PADRES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Padres Acquire Rule 5 Picks Miguel Diaz, Luis Torrens

The Padres have acquired the top two Rule 5 Draft picks, righty Miguel Diaz (in a trade with the Twins) and catcher Luis Torrens (in a trade with the Reds), MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo tweets. (Baseball America’s J.J. Cooper tweeted that the Reds would trade Torrens to San Diego.) Diaz and Torrens were previously with the Brewers and Yankees, respectively. The Padres already had...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
23 minutes ago

San Diego Padres: Who Will be Selected in the Rule 5 Draft?

The San Diego Padres have a lot to take care of regarding their young roster. Is the Rule 5 draft a means by which to strengthen the team for 2017 and beyond? The Rule 5 draft is in just a few hours, as the winter meetings come to a close. The San Diego Padres will […] San Diego Padres: Who Will be Selected in the Rule 5 Draft? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres...
Via Friars on Base
4 hours ago

Guessing San Diego’s Rule 5 Selections

Rumor has it the Padres are expected to be busy in baseball’s Rule 5 draft, set to go down tomorrow morning at the Winter Meetings. Last year the Padres took four players in the Rule 5, and two of them ultimately stuck in outfielder Jabari Blash (later acquired via trade) and righty starter Luis Perdomo. So, in the spirit of wild-ass-guessing, who might the Padres grab this year...
Via Padres Public
12 hours ago

Green: Padres' rotation competition 'wide open'

As it stands, the Padres will enter the 2017 season with Luis Perdomo and Christian Friedrich as rotation probables. The other three spots? According to manager Andy Green, they're "wide open" -- and Perdomo and Friedrich aren't exactly stone-cold locks either.
Via Padres.com
15 hours ago

San Diego Padres Rumors: Team Pursuing Neftali Feliz?

The San Diego Padres are reportedly interested in reliever Neftali Feliz, along with several other teams. How true are these rumors? The San Diego Padres have a lot of pitching roles to fill for 2017. The Rotation is the main area of concern, with three of 2016’s starters becoming free agents. This doesn’t mean that […] San Diego Padres Rumors: Team Pursuing Neftali Feliz?...
Via Friars on Base
15 hours ago

Hedges emerges as Padres' catcher

The Padres' future at catching became much clearer last week. Austin Hedges is the man.
Via Padres.com
15 hours ago

Report: Tyson Ross’ asking price is in $9-11 million range

Former All-Star right-hander Tyson Ross is looking to cash in after being non-tendered by the San Diego Padres. According to a report by Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News on Wednesday, Ross, who may not be ready for the beginning of the 2017 season, has an asking price in the $9-11 million range. Hearing Tyson Ross' asking price is $9-11 mm range & may not include incentives...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres Rumors: Possible Destinations for Solarte

There has been a lot of discussion lately about Yangervis Solarte. Who are some possible trade partners for the San Diego Padres as the winter meetings get more interesting? The San Diego Padres have a lot of work to do this winter. With the winter meetings now underway, it is time to get busy. Pitching […] San Diego Padres Rumors: Possible Destinations for Solarte - Friars on...
Via Friars on Base
1 day ago

Rangers Ask Padres About Travis Jankowski

The Rangers continue looking for a center fielder following the potential departures of Ian Desmond and Carlos Gomez, and it appears one possible answer could be the Padres’ Travis Jankowski, according to T.R. Sullivan and AJ Cassavell, both of MLB.com. Jankowski, of course, is not a big, or even medium, name, as Desmond, Gomez and potential trade target Billy Hamilton are. Jankowski...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Angels, Padres Have Discussed Trade, Possibly Involving Second Baseman

The Angels and Padres have discussed a trade recently, potentially involving the Padres’ collection of second basemen, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register tweets. Fletcher points out that the Padres have four lefty-hitting infielders who could help the Angels fill their void at second base: Yangervis Solarte, Ryan Schimpf, Cory Spangenberg and Carlos Asuaje. Of those four...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Padres fielding calls, but like young outfield mix

Speaking at the Winter Meetings outside Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Padres general manager A.J. Preller said he's received multiple calls on his available outfielders. But as things currently stand, he feels there's plenty of playing time to go around for Travis Jankowski, Alex Dickerson, Manny Margot and Hunter Renfroe.
Via Padres.com
1 day ago

Hot Stove Season. Who’s Fired Up?

Hot Stove! Let’s get fired up because it’s wheelin’ and dealin’ time. We’ve got a roster to build and probably not a lot of money to spend. At least not yet. Let’s run through the positions, look at depth, and completely ignore the starting pitching staff. If AJ Preller can, I can too. Okay, around the horn: 1B – Starter is Wil Myers. Wil played well enough to garner...
Via Padres Public
3 days ago

Why your team should sign Tyson Ross

The ailing right-hander is a free agent after the Padres non-tendered him. Is he worth the risk? On Friday night, the San Diego Padres announced that they had non-tendered six players. Among those six was starter Tyson Ross. It was a move that shocked a lot of people around baseball, and many wondered what that meant for the right-hander who missed almost all of the 2016 season and...
Via Beyond The Box Score
3 days 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
5 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
8 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
28 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
November 06, 2016  |  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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