Padres Trading Matt Kemp to the Braves for Hector Olivera Rumored

History has a funny way of repeating itself. Two years ago the Padres sent a large contract they didn’t want to the Braves for a large contract they didn’t want. Now it is being reported that the Padres are trading Matt Kemp to the Braves for Hector Olivera. This one I am having a hard […] Padres Trading Matt Kemp to the Braves for Hector Olivera Rumored - Friars on Base -...
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1 hour ago

Dickerson doesn't think he'll miss much time

Alex Dickerson is confident that the right hip contusion he sustained during a first-inning collision with Travis Jankowski on Friday night won't keep him out more than a few days.
2 hours ago

Meet the “New” Padre Starting Staff

The trades of James Shields, Drew Pomeranz , Andrew Cashner and Colin Rea have decimated the Padres starting staff. Only Tyson Ross, who has not pitched since April, is left. Thus a big opportunity for some less than household names to make their mark. I think it is time to see “Who are these Guys?” […] Meet the “New” Padre Starting Staff - Friars on Base - Friars on Base...
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3 hours ago

Padres activate recently-acquired pitcher Jarred Cosart

Friday morning, the Padres and Marlins completed a trade involving, primarily, Andrew Cashner going to the Marlins in exchange for Jarred Cosart and prospects. Saturday, the Padres officially added Cosart to their 25-man roster. In the team’s announcement, it appears that a number change is in order for Cosart as he will wear #55 as […] The post Padres activate recently-acquired...
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4 hours ago

LHPs Lauer, Garces make strong starts

Left-handed starting pitchers Eric Lauer and Frank Garces turned in strong outings Friday night in the Padres' Minor League system.
10 hours ago

Pades' Alex Dickerson leaves game after outfield collision

SAN DIEGO (AP) San Diego left fielder Alex Dickerson left the Padres' game against Cincinnati on Friday night in the first inning after colliding with centerfielder Travis Jankowski converging on Zack Cozart's triple. Dickerson left the field under his own power. It appeared he injured his right leg. On Wednesday, he became the first Padres rookie to homer in four straight games.
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Projecting the Prospects in the Andrew Cashner Trade

Here are the prospects changing hands in today’s deal between Miami and San Diego as evaluated by my newly updated KATOH system. KATOH denotes WAR forecast for first six years of player’s major-league career. KATOH+ uses similar methodology with consideration also for Baseball America’s rankings. Josh Naylor, 1B, San Diego (Profile) KATOH: 4.4 WAR (80th overall)KATOH+: 4.6...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres to call-up SS Jose Rondon from Double-A

The San Diego Padres will reportedly call up shortstop Jose Rondon from Double-A as a corresponding move for Yangervis Solarte being placed on the family emergency leave list, per Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Double-A shortstop Jose Rondon apparently is being recalled. Likely temporary, with Solarte on family leave. — Dennis Lin (@sdutdennislin...
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1 day ago

San Diego Padres: The Derek Norris trade market

San Diego Padres catcher Derek Norris certainly warrants his share of distinctive imagery. One example: the guy is a genuine lumberjack. Yes, this could be used in the cheesiest and most eye roll-worthy of ways, in that his lumber literally hits jacks, his clean swings at the plate routinely sending balls over the fence and into the San Diego night. But it’s deeper than that....
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres reportedly making progress on Cashner trade

The Padres are making progress on a trade involving Andrew Cashner, reports’s Jon Morosi (via Twitter). Cashner, widely expected to be on the move prior to the Aug. 1 non-waiver deadline, could even be moved before tonight’s scheduled start against the Blue Jays, Morosi adds. Bleacher Report’s Scott Miller, however, heard otherwise earlier today, tweeting that the...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
4 days ago

Blue Jays agree to acquire Melvin Upton

The Blue Jays have agreed to a deal to acquire outfielder Melvin Upton from the Padres, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (via Twitter). An A-ball prospect is headed back in the deal, per the report, with financial considerations remaining unknown. The swap is likely to be finalized today, says Rosenthal, who had reported last night that Toronto was in the lead to add Upton...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Padres trying to move Andrew Cashner, Derek Norris

The San Diego Padres are looking like an active team at the trade deadline and have at least two key players on the block. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported that the Padres are trying to move catcher Derek Norris in addition to starting pitcher Andrew Cashner. In addition to Andrew Cashner, the Padres are pushing hard to move catcher Derek Norris, major league sources tell...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres trade rumors: Melvin on the move?

It has been perhaps the most fortunate resurrection since the days of the disciples. Coming off six strong seasons in Tampa Bay from 2007-2012, Melvin Upton Jr. was quickly establishing himself as one of the most promising up-and-coming offensive threats in the game.  He combined a quick, powerful stroke with breakneck base running to regularly challenge the 30 homer-30 steal mark...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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