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2015 Padres spring training broadcast schedule announced

SAN DIEGO -- FOX Sports San Diego (FSSD) today announced their 2015 San Diego Padres preseason television schedule. The network will produce and televise nine live games from Peoria Sports Complex in Peoria, Arizona and one from Petco Park. FSSD's 2015 preseason coverage will begin Sunday, March 8 as the Padres take on the Rockies at 1:00 PM PST. Hall of Fame broadcaster and 2015...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
2 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
3 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
3 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

AJ Preller’s Forgotten Strengths

One of the interesting things about AJ Preller’s early reign as San Diego Padres general manager is just how quickly our perception of him has changed. Make no mistake, way back in August, there was plenty of optimism surrounding his hiring. Preller was known for his tireless work ethic, his expertise in the amateur international market, and his overall scouting/player development...
Via Padres Public
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres agree to deals with ace Ross and 6 other players

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Padres agreed to contracts with all seven of their players in arbitration, including All-Star Tyson Ross and newcomer Sean Kelley. Ross and Kelley agreed to one-year deals, as did infielder Yonder Alonso and pitchers Ian Kennedy, Andrew Cashner ($4.05 million) and Dale Thayer. Infielder/outfielder Alexi Amarista agreed to a two-year contract. Ross, a 27-year...
Via AP on Fox
9 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

ZiP It Up And ZiP It Out – Padres 2015 ZiPS Projections

Fangraphs is releasing Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections one team at a time, and recently it was the new look Padres’ turn on the mic. I’ve developed quite an affinity for projections lately. I like projections because they take the emotion that naturally occurs in things that are awesome like baseball and removes it. Normally emotion is a good thing. It’s what makes baseball...
Via Padres Public
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Top 5 Things In Padres News That I Wrote About Just Now To Get You To Read This Piece

It’s been an exciting offseason, hasn’t it? That being said, there are a few things that we here at Padres Public haven’t necessarily been on top of. Okay, the fact is that Dustin and Nate do a great job of recapping & analyzing trades and roster moves. I, on the other hand, do not. Other than complaining about Alexi Amarista playing center field, I tend to focus on the...
Via Padres Public
10 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
10 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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels Trade to Padres Getting Legs

Cole Hamels It’s no secret the Philadelphia Phillies want to shop any and all of their expensive toys, as the team goes down a long painful rebuild that has no end in sight. If the Phils don’t rid themselves of the few decent players they have, the team could be permanent cellar dwellers for the foreseeable future. The biggest chip the Phillies have on the roster, which literally...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
11 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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres are still hungry for Cole Hamels

It’s been a few days since the San Diego Padres have done anything crazy this winter, so let’s fire up the rumor machine, shall we? The Padres are still in the hunt to acquire Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels, and according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Padres could end up as the most likely landing spot for Hamels. But while nothing appears imminent, or even necessarily...
Via The Outside Corner
12 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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Right-hander Johnson agrees to $1M deal to stay with Padres

  Former All-Star pitcher Josh Johnson is staying with the San Diego Padres after missing the 2014 season, finalizing a $1 million, one-year contract that allows him to earn an additional $6.25 million in bonuses based on starts. The 30-year-old right-hander agreed to an $8 million, one-year contract with the Padres in November 2013 but got hurt during spring training and had elbow...
Via AP on Fox
18 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
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres trade Seth Smith to Mariners for Brandon Maurer

AJ Preller continues to strengthen the bullpen, while providing some relief in a crowded outfield.  The Padres picked up hard throwing RHP Brandon Maurer, in exchange for OF Seth Smith, or “The Final Piece” as he is referred to in these parts.  Jeff Sanders of the UT states via twitter “In case you’re wondering, hearing #Mariners are taking all of Seth Smith’s contract...
Via Friarhood
26 days ago  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: The Padres’ Other Defensive Sacrifice

Let’s bring you up to speed, in case this has somehow eluded you: the Padres recently acquired Justin Upton, Matt Kemp, and Wil Myers. They also did more than that, too, but, as things stand, those guys project to be the Padres’ three starting outfielders, Kemp’s hip arthritis and all. (Matt Kemp reportedly has hip […]
Via Fangraphs
December 26, 2014  |  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

Report: Padres Have Interest In Cole Hamels; Could They Flip Wil Myers?

The San Diego Padres’ wild offseason might not be done. The Padres have loaded up on bats this hot stove season, and now they could be looking to add an ace pitcher. The Padres have spoken with the Philadelphia Phillies about a possible trade for Cole Hamels, according to multiple reports. Philly.com cited a baseball source saying the Padres have had...
Via NESN.com
December 22, 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

Atlanta Braves deal Justin Upton to San Diego

The Atlanta Braves finally pulled the trigger on a deal that appeared to be in the makings for the better part of the offseason, sending outfielder Justin Upton as well as a player to be named later to the San Diego Padres for pitcher Max Fried, shortstop Jace Peterson, third baseman Dustin Peterson, and outfielder Mallex Smith. While the Padres are preparing to fight in the tough...
Via isportsweb.com
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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