Tyson Ross and Risk vs. Uncertainty

Tyson Ross was one of the more intriguing names available in this winter’s historically weak crop of free-agent pitching. At his best, Ross is something of the Rich Hill of sliders. From 2012 to -15, Ross led baseball in slider usage (38.7%) among pitchers tossing at least 300 innings. The pitch was so effective, he was often a two-pitch pitcher. Among pitchers to throw at least...
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San Diego Padres: Fantasy Outlook Bleak, or are Fans just Uninformed?

Many will say that picking any San Diego Padres in a fantasy baseball draft besides Wil Myers would be a mistake. But what they don’t realize is that the club has several sleepers waiting to burst onto the major league scene. The rise of fantasy sports has led to a shift in fans’ attitudes and […] San Diego Padres: Fantasy Outlook Bleak, or are Fans just Uninformed? - Friars...
Via Friars on Base
12 hours ago

Wil Myers, Padres finalize $83 million, 6-year contract

SAN DIEGO (AP) First baseman Wil Myers and the San Diego Padres have finalized an $83 million, six-year contract, the largest deal in the team's history. The 26-year-old Myers hit 28 homers and drove in 94 runs last season and also stole 28 bases. Myers, who had been eligible for salary arbitration, receives a $15 million signing bonus, of which $1 million is payable within 15...
Via Associated Press
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockies, Alexi Amarista agree to 1-year deal

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies have agreed to a one-year deal with utility player Alexi Amarista. Amarista hit .257 with 11 RBIs and nine stolen bases last season for the San Diego Padres. He played all over the field, too, seeing time at second base, shortstop, outfield, third base and even recording an out as a pitcher. The 27-year-old Amarista is another versatile piece...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Winter updates on Bethancourt, Pirela

Christian Bethancourt has played 10 games -- seven as a left fielder and three as a relief pitcher -- in Panama as he begins an effort to become a hybrid catcher-pitcher-outfielder.
1 day ago

Padres' Margot eyes leap to bigs for good

There's a chance Manuel Margot could man the Petco Park outfield for a long, long time. But the 22-year-old rookie will never forget his first chance to do so.
1 day ago

San Diego Padres: Who is in Charge Here?

The lack of leadership in the San Diego Padres organization approaching spring training is alarming. When will Ron Fowler or Peter Seidler step up and take charge? Thanks to Kevin Acee’s recent column in the San Diego Union Tribune, we now know why the San Diego Padres’ front office has been mute in recent weeks. […] San Diego Padres: Who is in Charge Here? - Friars on Base...
Via Friars on Base
2 days ago

Padres Sign Yangervis Solarte To Two-Year Deal

The Padres have announced a two-year deal with infielder Yangervis Solarte. He’ll pick up guaranteed money for the next two seasons while giving the club a pair of options for the 2019 and 2020 campaigns. It’s an unusual contract structure for the 29-year-old, who was eligible for arbitration for the first time as a 3+ service-class player. The options will cover his final season...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
4 days ago

Tyson Ross Nearing Decision

Veteran righty Tyson Ross is nearing a decision on his landing spot, Jon Heyman of Fan Rag reports on Twitter. The Rangers and Cubs have long been said to be the leading suitors, but there are at least four other clubs with ongoing interest. Last we heard, the 29-year-old Ross was said to be taking his time with deciding where to sign. But it seems that he has largely sorted through...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
5 days ago

Report: Padres signing Wil Myers to six-year contract extension

  The San Diego Padres are close to locking up Wil Myers for several seasons, according to a report. FOX’s Ken Rosenthal says the Padres and Myers are close on a six-year contract extension for more than $80 million. Sources: #Padres close to signing Wil Myers to six-year contract for more than $80M. Deal would cover three years of arb, three FA years. — Ken Rosenthal...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers aggressively pursuing Tyson Ross

The Texas Rangers managed to win the American League West last season despite a bland middle of the rotation, but they don’t appear willing to risk that again this year. According to a report by TR Sullivan of on Wednesday, the Rangers are making an aggressive push for free agent right-hander Tyson Ross. Rangers really like Tyson Ross and are being aggressive in trying...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Andy Green on Managing (Analytically) in San Diego

It’s easy to imagine Andy Green in a front office. The 39-year-old former infielder graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Kentucky with a degree in finance, and his verbiage is that of a GM. Often lauded for his communication skills, he’s as analytically savvy as any manager in the game. His current job is a huge challenge. The Padres are coming off a 94-loss season...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres reportedly have interest in Jered Weaver

The San Diego Padres are looking for some starting pitching depth, and one player they reportedly have interest in is Jered Weaver. Fan Rag Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Wednesday that the Padres are considering Weaver, who is a free agent. jered weaver is another veteran on the padres' list of pitching possibilities. also peavy, as we know. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December...
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

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