Interview with Nick Schulz: Controlling the Controlable

May 26, 2018

Tacoma, Washington Nick Schulz was not drafted out of San Jose State. The Padres signed him in April 2014 as a free agent with the knowledge that he had a daunting hill to climb to reach the big leagues or even the upper levels of the minors. Four seasons later, he is, as he put it, “an injury away from being in the big leagues.” Not that he is hoping…

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Down on the Farm: Avila Strikes Out 10 in Leading Storm to Victory

May 25, 2018

The minor league affiliates for the San Diego Padres went 1-3 on Friday. Here is a recap of the day’s action down on the farm. El Paso Chihuahuas (24-25) LOST 5-0 El Paso was stymied today by Cy Sneed and the Fresno Grizzlies,  mustering only two hits against the opposition. Walker Lockett was unable to help his team out, surrendering five runs on seven hits while walking three batters and…

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New Injuries Crop Up as Austin Hedges, Luis Perdomo are Shelved

May 25, 2018

The San Diego Padres got some worrying news for two of their players, as not only did Austin Hedges‘ elbow soreness flare back up, but Luis Perdomo will be going to the Minor League disabled list with shoulder inflammation. Perdomo was a candidate to start on Sunday against the Dodgers, so now it seems like the Padres will make Sunday a bullpen day. Perdomo’s injury hurts as the 25-year old…

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Padres Need to Make Plans at Shortstop Beyond 2018

May 25, 2018

With Freddy Galvis headed for free agency at the end of the year, the San Diego Padres need to make plans for the shortstop position beyond the 2018 season. The shortstop position has been a dead-end for the San Diego Padres for a long time. The arrival of Freddy Galvis seemed to stabilize the position early in the 2018 season, but his numbers have fallen back to earth. The backlash…

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Series Preview: The Padres Face a Resurging Dodgers’ Team in Los Angeles

May 25, 2018

The Padres will fly across the country to play their third series against the Dodgers this year. Los Angeles swept the Padres in mid-April, and two games ended with the embarrassingly lopsided scores of 10-3 and 13-4. The next series, considered a home series for the Padres, actually took place in Monterrey, Mexico. The Padres took two of three after suffering a combined no-hitter in the first game, a 4-0…

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Down on the Farm: Margevicius & Paddack Both Pitch Well

May 25, 2018

The San Diego Padres affiliates went 3-1 on Thursday. Without further ado, here is a summary on how the teams did. El Paso Chihuahas (24-24) won 3-2 El Paso showed some true grit today, breaking a 2-2 tie in the seventh inning with an RBI double by Luis Urias, who was manning the hot corner instead of his normal second base. Dillon Overton had a quality start today and, in…

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Urias Wears One, Then Hurts Rainiers as El Paso Wins Game & Series

May 24, 2018

Tacoma, Washington It was a crisp late spring evening at Cheney Stadium, in Tacoma, with a good crowd on hand. Dillon Overton took the hill for the Chihuahuas (24-24) and was opposed by Rob Whalen for the Tacoma Rainiers (24-24). The lineup started out with Austin Hedges batting sixth and catching in what would have been his fourth game of this rehab stint. Instead he was scratched. There is no…

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Padres Minor Leagues: Notes From Arizona

May 24, 2018

There are tons of prospects in the San Diego Padres’ minor league system right now. Not every single one of them can make the four full-season teams, so many are still in Arizona playing games against other teams and practicing in an attempt to be ready for that call when it comes. The Tri-City Dust Devils roster will be constructed in a few weeks, so many of these men could…

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The Padres Should Be Active in Trade Market Soon

May 24, 2018

The San Diego Padres should very well be active in the trade market very soon. At first, I thought about titling this piece “The Padres Will Be Active on Trade Market Soon”. I had a change of heart because there is only one thing you can predict about this Padres’ regime: They go to the beat of their own drum. As soon as you think you can predict what they are…

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Down on the Farm: May 23 (Quantrill & Baez Both Pitch Well)

May 23, 2018

San Diego Padres’ affiliates were 2-2 on Wednesday. Here is a recap of the day’s action: El Paso Chihuahuas (23-24) Lost 5-4 The Chihuahuas lost their first game in Tacoma on Wednesday, after winning the first two of a four-game series. El Paso rallied with two outs in the ninth as Shane Peterson singled to center. Auston Bousfield followed with a single to left and Luis Urias doubled to left…

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Padres’ Ross Continues to Thrive for Friars in Win

May 23, 2018

Coming into the season, there was no guarantee that Tyson Ross would be a Padre. He was on a minor league contract and the hope was that he could possibly make the rotation and eat up some innings before the prospects would take over. Fortunately for the Padres, it has been that and much, much more. There is no argument about it; Ross has been the Padres’ best starting pitcher…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 96 with Eric Longenhagen

May 23, 2018

The FanGraphs Padres list dropped this week, so we brought in Eric Longenhagen to give us some insight. The list wasn’t a complete re-ranking of the team, so the numbers and the rankings are sightly off, if you ask our opinion. Eric is a friend to the podcast and having him on is always a joy. We discuss the list, of course, but I first wanted Eric to give the…

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