Padres 40-Man Roster Rankings: #29 Colin Rea

January 30, 2018

Background Interestingly enough, today’s 40-man roster member, Colin Rea, is actually pretty similar to yesterday’s #30 ranking left-hander, Robbie Erlin. Not only are both coming off Tommy John surgeries, but they also have somewhat similar pitching profiles. Neither overpowers hitters, and both tend to pitch for weak contact by painting the corners rather than blowing hitters away with strikeout stuff. Anyway, Rea was selected by the Padres in the 12th round of…


Will Colin Rea Join the Rotation in 2018?

January 10, 2018

The San Diego Padres made (local) headlines last Friday, when it was announced that they had signed former top-of-the-rotation starter, Tyson Ross, to a minor league contract for the 2018 season. Mere hours later, members of Padres’ twitter collectively wondered if they had entered the Twilight Zone, when it was reported that the team had also reached a minor league agreement with another former Padre ace-like pitcher, Chris Young. The…