Should Manuel Margot be the Padres Leadoff Hitter?

April 5, 2018

When the Padres brought in Matt Stairs to be their hitting coach this offseason, the club’s entire offensive mentality changed. Stairs’ philosophy is simple: be patient at the plate and find ways to get on base. After ranking dead last in on base percentage last season, the Padres are hopeful that this new approach will allow them to take strides to what they want to become in the future. We…

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Christian Villanueva’s Big Night Proves Why He Should be the Padres Starting Third Baseman

April 4, 2018

When the Padres acquired Chase Headley from the New York Yankees this offseason, it was immediately implied that the former Padre himself would man the hot corner come Opening Day. Headley was indeed Andy Green‘s selection for the third base job out of spring training, but a recent slew of struggles on his part has opened up the race to be the Padres’ everyday third baseman. That race should be…

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A Review of the 2018 Fort Wayne TinCaps

April 2, 2018

The San Diego Padres’ farm system is often regarded as one of the best, if not the best, farm systems in all of major league baseball. The job that the team’s front office has done in constructing an excellent system from the ruins left behind of an old regime is truly amazing. Of all the talent scattered around the Padres’ minor league affiliates, the Fort Wayne TinCaps will look to build…

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Highlighting the Padres’ Bullpen Competition

March 15, 2018

Back in the glory days, when the Padres were a competitive playoff team, San Diego was home to one of the strongest bullpens in the league. With the young arms currently on the roster, the bullpen is in a perfect position to recreate the dominance they once held. Opening day is quickly approaching and Andy Green’s team has around 10 to 11 pitchers competing for seven or eight bullpen spots….

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Matt Strahm: Starter or Reliever?

March 13, 2018

Prior to the 2017 trade deadline, the San Diego Padres sent Trevor Cahill, Brandon Maurer, and Ryan Buchter to the Kansas City Royals in return for Travis Wood, Esteury Ruiz, and Matt Strahm. At the time, many experts believed that Esteury Ruiz was the centerpiece of this six-player trade. However, left-handed pitcher Matt Strahm is slowly starting to look like the prize of this trade. Ruiz is still very young…

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San Diego Padres News & Notes: Arrieta, Dickerson, and Tyson Ross

March 8, 2018

As we get closer to MLB Opening Day, clubs across the league are still trying to figure out which players will ultimately make their roster. In the case of the Padres, many interesting and exciting events are currently taking place. With a plethora of young talent in camp this season, San Diego has had one of the most exhilarating spring training seasons in recent memory. Let’s take a look at…

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What is Josh Naylor’s Future?

March 7, 2018

If you hadn’t heard by now, the San Diego Padres have arguably the best farm system in all of baseball. Absolutely loaded with talent, some lower level Padres prospects could be considered high-end talent for other teams across the league. Josh Naylor is one of those guys. Currently the 16th-ranked prospect for the Padres, the Canadian first baseman has the talent and power to become an absolute stud at the…

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On-Base Percentage: The Padres New Offensive Mentality

February 25, 2018

This offseason, the San Diego Padres introduced a new hitting coach. Matt Stairs, former Major League player and previous Philadelphia Phillies’ hitting instructor, was brought in to fill the vacancy the Padres had. His offensive philosophy is simple: get on base at a high rate and manufacture runs that way. Stairs is a perfect fit for the Padres and has already been spoken highly of around the clubhouse. For a…

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Can Chris Paddack Make a Strong Return in 2018?

February 24, 2018

On June 30th, 2016, the San Diego Padres traded Fernando Rodney to the Miami Marlins for a young, talented pitcher in Chris Paddack. At the time, Rodney was having a phenomenal season and the Marlins acquired him in order to bolster a weakened bullpen as they were looking to make a playoff push. The Padres would command a decent return, based on Rodney´s success at the time, and would acquire…

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The “Trevor Time” Impact on Padres Pitching

February 24, 2018

The San Diego Padres enter the 2018 season with one of the weaker starting rotations in all of baseball. With a plethora of young, unproven talent at the core of their starting five, there will certainly be a lot of ups and downs for the Padres throughout the marathon that is a baseball season. Their bullpen, however, is a different story. When the Padres were a competitive playoff team, a…

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Will Christian Villanueva Play Third Base for the Padres in 2018?

February 1, 2018

It  has been a quiet offseason but, as a Padres fan, the team has made some moves. They acquired shortstop Freddy Galvis from the Phillies in order to bolster the middle infield defense. The Padres also re-signed Craig Stammen, signed Japanese pitcher Kazuhisa Makita, and reportedly have offered Eric Hosmer a contract that would make him the highest paid player in franchise history. Acquiring former MVP candidate and starting third…

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Will Luis Urias Play in the Majors in 2018?

January 31, 2018

If you haven’t heard by now, the San Diego Padres’ farm system is absolutely loaded. Widely regarded as the deepest farm system in all of baseball, and to some, the best, the Padres have an extremely bright future to look forward to. With that being said, some of those intriguing prospects might be on their way to Petco Park much more quickly than we imagined. For Padres second base prospect…

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