Highlighting the Padres’ Bullpen Competition

March 15, 2018

Back in the glory days, when the Padres were a competitive playoff team, San Diego was home to one of the strongest bullpens in the league. With the young arms currently on the roster, the bullpen is in a perfect position to recreate the dominance they once held. Opening day is quickly approaching and Andy Green’s team has around 10 to 11 pitchers competing for seven or eight bullpen spots….


Padres 40-Man Roster Rankings: #22 Craig Stammen

February 8, 2018

Background It’s kind of crazy that Craig Stammen has only been in the major leagues since 2009 because it feels like he has been in the league forever. Anyway, Stammen was drafted by the Washington Nationals way back in 2005. In the interest of brevity, I won’t delve too far into his minor league track record, but Stammen operated mostly as a starter for the first six years of his…


What Do Recent Bullpen Moves Mean for Brad Hand?

January 9, 2018

The Padres have made a few moves to bolster their bullpen in the past few days. Craig Stammen, who made 60 appearances for the Padres last season, is back on a two-year, $4.5 million contract. This is a welcome move for a Padres’ bullpen that is littered with young, unproven arms. Stammen will be 34 years old when the season starts. The Friars parted ways with Kevin Quackenbush earlier in…