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PADRES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Where Will He Sign? Takashi Toritani

With Korean shortstop Jung-ho Kang being posted and subsequently awarded to the Pirates on Monday, the next international player that might make the move to play in MLB may be Japan’s Takashi Toritani. Toritani, 33 who also bats left handed, has played shortstop for the past 11 seasons in Japan’s Central League for the Hanshin Tigers. This past year, he achieved career highs...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Gaslighting MLB With OF Spree

The CIA's plan to work out of a Petco concession stand because the stadium is so quiet is looking far less like a good plan to stay covert. "Did you just ask for two mustard packets with your hot pretzel because you have some information for us or because you simply want an extra mustard packet? If it's the latter, one per customer." Probably the worst call for a covert operation...
Via Razzball
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres Discussing Trading Wil Myers for Cole Hamels

The San Diego Padres have been baseball’s busiest team over the past week, completely redoing their outfield, and making them into an instant contender in the N.L. West. They acquired Matt Kemp, Wil Myers, Justin Upton, and Derek Norris. Padres General Manager A.J. Preller is like a kid in the candy store. He is getting everything he wants, and he doesn’t seem done yet. Here...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres rumored to be ‘flipping’ Wil Myers for Cole Hamels

Just when you think the San Diego Padres must be done with their extreme franchise makeover, it turns out they might not be done yet.  Philly.com reporter Ryan Lawrence that the Padres are rumored to be pursuing prized left hand pitcher Southern California born Cole Hamels via trade for one of the main prizes of a recent trade. The Padres have had discussions about trading for...
Via Reading Between The Seams
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball: Evaluating San Diego’s crowded outfield

With a flurry of moves this offseason, the San Diego Padres have brought in two former MVP candidates and one of baseball’s most talented young players. While that may sound like a good move, the club has not moved any of their other outfielders from 2014, meaning that they have six outfielders who will be vying for playing time next year. That is not good news for fantasy baseball...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

J. Upton, Northcraft traded to Friars for 4 prospects

In a much anticipated move, the Braves traded away slugger Justin Upton for a package of prospects. Friday the front office completed a 6-player trade with the San Diego Padres. Joining Upton in the trade to San Diego is Aaron Northcraft, minor league RHP prospect. In return from the Padres, the Braves receive much-touted prospect Max Fried (LHP), Jace Peterson (INF), Dustin Peterson...
Via BravesWire
2 days ago  |  Discuss

After Busy Offseason, What Is Next For The San Diego Padres?

After a flurry of moves over the past week, San Diego Padres new General Manager A.J. Preller has captured the national headlines through a series of trades. In two consecutive days, the Padres acquired Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp as well as Wil Myers, the 2014 American League Rookie of the Year. On Friday afternoon, reports have indicated the Padres have also swapped...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A.J. Preller has completely remade the San Diego Padres in two weeks

Wow. That was a crazy last two days. The San Diego Padres have gone from offensively-challenged perennial doormat to what looks like a dark horse World Series contender. And it’s all thanks to the tireless effort and dogged determination of new general manager A.J. Preller. Preller took over the team in August and bided his time getting to know the organization inside and out...
Via Rumors and Rants
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wil Myers pumped about Padres’ offseason trades

The San Diego Padres have become one of the most exciting teams this offseason, and Wil Myers is pumped to see what his new organization is all about. The 2013 AL Rookie of the Year was traded by Tampa Bay to San Diego as part of a 3-team, 11-player deal that was made official on...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres Add Upton

Over the course of the past couple of days, the San Diego Padres have completely revamped their outfield to include three all-star calibre players. In addition to previous deals that have brought in Wil Myers from the Tampa Bay Rays, and Matt Kemp from the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Padres have now pulled the trigger to acquire slugger Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves. Upton now...
Via The Sideline
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Foreshadowing the Padres Spending Spree

For the first time since perhaps lovable Tony Gwynn Sr. was swattin’ singles around the yard, the San Diego Padres have commanded the full attentions of the baseball world. The architect of these numerous wheelings and dealings, first-year General Manager A.J. Preller, would be hard for even dedicated fans to pick out of a crowd […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves deal Justin Upton to San Diego

The Atlanta Braves finally pulled the trigger on a deal that appeared to be in the makings for the better part of the offseason, sending outfielder Justin Upton as well as a player to be named later to the San Diego Padres for pitcher Max Fried, shortstop Jace Peterson, third baseman Dustin Peterson, and outfielder Mallex Smith. While the Padres are preparing to fight in the tough...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #174: Andrew Cashner | SP | SD

If there was ever a pitcher heading into 2014 who has become synonymous with the phrase “injury prone” Cashner was it, and he didn’t do a whole heck of lot to reverse that label. Once again, Cashner failed to hold up for a full season. While there is no mistaking his breakable body, what makes Cashner difficult to value, however, is how good he is when healthy. Over the last...
Via Baseball Professor
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres acquire Justin Upton from the Braves

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports The San Diego Padres have acquired left fielder Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney and Jerry Crasnick. Upton will join newly acquired slugger Matt Kemp and 2013 AL Rookie of the Year Wil Myers in the outfield.  Padres general manager A.J. Preller acquired Kemp in a five-player trade with the Los Angeles...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres reportedly acquire Justin Upton

Well, this is fascinating. A day after finalizing the Matt Kemp trade, and on the day the Wil Myers trade is expected to be announced, the Padres have reportedly agreed to acquire Justin Upton as well. I think it’s safe to say that A.J. Preller puts a high value on right-handed power hitting outfielders. As […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers not happy with Padres GM over Matt Kemp trade

The Dodgers are not happy with San Diego Padres GM A.J. Preller over the way the Matt Kemp trade unfolded. The Dodgers and Padres agreed to a trade with Kemp as the centerpiece exactly one week ago. Despite the agreement, the trade was not officially completed until late Thursday because of supposed concerns regarding Kemp’s...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres Acquire Derek Norris

It looks as if the trends we have seen through this MLB off-season are going to continue, as the Oakland A’s keep selling, and the San Diego Padres keep buying. In addition to earlier acquisitions including outfielders Matt Kemp, Wil Myers, and pitcher Brandon Morrow, the Padres have now added all-star catcher Derek Norris to its lineup in a deal with the Athletics. After trading...
Via The Sideline
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jesse Hahn, RJ Alvarez go to A’s in Derek Norris trade

The Oakland A’s are clearly in rebuilding mode, but at least Billy Beane is getting some really nice players in return for his trades. The A’s on Thursday agreed to trade catcher Derek Norris to the San Diego Padres for pitchers Jesse Hahn and R.J. Alvarez. The Padres are also receiving Seth Streich. Norris was...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Athletics trade Derek Norris to Padres

If you’re an Oakland Athletics fan, you’re probably wondering when the drain of talent from your roster will end. It’s not stopping today – the club has reportedly traded All-Star catcher Derek Norris to the San Diego Padres. Minor league pitcher Seth Streich will also head to San Diego in the deal, while Jesse Hahn and R.J. Alvarez are going to Oakland. Source: the A...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp reportedly has arthritis in both hips

So, that huge Matt Kemp trade between the Dodgers and Padres? Yeah…it might not happen. The typically symbolic physical may actually present a huge problem for the Padres, because it’s revealed that Kemp has arthritis in both of his hips. The holdup in Matt Kemp trade is because the physical revealed arthritis in both hips. The #Padres continue to consult medical experts...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

In Matt Kemp, did the Dodgers find a pigeon in Padres?

The Dodgers/Padres deal for Matt Kemp made big headlines, but is the fact it is quickly falling apart after the fact a blessing for San Diego? The post In Matt Kemp, Did The Dodgers Find A Pigeon In Padres? appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Q&A: Nick Ennis, Director of Baseball Operations, San Diego Padres

Nick Ennis was recently promoted to Director of Baseball Operations for the San Diego Padres. He signed on with the Padres as an intern in the baseball operations department out of Columbia Business School, and has also been an advance scout since he joined the team in 2010. He agreed to talk at the Winter […]
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Padres, Rays talking Wil Myers trade

The San Diego Padres have made a significant splash this winter in acquiring Matt Kemp from the Dodgers, and they’ve sniffed around some other bats (Yasmany Tomas, Justin Upton, Pablo Sandova) as well. But San Diego’s latest potential venture in the trade market is one that I don’t think anyone saw coming – the team is reportedly discussing a blockbuster trade with the Tampa...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres Fan Honors Tony Gwynn

Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn passed away this past June. And while Major League Baseball didn’t feel it was necessary to honor the San Diego Padres legend…one fan of the Friars did. With a holiday light display. @UTKevinAcee @BenHigginsSD @sdutCanepa @MartyCaswell @OurPadres @UTPadres @JeffSanders_UT @Padres awesome tribute! pic.twitter.com/rlQrKcL3T0 — kevin pike (@kpe3zy) December...
Via Hall of Very Good
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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