If Yates is Dealt, the Padres Have Options to Close Games

October 11, 2018

If the San Diego Padres choose to move closer Kirby Yates, the team has options in the young bullpen. Here is a look at Yates, and some possible names to look at as a replacement for him if the Preller and the Padres find a suitable trade partner. In April of 2017, Kirby Yates was DFA’d by the Angels and claimed off waivers by the Friars; the latest project for longtime…


Manuel Margot and His Disappointing 2018 Season

September 26, 2018

There was a time when the San Diego Padres considered Manuel Margot their best overall player. He has had two straight down years and, though he is still young, there are some concerns for his future in Major League Baseball. In a season that has featured several key young players making significant strides in their development, Manuel Margot has struggled mightily at the plate as well as on the bases….


The Rapid Ascension of the Padres’ Owen Miller

September 6, 2018

The San Diego Padres are certainly pleased with the rapid ascension of infielder Owen Miller who was selected this June in the draft. Through three years as the starting shortstop at Illinois State University, Owen Miller hit for a combined slash line of .345/.384/.511. On June 5th, 2018 he was selected by the Padres in the third round of the MLB draft. 10 days later he made his professional debut…


Storm Close Out Season With Win at Home vs JetHawks

September 3, 2018

Lake Elsinore, California On Monday, Lake Elsinore played their final game of the season at home against the Lancaster Jethawks. Starting pitcher Reggie Lawson started the night off strong with two quick strike outs in the top of the first before allowing Bret Boswell and Tyler Nevin to reach on walks, Lancaster RF Willie Abreu then popped up to shallow left field to end the inning and strand the two…


An Early Padres’ Trade Deadline Preview

June 7, 2018

With the rebuild fully underway, the San Diego Padres are in the midst of yet another noncompetitive season. Despite the overall record at this point, the 25 man roster does still have several guys turning in solid performances who could be had by teams in the playoff hunt come the July 31st trade deadline. We’ll take a look at those names and some potential trade partners that could arise over…