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Another Monday is upon us, and with it a fresh week of Padres related news and stories. Right now I don’t expect a whole lot of breaking news, but we could see a minor league signing or two as we get closer to spring training. Speaking of spring training, we are almost there! Pitchers and catchers report in about two weeks and then baseball can officially being to pick up. It is also that time of the year for top prospect lists to be coming out as I am sure you have noticed. I have been trying to keep up on which sites are releasing lists, and today we have another one to go. This one is one of the biggest as it is brought to us by Baseball America. And with that let’s get to those articles:
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Baseball America has the top 10 Padres prospects
“But Josh Byrnes, in his first year as the team’s general manager, had every reason to expect in-season improvement as a young roster gained experience and San Diego’s abundance of upper-level pitching prospects made their way to Petco Park.”
Could the Padres make a surprise push in 2013? – Sporting News
“But the Padres are a team demanding attention, and if the offense can continue to develop and the pitching does what the front office believes it can, the team is going to make noise in the division.”
Melbourne pitcher John Hussey signs with the Padres - The Telegraph
“Hussey, 26, has re-signed with the San Diego Padres after walking out on the club in pursuit of a tertiary education in 2010.”
Where will Andrew Cashner fit in the 2013 pitching staff? - Rant Sports
“A potential scenario would see the team slot him in the bullpen upon return, and transition Cashner to starting midway through the season, just as they did in 2012. It’s not ideal, but it could give the Padres the best look at what they really have in him, and what his future with the club holds.”
Win a Chase Headley bobblehead – The Friarhood
“We are kicking off 2013 with a great contest. You can win a Chase Headley bobblehead if you are able to guess the amount he will make in 2013.”
Phillies bring back Chad Durbin – MLB.com
“Sources told MLB.com on Monday that the Phils and right-hander Chad Durbin have agreed to terms on a one-year deal, pending a physical. The deal includes a club option for 2014.”
Rays to sign Kelly Johnson – MLBTR
“The Rays have agreed to sign second baseman Kelly Johnson to a one-year deal, sources tell Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. Johnson is represented by SFX.”
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Chase Headley Bobblehead
We are kicking off 2013 with a great contest. You can win a Chase Headley bobblehead if you are able to guess the amount he will make in 2013.
Headley is currently going through the arbitration process with the Padres and the two will either agree on an amount, or a judge will. Until then, let’s have a little fun.
Chase Headley is asking for $10.3M...
Luke Gregerson's agent says the pitcher has agreed to a $3.2 million, one-year contract with the San Diego Padres.
Tom O'Connell announced the deal Monday on his Twitter account.
Gregerson was 2-0 with a 2.39 ERA in 77 relief appearances last season, striking out 72 in 71 1-3 innings. He made $1.55 million.
The 28-year-old right-hander had asked for $3.75 million in arbitration...
Luke Gregerson and the Padres have come to terms on a one-year deal for the 2013 season. O’Connell Sports is reporting via twitter:
Luke Gregerson agreed to terms on a one year $3,2M contract with the SD Padres. #padres#mlb
Gregerson filed for $3.75M, the Padres countered with $2.875M before settling at $3.2M (the amount projected on MLBTR).
The Padres set...
The San Diego Padres are bringing in reinforcements. After the 2012 season saw the team lose virtually their entire starting rotation and much of their bullpen to injuries, the Padres have signed a veteran work horse. San Diego and Freddy Garcia have a agreed to a minor league contract with an invite to Major League camp.
According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, the deal allows...
This is the third in a ten-part series (feeling more like Ken Burns now) where I will identify the top three players at each position in the Padres’ minor league system. Up next: Second Base.
Ahhhh. Finally some intrigue! San Diego has some interesting prospects at the second base position. Let’s start with the obvious: Jedd Gyorko.
Gyorko has a legitimate shot at...
The Padres have announced they agreed to minor league contracts with Tim Stauffer, Freddy Garcia, and LHP Arturo Lopez.
Tim Stauffer is working his way back from elbow surgery and is reportedly only two weeks behind schedule. Stauffer was selected by the Padres, fourth overall in the 2003 draft. Following his breakout 2010 campaign, Stauffer set career highs in...
Pitcher Freddy Garcia signed a minor-league deal with the San Diego Padres, according to multiple reports. The agreement includes a $1.3 million base salary with another $1.25 million in incentives. Garcia, 36, posted a 5.20 ERA in 107 1/3 innings for the New York Yankees last season. With the Padres, he'll compete for a rotation spot with Anthony Bass, Eric Stults, Andrew...
The Padres have signed right-hander Freddy Garcia to a minor league contract according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN (via twitter).
The 36 year old pitched to a 5.20 ERA in 107 1/3 innings for the Yankees last year. His extended stats show a 7.5 K/9 and 2.9 BB/9 for 2012. He was hampered by an uncharacteristically high homerun rate at 15.8% HR/FB.
Garcia owns a career line of 4.15 ERA...
It would be really nice if top tier celebrities and in this case baseball players could own up to what they have done and get on with their lives. Today an article has come out from Miami about Dr. Anthony Bosch, who has been supplying players with PEDs. Pretty much anyone who has been busted for PED use in the past couple years has been a client of this guy. This includes Melky...