The Underdog Story Waiting to Happen: How the Padres Can Make the Playoffs in 2018

February 7, 2018

DISCLAIMER: The views expressed in this article do not represent the opinions of, well, anyone, but let’s dive into how the impossible could be possible anyway. The greatest thing about sports is the relative uncertainty going into any new season. Everyone is 0-0 again. Every single team is in the hunt. Every team is at full strength and every squad is ready to battle it out for the chance of…


Hunter Renfroe: An Asset San Diego Should Still Value

February 6, 2018

In 2013, the San Diego Padres drafted Hunter Renfroe in the first round of the MLB Amateur Draft from Mississippi State University. There was a lot of buzz surrounding this pick because the fan base saw him as a centerpiece to a potential rebuild. Fast forward to 2018 and that same buzz seems to have deteriorated. In his first full year in the big leagues, Renfroe hit .231 with an…


Padres Should Remain Stingy Ahead of 2018 Season

January 11, 2018

The San Diego Padres have been building up their farm system ever since their failed spending spree before the 2015 season. While Preller was responsible for the fiasco that was 2015, he has quickly built the farm back up to be one of the best in baseball yet again. Unfortunately, with continual failure as the staple of San Diego sports, patience is hard to come by for San Diego fans….


The Rumor Mill Activity and What it Means for the Direction of the San Diego Padres

December 21, 2017

If you have been following the Padres’ off-season closely, you know they have been rumored to be in the mix to sign Eric Hosmer to a long-term deal. Even more surprising, they have reached out to the Marlins to inquire about Christian Yelich. These are two players who are highly desired by several teams across the league. If the Padres were able to make each of these moves, it would…


Can Fernando Tatis Jr. Be the Next Carlos Correa?

November 11, 2017

The San Diego Padres have not had stability at the shortstop position for quite some time now. It has essentially been a revolving door since the departure of Everth Cabrera. However, Cabrera only had two years in which he played more than 100 games. We would have to go all the way back to Khalil Greene in order to find some semblance of stability at the shortstop position. This is…


Dave Roberts: Another Former San Diego Padre Finding Success Elsewhere

October 21, 2017

As Padres fans wake up today, they find a number of familiar faces on their way to the World Series. Unfortunately, these faces are headed there for one of their most hated teams in the Los Angeles Dodgers. One of those faces sparks a lot of controversy in the world of Padres fans–Dave Roberts. Dave Roberts has led the Los Angeles Dodgers on an impressive campaign in 2017. They ran…


The Wild, Wild N.L. West: An Early 2020 Division Outlook

September 23, 2017

The Wild, Wild N.L. West It goes without saying, the N.L. West has been nothing short of strange, this 2017 season. The Giants are in last place. The Rockies and Diamondbacks are hanging on to the two wild card spots in the National League. The Dodgers, who won a billion games throughout the year, just dipped down into a severe slump in which they lost 11 games in a row…


An Open Letter to Philip Rivers

September 16, 2017

I know most San Diegans do not want to read anything about the Chargers. In fact, most don’t even want to see the lightning bolt logo on your Twitter feed. It is totally understandable. Dean Spanos royally screwed over the city of San Diego. While I transition to becoming a much more casual fan of the team, I understand those who want nothing to do with them. It was heartbreaking…


Luis Perdomo Continues to Be An Enigma

August 18, 2017

This past Sunday, I sat in the stands of Dodger Stadium surrounded by Dodger faithful who were hyped for their playoff-bound team to take the field. The ballpark had a vibe I have not seen in San Diego for quite some time. While my expectations remained rational for the rebuilding Padres, I was still hopeful that the good guys could steal a win and the series from the best team…


Shaping the Padres 2018 Starting Lineup

June 27, 2017

It is safe to say that the Padres’ 2017 season has gone exactly how ‘informed’ Padres fan have wanted it to go. The team is currently 18 1/2 games out of first place and is trending downwards (Side note: it is incredible how awful the Giants have been this year). Not only have the Padres been losing games, they have been losing them in the harshest of fashions. Just recently…