Could the Cleveland Indians be Suitors for Brad Hand?

July 7, 2018

As the calendar turns to July, trade rumors begin to heat up, and the trade season is officially upon us. Undoubtedly the San Diego Padres will be at the forefront of said rumors all the way through the trade deadline. The Padres’ most coveted trade asset and spoken about player has been Brad Hand. Ever since being claimed off of waivers from the Marlins in 2016, Hand has been nothing…

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Are the San Diego Padres Thinking Playoffs?

June 6, 2018

The San Diego Padres have been playing some good baseball lately. Yes, really. After coming off of their first winning month since July 2017 with a solid 15-13 month of May, the Padres have been hot lately, starting off June 3-2 and winning six of their last eight games. While a majority of last week’s wins came from the bottom feeders of the National League in the Miami Marlins and…

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Farm Features: The Fort Wayne TinCaps

May 21, 2018

The next team to be highlighted in this series is the Fort Wayne TinCaps, who have been playing very solid ball as of late in the Midwest League, led by a slew of youngsters with a ton of potential. Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana Team Record (Week Record): 20-22 (6-1) Top 30 Prospects: MacKenzie Gore (2), Gabriel Arias (9), Esteury Ruiz (10), Tirso Ornelas (13), Jeisson Rosario (17), Andres Munoz (20), Luis Campusano…

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Farm Features: The San Antonio Missions

May 14, 2018

This new series, which will take place every Monday, will recap a team/player in the Padres’ farm system that is deemed “in the spotlight.” It can mean anything from great performances, to hot prospects, to a slew of other tidbits. The first team to be featured in this series is the San Antonio Missions, who have been lighting the Texas League on fire with their hot play in the past…

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Series Preview: Padres to Begin Turbulent Series in Colorado

April 23, 2018

Coors Field, Denver, CO 4/23-4/25 The San Diego Padres are in Colorado, about to take part in a very interesting series with the Rockies. To put it simply, the Padres have been struggling. After getting swept by the Dodgers, they went into Chase Field in Arizona and lost two out of three. Mixed in was a bright spot from Tyson Ross, who gave fans everywhere an enthralling performance that saw…

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Series Preview: Padres Head to Arizona to Face Division-Leading Diamondbacks

April 20, 2018

San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ 4/20-4/22 After building some promising momentum against the San Francisco Giants last week, the Padres effectively sputtered out and suffered an embarrassing sweep at the hands of the L.A. Dodgers. Now, they’ll hopefully try to rebound, but they’ll have to do so on the road against the NL West-leading Arizona Diamondbacks. Luckily, the Padres should be closer to full strength,…

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Series Preview: Padres Look to Stay Hot Against the Dodgers

April 16, 2018

Petco Park, San Diego, CA 4/16-4/18 After losing the first game of their last series to the San Francisco Giants, the San Diego Padres came back strong to take three of the four games at Petco Park. Now, they’ll try to keep their positive momentum going against the Los Angeles Dodgers, a team who is currently scuffling and looking up at the Padres in the NL West Standings. Game 1…

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Series Preview: Padres Face World Champion Astros on the Road

April 6, 2018

Minute Maid Park, Houston TX Friday 4/6-Sunday 4/8 After starting off their opening home stand in a poor 1-6 fashion, the Padres get the reward of traveling to Houston to face the defending champion Astros, who are off to a hot 6-1 start. Game 1 (5:10 PT): Luis Perdomo (0-1, 11.25 ERA) vs. Lance McCullers Jr. (1-0, 3.38 ERA) In the Padres’ first road game of the season, Luis Perdomo…

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Series Preview: Padres Look to Bounce Back Against the Rockies

April 2, 2018

Series Information: Location: Petco Park, San Diego CA Dates: 4/2-4/5 The San Diego Padres’ season has started in unspectacular fashion,with the Friars getting swept by the Milwaukee Brewers to start the 2018 campaign. While there were some positives, the overall results were abysmal and show clear room for improvement. All three games proved to be winnable at certain points, but late game hitting in game one, a Brad Hand blown…

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Opening Series Preview: Milwaukee Brewers vs San Diego Padres

March 29, 2018

Petco Park, San Diego California Thursday 3/29 – Saturday 3/31 Well, I can’t believe I’m saying this, but we actually did it. We made it through the baseball offseason. And what an offseason it’s been for the San Diego Padres. The Friars are starting to gain national relevance for their signing of Eric Hosmer, as well as their talented farm system, which is considered by many to be the best…

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Esteury Ruiz: The Next Big Thing?

March 4, 2018

If there’s one thing that Padres’ minor leaguer Esteury Ruiz can do, it, undoubtedly, is hit. The young Ruiz, who was signed out of the Dominican Republic by the Kansas City Royals in July 2015 for $100,000 as a 16-year-old, has carried a .331 career batting line. While it’s across just over 400 at-bats in his young career, and that’s obviously bound to regress, it is still impressive nonetheless as…

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Smoke Screen or the Real Deal? Padres Impressing Early in Camp

March 3, 2018

Well, it is certainly an exciting time to be a Padres fan, that’s for sure. Over the past few weeks, our Padres have been in the national headlines multiple times. First, they made a splash and signed Eric Hosmer to an eight-year deal. On Friday, MLB Pipeline ranked San Diego as having the top farm system in the big leagues, with their plethora of young talent all throughout the system…

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