Re-Living the Padres’ 1998 Playoffs One More Time

October 17, 2018

20 years ago, the city of San Diego fell in love with their Padres, as the team made it all the way to the 1998 World Series. Here is a look at that magical playoff run for the Friars that helped pave the way for Petco Park to be built in San Diego. As the baseball season closes, soon will the year 2018, and the 20th anniversary of the San…

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Padres Agree to Deal with Amarillo as New Double-A Affiliate

October 2, 2018

The wait is over, as the San Diego Padres have agreed to a contract with Amarillo to be the team’s Double-A affiliate in the Texas League. The Padres will start their relationship with the city next year in what should be a successful marriage.  The Padres have been looking for a new Double-A affiliate since the news came out that the San Antonio Missions were moving up to Triple-A and…

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Year One of Eric Hosmer Was a Disappointment for Padres

October 2, 2018

There is no way around it. 2018 was very disappointing for Eric Hosmer in his first year as a San Diego Padre. Eric Hosmer accepted the Padres’ offer in February to become the highest-paid free agent signing in club history, with an eight-year, $144 million contract. He arrived with much fanfare, coming from a World Series championship, World Baseball Classic title, and All-Star Game MVP. With a big contract came…

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Hedges, Mejia, or Allen? Padres Have a Plethora of Backstops

September 19, 2018

The San Diego Padres have an exciting group of young catchers in the majors and throughout the system. Who, in the group will establish them self in the coming year and who will be relegated to a backup role for the team? The Padres have a wonderful dilemma on their hands. Austin Hedges, who now has been the Padres’ starting catcher for two seasons, logging 201 games so far in…

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Padres Minor League Season Review: El Paso Chihuahuas

September 16, 2018

Here is your San Diego Padres’ minor league review of the 2018 El Paso Chihuahuas. The Chihuahuas enjoyed a fun season filled with winning streaks and top prospects coming through town. They finished 82-57 and PCL Pacific Southern division champs. The team won the division by 11 games, aided by a 17-game home winning streak towards the end of the season. El Paso was bested in a best-of-five series with…

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Assessing Luis Urias’ First Two Weeks With the Padres

September 12, 2018

San Diego Padres’ second baseman of the future, Luis Urias went down with a hamstring injury on Tuesday, and early indications are not good for the rest of the 2018. With his season likely over, let’s take a look at his first few weeks in the big leagues. Luis Urias was in the everyday lineup for the Padres and it brought a level of excitement that is hard to bring…

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Is Wil Myers’ Move to Third Base Affecting His Offense?

September 5, 2018

Could the move to third base be affecting Wil Myers offensively, as he has clearly struggled since the change. Wil Myers has jumped around to multiple positions since coming to the San Diego Padres before the 2015 season. He has played center field, left field, right field, first base and now third base. His bat has usually followed him well to these different positions. His batting average as an outfielder…

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The Dangerous Expectations of Padres Star Prospects

August 30, 2018

Are there some dangerous expectations surrounding Luis Urias, whom the San Diego Padres just promoted from the minor leagues?  The Padres and their fans have reached somewhat uncharted waters recently with how stacked this farm system is. Now, finally, the world gotten to see one of the most heralded of the bunch, Luis Urias, take the field in a Padres’ uniform Tuesday night. It’s an exciting time for Padres fans…

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Logan Allen Shrinks ERA in Tacoma as El Paso Wins 1-0

August 28, 2018

Tacoma, Washington The Tacoma Rainiers hosted the El Paso Chihuahuas in what was their final home game of the 2018 season on Monday night. There was a hint of fall in the air as sweatshirts and windbreakers were seen throughout the ballpark. This was the first time El Paso played a game without their star second baseman, Padres number four prospect Luis Urias was promoted to the Padres before Monday’s…

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Perdomo Rusty, El Paso Battles But Loses to Tacoma 8-5

August 25, 2018

Tacoma, Washington It was a damp night at Cheney Stadium, with a cool breeze dipping the temperature below 65. The Chihuahuas brought a 10-game winning streak and a magic number of one into town for the division crown. Luis Perdomo took the hill in his first rehab outing after being placed on the disabled list with shoulder issues. He topped off at about 93 MPH and had to shake off…

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What are the Padres’ Plans for Christian Villanueva?

August 22, 2018

Rookie infielder Christian Villanueva has played all over the place for the San Diego Padres this season. With so much youth on the rise and Wil Myers playing third base, what is Villanueva’s future with the team? There has been a lot of commotion with the Padres’ lineup this month. Wil Myers, returning from another stint on the disabled list, has returned and has played primarily third base, a new…

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Eric Hosmer is Finding Himself Again

August 21, 2018

The San Diego Padres signed Eric Hosmer this past offseason to a mega-deal totaling $105 million in guaranteed money for five years. Hosmer has struggled at times, but has found himself as of late, and looks to be on the right track. Summer is supposed to be one of the most fun times of year, with beach trips, family vacations, swimming parties, etc. For Eric Hosmer, this summer has been…

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