PADRES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Josh Johnson To Retire

Veteran righty Josh Johnson has decided to retire, according to ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick (via Twitter). The 32-year-old had agreed to a minor-league deal with the Giants for the 2017 season but will instead hang up his spikes. Johnson was working his way back from Tommy John surgery — his third such procedure — and would have faced an uphill battle to crack the San Francisco...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
3 hours ago

5 reasons Hoffman reaches Hall next year

The disappointment in Padres country was palpable following Wednesday's announcement that legendary closer Trevor Hoffman had missed out on the Hall of Fame by five measly votes.
Via Padres.com
8 hours ago

Report: Marlins acquire Dan Straily from the Reds

Talk about getting water from a rock. Less than a year after picking up Dan Straily off waivers from the San Diego Padres, the Cincinnati Reds have reportedly flipped the veteran starter to the Miami Marlins for three prospects. Straily, 28, is coming off a rebound performance this past season. He posted a 14-8 record with a 3.76 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 34 games (31 starts) for the...
Via Sportsnaut
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Spring Training Around the Corner

San Diego Padres spring training is less than a month from getting underway, meaning that competitions are about to heat up. For baseball fans, the next best words to “play ball” are “pitchers and catchers report”. No one said it better than A. Bartlett Giamatti, who was commissioner of baseball for a very short time […] San Diego Padres: Spring Training Around the Corner...
Via Friars on Base
1 day ago

San Diego Padres: BREAKING: Hoffman Cheated out of HOF Induction

The legendary San Diego Padres closer Trevor Hoffman fell five votes short of being inducted into baseball’s 2017 Hall of Fame class. The class of 2017 Major League Baseball Hall of Fame inductees were announced Wednesday night, live on MLB Network. San Diego Padres fans were especially intrigued by this annual event, as one of […] San Diego Padres: BREAKING: Hoffman Cheated...
Via Friars on Base
1 day ago

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
1 day 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
2 days 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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.
Via Padres.com
2 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
6 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 MLB.com 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
15 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...
Via Fangraphs
28 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
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Is Pitching for the Padres?

The Padres are going to be bad next year. There, I said it. I know, it’s a controversial stance, and I’ll likely be roasted on a spit in the comments for so boldly stating it at the top of the article like that. But I’m a man of principle, damn it. I stick to my guns. The Padres are going to be bad and I’m not afraid to say it. Of course, that’s not a controversial take...
Via Fangraphs
December 14, 2016  |  Discuss
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