Padres Minors: Luis Urias- A Name to Remember

August 31, 2015

The San Diego Padres farm system has really taken a bad rap over the past few years. The onslaught of trades this past off-season did in fact weaken the system, but there are still plenty of developing players within the system who could easily surprise you. One such player is Luis Urias who is presently batting lead-off for a playoff bound Ft. Wayne team. Urias started the season in low…


Padres News: Is Jankowski the Answer in Center?

August 29, 2015

The San Diego Padres are in the need of a quality center fielder. One who can perform defensively as well as in the batting lineup. Rookie Travis Jankowski has a chance to be the teams starting center fielder for years to come, but he is still very raw and has to develop in order for that prediction to become true. Jankowski is a slap type hitter with little to no…


Padres Editorial: Hedges or Norris the Future Catcher?

August 28, 2015

There are many interesting aspects to this 2015 San Diego Padres season. One of the most pressing questions heading into the off-season is which starting pitcher will the team consider its catcher of the future? Both Derek Norris and Austin Hedges have shown that they each can be contributors on an everyday level in the Major Leagues. A very nice problem to have if you are a MLB franchise. The…


Padres Rumors: Who Will Be Starting SS in 2016?

August 27, 2015

Jedd Gyorko has made a decent run at playing shortstop for the San Diego Padres, but he is by no means an everyday, long-term option there. The Padres are surely going to address the hole at shortstop eventually, but who can the team acquire via trade or free agency for the 2016 season? Alexi Amarista started the season as the everyday shortstop for the most part. He has performed in…


Padres News: Can the Padres Still Win the Division?

August 25, 2015

With the downward spiral the Los Angeles Dodgers are currently in, they have left the door wide open for the San Diego Padres to win the National League Western Division. The Padres currently sit 6.5 games out of first place and have won seven out of their last 10 games. The Padres team is playing well right now there is no doubt about that, but is it too late for…


Padres News: The Next Prospect Called Up- Hunter Renfroe

August 25, 2015

Now that the initial Travis Jankowski and Colin Rea mania has calmed down, it is as good a time as ever to assess which Padre prospect will be next to head to the major leagues for a debut or return to the major leagues following some time in the minors. Names like Cody Decker, Alex Dickerson, and Rymer Liriano may be the first names that come to mind to both…


Padres Editorial: What is Melvin Upton’s Future With Padres?

August 24, 2015

On Easter Sunday when the San Diego Padres acquired arguably the best closer in the game (Craig Kimbrel), they had to take on the contract of Melvin Upton Jr. The contract is not the most team friendly as Upton Jr has struggled to be consistent since signing the deal with the Atlanta Braves. The Padres are on the hook for $31.9 million for the next two seasons of Upton Jr’s…


Padres News: Ian Kennedy & the Potential Compensation Pick

August 23, 2015

It is very important that Ian Kennedy has a great end of the season for the San Diego Padres. Kennedy was recently put on waivers by the Padres, but was pulled back as the Padres could not reach an agreement with the team that put in the claim on Kennedy. A deal could have been reached, but I am sure the teams argued about whether or not Kennedy will earn…


Padres Special: Brewer’s Banter

August 21, 2015

1.Chase Utley to the…. Dodgers? Every year there is at least a few waiver wire deals made in August with several contending teams doing anything possible in an attempt to make their team just a little bit better. This trend continued on Wednesday evening when the Los Angeles Dodgers completed a trade for Chase Utley. Yes the Los Angeles Dodgers, who now have a payroll that is about to eclipse…


Padres News: Kennedy & Benoit Put on Waivers by Padres

August 20, 2015

The San Diego Padres are presently evaluating talent for the next season and beyond. The team has dealt its longest tenured player Will Venable, and they appear ready to make a few more deals. Both Joaquin Benoit and Ian Kennedy were put on waivers, claimed by at least one other Major League team, then they were both pulled off waivers by the Padres. What this means is the Padres were…


Padres Rumors: Padres Will Explore Trade of a Starting Pitcher

August 19, 2015

The 2015 season has not exactly gone as planned for the San Diego Padres. The team expected to at least compete for a playoff spot, but has failed to play with any kind of balance and currently sits on the outside looking in. The Padres team will not make the playoffs in 2015, and the team must now focus on the future of this franchise. The season is essentially over,…


Padres News: Will Venable Traded

August 18, 2015

The San Diego Padres have traded their longest tenured player. Will Venable had been with the team for eight years and he is now a Texas Ranger. The left-handed hitting outfielder is due for free agency after the season and the Padres team is currently stocked in the outfield position. He will be missed by the team but Travis Jankowski is in Triple-A tearing it up and he is ready…