Former Rockies RHP Transitioning to Padres Bullpen


By Kevin Acee

San Diego Union Tribune

For now, Jordan Lyles is just pitching.


“Still, I’m a little all over the place with the role,” Lyles said Friday night. “… I’m still going full throttle as long as I can. I just don’t know that that role, where we’re headed yet. But overall, I’m letting it go from the start.”



Padres Want to Beat Astros Now, Copy Their Success in Future

By Kevin Acee

San Diego Union Tribune


Eric Hosmer is the player around whom the Padres are building — the upbeat, talented leader the organization has placed as the cornerstone of its foundation.

If the Padres are to be who they think they are becoming, many of the players in their clubhouse now won’t be there when the Padres are the team others are trying to emulate.

Hosmer will be.

And he can see the future as he lives in the present — especially when the Padres are playing the Houston Astros, the team that went from worst to first in a manner the Padres (among others) are attempting to mirror.

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