The San Diego Padres’ season is nearly upon us, so we thought we would bring in the “Blog Father” for a chat.
Geoff Young has been writing about the San Diego Padres for a long time. He is very knowledgeable about the team, both past and present.
It was awesome to pick his brain on some Padres-related topics. We found out his thoughts on Eric Hosmer. I also asked him about the Freddy Galvis trade and the fact the Padres dealt a young hurler named Enyel De Los Santos to obtain him. Interesting to hear what he has to say.
We speak about Austin Hedges and Hunter Renfroe. We delve into Wil Myers and whether or not we can expect a huge 2018 from him. All three players are expected to be major contributors, or are they? We ponder Renfroe’s future with the team. Geoff tells it like it is.
The Padres’ farm system is something special. We briefly talk about the Latin influence in the system and what it means for the future of this team.
Joey Lucchesi and Eric Lauer are briefly talked about as each young hurler was certainly impressive in camp. Geoff gives his thoughts on Lucchesi and what we can expect from him in the future. We all are excited for what he showed against major league hitters this spring.
The Tyson Ross and Chris Young signings are something we all talk about. We wanted to know Geoff’s thoughts on bringing in those former stars in a time when the team could be rolling out young pitchers who need experience. Ross and Young are both on the bubble of making this 2018 Padres’ team.
Geoff also gives his thoughts on Josh Naylor as we talk about the fact he is a man without a position now. We will see what A.J. Preller does with this talented young infielder.
All and all, a great show. We thank Geoff for his time. Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.
Thank you. Enjoy.