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Hosmer signing, Wil On the Move And The Roster Battles We Didn't See Coming

By Rich Herrera @RBIRich AJ Cassavell of MLB.com has done a really good job breaking down the impact of Eric Hosmer joining the San Diego Padres. With the move, Wil Myers, who just about a year ago signed the richest deal in club history and was dubbed the face of the franchise, is on the move to...
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Don't Underestimate A.J. Preller

By Rich Herrera @RBIRich It’s been a busy offseason for AJ Preller. With no expectations to make big moves this offseason, he has been a newsmaker this season when no one around these parts expected him to do anything. Conventional wisdom said that he would not be in the market to do much. After...
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Padres Sign Eric Hosmer!

On Monday night the Padres made it offical as they signed free agent first baseman, Eric Hosmer, to the richest contract in Padres History! Here is what the Padres had to say in a press release by the team Monday night. "The San Diego Padres have signed first baseman Eric Hosmer to an eight-year, $...
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Hosmer Happiness

By Chris Ello Febuary 19th It has been nearly four years now since the death of Tony Gwynn, and in a lot of ways when Mr. Padre went, it’s as if he took the entire franchise with him. Earlier that same year, 2014, we had lost the legendary Jerry Coleman. It’s OK to smile again, Padre fans. Eric...
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Our Ohtani

By CHRIS ELLO, February 16, 2018 Ohtani this. Ohtani that. Here Ohtani, there Ohtani, everywhere you look Ohtani. So the Padres didn’t get Japan’s most exciting export since the advent of the Sony Walkman. He’ll be up the road a bit, hitting and pitching for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim...
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Battle For The Backstop

First of all, he’s the only player on the field who actually lines up in foul territory before the ball is put into play. They say he wears the “tools of ignorance.” He is probably the most important player on your team – and in most cases, the smartest. Catcher. You know that position. They...
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The Battle For Eric Hosmer

By CHRIS ELLO, February 13, 2018 The Padres still want Eric Hosmer. The Kansas City Royals still want Eric Hosmer. So who’s going to win out? And how much is it going to matter to the team that does win out? That’s really the important question here. To the winner of the Hosmer sweepstakes goes a...
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Goose Ruffles Some Yankee Feathers

Players are beginning to gather in Arizona and Florida for the annual ritual of Spring Training. Of the rights of spring is for retired greats from each team being invited to pass on their knowledge of the game to the next generation of players. In Peoria, the little lefty Randy Jones passes on the...
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A Call To Arms

By CHRIS ELLO, Monday, February 12, 2018 MLB.com has a “burning question” for each of baseball’s 30 teams. For the Padres, it’s “Who rises to the top in the rotation?” It’s a pretty fair inquiry. And with pitchers and catchers due to report to Peoria the middle of this week, it’s a question that...
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NL West Roundup: Will D-Backs Be Snakebit By Bullpen in 2018?

That famous Alec Baldwin line in the 1992 movie Glengarry Glen Ross , pretty much sums up the Arizona Diamondback’s big question leading into spring training. The only problem is no one is drinking coffee at Talking Stick at the moment. It is time for one of the “salesman” (relievers) to step into...
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