Padres Editorial: The Padres Still Have a Shortstop Problem

July 9, 2016

A mere days from the 2016 MLB All Star Game, every team has more or less established their position for the rest of the season. The first half has it’s winners and losers, teams who still have playoff chances and those who are already looking towards 2017. It doesn’t take a baseball expert to evaluate where the Padres currently sit. At 38-49, with just two games remaining before the All…


Padres Editorial: Can San Diego Sign Myers to a Long-Term Deal?

July 2, 2016

After quite a hectic month, June has finally come to an end. While every player has up and down months, no player had a bigger up month in June than San Diego Padres first baseman Wil Myers. After a solid start in the first two months of the year, Myers took it to a whole new level in June. Now that June has come to an end, the historic nature…


Padres Minors: Down on the Farm- July 1st

July 2, 2016

Prospect of the Day: Austin Hedges, C, Triple-A El Paso: 2-3, 2 HR, 6 RBI I don’t think there is much else to be said about Austin Hedges at this point. Hedges now has nine home runs over the last eleven games. I wrote about him at length earlier in the week. He needs to be in the big leagues. Like yesterday. Other Noteworthy Performances: Hunter Renfroe, RF, Triple-A El…


Padres Minors: Taking A Closer Look at New Padre Chris Paddack

July 1, 2016

As the calendar turns from June to July, and the All Star Break looms ever closer, the MLB trade deadline season is about to be in full swing. After getting this year’s trading started with their early June trade of James Shields to the Chicago White Sox for Erik Johnson and Fernando Tatis Jr., the San Diego were back at it again on Thursday morning/afternoon. Despite his position as a…


Padres Editorial: Can Erik Johnson Be A Viable Big League Starter?

June 30, 2016

With the trade of James Shields in the beginning of June, the Padres made it clear where they stood. At the end of the day, the move was all about money, with the return in the deal becoming important. The Padres are on the hook for just over half of the remaining money on James Shields contract, just over $30 million if Shields does not opt-out following the season. On…


Padres Editorial: Austin Hedges is Forcing Padres’ Hand

June 29, 2016

The 2016 season has been yet another disappointing season for the city of San Diego. As a team the Padres have been underwhelming for much of the season. The team has performed as more of cohesive unit than at any point in 2015, but the results have still not been there, especially on offense. June has obviously been a great step forward for the team, as the Padres have been…


Padres Minors: Down on the Farm- June 27th

June 28, 2016

Padres Prospect of the Day: Jason Hagerty, LF, Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas: 3-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB On a day in which the Chihuahuas’ bats once again came to life, Jason Hagerty was the star of the show. The Chihuahuas were getting hits up and down the lineup, but Hagerty was the real star, collecting three hits and driving in two of the Chihuahuas 11 runs. Hagerty has…


Padres Minors: Down on the Farm- Minor League Week 11 Recap

June 27, 2016

El Paso Chihuahuas: (45-31, 5-3 for week) Monday: L 7-3 Tuesday: W 11-6 Wednesday: W 4-2 Thursday: L 10-5 Friday: W 9-3 Saturday: W 7-4 Sunday: L 6-4/ W 7-4 Player of the Week: Austin Hedges 12/21, 2.069 OPS, 5 HR, 11 RBI Your browser does not support iframes. Your browser does not support iframes. Pitcher of the Week: Michael Kelly 11.2 IP, 3 ER, 0.893 WHIP, 9 K San…


Padres Minors: Down on the Farm, June 25th

June 25, 2016

Padre Prospect of the Day: River Stevens, 3B, Double-A San Antonio: 4-5, 4 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI Despite entering the season outside of the Padres top 30 prospect list, River Stevens has been one of the lone bright spots in what has been a dreadful season for the Padres Double-A affiliate. After starting the season off in Fort Wayne, Stevens jumped first to Lake Elsinore and then to San…


Padres Minors: Down on the Farm- Minor League Week 10 Recap

June 20, 2016

El Paso Chihuahuas (3-4 for week, 40-29 overall) Monday: W 2-1 Tuesday: L 5-4 Wednesday: W 6-3 Thursday: L 6-5 Friday: L 5-4 Saturday: L 6-1 Sunday: W 7-1 Player of the Week: Hunter Renfroe 14/34, 1.030 OPS, 2 HR, 11 RBI Your browser does not support iframes. Pitcher of the Week: Daniel McCutchen 13 IP, 2 ER, .692 WHIP, 8 K Your browser does not support iframes. San Antonio…


Brewer’s Banter: If Padres Rebuild, They Need to Do It Right

June 17, 2016

Regardless of what the San Diego Padres want to call it, it’s clear that the team is in a transition period. After A.J. Preller’s whirlwind 2014-2015 offseason proved fruitless, the team has clearly begun to go in a completely different direction. With the trade of James Shields last week, and to a lesser extent the trades of Craig Kimbrel, Joaquin Benoit, and others last offseason, the Padres have begun to…


Padres Editorial: Not Trading Tyson Ross is Biggest Mistake in Recent Memory

June 14, 2016

With the conclusion of the 2016 MLB Draft, all eyes have now turned to the trade deadline. Currently sitting in last place with a record of 26-39, and with James Shields already shipped out to Chicago, it remains pretty clear that the Padres will be sellers at this year’s trade deadline. With the likes of Matt Kemp, Jon Jay, Fernando Rodney, Melvin Upton Jr. and others on the roster, it’s…