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Matt Kemp reportedly has arthritis in both hips

So, that huge Matt Kemp trade between the Dodgers and Padres? Yeah…it might not happen. The typically symbolic physical may actually present a huge problem for the Padres, because it’s revealed that Kemp has arthritis in both of his hips. The holdup in Matt Kemp trade is because the physical revealed arthritis in both hips. The #Padres continue to consult medical experts...
Via The Outside Corner
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

In Matt Kemp, did the Dodgers find a pigeon in Padres?

The Dodgers/Padres deal for Matt Kemp made big headlines, but is the fact it is quickly falling apart after the fact a blessing for San Diego? The post In Matt Kemp, Did The Dodgers Find A Pigeon In Padres? appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Unpacking The Wil Myers Three-Team Trade

In a three-team trade that ended up bigger and more surprising than nearly anyone expected, the Washington Nationals (up until this point fairly quiet in the postseason) took on the role of broker and reached agreement with the San Diego Padres and Tampa Bay Rays in a complicated, mighty 11-man swap. ESPN’s Keith Law described the Nats’ actions as being like “bandits”...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp, Right Now, Is Still A Dodger

Real talk: I’m sick of talking about Matt Kemp. I don’t have anything new to say about Matt Kemp. I just want this deal to finally get done so we can all get on with our lives. I want to talk about other things. I want to run Brim’s outstanding look at Chris Hatcher, a guy you’re going to love. I want to really consider the idea of Jimmy Rollins wearing blue. And yet: We...
Via Dodgers Digest
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres could deal outfielder Seth Smith

getty images The Padres could trade outfielder Seth Smith. ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports he’s head Smith’s name often in trade talks. It’s worth nothing that any trade involving Smith will probably have to wait until the Padres figure out whether or not they will complete the Matt Kemp trade with the Dodgers. If the Kemp trade does go though, as well as the one for Wil...
Via Tireball.com
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres Acquire Myers, Hanigan in 11-Player Deal

There once was a time when the San Diego Padres spoke of going after “the big bat” and “quietly building from within” to achieve some caliber and talent. There was a time when the Padres spoke loudly but carried a soft stick, leaving the “hot stove” to simmer while the Friar Faithful waited with bated breath for good news that would never come. Such times, apparently...
Via Friarhood
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Morrow and Padres agree to $2.5 million, 1-year deal

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Free agent right-hander Brandon Morrow and the San Diego Padres have agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year contract, a deal that allows him to earn up to $8 million if he starts regularly next season. Morrow was 1-3 with a 5.67 ERA in six starts and seven relief appearances for Toronto this year and is 42-43 with a 4.28 ERA in parts of eight big league seasons with...
Via AP on Fox
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres acquire Wil Myers in 3-team trade

            The San Diego Padres have acquired Will Myers in a three-team trade, reports ESPN’s Jim Bowden. Trade: WSH gets Joe Ross PTNL (Turner): SD gets Myers, Castillo, Hanigan & Gerardo Reyes; TB gets Butch, Smith, Ott, Bauers, Rivera,Souza — Jim Bowden (@JimBowden_ESPN) December 17, 2014 Three way deal has been...
Via Sports-Glory
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Padres, Buzz, and Contention

Neither Matt Kemp nor Wil Myers have yet been officially traded. Yet it feels like those should happen any moment now, if not while I’m in the process of writing this post, and the end result will be that the Padres will have a pair of new corner outfielders. Kemp is older and Myers is […]
Via Fangraphs
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays Trade Wil Myers to San Diego Padres

The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to trade Wil Myers to the San Diego Padres in exchange for Jake Bauers, Joe Ross, and Burch Smith.  Myers was the centerpiece of the deal that sent James Shields and Wade Davis to the Kansas City Royals. Myers, who just turned 24 this month, has played in 88 and 87 games the past two seasons.  In 660 career MLB ABs, he owns a .258/.324/.400...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Q&A: Nick Ennis, Director of Baseball Operations, San Diego Padres

Nick Ennis was recently promoted to Director of Baseball Operations for the San Diego Padres. He signed on with the Padres as an intern in the baseball operations department out of Columbia Business School, and has also been an advance scout since he joined the team in 2010. He agreed to talk at the Winter […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Padres sign free agent Morrow to 1-year deal

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Padres have signed free agent right-hander Brandon Morrow to a one-year contract. Morrow pitched in 13 games, including six starts, for Toronto in 2014, going 1-3 with a 5.67 ERA. He has a 42-43 record and 4.28 ERA in parts of eight big league seasons with the Seattle Mariners and Blue Jays. To make room on the 40-man roster after Tuesday's deal, the...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rays, Padres discussing Wil Myers trade

            The San Diego Padres, while working on completing a trade for Matt Kemp, may be in the process of making another significant trade. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports the Padres are in discussions with the Tampa Bay Rays on a trade involving Will Myers. Sources: #Padres, #Rays discussing significant trade. Talks involve...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Padres, Rays talking Wil Myers trade

The San Diego Padres have made a significant splash this winter in acquiring Matt Kemp from the Dodgers, and they’ve sniffed around some other bats (Yasmany Tomas, Justin Upton, Pablo Sandova) as well. But San Diego’s latest potential venture in the trade market is one that I don’t think anyone saw coming – the team is reportedly discussing a blockbuster trade with the Tampa...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Morrow Inks Incentive Laden Deal With The Padres

The San Diego Padres have signed high-upside hurler Brandon Morrow to a $2.5 million dollar incentive laden deal. The one-year pact contains performance bonuses that could see the deal climb to over $7 million if Morrow can nudge his way into the Padres starting rotation. Morrow earned $8 million last season in the final year of his 2-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. This...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lost in Translation: How Kwang-hyun Kim Got Away

(You are entering a hot take free zone.) The last time we discussed Korean pitcher Kwang-hyun Kim, we were fumbling through a translation from a Korean sports website, Naver Sports, about how the Padres had won the posting fee for Kim with a $2 million bid. It seemed likely that the Padres and Kim, with 30 days to strike a deal, would agree to a contract, making Kim an intriguing...
Via Padres Public
2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres Fan Honors Tony Gwynn

Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn passed away this past June. And while Major League Baseball didn’t feel it was necessary to honor the San Diego Padres legend…one fan of the Friars did. With a holiday light display. @UTKevinAcee @BenHigginsSD @sdutCanepa @MartyCaswell @OurPadres @UTPadres @JeffSanders_UT @Padres awesome tribute! pic.twitter.com/rlQrKcL3T0 — kevin pike (@kpe3zy) December...
Via Hall of Very Good
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosenthal: Padres eyeing another megadeal . . . but is that enough?

It’s true — the Padres want Justin Upton in addition to Matt Kemp. They’re also looking at other hitters, but one rival executive says the Pads are “all over” Upton, confirming a report by Mark Bowman of MLB.com. Which raises a few questions. Actually, more than a few. What would the Padres be willing to give up for one year of Upton at $14.5 million? The Braves, according...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #189: Ian Kennedy | SP | SD

There were few bright spots for the last place San Diego Padres last season, but it’s indisputable that Ian Kennedy was one. Over the course of his 2014 campaign, Kennedy set career bests in many categories and enjoyed his second-best ERA and WHIP surpassed only by his stellar 2011. Unlike the memorable 2011 season, however, Kennedy did not fare well in BABIP or LOB%, so there’s...
Via Baseball Professor
6 days ago  |  Discuss

So Everth Cabrera Is Available Now

There weren’t really a ton of interesting names to hit free agency after the non-tender deadline earlier this week, and that makes sense. After all, players interesting enough to want to investigate don’t usually get non-tendered. One exception, at least judging by the fact that people are asking about him, is former San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera. He’s a shortstop. The...
Via Dodgers Digest
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres sign Joe Wieland to one-year deal, avoiding arbitration

With the San Diego Padres looking to acquire bats for their offensive front, they took no time in also locking up one of their arbitration-eligible hurlers. The Padres have re-signed right-handed pitcher Joe Wieland to a one-year, $590,000 contract, avoiding arbitration, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. Pitcher Joe Wieland has agreed on $590,000 deal with #padres to avoid salary...
Via Baseball Essential
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Mets Sign Shortstop Everth Cabrera?

Before yesterday’s deadline, San Diego non-tendered shortstop Everth Cabrera, who was once considered a core player and future star for the Padres. Cabrera made $2.45 million in 2014 and was eligible for arbitration. Cabrera, 28, has missed significant time the last two seasons due to a Biogenesis suspension, hamstring injuries, and off the field issues. He was arrested on Sept...
Via Mets Merized Online
14 days ago  |  Discuss

What are the Padres doing?

Quick, name a team that has been heavily involved in the bidding for two of the biggest free agent hitters to sign this offseason. Now name a team that is shopping all three of the top pitchers in their rotation and their starting catcher. What does that leave you with? The San Diego Padres. It also leaves you incredibly confused because throwing out huge contract offers to Pablo Sandoval...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Non-Tender Cabrera; Everth Becomes FA

Sometimes, the old saying rings true: winners never cheat, and cheaters never prosper. The San Diego Padres officially announced Tuesday evening that they have non-tendered Shortstop Everth Cabrera. Cabrera, the 28-year old veteran who has been with the Padres organization since 2008, had a torrid and unexpected end to his 2014 campaign after a hamstring injury and suspected DUI...
Via Friarhood
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Kotsay Hired As Padres Hitting Coach

The San Diego Padres have hired Mark Kotsay as hitting coach, according to MLB.com’s Corey Brock. Kotsay was previously a special assistant to the team’s General Manager. Kotsay replaces Phil Plantier, who was fired in October. This is Kotsay’s first professional coaching job. The Padres finished with a .226 team average, .292 on-base percentage and a .342 slugging percentage...
Via Baseball Essential
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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