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2016 Fantasy Baseball: San Diego Padres Team Preview

This is definitely a new-look team compared to last year’s Padres. No Craig Kimbrel, Ian Kennedy or Justin Upton, and welcome to Jon Jay, Alexei Ramirez and Fernando Rodney. Don’t be fooled by some names that are bigger than their production. LINEUP Corey Spangenberg, 2B Wil Myers, 1B Yangervis Solarte, 3B Matt Kemp, RF Derek Norris, C Alexei Ramirez, SS Jon Jay, LF Melvin...
Via The Fantasy Fix
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Taking a Look Inside the Padres Left Field Situation

Source: Denis Poroy/Getty Images North America The San Diego Padres filled their biggest hole  by inking former White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez to a 1 year deal earlier in the offseason. Their biggest hole now? Figuring out who to play in left field come April 4th now that Justin Upton left for the Detroit Tigers. They have quite a few options, with outfield being their deepest position...
Via Baseball Essential
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres acquire Seidenberger from Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Minor league outfielder Rymer Liriano, a former top prospect in the San Diego organization, is headed to the rebuilding Milwaukee Brewers.The Padres acquired left-handed reliever Trevor Seidenberger, a minor leaguer, from Milwaukee in the deal announced Thursday.The 24-year-old Liriano played 38 games for the Padres in 2014, hitting .220 with one homer, six RBIs...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the DFA’d Rymer Liriano

The Padres last week designated outfield prospect Rymer Liriano for assignment to clear a roster spot for the newly signed Alexei Ramirez. The move became yet another curious move in a string of questionable decisions by A.J. Preller and his front-office staff. Not only does Liriano have a prospect pedigree, but San Diego had multiple outfielders on its 40-man roster who could...
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexei Ramirez, Padres finalize $4 million, 1-year contract

SAN DIEGO (AP) Shortstop Alexei Ramirez and the San Diego Padres have finalized a $4 million, one-year contract, The 34-year-old gets a $3 million salary this season under the deal announced Friday, which includes a $4 million mutual option for 2017 with a $1 million buyout. If he has 550 plate appearances, it would become a $4.5 million option and the buyout would rise to $1.25...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Fernando Rodney Signs with the Padres

Following the signing of Alexei Ramirez last Thursday, the Padres have officially signed yet another veteran to fill another hole. Fernando Rodney has agreed to a deal with the Padres that will likely see him be the favorite to close games in San Diego next season. The deal is a one year pact with a base […]
Via Baseball Essential
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox choose to let Alexei Ramirez walk

Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn has arguably had his best offseason yet at the helm of the organization. Many gaps around the diamond have been filled, picking up catchers Alex Avila and Dioner Navarro out of free agency and trading for infielders Brett Lawrie and Todd Frazier. Even better, Hahn was able to create all these moves while still holding on to his stars like...
Via isportsweb.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Take Less Sexei Option, Sign Alexei Ramirez

The Padres have been linked to two shortstops this offseason. One was four years younger than the other, and still in some command of the tools that made him an All-Star-level player. But Ian Desmond is risky, and more expensive than $4 million guaranteed over one year with a mutual option for 2017. According to multiple sources, that’s the deal the Padres have agreed to hand Alexei...
Via Fangraphs
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres agree to 1-year deal with SS Alexei Ramirez

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Free agent shortstop Alexei Ramirez has agreed to a one-year contract with the San Diego Padres, pending a physical.Also on Thursday, the Padres signed free agent pitcher Carlos Villanueva to a $1.5 million, one-year deal. The team avoided salary arbitration with catcher Derek Norris and left-hander Drew Pomeranz.Norris, an All-Star in 2014 with Oakland, agreed...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Points: Ramirez, Villanueva, Maurer

After entering the new year without addressing the team’s biggest need, the San Diego Padres have finally found a solution at shortstop. The team has signed former Chicago White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez to a one year deal, according to a tweet by Jon Heyman of MLB Network. This ends the team’s long time search for a […]
Via Baseball Essential
28 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Fantasy Baseball: Padres Sign Alexei Ramirez

One of the more fun things about the offseason is watching the game of musical chairs evolve. There are 30 starting spots at each position and when one team improves at a spot, then that guy might end up landing somewhere else. The Padres were the latest recipient of the shuffling of chairs as they filled their longtime hole at short by signing Alexei Ramirez to a one-year deal...
Via The Fantasy Fix
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Free agent SS Alexei Ramirez and Padres agree to 1-year deal

SAN DIEGO (AP) Free agent shortstop Alexei Ramirez has agreed to a one-year contract with the San Diego Padres, pending a physical. Also on Thursday, the Padres signed free agent pitcher Carlos Villanueva to a $1.5 million, one-year contract, and avoided arbitration with catcher Derek Norris by agreeing to a $2,925,000 deal. The 34-year-old Ramirez had spent his entire eight...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Shortstop Alexei Ramirez agrees to 1-year deal with Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) Free agent shortstop Alexei Ramirez has agreed to terms of a one-year contract with the San Diego Padres, pending passing a physical. The 34-year-old Ramirez had spent his entire eight-year career with the Chicago White Sox. Upgrading at shortstop was one of San Diego's top offseason needs. Alexi Amarista made 78 starts there last season while Clint Barmes made...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres' shortstop search ends with 1-year deal for potential bargain

The San Diego Padres agreed to a one-year deal with free-agent shortstop Alexei Ramirez on Thursday, Jon Heyman first reported.Ramirez, 34, spent the first eight seasons of his major-league career with the Chicago White Sox, who signed him as an amateur free agent in 2008. In 154 games last season, he batted .249/.285/.357 with 10 homers, 62 RBI and 17 stolen bases. Ramirez is a...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Sign Alexei Ramirez To 1-Year Deal

The Padres and 2014 All-Star shortstop Alexei Ramirez have agreed to a one-year deal according to to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports (Twitter). Ramirez, 34, had a down year in 2015, hitting only .249 with 10 home runs. However, he did hit .277 after the All Star break which is more in line with his career numbers. In his career, he is a .273/.310/.399 hitter over eight seasons with the...
Via Mets Merized Online
28 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres Find Their Shortstop

The search is over. The Padres have found their shortstop of the future. Or at least their shortstop of the present. alexei ramirez, padres are in agreement on 1-year deal — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 14, 2016 According to Jon Heyman, the Padres and free-agent shortstop Alexei Ramirez are in agreement on a one-year contract […]
Via Baseball Essential
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Padres will likely acquire new shortstop by next week

The San Diego Padres' quest to find a new shortstop may soon come to an end.According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Padres "could reach a solution by next week" as they continue to weigh their options at shortstop, an unstable position for the club over the past few years."We've gotten to a spot where we've looked at a lot of options through trades and free agency," GM A.J...
Via Fox Sports
January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Padres whittling down options in search for new shortstop

The San Diego Padres are getting closer to putting an end to their carousel at shortstop.Padres general manager A.J. Preller tells MLB.com that he has narrowed down the list of candidates to take over the Padres' No. 6 position."I think we're still trying to make our way through our shorter list of guys we feel are good fits," Preller said. "Hopefully, we'll have a match."San Diego...
Via Fox Sports
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Ian Desmond or Alexei Ramirez: Who is a better fit for the Padres?

It’s no secret that the San Diego Padres are in desperate need of a shortstop, as their best option on the roster right now is Alexi Amarista. There is a report that the Padres are talking to both Ian Desmond and Alexei Ramirez and either one of those options is clearly an immediate upgrade. But […]
Via Baseball Essential
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: White Sox still interested in re-signing Alexei Ramirez

Despite adding Brett Lawrie and Todd Frazier, the Chicago White Sox could still look to add to their infield.According to a report from Bruce Levine of CBS Chicago, the White Sox could reunite with free agent shortstop Alexei Ramirez:"Former White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez is still a free agent in limbo at this juncture, and the team hasn’t completely closed the door on bringing...
Via Fox Sports
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Free agent profiles – Alexei Ramirez

Alexei Ramirez, did not think he would show up in the series did you? Well, he has, and there is a reason for that. Pete Kozma is off the 40-man roster and Greg Garcia is…not exactly a suitable backup infielder. Let me rephrase that, by “suitable backup infielder” I mean decent enough in case a starter goes down for a long period of time. With last season’s injury bug, a...
Via isportsweb.com
November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Tribe Free Agent Targets: Alexei Ramirez

The Indians are never heavy players in free agency and that shouldn’t change this year, but if they are active, there are two obvious places for offensive improvement. These are the outfield and third base. Giovanny Urshela played just as expected during his rookie season, providing excellent defense with some power, but overall a disappointing offensive output. It was the addition...
Via Burning River Baseball
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

The Tampa Bay Rays are a Potential Landing Spot for Alexei Ramirez

After a disappointing season, the Chicago White Sox have declined to exercise a $10M option on Alexei Ramirez. It is unclear how much money the former All-Star and Silver Slugger would command on the open market, but immediately the Tampa Bay Rays come to mind as a possible landing spot. Prior to the 2015 season, the […]
Via Baseball Essential
November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

White Sox decline contract option on SS Ramirez

CHICAGO -- The White Sox have declined a $10 million option on shortstop Alexei Ramirez and owe the former All-Star a $1 million buyout.The 34-year-old Ramirez has played his entire career with Chicago after leaving Cuba and is a .273 hitter with 109 homers and 542 RBI in eight seasons. He was an AL All-Star in 2014 but batted a career-low .249 this year with 10 homers and 62 RBI...
Via AP on Fox
November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

White Sox decline option on shortstop Alexei Ramirez

CHICAGO (AP) The White Sox have declined a $10 million option on shortstop Alexei Ramirez and owe the former All-Star a $1 million buyout. The 34-year-old Ramirez has played his entire career with Chicago after leaving Cuba and is a .273 hitter with 109 homers and 542 RBIs in eight seasons. He was an AL All-Star in 2014 but batted a career-low .249 this year with 10 homers and 62...
Via AP on Fox
November 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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