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Halo Headlines: Hwang officially posted; Black has opt out

The December 1, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes a Korean All-Star third baseman becoming available, an out clause in a front office member’s contract, and more… The Story: Jae-Gyun Hwang posted by Lotte Giants MWAH Says: This was originally slated for the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, but got pushed back likely to avoid wasting four bidding days on a holiday...
Via Monkey with a Halo
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rosenthal: Padres will only trade Tyson Ross for 'monster package'

In three seasons with the Padres, Tyson Ross has held a 3.07 ERA while striking out 526 batters in 516 2/3 innings. Jake Roth USA TODAY SportsSan Diego Padres budding ace Tyson Ross' name has been uttered in trade rumors this season, but it will reportedly take quite a return for San Diego to part ways with him.FOX Sports baseball insider Ken Rosenthal reports that although the Padres...
Via Fox Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres News & Notes: McGwire, Zinter, Brock Join Coaching Staff

It sure has been a while since I last updated you all on what the Padres are up to. Here’s what you need to know: Jon Heymman of reports that the Padres are expected to name former Dodgers hitting coach Mark McGwire as their new bench coach Former assistant hitting coach for the Houston Astros, Alan Zinter, will be the new hitting coach for the San Diego Padres according...
Via Friarhood
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Padres will only trade Tyson Ross for “a monster package”

San Diego Padres starter Tyson Ross was a popular name at the trade deadline, but San Diego didn’t seem too inclined to move him. With the offseason now upon us and the hot stove getting cranked up, could the Padres once again consider moving their ace? According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports…it doesn’t look like it. While the Padres continue to draw trade interest in right...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Should the Padres extend Tyson Ross, not trade him?

After three very good years in San Diego, Tyson Ross finds himself on the trade block. Ross, 28, is still two years away from free agency, and is one of the best young, controllable arms in the game. In three years with the Padres, Ross has registered a 3.07 ERA in over 500 innings. In […]
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Are These The New Padres Caps?

In close to fifty years as a franchise, the San Diego Padres have had more hat designs than they have playoff appearances and, it would appear, fans of the Friars are in for another change. Thursday, Padres fan (and baseball cap enthusiast) Tim Arzaga posted pictures on Twitter of what we can believe are new hats and, subsequently, a very blue and yellow Chargersesque color scheme...
Via Hall of Very Good
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark McGwire expected to be named Padres bench coach

Multiple reports now claim the San Diego Padres will add former slugger Mark McGwire to their staff as the bench coach in the coming days. McGwire has spent the last three seasons as the hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the three years before that in the same capacity with the St. Louis Cardinals. New Padres manager Andy Green has made significant changes to the team’s...
Via Rumors and Rants
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Moves, Belatedly Discussed

[fancy intro here] Padres acquire: RHP Enyel De Los Santos and INF Nelson Ward from Mariners Padres trade: RHP Joaquin Benoit to Mariners Benoit’s been both consistent and effective since returning from shoulder surgery in 2010, but he turned 38 in July, he’s a reliever, and his peripherals dipped in 2015. He’s also owed $7.5 million in 2016, all of which combined to make...
Via Padres Public
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Padres manager Black rejoins LA Angels in front-office job

Bud Black spent the past nine seasons as manager of the San Diego Padres. Victor Decolongon Getty Images North AmericaANAHEIM, Calif. — Bud Black has rejoined the Los Angeles Angels as a special assistant to the general manager.The Angels announced the return of the longtime San Diego Padres manager on Tuesday night.Black spent seven seasons as Angels manager Mike Scioscia's pitching...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bud Black joins Angels organization as special assistant to GM

Bud Black has finally found a job. After striking out on finding a managing gig this offseason, coming close to landing the manager gig in Washington, the former Padres skipper will take his talents to Los Angeles and join the Angels organization as a special assistant to GM Billy Eppler. Angels announce Bud Black as special assistant to GM Billy Eppler, as previously reported...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers expected to make managerial decision by Monday

    The Los Angeles Dodgers managerial vacancy, the only one currently in the MLB, could be filled in just a matter of hours now. ESPN’s Buster Olney reported on Sunday that a hiring decision is expected to be made by no later than Monday. Sources: A decision on the Dodgers' managerial hire is supposed to come down no later than Monday. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Year James Shields Was Different

Three winters ago, we got into a lot of arguments about James Shields. He was at the center of a very polarizing trade and people took sides. You remember it, so I won’t rehash things other than to remark on how funny it is that the James Shields-Wil Myers blockbuster has actually become the Wade Davis trade. Wade Davis! The guy who gave up 5.92 runs per nine in the season following...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Reasons Why the Padres Should Keep Tyson Ross

The San Diego Padres are at a crossroads with their tall right-handed pitcher. Tyson Ross has taken huge strides ever since being acquired by the Padres with A.J. Kirby-Jones from the Oakland Athletics in November 2012 for Andy Parrino and Andrew Werner. The Padres clearly got the best of that deal. Ross has gone 26-34 […]
Via Baseball Essential
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres announce 2016 Spring Training Schedule

SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Padres today announced the schedule for 2016 Spring Training presented by Southwest Airlines, the club's 23rd spring in Peoria, Ariz. Padres' pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Peoria on Friday, February 19, with their first workout scheduled for Saturday, February 20.  Position players are scheduled to report on Wednesday, February 24, with...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Craig Kimbrel Showed a Changeup

There’s a difference between saying a pitcher has a changeup, and saying a pitcher throws a changeup. Pretty much every pitcher has a changeup — all it takes is once or twice having messed around with the grip and the delivery. If a guy has thrown a changeup, and remembers what he did, it could be said the same guy has a changeup. But to say a guy throws a changeup — that...
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Marlins won’t trade pitching ace Jose Fernandez

Several experts have said they wouldn’t be surprised if the Miami Marlins traded ace righty Jose Fernandez this offseason, but a report on Tuesday claims that isn’t in the cards. Joe Frisaro of has been told by two “highly-places sources” that Miami won’t be dealing it’s 23-year-old stud. While it would make sense for the Marlins to get as much as they can for...
Via Rumors and Rants
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Kimbrel Trade The 'New Normal' Or Just A Bad Deal?

Baseball writers all over America are struggling with this question: Is the acquisition of Craig Kimbrel for four really good prospects a wicked bad deal or just the setting of the new marketplace for relievers? There really isn't a simple answer—yet. Dave Dombrowski gave up two elite prospects and two more pretty darned good ones for one relief pitcher under control for just three...
Via FenwayNation
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Did the San Diego Padres Have a Successful Season?

The San Diego Padres entered 2015 with plenty of buzz and hype. They signed James Shields, traded for Craig Kimbrel, Justin Upton, Wil Myers, Matt Kemp, Derek Norris, and Will Middlebrooks—and more. But the Padres finished in the bottom half of offenses despite a remade lineup and the top half of runs allowed—the wrong direction—despite playing in spacious Petco Park. Offense...
Via The Sports Post
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Rumors: Upton & Kennedy, Bochtler, Desmond

Well, I’m assuming most of you have heard that Craig Kimbrel is no longer on the Padres. That’s right, he is now on the Boston Red Sox. To learn more about the trades of Kimbrel and his former set-up man Joaquin Benoit and what it means for the Padres, here’s Richard Dorsha’s take on it all. Now, in the mean time, there were some other recwnt news about the Padres: The...
Via Friarhood
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox acquire Craig Kimbrel for four minor leaguers

One day after I wrote about the relief market developing quickly with respect to Darren O’Day, Ken Rosenthal reported that the Red Sox acquired veteran closer Craig Kimbrel from the Padres. In return, San Diego gets four young players: Infielders Carlos Asuaje and Javy Guerra, outfielder Manuel Margot, and left-handed pitcher Logan Allen The Padres traded for Kimbrel less...
Via The Outside Corner
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners get Joaquin Benoit, who won’t go away

Here’s the difference between now and the trade deadline. At the trade deadline, when the Twins went out and picked up Kevin Jepsen, I shrugged and kept thinking about other, potentially bigger things. I forgot about the move five minutes after I learned about it. Now, this is a whole post about the Mariners going out and picking up Joaquin Benoit from the Padres. Not that Benoit...
Via Fangraphs
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Petco Park transformed into cool 9-hole golf course

The San Diego Padres didn’t make the playoffs this season, meaning they could get an early start on their golf games this fall. Looks like they won’t have to travel too far now. The Padres have teamed up with Callaway Golf for a rather ambitious project: transforming Petco Park into a 9-hole golf course. That project was rolled out Thursday in the form of the Links at Petco...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Former No. 1 MLB pick Matt Bush released from prison

Matt Bush was released from prison on Friday after being incarcerated in 2012 for DUI with serious bodily harm, according to Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times. Former @MLB No. 1 pick and #Rays RHP Matt Bush was released from prison Friday, incarcerated since spring 2012 for DUI/serious bodily harm — Joe Smith (@TBTimes_JSmith) October 31, 2015   The former No. 1 overall...
Via Sportsnaut
October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Pat Murphy won't be back as Padres manager next year

Pat Murphy will not be getting the “interim” tag removed from his job title. Shortly after their regular season finale, the San Diego Padres announced that Murphy will not return as the team’s manager next season. The San Diego Union-Tribune‘s Dennis Lin was first with the news on Twitter: Padres announce that interim manager Pat Murphy will not return in the same capacity...
Via The Outside Corner
October 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Dick Enberg to retire as voice of Padres after 2016 season

Long-time broadcaster Dick Enberg has announced that the 2016 season as the TV Voice of the San Diego Padres will be his last. Enberg has been calling Padres games dating back to 2010. Earlier this year, he was given the Ford C. Frick Award from the Baseball Hall of Fame for broadcasting excellence making him only one of two people who have been honored by the Baseball, Pro Football...
Via Awful Announcing
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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