The Padres Lose Hand, But Have Options in Bullpen

July 21, 2018

Feeling concerned over the loss of former Padres’ closer Brad Hand? Don’t be. Yes, he was a great pitcher and really came into his own as a Padre, but the team has options in replacing him. They really do. You have to remember that Brad Hand came to the team as a waiver wire pickup from the Marlins. Players can step up at any time in the bullpen. A.J. Preller…

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Cinco de Mayo Special: A Look at Mexican-Born Players in Padres’ Organization

May 5, 2018

The San Diego Padres are spending Cinco De Mayo in Monterrey, Mexico, as they play a three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The series runs May 4-6. The Padres will have a Mexican native on display in Monterrey, with whom baseball fans in the United States are becoming familiar. His name is Christian Villanueva. Villanueva is the NL Rookie of the Month for the month of April. He currently…

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The Mexico Connection: Padres’ Farm System Flourishing With Mexican Talent

March 24, 2018

After years of neglect that turned a franchise into a dilapidated old house, the San Diego Padres have recently undergone a transformation from the foundation up. The farm system has produced nothing except major disappointments for decades. Yet there is hope in America’s Finest City. A.J. Preller has ridden into town with guns blazing, and with that, there is indeed hope among a beaten fan base. Yes, there are naysayers….

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10 Padres’ prospects to watch in 2018

March 22, 2018

The 2018 Major League Baseball season is one week away. On April 5, 2018, dozens of young prospects will begin their journey as the minor league season opens. In this article, I will break down some of the top Padres’ prospects to keep an eye this season. Andres Munoz, The 19-year-old, Mexican, right-handed pitcher, signed in 2016, was the youngest prospect in the 2017 Arizona Fall League. The San Diego…

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San Diego Padres Organizational Review: Relief Pitchers

December 2, 2017

It’s common sense to never get excited about relief pitcher prospects, but the Padres have no shortage of relief pitchers who are of some interest. I never thought I would find myself writing about 13 relief pitcher prospects, but all are of some interest for the Padres moving forward. Without further ado, I present the Padres relief pitcher organizational review. Eric Yardley It’s probably smart to not get too excited…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- November 11

November 11, 2017

The San Diego Padres are well into their winter, but there is still plenty of action to keep updated on. Nine total minor leaguers were in action on Saturday night, including Josh Naylor and Luis Urias who were on national television. The MLB network aired the game between Surprise and Peoria, so many Padre fans got their first opportunity to see the Peoria Javelinas. Peoria got out to a big…

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Is New TinCap Andres Munoz About to Get More Attention?

September 3, 2017

When September baseball rolls around, prospect promotions become a wonderful attraction for fans. The same can be said for the fans of minor league games. That being said, the promotion of Andres Munoz on August 30 must be a welcome sight for those in Fort Wayne. Munoz was one of the bigger names that the Friars signed in Preller’s first international splash with the team. In exchange for $700,000, San…

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