordan) find it nearly impossible to have success swinging the bat. With all that being said, the San Diego Padres have an issue that needs to be resolved….