What’s the Padres’ next move after dealing Shields?

San Diego Padres GM AJ Preller

So What Do the Padres Do Now? – FanGraphs
In reality, there’s no path back to near-term contention for the Padres. The team hired Preller for his abilities in signing international free agents, but those kids are 16 when they sign, and are the better part of a decade away from helping the major league team win. The Padres also have a significant bonus pool to use in the draft this coming weekend, but again, even in a best case scenario, you’re looking at a couple of years before those kids even get to the big leagues, much less are playing at a high-enough level to be core pieces of a winning team. Rebuilding through the draft and international free agency is a long game.

Friedrich, Solarte carry Padres past Braves – MLB.com
Christian Friedrich tossed 6 2/3 sharp innings, allowing just two runs on six hits, while striking out seven, as the Padres beat Atlanta at home for the 11th straight time, 7-2. San Diego’s winning streak vs. the Braves — which dates back to Aug. 28, 2012 — is its longest against a single opponent in Petco Park history.

Evgeni Malkin’s turn: Penguins a win away from Stanley Cup – USA Today
Malkin found the best time for the Pittsburgh Penguins and the worst time for the Sharks to rediscover his offensive spark. After being held pointless for the first three games of the Stanley Cup Final, Malkin contributed a goal and an assist Monday night to lift the Penguins to a 3-1 win that leaves them one win away from capturing the franchise’s fourth Stanley Cup.

The Penguins, leading 3-1 in the best-of-seven series, can claim their first title since 2009 on Thursday night in Pittsburgh.

AUDIO: Larry Merchant: “Think Of Ali As Mark Twain With Boxing Gloves”
Longtime Boxing Writer Larry Merchant reflects on the career of Muhammad Ali and why he left such a big impact.

VIDEO: Brandon Flowers On Why He’s Excited About The Season
Chargers CB Brandon Flowers on the impact of Brandon Mebane, growing as a secondary, putting last season behind him, and the speedy Travis Benjamin.

Only two San Diego Chargers make USA Today’s Top 100 of 2016 – Bolts from the Blue
Earlier today, USA Today’s For The Win released their ranking of the top 100 players for the 2016 NFL season. Given that the rankings are for the upcoming season, they are based on projection and account for injury concerns more than they rely on performance from the 2015 season. Only two San Diego Chargers made the top 100, but both were in the top 50.

AUDIO: Scott Lewis: “It’s Abundantly Clear The Mayor Does Not Support The Chargers Plan”
Editor for Voice of San Diego Scott Lewis joined Kevin Acee and BR to talk about today’s primaries, explaining why Mayor Faulconer is likely to win and which nominees support the Chargers plan.

Not Yet: Life as a Padres Fan – Eephus
A very interesting look into life as a San Diego Padres fan, including all of the ups and downs of the last few decades.

Whisenhunt Wrinkles: Switch releases – Bolts from the Blue
A film study on one wrinkle that Offensive Coordinator Ken Whisenhunt will bring back to the San Diego Chargers offense this season.

Bellator heavyweight, ratings king Kimbo Slice dead at 42 – MMA Junkie
Bellator heavyweight and popular slugger Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson today died in his home state of Florida.


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One thought on “What’s the Padres’ next move after dealing Shields?

  1. rj in oregon

    Its only June 7th and the Pads have already thrown in the towel on this season… They need to stop saying they are going to contend anymore and actually build towards the future one player at a time… I really THINK IT WAS A BIG MISTAKE TO GIVE THE PADS THE NEW STADIUM AND NOT THE CHARGERS!!! They continue to waste every opportunity to build the fan base….

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