Down On The Farm: July 11 (Buddy Reed Makes Double-A Debut)

July 12, 2018

The minor league affiliates for the San Diego Padres went 5-3 on Wednesday. Here’s a recap of the day’s action El Paso Chihuahuas (50-40) OFF San Antonio Missions (52-36) Lost 3-4 to the Frisco Roughriders Fernando Tatis Jr. extends his hitting streak to 12 games with a 1-for-4 night, stroking a single. Over the hitting streak, he is hitting .416  with four home runs. However, he committed a throwing error,…

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Padres’ Anderson Espinoza is Throwing Again

May 11, 2018

For the first time since suffering a setback in late April, after beginning a throwing program, Anderson Espinoza is tossing the ball around once again. This is a step in the right direction for Espinoza, who underwent the infamous Tommy John surgery last July. He has been spending his time in Peoria in extended spring training to rehab his injured arm. According to CBS Sports, he was in line to…

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Lucchesi & Villanueva Making Early Case for National League Rookie Of The Year

May 3, 2018

The Padres rebuild has gone on long enough, or so Joey Lucchesi and Christian Villanueva seem to think. Both have started out of the gates, in their rookie seasons, by tearing it up and making a legitimate case to contend for the coveted National League Rookie of the Year award. The Padres don’t have a long history with the award like the division rival Dodgers do (18 total winners; the…

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Carlos Asuaje and His Future at the Keystone Position with the San Diego Padres

February 4, 2018

In baseball, little second basemen have made a renaissance as productive players. Guys like Jose Altuve, Dee Gordon, Josh Harrison, and Cesar Hernandez have played like standouts in the last couple of years of major league baseball. Now that isn’t to say that smaller second basemen are automatically better than bigger ones, because Robinson Cano and Jonathan Schoop would beg to differ. Nonetheless, this is a perfect introduction into the subject…

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Possible Scenarios for the San Diego Padres & Jhoulys Chacin

October 29, 2017

With few reliable and durable rotation options following the conclusion of the 2016 season, A.J. Preller had to go search in the bargain bin to find some pitchers to fill out his starting five. He settled upon Clayton Richard, Jered Weaver, Trevor Cahill, and the subject of this article, Jhoulys Chacin, all for $3 million or less. As for the first three; Richard re-upped with the Friars for two years…

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A Simulation Of The Padres Future Using Out Of The Park Baseball 18

May 9, 2017

    With the Padres in a rebuilding phase, and not winning many games, I thought a fun thing to do would be to do a simulation of how the Padres’ future will turn out, using the recently released ‘Out Of The Park Baseball ’18’ simulation game. Out Of The Park (aka OOTP) is a long running series of baseball simulation games, and its 2016 iteration of the game, OOTP…

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The Future Of Yangervis Solarte

April 17, 2017

Since breaking into the major leagues in 2014, at the age of 26, Padres’ second baseman, Yangervis Solarte, has only gotten better, or at least he has performed better each and every year. Despite putting in great seasons at the minor league level, putting together a career minor league batting average of .289, he bounced from the Twins to the Rangers to the Yankees before getting his break, going on a tear,…

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Potential Fantasy Baseball Sleepers on the Padres

March 18, 2017

With a young roster and little MLB experience, the Padres figure to have a lot of struggles on the field in 2017. However, there may be some surprises or just undervalued players who not only will help the Padres, but could also be valuable additions to your fantasy baseball team. This article won’t feature players like Wil Myers and Yangervis Solarte, since neither is particularly undervalued in fantasy leagues presently….

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Comparing The Padres Current Rebuild With The Cubs, Mets, & Astros

January 22, 2017

  After embarking on a rebuilding course following a failed playoff bid in 2015, A.J. Preller has made a flurry of recent deals. He has traded almost everyone on the old roster for prospects in order to patch together a farm system he previously gutted. Craig Kimbrel, Justin Upton, Ian Kennedy, Drew Pomeranz, Melvin Upton Jr., Andrew Cashner, and James Shields have all been traded or let go in exchange for…

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Will Brandon Maurer Be The Padres’ Closer in 2017?

December 26, 2016

A team known for having great bullpens, and especially great closers, the San Diego Padres do not currently have a shutdown, established, closer on the roster. There were at least three of those available on the free agent market, and some others available via trade, but as a rebuilding team, the Padres had no reason to waste money and/or assets to acquire any of them. So, going into 2017, the presumptive…

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Can Cory Spangenberg Reclaim His Starting Job?

December 10, 2016

  A first round pick in 2011,  Cory Spangenberg was a San Diego Padres top prospect up until his debut in 2014. Lauded for his ability to put bat on ball, he hit .294 in his time in the minors. When Jedd Gyorko became the starting second baseman in 2013, Spangenberg no longer was the top option at second. The Padres began experimenting with him in the outfield, but once Gyorko was…

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