The Padres’ Next First Baseman

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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, […] READ MORE


Youngest Shortstops To Have 3+ Home Run Games

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Hitting three home runs in a game is a remarkable accomplishment, especially for young shortstops. It’s frequently compared to the rarity of a no-hitter, triple plays or even four home run games. However, what’s rare are the youngest shortstops who have homered three times in a game. Only five players have done it, with one […] READ MORE


J-Rod Extension Carries Some Risk

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The Seattle Mariners made a big commitment to their future last week. The team announced they were signing rookie sensation Julio Rodriguez to a massive extension. The intricate deal guarantees Rodriguez at least $210 million, and could range up to a record $470 million. The extension should keep J-Rod in Seattle for at least the […] READ MORE


Surgery Next Up for Tatis Jr.

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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. […] READ MORE


Teammates React to the Fernando Tatis Suspension

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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. […] READ MORE


Tatis Suspended 80 Games by Major League Baseball

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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 […] READ MORE


‘Slam Diego’ Is Just Getting Started

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“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 […] READ MORE


A Dwindling Fan Base in Baseball

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A dwindling fan base in baseball is becoming more of a problem. It is a sport in need of an overhaul. Attendance at stadiums is down, and so is TV viewership. With an average age of 59, MLB has the oldest fans among the major sports. Those below the age of 35 say they find […] READ MORE


Machado, Musgrove Named NL All-Stars

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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 […] READ MORE


An Awards Sweep Possible For Padres

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No team in Major League Baseball has ever completed an awards sweep, winning the Cy Young Award, Most Valuable Player (MVP), and Rookie of the Year (ROTY) all in the same season.  History shows that many teams have come close to making an awards sweep. Most recently, Justin Verlander (Cy Young Award) and Yordan Alvarez […] READ MORE