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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The Wil Myers’ Experiment at Third Base

September 6, 2018

Since the Padres traded for Wil Myers in 2015 he has been a bit of a nomad, moving from position to position almost year to year.  So far he’s started at all outfield positions, first base and most recently third base. Myers has had little experience at third in his career, so he’s basically learning on the job at the major league level, hardly the ideal situation.  However, the Padres…

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Is Wil Myers’ Move to Third Base Affecting His Offense?

September 5, 2018

Could the move to third base be affecting Wil Myers offensively, as he has clearly struggled since the change. Wil Myers has jumped around to multiple positions since coming to the San Diego Padres before the 2015 season. He has played center field, left field, right field, first base and now third base. His bat has usually followed him well to these different positions. His batting average as an outfielder…

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The Friar Follies of the 2018 Season

August 26, 2018

As the season winds down to the final five weeks, Padres games have taken an almost comical turn, with freak injuries, walk-off wins (for the opponents), and the dubious distinction of making history by losing by 15 runs in a game in which Wil Myers hit three home runs. Although no one expected the Padres to make the playoffs, most prognosticators predicted the team would at least tread water and…

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What are the Padres’ Plans for Christian Villanueva?

August 22, 2018

Rookie infielder Christian Villanueva has played all over the place for the San Diego Padres this season. With so much youth on the rise and Wil Myers playing third base, what is Villanueva’s future with the team? There has been a lot of commotion with the Padres’ lineup this month. Wil Myers, returning from another stint on the disabled list, has returned and has played primarily third base, a new…

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Down on the Farm: August 12 (Myers Plays Third Base, Patino Continues Dominance)

August 12, 2018

San Diego Padres affiliates went 3-3 on August 12. The DSL Padres had the day off, and the San Antonio Missions’ game was postponed. Here is a recap of the day’s events: El Paso (67-51) won 4-1 Cal Quantrill stuck out six hitters over six innings in the Chihuahuas’ 4-1 win over the Sacramento River Cats. He scattered six hits over those six innings and allowed just one run. Forresst…

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Wil Myers’ Value Could Increase with Move to Third Base

August 11, 2018

Arguably the Padres’ best hitter is eligible to return from the disabled list on August 13th, and when he does, it will be a very interesting time for his team. Will his manager give him a shot at playing the hot corner? He has been taking more grounders at the position since hitting the shelf with a bruised foot, and there has been significant speculation as to how legitimate the…

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Talented Outfield Creating a Nice Problem for Padres

August 10, 2018

In the next several weeks, the San Diego Padres baseball operations staff will be in full evaluation mode. The 2018 season was not as productive as most have wished in terms of wins and losses, but there is still hope for this young squad. Plenty of youth on the team are at a point in their careers where a crossroad is coming. The Padres will definitely have a couple of…

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An Analysis of the Padres’ “Not-So-Historic” Month of July

August 2, 2018

The Padres have had a tough month of July, as everyone knows. Their record of 5-20 during the month tells you enough about how they’ve performed. It was the second-worst month in the 49-year history of the franchise. Only a 5-22 record in August of 1969 was worse — the year the team first came into existence. The starting pitchers on the team have had a FIP of 5.55. That…

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Is Wil Myers Blossoming into the All-Around Star that Fans Have Been Waiting For?

July 30, 2018

After an injury-marred start to the 2018 season, is Wil Myers finally blossoming into the all-around star that Padres fans have been waiting for?  It’s already Wil Myers‘ fourth season with the Padres, and despite his lost time to injury, he’s having a career year. Although he has only played in forty games, he’s been worth 1.8 WAR according to Fangraphs. Myers has posted a .266 ISO figure, which ranks…

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Bringing the DH to the National League Will Benefit the Padres

July 27, 2018

If the National League were to adopt DH rules, the San Diego Padres would surely be benefited. This is one of the most heated topics in all of baseball, dare I say all of sports. One of the many reasons why I love baseball is its sense of tradition and history. Sure the game has changed a lot over the past 50 years, but the game itself looks more or…

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The Padres Historical Issues Getting Hitters to the All-Star Game

July 13, 2018

Let me start out by saying yes, Tony Gwynn, one of the greatest hitters to ever live, was selected to 15 All-Star games. We should all acknowledge that earning that many selections is rarely done. Aside from Gwynn, the Padres have a very uninspiring list of hitters in the Mid-Summer Classic. Here is the complete list of hitters that have been selected as All-Stars in a Padres uniform: Chris Cannizzaro,…

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