Bandwagon Beach

John Gennaro
A daily newsletter/blog about the San Diego Padres and other things.
Created 24 Sep 2020
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  • The Padres, called out by their GM, show off their potential again
    04 Aug 2021about 9 hours ago • 3 min read
    The most annoying thing about the 2021 San Diego Padres is that we know they have the ability to be great. It seems like, about 50% of the time, we get the great version of the team. And the other hal...
  • Luka Doncic is doing something special
    03 Aug 20211 day ago • 2 min read • 0 1
    Ignore the hubbub around NBA free agency for a second, because there’s something really interesting brewing in men’s basketball in Tokyo that deserves your attention. Team USA is, as always, a heavy f...
  • Life without Tatis (again)
    02 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    Maybe the most amazing part of Fernando Tatis Jr.’s incredible season, in which he is still the NL MVP front-runner, is that he’s been doing it while injured. We’ve known since Spring Training that Ta...
  • Padres trade for RP Daniel Hudson
    30 Jul 2021 • 1 min read
    Yesterday afternoon, the San Diego Padres were reportedly close to landing Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer via trade. Then something happened, it’s still somewhat unsure what that was, and the N...
  • Inside Blake Snell's weird, wild splits
    29 Jul 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Blake Snell is having a season like I’ve never seen before, especially not out of a former Cy Young Award winner. When Blake is in the right situation, he’s been the ace-level pitcher that the Padres ...
  • Welcome home
    28 Jul 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    The San Diego Padres have been a .500 team on the road this season, and they continued that trend of mediocrity over the weekend when they split a series with the lowly Miami Marlins, but then they re...
  • Mythbusters: Eric Hosmer
    27 Jul 2021 • 3 min read • 1 2
    After yesterday’s article about the San Diego Padres trading for 2B Adam Frazier, in which I said that the trade makes the most sense if Frazier takes over at 2B and Jake Cronenworth takes over as the...
  • Padres trade for 2B Adam Frazier
    26 Jul 2021 • 3 min read
    Almost a week before the MLB trade deadline, the San Diego Padres have made a trade! Let’s go through the details before trying to figure out what it means. Trade Details Following a horrendous game i...
  • Blake Snell's trial by fire
    23 Jul 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    I remember a few weeks ago, when Padres fans started to realize just how dramatic Blake Snell’s home/away splits were, hearing ideas about the team finding ways to only pitch Snell at Petco Park. Now,...
  • The Padres' road troubles
    22 Jul 2021 • 3 min read
    There’s no two ways about it, the San Diego Padres have been terribly unlucky on road trips lately. I don’t mean in the way that their performance has been bad, although that’s also mostly true. The P...