Down on the Farm: June 15 (Rehabbing Padres Making Their Way Back)

June 16, 2018

The minor league affiliates for the San Diego Padres went 2-4 on Friday. Here is a recap of the day’s action: El Paso Chihuahuas (33-35) Lost 8-6 Despite scoring six runs, the Chihuahuas were simply outslugged by the Nashville Sounds. The Sounds pounced on Dillon Overton for four runs and then fought back in the ninth and tenth innings for four more runs against Colton Brewer. El Paso could not muster…


No Clear Answer in Sight for Crowded Padres Outfield

June 8, 2018

The San Diego Padres presently have a crowded outfield and there is no easy answer for playing time moving forward. When Wil Myers and Franchy Cordero return from their injuries, there will be some interesting decisions to be made in regards to outfield playing time in San Diego. Currently the Padres have seven players that are considered major league outfielders on their 40-man roster. Alex Dickerson is also listed on…


Is the Padres’ Wil Myers His Own Worst Enemy?

June 4, 2018

No one can doubt that Wil Myers, the American League Rookie of the Year in 2013, has the innate talent to be a star. However, evidence has mounted that Myers stands in his own way and that his main barrier to fulfilling his promise resides in confidence. The Kansas City Royals drafted Myers in the third round in 2009, then traded him to the Tampa Bay Rays in December of…


Assessing the Future of Wil Myers

May 29, 2018

When Wil Myers was acquired by the San Diego Padres in a three-team trade involving the Washington Nationals and Tampa Bay Rays in December of 2014, he was expected to be the face of the franchise amid a flurry of deals made by new GM A.J. Preller. Myers was the Opening Day starter in center field to begin the 2015 season, but made three separate trips to the disabled list…


Wil Myers is Certainly Missed by the San Diego Padres

May 7, 2018

Wil Myers signed an extension with the San Diego Padres after the 2016 season. A wide belief within the organization, and the fanbase, was that Myers would become a leader in the clubhouse. Unfortunately, that was not the case. This previous offseason, the Padres went out and signed Eric Hosmer to an eight-year deal. On top of Hosmer being a fantastic baseball player, the Padres valued his leadership abilities and…


Framing the Friars: Padres Unload Frustration, Rout Rockies

April 23, 2018

Denver, Colorado The Padres went into Monday’s game having lost their last two games and still with a bad taste in their mouths from the brawl that broke out at Coors Field just under two weeks prior. Monday’s game was a demonstration of the Friar’s frustration as they blew out the Rockies 13-5. The game started with a signature Coors Field crooked number for both teams in the first inning….


Down on the Farm: 4/19 (Logan Allen Has Strong Start & Myers Ends Rehab with Storm)

April 19, 2018

The Padres had four minor league affiliates in action on Thursday night. Cuban phenom Adrian Morejon started for the Lake Elsinore Storm and Wil Myers ended his rehab with the Storm. Here is a short recap on Thursday’s games: El Paso Chihuahuas (10-5) Won 6-5 The El Paso Chihuahuas won their third consecutive game, defeating the Reno Aces 6-4 at Greater Nevada Field. The win clinched the series for El Paso…


Padres’ Wil Myers Looks for Timing on Rehab Assignment with Storm

April 17, 2018

Lake Elsinore, California Tuesday night at the Diamond in Lake Elsinore was anything but ordinary. The Storm took on the Inland Empire 66ers, but there was a special guest in attendance; San Diego Padres’ outfielder Wil Myers, who was starting a rehab assignment. Wil Myers taking some swings in the cage before the #Storm game tonight. A rehab start for the #Padres @EVT_News — Patrick Cusick (@TheProfessorPQ) April 17,…


Padres 40-Man Roster Rankings: The Final Five

March 30, 2018

Now that the 2018 MLB season has already gotten underway, it’s as good a time as ever to finish off the Padres 40-man roster rankings. These rankings are already outdated, given the signing of Eric Hosmer (who will not be included on this list) as well as several 40-man roster moves at the end of spring training, but this exercise is still worth seeing to its end. For the previous…


Optimal Padres Lineup: Not What You’d Expect

March 27, 2018

The optimal Padres lineup is a little weird. If I am honest, it is a lot weird. Some really smart baseball guys wrote a book, ironically called “The Book”. In it, they used math to build a lineup. You can read “The Book” on your own, but to summarize: there are specific qualities demanded of each spot in a lineup. So, credit to those guys, as I will take most…


The 2018 Padres are Looking to Gain Respect

March 26, 2018

The San Diego Padres’ 2018 season starts in mere days, with high hopes among the fan base. The 2017 Padres season was the 48th season of the San Diego Padres franchise in Major League Baseball and the Padres’ 14th season at Petco Park. The Padres finished the season 71–91 to finish in fourth place in the National League West Division, 33 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers. They missed the…