Padres Spring Training Wrap-Up: Day 6 (Hosmer’s Swagger Needed)

February 19, 2018

Eric Hosmer and Wil Myers will solidify the middle of the Padres’ lineup. Or at least that is what the Padres hope. The Friars have a young left-handed hitter and a young right-handed hitter to build around. Some debate that each player is overvalued as far as production, but having those two each and every day will go a long way for a franchise that has struggled to find an…

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With Addition of Hosmer, Teams Are Hunting Renfroe

February 19, 2018

The San Diego Padres are a team on the rise. Eric Hosmer gives the Friars instant credit, though he by himself will not be able to push this team into a playoff race just yet. The Padres are inexperienced and still attempting to find their stride. They have a young manager, in his first MLB managerial gig and he is on a mission. Andy Green wants to make this franchise…

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Padres Spring Training Wrap-Up: Day 5 (Hosmer Signs & the Dawn Has Begun)

February 18, 2018

In signing Eric Hosmer to an eight-year deal at $144 million dollars, the San Diego Padres are signifying that they intend to compete soon. We can debate whether that time is now or in 2020, but the front office of this franchise has full intentions to be a serious player in Major League Baseball. San Diegans could not be more excited, as this team has never had a plan set…

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Eric Hosmer Signing Brings a Domino Effect With it for Rest of Team

February 18, 2018

With the signing of Eric Hosmer, the San Diego Padres will need to restructure their team a bit. The slick-fielding first baseman will surely play everyday, as he has proven he is more than capable of doing so. Hosmer is a presence in the middle of a brand new Padres’ lineup and a left-handed bat that the team has needed for a long time. It is an exciting time to…

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Padres Spring Training Wrap-Up: Day 4 (Wil Myers Still Not in Camp)

February 17, 2018

As a silent leader, you must do the little things. You need to lead by example. The fact Wil Myers has yet to report to camp is a bit concerning, but not quite troubling…yet. With a feeling of excitement surrounding this young team, it is strange that the teams “face of the franchise” player hasn’t reported early. Should he be the first position player in camp? Should Myers set an…

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Finding a Home for Chase Headley in 2018

February 17, 2018

In a perfect world, the Padres would platoon Cory Spangenberg and Christian Villanueva at third base to start the 2018 season. Both men are 26 years old and have accomplished all they can at the minor league level. For both players, it is now or never to further their advancement in the game of baseball. A season like 2018 can help mold their future and determine whether they are platoon-type…

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Padres Spring Training Wrap-Up: Day 3

February 16, 2018

As the week goes on, more and more players are beginning to arrive at camp. Fernando Tatis Jr. arrived in Peoria, and like a moth to a flame, there was an immediate attraction for the media. His English has progressed so well recently, that he is able to handle questions without a translator. Flashing his electric smile and doing these interviews with ease is further evidence that he means business…

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San Diego Padres Exploring Trade Options with Tampa Bay Rays?

February 16, 2018

It is no secret that A.J. Preller is a mover and shaker. Like Kevin Towers, the recently passed former general manager of the team, he has a great propensity to be a gunslinger. When it comes to making a trade, the young Preller has shown the ability to constantly pull the trigger without hesitation. Earlier this week, Jim Duquette spoke on ESPN Radio about the San Diego Padres. He indicated…

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Padres Spring Training Wrap-Up: Day 2 (Talk of Hosmer Still Lingering)

February 15, 2018

The smell of the freshly cut grass is in the air. Spring training is finally here as it is time to think Padres baseball and the 2018 season. As the pop of the glove grows more intense, the feelings of uncertainty still grip this Padre team. There are several unanswered questions and a huge question that nobody seems to want to discuss. Eric Hosmer is still rumored to be flirting…

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Remembering Padres’ Mike Darr on the 16th Anniversary of His Death

February 15, 2018

Michael Curtis Darr was born in Corona, California. He was the son of a former major leaguer, Mike Darr Sr. The eldest Darr pitched in one game for the Toronto Blue Jays in 1977. That was the extent of his playing career, but he helped cultivate his son into a second round pick. Mike Darr was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 1994 draft, after hitting .512 with 12…

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Padres Spring Training Wrap-Up: Day 1 (Pitchers Report as A.J. Ellis is Signed)

February 14, 2018

The San Diego Padres 2018 season is here. After a long and slow offseason, the daily grind of a Major League Baseball season is upon us. Andy Green and his coaching staff come into camp with a boyhood enthusiasm about their young squad. The Padres are certainly full of youth, and with that inexperience comes a sense of uncertainty. Nobody knows for sure exactly what this team is capable of…

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Tim Lincecum Showcase on Thursday, Padres Will Be in Attendance

February 13, 2018

Once upon a time, there was a major league pitcher by the name of “The Freak”. This freak had one of the best pitching’ arsenals in the game of baseball. He was flat-out dominant at times. From the 2008 through the 2011 seasons, Tim Lincecum was arguably the best pitcher in the world. During that four-year span, he was an all-star each season, won two NL Cy Young Awards and…

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