PADRES RUMORS & GOSSIP

AP study: 113 percent average raise in baseball arbitration

NEW YORK (AP) An Associated Press study finds that San Diego Padres first baseman Wil Myers landed the biggest raise of all the hefty salary increases in salary arbitration. The 168 players eligible for arbitration as of mid-December averaged a 113 percent raise. Myers received a 26-fold increase from $523,900 to an average of $13.8 million as part of an $83 million, six-year...
Via Associated Press
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Padres' Richard, Sanchez miss workout

On Wednesday, southpaw Clayton Richard was struck by a pitch on his left hand while bunting. Meanwhile, catcher Hector Sanchez fouled a ball off his foot during batting practice.
Via Padres.com
3 hours ago

San Diego Padres: Bethancourt’s Versatility Gaining National Attention

The San Diego Padres have a gem in pitcher, catcher, and outfielder Christian Bethancourt, a player who is beginning to draw attention due to his versatility. It is a “little league mentality” according to manager Andy Green. Christian Bethancourt, a catcher, pitcher, and outfielder for the San Diego Padres, is getting noticed by many baseball […] San Diego Padres: Bethancourt’s...
Via Friars on Base
9 hours ago

San Diego Padres: Starting Rotation if Season Started Today

With an eye towards Opening Day, how does the starting rotation look for the San Diego Padres? We project the order of the five starters. As spring training games begin, competition for the starting rotation of the San Diego Padres is heating up. Besides the first two or three, spots are as wide open as […] San Diego Padres: Starting Rotation if Season Started Today - Friars on...
Via Friars on Base
21 hours ago

Fowler certain Padres are on the rise

Padres executive chairman Ron Fowler said the future looks bright for the organization. "We're going in the direction we planned to go, we just have to be patient.That's where we're focused and that's where we're going to stay," he said.
Via Padres.com
23 hours ago

San Diego Padres: Bringing up the Rear in Early Power Rankings

At the beginning of spring training, expectations are as low as ever for the San Diego Padres. As far as power rankings are concerned, there is nowhere to go but up. The San Diego Padres are apparently not impressing many analysts thus far. In several pre Cactus League power rankings, experts have the Padres in […] San Diego Padres: Bringing up the Rear in Early Power Rankings...
Via Friars on Base
1 day ago

Plenty of jobs to be won in Padres' camp

The Padres open Cactus League play Saturday against the Mariners. Manager Andy Green said on Wednesday that a little more than a month before the opening of the regular season in Los Angeles, only three players have secured spots in the lineup.
Via Padres.com
1 day ago

The Kept Faith Is Doomed To Repeat History

I was once again a guest on The Kept Faith podcast this week along with Chris Garcia. We discussed FS Investors vs SDSU, the signing of Jered Weaver, and finished off with some baseball movie talk. Last year they made me on to talk about The Fan, which is arguably one of the worst movies involving baseball ever made. This time, to make it up to me, we talked about Eight Men Out...
Via Padres Public
2 days ago

Diamondbacks' Shelby Miller expects strong results with refreshed attitude

SCOTTSDALE, Az. -- It’s too early for regret. Well, at least, for complete regret.Dave Stewart, the Diamondbacks’ former general manager, told MLB Network Radio last week, “I should have stuck to my gut  ... My gut the whole time said I shouldn’t move Dansby Swanson.”Virtually the entire industry agreed with Stew’s gut, but enough about the DBacks’ continuing indigestion...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Report: Padres sign former All-Star Jered Weaver

It was reported earlier this month that the San Diego Padres were interested in adding a veteran pitcher to their rotation. Jered Weaver was included in that report, as was fellow veteran Travis Wood.Once Wood agreed to sign with the Kansas City Royals, it became increasingly evident that Weaver — a Southern California guy — would sign with the San Diego Padres.That apparently...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Carter Capps’ Delivery Is New, Still Basically Against the Rules

Major League Baseball would never root for its own players to be injured, but sometimes the timing of certain injuries can be convenient. We spent a chunk of 2015 talking about whether Carter Capps‘ throwing motion should be allowed. Parallels were drawn to Jordan Walden, who has his own unorthodox delivery. Nothing was approaching the level of a crisis, but Capps was drawing a...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Green has new outlook entering second spring with Padres

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Despite all the young players in camp, San Diego Padres manager Andy Green asserts spring training is not a classroom and that players better be ready to execute at a high level. ''We're here to create a curve of expectation,'' Green said Tuesday, reporting day for pitchers and catchers. ''This is not a development level but an expectation level. Players need...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Padres considering signing Travis Wood or Jered Weaver

Looking to bolster their starting rotation, the San Diego Padres reportedly have turned their focus to veterans Jered Weaver and Travis Wood. The name mentioned last is interesting enough to mention. Jake Peavy has an unquestioned history with the Padres. He pitched in San Diego from 2002-09, was the ace of the NL West champions in 2005 and 2006 and won the National League Cy Young...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Austin Hedges Learned How to Hit

My sense is that people used to talk about Austin Hedges more. I don’t know if that’s actually true, but I can’t imagine I’m about to be fact-checked. Hedges has long been considered a quality catcher prospect, far more for his defense than for the potency of his swing. By receiving, by game-calling, by throwing, Hedges was among the prospect elite. At the plate, he drew...
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Remaining Free Agents vs. the Padres

Look, over the horizon. You can just barely make it out with the naked eye. Can you see? It’s baseball, just coming ’round the bend. Sunday marks the end of football, and then we’ll have pitchers and catchers reporting to Florida and Arizona. We even get a treat in the form of the World Baseball Classic this year. Real, competitive baseball, and then Opening Day. It’s so...
Via Fangraphs
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres offer $25 of team store credit for any item of Chargers gear traded in

Now that San Diego sadly has only one professional sports team, there’s certainly void in that city. But for those that remain there — soaking up the beautiful city instead of looking for further riches up north where no one wants you — there’s a rally to “Celebrate San Diego”. But the real story from that day-long celebration of San Diego includes the news that the...
Via The Comeback
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres offer $25 store credit for donated Chargers gear

The Padres are willing to take your unwanted Chargers gear. With the Chargers heading to Los Angeles, the Padres are now the main sports team in town. Fans in the area are understandably upset at the move of the franchise that spent 56 in San Diego. For those wanting to dissociate themselves from the team in the form of getting rid of apparel, the Padres are providing an option....
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays trade Logan Forsythe to the Dodgers for top prospect José De León

The Los Angeles Dodgers have made a trade with a team from president Andrew Friedman’s past — the Tampa Bay Rays. The Dodgers have sent star prospect José De León to the Rays for Logan Forsythe.Both the Los Angeles and Tampa confirmed the deal on their official Twitter pages. Forsythe is a right-handed bat, so he figures to help the Dodgers against left-handed pitching, which...
Via Sportsnaut
January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Padres signing Wil Myers to six-year contract extension

  The San Diego Padres are close to locking up Wil Myers for several seasons, according to a report. FOX’s Ken Rosenthal says the Padres and Myers are close on a six-year contract extension for more than $80 million. Sources: #Padres close to signing Wil Myers to six-year contract for more than $80M. Deal would cover three years of arb, three FA years. — Ken Rosenthal...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 13, 2017  |  Discuss
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