Padres Editorial: Bud Black on the Hot Seat?

April 30, 2015

With all the new faces in the San Diego Padres line up a new expectation was brought to the team. The team should be competitive for seasons on end, and all though the end of April has been brutal for the Padres, the team has a bright future. Beyond this year the team is still built to succeed. James Shields, Matt Kemp, Wil Myers, Derek Norris and Will Middlebrooks are…

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Padres Minors: How is Tommy Medica Doing in El Paso?

April 29, 2015

The San Diego Padres upgraded their team in a big way this past off-season. The teams offense was completely upgraded with the additions of Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Wil Myers, Derek Norris and Will Middlebrooks. With all those upgrades Tommy Medica was left out in the cold. Medica who has a propensity for the dramatic wasn’t even close to making the major league squad. Medica hit .233 last year for…

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Padres Rumors: Let the Trade Talk Begin- Minnesota Twins

April 29, 2015

With all the upgrade to the San Diego Padres team there are still some missing pieces to a potential play-off team. Among one of the issues has been the play at shortstop. Where Alexi Amarista has been adequate at best. His career sub .300 on base percentage leads most to believe he is not capable of starting everyday. The Minnesota Twins have a lot of youth, almost ready at the…

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Padres Rumors: Let the Trade Talk Begin- Milwaukee Brewers

April 28, 2015

With their latest loss on Monday, the Milwaukee Brewers fall to nine full games behind the St.Louis Cardinals. A 4-16 start to the season has the team near a pivotal decision. Should they continue to try to gain momentum and stay in the season, or should they just try to rebuild the chemistry of their team in a different direction? If they choose to move some players then the San…

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Padres News: What is Going on With the Bullpen?

April 28, 2015

When the San Diego Padres upgraded their offense with the likes of Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Wil Myers, Derek Norris and Will Middlebrooks, their offensive issues of the past seemed to be over. For the most part, that is true. The attitude that these hitters brought to the team were of far more value than the actual bats they bring to the plate every day. The game is mental and…

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Padres News: 14 Prospects Traded this Off-Season, How are They Doing?

April 27, 2015

With all the additions made to this seasons San Diego Padres team, only James Shields, Brandon Morrow, Clint Barmes and Wil Nieves were signed as free agents. The rest of the upgrades were done via trade. The additions of Matt Kemp, Wil Myers, Justin Upton, Derek Norris, Shawn Kelley and Craig Kimbrel were at the cost of a lot of decent prospects and young major league talent. Some of these…

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Padres News: Austin Hedges Making Progress With the Bat

April 27, 2015

Don’t look now San Diego Padres fans, but defensive specialist rookie catcher Austin Hedges is starting to swing the bat with some authority. The much touted catcher from Gardena California, is currently hitting .370 in 15 games for Triple-A El Paso. Hedges has also hit two home runs, five doubles, and driven in 13 runs in 46 total at bats. A .370/.453/.609 batting line so far this young season is very…

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Padres Game Recap: Padres Avoid Sweep Win 3-1

April 26, 2015

The San Diego Padres came into today needing a win against the rival Los Angeles Dodgers. To lose this last game on Sunday and be swept by the Dodgers would be devastating to both the Padres record and their psyche. The four game losing streak is nothing but a bad memory now. Everything fell in the Padres favor on Sunday as they got out to an early lead and had…

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Padres Editorial: Following the Padres from 2,500 Miles Away

April 26, 2015

The house I grew up in was (and still is) about 120 miles away my father’s beloved New York Mets. That distance seems like nothing nowadays, but for out-of-market martyrs like my dad back in the ‘70s and early ‘80s, it might might as well have been 2,120 miles. The only way to keep up with the Metropolitans’ exploits (and routine implosions) back then was through box scores, Associated Press recaps…

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Padres Editorial: The Sky is Not Falling Padres Fans!

April 25, 2015

The current four game losing streak has a lot of San Diego Padres fans up in arms. You would swear that the team is down zero games to three in the World Series. Wednesday nights demoralizing loss to the Colorado Rockies, by the hands of a Corey Dickerson home run off Joaquin Benoit in the eighth inning has taken a bit of swagger out of the Padres step. They have…

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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…

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Padres News: Base Running Issues Need to Improve for Padres

April 25, 2015

The San Diego Padres continue to make outs on the base paths and that cannot be a common thing if this team wants to compete deep into the summer. Through Thursday the Padres are tied for the most stolen bases in all of major league baseball. 14 stolen bases is very impressive for a team that doesn’t really have a speed burner starting every day. In fact Cory Spangenberg is…

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