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Is Yoan Moncada Really “Unblocked” To Sign?

Photo Credit: Getty Images. Yoan Moncada and other Cuban players like Hector Olivera are not yet free and clear to sign with the Major League Baseball team of their choice, but they have gotten one significant step closer to being able to do so. Four days ago, Baseball America wrote that it was Major League Baseball, not the United States that was holding these players back from...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Padres Points: Olivera, Non Roster Invites, Shields

In what was one of the more quieter weeks of the offseason for the Padres, there was a bit of news that came out that involved the club. It was reported last week that the Padres have interest in Cuban infielder Hector Olivera. The Padres are strongly pursuing Olivera and San Diego could be the most likely landing spot, Ben Badler of BaseballAmerica.com reports. General Manager A...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres welcome new core five

It’s every baseball fans favorite and also most hated time of year. It’s the time of year where everyone gets to sit in anticipation to find out which players are staying for another season, which players have been traded, and which new additions will be added to their team. This is the time where fans decide if they’re dreading the season or if they’re excited for it, and...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Unveil 2015 Promos; “Retro” Wednesdays

Earlier this week the Padres unveiled their 2015 Promotional schedule – you know promos. The cool stuff you get in addition to going to watch a great game downtown? As if the new and improved Power Packed Padres wasn’t enough to draw you down to beautiful Petco Park, you now have a bunch of cool swag in store for you when you walk through the gates this season. And on top of...
Via Friarhood
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres’ Bryce Morrow Working Hard To Achieve His Dream

Scouts do an excellent job at pinpointing talent every year, and while they help major league organizations understand what players are worth an opportunity in professional baseball, some players are still overlooked. One of the main reasons for this occurrence is underestimating a player’s work ethic, as playing professional baseball takes more than just great ability, it takes...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: The Cameron Maybin dilemma

Cameron Maaybin The San Diego Padres went a little nuts this offseason. Ok, they completely lost it. In a good way, of course. Rookie General Manager A.J. Preller was hired in early August after an extensive search saw several highly regarded executives turn down the chance to interview for the job. Thankfully, all it takes is one Ivy League baseball genius to yes to you, and...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

SABR San Diego-Ted Williams Chapter 2015 Winter Meeting

This past Saturday, the San Diego Central Library once again hosted the San Diego-Ted Williams SABR Chapter‘s Winter Meeting on the 8th floor amongst the Baseball Research Center collection. The Society for American Baseball Research meets twice a year to discuss baseball and baseball history. While I’m not a SABR member (yet), all of their meetings are open to the public, so...
Via Padres Public
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #91: Tyson Ross | SP | SD

Two things have kept Tyson Ross from reaching top 20 SP status and overnight notoriety: walks and wins. With a rash of aggressive offseason transactions, Padres GM A.J. Preller may have eliminated one of those, and it could help his ace reach the upper echelon of fantasy starters. Since joining San Diego’s rotation in mid-2013, Ross has been one of the best pitchers in baseball...
Via Baseball Professor
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres are bringing back the brown pinstripes

It’s not the complete uniform overhaul that we championed for earlier this month, but the San Diego Padres *will* be bringing back their brown pinstriped uniforms in 2015 for five Wednesday day games. New in 2015: Way Back Wednesdays! For 5 Wednesday day games, team will wear home brown pinstripe uniforms ('85-'90) pic.twitter.com/w2QrZr0a0H — San Diego Padres (@Padres...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The International Beat: Uncertainty Clouds Hector Olivera (and More)

Not surprisingly, when 29-year-old Cuban second basemen Hector Olivera held a showcase last week in the Dominican Republic, only one general manager joined the hundreds of scouts and other front office personnel in attendance. That GM — naturally — just so happened to be the Padres AJ Preller. Preller is like the cop who gets the promotion to the cushy office job after 20 years...
Via Padres Public
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Extend 18 Spring Training Invitations

The San Diego Padres have extended invitations to 18 players to join the club for Spring Training in Arizona next month. Among those 18 players invited outside of the immediate 25-man roster include the Padres top three prospects in Catcher Austin Hedges, Pitcher Matt Wisler, and Outfielder Hunter Renfroe. While Hedges and Wisler took part in their first Major League Spring Training...
Via Friarhood
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres extend 18 non-roster invitations to Major League Spring Training

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres today announced that they have extended Major League Spring Training invitations to 18 players. Among those 18 players are eight minor league free agents whom the Padres have signed to 2015 contracts, including right-handed pitchers Marcos Mateo, Jay Jackson and Jose Valverde, left-handed pitchers Scott Elbert and Jason Lane, catcher Griff Erickson...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the San Diego Padres Have the Best Outfield in the MLB?

Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates hitting a solo homerun to lead off in the eighth inning of Game Two of the National League Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Dodger Stadium. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Last year, it was an easy argument to make that the Padres had the worst outfield in all of baseball. Heading into 2015, the Padres have...
Via The Sports Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bud Selig portrait commissioned by Padres is creepily macabre (photo)

A portrait of outgoing MLB commissioner Bud Selig now hangs in the lobby of the San Diego Padres’ offices at Petco Park. And to be kind, the portrait of Selig is, well, kinda creepy. The Padres last year renamed a plaza outside Petco Park “Selig Hall of Fame Plaza.” The suspicion then was that it...Read More The post Bud Selig portrait commissioned by Padres is creepily macabre...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres single game tickets will go on sale Friday, February 6

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres today announced 2015 single-game tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 6 at 9:00 a.m. PT at www.padres.com. Padres Season Ticket Members and padres.com registered users will have pre-sale opportunities during the week leading up to the general public on-sale. They will be notified about specifics of their pre-sale opportunity...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres agree to terms with seven players

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres today announced that they have agreed to terms with seven players to avoid arbitration, including right-handed pitchers Andrew Cashner, Shawn Kelley, Ian Kennedy, Tyson Ross and Dale Thayer and infielder Yonder Alonso on one-year contracts through the 2015 season and infielder/outfielder Alexi Amarista on a two-year contract through the 2016 season...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres to Host MLB Mid-Summer Classic in 2016

It’s been almost 23 years since the phrase “All-Star Game” was said with any legitimate purpose in San Diego, but you can never be too late when it comes to that sort of thing. The San Diego Padres and Major League Baseball officially announced this morning that the All-Star Game would be hosted at Petco Park in 2016. Now that’s a refreshing change of pace. The Padres haven’t...
Via Friarhood
17 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 MLB All-Star Game heading to San Diego

Apparently, the best way to earn an All-Star Game for your city and stadium is to…name a plaza after the outgoing commissioner. I’m not sure whether the crowning of the Bud Selig Hall of Fame Plaza is the reason for this or not, but the 2016 All-Star Game will be held at Petco Park in San Diego. San Diego #padres awarded 2016 MLB All-Star Game. — Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick...
Via The Outside Corner
17 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 ZiPS Projections – San Diego Padres

After having typically appeared in the very hallowed pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past couple years. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the San Diego Padres. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Other Projections: Atlanta / […]
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: What can Jose Valverde bring?

The San Diego Padres retooled some more over the weekend, signing Jose Valverde to a Minor League deal. Jose Valverde has a mountain to climb, but he makes for a sentimental story in 2015. Cue the shrieks of horror. Valverde has epitomized how much the mighty have fallen. The former three time All Star and three time saves champion has seen his ERA get as big as a hot air balloon...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Top-Five Padres Prospects by Projected WAR

On Wednesday, Kiley McDaniel published his consummately researched and demonstrably authoritative prospect list for the San Diego Padres. What follows is a different exercise than that, one much smaller in scope and designed to identify not San Diego’s top overall prospects but rather the rookie-eligible players in the Padres system who are most ready to […]
Via Fangraphs
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the Padres a serious contender or merely watchable?

The San Diego Padres have taken Major League Baseball by storm in the past couple of weeks, with a flurry of moves that have them as the talk of the baseball world for the first time in quite a while. If their hope was to remove the label as the Cleveland Browns of baseball, due to their overwhelming irrelevance in recent years, then it would appear that they have definitely...
Via The Outside Corner
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

A.J. Preller has completely remade the San Diego Padres in two weeks

Wow. That was a crazy last two days. The San Diego Padres have gone from offensively-challenged perennial doormat to what looks like a dark horse World Series contender. And it’s all thanks to the tireless effort and dogged determination of new general manager A.J. Preller. Preller took over the team in August and bided his time getting to know the organization inside and out...
Via Rumors and Rants
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers not happy with Padres GM over Matt Kemp trade

The Dodgers are not happy with San Diego Padres GM A.J. Preller over the way the Matt Kemp trade unfolded. The Dodgers and Padres agreed to a trade with Kemp as the centerpiece exactly one week ago. Despite the agreement, the trade was not officially completed until late Thursday because of supposed concerns regarding Kemp’s...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

In Matt Kemp, did the Dodgers find a pigeon in Padres?

The Dodgers/Padres deal for Matt Kemp made big headlines, but is the fact it is quickly falling apart after the fact a blessing for San Diego? The post In Matt Kemp, Did The Dodgers Find A Pigeon In Padres? appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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