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. cited a baseball source saying the Padres have had...
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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
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Storylines: Could Myers be on the move again?

Top Stories: The Padres may not be done wheeling and dealing this offseason as a report from Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News said that Wil Myers has been talked about as part of a package to acquire Phillies ace lefty Cole Hamels. The Padres deny the report saying that Myers is expected to play center field for them in 2015. Other News and Notes: Justin Upton...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
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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
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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. 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
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Why the Padres Should sign Ichiro Suzuki

After the 2014 season ended it was expected that the Yankees would not re-sign 41-year old outfielder Ichiro Suzuki, and they pretty much confirmed that suspicion by bringing back outfielder Chris Young on a one-year deal as their fourth outfielder. So far, the interest in Ichiro has been scattered at best. That said, there is one team out there that would be smart to take a flier...
Via Baseball Essential
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Padres could trade Wil Myers for Cole Hamels, interested in extension with Justin Upton

After a busy week of trades the Padres may not be done. According to’s Ryan Lawrence their next target could be a left handed pitcher such as Cole Hamels. Such a trade could send Wil Myers to the Phillies. Hamels is a native of San Diego and is signed to a reasonable contract which has four years and $90 million left on it. It also includes an option for 2019 or a vesting...
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Rumor: Padres Have Explored Trade for Hamels

I apologize for this Hot Stove item in advance as it doesn’t seem there are a whole lot of legs to it right now. Or does it? If the reporter is good (he is), I’ll bite. Ryan Lawrence of is reporting that the San Diego Padres have had discussions about trading for Cole Hamels “according to a baseball source” with newly acquired outfielder Wil Myers as the centerpiece...
Via Phillies Nation
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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's Ryan Lawrence, the...
Via Philliedelphia
17 hours 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
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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...
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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
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Red Sox, Padres Swap Will Middlebrooks, Ryan Hanigan – Analysis

Formerly considered a likely long-term fixture at third base for the Boston Red Sox, Will Middlebrooks is getting a much-needed fresh start with a new club for which he has a chance to fill the hot corner role in 2015. On Thursday, the Red Sox traded the 26-year-old Middlebrooks to San Diego for veteran catcher Ryan Hanigan. The teams agreed on the deal’s framework early in the...
Via Baseball News Source
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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...
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All In

When you’re committed to a hand in poker you declare to the table that you are “all in”. You’re putting everything you have in play and at risk. You’re sure either your hand, or your bluff, will work. As the Padres, apparently, go for broke this year I am forced to consider the merits and consequences of putting everything in the middle. Does the acquisition of Kemp, Upton...
Via Friarhood
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Transaction Analysis: Padres Wish Upton a Star by R.J. Anderson, Wilson Karaman, Bret Sayre, Jordan Gorosh, Jeff Moore and Ethan Purser

The Padres add another big-name outfielder, sending four prospect to Atlanta in the process, and also bring back an oft-injured arm.
Via Baseball Prospectus
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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
2 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
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Cuts Ties With Will Middlebrooks, Adds Veteran Catcher

Former Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks, while playing for Boston in 2013. When the Boston Red Sox signed Pablo Sandoval to a five-year deal last month, the writing was on the wall for Will Middlebrooks, the former #1 prospect who had played third base before in 2012 and parts of the past two seasons. He had promise, but injuries and inconsistencies cost him his job in 2014...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Free Trea Turner: Age-old rule requires Nationals PTBN to stay with Padres till June

Shortstop Trea Turner has been traded from the Padres to the Nationals. Everyone knows he has been traded from the Padres to the Nationals. But because of an antiquated major-league rule, he must remain with the Padres until mid-June. Does this make any sense? No, and Turner’s agent, Jeff Berry of CAA, told Fox Sports on Friday night that he “will vigorously pursue all available...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A.J. Preller has completely remade the San Diego Padres in two weeks

Wow. That was a crazy last two days. The San Diego Padres have gone from offensively-challenged perennial doormat to what looks like a dark horse World Series contender. And it’s all thanks to the tireless effort and dogged determination of new general manager A.J. Preller. Preller took over the team in August and bided his time getting to know the organization inside and out...
Via Rumors and Rants
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wil Myers pumped about Padres’ offseason trades

The San Diego Padres have become one of the most exciting teams this offseason, and Wil Myers is pumped to see what his new organization is all about. The 2013 AL Rookie of the Year was traded by Tampa Bay to San Diego as part of a 3-team, 11-player deal that was made official on...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres Add Upton

Over the course of the past couple of days, the San Diego Padres have completely revamped their outfield to include three all-star calibre players. In addition to previous deals that have brought in Wil Myers from the Tampa Bay Rays, and Matt Kemp from the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Padres have now pulled the trigger to acquire slugger Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves. Upton now...
Via The Sideline
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Foreshadowing the Padres Spending Spree

For the first time since perhaps lovable Tony Gwynn Sr. was swattin’ singles around the yard, the San Diego Padres have commanded the full attentions of the baseball world. The architect of these numerous wheelings and dealings, first-year General Manager A.J. Preller, would be hard for even dedicated fans to pick out of a crowd […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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