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The MLB players who didn't move at the deadline

The trade deadline is all about moving parts and blockbuster deals; pundits love to define which teams are buyers and which are sellers. Oftentimes, however, it’s the players that don't move clubs that can equally affect a pennant race -- just ask the glut of players that the San Diego Padres refused to move. Now, with the deadline having passed over a month ago, this would seem...
Via The Sports Quotient
1 day ago  |  Discuss

I Was Wrong About the San Diego Padres

Being able to admit you were wrong about something — especially in the sports world where your opinion can make or break you — is not the easiest thing to do. Back in December of 2014 I jumped on the San Diego Padres bandwagon. I was driving the bandwagon and trying to find room for people to jump and join me. I wrote an article claiming that the San Diego Padres not only were...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves minor-league coaches see talent spike in improved farm system

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Brian Snitker arrived at the Atlanta Braves' organizational meetings last fall largely unaware of the talent shortage plaguing the franchise's farm system. An organization that produced homegrown stars like Jason Heyward, Freddie Freeman and Craig Kimbrel at the turn of the decade had yielded just three consistent major-league players since the 2011 season...
Via Fox Sports South
11 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Buzz: Chargers end camp and the Padres own Way Back Wednesday

The San Diego Chargers ended training camp on Thursday, one day before they head to Arizona for their second preseason game against the Cardinals. Tom Krasovic and the San Diego Union-Tribune gave their camp awards, with Keenan Allen winning MVP. And wiith his four-year extension, it looks like Philip Rivers will be a Charger for life... And what better way to celebrate that than...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
13 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Working – ATL vs SD (Game 121)

Sometimes you just can’t get out of work; or your office doesn’t allow radios and isn’t equipped with Cable TV.  Here’s a friendly reminder of what you probably missed while you were working. San Diego (59-62) completed their second three-game sweep of the season, defeating Atlanta (53-67) 3-2 in front of 20,732 fans.  Shawn Kelley (2-2) was assigned the win after throwing...
Via Padres Public
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cameron Maybin returns to San Diego, reflects on his tenure with Padres

Cameron Maybin returned to Petco Park for the first time in a while, only in the visitors' dugout this time. Maybin, who was sent to Atlanta in the deal that brought closer Craig Kimbrel to the Padres, reflected on his time in San Diego as the Braves visited for a three-game series that began Monday. "My energy level is always high, so I expect it will be fun to run around and take...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The San Diego Padres are in freefall

The San Diego Padres entered the 2015 with justifiably higher hopes than past years. After finishing under .500 for four straight seasons, the club opted for change, axed GM Josh Byrnes, and hired former Texas Rangers assistant general manager A.J. Preller to rejuvenate the franchise. Almost immediately, Preller went on trade bonanza, acquiring Matt Kemp, Craig Kimbrel, Justin Upton...
Via Bloguin Best
24 days ago  |  Discuss

The San Diego Padres are in freefall

The San Diego Padres entered the 2015 with justifiably higher hopes than past years. After finishing under .500 for four straight seasons, the club opted for change, axed GM Josh Byrnes, and hired former Texas Rangers assistant general manager A.J. Preller to rejuvenate the franchise. Almost immediately, Preller went on trade bonanza, acquiring Matt Kemp, Craig Kimbrel, Justin Upton...
Via The Outside Corner
24 days ago  |  Discuss

GM A.J. Preller explains Padres' inactivity at trade deadline

Nearly everyone in baseball projected that the San Diego Padres would make multiple moves at the trade deadline, which created many scratched heads when the Padres front office didn't make a single move at the deadline. The Padres' swollen payroll, a byproduct of new general manager A.J. Preller's busy offseason, in combination with their grim chances of making the postseason, suggested...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

No news is good news? Not if you're the Padres

In hindsight, the signals were apparent on Thursday, when the Padres were mostly quiet, barely engaging with prospective trade partners. Even before that, some Padres officials indicated that the team might hold at the deadline, insisting that they liked their players, claiming they would be fine with getting a draft pick for Justin Upton, saying they did not need to cut payroll...
Via Fox Sports
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks GM: Padres wanted Goldschmidt for Kimbrel

This seems like a cruel April Fools’ joke that you play on your friends. Talking about the MLB trade deadline on the Burns and Gambo radio show in Arizona, Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart indicated that the San Diego Padres asked for Paul Goldschmidt in return for closer Craig Kimbrel. Dave Stewart tells Burns and Gambo the Padres wanted Paul Goldschmidt from the...
Via Sportsnaut
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Rough day for Yankees leads to ramped up trade speculation

The New York Yankees have had better days than they endured Thursday. Names the Yankees were interested in on the trade market came off, Michael Pineda was placed on the disabled list with a forearm strain and they lost their game in walk-off fashion.It looks as though the Yankees will use this final non-waiver trading day to grab a top-flight reliever, having been linked to both...
Via Yankees Unscripted
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox “could have interest” in Kimbrel

The San Diego Padres seem very interested in trading closer Craig Kimbrel away before 4pm ET today. According to multiple reports, San Diego worked on a deal to send Kimbrel to the New York Yankees overnight, although nothing has been consummated as of right now. Word is the Yankees are trying to assume all or most of Kimbrel’s remaining salary in favor of limiting the the prospects...
Via Baseball Essential
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees, Astros both pursuing Craig Kimbrel

San Diego Padres closer Craig Kimbrel could be on the move for the second time in four months. The Padres haven’t made any trades this July, yet are reportedly in discussions with multiple teams about multiple players, including Kimbrel. The teams hottest on Kimbrel? The AL East leading Yankees and AL West leading Astros. The Padres spoke overnight with both the New York Yankees...
Via Bloguin Best
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees, Astros reportedly both pursuing Craig Kimbrel

San Diego Padres closer Craig Kimbrel could be on the move for the second time in four months. The Padres haven’t made any trades this July, yet are reportedly in discussions with multiple teams about multiple players, including Kimbrel. The teams hottest on Kimbrel? The AL East leading Yankees and AL West leading Astros. The Padres spoke overnight with both the New York Yankees...
Via The Outside Corner
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees, Padres talking Craig Kimbrel deal

The New York Yankees and San Diego Padres continue to work on a trade that would send closer Craig Kimbrel to New York, according to Jayson Stark of ESPN.com. It’s no surprise to see the Yankees trying to add another big piece to their team after seeing the rival Blue Jays add Troy Tulowitzki and David Price in less than a week. Kimbrel, 27, would be a major addition to the Yankees...
Via Baseball Essential
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Astros, Padres discussing Tyson Ross, Craig Kimbrel

The Houston Astros and San Diego Padres are in talks on a trade that could potentially send closer Craig Kimbrel and starting pitcher Tyson Ross to Houston, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports. Both Kimbrel and Ross have been discussed, but it’s unclear if both would be included in a deal if it is completed. In fact, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports that the...
Via Baseball Essential
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Craig Kimbrel Rumor Thread

The best closer in the game is on the trading block.  Let’s try and keep up with Craig Kimbrel rumors. The Yankees are in hot pursuit of Padres close Craig Kimbrel.   Craig Kinbrel remains in play in the market. Worth saying again: Yankees are positioned to take advantage if opportunities presented. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 31, 2015 Obviously money is not an issue...
Via Friarhood
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Preller fix the mess in San Diego?

Last weekend, while browsing daytime television I stumbled upon one of my favorite underrated sports movies—The Replacements. It’s a funny and dramatic football movie starring Keanu Reeves and Gene Hackman. In one scene Gene Hackman’s character, the head coach, asks his team what their fears are, and Keanu Reeves, the team’s quarterback, answers, “quicksand.” Initially...
Via isportsweb.com
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Who Aren’t the Padres Trading?

So ummm, will the last one here please turn out the lights? Half a season after a massive overhaul, the supposedly new-look, “let’s contend now and for the future” Padres are limping towards August with a sub-.500 record. At various times in the past week the following players have each been rumored in trade talks: Position players: Jedd Gyorko Justin Upton Will Venable ...
Via Friarhood
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Who Aren’t The Padres Trading?

So ummm, will the last one here please turn out the lights? Half a season after a massive overhaul, the supposedly new-look, “let’s contend now and for the future” Padres are limping towards August with a sub-.500 record. At various times in the past week the following players have each been rumored in trade talks: Position players: Jedd Gyorko Justin Upton Will Venable ...
Via Friarhood
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Sources: Nationals the top suitor for Padres closer Craig Kimbrel

As the trade winds pick up surrounding San Diego Padres closer Craig Kimbrel, a frontrunner has reportedly emerged to nab his services. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Washington Nationals have surfaced as the "hottest" on Kimbrel, who is considered one of the best right-handed relievers on the trade market. Other teams rumored to be interested in Kimbrel include the New...
Via Fox Sports
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Nationals interested in Craig Kimbrel, Aroldis Chapman

The Washington Nationals have been poking around the market looking for a top-tier relief pitcher and indications are they have talked to the Cincinnati Reds about Aroldis Chapman and the San Diego Padres about Craig Kimbrel, according to Jayson Stark of ESPN.com. The Nationals current closer, Drew Storen, is no slouch, so this shouldn’t be indicative of his performance. He has...
Via Baseball Essential
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the Padres just blow the whole thing up?

No team made more noise this past offseason than the San Diego Padres, engaging in seemingly endless roster turnover in hopes of putting a contending team on the field. It was either going to be a spectacular success or a spectacular failure; either way, it’d be spectacular. Things haven’t gone exactly as general manager A.J. Preller planned. The Padres are putrid on offense...
Via Bloguin Best
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman Makes History During Reds Loss

The Cincinnati Reds might’ve lost 5-3 to their interstate rival Cleveland Indians Sunday, but Aroldis Chapman had a day to remember. With a bases loaded strikeout of Giovanny Urshela in the tenth inning, the “Cuban Missile became the fastest pitcher in baseball history to notch 500 strikeouts….needing just 292 innings to reach the milestone. The previous holder, San Diego...
Via Hall of Very Good
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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