Make the Padres Great Again

Make the Padres Great Again

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Craig Elsten and John Gennaro talk San Diego Padres, with a sabermetric spin, each week in their quest to make the team great again.
61: The dog days of the dog days
Sep 14 • 61 min
The guys take a deep dive on Wil Myers, draft position, and hot prospects in the San Diego Padres' system in the dog days of the dog days of the MLB season.
60: It’s never the Hitting Coach’s fault
Sep 7 • 62 min
What's the real reason for the San Diego Padres firing hitting coach Alan Zinter? And what can we take away from the minor league performances of Hunter Renfroe and Fernando Tatis Jr?Sponsored By:Iron Fist Brewing Company Promo Code: 10% off when you…
59: What’s the real story behind Renfroe’s demotion?
Aug 25 • 57 min
Craig and John argue over the San Diego Padres demoting Hunter Renfroe to AAA, promoting Fernando Tatis Jr. to AA, and look around at some former Padres pitchers.Sponsored By:Iron Fist Brewing Company Promo Code: 10% off when you mention the podcast at…
58: Finally, the Chase Headley story
Aug 17 • 75 min
Craig and John get together to talk about Andy Green's contract extension to remain Manager of the San Diego Padres, Cory Spangenberg's hot week, the decommissioning of the tank, questions from listeners, and what they've been watching lately.Sponsored…
57: What was Andy Green thinking?!?
Aug 10 • 41 min
Craig and John go over Andy Green's decision to bring in Brad Hand to face Joey Votto on a 2-2 count with minimal time to warm up in the bullpen. What was Andy thinking?!?
56: TRADE REVIEW: Padres don’t trade Brad Hand!
Aug 3 • 49 min
Craig and John review the trade deadline, where the San Diego Padres made zero moves and held on to Brad Hand and Jhoulys Chacín.Sponsored By:Iron Fist Brewing Company Promo Code: 10% off when you mention the podcast at the brewery
55: Who won the Padres-Royals trade? (Hint: It’s the Padres!)
Jul 25 • 44 min
Craig and John break down the San Diego Padres sending Trevor Cahill, Brandon Maurer, and Ryan Buchter to the Kansas City Royals in a trade and try to figure out which team won the deal. Later, the guys talk about Hunter Renfroe putting his dong on the…
54: When is the right time to trade Wil Myers?
Jul 20 • 53 min
Craig and John celebrate the return of "the tank" for the San Diego Padres, debate who the best young player on the team's major league roster is, complain about Wil Myers, and give a breakdown of the entire NL West.Sponsored By:Iron Fist Brewing Company…
53: What is Brad Hand worth in a trade?
Jul 13 • 64 min
Craig and John discuss the value of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game and Home Run Derby, the trade value of Brad Hand (and others on the San Diego Padres roster), and some of the prospects being promoted.Sponsored By:Iron Fist Brewing Company Promo…
52: Andy Green and the concept of masculinity in sports
Jul 5 • 65 min
Craig and John discuss the "fight" between San Diego Padres manager Andy Green and Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts before breaking down San Diego's potential trade deadline pieces and discussing the international free agency period.Sponsored…
51: Andy Green and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Month
Jun 29 • 51 min
Craig Elsten and John Gennaro talk about their night at Petco Park, watching the San Diego Padres take care of business against the Atlanta Braves, before diving into a trouble trend with Andy Green's reputation and what it means for the future of the…
50: Andy’s Green Big Mistake
Jun 22 • 56 min
Craig Elsten and John Gennaro discuss Andy Green's decision to not retaliate against the Chicago Cubs after Anthony Rizzo's home-plate collision with San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges, what an injury means for Solarte's value, Renfroe's disappointing…
49: Padres 2017 MLB Draft Recap
Jun 15 • 53 min
The guys recap the San Diego Padres' 2017 draft picks, talk about where the new guys fit in with the team's minor league systems, marvel at the hot bats of Franchy Cordero and Jose Pirela, and finally talk about the trade value of the pitching staff and…
48: Is Luis Urias an elite prospect for the Padres?
Jun 8 • 45 min
Craig and John discuss whether Luis Urias is developing into an elite prospect at the AA level for the San Diego Padres, their Sunday excursion to a Padres loss, not having to watch the standings, and The Handmaid's Tale.Sponsored By:Iron Fist Brewing…
47: We’ve Made the Padres Great Again: Cub Buster Edition
Jun 1 • 58 min
The guys got together after the San Diego Padres completed their sweep of the Chicago Cubs, continuing a winning streak that started against the New York Mets, and talk about all of the things going right with the team, the bullpen's increasing trade…
46: Try and appreciate what the Padres are doing
May 23 • 68 min
Craig and John go in on San Diego Padres fans that are rooting for the wrong things, criticism of the team's $99 ticket offer, and break down all of the team's recent signings, injuries and call-ups.Sponsored By:Iron Fist Brewing Company Promo Code: 10%…
45: Have the Padres found a new ‘Moneyball’ advantage?
May 11 • 56 min
Craig and John discuss how the San Diego Padres are combating the rise in home runs (and increased launch angles), Craig's mistress, Jered Weaver getting called out by Ron Fowler, and the enjoyable experience of catching a game at PETCO Park.Sponsored…
44: Are the Padres adding the wrong kind of prospects?
May 3 • 44 min
Craig Elsten and John Gennaro explore the San Diego Padres' "better than expected" start to the season, signs of impending doom for the team's offense, and a possible philosophical flaw in A.J. Preller's search for prospects with "loud tools".Sponsored…
43: How can the Padres add a blue-chip prospect to their system?
Apr 25 • 62 min
Craig Elsten and John Gennaro discuss Austin Hedges' hot streak and what it means for the future, how Shohei Otani could actually end up on the San Diego Padres, and the routes available for the team to add a blue-chip prospect to their system.Sponsored…
42: MLB just helped the Padres to maybe sign 19-year old Cuban phenom Luis Robert
Apr 21 • 6 min
While filling in for Chris Cantore on The Mighty 1090, Craig Elsten and John Gennaro discussed 19-year old Luis Robert, who was recently granted free agency by Major League Baseball and is expected to sign a big contract on May 20th. Could the Padres be…
41: LE Storm Manager Edwin Rodriguez joins MTPGA
Apr 20 • 11 min
Edwin Rodriguez, manager of the Lake Elsinore Storm, joins Craig Elsten and John Gennaro who are filling in for Chris Cantore. Listen as the minor league skipper talks about managing the future Padres stars of tomorrow, coaching in the World Baseball…
40: Do you believe in Austin Hedges?
Apr 19 • 17 min
Craig and John are filling in for Chris Cantore on The Mighty 1090 this week, and they kicked off Tuesday night's show with a conversation about the San Diego Padres' plan and their differing opinions on Austin Hedges' ceiling.
39: “Was that story even about baseball?”
Apr 12 • 71 min
Craig and John are joined by Dallas McLaughin of The Kept Faith to discuss the start of the 2017 San Diego Padres season, the value of unbalanced players, and stand-up comedy. Later, Craig and John talk about why they liked the podcast S-Town.Special…
38: The Small Sample Size Episode
Apr 10 • 50 min
After seven games, Craig and John talk about the things they're worried about with the 2017 San Diego Padres roster as well as what they're excited about, and explain why they already love this team.Sponsored By:Iron Fist Brewing Company Promo Code: 10%…
37: 2017 San Diego Padres Season Preview
Mar 28 • 66 min
Craig and John go through what they expect to be the Opening Day 25-man roster for the 2017 San Diego Padres, explore potential depth issues with the team's starting rotation, predict high and low win totals, and try to figure out if this team could make…
36: PADRES SPRING TRAINING: Jabari Blash vs. Alex Dickerson!
Mar 15 • 40 min
Craig and John talk about the battle for Left Field in San Diego Padres Spring Training, break down the signing of yet another Cuban pitching prospect, debate the team's chances of getting the #1 overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft, and review John Wick…
35: Spring has Sprung, Padres Baseball is Back!
Mar 3 • 38 min
Craig Elsten and John Gennaro celebrate the return of San Diego Padres (Spring Training) baseball and give their thoughts on Carter Capps and Christian Bethancourt on the mound, as well as hot starts by Austin Hedges and Jabari Blash at the…
34: 2017 San Diego Padres Spring Training Preview
Feb 22 • 74 min
Craig Elsten and John Gennaro discuss Andy Green's potential use of an "opener" in his pitching rotation, the good side of the Jered Weaver signing, which Rule V draft picks will end up making the San Diego Padres' roster in 2017, and Jaws: The…
33: 2017 MadFriars San Diego Padres Top 20 Prospects
Feb 15 • 61 min
Craig Elsten and John Gennaro chat with the Associate Publisher of MadFriars, David Jay, who previews their 2017 list of the Top 20 Prospects in the San Diego Padres system.Special Guest: David Jay.Sponsored By:Iron Fist Brewing Company Promo Code: 10%…
32: MTPGA Live from Iron Fist Brewing!
Feb 12 • 62 min
Craig Elsten and John Gennaro got together with a few friends after the Celebrate San Diego Rally to talk about recent moves made by the San Diego Padres and recent ideas concerning how to make the Padres weird in the 2017 season.Sponsored By:Iron Fist…
31: Why Trevor Hoffman deserves to be in the Hall of Fame
Jan 20 • 71 min
The guys talk about Trevor Hoffman narrowly missing a Hall of Fame induction this year, the new contracts for Wil Myers and Yangervis Solarte, why Trevor Cahill was a perfect free agent pick-up for the San Diego Padres, and then banter about movies and…
30: MTPGA’s Best of 2016
Jan 4 • 47 min
Craig Elsten and John Gennaro discuss the best and worst moves and moments from the San Diego Padres' 2016. Also, find out why the plan for 2017 might be working and what it could say about the future of the organization.
29: Andrés Verde to the rescue!
Dec 22, 2016 • 60 min
Craig and John talk about the San Diego Padres building a starting rotation out of boom-or-bust veterans, and how Manager Andy Green should provide fans hope for the future.
28: J.J. Cooper from Baseball America
Dec 16, 2016 • 53 min
J.J. Cooper from Baseball America joins Craig and John in talking about the San Diego Padres' rebuilding goals over the next few seasons and how their aggressive efforts in the Rule V Draft play a part in that.Special Guest: J.J. Cooper.Sponsored By:Iron…
27: Padres won the Rule 5 Draft
Dec 8, 2016 • 42 min
The guys go over the San Diego Padres dominating the MLB Rule V Draft and explain who the players are that the team added to their roster.
26: Winter Meetings Update!
Dec 7, 2016 • 57 min
Craig Elsten and a sick John Gennaro (via phone) talk about the San Diego Padres trading away Derek Norris, non-tending Tyson Ross, and all of the other rumored moves happening around the MLB Winter Meetings.
25: 2016-2017 Padres Hot Stove Preview: PART TWO
Nov 22, 2016 • 48 min
Craig Elsten and John Gennaro are back to tell you which free agents the San Diego Padres should be targeting this offseason and why.2016-2017 Padres Hot Stove Preview: PART TWO
24: 2016-2017 Padres Hot Stove Preview
Nov 18, 2016 • 53 min
Craig Elsten and John Gennaro are back to Make the Padres Great Again and, this time, they’re previewing the 2017 San Diego Padres season as well as what might happen to players on the 2016 Padres roster in the upcoming free agency period.2016-2017 Padres…
23: Who will replace Mike Dee for the Padres?
Oct 12, 2016 • 43 min
The San Diego Padres have fired President and CEO Mike Dee! Craig Elsten and John Gennaro explain why the move was made and where the team goes from here.Who will replace Mike Dee for the Padres?
22: MTPGA’s 2016 San Diego Padres Season Review
Oct 7, 2016 • 55 min
Craig Elsten and John Gennaro look back at the San Diego Padres’ 2016 season and recap the good, the bad, and the ugly. Also, what does the future hold for the Friars?MTPGA’s 2016 San Diego Padres Season Review
21: MTPGA: Renfroe and Margot are fun!
Sep 29, 2016 • 25 min
Craig Elsten and John Gennaro briefly recap the last few weeks of San Diego Padres baseball, and most notably how the September call-ups (Hunter Renfroe, Manny Margot, Carlos Asuaje, Austin Hedges) are performing and what the future looks like for the…
20: The fallout from A.J. Preller’s suspension
Sep 22, 2016 • 46 min
Craig Elsten and John Gennaro talk about the fallout from MLB’s suspension of San Diego Padres GM A.J. Preller and what the impact will be of Hunter Renfroe, Manuel Margot, Austin Hedges and Carlos Asuaje will be on the team’s hopes of getting a high…
19: Around the Padres’ Farm System with John Conniff
Sep 14, 2016 • 60 min
John Conniff from Madfriars joins Craig Elsten and John Gennaro for a full-scale analysis of the San Diego Padres’ farm system, both currently and in the years ahead. Around the Padres’ Farm System with John Conniff
18: MTPGA: The 5 best trades in Padres history
Sep 2, 2016 • 33 min
Craig Elsten and John Gennaro go through the archives to find the best trades in the history of the San Diego Padres.MTPGA: The 5 best trades in Padres history
17: MTPGA: The 5 Worst Trade in Padres History
Aug 24, 2016 • 59 min
Craig Elsten and John Gennaro take questions from fans of the Make the Padres Great Again podcast before ranking the five worst trades in San Diego Padres history.MTPGA: The 5 Worst Trade in Padres History
16: The mysterious case of Wil Myers
Aug 17, 2016 • 45 min
Craig Elsten and John Gennaro discuss Wil Myers’ very odd home/away splits, Derek Norris’ terrible season, the dog days of summer for Padres fans, and more. The mysterious case of Wil Myers
15: MTPGA Trade Deadline Review: So long, Matt Kemp!
Aug 1, 2016 • 37 min
Craig Elsten and John Gennaro go over all of the trades that did and did not happen for the San Diego Padres at the MLB Trading Deadline, including Matt Kemp being sent to the Atlanta Braves.MTPGA Trade Deadline Review: So long, Matt Kemp!
14: MTPGA Trade Review: Cashner & Rea to the Marlins!
Jul 29, 2016 • 46 min
Craig Elsten and John Gennaro review the deal that sent Andrew Cashner and Colin Rea to the Miami Marlins in exchange for Josh Naylor, Carter Capps, and more.MTPGA Trade Review: Cashner & Rea to the Marlins!
13: Trade Review: Padres send Melvin Upton Jr. to Toronto
Jul 26, 2016 • 36 min
Craig Elsten and John Gennaro review the short career of Melvin Upton Jr. with the San Diego Padres, look over what the team got back in trading him to the Toronto Blue Jays, and do a quick preview of other Padres trades that might happen before the MLB…
12: In Preller We Trust!
Jul 21, 2016 • 47 min
A.J. Preller has been fantastic in his maneuvering this MLB trade season, and John Gennaro and Craig Elsten explain how his gamble with Andrew Cashner might just pay off big for the future of the San Diego Padres. In Preller We Trust!
11: The Wrong Stats Don’t Matter
Jul 19, 2016 • 24 min
John Gennaro and Craig Elsten talk about how the San Diego Padres proved the “advanced analytics” crowd right by going against them and failing. Later, the guys briefly talk about Day 1 of the Republican National Convention and the danger of Donald…
10: MTPGA’s Drew Pomeranz Trade Review (with Christopher Crawford!)
Jul 15, 2016 • 42 min
Craig Elsten and John Gennaro talk about the trade that sent All-Star pitcher Drew Pomeranz from the San Diego Padres to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for Anderson Espinoza, and bring in Christopher Crawford from Baseball Prospectus to review all of the…
9: All-Star Review & Padres’ Trade Deadline Preview
Jul 14, 2016 • 53 min
Craig Elsten and John Gennaro are still working hard to Make the Padres Great Again, and this week they also want to complement the team and MLB for a tremendous All-Star Weekend! Later, the guys discuss the players most likely to stay and those most…
8: MTPGA Live! Hour 3
Jul 10, 2016 • 43 min
Craig Elsten and John Gennaro are broadcasting live from MLB’s All-Star Fan Fest.MTPGA Live! Hour 3
7: MTPGA Live! Hour 2
Jul 10, 2016 • 50 min
Craig Elsten and John Gennaro are broadcasting live from MLB’s All-Star Fan Fest.MTPGA Live! Hour 2
6: MTPGA Live! Hour 1
Jul 10, 2016 • 51 min
Craig Elsten and John Gennaro are broadcasting live from MLB’s All-Star Fan Fest.MTPGA Live! Hour 1
5: MTPGA: I’m sorry, Derek Norris
Jul 8, 2016 • 12 min
John Gennaro owes San Diego Padres catcher Derek Norris an apology about the first two months of the season, now that Norris has turned his season around (and improved his trade value before the trade deadline!).MTPGA: I’m sorry, Derek Norris
4: MTPGA: Fernando Rodney Trade Review
Jul 1, 2016 • 43 min
Craig Elsten and John Gennaro get caught up on the San Diego Padres, from their trade of Fernando Rodney to the Miami Marlins, to Jon Jay’s unfortunate arm injury, to Melvin Upton Jr.’s incredible play all season long and what it means for his…
3: What did the Padres bloggers accomplish?
Jun 16, 2016 • 63 min
Craig Elsten and John Gennaro address the #FireMikeDee movement among local bloggers and find out exactly what was gained for San Diego Padres fans. Later, the guys talk about their favorite Tony Gwynn memories and answer some questions from listeners.…
2: A Critique of the Padres’ Draft and Philosophy
Jun 10, 2016 • 56 min
Craig Elsten and John Gennaro reflect on the San Diego Padres’ early picks from the 2016 MLB Draft before talking about the organization’s overall philosophy and giving their own recommendations.A Critique of the Padres’ Draft and Philosophy
1: The Scott and BR Show June 3rd 5pm Hour
Jun 3, 2016 • 38 min
Craig and John are joined by Jenny Cavnar and Linda with the Rest of the Stories.The Scott and BR Show June 3rd 5pm Hour