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San Diego Super Padres

0 Comments 17 April 2015

By Stephanie Buchbinder
Sports Editor

The San Diego Padres have had a very impressive start to the 2015 season. Since their season began on April 6, they have beat many reputable teams, including the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants. Their three straight wins against the San Francisco Giants was especially impressive because the Giants are the defending World Series champs.

Many new players were added to the team’s roster this year bringing the team up to 40 total players.

The Padres made five trades that included 24 players and six other teams. Matt Kemp, Wil Myers, and Justin Upton are among those who joined. Kemp, 30, came from the Los Angeles Dodgers. Myers, 24, was traded to the Padres from the Tampa Bay Rays, but began his career playing for the Kansas City Royals.

Upton, 27, started his career being in the first round draft pick for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2005, and moved on to play for the Braves until being traded to the Padres. Although the team added a plethora of new players, which cost them a large amount of money, it was a returning player, Yonder Alonso (pictured), who put the team on the board during their game against the Diamondbacks when he hit a home run ball 416 feet into the stands.

His season is off to a great start, considering he is coming off a quiet spring training season while he recovered from an offseason surgery. With the exciting start to the season, Padres fans are looking forward to what this season will bring.

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