Clayton Richard Should be the Padres 2018 Opening Day Starter

March 2, 2018

I would just like to preface this article by acknowledging that I know that it’s very early in spring training and that in a general sense, it’s too soon to determine who will end up being the Padres’ “ace” in 2018. There are a handful of interesting arms in Major League camp this season that could break out, even before Opening Day. Bryan Mitchell could come alive and be what…


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…


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…


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…


Should the Padres be Entertaining the Idea of Bringing Back Jake Peavy?

November 20, 2017

It’s happening. After a year off from baseball, Jake Peavy has announced that he is making a comeback. He last pitched in 2016 with the San Francisco Giants, throwing 118.2 innings and recording a 5.54 ERA to go along with a 1.43 WHIP, 7.74 K/9, and a 2.73 BB/9. Those aren’t very pretty numbers, but with a year off from baseball and letting his arm rest, Peavy should be motivated…


Possible Scenarios for the San Diego Padres & Jhoulys Chacin

October 29, 2017

With few reliable and durable rotation options following the conclusion of the 2016 season, A.J. Preller had to go search in the bargain bin to find some pitchers to fill out his starting five. He settled upon Clayton Richard, Jered Weaver, Trevor Cahill, and the subject of this article, Jhoulys Chacin, all for $3 million or less. As for the first three; Richard re-upped with the Friars for two years…


Tyson Ross Released by Rangers, Padres Will Have Interest

September 12, 2017

Tyson Ross was officially released by the Texas Rangers on Tuesday after going 3-3 this year with a 7.71 ERA in 10 starts. The right-handed pitcher was inked to a one-year/$6-million deal in the off-season after the Padres released their former ace. Recovering from thoracic outlet syndrome, which is a shoulder impingement, proved to be too much for the 30-year-old. He had surgery in October to help alleviate the discomfort,…