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San Diego Padres: 2017 Preview, Predictions & Schedule

By Athlon Sports, 3 years 2 months ago
After a season of upheaval and embarrassment on and off the field, the Padres begin the first full year of their deep rebuild with no expectations of a winning season. After their win-now experiment of 2015 failed, they floundered around in 2016 before deciding to get significantly younger and focus on building for the future. While their farm system is bursting with prospects, it’s grim...

5 MLB Teams That Could Disappoint in 2017

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 3 years 2 months ago
Opening Day is right around the corner, and though the 2017 MLB season has yet to officially begin, the projections and predictions on how teams will fare are being discussed and debated by both baseball experts and casual fans alike. With spring training near the home stretch, here is a look at five teams that could disappoint in 2017 – including a few inclusions that may surprise you....

Dave Winfield talks Yogi, Steinbrenner and his 22-year Hall of Fame career

By Nathan Rush, 3 years 6 months ago
Dave Winfield, 65, is one of sports’ true gentlemen, as fans of the Padres, Yankees, Angels, Blue Jays, Twins and Indians can attest. The 6’6”, 220-pound outfielder brought a sweet swing, great glove and positive attitude to every team he played for over 22 MLB seasons. We caught up with Winfield, and he was a class act, as always.   You went straight from the University...

Outrageous American League Predictions for the 2016 MLB Season

By Brad Spielberger, 4 years 1 month ago
On Opening Day today every team in MLB has the same record and the same chance to win it all. There are favorites and dark horses, but ultimately nothing will be decided for six months. Many experts and analysts will make their picks on which teams will win the divisions or the wild cards as well as the major awards at the end of the season. And you can count on one thing — many of their...

Outrageous National League Predictions for the 2016 MLB Season

By Jake Rose, 4 years 1 month ago
Baseball is a funny game. A game with no time restriction, built on nuance, and forever romanticized. One of the best quirks about baseball is that anything can happen over the course of nine innings.   Every season, pardon the quasi-Yogi-ism, but “anything does happen.” Every summer something happens in baseball that drops our jaws and totally catches us off guard.  ...

The 5 Biggest MLB Trade Deadline Sellers

By Jake Rose, 4 years 10 months ago
With the MLB trade deadline just a little more than a week away, the hot stove is starting to heat up as teams are looking to make deals for an October run or to unload bad contracts for a better future. There are several teams that are ready to trade away big names and start planning for 2016 and beyond.  Related: 5 Teams That Will Be Buyers at the 2015 MLB Trade Deadline ...

San Diego Padres Mt. Rushmore (Franchise Four)

By Charlie Miller, 4 years 10 months ago
Major League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history with their "Franchise Four." We selected our choices for Mt. Rushmores a few years ago. Here are updated versions for all 30 teams. Who are the four baseball players that have risen above all others for each organization? The question sounds simple, right? Not so fast. Let...

Recap: San Francisco vs. San Diego

By The Sports Network, 4 years 11 months ago
San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Buster Posey smacked a grand slam and the San Francisco Giants blanked the San Diego Padres 6-0 in the middle test of a three-game set. Ryan Vogelsong (6-5) tossed six innings, scattering five hits and walking two for the Giants, who have won four of their last six games. Andrew Susac had two hits and scored a pair of runs. "Great game by...

San Diego Padres (35-39) at San Francisco Giants (39-34), 3:45 p.m. (ET)

By The Sports Network, 4 years 11 months ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - James Shields attempts to bounce back from his first loss of the season on Thursday afternoon as the San Diego Padres play the rubber match of a three-game set with the San Francisco Giants. Shields went 7-0 through his first 14 outings with the Padres before getting dealt a 4-2 setback in Arizona on Friday. The right-hander gave up all four runs on eight hits and a...

Recap: San Francisco vs. San Diego

By The Sports Network, 4 years 11 months ago
San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Heston pitched seven strong innings and Buster Posey and Gregor Blanco knocked in three runs apiece as the San Francisco Giants held on for a 13-8 win over the San Diego Padres on Thursday afternoon. Heston (8-5) gave up two runs, both in his last inning, and allowed just five hits and a walk while striking out six. He added an RBI single that...