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Young Starters Providing Hope For Future

September 3rd, 2013 (0)
Since August first the Padre organization and their fans have gotten a sneak-peak at what may well prove to be an effective starting rotation next season. Youngsters Andrew Cashner and Tyson Ross have shown off their tremendous upsides and ...

Analyzing the Quentin Addition, Part II: The Extension

August 16th, 2013 (1)
Yesterday we examined the trade for OF Carlos Quentin and whether or not the Friars received good value. After determining the trade was a good one for the Padres, it’s time to analyze the extension and try to project ...

Analyzing the Quentin Addition, Part I: The Trade

August 15th, 2013 (0)
It’s probably a bit early to objectively assess the performance of Friars GM Josh Byrnes to this point in his tenure. After all, he didn’t join the franchise until December of 2010 and wasn’t named the club’s GM until ...

Tempering Expectations For Returning Pitchers

August 5th, 2013 (0)
With Tyson Ross and Andrew Cashner recently flashing glimpses of the talent they each possess, I’ve noticed a growing swell of optimism as it pertains to the potential future Padres pitching staff. In addition to Ross and Cashner, Padre ...

Greinke Proves Quentin Is Not An Idiot

June 17th, 2013 (0)
Looks like Donnie Baseball and the rest of the Dodgers were wrong about Carlos Quentin; he’s not an “idiot,” after all. That’s what Mattingly called Quentin after the April brawl that led to Zach Greinke’s broken collarbone. See, despite ...

Blanks Deserves To Remain in San Diego

June 10th, 2013 (0)
We’re all familiar with the phrase, “it’s a good problem to have,” particularly when it comes to having two or more good players who happen to occupy the same position. In some cases teams choose to demote a good ...