Family, Friends, and the Baseball World Mourn Loss of Don Welke

September 20, 2018

It was a sad day for the Padres, and the rest of the baseball world as it was announced that Padres’ Vice President of scouting operations, Don Welke has passed away. The man known throughout the Padres’ organization as “coach” spent the last five years with the Padres. Shortly after the Padres had hired A.J. Preller away from the Rangers, Welke joined the team late in 2014. The two worked…

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Padres’ Lauer is Pumped to Face Dodgers on Friday

September 20, 2018

Getting a taste of playoff type baseball will be important for this Padres team as they head to Los Angeles to try to spoil the Dodgers 2018 playoff run. Eric Lauer was moved back to start the first game of the series and he could not be more pumped for the opportunity. Here is what the lefty had to say.  For the San Diego Padres, the 2018 season has been…

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For Padres Fans, Trusting the Process Isn’t Easy

September 19, 2018

Padres fans have been told to trust the process, as a run of competitive seasons is supposedly near for this team from San Diego. The prospects are certainly starting to trickle in, but it is still very difficult for all San Diego Padres fans to completely “trust the process”. In the 49-year existence of the San Diego Padres, there has been little to be content about. The back-to-back NL West…

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Are the Padres Really Entering the Manny Machado Sweepstakes?

September 19, 2018

With some extra money to spend in the coming years and a team on the rise, are the San Diego Padres really about to enter the Manny Machado sweepstakes this winter? Padres fans can only hope.  As the 2018 regular season comes to a close, the San Diego Padres find themselves at the bottom of the NL West in what has been a lost season for the team. The Padres…

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Hedges, Mejia, or Allen? Padres Have a Plethora of Backstops

September 19, 2018

The San Diego Padres have an exciting group of young catchers in the majors and throughout the system. Who, in the group will establish them self in the coming year and who will be relegated to a backup role for the team? The Padres have a wonderful dilemma on their hands. Austin Hedges, who now has been the Padres’ starting catcher for two seasons, logging 201 games so far in…

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Padres Minor League System Review: The San Antonio Missions

September 18, 2018

In their 12th and final year as the Padres’ Double-A team, the 2018 San Antonio Missions showcased one of their most impressive rosters in team history, despite an unexceptional 71-67 regular-season record. Shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., one of the game’s top prospects, was lost for the year with a thumb injury on July 20 when the Missions were 58-39. Later in the year, some San Antonio’s best starting pitchers were…

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The Future is Extremely Bright for Padres Bullpen

September 18, 2018

The Padres have a very talented group of relief pitchers. Even though the team dealt its all-star closer in July, they have still flourished as a group. Let’s take a look at these men as they have really become a strength for the team. The San Diego Padres have a very bright future. Some still question whether all this hoopla about the farm system is legit. Others question if the…

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What is the Future For Padres’ Christian Villanueva?

September 17, 2018

With Wil Myers playing everyday at third base, what is the future for Christian Villanueva. He certainly put up decent numbers in his first season in the major leagues, but is he part of the teams plans for 2019 and beyond? The San Diego Padres had some uncertainties to start the season at third base. During the offseason, Padres general manager A.J. Preller acquired third baseman Chase Headley and Bryan…

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Padres Minor League System Review: Lake Elsinore Storm

September 17, 2018

The 2018 Lake Elsinore season was full of so much promise. With such prospects as Hudson Potts, Jorge Ona and Edward Olivares leading the offense and names like Michel Baez, Adrian Morejon and Reggie Lawson in the rotation, there were naturally high expectations for this unit. The team, sadly, failed to live up to those expectations as they were the victims of reality. You still need to play the games….

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Padres Minor League Season Review: El Paso Chihuahuas

September 16, 2018

Here is your San Diego Padres’ minor league review of the 2018 El Paso Chihuahuas. The Chihuahuas enjoyed a fun season filled with winning streaks and top prospects coming through town. They finished 82-57 and PCL Pacific Southern division champs. The team won the division by 11 games, aided by a 17-game home winning streak towards the end of the season. El Paso was bested in a best-of-five series with…

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The Padres Are Entering Unexplored Territory

September 16, 2018

With a growing payroll and plenty of youth close to major league action, the San Diego Padres are entering unexplored territory as they appear to be a franchise on the rise with very high hopes of success. Since joining Major League Baseball as an expansion team in 1969, the Padres have had a series of owners/ownership groups beginning with C. Arnholdt Smith (who did time for embezzlement and tax fraud). Most…

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Could Padres & Mets Be Trade Partners This Winter?

September 15, 2018

The San Diego Padres are reportedly looking for an ace pitcher and have plenty of trade chips to get a deal done. Will the New York Mets and Padres be able to get a deal done for one of the Mets top of the rotation starters? This winter things could get very interesting. The 2018 Major League Baseball season is winding down and one of the more exciting things will…

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