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sandiegouniontribune.com 14 hours ago

Padres notes: Stewart an option if Mejia sent down; Diaz hurt

It might seem impossible that a move the Padres made this season could be overlooked, in that they didn’t exactly overhaul their roster. But veteran catcher Chris Stewart signed a minor league deal last month and is in major league camp with what appears to be a decent chance of making the team....
Bolts From The Blue 14 hours ago
Chargers offseason plan: Four unrestricted free agents the Chargers will not re-sign

Chargers offseason plan: Four unrestricted free agents the Chargers will not re-sign

The Chargers are primed for a busy offseason defined by a number of internal personnel decisions. Some of those decisions will be easy, while others could prove to be exceedingly difficult for a variety of reasons. Either way, they have to make all of these decisions between February 4th and the beginning of free agency on March 13th. As it stands right now, Los Angeles has 19 players set to become either restricted, exclusive rights, or unrestricted free agents at 4pm EST on March 13th. There are some big names and key contributors on this list, a few depth pieces, and a handful of...
Bolt Beat 17 hours ago

5 Los Angeles Chargers who won’t be with the team in 2019

The NFL is an ever-changing business. While teams do their best to keep key components, roster turnover in the league is an inevitability. Putting forth the best roster while also staying within the salary cap is the job that each general manager is tasked with. It’s not an easy process and often times, it seems […] 5 Los Angeles Chargers who won’t be with the team in 2019 - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A Los Angeles Chargers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
sandiegouniontribune.com 19 hours ago

Padres' Manuel Margot '100 percent' after foul ball halted winter plans

Manuel Margot had hoped his role as the catalyst in the Padres’ walk-off win to close a disappointing 2018 campaign would buoy a productive offseason. He planned on carrying the momentum into his work in the Dominican Republic this winter and ultimately into preparations for a bounce-back year....
Bolt Beat Feb 16, 2019

Chargers decide to bring Jaylen Watkins back for another year

The Los Angeles Chargers are going to see if they can get what they hoped to get out of Jaylen Watkins this past season in 2019. Watkins will reportedly return to the Chargers next season despite missing the entire 2018 campaign, his first with the team. In just the second preseason game, he tore his […] Chargers decide to bring Jaylen Watkins back for another year - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A Los Angeles Chargers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Former Chargers exec sees Fleet becoming a hit in San Diego

Billy Devaney remembers when San Diego was on fire for a football team. As a Chargers football executive, he rode a team bus that went from Lindbergh Field to Qualcomm Stadium after the 1994 AFC Championship Game victory in Pittsburgh. Cheering fans honked horns and lined roads. A full stadium...

Matt Strahm could add weight to Padres' rotation

It’s not terrible, really. And Matt Strahm assures, “You have a one-in-250,000 chance to get salmonella.” The mixture of six raw eggs and orange juice, thoroughly shaken in a blender bottle, is not nearly as difficult to get through as the six fried eggs and two slices of melted cheese that follow....

Padres notes: Espinoza throws; Tatis staying put

Catcher Austin Allen greeted Anderson Espinoza with an embrace after the right-hander finished a Friday morning bullpen session. “Dang, son!” Allen exclaimed. With General Manager A.J. Preller, pitching coach Darren Balsley and several others watching, the Padres’ former No. 1 prospect threw about...

Ex-Padres manager Bud Black earns reputation as baseball's 'great communicator'

To the uninformed ear, the rambling dialogue sounds like script brainstorming for a show that blends the movie “Major League” and TV staple “Seinfeld.” The scene: Two men settle into at a table in a fancy restaurant. They listen to the waiter rattle off the specials. One man orders. “We’ve got...
Bolts From The Blue Feb 15, 2019
If Chargers players were half-off Valentine’s Day candy

If Chargers players were half-off Valentine’s Day candy

Start your Friday with a sweet treat Here it is, guys. Peak offseason writing. In the wake of the recent holiday, I decided to have a little fun and try my hand at comparing current Chargers players to the popular Valentine’s Day candy that the masses will purchase in bulk to take advantage of the day after-discount. Whether to fill a nagging sweet-tooth or to fill the void left by a recent love lost, chocolate is always the answer. Philip Rivers: Hershey’s Chocolate Bar A true classic. As timeless as anything in the candy and sweets world. Like Rivers, the original Hershey bar will...

Padres sort of looking to add starting pitcher

The Padres continue to look for veteran starting pitching. Sort of like every team in the majors, but also not like that. “We like the group that is in camp,” General Manager A.J. Preller said. “It’s obviously a very young group. By design, we want to give opportunity to the group that is here.”...

Padres notes: Mejia could start in El Paso; Josh Lewin radio update

There is room for catchers Austin Hedges and Francisco Mejia on the major league roster. The Padres have espoused that belief several times since Mejia was acquired in a trade last July. But there may be a course that delays the pair sharing playing time and an inevitable choice between the two....
Bolts From The Blue Feb 14, 2019
2019 Chargers Draft Profile: Delaware DB Nasir Adderley

2019 Chargers Draft Profile: Delaware DB Nasir Adderley

The arrival of rookie Derwin James gave The Chargers another playmaker to add to their talented defense. But the standout performance of James also highlighted a glaring weakness in the bolts secondary. Jahleel Addae left much to be desired following his play at free safety this past season. The six-year pro was repeatedly exposed, taking bad angles and displaying poor tackling ability in his pursuit of receivers. Addae constantly looked out of place and was a liability to The Chargers defense. Should Los Angeles look to the draft to add more competition to the safety position,...

Padres GM met with Manny Machado

Padres General Manager A.J. Preller flew to Miami to meet with Manny Machado and his wife at some point in the past week, a step that indicates the sides continue to work toward a possible agreement. The 26-year-old free agent is the team’s first choice to fill its immediate vacancy at third base....

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