Eric Hosmer: “The Papo Effect”

April 4, 2018

Why the Papo Effect?? Eric Hosmers nickname is Papo. Papo is a term of endearment, affection, and love. Commonly used to represent male to male affection or “brotherly love”. Monday evening before the San Diego Padres took on their National League West Division rival the Colorado Rockies, Hosmer led the team meeting for the first time. The only way to accurately evaluate Eric Hosmer’s, aka Papo’s, development is to start…

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10 More Padres’ Prospects to Watch in 2018

April 1, 2018

Days from now the Minor League Baseball full-season leagues begins and Padres’ prospects hit the field attempting to get one step closer to the ultimate goal of making the show. In this article, I will continue to breakdown some of the top Padres’ prospects to keep an eye this season. Hudson Potts This 19-year-old third baseman, shortstop and second baseman, was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the first round of the 2016…

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The 2018 Padres are Looking to Gain Respect

March 26, 2018

The San Diego Padres’ 2018 season starts in mere days, with high hopes among the fan base. The 2017 Padres season was the 48th season of the San Diego Padres franchise in Major League Baseball and the Padres’ 14th season at Petco Park. The Padres finished the season 71–91 to finish in fourth place in the National League West Division, 33 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers. They missed the…

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10 Padres’ prospects to watch in 2018

March 22, 2018

The 2018 Major League Baseball season is one week away. On April 5, 2018, dozens of young prospects will begin their journey as the minor league season opens. In this article, I will break down some of the top Padres’ prospects to keep an eye this season. Andres Munoz, The 19-year-old, Mexican, right-handed pitcher, signed in 2016, was the youngest prospect in the 2017 Arizona Fall League. The San Diego…

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The battle over the Padres’ left field job

March 20, 2018

The Padres reassigned several players to minor league camp on Sunday. This time we saw first baseman/outfielder Allen Craig, outfielder Shane Peterson, right-handed pitcher Eric Yardley, right-handed pitcher Webster Rivas, and catcher Stephen McGee all depart. Unfortunately, all those moves didn’t clear up the question of who plays left field. The Padres’ battle for the left field position is between five to six different veteran outfielders. Green has recently said the…

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Padres Top-10 Prospects and Their Estimated MLB Debut

March 17, 2018

The San Diego Padres have what has been referred to as “a volcano of hot talent lava”. Here is a list of the Top-10 prospects currently in the Padres’ system. Included is an estimated debut for each player. The following players make up only a small portion of the “hot talent lava” quote. Fernando Tatis Jr. Age: 19/Infield/Signed as an international free agent in 2015 by the Chicago White Sox….

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Padres 25-Man Roster Predictions

March 13, 2018

With two weeks remaining before MLB Opening Day, constructing the San Diego Padres’ 25-man roster results in many questions, as position battles are still in the middle rounds. On Friday and early Tuesday, the Padres’ assigned several players to their minor league camp. Cal Quantrill, Rowan Wick, Tom Wilhelmsen, Trey Wingenter, and Michael Mariot were given the bad news, along with promising position player and No. 8 overall (in all…

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Fernando Tatis Jr. is a Special Development Case

March 10, 2018

Friday, the San Diego Padres took on the White Sox in a 2-0 win. Fernando Tatis Jr. was slated to be the designated hitter, but was replaced before the game by Luis Urias in the starting lineup. Tatis was removed from the lineup due to an illness. The infielder will likely remain out of Saturday’s game as well while he recovers from a fever. The 19-year-old prospect will hopefully return…

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San Diego Padres Signing Arrieta, Cobb, or Lynn- “Not Gonna Happen”?

March 9, 2018

Veteran right-hander Jake Arrieta remains unsigned. The Chicago Cubs aren’t bringing back Arrieta on a one-year deal. That’s surprising, given that he is one of this winter’s top free agent pitchers and performed for the club in the past. Over the last couple days, Arrieta has been mentioned in Padres’ rumors. Currently, it has already been reported that the Nationals, Phillies, and Brewers have at least some interest in Arrieta, so the Padres have company in…

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Chris Young, Tyson Ross, and an Open Rotation Spot

March 7, 2018

San Diego Padres’ ageless right-handed pitcher, Chris Young, started Tuesday’s game vs. the Kansas City Royals. The Padres reacquired not one, but two pitchers this winter who were formerly MLB all-star’s with the team.  Young was an all-star in 2007 and Tyson Ross an all-star in 2014. Both signed minor league deals, with invitations to spring training and a chance to join the rotation if they perform. In Young’s first start this spring, he recorded four…

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The Battle in the Padres’ Bullpen

March 6, 2018

On February 5, 2018, the San Diego Padres signed right-handed pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen to a minor league deal. He received an invitation to participate in MLB camp with his offer. USA Today Sports‘ Bob Nightengale tweeted that Wilhelmsen will earn a $900K base salary if he makes the roster. Wilhelmsen was drafted in 2002 by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 7th round (199th overall). The 34-year-old has had flashes of…

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Position Battles at the Peoria Sports Complex 

March 3, 2018

In roughly four weeks, the San Diego Padres will open up their 2018 season on March 29, when the Milwaukee Brewers come to America’s Finest City.  According to MLB Pipeline, the Padres have the No. 1 ranked farm system in Major League Baseball now. Presently, the Padres’ farm system is overflowing with young talent. With that #1 ranking, the Padres have what Scott Boras, agent to Eric Hosmer, called “A Volcano of Hot…

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