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San Diego Padres: A Guide To The Perfect Offseason

The San Diego Padres have some spots to fill in the rotation, and have an overstuffed outfield and keystone. General manager AJ Preller can have a great offseason by not doing much at all. With the new CBA rumored to have been agreed upon, the hot stove will likely start to heat up in the coming […] San Diego Padres: A Guide To The Perfect Offseason - Friars on Base - Friars on...
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2 hours ago

San Diego Padres: Ross Not Tendered, 2016 Ace Now Free Agent

The San Diego Padres made a very surprising move on Friday, electing not to tender right-hander Tyson Ross. Now, 2016’s Opening Day starter is a free agent. It has been an unconventional start to the offseason for the San Diego Padres. Earlier on Friday, general manager A.J. Preller made his first post-suspension move, dealing Derek […] San Diego Padres: Ross Not Tendered, 2016...
Via Friars on Base
10 hours ago

Nats trade for Derek Norris, Padres continue the teardown

Two years ago, the catcher went to San Diego during A.J. Preller's spending spree. Now, he's on his way to Washington as Wilson Ramos's replacement. Derek Norris has been around the block. The Nationals drafted the catcher as an 18-year-old in the 2007 draft. He spent five years developing in their system, then headed to the Athletics in the 2011 offseason's Gio Gonzalez trade. His...
Via Beyond The Box Score
11 hours ago

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
13 hours ago

Nats acquire catcher Norris from Padres

The Nationals acquired catcher Derek Norris from the San Diego Padres on Friday in exchange for Minor League right-handed pitcher Pedro Avila.
Via Padres.com
16 hours ago

2017 ZiPS Projections – San Diego Padres

After having typically appeared in the very famous pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past few years. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the San Diego Padres. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Other Projections: Chicago NL / Toronto / Washington. Batters...
Via Fangraphs
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

New To The 40 Man: Franchy Cordero

On November 18th, the Padres added four new players to the 40-man roster: shortstop Javier Guerra, pitcher Walker Lockett, converted pitcher Jose Ruíz, and outfielder Franchy Cordero. While Lockett has the greatest chance of making the big club this year (Ruiz and Guerra ended 2016 in High A Lake Elsinore), Cordero has a lot of potential and ended the year in Triple-A El Paso. A...
Via Padres Public
2 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Renfroe, 2017 Fantasy Outlook

Hunter Renfroe, or as Scooby-Doo calls him 'Hunter Renfroe,' is gorge.  I'm a smitten kitten hanging from a string on an inspirational poster that reads, "Hang in There."  Why so gorge?  Or better still, why does he make me engorged?  Actually, that's not better, and I apologize profusely as Johnnie Cochran or Gorilla Monsoon would say.  Why is it that Johnnie Cochran and Gorilla...
Via Razzball
4 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
23 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
26 days ago  |  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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