Found January 18, 2013 on
Where did all the news go? Yesterday was chock full of stories from the Padres and around the league. Today I have three articles, yup, only three. Today is the deadline for teams to trade numbers with their players before leading to arbitration hearings. In fact the deadline was 10AM PST and if you are on twitter following the right people the numbers have been rolling in all morning. So much so in fact that I really can’t post any articles about the bigger signings because there are just too many. Tomorrow I am sure we will have a clearer picture of what is going around the league, and who we will see going to a hearing. As of this writing, four of the eight Padres who were up for arbitration had settled on a contract. We reported Will Venable yesterday, and today we have three more to report. John Baker settled this morning, so there is no official story yet, but it was reported on twitter. Chase Headley has not been reported yet as to what he will be making. Three things could h...
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The 2013 Padres payroll is still a work in progress. This is an updated chart with 2013 amounts and estimations provided by mlbtraderumors.com for the 2013 Padres Roster.
Padres avoid arbitration with a four players, while still working on three more.
Will Venable $2.675M (Projection $2.5M)
Everth Cabrera $1.275M ($1.2M) via Corey Brock
Joe Thatcher $1.375M ($1.1M) via Corey Brock
John Baker $930K (900K) via CAA
Edinson Volquez $5.275M ($4.6M) via Bill Center
Three players remain unsigned:
Chase Headley – Asking $10.3M, Offered ...
The San Diego Padres have agreed to one-year contracts with right-handed pitcher Edinson Volquez and left-handed pitcher Joe Thatcher and two others, avoiding arbitration with each.
Volquez went 11-11 with a 4.14 ERA in his first season with the Padres. He will make $5,725,000 next season. He made $2,237,500 in 2012.
Thatcher went 1-4 with a 3.41 ERA and 39 strikeouts over 55 relief...
Freddy Garcia and the San Diego Padres have agreed to a minor league contract that includes an invitation to spring training.
The Padres also signed right-hander Tim Stauffer and lefty Arturo Lopez to minor league deals, inviting both pitchers to spring training. The team announced the moves Tuesday.
Garcia was 7-6 with a 5.20 ERA in 30 games, 17 starts, for the New York Yankees...
Busy day around MLB today as the World Baseball Classic rosters are being announced. Also there were a lot of moves made yesterday that need to be reported. It’s arbitration time, so news will be coming in probably every hour of someone getting a pay raise somewhere. Last night Will Venable got his, which leaves the Padres with seven more players to get done before the deadline...
According to The Union Tribune (via twitter), the Padres have avoided arbitration with Will Venable agreeing to $2.675 million for 2013.
Venable is coming off a 2012 where in 417 at bats he posted a .264/.335/.429 slash line while hitting 9 home runs and driving in 45 RBIs. These numbers have been on par with what he has been capable of for most of his career so far.
Will split time...