3:31 PM EST, Sat January 23, 2021
Bolt Beat 1 hour ago

What if Philip Rivers stayed with the LA Chargers for one more season?

At the end of the 2019-2020 season, Philip Rivers and the LA Chargers mutually agreed to part ways after 16 years together. For the first time in his now 17 year career, Rivers entered free agency and joined the Indiana Colts. He ended his career on a high note after a close loss in the NFL […] What if Philip Rivers stayed with the LA Chargers for one more season? - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - LA Chargers News and Fan Community
Friars on Base 1 hour ago

Padres should go all-in and trade for Josh Hader

It’s near-impossible for a franchise to know it’s the right moment to cash in your chips and go all-in with a roster. But for AJ Preller, that time is right now. The San Diego Padres have been the clear winners of the offseason, pulling off several blockbuster trades and bringing back key pieces – including […] Padres should go all-in and trade for Josh Hader - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base 21 hours ago

Padres swimming in depth after re-signing Jurickson Profar

While more than half of the league seems perfectly content to not spend a dime this offseason, there’s one team that’s seizing the opportunity in hopes of bringing a World Series home in 2021. The San Diego Padres, who, just yesterday, I said were the clear-cut winners of the offseason in the National League – […] Padres swimming in depth after re-signing Jurickson Profar - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bolt Beat 22 hours ago

LA Chargers: Four players who could excel under Brandon Staley

Many LA Chargers players have the potential to benefit from the hiring of Brandon Staley as head coach. The first thought that comes to mind is the defense. Staley coached the #1 total defense in 2020 after the unit was previously ranked 14th under Wade Phillips. The names everyone talks about on the Rams’ defense […] LA Chargers: Four players who could excel under Brandon Staley - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - LA Chargers News and Fan Community
sandiegouniontribune.com 22 hours ago

Kirby Yates 'grateful' for paths opened during Padres' tenure

Kirby Yates introduced to Toronto Blue Jays media but reflects on his time with the Padres
Friars on Base Jan 22, 2021

Padres News: MLB Network snubs Eric Hosmer in first base rankings

As the offseason enters its final weeks, MLB Network is going through the league, position-by-position, ranking the best players using their famed ‘Shredder’. This week, they tackled first baseman – and notably absent from the list of top 10 names was San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer, who is coming off his best season […] Padres News: MLB Network snubs Eric Hosmer in first base rankings - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bolts From The Blue Jan 22, 2021
Takeaways from Brandon Staley’s introductory press conference

Takeaways from Brandon Staley’s introductory press conference

Chargers.com The 90-minute conversation was engaging and exciting the whole way through. In his first appearance with the media, the Chargers’ new head coach was as prepared as you would expect from a guy who has shot his way to the top of NFL franchise just four years removed from being the defensive coordinator for a Division III team. He spared no words and did it all with a giant smile on his face. Below I highlighted my takeaways from the introductory press conference and the overall lasting impressions I got from Staley’s first presser with the media. First...
Bolt Beat Jan 22, 2021

Potential LA Chargers offensive coordinator profile: Joe Lombardi

Now that the LA Chargers have hired their next head coach in Brandon Staley, the front office’s focus has turned to hiring a coaching staff around him. Thus far, we know that the Chargers are bringing Joe Barry with Staley from the Los Angeles Rams to be the team’s defensive passing game coordinator. The Bolts […] Potential LA Chargers offensive coordinator profile: Joe Lombardi - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - LA Chargers News and Fan Community

Padres bring back Jurickson Profar on three-year deal

Switch-hitter who played five positions in 2020 returns for second season with Padres
Bolt Beat Jan 22, 2021

Why the LA Chargers will undoubtedly sign Leonard Floyd

The LA Chargers‘ front office is going to be looking to make improvements in the offseason to maximize the potential of the current roster. The franchise has the foundation to be a Super Bowl-caliber team, but some necessary improvements need to be made. The most important thing this offseason now that the head coaching search […] Why the LA Chargers will undoubtedly sign Leonard Floyd - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - LA Chargers News and Fan Community
Bolts From The Blue Jan 22, 2021
Chargers Daily Links: Bolts request permission to interview Joe Lombardi for OC

Chargers Daily Links: Bolts request permission to interview Joe Lombardi for OC

Photo by Jonathan Bachman/ Your source for all Chargers and NFL news from around the web. Early Friday morning, Jeff Duncan of The Atheltic reported that both the Chargers and the Seahawks have requested permission to interview Saints quarterbacks coach Joe Lombardi for their offensive coordinator positions. There’s already a connection between Lombardi and Chargers head coach Brandon Staley as Lombardi was the offensive coordinator at Mercyhurst College when Staley was a quarterback there back in 2005. There’s also a bit of a Dayton connection (Staley was a QB...

Memorabilia memories: Painting of Mr. Padre is 'priceless' in mind of longtime Padres/Aztecs fan

Solana Beach resident Craig Nelson's garage sale 35 years ago led to trade for one of his prized possessions

Padres roster review: Tommy Pham

Sizing up the Padres' 40-man roster heading into the 2021 season: Tommy Pham didn't have a whole lot of luck on or off the field last year
Friars on Base Jan 21, 2021

Padres News: MacKenzie Gore ranked as game’s best lefty prospect

Pitching wins championships. At least, that seems to be the mantra of general manager AJ Preller as he assembled a roster built not only to contend in 2021, but for years to come. The San Diego Padres landed two of the game’s premier arms in Yu Darvish and Blake Snell this offseason – and did […] Padres News: MacKenzie Gore ranked as game’s best lefty prospect - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bolt Beat Jan 21, 2021

Should the LA Chargers worry about Deshaun Watson in the AFC West?

The AFC West is pretty loaded with quarterback talent. The Kansas City Chiefs have the best quarterback in the league, Patrick Mahomes, the LA Chargers have one of the best young quarterbacks in the league in Justin Herbert, who could very well be top-five next season and Las Vegas Raiders’ Derek Carr, while underappreciated, is […] Should the LA Chargers worry about Deshaun Watson in the AFC West? - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - LA Chargers News and Fan Community

San Diego Sports Photos

Top San Diego Player News

  • 2 Yu Darvish

    Yu Darvish

    Cubs News: Jake Arrieta will throw for interested teams next week

  • 1 Victor Caratini

    Victor Caratini

    Cubs News: Team signs light-hitting catcher Austin Romine

  • 1 Justin Herbert

    Justin Herbert

    Los Angeles Chargers: 3 early free agent targets for the 2021 offseason

  • Wil Myers

    Wil Myers

    San Diego Padres 40-man roster profile: Wil Myers

  • Virgil Green

    Virgil Green

    Hunter Henry to be placed on COVID-19 list