Make the Padres Great Again

Make the Padres Great Again

www.spreaker.com/show/make-the-padres-great-again
A podcast for fans of the San Diego Padres.
Playing FMK with Liddy Loree from Hell’s Belles
May 18 • 68 min
Topics: Jordan Lyles almost…does it matter who throws the first Padres no-hitter? Eric Lauer, and pitchers of today/the ’80s, ’90s Franmil Reyes We play Fuck/Murder/Kill with the Padres outfield Looking up who we gave up for Galvis Fernando Tatis Jr…
Finding positivity in a turbulent Padres world
May 9 • 60 min
Craig and John battle it out over the negative feelings surrounding the 2018 San Diego Padres and the hopeful feelings about their future. Do you have faith?
Forever Jinxing No-Hitters
Apr 25 • 64 min
Craig and John discuss Eric Lauer’s shaky and meaningless MLB debut in Colorado, which Padres players need to be sent down (or released), why jinxing no-hitters is stupid, and the best documentary to come out in years.
The inevitable downturn of the 2018 San Diego Padres
Apr 19 • 66 min
Craig Elsten and John Gennaro get back together after a series drubbing of the San Diego Padres at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers to talk about what has gone right (not much) and what has gone wrong (a lot) with a local team in the last week.
The Padres turned their pitching around
Apr 11 • 61 min
The San Diego Padres have been on a hot streak for the last week, which is as meaningless as their cold streak the week before, so Craig and John got together to figure out what has changed. Also! Is Fernando Tatis Jr a bust? Should the Padres sign Freddy…
1-6?!? Early Season Overreactions
Apr 6 • 49 min
Craig and John take some time to chat about the 1-6 San Diego Padres and the fanbase that is freaking out about it. They do their best to calm nerves over Brad Hand, and talk about the weird medical situation around Dinelson Lamet.
Checking in on the 0-1 Padres
Mar 30 • 44 min
Craig and John missed the beginning of the San Diego Padres regular season by a few days, but they’re here now to tell you their thoughts on Game 1, the promising pitching staff, Joey Lucchesi, Andy Green’s lineup construction, 97.3, and what they’ve been…
MTPGA: The One Where John Returns
Mar 21 • 54 min
After a week off for childbirth-related activities, John Gennaro returns to Make the Padres Great Again and joins Craig Elsten in kvetching about the San Diego Padres’ glut of outfielders and Austin Hedges’ spring training stats.
The one where John quits
Mar 8 • 56 min
Craig and John discuss the possibility of the San Diego Padres signing former Cy Young Award winner Jake Arrieta, and then take questions from MTPGA listeners about the upcoming season.
Acee joins the MTPGA beat
Mar 2 • 33 min
With John out sick, Craig Elsten talks with San Diego Union-Tribune’s San Diego Padres beat writer Kevin Acee about him switching from columnist, the importance of getting the Hosmer scoop, the importance vs risk of access to sources, and then got into…
Eric Hosmer signs with the Padres!
Feb 19 • 79 min
Eric Hosmer is a San Diego Padre! Craig Elsten and John Gennaro break down the signing from all angles in this special emergency episode of Make the Padres Great Again!
Pitchers and Catchers Report to Spring Training!
Feb 14 • 63 min
Craig and John talk about the San Diego Padres opening up Spring Training in Peoria, AZ and pick out which players they’re most excited to watch over the next few weeks before the season begins.
Remembering Kevin Towers and Tony Gwynn
Feb 6 • 62 min
Craig and John get ready for San Diego Padres Spring Training (pitchers and catchers report in 8 days!), remember longtime GM Kevin Towers, honor new Hall of Famer Trevor Hoffman, and talk about their favorite Tony Gwynn memories.
Welcome to San Diego, Allen Craig!
Jan 23 • 63 min
Craig Elsten and John Gennaro fight about everything from Allen Craig, the San Diego Padres’ prospects, Christian Yellich, Eric Hosmer, money that isn’t their, and Netflix’s “End of the F***ing World” show.
Yangervis Solarte trade reaction!
Jan 9 • 66 min
A few days late, Craig and John break down the San Diego Padres trading Yangervis Solarte to the Toronto Blue Jays, the signings of Tyson Ross and Chris Young, and talk their way through building the 2021 (theoretically great) Padres roster before talking…
Darren Smith: What’s the downside of signing Hosmer?
Jan 3 • 9 min
Darren Smith invites John Gennaro onto his show on The Mighty 1090 to answer the question: Why shouldn’t the San Diego Padres sign free agent 1B Eric Hosmer?
Wil Myers’ new psychologist
Dec 29, 2017 • 51 min
Craig Elsten and John Gennaro debate Eric Hosmer (and Yu Darvish) to the Padres, decide the future of prospects Luis Uris and Fernando Tatis Jr., and talk about Wil Myers’ new-found professionalism.
Chase Headley is a Padre (again)
Dec 12, 2017 • 57 min
Craig Elsten and John Gennaro break down the San Diego Padres trades for Chase Headley and Deion Tansel, and put a bow on the Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes, before talking about the Quentin Tarantino movie Inglorious Basterds. Sponsor: 3 Punk Ales Brewing Co.
Make the Padres Ohtani Again
Dec 6, 2017 • 30 min
A very special EMERGENCY EPISODE of Make the Padres Great Again focuses on the rumors that the San Diego Padres could be the front-runners to sign Japanese superstar free agent SP/OF Shohei Ohtani.
“Respectability is what we’re trying to avoid!”
Nov 29, 2017 • 57 min
Craig Elsten and John Gennaro go over potential free agent signings for the San Diego Padres, including a plan to land Shohei Ohtani.
World Series Recap and Matt Stairs!
Nov 3, 2017 • 63 min
Craig Elsten and John Gennaro recap the Houston Astros’ World Series victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers, talk about the San Diego Padres hiring Matt Stairs as their hitting coach, and recommend watching the Netflix show Mindhunter.
Where are the superstars??
Oct 18, 2017 • 69 min
Craig and John point to the results of last season and the draft record of the San Diego Padres to argue that they’re quite a bit further away from contention than the organization would have you believe.
MLB Playoffs & Brown Uniforms w/ Steven Woods!
Oct 9, 2017 • 59 min
Craig and John are joined in studio by Steven Woods to talk about the philosophies behind managing an MLB playoff game, what it’s like to root for a large market team vs. a small market team, and why San Diego Padres fans want brown uniforms so badly.
Previewing the Padres/Rangers prospects game
Sep 27, 2017 • 76 min
Craig Elsten and John Gennaro preview the prospect game between the San Diego Padres and Texas Rangers, review their 3 favorite things from the past year of Padres baseball, wish farewell to Carter Capps, and talk about TV/movies.
Episode 62: The downside of the murky middle
Sep 20, 2017 • 46 min
The boys go over Andy Green’s managing philosophy and fight with the tanking philosophy the front office has put forward without much in the way of securing execution.
Episode 61: The dog days of the dog days
Sep 14, 2017 • 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.
Episode 60: It’s never the Hitting Coach’s fault
Sep 7, 2017 • 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?
Episode 59: What’s the real story behind Renfroe’s demotion?
Aug 25, 2017 • 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.
Episode 58: Finally, the Chase Headley story
Aug 17, 2017 • 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.
Episode 57: What was Andy Green thinking?!?
Aug 10, 2017 • 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?!?
Episode 56: TRADE REVIEW: Padres don’t trade Brad Hand!
Aug 3, 2017 • 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.
Episode 55: Who won the Padres-Royals trade? (Hint: It’s the Padres!)
Jul 25, 2017 • 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…
Episode 54: When is the right time to trade Wil Myers?
Jul 20, 2017 • 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.
Episode 53: What is Brad Hand worth in a trade?
Jul 13, 2017 • 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.
Episode 52: Andy Green and the concept of masculinity in sports
Jul 5, 2017 • 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.
Episode 51: Andy Green and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Month
Jun 29, 2017 • 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…
Episode 50: Andy’s Green Big Mistake
Jun 22, 2017 • 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…
Episode 49: Padres 2017 MLB Draft Recap
Jun 15, 2017 • 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…
Episode 48: Is Luis Urias an elite prospect for the Padres?
Jun 8, 2017 • 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.
Episode 47: We’ve Made the Padres Great Again: Cub Buster Edition
Jun 1, 2017 • 59 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…
Episode 46: Try and appreciate what the Padres are doing
May 23, 2017 • 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.
Episode 45: Have the Padres found a new ‘Moneyball’ advantage?
May 11, 2017 • 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.
Episode 44: Are the Padres adding the wrong kind of prospects?
May 3, 2017 • 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”.
Episode 42: MLB just helped the Padres to maybe sign 19-year old Cuban phenom Luis Robert
Apr 21, 2017 • 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…
Episode 41: LE Storm Manager Edwin Rodriguez joins MTPGA
Apr 20, 2017 • 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…
Episode 40: Do you believe in Austin Hedges?
Apr 19, 2017 • 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.
Episode 39: “Was that story even about baseball?”
Apr 12, 2017 • 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.
Episode 38: The Small Sample Size Episode
Apr 10, 2017 • 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.
Episode 37: 2017 San Diego Padres Season Preview
Mar 28, 2017 • 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…
Episode 36: PADRES SPRING TRAINING: Jabari Blash vs. Alex Dickerson!
Mar 15, 2017 • 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 2.
Episode 35: Spring has Sprung, Padres Baseball is Back!
Mar 3, 2017 • 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 plate.
Episode 34: 2017 San Diego Padres Spring Training Preview
Feb 22, 2017 • 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 Movie.
Episode 33: 2017 MadFriars San Diego Padres Top 20 Prospects
Feb 15, 2017 • 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.
Episode 32: MTPGA Live from Iron Fist Brewing!
Feb 12, 2017 • 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.
Episode 31: Why Trevor Hoffman deserves to be in the Hall of Fame
Jan 20, 2017 • 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 TV.
Episode 30: MTPGA’s Best of 2016
Jan 4, 2017 • 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.
Episode 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.
Episode 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.
Episode 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.
Episode 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.
Episode 25: 2016-2017 Padres Hot Stove Preview: PART TWO
Nov 22, 2016 • 48 min
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Episode 24: 2016-2017 Padres Hot Stove Preview
Nov 18, 2016 • 53 min
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Episode 23: Who will replace Mike Dee for the Padres?
Oct 12, 2016 • 43 min
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Episode 22: MTPGA’s 2016 San Diego Padres Season Review
Oct 7, 2016 • 55 min
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Episode 21: MTPGA: Renfroe and Margot are fun!
Sep 29, 2016 • 25 min
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Episode 20: The fallout from A.J. Preller’s suspension
Sep 22, 2016 • 46 min
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Episode 19: Around the Padres’ Farm System with John Conniff
Sep 14, 2016 • 60 min
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Episode 18: MTPGA: The 5 best trades in Padres history
Sep 2, 2016 • 33 min
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Episode 17: MTPGA: The 5 Worst Trade in Padres History
Aug 24, 2016 • 59 min
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Episode 16: The mysterious case of Wil Myers
Aug 17, 2016 • 45 min
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Episode 15: MTPGA Trade Deadline Review: So long, Matt Kemp!
Aug 1, 2016 • 37 min
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Episode 14: MTPGA Trade Review: Cashner & Rea to the Marlins!
Jul 29, 2016 • 46 min
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Episode 13: Trade Review: Padres send Melvin Upton Jr. to Toronto
Jul 26, 2016 • 37 min
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Episode 12: In Preller We Trust!
Jul 21, 2016 • 47 min
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Episode 11: The Wrong Stats Don’t Matter
Jul 19, 2016 • 24 min
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Episode 10: MTPGA’s Drew Pomeranz Trade Review (with Christopher Crawford!)
Jul 15, 2016 • 42 min
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Episode 9: All-Star Review & Padres’ Trade Deadline Preview
Jul 14, 2016 • 53 min
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Episode 8: MTPGA Live! Hour 3
Jul 10, 2016 • 43 min
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Episode 7: MTPGA Live! Hour 2
Jul 10, 2016 • 50 min
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Episode 6: MTPGA Live! Hour 1
Jul 10, 2016 • 51 min
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Episode 5: MTPGA: I’m sorry, Derek Norris
Jul 8, 2016 • 12 min
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Episode 4: MTPGA: Fernando Rodney Trade Review
Jul 1, 2016 • 43 min
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Episode 3: What did the Padres bloggers accomplish?
Jun 16, 2016 • 63 min
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Episode 2: A Critique of the Padres’ Draft and Philosophy
Jun 10, 2016 • 56 min
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Episode 1: The Scott and BR Show June 3rd 5pm Hour
Jun 3, 2016 • 38 min
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