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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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 40-Man Roster Rankings: #16 Matt Strahm

February 17, 2018

Background Drafted in the 21st round of the 2012 MLB Draft by the Kansas City Royals, left-hander Matt Strahm has had an injury-plagued professional career to date. In his rookie league debut, Strahm threw 30 and a third innings and posted a 5.64 ERA. Strahm did strike out 42 batters during those innings, but also walked 17 batters. Strahm ended up missing the entirety of the 2013 season after Tommy…

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Padres Spring Training Wrap-Up: Day 3

February 16, 2018

As the week goes on, more and more players are beginning to arrive at camp. Fernando Tatis Jr. arrived in Peoria, and like a moth to a flame, there was an immediate attraction for the media. His English has progressed so well recently, that he is able to handle questions without a translator. Flashing his electric smile and doing these interviews with ease is further evidence that he means business…

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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 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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