Tonight the Padres won game number two for the season. An auspicious start to the Machado era. Myers continued to play well. Machado got the first two hits as a Padre. Kinsler hit his first home run as a Padre. Tatis got his first extra base hit as a Padre, a double in the 2nd. … More Lance Barksdale is a Disgrace
The Padres won their first game of the Machado era today. What went right? What went wrong? First the positives The Padres Won! Wil Myers looked outstanding. 2 for 2 with a HR and a walk. He took a breaking ball to the outside part of the plate, a pitch that tied him in knots … More Some Thoughts on Padres Opening Day 2019
MLB Free Agency is Broken The fact that Craig Kimbrel has not been signed yet is another sign that free agency is broken. Teams are making an increasing amount of revenue, more money than ever in the history of the game and they are still not willing to pay to get the best reliever in … More Kimbrel is one more sign Free Agency is broken
Spring Training is an exciting time for everyone in baseball. The players, the coaching staffs, the front offices, the scouts, and of course, the fans. With all that excitement comes expectations based on a small sample size of statistics early in camp. Please ignore the stats right now. Later in camp, you will get to … More Why You Need to Ignore Early Spring Training Results
Update: Projections for the 2019 Padres Position Players Position players have reported and the Padres signed Manny Machado, so I have updated my annual projections. With these players, the Padres would see an 11.0 WAR improvement over last season among position players. Position Player GP/PA Slash Line HR WAR Salary 1B Hosmer 156/650 … More 2019 Padres Position Player Projections UPDATED
Projections for the 2019 Padres Starting Pitching Staff The Padres signed Manny Machado today which I believe will change their focus for their pitching staff. The position players now project to be more than 11 wins better than the 2018 teams position players which puts the Padres in a place where they are at .500 … More 2019 Padres Starting Pitching Staff Projections
The Padres just signed to what is the largest free agent contract in baseball history. At least for the next few hours until Harper signs. So What is Next for the Padres I talked about this in a previous article, but I have made some changes to my thinking after talking to people in the … More Padres sign Machado. Now What?