Padres 40-Man Roster Rankings: #6 Jose Pirela

March 27, 2018

Background Odds are pretty good that the average baseball fan doesn’t know much about Jose Pirela. Odds are even better that the average baseball fan doesn’t know that Pirela was a Yankees farmhand from 2007-2015. Signed by the Yankees as an international free agent out of Venezuela in 2007, Pirela has had a long and arduous road to big league relevance. Now 28, it seems like Pirela has finally put…

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Taco Train Update: Dream On, 2018-Style

March 18, 2018

The other day in a strange city I awoke having dreamt about Jerry Coleman, amongst other things. In the dream, I didn’t recognize Jerry at first, and accused him, whoever he was, of falling down on the job, of not being “true” to the Padres’ cause. There was a third party there, at one turn, Don Orsillo, at another, Ted Leitner, who stared at me wide-eyed and slack-jawed, disbelieving that…

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Are Padres Deviating From Their Own Process?

February 17, 2018

The Padres front office has assured fans that the team will become a contender in the not so distant future, with estimates of a timeline for that goal ranging from 2020 to 2022. However, multiple sources indicate that the team has reconnected with free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer and has added Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer to its wish list. Do the Padres’ brass actually think the team…

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Tim Lincecum Showcase on Thursday, Padres Will Be in Attendance

February 13, 2018

Once upon a time, there was a major league pitcher by the name of “The Freak”. This freak had one of the best pitching’ arsenals in the game of baseball. He was flat-out dominant at times. From the 2008 through the 2011 seasons, Tim Lincecum was arguably the best pitcher in the world. During that four-year span, he was an all-star each season, won two NL Cy Young Awards and…

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