Report: Marlins agree to deal to acquire Andrew Cashner

The Marlins and Padres have agreed to a trade that will send right-handed starting pitcher Andrew Cashner to Miami. The news was first reported by ESPN’s Buster Olney. San Diego already traded starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz to the Boston Red Sox earlier this month, and the team is clearly committed to being sellers heading into the Aug. 1 trade deadline. The Padres also traded...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Inbox: What's next for Padres before Deadline?

There are still moveable pieces on the Padres' roster -- which means a chance to further bolster that system. With that in mind, here are answers to a few of your most pressing Trade Deadline questions.
14 hours ago

Padres look to continue home run spree vs Reds

SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Padres look to continue their home run spree when opening a nine-game homestand against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday at Petco Park.Or should the Padres' downtown digs be christened "Muscle Beach?"While little has gone right for rebuilding San Diego (44-58) this season, it has blasted home runs in 25 straight games. Slugging San Diego joins the 1998 Atlanta...
Via FOX Sports
15 hours ago

Padres Continuing Prospect Rebuild Process

When A.J. Preller inherited the Padres General Manager position, he had some quality minor league talent to work with. He quickly went to work trading away said talent and rebuilding the Major League club to win it all in 2015. We all know how that ended, and now Preller is building again. Seven of the […] Padres Continuing Prospect Rebuild Process - Friars on Base - Friars on...
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15 hours ago

Padres Prospects:'s Top Prospects Midseason Update

Let's take a look at where our farm system stands. Around 12:00 AM EST released their midseason update for the league's top prospects including the overall Top 100 and every team's Top 30. The update is important because it now includes the players from the 2016 MLB Draft and the July 2nd International Signing Period. Which is particularly exciting for Padres fans considering...
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21 hours ago

Padres Tie NL Home Run Record

The Padres tied the National League consecutive game with a home run record Wednesday thanks to three home runs in a game they won 8-4 over the Blue Jays. Alex Dickerson hit his fourth in fourth games and this time Adam Rosales and Brett Wallace also chipped in. At this point it seems like anyone […] Padres Tie NL Home Run Record - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego...
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1 day ago

Alex Dickerson sets Padres rookie record with home run in fourth consecutive game

In addition to the team record and National League record-tying home run streak of 25 games that the team as a whole is on, one specific Padres player has a notable home run streak of his own going on currently. Rookie outfielder Alex Dickerson has homered in four consecutive games, setting a new club record for rookies. Prior to his eighth-inning blast off of Toronto reliever Franklin...
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1 day ago

Padres place Solarte on family leave list

TORONTO (AP) The San Diego Padres made a few roster moves before Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays, recalling utilityman Alexi Amarista and left-hander Buddy Baumann from Triple-A El Paso. The newcomers replace outfielder Melvin Upton Jr., who was traded to Toronto on Tuesday, and third baseman Yangervis Solarte, who was placed on the family leave list and will miss from...
Via Associated Press
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Padres place Yangervis Solarte on Family Leave list; recall Amarista

The San Diego Padres placed infielder Yangervis Solarte on the Family Leave list and recalled utility man Alexi Amarista from Triple-A El Paso on Wednesday. Solarte is expected to miss 3-7 days to attend to a family emergency. He is hitting .290 with 10 home runs, 40 RBI, 30 runs and a career-high .856 OPS […] The post Padres place Yangervis Solarte on Family Leave list; recall...
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1 day ago

Padres Closing in on Consecutive Home Run Record

The Padres Alex Dickerson hit a home run in his third straight game and the Padres 24th consecutive game Tuesday in a losing effort against the Blue Jays. The all time record is 27 set in 2002 by the Texas Rangers. Baseball is a funny game, as the Padres are probably one of the last […] Padres Closing in on Consecutive Home Run Record - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego...
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1 day ago

Alexei Ramirez tricks broadcast booth with sneaky play on fly ball

Alexei Ramirez and the butler from Mr. Deeds have quite a bit in common, apparently.The very, very sneaky shortstop managed to dupe the Padres' broadcast booth on Tuesday night when he pretended that he had caught a fly ball in foul territory. Seeing Ramirez raise his glove with the ball inside, play-by-play guy Don Orsillo began to praise the Padres' infielder for making the...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Padres reportedly making progress on Cashner trade

The Padres are making progress on a trade involving Andrew Cashner, reports’s Jon Morosi (via Twitter). Cashner, widely expected to be on the move prior to the Aug. 1 non-waiver deadline, could even be moved before tonight’s scheduled start against the Blue Jays, Morosi adds. Bleacher Report’s Scott Miller, however, heard otherwise earlier today, tweeting that the...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

Padres keep home run streak going but lose 4-2 in Toronto

TORONTO (AP) -- In their first visit to Toronto, the San Diego Padres hit yet another home run but didn't manage much else against the Blue Jays.Aaron Sanchez pitched seven shutout innings to win his 10th straight decision, Kevin Pillar had three hits and Toronto beat the Padres 4-2 on Monday night.Playing their first interleague road game against Toronto, the Padres were held scoreless...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays agree to acquire Melvin Upton

The Blue Jays have agreed to a deal to acquire outfielder Melvin Upton from the Padres, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (via Twitter). An A-ball prospect is headed back in the deal, per the report, with financial considerations remaining unknown. The swap is likely to be finalized today, says Rosenthal, who had reported last night that Toronto was in the lead to add Upton...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Padres trying to move Andrew Cashner, Derek Norris

The San Diego Padres are looking like an active team at the trade deadline and have at least two key players on the block. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported that the Padres are trying to move catcher Derek Norris in addition to starting pitcher Andrew Cashner. In addition to Andrew Cashner, the Padres are pushing hard to move catcher Derek Norris, major league sources tell...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matt Holliday gets hit in face by a 95-mph fastball

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday left Thursday night’s game against the San Diego Padres after getting drilled right on the nose by an Andrew Cashner 95-mph fastball. Holliday stayed on his feet and walked to first base, before the Cardinals wisely chose to remove him from the game. Fortunately, Holliday suffered no fractures, and the Cardinals are referring to his...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres GM says teams asking about Melvin Upton Jr.

Melvin Upton Jr. has surprisingly resuscitated his career in 2016 to the point where he’s attracting trade interest from other teams. According to Padres general manager A.J. Preller, teams view Upton as a potential 30-homer, 30-steal player. Melvin Upton is "opening eyes'' with his play, #Padres GM AJ Preller says, and is attracting trade interest as a potential 30-30 player...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres 3B dives into the stands for a great catch -- and a side of nachos

We've heard of pitchers who throw cheese, but this might be a first.In the top of the ninth inning on Friday, San Diego Padres third baseman Yangervis Solarte dove into the stands in an attempt to snag a foul bat off the bat of the San Francisco Giants' Angel Pagan.Solarte made an amazing grab for the first out of the inning -- and he got a little something extra for his trouble...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Game: Pick Your Padres Core

Congratulations on your brand-new time machine! Don’t press any buttons just yet. There’s a reason you’ve been given this time machine. See, A.J. Preller’s done some things, and they’ve been fascinating. Fascinating because, since he took over as general manager of the San Diego Padres nearly two years ago to the day, he’s been like the Two-Face of GMs, just the handsome...
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

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