Padres’ Freddy Galvis Proving A.J. Preller Right Early in 2018

April 7, 2018

In 2013, the San Diego Padres’ starting shortstop was Everth Cabrera. Remember him? He swiped 37 bases that year and hit a respectable .283 in the 95 games he played in. He was the lone position player selected to be an All-Star for the Padres that year. However, his year was cut short due to the Biogenesis scandal in which he accepted a 50-game suspension. Since then, the Padres have…

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Padres Need to Set the Tone in the First Month of the Season

April 1, 2018

The new and (we hope) improved version of the Padres lost the first three games of the season to the Milwaukee Brewers. The local team desperately needs to regroup and reset the tone for the first full month of the season. Since 2010, the Padres have lost all but one opener and have had losing records in each first month as well as each season. The 2010 team had a…

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The 2018 Padres are Looking to Gain Respect

March 26, 2018

The San Diego Padres’ 2018 season starts in mere days, with high hopes among the fan base. The 2017 Padres season was the 48th season of the San Diego Padres franchise in Major League Baseball and the Padres’ 14th season at Petco Park. The Padres finished the season 71–91 to finish in fourth place in the National League West Division, 33 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers. They missed the…

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The Padres Search for Starting Pitching Continues?

March 25, 2018

Once the ink dried on Alex Cobb‘s four-year/$57 million deal with the Baltimore Orioles, several reports surfaced that the San Diego Padres were deep in discussions with Cobb until the last minutes before he ultimately signed in Baltimore to remain in the AL East. It is not clear how deep the team was in conversations with him or if an offer was ever made to the right-handed pitcher. But it’s…

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Padres’ Deep Sleeper Prospect: 16-year-old RHP Frank Lopez

March 21, 2018

The San Diego Padres have one of the deepest farm systems in all of major league baseball. There are so many young players in the system that it really makes your head spin trying to recount them all without a piece of paper or a cheat sheet. That is a great thing, as the Padres have never had this kind of depth in their system. It is an awesome time…

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Taco Train Update: Dream On, 2018-Style

March 18, 2018

The other day in a strange city I awoke having dreamt about Jerry Coleman, amongst other things. In the dream, I didn’t recognize Jerry at first, and accused him, whoever he was, of falling down on the job, of not being “true” to the Padres’ cause. There was a third party there, at one turn, Don Orsillo, at another, Ted Leitner, who stared at me wide-eyed and slack-jawed, disbelieving that…

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Is the Sun Setting on Alex Dickerson’s Tenure with the Padres?

March 16, 2018

With San Diego Padres’ Opening Day exactly two weeks away, Andy Green and the coaching staff are working hard to put together the final iteration of the 25-man roster. Some decisions have been easier than others. Clear starters include Wil Myers, Eric Hosmer, Freddy Galvis, Austin Hedges, and Manuel Margot, while several other players are still battling it out for the remaining slots. Position battles are topics of great intrigue…

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With Excess of Talent in Camp, A Trade Could Be Imminent

March 12, 2018

There is no doubt that the San Diego Padres have some very healthy competitions taking place in camp presently. A.J. Preller and the Padres’ management team has structured it so that the team has multiple players competing for several openings on the team. Competition is very healthy in the game of baseball and sometimes in order to get the best from a player they must go out and work as…

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San Diego Padres News & Notes: Arrieta, Dickerson, and Tyson Ross

March 8, 2018

As we get closer to MLB Opening Day, clubs across the league are still trying to figure out which players will ultimately make their roster. In the case of the Padres, many interesting and exciting events are currently taking place. With a plethora of young talent in camp this season, San Diego has had one of the most exhilarating spring training seasons in recent memory. Let’s take a look at…

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Smoke Screen or the Real Deal? Padres Impressing Early in Camp

March 3, 2018

Well, it is certainly an exciting time to be a Padres fan, that’s for sure. Over the past few weeks, our Padres have been in the national headlines multiple times. First, they made a splash and signed Eric Hosmer to an eight-year deal. On Friday, MLB Pipeline ranked San Diego as having the top farm system in the big leagues, with their plethora of young talent all throughout the system…

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Are We on the Cusp of Greatness with this Padres’ Franchise?

March 1, 2018

With the Eric Hosmer signing, the San Diego Padres have surely changed gears in an attempt to gain relevance in a very competitive National League Western Division. However, attempting to compete, and actually doing so, are two very different things. Time and time again, franchises spend millions of dollars only to be disappointed come October when playoffs begin. The Los Angeles Dodgers have historically proven that spending money can result…

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Padres Spring Training News and Notes: February 28

February 28, 2018

The clicking of the cleats on the concrete is echoing all around the Peoria Sports Complex. Baseball is in the air, and the San Diego Padres are raring to go. Naturally, there is a huge amount of excitement around camp. Everyone that I have spoken to has communicated that they are excited for the 2018 season. And why shouldn’t they be? The Padres have constructed a youthful team that is…

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