The Troubled Talent That Was Eric Show

March 16, 2018

Credit: AP Photo Of all the players who have worn a Padres’ uniform, one of the more prominent players talked about the least is Eric Show. The reason for the lack of attention given to Show could be due to his life outside baseball. He was a controversial figure, often viewed today as a tortured soul who struggled with drug addiction and the remnants of a childhood filled with emotional,…


An Early Glimpse at Who Will Be the Opening Day Starter?

February 21, 2018

Opening Day 2018 is still five weeks away. No exhibition games have been played. Full squads reported this week, with full squad workouts finally beginning. The San Diego Padres have several questions to answer between now and March 29. For one thing, they need to decide who will man the corner outfield positions. The team has six players auditioning for two positions. Take your pick. Another series of questions surround…


Could Hunter Renfroe Be the Odd Man Out?

February 18, 2018

Word came down late on a Saturday night that the San Diego Padres came to an agreement with Eric Hosmer. The news was delivered, oh so subtly, by Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union Tribune. The #Padres got their man. Eric Hosmer is their new first baseman. — Kevin Acee (@sdutKevinAcee) February 18, 2018 Now that Hosmer is a Friar, he will become the team’s starting first baseman….


Three Aztecs Named Mountain West Top 10 Prospects by Baseball America

February 8, 2018

The calendar is approaching mid-February, and with the conclusion of the Super Bowl, people are beginning to turn their attention to baseball. Spring training begins soon for MLB, meaning fans can watch exhibition games until Opening Day. For those who want to watch meaningful games, college baseball is approaching, with some teams beginning the season as early as this weekend (Feb. 9-11). Baseball America recently released their Mountain West Preview…


Are the Royals Hinting at Retaining Eric Hosmer?

January 30, 2018

A pair of ex-San Diego Padres appeared in the news on Monday in a move that could potentially alter the team’s pursuit of free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer. The Kansas City Royals traded left-handed relief pitcher Ryan Buchter and first baseman Brandon Moss to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for right-handed pitchers Jesse Hahn and Ryan Fillmyer. Buchter and Hahn were both pitchers with the Padres organization at one…


Padres, Carter Capps Avoid Arbritration

January 3, 2018

  The San Diego Padres and Carter Capps avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $1,062,500 contract for the 2018 season. The agreement between the two parties was first reported by Jon Heyman of FanRag sports. Capps underwent Tommy John surgery and missed a vast majority of the 2017 season. He made his San Diego Padres debut on Aug. 7, allowing three runs on two walks and a hit in two-thirds…


The Pros and Cons to Signing Eric Hosmer

December 10, 2017

The Winter Meetings will begin this coming week, and the Hot Stove will be blaring at full blast. Teams will begin spending money and making trades as general managers look to set their rosters for the 2018 MLB season. Some might go for that “blockbuster” deal, while others will just look to satisfy team needs. A.J. Preller and Co. are expected to fill team needs, and then some. The Padres…


Padres Trusting the Process, Extend A.J. Preller

December 3, 2017

The San Diego Padres and general manager A.J. Preller have agreed on a contract extension through 2022. Originally hired to be the Padres’ GM in 2014, Preller’s original deal was for five years, taking him through the 2019 season. This new agreement extends Preller’s contract for three more years. Preller has spearheaded a rebuild in San Diego that has focused primarily on a “youth movement,” and building up the Friars’…


Christian Friedrich & Jarred Cosart Opt for Free Agency

October 31, 2017

It’s still October, and the MLB Hot Stove has yet to get turned on, but two pitchers from the San Diego Padres have decided to test free agency. Christian Friedrich and Jarred Cosart have both decided to become unrestricted free agents, as opposed to signing extensions with the Padres. Both players cleared waivers and were outrighted, the club announced on Oct. 30. Cosart was eligible for arbitration, and was expected…


Should the Padres Hire Barry Bonds as Hitting Coach?

October 22, 2017

One of the biggest villains in the eyes of Padres fans is Barry Bonds. The left fielder for the San Francisco Giants was a thorn in the side of Friar pitchers for so many years. Jake Peavy will be remembered as the pitcher who served up Bonds’ 700th career home run. In 1995, he hit a walk-off home run against Trevor Hoffman, the second-greatest Friar in franchise history. Bonds hit…


PNO (Positive, Negative, Outlook): Carlos Asuaje

October 20, 2017

Carlos Asuaje wasn’t on the San Diego Padres’ Opening Day roster, but he had a significant impact on the club during the 2017 season. Asuaje was called up by the Padres from Triple-A El Paso on May 22. He made his first appearance on May 23, during a game against the New York Mets. He was only with the Padres for two days before being sent back to El Paso….


PNO (Positive, Negative, Outlook): Hunter Renfroe

October 16, 2017

The San Diego Padres had a young outfield in 2017. Manuel Margot, Franchy Cordero, and Hunter Renfroe all were rookies, and all spent time on the field and in the lineup as Friar youngsters. Travis Jankowski and Jose Pirela, also young players, saw time on the field. One of those rookies, Renfroe, was a mixed bag this season. The right fielder showed off his power, belting 26 home runs. He…