The battle over the Padres’ left field job

March 20, 2018

The Padres reassigned several players to minor league camp on Sunday. This time we saw first baseman/outfielder Allen Craig, outfielder Shane Peterson, right-handed pitcher Eric Yardley, right-handed pitcher Webster Rivas, and catcher Stephen McGee all depart. Unfortunately, all those moves didn’t clear up the question of who plays left field. The Padres’ battle for the left field position is between five to six different veteran outfielders. Green has recently said the…


Hunter Renfroe Interview: Still Hands Will Lead to Big Year?

March 18, 2018

Peoria, Arizona Most San Diego Padre fans have been waiting for an offensive breakout from slugger Hunter Renfroe. The power he displays can be amazing at times. The ball just jumps off his bat as if it were a golf ball. The is no doubt about his prestigious power, but the young outfielder has yet to completely turn the corner as far as production is concerned. On Friday, I saw…


Padres 25-Man Roster Predictions

March 13, 2018

With two weeks remaining before MLB Opening Day, constructing the San Diego Padres’ 25-man roster results in many questions, as position battles are still in the middle rounds. On Friday and early Tuesday, the Padres’ assigned several players to their minor league camp. Cal Quantrill, Rowan Wick, Tom Wilhelmsen, Trey Wingenter, and Michael Mariot were given the bad news, along with promising position player and No. 8 overall (in all…


Position Battles at the Peoria Sports Complex 

March 3, 2018

In roughly four weeks, the San Diego Padres will open up their 2018 season on March 29, when the Milwaukee Brewers come to America’s Finest City.  According to MLB Pipeline, the Padres have the No. 1 ranked farm system in Major League Baseball now. Presently, the Padres’ farm system is overflowing with young talent. With that #1 ranking, the Padres have what Scott Boras, agent to Eric Hosmer, called “A Volcano of Hot…


Padres 40-Man Roster Rankings: #10 Hunter Renfroe

February 28, 2018

Background Drafted in the first round by the San Diego Padres in the 2013 MLB Draft, outfielder Hunter Renfroe has always been known as a power bat. Drafted out of college, Renfroe jumped right to short-season ball after the draft, hitting four home runs and posting a .308/.333/.510 slash line over his first 111 professional plate appearances. That slash line was just a sign of things to come for the…


Shohei Who? Padres Break Out the Big Sticks vs. Angels

February 26, 2018

While the mainstream sports media was obsessing over Shohei Ohtani’s dribbling single up the middle, the Padres bullied Angels’ pitching on their way to their first Cactus League win by the score of 10-4. The Padres jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the 2nd inning when Hunter Renfroe hit the batter’s eye with a two-run homer which was quickly followed by a Christian Villanueva laser home run. The Padres…


Padres Have Low Bar For HR King and It’s Time To Break It

February 23, 2018

I understand the home run has lost a bit of its luster with advanced analytics, changing launch angles and more guys swinging for the fences than ever before. Joey Gallo hit more home runs (41) than singles (32) in 2017, yet a guy like Dodgers utility man Chris Taylor was more “valuable”. However, the home run is still the most exciting result in baseball, chicks still dig the long ball….


Crowded Outfield Situation Should Be Resolved By Opening Day

February 20, 2018

The Eric Hosmer signing has already had a trickle down effect on the roster. Wil Myers will put away his first baseman’s mitt in order to track down fly balls in the outfield in 2018. Jose Pirela has been seen working on the infield and taking ground balls at second base. Both men are directly effected by bringing in Eric Hosmer, and they are not alone. When you sign a…


With Addition of Hosmer, Teams Are Hunting Renfroe

February 19, 2018

The San Diego Padres are a team on the rise. Eric Hosmer gives the Friars instant credibility, though he by himself will not be able to push this team into a playoff race just yet. The Padres are inexperienced and still attempting to find their stride. They have a young manager, in his first MLB managerial gig, and he is on a mission. Andy Green wants to make this franchise…


Could Hunter Renfroe Be the Odd Man Out?

February 18, 2018

Word came down late on a Saturday night that the San Diego Padres came to an agreement with Eric Hosmer. The news was delivered, oh so subtly, by Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union Tribune. The #Padres got their man. Eric Hosmer is their new first baseman. — Kevin Acee (@sdutKevinAcee) February 18, 2018 Now that Hosmer is a Friar, he will become the team’s starting first baseman….


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,…


The Underdog Story Waiting to Happen: How the Padres Can Make the Playoffs in 2018

February 7, 2018

DISCLAIMER: The views expressed in this article do not represent the opinions of, well, anyone, but let’s dive into how the impossible could be possible anyway. The greatest thing about sports is the relative uncertainty going into any new season. Everyone is 0-0 again. Every single team is in the hunt. Every team is at full strength and every squad is ready to battle it out for the chance of…