Could Wily Peralta be a bounce-back candidate for the Padres to sign in 2018?

November 18, 2017

Well, it seems that I haven’t learned my lesson after the Padres Twitter backlash that my last article received, in which I made the case that the team should bring back Tyson Ross in 2018. I know that many fans don’t want to read about the team picking up broken toys. It’s not sexy. I get it. I just can’t bring myself to write about the Padres signing Yu Darvish…


PNO (Positives, Negatives, Outlook) Matt Strahm

October 9, 2017

With the postseason well underway and the Padres season more than a week in the rearview mirror, the offseason is in full swing in San Diego. Sure, we have plenty to watch in what has already been an exciting postseason, but the time has come to start looking back on what was in the 2017 season and what to expect in 2018. In order to get a more holistic view…


Grading the 2017 San Diego Padres Coaching Staff

October 7, 2017

The 2017 San Diego Padres exceeded expectations, despite finishing 20 games under .500. Their record was 71-91. It’s strange to say that a team that finished 33 games behind the winner of their division, and 16 games behind the winner of the second wild card team, exceeded expectations. However, it is fair, and accurate, to say that about the 2017 Padres. Before the season began, mainstream sports media predicted this…


Is Trevor Cahill the Next Drew Pomeranz?

May 13, 2017

This off-season, the San Diego Padres were looking for pitching depth to bolster their already championship-ready team. Just kidding. The harsh reality is the Padres are years away from contention, so A.J. Preller and company just wanted to acquire veteran pitchers to eat innings for them. They signed many borderline starters, including San Diego native, Trevor Cahill. Entering spring training, Cahill was competing for a starting job, along with many other…


A Look at the Padres 2017 Coaching Staff

February 5, 2017

  It’s morning time for the rebuilding San Diego Padres. For the last few seasons there’s been a lot of “out with the old and in with the new.” Since 2014 there has been a stream of youthfulness that has taken a hold of the franchise, starting with the hiring of a young, first-time general manager in A.J. Preller. Before the 2016 season the team hired a young, first-time manager…


Padres Signing RHP Trevor Cahill?

January 13, 2017

  It is being reported by Dennis Lin of the San Diego UT, that the San Diego Padres are close to an agreement with a free agent pitcher. It is no secret that the team has been looking for veteran starting pitchers for the upcoming season, and Trevor Cahill fits the mold of an undervalued pitcher that could boost his value with some time in San Diego. The native of…


Should Padres Sign Free-Agent LHP Jorge De La Rosa?

November 11, 2016

Well, the election season is over. So is the World Series. Recently, I’ve found myself in transition between daydreaming about all the ways the San Diego Chargers could win the rest of their games this season and what my ideal San Diego Padres roster for 2017 would look like. While we are in the thick of football season, the 2016-17 MLB free agent market officially opened for business this week,…


Padres’ Coaching Staff Shows Promise of the Future

September 3, 2016

The 2016 MLB season is winding down and thus gives fans of non-competing teams a chance to look towards the future. The San Diego Padres are on pace to finish dead last in the N.L. West and it does not appear that their fortunes will turn around for a few more years. The large group of prospects that General Manager A.J. Preller signed during the international signing period do not…


Padres News: Padres sign pitcher Greg Reynolds to minor league deal

February 19, 2016

Another under the radar pickup, which seems to be A.J. Preller’s forte, is pitcher Greg Reynolds whom the San Diego Padres just inked to a minor league deal. The tall right handed pitcher spent some time in Japan last year for the Seibu Lions and looks to make his mark back in major league baseball. #Padres sign 6-foot-7 RHP Greg Reynolds, the second pick in 2006 draft, to minor league…


Padres News: Introducing the San Diego Padres New Coaching Staff

January 5, 2016

Fresh off the heels of an abysmal 2015 season, it was pretty clear there was going to be a shake up in the Padres organization. Nowhere is that as evident as it is in the coaching staff. Immediately following the conclusion of the season, it was made clear by general manager A.J. Preller that interim manager Pat Murphy would not be returning for 2016. In his place, after quite an…


Padres News: Darren Balsley Retained by Padres

November 1, 2015

Source: Darren Balsley to return as pitching coach of the #Padres. Has been with team since 2003. Contract of all coaches expired Saturday. — Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) November 1, 2015 It is being reported by Corey Brock of that the San Diego Padres have retained the services of Darren Balsley for the 2016 season and beyond. His contract had expired on Saturday and there had been rumors that the…


Padres Editorial: Darren Balsley’s Season of Discontent

May 18, 2015

Certain names in baseball become synonymous with the fundamentals that they coach. Don Baylor’s one of them when it comes to hitting. Davey Lopes is one for base running. Bengie Molina, catching. And Darren Balsley has certainly earned that distinction in the pitching department. The range of talent alone that he’s worked with since 2003 when he took over as the San Diego Padres‘ Pitching Coach is tremendous: Trevor Hoffman,…