Finding a Home for Chase Headley in 2018

February 17, 2018

In a perfect world, the Padres would platoon Cory Spangenberg and Christian Villanueva at third base to start the 2018 season. Both men are 26 years old and have accomplished all they can at the minor league level. For both players, it is now or never to further their advancement in the game of baseball. A season like 2018 can help mold their future and determine whether they are platoon-type…

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Padres Claim Canadian Pitcher Rowan Wick Off Waivers From Cardinals

February 16, 2018

  MLB spring training is now in full session, and the Padres are still in the pursuit of young pitchers that can help this team win in 2018. The Padres have claimed right-handed pitcher Rowan Wick from the St Louis Cardinals, first reported by Dennis Lin of The Athletic, in a deal that helps boost the organization’s pitching depth. Rowan Wick was designated for assignment by the St Louis Cardinals on…

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San Diego Padres Exploring Trade Options with Tampa Bay Rays?

February 16, 2018

It is no secret that A.J. Preller is a mover and shaker. Like Kevin Towers, the recently passed former general manager of the team, he has a great propensity to be a gunslinger. When it comes to making a trade, the young Preller has shown the ability to constantly pull the trigger without hesitation. Earlier this week, Jim Duquette spoke on ESPN Radio about the San Diego Padres. He indicated…

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Padres 40-Man Roster Rankings: #17 Franchy Cordero

February 16, 2018

Background It’s been a quiet offseason all around baseball, and with that sort of silence comes interesting baseball discussions. This offseason, one of the biggest topics among the Padre fandom has been about Franchy Cordero. To be more specific, fans have discussed whether he is major league ready, and more importantly, whether he can be an impact big leaguer someday. Beyond that, he has been compared to Christian Yelich from…

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Padres Spring Training Wrap-Up: Day 2 (Talk of Hosmer Still Lingering)

February 15, 2018

The smell of the freshly cut grass is in the air. Spring training is finally here as it is time to think Padres baseball and the 2018 season. As the pop of the glove grows more intense, the feelings of uncertainty still grip this Padre team. There are several unanswered questions and a huge question that nobody seems to want to discuss. Eric Hosmer is still rumored to be flirting…

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Detailing the Padres’ Current Non-Roster Spring Invitees

February 15, 2018

Spring training is upon us folks. The trucks have arrived in Peoria, and soon Padres’ brass will begin evaluating the many players that they have deemed worthy of a look in big-league camp. As the MLB Opening Day roster begins to take shape, it is safe to assume that Wil Myers, Manny Margot, and Brad Hand will find themselves in San Diego come March 29th, but there are also some…

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Remembering Padres’ Mike Darr on the 16th Anniversary of His Death

February 15, 2018

Michael Curtis Darr was born in Corona, California. He was the son of a former major leaguer, Mike Darr Sr. The eldest Darr pitched in one game for the Toronto Blue Jays in 1977. That was the extent of his playing career, but he helped cultivate his son into a second round pick. Mike Darr was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 1994 draft, after hitting .512 with 12…

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Padres Spring Training Wrap-Up: Day 1 (Pitchers Report as A.J. Ellis is Signed)

February 14, 2018

The San Diego Padres 2018 season is here. After a long and slow offseason, the daily grind of a Major League Baseball season is upon us. Andy Green and his coaching staff come into camp with a boyhood enthusiasm about their young squad. The Padres are certainly full of youth, and with that inexperience comes a sense of uncertainty. Nobody knows for sure exactly what this team is capable of…

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Checking in on the National League West

February 14, 2018

Last year, the National League West had the best winning percentage in all of baseball at .517 and sent three teams (the Dodgers, Diamondbacks, and Rockies) to the playoffs. Los Angeles made it all the way to the World Series and lost in the seventh game. The Padres avoided last place thanks to the Giants’ very uncharacteristic 64-98 record, but San Francisco has regrouped and added help from outside the…

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Padres 40-Man Roster Rankings: #18 Phil Maton

February 14, 2018

Background If there is one strength the Padres have, it would be their bullpen. Not only is the team loaded with a good amount of big league relief talent, but they also have quite a few interesting minor league prospects either on their way or who have already landed. The most intriguing of that second group has to be right-hander Phil Maton. It’s hard to get too excited about relief…

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Valentine’s Day Special: The Padres’ Love Doctor Is In

February 14, 2018

With it being Valentine’s Day, it’s time to address some relationship issues with some of our favorite San Diego Padres players. I am not talking about their life off the field. I am talking about statistics that some players need to break up with in 2018. Others need to embrace these stats and have a happy life together. If the Padres want to improve on their 71 wins from 2017,…

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Padres’ Starting Pitching Prospects Could Succeed in the Bullpen

February 13, 2018

Let’s be real here. Not 100% of the Padres’ top prospects will work out like we think. We all picture Mackenzie Gore as the team ace before 2021. We all expect Fernando Tatis Jr. and Luis Urias to be a double play combo for the next decade in San Diego. Cal Quantrill will be a top-of-the-rotation guy. Michel Baez, the next Luis Tiant. It just doesn’t always work out how…

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