Padres/Red Sox Talking Trade for Brad Hand?

June 19, 2018

Are the San Diego Padres and Boston Red Sox talking trade for reliever Brad Hand? It’s just about trade season and as the weather heats up, discussions will only get hotter before they cool down. In the midst of this firestorm is, as always, Padres’ closer Brad Hand. Hand, of course, is one of the most attractive bullpen arms for several reasons. He currently leads the National League in saves….

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Could Padres & Indians Be Trade Partners Next Month?

June 11, 2018

The calendar has turned to June, and we are getting closer to one of the most exciting parts of the Major League Baseball season — the July 31 trade deadline. The Padres are likely to have some players on the trading block as the season moves closer to the last day in July. Specifically, they will have some pitchers on the trading block. Two of those pitchers could very well…

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An Early Padres’ Trade Deadline Preview

June 7, 2018

With the rebuild fully underway, the San Diego Padres are in the midst of yet another noncompetitive season. Despite the overall record at this point, the 25 man roster does still have several guys turning in solid performances who could be had by teams in the playoff hunt come the July 31st trade deadline. We’ll take a look at those names and some potential trade partners that could arise over…

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Padres Squeeze Braves 3-1 to Take Series

June 6, 2018

Petco Park, San Diego The San Diego Padres have been playing some very solid baseball and rebounded nicely after a 14-1 drubbing at the hands of the Atlanta Braves. On a bullpen day, Andy Green utilized his chess pieces perfectly as Matt Strahm and four other relievers combined to give up one run on four hits. The start of the game began just like the last one; with a Freddie…

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The Padres Should Be Active in Trade Market Soon

May 24, 2018

The San Diego Padres should very well be active in the trade market very soon. At first, I thought about titling this piece “The Padres Will Be Active on Trade Market Soon”. I had a change of heart because there is only one thing you can predict about this Padres’ regime: They go to the beat of their own drum. As soon as you think you can predict what they are…

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5 Trades the San Diego Padres Should Make Right Now

May 16, 2018

Here are five trades that the San Diego Padres should consider making, as this 2018 season is not going to be a productive one. The team must build toward the future, and if that means trading a few veterans for prospects, then so be it. The 2018 season has been full of inconsistencies for the San Diego Padres. That was to be expected, as the team has several young players…

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The Padres Attempting to Build Trade Value for July

May 7, 2018

The San Diego Padres will be spinning their wheels for the rest of the 2018 season. Just as the team starts to play well, they will undoubtedly hit a spell where they make mistakes and play horrible ball. That is to be expected as this is a team of mostly young players that are still finding their way in the game of baseball. It takes time to “flip” a franchise…

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5 Things We Learned About the Padres in April

May 1, 2018

April has come to a close with the Padres finishing the opening month 10-20 and in last place in the NL West. None of this comes as a shock. We have learned a few things along the way, some good and some bad. 1. The offense has not improved at all The Padres were hoping, with the hiring of hitting coach Matt Stairs, the team would have a different attitude…

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Framing the Friars: Padres Blow Late Lead, Fall to Giants 6-5

April 30, 2018

San Francisco, California The San Diego Padres were down early to their NL West rivals, the San Francisco Giants, but rallied to take a lead late into the game. However, the Padres would be heartbroken again as a blown save by Brad Hand wasted a good start by Eric Lauer and the Padres would take the loss 6-5. Let’s look at some takeaways from the game: Lauer rebounds It was…

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Padres Honored as Bullpen of the Week by MLB

April 16, 2018

The Padres have been recognized for having an excellent bullpen in the Major League Baseball world. After a week in which the bullpen posted a 1.55 ERA with 35 strikeouts to just nine walks in 29 innings, Major League Baseball declared the Padres as the Bullpen of the Week for their efforts this past week. Might I add that the MLB Twitter account selected two quality pictures with quality uniforms?…

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Can the Changeup Save Padres’ Pitcher Jordan Lyles?

April 10, 2018

Credit: AP Photo When the Padres reached a deal with Jordan Lyles for $750,000 in December, they still were not quite sure what they had. At the time, the thought was he would be given an opportunity to go out and make the rotation. That didn’t last past the middle of March. The Padres moved the former first-round pick into the bullpen and the early returns have paid out huge….

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Framing the Friars: Joey Lucchesi Impressive, but Padres Hand Victory to Rockies

April 5, 2018

Petco Park, San Diego The San Diego Padres came into today’s series finale against their division rival, the Colorado Rockies, sitting at dead last in the NL West. The team has certainly struggled to find consistency at the plate so far this season. Today’s game was a pitcher’s duel from start to finish. Joey Lucchesi made his second major league start today and dominated the dynamic Rockies’ lineup, throwing five…

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