The Brad Hand Sweepstakes: Washington Nationals

July 29, 2017

With the trade deadline approaching, the San Diego Padres are in a fantastic position. With the club enduring a full-blown rebuild, general manager A.J. Preller and the Padres’ front office will clearly be looking to sell. With that being said, the Padres possess one of the most coveted assets of this years trade deadline in the form of 27-year-old left-handed pitcher Brad Hand.  The all-star reliever has been one of…


What is Brad Hand’s Trade Value?

May 18, 2017

  The San Diego Padres claimed left-handed pitcher, Brad Hand, off waivers from the Miami Marlins in April of 2016. At the time, Hand was a struggling starter, posting a 4.00+ ERA in his career as a starter with the Marlins. The Padres were unsure of where the lefty would fall in their struggling pitching staff, and would eventually delegate him to the bullpen. Hand, embracing his new role, has quietly…


The Strikeouts are Coming for Trevor Cahill

April 27, 2017

On January 20th, 2017 the San Diego Padres signed Oceanside native, Trevor Cahill, to a 1-year/$1.75 million dollar contract. Cahill was coming off a strong season out of the bullpen for the World Series Champion Cubs, in which he was 4-4 with a 2.74 ERA in 50 games. However, Cahill was not looking for a bullpen spot with the Padres. While Cahill had offers of greater caliber from other teams, he…


Manny Margot: The Padres Next Star

April 14, 2017

In November of 2015, the San Diego Padres traded four-time MLB All-Star closer, Craig Kimbrel, to the Boston Red Sox. In return, A.J. Preller and the Padres received four of some of the Red Sox top available prospects. One of those prospects was, at the time, 20-year-old Dominican outfielder, Manuel Margot. The initial scouting report on Margot was simple: a very good athlete with a solid glove that could hit the ball…


All Eyes on Hunter Renfroe

April 1, 2017

With the thirteenth pick in the 2013 draft, the San Diego Padres selected outfielder Hunter Renfroe from Mississippi State. The team had used this pick in hopes that the big-bodied outfielder would continue the success he had throughout the 2013 season at Mississippi State, where Renfroe hit 16 home runs in 66 games, posting a .345 batting average and driving in 65 runs. On top of a solid offensive attack,…


The Top Breakout Candidates for Padres in 2017

February 17, 2017

  The San Diego Padres will not be a successful team in 2017. Although they may not win a lot of games, the Padres are poised to be an exciting, young team to watch throughout the season. With a lot of young talent on the roster, the Padres have the potential to be an above-average offensive team. A lack of pitching will definitely hurt the team, but free agent signings…


A Letter to Padres Fans

January 16, 2017

Dear Padres fans, I, like most of you, have been watching the Padres ever since I got into baseball. As a fan base, we’ve been through it all. We witnessed one of the greatest hitters of all time play the game in our uniform for his entire career. We’ve seen one of the best closers ever do his thing, over and over and over again. We have seen, and will…


What is Christian Friedrich’s Role as a Padre in 2017?

January 5, 2017

On March 3, 2016, the San Diego Padres signed 29-year-old left-hander Christian Friedrich to a minor league deal. Friedrich was a first round pick of the Colorado Rockies’ organization out of Eastern Kentucky, and was expected to fulfill a bullpen role for the Padres immediately. Friedrich came up to the majors on May 13th and was something the team did not expect him to be… a starting pitcher. Friedrich was…


My Top-5 “Must-Watch” Padres for the 2017 Season

January 3, 2017

  I have watched the game of baseball since I was five years old. The love for the game that I have is something that will never leave my heart. Ever since I discovered baseball, I have loved the San Diego Padres immensely. From the Jake Peavy and Brian Giles days, to the Kyle Blanks and Heath Bell era, my love for the Padres has never changed. For the first…


Padres Special: Preview of the Future San Diego Padres Lineup & Rotation

August 4, 2016

It’s been ten years, a whole decade, since the San Diego Padres made an appearance in the postseason. For us Padres fans, it’s been a very long stretch. We’ve seen good players come to San Diego only to be traded. We’ve seen disasters, and we’ve even seen some pretty bad baseball. The question then becomes: When will the Padres make the postseason and bring the love of baseball back to…


Padres Editorial: Wil Myers is the Face of the Franchise

July 18, 2016

On December 19th 2014, the San Diego Padres traded Rene Rivera, Burch Smith, and Jake Bauers to the Tampa Bay Rays, as well as trading Joe Ross and Trea Turner to the Nationals in a three team trade. Who did they get in return? The reigning American League Rookie of the Year Wil Myers. In his rookie year, Myers posted a .293/.354/.478 stat line, tagged along with 13 home runs…


Padres Editorial: What the San Diego Padres NEED to Do

June 27, 2016

The last time the San Diego Padres made an appearance in the postseason was in 2006 when they lost to the Cardinals in the NLDS. Since then, the Friars have only had two winning seasons, including two years in which they lost more than 90 games. It’s safe to say that the Padres, for the last 10 years at least, have not been the greatest team in all of baseball….