Dinelson Lamet to Undergo Tommy John Surgery

April 13, 2018

After just one season in the Major Leagues, Padres right-handed pitcher Dinelson Lamet will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow. Lamet, 25, began the 2018 season on the disabled list after exiting his final spring training start in March with a then-undisclosed elbow injury. The Padres’ original assessment of Lamet’s elbow was that it suffered no structural damage. Eight days later,…

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Sinking Feeling to Start Season

March 28, 2018

On Sunday, Dinelson Lamet walked off the mound in the top of the second inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners, giving Padres’ fans a sinking feeling. That feeling intensified when the team announced the reason for the short start: an elbow injury. But the team downplayed the injury and indicated he’d be back soon, despite the fact that he’s had no diagnostic imaging on his arm. The mere…

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With Dinelson Lamet Going Down, Is it Time for Lucchesi?

March 25, 2018

On Sunday, Dinelson Lamet felt some discomfort in his throwing elbow after tossing a slider against the Mariners in the Padres’ very last spring training game of the 2018 season in Peoria. He left the game immediately, but there is no word yet on the severity of his injury. Lamet was probably a lock to start one of the three games against the Brewers next week. Now, the beginning of…

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Reaction to FanGraph’s Season Projections for the Padres

March 15, 2018

Before we dive into projections, we need to define the difference between projections and predictions.  A prediction is a forecast with high confidence in a specific outcome. A projection is an array of predictions leading to a mean value of outcomes, basically a projection is a grouping of predictions. Projections are often wrong and usually don’t mean much, but we all read into them anyway, as I am about to…

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Lamet Shines Before Bullpen Falters in Ugly Loss to Arizona 10-3

March 5, 2018

Peoria, Arizona The San Diego Padres battled the Arizona Diamondbacks Monday night under the bright lights of Peoria. It was the first of five night games on their spring training schedule. The team came into the game on a roll offensively, swinging the bats very well with a .381 team OBP, first among all teams in Arizona. They also had recorded a .545 SLG percentage, ranked second in all of…

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An Early Glimpse at Who Will Be the Opening Day Starter?

February 21, 2018

Opening Day 2018 is still five weeks away. No exhibition games have been played. Full squads reported this week, with full squad workouts finally beginning. The San Diego Padres have several questions to answer between now and March 29. For one thing, they need to decide who will man the corner outfield positions. The team has six players auditioning for two positions. Take your pick. Another series of questions surround…

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Valentine’s Day Special: The Padres’ Love Doctor Is In

February 14, 2018

With it being Valentine’s Day, it’s time to address some relationship issues with some of our favorite San Diego Padres players. I am not talking about their life off the field. I am talking about statistics that some players need to break up with in 2018. Others need to embrace these stats and have a happy life together. If the Padres want to improve on their 71 wins from 2017,…

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Let’s Discuss the Padres’ 2018 Rotation

January 18, 2018

The Padres have clearly bolstered their bullpen. In a previous article, I discussed what re-signing Craig Stammen and bringing on Kazuhisa Makita meant to the team. The team also, of course, signed Brad Hand to an extension through the 2020 season, with an option for 2021. Without question this bullpen looks to be better, especially with Kirby Yates still under contract and another year of experience for Phil Maton. The…

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Updated Padres’ Rotation Battle: Currently Eight Starters Battling for Two Spots

January 4, 2018

General manager A.J. Preller hasn’t made any major free agent pitcher signings since the offseason began. Although, before the season ended, Clayton Richard was signed to a two-year extension worth $6 million through the 2019 season. The Padres’ management stated Richard would get a spot in the rotation to start the 2018 season, but wouldn’t be guaranteed the spot if he isn’t performing well enough. Other notable minor offseason signings…

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Forecasting the San Diego Padres Starting Rotation in 2018

December 16, 2017

The starting pitcher has a huge impact on any baseball game, no matter the level. As you cannot win without a formidable starting rotation. In today’s game, the lineups all across Major League Baseball are built around bigger, stronger and more powerful hitters compared to professional baseball long ago. The 2017 season was a prime example of this surge in offensive talent across the baseball landscape. Offensive records were broken…

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PNO (Positives, Negatives, Outlook) Dinleson Lamet

October 13, 2017

The 2017 San Diego Padres season had many surprises. In a season where the team was supposed to lose 100 games easily, the Padres finished 71-91 and managed to finish out of the cellar in a very tough National League Western Division. Arguably, one of the best things that came from the 2017 season was the emergence of Dinelson Lamet as a viable factor moving forward in the rotation. The…

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5 Things to Watch For as the Padres Season Winds Down

September 19, 2017

The Padres have just two weeks left in their 2017 season. As always, it went very fast. The team sits at 67-83 currently, which is much better than some predicted. The Padres are also eliminated from playoff contention. That should come as a shock to no one. This does not make the Padres unwatchable, however. I will be the first to admit it; When this season started, I was pretty…

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