Is Eric Hosmer Necessary if Alex Dickerson Can Come Back Strong?

February 3, 2018

It’s February, and in a most unprecedented turn of events, many of Major League Baseball’s biggest free-agents remain unsigned. This includes Eric Hosmer, whom the Padres have reportedly been pursuing the entire off-season. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported back in January that the Padres had made an offer to Hosmer of seven-years for less than $140 million. In a radio interview with The Mighty 1090 on January 16, Padres Executive…

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Padres 40-Man Roster Rankings: #26 Alex Dickerson

February 2, 2018

Background Here’s a long forgotten fun fact for you: outfielder Alex Dickerson was not drafted by the San Diego Padres. It’s pretty common for most fans to assume that most minor league prospects were drafted by their team, save for the ones acquired in blockbuster trades. However, Dickerson was actually drafted in the third round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Dickerson actually spent three full years…

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Will Alex Dickerson make the Padres roster out of spring?

November 14, 2017

Alex Dickerson saw a total of zero at bats with the Padres in 2017. Less than three weeks into camp, Dickerson encountered a huge setback after experiencing extreme soreness in his upper back. The condition worsened throughout spring training and turned out to be a disc protrusion in his upper back. The San Diego native and Poway High School Alum was cast away and sent to the disabled list for…

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The Battle for Left Field (Or Something Like That)

October 12, 2017

For the first time in years, the San Diego Padres have several legitimate options at a particular position. Jose Pirela, Alex Dickerson, and Franchy Cordero are the front-runners to becoming the next Padres left fielder. With Manny Margot and Hunter Renfroe presumably owning sole possession of center and right field, left field is virtually wide open. Jose Pirela has constantly been one of the most productive hitters since being called…

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San Diego Padres Injury Update

June 2, 2017

  With the month of May officially in the books, the San Diego Padres enter into June with a 22-33 record, tied with the San Francisco Giants for last place in the N.L. West. Few could have predicted the Padres’ company down in the cellar at this point in the season, but nonetheless, it’s true. At least it’s something of a concession for Padres fans during the “tank” year. While…

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Alex Dickerson Deserves a Serious Look in 2017

December 31, 2016

There are only 47 days left until pitchers and catchers report to spring training. It’s about this time when the season starts feeling near. Hot stove talk has been fun this off-season, and it will continue to be, with plenty of deals left to be made before opening day. It’s exciting to explore the various options that a club may have in filling out roster holes, but at this point…

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Should the Padres Bring Back Jon Jay in 2017?

November 5, 2016

It’s official. The 2016 Major League Baseball season is over. For a few clubs it will be a season to remember. For the San Diego Padres, save a few great moments, it was not the finest. I believe however, that 2016 will be remembered as the turning point during which the Padres’ strategy towards success finally became apparent. After the 2015 season, into the off-season and through the first half…

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Top Five Moments of the 2016 Padres Season

September 24, 2016

  When I was asked by my editor to do a top moments story for this Padres season, I thought about diverting from the straight and narrow. I thought about writing a “San Diego Padres 2016: the Good the Bad and the Ugly.” There is absolutely plenty of material to fill pages when focusing on each of those three aspects to the season. I want to be a realist. The…

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Poway’s Own Alex Dickerson Makes a Bid for His Future in San Diego

September 17, 2016

I have a friend named Joe who played baseball at Poway High school from 2007-09. Joe’s quite a character and was even more so back in his high school years. My brother, his friends and I used to enjoy razzing Joe for his many zany high jinks and tall tales. There was one running-joke that stuck with us for years. Joe used to talk about a mythical creature named Dickerson…

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Padres’ Oswaldo Arcia Showing Power Early

September 1, 2016

On Tuesday night the San Diego Padres suffered a 7-3 loss to the Braves in the series opener in Atlanta. There was one player responsible for those three Padre runs. Who was that player? His name is Oswaldo Arcia. He went two for three with a hustle-double, a moonshot dinger and an RBI ground out. Not only that, but he made a pretty sweet catch in right field to rob…

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Outfield Log Jam: An In-Depth Look at the Padres’ Outfield Depth

August 15, 2016

The San Diego Padres have dedicated themselves to rebuilding the farm system in order to create a future championship team. In this effort they have acquired many outfielders through the draft, trades, and through spending nearly $65 million in the international market. Out of all of these acquisitions the Friars have managed to beef up their once struggling and aging outfield. The Padres currently have three rookie starters playing everyday…

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Padres Series Recap: Phillies Take Series Against Padres

August 8, 2016

The San Diego Padres lost two out of three games from the Philadelphia Phillies this weekend. This is the second series against the Phillies which the Padres have lost this season. Overall the Padres are 2-5 on the year against the Phillies. This really comes as a shock since both teams are quite even. Both teams are currently in a rebuilding process. Both also have some similar type of players….

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