Seals Make First Official Transaction, Bring First Player to San Diego

July 3, 2018

San Diego, California The San Diego Seals news has been relatively quiet for sometime now, but with the expansion draft looming things are starting to pick up for San Diego’s newest professional team. The Seals, via trade with the New England Black Wolves, filled roster spot number one with forward Kyle Buchanan. The 30-year-old is a six-year veteran in the National Lacrosse League and has proven to be a consistent,…

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Framing the Friars: Silent Bats Overshadow a Great Outing by Clayton Richard

May 8, 2018

Jeremy Hellickson took a perfect game bid into the top of the 7th inning before Travis Jankowski hit a leadoff single. Clayton Richard went eight innings, allowing just three earned runs while striking out eight and allowing zero walks.  San Diego, California:  The San Diego Padres came into Tuesday night’s game looking to tie the series at 1-1. However, they were blown away from the beginning as the Washington Nationals and Jeremy Hellickson came…

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San Diego Seals Hire Team’s First General Manager and Head Coach in Patrick Merrill

April 4, 2018

NLL’s San Diego Seals hire former-player Patrick Merrill as team’s first General Manager and Head Coach.  There hasn’t been a lot of news released since the NLL announced its newest expansion team in the San Diego Seals. Aside from location, mascot, logo, and uniforms, not much has been “surfaced.” However, today the Seals announced their head coach and general manager heading into the inaugural season to be ex-National Lacrosse League…

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Clayton Richard Ready to Make First Career Opening Day Start

March 21, 2018

Manager Andy Green and the San Diego Padres announced that Clayton Richard will be the Opening Day starting pitcher for the team. This will be the 10-year veteran’s first Opening Day start. Richard expressed his feeling about it during a recent press conference.  Clayton Richard got his first taste of Opening Day back in 2009 with the Chicago White Sox. Although it wasn’t a start, the young and inexperienced Richard came…

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Padres Flip #13 Prospect SP De Los Santos for SS Freddy Galvis

December 15, 2017

A.J. Preller connected with Matt Klentak (Philadelphia Phillies GM) Friday morning, flipping the number 13 prospect in the Padres organization for 28-year-old shortstop Freddy Galvis. Enyel De Los Santos, starting pitching prospect, came to the Padres in November of 2015 when the team traded reliever Joaquin Benoit for De Los Santos. Since then, he has worked his way up to Double-A San Antonio and falling in line as one of…

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PNO (Positives, Negatives, Outlook): Clayton Richard

November 17, 2017

The man with the most innings pitched at Petco Park is going to be back in a Padres uniform through 2019. The 34-year-old veteran ate 197.1 innings for the Padres last season, the most of all Padres pitchers last season. At the age in which most pitchers reliability starts to decline, the ground ball pitcher has been the most reliable of pitchers for the Padres. Positives Innings Eater Richard’s 4.75…

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Should the Padres Consider Bringing Back Brandon Morrow?

November 17, 2017

The Padres have already checked in on around 50 free agents since the end of the World Series. One thing that A.J. Preller and Darren Balsley have been exceptionally good at over the past couple seasons is signing veteran arms, allowing them to rejuvenate their careers, and then flipping them for prospects. We’ve seen it with guys like Joaquin Benoit, Ryan Buchter, and even a 39-year-old Fernando Rodney. This trend could…

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PNO (Positives Negatives Outlook): Jabari Blash

November 15, 2017

Jabari Blash was traded to the San Diego Padres in December of 2015 by the Oakland Athletics after they claimed him off waivers from the Seattle Mariners. Jabari made his big league debut for the Padres in April of 2016, and since then, he has been more or less an anomaly. 251 players were drafted before Jabari Blash in the 2010 June Amateur Draft, a class that has proven to…

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Farewell Frequent Flyer: A Thank You to Kevin Quackenbush

November 10, 2017

Kevin “The Quack” Quackenbush was drafted by the Padres in the 8th round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft. On October 2, 2017 he was granted free agency and just six days later he was signed by the Cincinnati Reds. So, we say thank you and farewell to the man who came in and did whatever the Padres needed without hesitation. It was April 25, 2014, Quackenbush had recently…

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Padres Ink Clayton Richard for $6-Million Through 2019 Season

September 20, 2017

The San Diego Padres and starting pitcher Clayton Richard came to an agreement Wednesday afternoon on a two-year deal. Richard was originally acquired by the Padres in July of 2009, when the team traded Jake Peavy to the Chicago White Sox. He had some successful years with the Friars in his first stint with the club. After the 2013 season, he hung around in free agency until the Diamondbacks took…

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Lacrosse? What You Need to Know About San Diego’s Newest Professional Franchise

September 2, 2017

On Wednesday, the National Lacrosse League announced that the city of San Diego and owner Joe Tsai would be gifted the leagues 10th official franchise. Joe Tsai, with a net worth of over $11 billion, is the Executive Vice Chairman of Alibaba. Tsai is a former lacrosse player himself, playing for Yale back in the 1980s. He paid $5 million to be the sole owner of the San Diego lacrosse…

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The Padres Made Right Move in Keeping Brad Hand at Deadline

August 1, 2017

All month long we’ve been speculating what kind of return the Padres could get for Brad Hand, who has been on fire since being claimed by the team last April. The trade deadline came and went, and to the benefit of the Padres, Hand is still in San Diego. Many saw Brad Hand as the Padres best option to bring in some more top prospects to fatten up the system…

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