Padres Editorial: Ron Washington Next Padres Manager? Please No.

October 12, 2015

I don’t hate Ron Washington, and I think he’s actually a pretty good manager, but sometimes his decision making is, a little odd. I used to watch the Rangers regularly before I moved from Louisiana to San Diego, and now that I watch the Padres more often, it was definitely weird when the Rangers played the San Diego Padres out here earlier this season. The Rangers came from behind to…


Chargers News: What About Ladarius Green?

October 10, 2015

San Diego Chargers fans are certainly happy Antonio Gates is returning from his suspension just in time for Monday Night Football, Ladarius Green however may not be as happy. In the four weeks without Antonio Gates taking all of his targets, Green hauled in 14 catches for 174 yards and two touchdowns. Green only played three of those weeks after suffering his 2nd concussion in a month, and dating back to…


Padres Editorial: Reviewing Year One of the Preller Project

September 12, 2015

So this year hasn’t gone to plan. General manager A.J. Preller made big moves in the preseason and made it known that he had big expectations this season. Preller has been criticized heavily for failing to deliver on those expectations, but it never was JUST about this season. Offseason acquisitions Wil Myers, Derek Norris, Matt Kemp, Craig Kimbrel and James Shields are under contract long-term, and while all have had…


Padres Rumors: Potential Prospect Trade Targets For The Padres

July 15, 2015

With the San Diego Padres slipping out of playoff contention, and players like Justin Upton and Ian Kennedy set for free agency after this season, it certainly looks like the Padres will be sellers at the trade deadline. Considering the weakened state of the Padres minor league system, this is a good opportunity for A.J. Preller to bring in some prospect talent to give the Padres some much needed depth….


Padres News: Padres 2015 EVT Draft Review

June 15, 2015

Well I wanted to write an article about the guys that might be on the San Diego Padres radar, and one of the guys I wrote about definitely was.  Pitcher Austin Smith was ranked near 51st by, but many scouts had him as a first round talent. Therefore San Diego was pretty excited when he dropped down to 51, and jumped at the chance to use their top pick on him. Smith…


Padres News: Updated Padres 2015 Draft Preview

June 1, 2015 has updated their draft prospect rankings, so I am updating my Padres draft preview accordingly. Most of the guys I mentioned originally are still ranked close to when the Padres pick first at 51 overall, but there has been some fluctuation, with one guy in particular making a big jump, and one dropping significantly. I’ve also taken a look at two more guys that could be on the Padres…


Padres News: Padres 2015 Draft Preview

May 23, 2015

With the San Diego Padres struggling to win games and fans wanting a new manager, now is a good time for a distraction in the form of a look ahead to the 2015 MLB draft. It’ll be A.J. Preller’s first as a GM, and Mark Conner’s first as a scouting director. Because the Padres lost the 13th pick by signing James Shields and traded away the 41st pick as part…


Padres Editorial: Hunter Renfroe, Justin Upton and the Future of the Padres Outfield

May 11, 2015

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the massive personnel overhaul choreographed by San Diego Padres GM A.J. Preller is that top prospects Austin Hedges and Hunter Renfroe were not dealt. Not only was the front end of the starting rotation kept intact, and strengthened by the addition James Shields, but the top position players within the Padres farm system were not sacrificed either. Hedges is now with the big league…


Padres Editorial: Padres Need More Consistency from Tyson Ross

May 4, 2015

The mostly reliable James Shields getting roughed up by the Colorado Rockies on Sunday afternoon is unfortunately part of a growing trend for San Diego Padres pitchers. During the preseason the defense behind the pitching was more of a concern for fans, but Justin Upton, Wil Myers and Matt Kemp have held their own in the outfield. That trio along with the rest of the revamped offense has been a…


Padres Editorial: Is Padres Yonder Alonso Just Getting Lucky?

April 25, 2015

Yonder Alonso is off to a ridiculous start in 2015. He’s getting on base almost half of the time he has a plate appearance, and after game one of the home series against the Dodgers his batting average is .379. So where did this come from? No one maintains numbers like that for a whole season, but is Alonso’s hot start an indication that he’s at the beginning of a…