Padres Need to Make Plans at Shortstop Beyond 2018

May 25, 2018

With Freddy Galvis headed for free agency at the end of the year, the San Diego Padres need to make plans for the shortstop position beyond the 2018 season. The shortstop position has been a dead-end for the San Diego Padres for a long time. The arrival of Freddy Galvis seemed to stabilize the position early in the 2018 season, but his numbers have fallen back to earth. The backlash…

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Down on the Farm: Margevicius & Paddack Both Pitch Well

May 25, 2018

The San Diego Padres affiliates went 3-1 on Thursday. Without further ado, here is a summary on how the teams did. El Paso Chihuahas (24-24) won 3-2 El Paso showed some true grit today, breaking a 2-2 tie in the seventh inning with an RBI double by Luis Urias, who was manning the hot corner instead of his normal second base. Dillon Overton had a quality start today and, in…

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Padres Minor Leagues: Notes From Arizona

May 24, 2018

There are tons of prospects in the San Diego Padres’ minor league system right now. Not every single one of them can make the four full-season teams, so many are still in Arizona playing games against other teams and practicing in an attempt to be ready for that call when it comes. The Tri-City Dust Devils roster will be constructed in a few weeks, so many of these men could…

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The Padres Should Be Active in Trade Market Soon

May 24, 2018

The San Diego Padres should very well be active in the trade market very soon. At first, I thought about titling this piece “The Padres Will Be Active on Trade Market Soon”. I had a change of heart because there is only one thing you can predict about this Padres’ regime: They go to the beat of their own drum. As soon as you think you can predict what they are…

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Down on the Farm: May 23 (Quantrill & Baez Both Pitch Well)

May 23, 2018

San Diego Padres’ affiliates were 2-2 on Wednesday. Here is a recap of the day’s action: El Paso Chihuahuas (23-24) Lost 5-4 The Chihuahuas lost their first game in Tacoma on Wednesday, after winning the first two of a four-game series. El Paso rallied with two outs in the ninth as Shane Peterson singled to center. Auston Bousfield followed with a single to left and Luis Urias doubled to left…

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Padres’ Ross Continues to Thrive for Friars in Win

May 23, 2018

Coming into the season, there was no guarantee that Tyson Ross would be a Padre. He was on a minor league contract and the hope was that he could possibly make the rotation and eat up some innings before the prospects would take over. Fortunately for the Padres, it has been that and much, much more. There is no argument about it; Ross has been the Padres’ best starting pitcher…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 96 with Eric Longenhagen

May 23, 2018

The FanGraphs Padres list dropped this week, so we brought in Eric Longenhagen to give us some insight. The list wasn’t a complete re-ranking of the team, so the numbers and the rankings are sightly off, if you ask our opinion. Eric is a friend to the podcast and having him on is always a joy. We discuss the list, of course, but I first wanted Eric to give the…

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Don’t Give Up on Manuel Margot Just Yet

May 23, 2018

I don’t think anybody expected this article to be written when spring training opened just three months ago. Manuel Margot was unanimously seen as the rangy center fielder of the future and a staple atop the Padres’ lineup for years to come. When Eric Hosmer was acquired for, at least, the next five seasons, speculation regarding possible outfield configurations were immediately a hot topic of discussion. Wil Myers made his…

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Five Possible Trade Destinations for Tyson Ross

May 23, 2018

The San Diego Padres are going to trade Tyson Ross. Well, they hope so at least. Ross held the Pirates to two earned runs over six innings in his last outing. After two injury-marred seasons, performances like that have continued what has been a bounce-back campaign for the right-handed hurler. Ross has compiled a 3.35 ERA through nine starts while striking out 55 in 53.2 innings. His performance so far…

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Is Christian Villanueva the Present & Future at Third Base for Padres?

May 22, 2018

AJ Preller is very good at finding diamonds in the rough. Some names that cross the mind are Kirby Yates, Jose Pirela, and of course, Brad Hand. One name, however, has became a fixture in the Padres’ lineup, and his name is Christian Villanueva. Thanks to the Chicago Cubs drafting Kris Bryant, Villanueva was released from the team and signed with the Padres as a minor league free agent. Now, he…

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Nationals Blow Out Padres 10-2 as Franmil Rips First Career Homer

May 21, 2018

Washington, D.C. Things got ugly quickly for the San Diego Padres on Monday as they took on the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. San Diego was riding high coming into Game 1 of the series, having won three straight games against the Pittsburgh Pirates, while the Nationals were coming off of a three-game series sweep at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers at home. Fortunately for the Nats, this…

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Farm Features: The Fort Wayne TinCaps

May 21, 2018

The next team to be highlighted in this series is the Fort Wayne TinCaps, who have been playing very solid ball as of late in the Midwest League, led by a slew of youngsters with a ton of potential. Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana Team Record (Week Record): 20-22 (6-1) Top 30 Prospects: MacKenzie Gore (2), Gabriel Arias (9), Esteury Ruiz (10), Tirso Ornelas (13), Jeisson Rosario (17), Andres Munoz (20), Luis Campusano…

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