Padres Rumors: Is Shawn Kelley an August Trade Option?

August 12, 2015

The July 31st trade deadline came and went with a lot of inaction from the San Diego Padres. Many trades were expected with only one coming to fruition. As the calendar has turned from July to August, the possibilities of trades still hover over A.J. Preller’s head. With the waiver wire deadline coming at the end of August, the Padres have quite a few options to correct the mistakes made…

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Padres News: Shawn Kelley’s Rise From Defeat to Dominance

July 27, 2015

The 6′ 2″ right-handed pitcher that A.J. Preller got for “relief prospect” Johnny Barbato made quite an impression on San Diego Padres fans back in April during the Dodgers home opener. Inheriting a tie game after Nick Vincent squandered both a 3-2 lead and James Shields’ gutsy 8K outing vs. Clayton Kershaw, “Kells” promptly issued two walks, made a fielding error covering first, and then coughed up a three-run homer…

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Padres News: The Time is Now- Sell, Sell, Sell…

July 24, 2015

The San Diego Padres have under-performed all season long and the team has fallen too far out of contention to realistically come back. Even if the team were to have a major winning streak, its evident the team is still missing some major pieces to truly compete in a tough National League West division. Seeing the Padres on a daily basis you see the potential of the team but yet…

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Padres Rumors: Let the Trade Talk Begin- Seattle Mariners

May 14, 2015

As we explore the possible trade partners for the San Diego Padres, we turn towards the Seattle Mariners. After the Padres split the two game series with the Mariners the team heads back home to play the Washington Nationals in an important National League match-up. The San Diego Padres are well aware of the lack of offensive production from the short stop position. Alexi Amarista has been above average defensively,…

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Padres News: Padres Player Spotlight- Dale Thayer

May 14, 2015

The San Diego Padres bullpen has been consistent and dependable year after year. A key member of the staff in which you never hear anything about is Dale Thayer. He is unheralded and quiet in his approach and is very popular with his team mates. He also has a bit of a cult following with Padres fans. In Thayer’s four seasons with the Padres he owns a career 2.94 ERA…

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Padres News: Yonder Alonso Injured, to DL… Wil Myers at First Base Tonight

May 8, 2015

When Yonder Alonso went down on Thursday night, I immediately thought about whom the San Diego Padres could use at first base. Chris Dickerson in the minor leagues is a possibility, perhaps even Brett Wallace could get a call up. Wallace was a former can’t miss prospect for the Houston Astros, who did miss. He missed a lot. To be very honest with you, my instant thought is who can…

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Padres Editorial: Following the Padres from 2,500 Miles Away

April 26, 2015

The house I grew up in was (and still is) about 120 miles away my father’s beloved New York Mets. That distance seems like nothing nowadays, but for out-of-market martyrs like my dad back in the ‘70s and early ‘80s, it might might as well have been 2,120 miles. The only way to keep up with the Metropolitans’ exploits (and routine implosions) back then was through box scores, Associated Press recaps…

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Padres Rumors: Trade is Imminent for Padres

April 24, 2015

It is really only a matter of time before another trade happens for the San Diego Padres. The proverbial clock is ticking and there has already been some talk that the Padres are openly discussing trades with other franchises. Last week it was reported the Philadelphia Phillies had fielded calls from A.J. Preller regarding a potential deal. I wrote about that, and you can read about it here. Also rumors…

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Padres Rumors: Bullpen Depth Will Lead to Another Trade

April 8, 2015

With both Kevin Quackenbush and Brandon Maurer pitching in triple-A El Paso, the San Diego Padres bullpen is stacked. The last-minute acquisitions of Craig Kimbrel, has overflowed the Padres bullpen. Overflowed, is a good thing however. Quackenbush and Maurer were sent down simply because they have minor league options left. Both pitchers were roughed up a bit in the spring too, but on another team they would easily make the…

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