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Benjamin Sabin - Jan 6, 2023

The weather outside is frightful as they sing in that lovely Christmas tune. The dark stormy clouds release multitudes of rain while being pushed by winds that threaten with every gust to uproot the mighty trees that line the front yard. It is cold too. A cold that bites, but is not quite cold enough […]

2022 NL MVP and 2022 AL MVP Finalists (Top Row, L to R) Paul Goldschmidt, Manny Machado, Nolan Arenado Bottom Row, L to R: Aaron Judge, Shohei Ohtani, Yordan Alvarez
Evan Thompson - Nov 14, 2022

Who the 2022 AL MVP and NL MVP Should Be: The Numbers MLB Network announced the awards finalists — the top three vote-getters in each league’s award category — Monday night, November 7. As happens every year, the finalists generated lots of discussion. A big point of contention, as usual, came over the definition of […]

2022 NLCS
Justin Merrlles - Oct 18, 2022

The 2022 NLCS will feature Philadelphia Phillies and the San Diego Padres. The Phillies will play in their first NLCS since 2010. Now, Philadelphia continues to make a push for the World Series. They dismantled the St. Louis Cardinals and the reigning champions, the Atlanta Braves.  What has gotten Philadelphia this far has been their starting […]

Padres Mets
Evan Thompson - Oct 11, 2022

Padres Elimination of Mets Was No Surprise Name that pitcher! He faced the New York Mets twice in the 2022 regular season. In his first appearance, he allowed no runs on two hits and no walks across seven innings, striking out six while hitting three batters. Six weeks later, he pitched seven innings again, allowing […]

Josh Bell
Mike Ursery - Oct 2, 2022

Looking ahead to Opening Day 2023, the San Diego Padres currently do not have an everyday first baseman on their roster. At the moment, the team’s everyday first baseman is Josh Bell, who will be a free agent at season’s end. Looking at the roster as is, Austin Nola looks to be the only option, […]

Mike Ursery - Aug 24, 2022

Fernando Tatis, Jr. will have shoulder surgery, likely correcting more than one problem that came with this ailment. The San Diego Padres‘ home dugout at Petco Park was crowded with reporters, tv cameras, microphones, and voice recorders on Aug. 23. Seated next to Padres GM AJ Preller, Tatis said he “failed” when describing his suspension. […]

Mike Ursery - Aug 21, 2022

The San Diego Padres once had what was universally perceived as the best farm system in baseball, boasting deep prospect capital. That was just three years ago. Since then, Padres general manager AJ Preller began dismantling his farm system to bring in proven talent. Much of that prospect capital has been traded, while others have […]

Mike Ursery - Aug 15, 2022

Ha-Seong Kim entered spring training expecting to accept a utility role. He had a full major league season under his belt but was still getting familiar with the American game. That role abruptly changed in mid-March. The San Diego Padres announced that superstar shortstop Fernando Tatis, Jr. would undergo wrist surgery and miss significant playing […]

Tatis Suspension
Mike Ursery - Aug 15, 2022

Padres general manager A.J. Preller first learned that his superstar shortstop, Fernando Tatis Jr., violated the league’s banned substance policy and received a long-term suspension at 3:45 p.m. EDT, with his team set to play only a few hours later. The San Diego Padres began a six-game road trip in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 12. […]

Mike Ursery - Aug 13, 2022

Fernando Tatis Jr. is serving an 80-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s banned substance policy, the league announced early in the evening on Aug. 12. The superstar shortstop, who was signed to a long-term contract by the San Diego Padres that will last most, if not his whole career, was anticipating a return to […]

Mike Ursery - Aug 4, 2022

“Slam Diego” is proudly making a return for fans of the San Diego Padres. A four-pitch walk to Juan Soto, a catalyst. Manny Machado follows with a double. Josh Bell draws a full-count walk to load the bases. From there, fans were on their feet, begging to celebrate their newfound tradition – “Slam Diego.” The […]

Eric Hosmer was headed to Washington. Instead. He will be going to Boston. Hosmer used his no-trade clause to reject a move to the Washington Nationals as part of the deal with Juan Soto and Josh Bell headed to San Diego. As Hosmer goes to the Boston Red Sox, Luke Voit will be a part […]

The San Diego Padres acquire Juan Soto and Josh Bell. According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Washington Nationals will receive MacKenzie Gore, C.J. Abrams, Robert Hassell III, James Wood, and Jarlin Susana. However, Eric Hosmer declined to go to the Nationals. Furthermore, Hosmer does have a 10-team no-trade clause as it’s his contractual […]

Mike Ursery - Aug 1, 2022

Joe Musgrove is staying put with the San Diego Padres. Musgrove and the Padres agreed to a 5-year extension with their ace pitcher. The deal keeps Musgrove in his hometown, playing for his hometown team. According to writer A.J. Cassavell, the extension is worth $100 million and takes effect next season. Additionally, it also […]

Mike Ursery - Aug 1, 2022

The San Diego Padres put a proverbial shock into the baseball world more than 24 hours ahead of the trade deadline, acquiring Josh Hader from the Milwaukee Brewers. The Padres acquire a relief pitcher who undoubtedly will immediately assume the closer role. The Padres saw a weakness in their bullpen that needed to be fixed […]

Mike Ursery - Jul 11, 2022

Manny Machado and Joe Musgrove have been named MLB All-Stars. The Midsummer Classic, scheduled to take place in Los Angeles on July 19th, saw its’ starting lineups announced on July 8th. After this year’s game, Machado will have made starts for both leagues. He last started for the American League at third base in 2018 while […]

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Ken Griffey Jr. For Babe Ruth
Benjamin Sabin - Jul 11, 2022

How does this sound for the ultimate trade: Ken Griffey Jr. for Babe Ruth? Never happen right? Ken Griffey Jr. was born on November 21, 1969, and Babe Ruth died on August 16, 1948, so there’s that. Also, Ruth played in his last big league game on May 30, 1935, and Griffey played in his […]

Justin Merrlles - Jul 11, 2022

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Caleb Begley - Jul 11, 2022

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Ranger Suarez, key member of the Phillies' optimal rotation

After taking a trip down the lineup card, we now turn our attention to what would make up the Phillies’ optimal rotation. Entering the 2023 season with a perennial Cy Young contender, one of the most underrated pitchers in baseball, and a pitcher that had his breakout season in 2022, just how should they be […]

Jeremy Breland - Jul 11, 2022

Thirty-one-year-old right-hander Michael Wacha is arguably the best free agent starting pitcher remaining in free agency. Wacha has pitched 10 seasons in the big leagues, compiling 1,153 2/3 innings with a 4.05 ERA and 4.07 FIP. He has spent much of his career as a mid-to-bottom of-the-rotation starter. After all, Wacha has only three seasons […]

Brandon Willman - Jul 11, 2022

Former All-Star outfielder and World Series champion Dexter Fowler announced his retirement via social media Tuesday, ending his 15-year career.  “It’s here. I’m hanging up my cleats. From an 18-year-old draft pick in Colorado to a “vet” in Anaheim – there are a few things I will never forget.” Fowler wrote. “I’m mostly proud to […]

Chad Green

Chad Green is signing a two-year, $8.5 million deal with the Toronto Blue Jays. Michael Marino of Fantrax was the first to report on the deal, including options for 2025 and 2026. The 31-year-old spent his entire career with the New York Yankees since 2016. Tommy John surgery but an abrupt halt to Green’s 2022 […]

Justin Merrlles - Jul 11, 2022

The Kansas City Royals have re-signed starting pitcher Zack Greinke. He will return for his twentieth season in the majors and his ninth season with the Royals. Greinke has signed a 1-year deal. Greinke in 2022 After leaving the Royals in 2010, Greinke returned with Kansas City in 2022. After pitching on contenders like the […]