Potential Road Blocks to the Padres Rebuild

August 13, 2018

The year is 2021. It is the perennial Game 7 of the World Series. MacKenzie Gore is on the mound, trying to complete a three-inning save in a tight 2-1 ballgame. The energy within the confines of Petco Park is unlike any other it has experienced in its short lifetime. The atmosphere in the surrounding Gaslamp District is similarly intoxicating. With each pitch, the intensity and excitement exponentially increase. As…

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Decision Looms for Padres Regarding Future of Freddy Galvis

May 28, 2018

Early in the season, an East Village Times article discussed how Freddy Galvis was not only an asset to the team defensively, but was also swinging the bat quite nicely–a pleasant surprise. Fast forward to nearly two months into the season and his numbers have regressed to about where it was expected he would hit. While his hot start was certainly fun to watch, his defense has provided much needed stability…

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Framing the Friars: Padres Succumb to Dodgers’ Combined No-Hitter in Monterrey

May 4, 2018

Monterrey, Mexico It was a very rough day for the San Diego Padres as not only did they drop the first game of the series to the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0, they did so by allowing Walker Buehler and three relievers to achieve a combined no-hitter. For the first time in nearly 20 years, the Padres played a regular season series at Estadio Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico, but unfortunately, Mother…

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Series Preview: Padres Take on the Rockies for Second Time in Two Weeks

April 9, 2018

Coors Field, Denver, Colorado Monday 4/9 – Wednesday 4/11 The San Diego Padres were not given much of a break in regard to scheduling for the 2018 season. After playing a four-game set against Colorado last week, followed by a three-game set against the defending champs this weekend in Houston, the Padres are headed to Denver to face the Rockies once again on their turf. Here is how these two…

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Padres’ Freddy Galvis Proving A.J. Preller Right Early in 2018

April 7, 2018

In 2013, the San Diego Padres’ starting shortstop was Everth Cabrera. Remember him? He swiped 37 bases that year and hit a respectable .283 in the 95 games he played in. He was the lone position player selected to be an All-Star for the Padres that year. However, his year was cut short due to the Biogenesis scandal in which he accepted a 50-game suspension. Since then, the Padres have…

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The Optimism of Opening Day

March 29, 2018

Near and far, fans will make their way to Petco Park in the beautiful Gaslamp Quarter. Fans will head out to Park in the Park to watch the future Padres take some hacks. They’ll walk over to the outfield seats in hopes of snagging a flyball during batting practice. They will stroll to their nearest concession stand to grab a hot dog, soda, and Cracker Jack. And finally, they’ll make…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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