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…

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The Best and Worst of the A.J. Preller Era

January 7, 2018

A.J. Preller has been the Padres’ general manager for over three years. When I say there have been ups and downs, that is a severe understatement. He made a statement almost right away, in his first offseason, before the 2015 season. This offseason has been a lot quieter. We are still waiting on the fate of players like Brad Hand and Yangervis Solarte and also awaiting Eric Hosmer’s decision of…

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Should Carlos Gonzalez Be Plan B if Padres Don’t Sign Hosmer?

January 5, 2018

  As of Thursday afternoon, the latest Eric Hosmer news has him weighing his options and possibly returning back to the Royals. Could Carlos Gonzlez be an alternative for the Padres in 2018? They have been linked to the left-handed outfielder. The San Diego Padres continue to flirt with Eric Hosmer. Reports have the team offering the first baseman upwards of $140 million for seven years of service time. The…

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The Best from 2017, and Resolutions for the 2018 San Diego Padres

December 31, 2017

Well Padre fans, it’s that time of year again, a time marked mainly by shorter days, and a severe lack of baseball. While we’ve gotten some nuggets of baseball info via the Hot Stove the last six weeks, we’re still a little ways away from spring training in mid-February. Even though there weren’t a lot of great moments from the big league squad this past season, the Padres’ minor league…

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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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Grading the Progress of the Padres’ “Process”

August 3, 2017

Okay, Padre fans, it’s time to start evaluating where this whole thing is going. The Padres made no secret of their intentions this year. They stated a philosophy of building the franchise over time (3-5 years) into a championship contender. 2017, they said, would be a development year. We are now past the MLB All-Star break and trade deadline. We are a full 12 months into it, and thus it’s…

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Paul Clemens Wants a Spot in 2017 Rotation

January 14, 2017

In 2016 the Padres put 14 different starters on the mound. There was a grab bag of veterans, rookies, and castoffs that took the hill to fill in rotation voids caused by injuries and trades. The season appeared to be a lost cause at a relatively early point. Sure, every team faces adversity during the course of a baseball season, and injuries happen, but for the Padres it was like…

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