Are Padres Deviating From Their Own Process?

February 17, 2018

The Padres front office has assured fans that the team will become a contender in the not so distant future, with estimates of a timeline for that goal ranging from 2020 to 2022. However, multiple sources indicate that the team has reconnected with free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer and has added Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer to its wish list. Do the Padres’ brass actually think the team…

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Padres Spring Training Wrap-Up: Day 3

February 16, 2018

As the week goes on, more and more players are beginning to arrive at camp. Fernando Tatis Jr. arrived in Peoria, and like a moth to a flame, there was an immediate attraction for the media. His English has progressed so well recently, that he is able to handle questions without a translator. Flashing his electric smile and doing these interviews with ease is further evidence that he means business…

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San Diego Padres Exploring Trade Options with Tampa Bay Rays?

February 16, 2018

It is no secret that A.J. Preller is a mover and shaker. Like Kevin Towers, the recently passed former general manager of the team, he has a great propensity to be a gunslinger. When it comes to making a trade, the young Preller has shown the ability to constantly pull the trigger without hesitation. Earlier this week, Jim Duquette spoke on ESPN Radio about the San Diego Padres. He indicated…

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The Padres Must Fill Void Left By Chargers

February 8, 2018

When the Chargers fled for Los Angeles, the team left behind a mountain of ill will and created a huge void in the professional sporting landscape. San Diego now has only one major league professional team, the Padres. Two NBA teams (the San Diego Rockets and San Diego Clippers) left the city. As did the Bolts, last year, after more than 55 years in the city. The remaining pro team…

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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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The MLB Hot Stove is Currently as Cold as Ice

February 4, 2018

Now that the calendar has turned to February, scattered mutterings about the glacially slow free-agent market have become louder and more widespread. Pitchers and catchers report to spring training camps as early as Feb. 12, with position players arriving a couple of days later. Most teams have scheduled full squad workouts for Monday, Feb. 19. Although a number of free agents (Matt Adams, Yonder Alonso, and Wade Davis) have signed…

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Dave Cameron Leaves FanGraphs for… the Padres

January 31, 2018

In September of 2016, Dave Cameron wrote an article entitled “It Feels Like the Padres Got Off Easy” on the website FanGraphs. He referenced A.J. Preller’s suspension for withholding medical data in trade discussions and made it clear he considered the team’s excuse that it was an accident “laughably unbelievable.” Thus the announcement earlier this month that Cameron will join Preller in the front office comes as a bit of…

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Will Luis Urias Play in the Majors in 2018?

January 31, 2018

If you haven’t heard by now, the San Diego Padres’ farm system is absolutely loaded. Widely regarded as the deepest farm system in all of baseball, and to some, the best, the Padres have an extremely bright future to look forward to. With that being said, some of those intriguing prospects might be on their way to Petco Park much more quickly than we imagined. For Padres second base prospect…

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Padres 40-Man Roster Rankings: #28 Jordan Lyles

January 31, 2018

Background If not for the two outfielders who will find themselves ranked 27 and 26 to complete this week, this may as well have been the week of 27-year-old, back-end starter types. Today it’s all about right-hander Jordan Lyles. Not only are Colin Rea, Robbie Erlin, and Jordan Lyles all the same age, but they have all failed to live up to their draft position, although that may be slightly…

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What are A.J. Preller’s Current Trade Chips?

January 26, 2018

The San Diego Padres should still be active in the trade market this offseason. Contrary to what most believe, you can still move prospects while maintaining the goals of a rebuilding franchise. You deal players when their perceived value is higher than their actual value. As an organization, you have the advantage of knowing your players better than any other team. If you feel a player is playing over their…

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Buddy Reed, Former 3-Sport Athlete Hopeful to Make Padres One Day

January 20, 2018

The San Diego Padres added a unique player to their presently loaded minor league system in the 2016 MLB Draft, known for much more than his name. Michael “Buddy” Reed is the definition of a pure athlete. He never even thought of playing the game of baseball until high school. The San Diego Padres signed Buddy Reed with the 48th pick in the second round of the 2016 MLB Draft….

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Current Notes on “Trusting the Process”

January 19, 2018

There’s no denying that this off-season has left much to be desired – not only regarding the Padres, but across Major League Baseball. While actual transactions have seemed to be lacking, grandiose rumors have taken the city of San Diego by storm. At this point,the team may just enter into spring training without making any major moves. To some fans this would be a bad thing. Others will take a…

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