Everyone Wants to Talk About Yelich, But Is it Franchy Time?

December 27, 2017

San Diego Padres fans have recently become enamored with Christian Yelich. And rightfully so. He is a young, polished hitter with tremendous upside and is signed for five more years at a bargain basement price. Yelich could be attained from the Marlins, but it would require a mixture of prospects from the Padres and possibly a bad contract from the Marlins. Miami has Martin Prado and Wei-Yin Chen signed for…


PNO (Positives, Negatives, Outlook): Franchy Cordero

November 3, 2017

Going into 2017, there were a lot of significant question marks about the Padres’ Opening Day outfield. The team had high hopes for Manuel Margot and Hunter Renfroe, but it was unclear how both would adjust to everyday big league playing time. With the injury to Alex Dickerson, Travis Jankowski was given free reign on the left field job. However, early season injuries to both Jankowski and Margot thrust young…


Franchy Cordero Interview: Love For the Glove

August 22, 2017

Tacoma, Washington Franchy Cordero made a splash for the San Diego Padres earlier this season. In his first career start, on May 28th against the Washington Nationals, he went 2-5 with a double and a run scored. He also made an impact with his glove. I had a chance to sit down with Franchy before El Paso’s game against Tacoma on Monday night. We did the interview in Spanish, his…


Framing the Friars: Franchy Cordero is the Man

June 15, 2017

Before the season even got underway, the Padres were down a man, as left-handed hitting outfielder, Alex Dickerson, was having back problems that would cause him to miss the beginning of the season. Here we are nearly three months later, and it appears Alex Dickerson may not play this season at all. Along the way, the Padres have also suffered further outfield injuries, first to Travis Jankowski and then to Manuel…


Framing the Friars: Franchy Cordero Launches First Career Home Run

June 13, 2017

San Diego Padres center fielder, Franchy Cordero, had a memorable game on June 12, as the Friars hosted the Cincinnati Reds in the first game of a three-game series. San Diego won the game 9-3. The key inning in the game was the second, where the Padres put up six runs to take a 7-2 lead, snatching momentum early and putting themselves in the driver’s seat the rest of the way….


Framing the Friars: Franchy Cordero Impresses in First Start

May 29, 2017

One day after striking out in his major league debut against Washington Nationals hurler, Stephen Strasburg, Franchy Cordero was in the starting lineup for the Padres on Sunday. Starting your career off against a guy like Strasburg is never easy, but Cordero had a bit of an easier challenge for his first game as a starter: right-handed pitcher, and former Padre, Joe Ross. After a two-run home run by Ryan…