Padres 40-Man Roster Rankings: #25 Bryan Mitchell

February 5, 2018

Background In what has been one of the most boring MLB offseasons in recent memory, perhaps the highlight was the Padres’ acquisition of right-hander Bryan Mitchell from the New York Yankees. Sure, it was the equivalent of buying a prospect, as the Padres had to take on the contract of Chase Headley as a part of the trade, but Mitchell is a lot more intriguing than Headley or the Padres’…

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Padres 40-Man Roster Rankings: #38 Colten Brewer

January 17, 2018

Background Although it’s been a quiet offseason around baseball, as well as for the San Diego Padres, the Padres did make an acquisition earlier in the offseason in the signing of right-handed pitcher Colten Brewer on November 22. Despite being signed as a minor league free agent, Brewer does have a pretty well-regarded draft pedigree, as the right-hander was drafted in the fourth round of the 2011 MLB Draft by…

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Extending a (Brad) Hand: Reliever to Remain a Friar Through 2020

January 13, 2018

  Long live the Hand puns. Reports from Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic and Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports broke news today of a three-year contract extension for San Diego Padres reliever Brad Hand. The deal will keep the left-hander in San Diego through the 2020 season with a club option for 2021, and is reportedly worth $19.75 million in guaranteed money. The extension offers a degree of stability to…

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Why Eric Hosmer Really Isn’t That Bad

January 12, 2018

Ever since Dennis Lin reported on the Padres potential interest in former Royals first-baseman Eric Hosmer, the team’s fanbase (and more specifically Padres twitter) has been noticeably divided. Friends have become enemies and enemies have reached mutual understandings with one another as many camps have discussed the potential signing of the free agent 1st baseman. Hosmer’s weaknesses have been well documented, but this writer is here to convince Padres fans…

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What Does the Addition of Ross & Young Mean Towards the Direction of the 2018 Padres?

December 30, 2017

In one day, A.J. Preller got nostalgic. He has reportedly inked right-handed pitchers Tyson Ross and Chris Young on the same Friday afternoon, and each will be given a shot to compete for a rotation spot in the spring of 2018. Immediately, the fan base cried for a reunion with Jake Peavy as well, but it remains to be seen if the former ace has what it takes to return to…

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The Padres Have Money To Spend, But How Will They Spend It?

December 5, 2017

There is no doubt that the San Diego Padres have money to spend for the 2018 season. How and where they will spend that money is what is currently up for debate. Of course the team will sign some players, but they must do so with investments that are low-risk. In my opinion, they should not offer very many multi-year deals at this point, but must instead find undervalued players…

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Should the Padres Consider Signing Carlos Gonzalez?

December 1, 2017

Recently, hot stove talk regarding the San Diego Padres has taken a bit of a turn toward the extravagant. This morning, Jon Heyman with FanRag Sports wrote a piece entitled “Padres serious about interest in Eric Hosmer,” in which he asserts that the Padres are sincere about their desire to bring the 28-year-old first baseman to San Diego. This is on the heels of whispers about the Padres being realistic…

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2017-2018 MLB Free Agents & Whom the Padres Will Have Interest In (Position Players)

November 21, 2017

The San Diego Padres have reportedly already been in contact with somewhere around 50 free agents this off-season. A.J. Preller is not shy about making moves, as he is in a constant quest to make the Friars better. The man never sleeps and is always scouting around the globe. You can be sure that every player in this free agent class has been scouted by Preller and his staff. They…

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Is Christian Villanueva an Everyday Starter for the Padres?

November 2, 2017

Going into the 2017 MLB season, the San Diego Padres seemed to have a predicament on the left side of the infield. Without either a shortstop or third baseman of the future ready to play, the rebuilding Padres had to settle for what they had. With the signing of Erick Aybar to a one-year deal in the offseason, it looked like the Padres were going to give the reins of the…

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Padres Ink Clayton Richard for $6-Million Through 2019 Season

September 20, 2017

The San Diego Padres and starting pitcher Clayton Richard came to an agreement Wednesday afternoon on a two-year deal. Richard was originally acquired by the Padres in July of 2009, when the team traded Jake Peavy to the Chicago White Sox. He had some successful years with the Friars in his first stint with the club. After the 2013 season, he hung around in free agency until the Diamondbacks took…

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