Franmil Reyes’ Statcast Numbers are Astounding

August 9, 2018

Padres’ outfielder Franmil Reyes is a big human being who has plenty of power potential. In his limited time with the Padres, we have witnessed him scald the ball all around the field. His Statcast numbers are certainly astounding and worth a further review. Tuesday was a sort of coming out party for Franmil Reyes, as he went 3-for-3 with three runs scored, three RBI, and a walk. We’ve seen…

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The Next Wave? There is Movement in the Padres’ Farm System

August 9, 2018

The 2018 season has not gone well for the San Diego Padres, but there is movement in the minors as the next waves of talent start to crest at Petco Park. There is hope for the team, and it is coming really fast. It’s tough being a Padres fan, especially if you only pay attention to the big league club without looking at what lies beneath, or ahead. The farm…

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Down on the Farm: August 8 (Scholtens & Margevicius Pitch Well, Storm Win Big)

August 8, 2018

Credit: EVT News San Diego Padres Affiliates were 3-1 on Wednesday. The DSL Padres were the only team to lose on the day. Here’s a recap of the day’s action: El Paso Chihuahuas (65-49) The Chihuahuas had Wednesday off, but resume play on Thursday in Sacramento against the River Cats. Dillon Overton will be starting the game. San Antonio Missions (65-50) Won 4-1 Jesse Scholtens was fantastic on Wednesday night…

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Imagining the Padres’ Roster a Year From Now

August 8, 2018

The 2018 San Diego Padres are struggling, and can be, at times, painful to watch. There is hope on the horizon though as plenty of youth is on its way to Petco. Take a look at what this team could look like in 365 days from now. It’s pretty exciting. While it’s been a rough year for the Padres’ major league team, the future is looking potentially exciting for San…

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Padres Set to Promote Jacob Nix from Triple-A

August 8, 2018

The San Diego Padres are set to promote Jacob Nix this week.  The floodgates have been opened and the youth movement has finally begun. After calling up Brett Kennedy and Trey Wingenter, AJ Cassavell reports that the San Diego Padres plan to promote Jacob Nix from Triple-A El Paso to make his Major League debut later in the week. After the struggles of Clayton Richard and the release of Tyson…

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Down on the Farm Report: August 7 (Naylor, Cordoba, and Ona All With Good Nights at the Plate)

August 7, 2018

Credit: EVT News San Diego Padres Affiliates were 3-4 on Tuesday. Here’s a recap of the day’s action: El Paso Chihuahuas (65-49) Won 7-6 Jerry Keel had an okay start for El Paso, allowing six hits and three earned runs while walking none, striking out four hitters. The bullpen gave up another three runs, all given up by Kazuhisa Makita. Catcher Raffy Lopez played well, with two hits, a walk,…

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The Dominance of the Padres’ Bullpen

August 7, 2018

There haven’t been many positives to take away from the San Diego Padres this season. Holders of the worst record in the National League, the Padres are still in prime rebuild mode as they await the waves of incoming, young talent making its way to Petco Park in the near future. One thing the team and its fans should be excited about, however, is the emergence of a bullpen that…

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What Will the Padres Do with Their Three Underwhelming Second Basemen?

August 7, 2018

Between Jose Pirela, Cory Spangenberg, and Carlos Asuaje, the San Diego Padres have a group of second basemen who are playing under league average in many categories. With Luis Urias lurking in the weeds, this trio has limited time to prove their worth to Andy Green and the Padres. What will be the end result for these men?   This season, the Padres have trotted out a number of players…

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Maybe This Austin Hedges Hot Streak is Different

August 7, 2018

The 2018 season has been one of growing pains for the San Diego Padres. Currently sitting at 44-70 at the beginning of August, the big league team has more or less lost the attention of the average baseball fan. Sure, there are plenty of us who still suffer through for the love of the team and the game, but the Padres’ 2018 season is well past being sunk. Despite the…

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Down on the Farm: August 6: (Quantrill wins Triple-A Debut, Urias Homers)

August 7, 2018

The minor league affiliates for the San Diego Padres were 3-2. Here is a recap of the day’s action: El Paso Chihuahuas (63-49) Win 10-3 Cal Quantrill had a strong Triple-A debut, while a five-run first inning propelled the Chihuahuas to a sixth straight victory and their ninth in the past ten games. Quantrill rebounded from many poor starts in Double-A San Antonio to pitch six innings of two-run ball while…

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Bigotry in the Professional Sport of Baseball

August 6, 2018

Recently, Brewers’ reliever Josh Hader, Braves’ starting pitcher Sean Newcomb, and Nationals’ shortstop Trea Turner have been “outed” for racist and homophobic tweets. Perhaps even more distressing, Milwaukee fans actually gave Hader, who also included the KKK and White Power in his rants, a standing ovation. Former star player Reggie Jackson wrote that he was not surprised by Milwaukee fans’ ovations, “I felt a very strong vibe that I was…

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Can the Padres Lure Alexander Ramirez Away from the Angels?

August 6, 2018

15-year-old Alexander Ramirez is ineligible to sign a professional contract until his 16th birthday. There are reports that he has a deal in place with the Angels, but there are also indications that the Padres could be in play for the young player. Can the Padres lure Ramirez away from the Angels or is money too big a factor to overcome? Just because the San Diego Padres are currently being…

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