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Signing as a minor league free agent isn't usually a milestone worth celebrating for a player. However, right-handed pitcher Sean O'Sullivan was happier than most minor league free agents after accepting a contract from the San Diego Padres that included an invitation to spring training. O'Sullivan is a native of San Diego. He was a fan of the Padres long before he was an all-section player at Valhalla High and a third-round draft pick of the Los Angeles Angels out of Grossmont College in 2005. "I've wanted to be a Padre since I was 4 or 5," said O'Sullivan, who is now 25. "But this was the first time I hadn't been controlled by a team, and (it) gave me a chance to sign with the Padres. When I became a free agent after the end of last season, I told my agent the Padres were my first choice. It didn't take long for a deal to be worked out. "I told the Padres I'm not looking for a handout. I wanted the Padres to sign me so I ...
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On November 30th, the Padres non-tendered Juan Pablo Oramas (Ranked as the #20 prospect on Friarhood.com, Ranked as the #12 prospect heading into 2012 by Baseball America). Ten days later (12/10/12) the Padres were able to sign the 22-year old southpaw that is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery.
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According to Corey Brock via twitter, the Padres have acquired LHP Chris Rearick for utility INF Vince Belnome. Belnome a former teammate of Jedd Gyorko at West Virginia was known for his plate discipline, but with the logjam of infielders right now in the Padres system, he was unlikely to get a shot anytime soon.
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The San Diego Padres announced the signing of seven players to minor league contracts. These players have also received invitations to major league spring training. Players signed:
OF Travis Buck
RHP Sean O’Sullivan,
RHP Jason Ray
RHP Daniel Stange
INF Gregorio Petit
C Rene Rivera
C Eddy Rodriguez
Rick Porcello – Photo by Keith Allison
The Tigers decided to lock down Anibal Sanchez for five-years, $80M. Which once again opens the door to trading Rick Porcello. According to Jim Bowden via Twitter, the Padres are one of the teams interested.
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Pirates and Padres are amongst the teams interested in Rick Porcello who becomes available after...
The Padres recently just added Willie Blair to the coaching staff. Now, I really don't have a "flair", but it is good to see the Padres keep ex-players in the coaching ranks. I also love the band Fountains of Wayne, so the announcemet, for some reason, made me think of their song "I've Got A Flair". Anyway, it also brings back fond memories of...
While other teams are out there getting the man or men that they want to come to their team, the Padres are sitting back and watching things unfold. There wasn’t even so much as a whimper from the team minus the fact that they are looking for a couple of pieces. Now we are starting to hear some rumblings come from San Diego, and no I am not talking about the earthquake yesterday...
Yesterday was a fairly quiet day all around baseball compared to the days before with trades and whatnot. Yeah there were some signings, but most were minor, or pretty obvious that they were going to happen. For instance, Ichiro resigned with the Yankees and the Giants resigned Andres Torres. Torres was with the Giants for two years before being traded for Angel Pagan, but now he...