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…


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…


PNO (Positive, Negative, Outlook): Hunter Renfroe

October 16, 2017

The San Diego Padres had a young outfield in 2017. Manuel Margot, Franchy Cordero, and Hunter Renfroe all were rookies, and all spent time on the field and in the lineup as Friar youngsters. Travis Jankowski and Jose Pirela, also young players, saw time on the field. One of those rookies, Renfroe, was a mixed bag this season. The right fielder showed off his power, belting 26 home runs. He…


The Battle for Left Field (Or Something Like That)

October 12, 2017

For the first time in years, the San Diego Padres have several legitimate options at a particular position. Jose Pirela, Alex Dickerson, and Franchy Cordero are the front-runners to becoming the next Padres left fielder. With Manny Margot and Hunter Renfroe presumably owning sole possession of center and right field, left field is virtually wide open. Jose Pirela has constantly been one of the most productive hitters since being called…


Manuel Margot Has Huge Impact on the Padres

August 8, 2017

Padre fans know Manuel Margot as their leadoff hitter and their rookie center fielder. He is actually much more than that to the team. The Padres obtained Manuel Margot from the Red Sox last season in exchange for Craig Kimbrel. That trade worked out very well for San Diego as they also acquired Logan Allen, Carlos Asuaje, and Javier Guerra. Margot is a 22-year-old outfielder who is five feet-eleven inches and…


All Eyes on Hunter Renfroe

April 1, 2017

With the thirteenth pick in the 2013 draft, the San Diego Padres selected outfielder Hunter Renfroe from Mississippi State. The team had used this pick in hopes that the big-bodied outfielder would continue the success he had throughout the 2013 season at Mississippi State, where Renfroe hit 16 home runs in 66 games, posting a .345 batting average and driving in 65 runs. On top of a solid offensive attack,…


The Case for Jabari Blash to Open the Season with Padres

March 5, 2017

Last spring, Padres’ fans were having this conversation: Is Jabari Blash a serviceable player at the big league level? Well this spring, it turns out we are having that same conversation, and I am here to make the case for Jabari Blash to make the opening day roster for the 2017 San Diego Padres. #Blashtoff is gaining momentum. We all know this season is a rebuilding year for the Padres,…


Padres grab Collin Cowgill on Minor League Deal

February 10, 2017

The Padres seem to be overstocked in the outfield, however adding a veteran mind to a young and inexperienced outfield can do no harm. Collin Cowgill, the 30-year-old veteran outfielder, will be among the mix of non-roster invites (Rafael Ortega, Jabari Blash, and Nick Buss) battling for a spot on the major league roster this spring. The Padres may have remembered Collin Cowgill from the New York Mets opening day…


Padres Bargain Shopping/Free Agent Leftovers- Outfielders

January 26, 2017

The Padres are going to do some shopping prior to the spring baseball season. In an attempt to dissect the team’s possible moves, we will move to our assessment of the current free agent outfield situation. Presently, the team is stocked with many young outfielders and the position is not one of great need within the organization. Hunter Renfroe, Manuel Margot, Travis Jankowski, and Alex Dickerson provide the team with…


Alex Dickerson Deserves a Serious Look in 2017

December 31, 2016

There are only 47 days left until pitchers and catchers report to spring training. It’s about this time when the season starts feeling near. Hot stove talk has been fun this off-season, and it will continue to be, with plenty of deals left to be made before opening day. It’s exciting to explore the various options that a club may have in filling out roster holes, but at this point…


A Glimpse at New Padres’ Outfielder Rafael Ortega

December 27, 2016

The San Diego Padres may have the need for some extra outfielders in the 2017 season. Hunter Renfroe and Travis Jankowski will probably both start for the team, but Manuel Margot may begin the season in the minors, depending on whether or not the Padres want to start his service-time clock. Alex Dickerson and Jabari Blash figure to be involved in the outfield competition for roster spots come spring. Each…


Is Korean Baseball Phenom Eric Thames a Fit For the Padres?

November 22, 2016

It’s hot stove season folks. We’re officially into it. For some, this is the most exciting part of baseball fandom. The insiders are currently abuzz with fresh rumors of potential moves. Fans wait with bated breath as their teams add and subtract to create something new. There’s nothing like re-imagining the puzzle, hoping that the updated formula might finally be the one. San Diego Padres fans are beginning to accept…