PADRES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rangers Ask Padres About Travis Jankowski

The Rangers continue looking for a center fielder following the potential departures of Ian Desmond and Carlos Gomez, and it appears one possible answer could be the Padres’ Travis Jankowski, according to T.R. Sullivan and AJ Cassavell, both of MLB.com. Jankowski, of course, is not a big, or even medium, name, as Desmond, Gomez and potential trade target Billy Hamilton are. Jankowski...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
4 hours ago

San Diego Padres: A Franchise in Search of Stability

Constant turnover has left the San Diego Padres in disarray over most of the past decade. Now, more than anything else, the organization is seeking stability. Since the birth of the San Diego Padres in 1969, the franchise has lurched from one owner or ownership group to another with predictable results, including a winning percentage […] San Diego Padres: A Franchise in Search...
Via Friars on Base
6 hours ago

Angels, Padres Have Discussed Trade, Possibly Involving Second Baseman

The Angels and Padres have discussed a trade recently, potentially involving the Padres’ collection of second basemen, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register tweets. Fletcher points out that the Padres have four lefty-hitting infielders who could help the Angels fill their void at second base: Yangervis Solarte, Ryan Schimpf, Cory Spangenberg and Carlos Asuaje. Of those four...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
7 hours ago

Padres fielding calls, but like young outfield mix

Speaking at the Winter Meetings outside Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Padres general manager A.J. Preller said he's received multiple calls on his available outfielders. But as things currently stand, he feels there's plenty of playing time to go around for Travis Jankowski, Alex Dickerson, Manny Margot and Hunter Renfroe.
Via Padres.com
9 hours ago

San Diego Padres: Position by Position Analysis for the Winter Meeting

The San Diego Padres are set for the future at catcher, the infield corners and the outfield. Thus the Winter Meetings is the moment to acquire some missing pieces. The team that makes the most trades or collects the biggest names is usually declared victorious at the winter meetings. But as we can attest to […] San Diego Padres: Position by Position Analysis for the Winter Meeting...
Via Friars on Base
12 hours ago

Padres ready to give back during holiday caravan

The Padres' annual holiday caravan is slated to begin Wednesday, kicking off with the team's 10 Days of Giving initiative. Through Dec. 16, the Padres will participate in daily charity events throughout San Diego and the baja region.
Via Padres.com
14 hours ago

San Diego Padres: Fan Base Disrespected on #Fandom250

The San Diego Padres’ fan base has been excluded from FanSided’s Fandom 250 rankings. For many, this is very troubling, and even infuriating.   San Diego Padres: Fan Base Disrespected on #Fandom250 - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Via Friars on Base
21 hours ago

After Ross decision, Padres seek more pitching

The Padres were in dire need of starting pitching before they decided not to tender a contract to Tyson Ross. Now? Well, their plight is the same. But they could be -- to borrow a phrase used by general manager A.J. Preller -- casting an even wider net, given that at least three rotation spots are up for grabs.
Via Padres.com
1 day ago

Hot Stove Season. Who’s Fired Up?

Hot Stove! Let’s get fired up because it’s wheelin’ and dealin’ time. We’ve got a roster to build and probably not a lot of money to spend. At least not yet. Let’s run through the positions, look at depth, and completely ignore the starting pitching staff. If AJ Preller can, I can too. Okay, around the horn: 1B – Starter is Wil Myers. Wil played well enough to garner...
Via Padres Public
1 day ago

Why your team should sign Tyson Ross

The ailing right-hander is a free agent after the Padres non-tendered him. Is he worth the risk? On Friday night, the San Diego Padres announced that they had non-tendered six players. Among those six was starter Tyson Ross. It was a move that shocked a lot of people around baseball, and many wondered what that meant for the right-hander who missed almost all of the 2016 season and...
Via Beyond The Box Score
1 day ago

Report: Padres aggressively trying to move Yangervis Solarte

The San Diego Padres apparently can’t stop selling. According to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports on Sunday, the Padres are aggressively trying to trade infielder Yangervis Solarte. Solarte, 29, batted .286/.341/.467 with 15 home runs and 71 RBIs in 109 appearances last season. He is projected to earn $2.7 million as he enters his first year of arbitration, per MLBTradeRumors...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Padres Rotation Might Be Historically Poor

Yesterday, the author of the current post published a lightly annotated version of Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections for the San Diego Padres. To no one’s surprise, likely, the forecast for the 2017 edition of the club isn’t wildly a promising one. After investing heavily in some expensive veterans during the first year of his tenure as the club’s general manager, A.J. Preller...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Welcome to San Diego, Pedro Avila

Well, it finally happened.  The path has been made clear for Austin Hedges to begin the year as the Padres starting catcher with the trade of veteran Derek Norris.  Most would argue that Norris’ horrific year at the plate in 2016 (.186/.255/.328, 56 OPS+) all but guaranteed that Hedges would get the lion’s share of the playing time anyways, but with Norris being shipped off...
Via Padres Public
4 days ago

Report: Cubs sign OF Jon Jay to one-year contract

The defending World Series champs worked quick to replace an imminent departure from their title winning squad. The Chicago Cubs reportedly signed veteran outfielder Jon Jay to a one-year, $8 million contract on Tuesday. Cubs agree to terms with OF Jon Jay on 1-year, $8 million contract. — Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) November 29, 2016 Jay, 31, will likely be called on to replace...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres, Wil Myers to discuss extension

The San Diego Padres are moving forward into an uncertain future, but they at least appear to be committed to retaining one core piece. Padres general manager AJ Preller said on Wednesday that he’s planning to sit down with first baseman Wil Myers’ agent this week to begin discussing a contract extension, per Dennis Lindsey of the San Diego Union-Tribune. A.J. Preller said...
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Colorado Rockies hire Bud Black as manager

It didn’t take long into the offseason for the Colorado Rockies to find their new manager. Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rockies have chosen Bud Black as their new skipper: Sources: Bud Black new #Rockies manager. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 7, 2016 The Rockies have been managed by Walt Weiss for the past three seasons, but his contract expired...
Via The Comeback
November 06, 2016  |  Discuss

A.J. Preller says teams still discussing deals with Padres despite suspension

San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller’s reputation took a sizable hit after receiving a 30-day suspension by MLB after the Padres failed to properly disclose key medical information during trades. Padres president Mike Dee was fired, but somewhat surprisingly, Preller managed to retain his job. Now he’s back, Preller spoke to media saying the suspension hasn’t affected...
Via The Outside Corner
October 27, 2016  |  Discuss
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