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This is the first in a 10-part series where I will identify the top three players at each position in the Padres’ minor league system. Up first: Catchers.
The depth chart at catcher is certainly an area that presents an opportunity for improvement. The gap between the haves and the have nots for this position is fairly substantial. There are two to three guys who have the potential to make an impact at the major league level. The rest of the field is lagging behind. As I see it, the three players of note include: Yasmani Grandal, Jason Hagerty, and Austin Hedges.
The Padres will miss Grandal’s bat to start the season.
First up, Yasmani Grandal. Granted, he’s not exactly a minor leaguer anymore, but he still has relatively little major league experience. As has been reported, Grandal has been banned 50 games for his use of testosterone. The real shame will be how this will delay his promising development. In his first 226 PA’s as a big leaguer, Grandal posted an impressive .376...
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According to The Union Tribune (via twitter), the Padres have avoided arbitration with Will Venable agreeing to $2.675 million for 2013.
Venable is coming off a 2012 where in 417 at bats he posted a .264/.335/.429 slash line while hitting 9 home runs and driving in 45 RBIs. These numbers have been on par with what he has been capable of for most of his career so far.
Will split time...
The Padres are asking to host an All-Star Game.
As a Padre fan I’d like to say: what the heck too so long? And don’t tell me that we got the World Baseball Classic instead, that is not a fair trade.
I can’t say I remember the 1978 Mid-Summer Classic (I was busy being born that month). I do remember the buzz created by the game in 1992. The team was pretty good that year...
Here we are with another quiet day on the Padres side of things. The biggest news in San Diego right now is that Mike McCoy is going to be the new head coach for the Chargers. This is coming a matter of weeks after the season ended for the Chargers. What have the Padres done in the matter of months after the season ended? Yeah that’s what I thought. My frustration isn’t coming...
Enzo Hernandez was a light hitting base stealer for the San Diego Padres in
their early years. The 63-year -old former shortstop was found dead in his
home in El Tigre, in his native Venezuela, according to the Chicago Sun-Times via Associated Press.
While no details are yet available, authorities have indicated that it was a
Hernandez' greatest value may...
Busy day for news today as a lot of great stories have popped up from around the web. Two, yes I said two, articles have come from Corey Brock on Padres.com explaining some stuff that is happening this week. Also the team is finally going to try and do something about the issue with Time Warner (about time). There is also news on the pitching side of things with the team. According...
Some news is popping up today now that is Monday. Hey I guess even MLB front offices take the weekends off during their offseason. There are a bunch of great articles today, including three from the “where are they now” category. Also I generally don’t like putting multiple articles from the same website up, but today I am making an exception to that rule as I have two from...