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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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Prellercated

Prellercated (adj.) exhausted from A.J. Preller’s activity – “That Middlebrooks trade has me Prellercated. Pass the Sculpin.” Padres GM A.J. Preller has been a busy fellow. While the Internet analyzes his trades to death (let that sink in for a moment: the baseball world is talking about the Padres), he continues to reshape this team in ways that hardly seemed possible even...
Via Padres Public
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Rays Were In No Way Losers Of The Wil Myers Trade

In my brief time covering the game of baseball, I’ve learned to primarily disregard the opinions of so called “experts”. That’s not say that there aren’t those who are extremely knowledgeable and well-informed (I hope to be considered among that exclusive group one day), but, for the most part, I form my opinions from what I see, not what I hear. That’s why, after the...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The 2014-15 Padres Offseason (So Far): Is This Real Life?

Why is this happening? Is this gonna be forever? After being snubbed by both Pablo Sandoval (BOS) and Yasmany Tomas (ARI) the Padres offseason looked to be just more of the same — overpromising and under-delivering — by the time the Winter Meetings started. It was even reported that the new GM A.J. Preller’s laptop was broken right before the meetings started.  Out came...
Via Padres Public
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres and Pints: Episode 19 at the 2014 MLB Winter Meetings

Padres and Pints, the video series, RETURNS WITH A VENGEANCE! The 19th episode takes you to the 2014 MLB Winter Meetings where we chat with Eno Sarris of FanGraphs (+BeerGraphs & the finest hair in the biz), Jonah Keri of Grantland (+Author de jour  & our 2nd Canadian!) and Chris Long Statistician Extraordinaire for a mystery MLB team (+formerly of the Padres). We return...
Via Padres Public
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins sign Tim Stauffer, Chris Parmelee sent to Triple-A

The Twins have signed pitcher Tim Stauffer to a one-yer deal worth $2.2 million. Stauffer, 32, spent last year with the Padres posting a 3.50 ERA and a 67/23 K/BB ratio across three starts and 41 relief appearances. He could be used as a swing-man for the Twins. He was the fourth overall pick of the 2003 MLB draft. Another former first round pick has been sent to Triple-A by the...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins sign free-agent reliever Stauffer

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins have added an arm to the bullpen for 2015. The team announced Tuesday they signed right-hander Tim Stauffer to a one-year, $2.2 million deal. The 32-year-old Stauffer previously pitched for the San Diego Padres for nine seasons. He logged 64 1/3 innings in 2014 and posted an ERA of 3.50 with 67 strikeouts and 23 walks. Over his nine-year career...
Via Fox Sports North
4 days ago  |  Discuss

A. J. Preller's fantasy baseball team of 2015

The San Diego Padres – namely general manager A.J. Preller - have spent the past couple weeks overhauling their anemic lineup by dipping into their farm system.  However, even with the addition of names and right-handed bats like Kemp, Upton and Myers, fantasy owners should remember that the Padres can sell the farm, but still own the common denominator of offensive inefficiency...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Making Sense of the Madness

If there’s one thing that’s clear after the latest flurry of Padres moves, it’s that my dream scenario of Nori Aoki patrolling right field in 2015 isn’t going to happen. The consolation prize — a likely outfield of Matt Kemp, Wil Myers, and Justin Upton — is probably one we can live with. We’ve already covered the Kemp and Myers trades (here and here), so, before...
Via Padres Public
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres re-sign pitcher Josh Johnson

The Padres have re-signed pitcher Josh Johnson on a one-yer deal worth $1 million. Johnson spent the 2014 season signed with the Padres but never pitched. The Padres are not about to give up there though and have re-signed Johnson to a one-year deal for the 2015 season. (Sound a lot like Mark Prior?) There are incentives in Johnson’s deal that could push it north of $7 million...
Via Tireball.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Where Will He Sign? Takashi Toritani

With Korean shortstop Jung-ho Kang being posted and subsequently awarded to the Pirates on Monday, the next international player that might make the move to play in MLB may be Japan’s Takashi Toritani. Toritani, 33 who also bats left handed, has played shortstop for the past 11 seasons in Japan’s Central League for the Hanshin Tigers. This past year, he achieved career highs...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels rumored to be Padres’ next trade target, which makes sense

The San Diego Padres have been so active in the trade market during the past couple of weeks that it’s difficult to imagine general manager A.J. Preller not doing anything this week. The Padres began as a curious outside possibility for free agents like Pablo Sandoval and Yasmany Tomas, only to become a dominant force for any player attainable during early December’s winter meetings...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Gaslighting MLB With OF Spree

The CIA's plan to work out of a Petco concession stand because the stadium is so quiet is looking far less like a good plan to stay covert. "Did you just ask for two mustard packets with your hot pretzel because you have some information for us or because you simply want an extra mustard packet? If it's the latter, one per customer." Probably the worst call for a covert operation...
Via Razzball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Discussing Trading Wil Myers for Cole Hamels

The San Diego Padres have been baseball’s busiest team over the past week, completely redoing their outfield, and making them into an instant contender in the N.L. West. They acquired Matt Kemp, Wil Myers, Justin Upton, and Derek Norris. Padres General Manager A.J. Preller is like a kid in the candy store. He is getting everything he wants, and he doesn’t seem done yet. Here...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres rumored to be ‘flipping’ Wil Myers for Cole Hamels

Just when you think the San Diego Padres must be done with their extreme franchise makeover, it turns out they might not be done yet.  Philly.com reporter Ryan Lawrence that the Padres are rumored to be pursuing prized left hand pitcher Southern California born Cole Hamels via trade for one of the main prizes of a recent trade. The Padres have had discussions about trading for...
Via Reading Between The Seams
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies And San Diego Padres Have Talked Cole Hamels Trade

Earlier this evening, our Frank Klose suggested that the Phillies and Padres might be a match in a trade for staff ace Cole Hamels. Since that publication, there has been word that the two teams actually have had talks regarding a trade involving Hamels. According to Philly.com's Ryan Lawrence, the...
Via Philliedelphia
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wind Up: San Diego Loading Up

If we thought the Winter Meetings heated up the offseason, then I don’t know how you’d describe this particular week as it relates to the San Diego Padres. They weren’t the only ones to get in on the action, however. The MLB offseason is in full swing and we haven’t even reached January. When will the craziness stop? Padres in the Outfield I mean, I’m sure they talk...
Via The Sports Post
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball: Evaluating San Diego’s crowded outfield

With a flurry of moves this offseason, the San Diego Padres have brought in two former MVP candidates and one of baseball’s most talented young players. While that may sound like a good move, the club has not moved any of their other outfielders from 2014, meaning that they have six outfielders who will be vying for playing time next year. That is not good news for fantasy baseball...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

J. Upton, Northcraft traded to Friars for 4 prospects

In a much anticipated move, the Braves traded away slugger Justin Upton for a package of prospects. Friday the front office completed a 6-player trade with the San Diego Padres. Joining Upton in the trade to San Diego is Aaron Northcraft, minor league RHP prospect. In return from the Padres, the Braves receive much-touted prospect Max Fried (LHP), Jace Peterson (INF), Dustin Peterson...
Via BravesWire
6 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB News: A.J. who? A look at the man who revived San Diego Baseball

The hype surrounding baseball in San Diego is real, and strong at the moment, and it’s all thanks to one man (and front office.) A.J. Preller, was hired as the General Manager of the San Diego Padres on August 6 of this year, while the Friars were in the midst of a 52-61 season. His impact wasn’t immediately felt, but this off-season, the baseball world has learned the name...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
7 days ago  |  Discuss

How Much Better are the San Diego Padres?

It’s been a crazy off-season for the San Diego Padres. On Friday morning, the insanity continued when the Padres and the Atlanta Braves agreed to a trade that would send right handed slugger Justin Upton to the Padres in exchange for four Minor League players. It’s clear what new GM A.J. Preller is trying to accomplish: add right handed power to a lineup that was one of the...
Via Baseball Essential
7 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Padres continue dealing and acquire Derek Norris

Norris looks to provide a boost to San Diego/ The Associated Press, 2014   The normally quiet Padres have had a busy couple of days to say the least.  Days after acquiring Matt Kemp and Wil Myers to bolster their lineup, they have now acquired Derek Norris from the equally active Athletics.  MLB columnist Jeff Passan reported the final deal: Final deal: Oakland acquires...
Via Reading Between The Seams
7 days ago  |  Discuss

After Busy Offseason, What Is Next For The San Diego Padres?

After a flurry of moves over the past week, San Diego Padres new General Manager A.J. Preller has captured the national headlines through a series of trades. In two consecutive days, the Padres acquired Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp as well as Wil Myers, the 2014 American League Rookie of the Year. On Friday afternoon, reports have indicated the Padres have also swapped...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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