The Future Of Yangervis Solarte

April 17, 2017

Since breaking into the major leagues in 2014, at the age of 26, Padres’ second baseman, Yangervis Solarte, has only gotten better, or at least he has performed better each and every year. Despite putting in great seasons at the minor league level, putting together a career minor league batting average of .289, he bounced from the Twins to the Rangers to the Yankees before getting his break, going on a tear,…


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…


Yangervis Solarte a Possible Utility Man?

February 1, 2017

The San Diego Padres have a lot of options entering spring training regarding their 25-man roster. There are some open spots that will result in a few competitions during the spring. Arguably the most intriguing spot, in a potential position battle, is second base. Ryan Schimpf, Cory Spangenberg, and Carlos Asuaje are all deserving candidates. Each should see some playing time at the position during the season. All three of…


Padres Ink Wil Myers and Yangervis Solarte to Contract Extensions

January 13, 2017

Update: The Padres have officially agreed to basic terms with Myers on a six year deal worth $83 million that includes an option year. In additional news, the Padres also have inked Yangervis Solarte to a contract extension through 2018 that also includes club options for 2019 and 2020. For Solarte, the deal will earn him $7.5 million over the next two seasons, and an additional $13.5 million if both team…


Solarte Selected As Winner of Tony Conigliaro Award

December 20, 2016

Despite the San Diego Padres falling short of the playoffs this year, they sure made the season memorable for us. From game-winning bombs to spectacular catches in the outfield, they are our beloved team and always will be. With the off-season in full force and trades being completed here and there, the Padres very own third baseman, Yangervis Solarte, has been selected as the 18th winner of the Tony Conigliaro Award….


San Diego Padres & Los Angeles Angels Talking Trade?

December 7, 2016

On Tuesday afternoon Jeff Fletcher, beat writer for the Los Angeles Angels and writer for the Orange County Register, tweeted: Heard the #Angels have been talking to Padres, who have 4 LH IF’s who can play 2B: Solarte, Schmipf, Spangenberg and Asuaje. — Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) December 6, 2016 It makes a lot of sense for both sides to be talking as the Angels need a second baseman and also…


Padres Reportedly “Aggressively” Shopping Yangervis Solarte

December 5, 2016

Fresh off yet another sub-par season, and clearly all the way in on a rebuilding phase, the San Diego Padres have once again made it clear that no one on the roster is off-limits. After the trades of Drew Pomeranz, Fernando Rodney, Andrew Cashner, Matt Kemp, Melvin Upton, and a few others during the season, the Padres added Derek Norris to the list of departed Padres late last week. If…


Ten Potential Trade Partners for Yangervis Solarte

November 14, 2016

Ken Rosenthal of had opined that the Padres may try to optimize Yangervis Solarte‘s value from a position of modest depth, in an attempt to further their rebuilding process. Rosenthal goes on to suggest teams with second or third base vacancies that could be of interest. However, I wonder if he would be a backup plan to teams who fail to re-sign their Plan-A players; such as a Justin…


Padres’ Yangervis Solarte Drawing Trade Interest

November 10, 2016

The San Diego Padres have recently been in discussions with a couple of teams regarding third baseman Yangervis Solarte. Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports reports that, indeed, the Padres have fielded early calls on the switch-hitter from Venezuela. Yangervis Solarte has been one of the most consistent hitters in the Padres lineup for the past few seasons, since being obtained from the New York Yankees for Chase Headley at the trade…


Padres PNO (Positives/Negatives/Outlook) Ryan Schimpf

October 17, 2016

Though the 2016 San Diego Padres season has been brutal to watch as a whole, there have been numerous things that have been a positive. One of the most surprising and pleasant things about the season has been the emergence of Ryan Schimpf from seemingly out of nowhere. The rookie infielder/outfielder slugged 20 homers this season in 89 games for the Padres. He totaled a .869 OPS and a 130…


Never Too Early Padres’ Infield Preview

October 8, 2016

The San Diego Padres go into the off-season with a set of young core players, but with few positional promises, to open up 2017. Suffice it to say, it is insanely early to predict what the 25-man roster will be, and many transactions over the course of continuing the rebuilding process will undoubtedly happen during the off season. Nevertheless, regardless of how different things may look on Opening Day in…


Padres PNO (Positives/Negatives/Outlook) Yangervis Solarte

October 4, 2016

In 2016 the San Diego Padres have faced many adversities, but nothing the team has had to battle can compare to the year Yangervis Solarte has had. The Padres Venezuelan infielder recently lost his wife after a battle with Cancer. Her loss was deeply felt by the organization as well as all of Major League Baseball. You can only imagine how difficult this has been for Solarte as he is…