The Best & Worst Free Agent Signings in Padres’ History

February 2, 2018

The Major League Baseball “Hot Stove” seems to be in a deep freeze (unless you are in Milwaukee), as many free agents remain unsigned. This includes one Eric Hosmer. I am not going to dive into that as that dead horse (no offense to Mr. Hosmer, I mean the subject) has been beaten over and over again. Instead, let’s look back on Padres’ history to see where things have gone…

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Should Steve Garvey’s Number be Unretired by Padres?

January 14, 2018

*It is an extremely slow offseason, so we bring you this updated piece originally written in February of 2017. October 6, 1984 is a date in San Diego sports history that will forever be cherished. It was game four of the National League Championship Series at Jack Murphy Stadium. The Chicago Cubs were leading the San Diego Padres two games to one, in a best of five series. For the…

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35 Years Ago Steve Garvey Was Signed by The Padres

December 21, 2017

The San Diego Padres have long had trouble attracting free agents to the team. In 1982, the Padres were finalists for the services of first baseman Steve Garvey. The Yankees, Dodgers, Astros, Cubs, and Padres were all battling it out to sign the free agent. The Dodgers were considered the favorites and Garvey was reportedly close to re-signing with the team. In the end, the Dodgers final offer was four…

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A Look Back at the 1984 San Diego Padres

October 19, 2017

Regular Season The 1984 San Diego Padres were one of the first solid Padres teams. In fact, that team represented the first time that the franchise had made the playoffs. A young, 24-year-old Tony Gwynn led the charge for the Friars, batting an astounding .351, which won him his first batting title. He also finished 3rd in MVP voting. The power bat in the lineup was Graig Nettles. He hit…

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34 Years Ago Steve Garvey Signed With Padres

December 21, 2016

The San Diego Padres have long had trouble attracting free agents to the team. In 1982, the Padres were finalists for the services of first baseman Steve Garvey. The Yankees, Dodgers, Astros, Cubs, and Padres were all battling it out to sign the free agent. The Dodgers were considered the favorites and Garvey was reportedly close to re-signing with the team. In the end, the Dodgers final offer was four…

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Padres Special: Remembering the 1984 N.L. Champion San Diego Padres

February 4, 2016

The 1984 San Diego Padres were not only the first team in franchise history to reach the World Series, but they were the first play-off team in the history of the franchise. The city of San Diego was in love with baseball and Padres fever was running rampant over America’s Finest City. I was eight years old in 1984, and a huge baseball fan. I already loved the game, but…

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Padres Special: 33 Years Ago Steve Garvey Signed With Padres

December 21, 2015

The San Diego Padres have long had trouble attracting free agents to the team. In 1982 the Padres were finalist for the services of first baseman Steve Garvey. The Yankees, Dodgers, Astros, Cubs and Padres were all battling it out to sign the free agent. The Dodgers were considered the favorites and Garvey was reportedly close to re-signing with the team. In the end the Dodgers final offer was four…

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Padres Special: Responding to Duty- The Game Must Go On !

June 28, 2015

I have many great moments watching the San Diego Padres play. Having been a fan since 1978, the moments that usually stick in my mind above all are the actual games that I went to see in person. I went to many Padres home games at “the Murph” in the  late 70’s, 80’s and into the 90’s. Out of all these times there happened to be two occasions when I…

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Padres Special: San Diego Padres Franchise Four

April 17, 2015

This season Major League Baseball is doing something really special for the fans. Each teams fans are voting for each franchises top four players in history. The San Diego Padres have Tony Gwynn, Dave Winfield, Steve Garvey, Nate Colbert, Jake Peavy, Trevor Hoffman and Randy Jones as the named final eight participants. Though it is worth noting that any player may be voted for any franchise as a write in…

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