The San Diego Padres have traded fan favorite third baseman Yangervis Solarte to the Toronto Blue Jays for outfield prospect Edward Olivaris. As a Padres fan this sucks because he was a leader with a positive attitude and always hustled on the field. Looks like Chase Headley will claim third base now.
Another attempted comeback for the former #1 golfer in the world is in the works. He will participate in the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego, coming up January 25-28. Woods is coming off four back surgeries dating back to 2014 and the most recent in April 2017. Woods last competed in the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas the first week of last December and finished tied for ninth place out of eighteen total golfers. Woods is very familiar with the Torrey Pines golf course in San Diego, winning it a record seven times. He has a total of fourteen majors and hasn’t won one since 2008 at Torrey Pines.
Huge news coming down today as Japanese phenom Shohei Ohtani signs with LA Angels. The Padres and Mariners were the two favorite to sign Ohtani according to reports, so this comes as a surprise to most people.
Ohtani’s agent states: “What mattered to him most wasn’t market size, time zone or league but that he felt a true bond with the Angels. He sees this as the best environment to develop and reach the next level and attain his career goals.”
Finally the best player in my opinion, Mike Trout gets some legitimate help. He’s won two MVP’s recently but his team is always under performing around him. An old Albert Pujols can only do one thing nowadays, hitting homeruns and thats just not good enough. Angels signed star outfielder, Justin Upton this off-season after acquiring him in a trade during the 2017!season. Trout, Ohtani and Upton should be a deadly threesome in the middle of the Angels lineup but only time will tell if Ohtani can live up to the hype hitting and pitching.
Now, as a Padres fan, this one stings more than walking through a bee farm. I had feeling they were going to sign him because of all the Japanese connections throughout the organization but to no avail. This is nothing new to the San Diego sports scene. We constantly get kicked in the gut and get looked down upon by the national media. Hell, the Chargers just left for bitter sports rival town LA, and now we lose out again to the city 2 hours north of us.
On a local level, San Diego State played The University of San Diego on Thursday 11/30. The game was played at USD but SDSU prevailed 66-57 behind red hot freshman Devin Watson, who scored 26 points and played the whole game. This brings the SDSU record to 6-2 and USD to 5-1. State will take on Bradley University on 12/3 and USD plays UC Santa Barbera on 12/2