PADRES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Padres not ignoring rumors as Deadline nears

With various big names being reported as potential trade chips, the Padres aren't ignoring the pre-Deadline rumors.
Via Padres.com
2 hours ago

Padres recall LHP Keith Hessler, option RHP Kevin Quackenbush

According to a statement released by MLB Roster Moves on Monday, the San Diego Padres have recalled left-handed relief pitcher Keith Hessler from Triple-A El Paso. In a corresponding roster move, the Padres have elected to option fellow reliever Kevin Quackenbush down to Triple-A El Paso. While both pitchers have already made appearances for the […] The post Padres recall LHP Keith...
Via Today's Knuckleball
5 hours ago

San Diego Padres deep into international tax waters with Cuban prospect Jorge Ona

The Padres recently announced the signing of a powerful and talented Cuban prospect by the name of Jorge Ona, who is 19 years old, and whom AJ Preller compared to Albert Belle, a man who averaged over 37 home runs a year in his 10 full time seasons. Hot on the heels of the Padres […] San Diego Padres deep into international tax waters with Cuban prospect Jorge Ona - Friars on Base...
Via Friars on Base
7 hours ago

Padres' homer streak reaches 22 games

Alex Dickerson and Ryan Schimpf not only homered Sunday to extend the Padres' streak of games with at least one homer to a franchise-record 22 straight games, but each also had the first three-hit games of their Major League careers.
Via Padres.com
7 hours ago

Padres make first trip ever to Toronto

TORONTO -- The San Diego Padres make the first trip in franchise history to Toronto on a homer-hitting roll.The Padres will be playing in a home-run friendly park, the Rogers Centre, against a team that also hits the long ball in the Blue Jays.The Padres had home runs from Alex Dickerson and Ryan Schimpf in the eighth inning Sunday to tie the game against Washington before scoring...
Via Fox Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Renfroe homers; Yardley, Lockett, Ramirez sharp

Hunter Renfroe hit his 25th home run Sunday, and right-handed pitchers Eric Yardley, Walker Lockett and Emmanuel Ramirez all had scoreless starts in the Padres' system.
Via Padres.com
10 hours ago

SD 10, WSH 6: Schimpf breaks HR records on the way to victory

The Padres found a good way to ensure a win. More home runs. The home run fountain is plentiful for the Padres, as the streak continues and winning is the result. Despite a poor start from the San Diego starting pitching, the bats were on fire and the W was earned. Christian Friedrich still hasn't found a groove, and today's early Sunday match had him only lasting 3 innings. He...
Via Gaslamp Ball
17 hours ago

Padres Score Late to Win Nationals Series

Despite an early deficit, the Padres rallied to score 4 in the 9th and defeat the Nationals Sunday 10-6. Ryan Buchter got the win after pitching a scoreless 8th inning. The Padres were tied 6-6 after being down early and the bullpen pitched six innings to keep the Padres in the game as the offense […] Padres Score Late to Win Nationals Series - Friars on Base - Friars on Base ...
Via Friars on Base
21 hours ago

Report: Padres trying to move Andrew Cashner, Derek Norris

The San Diego Padres are looking like an active team at the trade deadline and have at least two key players on the block. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported that the Padres are trying to move catcher Derek Norris in addition to starting pitcher Andrew Cashner. In addition to Andrew Cashner, the Padres are pushing hard to move catcher Derek Norris, major league sources tell...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Padres Lose After Another Gem from Edwin Jackson

The Padres lost another game in the bottom of the 9th Saturday night, this time after Edwin Jackson kept them in the game against his former team the Washington Nationals with his second straight good start for the Padres. Ryan Schimpf homered for the Padres to up their home run streak to 21 consecutive games, […] Padres Lose After Another Gem from Edwin Jackson - Friars on Base...
Via Friars on Base
1 day ago

Padres agree to $7 million signing bonus for Cuban prospect

WASHINGTON (AP) Top Cuban prospect Jorge Ona and the San Diego Padres have agreed to a minor league contract with a $7 million signing bonus. The 19-year-old outfielder receives $4.9 million within 30 days of the deal's approval by the commissioner's office and $2.1 million on Jan. 15. The deal is pending a physical. Ona was ranked as the No. 8 international prospect of the 2016...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

SD 5, WSH 3: The Padres cannot stop hitting home runs

The combination of good pitching and homers is a delicious recipe for victory. So the San Diego Padres have now hit a home run in their last 20 games. The home run derby might have taken place in Petco Park with Wil Myers as the lone representative, but that hasn't stopped the rest of the team from participating in a derby of their own across the league. Setting the stage for the...
Via Gaslamp Ball
2 days ago

How to Raise Your Stock in 10 Days, Starring Andrew Cashner

Any team looking to acquire starting pitching at this year’s trade deadline is going to have to be prepared to take on some risk in the form of uncertainty. Rich Hill, long viewed as the prize of potentially available arms, is a 36-year-old former journeyman who only started pitching like the kind of arm you’d pay to acquire less than a year ago. Now, he’s recently been scratched...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matt Holliday gets hit in face by a 95-mph fastball

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday left Thursday night’s game against the San Diego Padres after getting drilled right on the nose by an Andrew Cashner 95-mph fastball. Holliday stayed on his feet and walked to first base, before the Cardinals wisely chose to remove him from the game. Fortunately, Holliday suffered no fractures, and the Cardinals are referring to his...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Friedrich loses fourth straight, Padres flail against Cards

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Christian Friedrich's first start since the All-Star break was much like the last few, even with three additional days of rest.The San Diego Padres lefty didn't work deep into the game and lost his fourth consecutive outing in a 10-2 setback to the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night."My slider was probably my best pitch, but it was hit or miss," Friedrich said...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres' Jackson loses no-hit try in 7th on Gillaspie's homer

SAN DIEGO (AP) San Diego Padres right-hander Edwin Jackson lost his no-hit bid by allowing a three-run homer to San Francisco's Conor Gillaspie with one out in the seventh inning Sunday. San Diego remains the only big league team without a no-hitter. The Padres played their first game in 1969. After striking out Brandon Crawford to open the seventh, Jackson bobbled Gregor Blanco...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres GM says teams asking about Melvin Upton Jr.

Melvin Upton Jr. has surprisingly resuscitated his career in 2016 to the point where he’s attracting trade interest from other teams. According to Padres general manager A.J. Preller, teams view Upton as a potential 30-homer, 30-steal player. Melvin Upton is "opening eyes'' with his play, #Padres GM AJ Preller says, and is attracting trade interest as a potential 30-30 player...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Second-Half Storylines

What an All-Star break that proved to be. Knowing that America’s Finest City was playing host to MLB’s All-Star festivities for the first time since 1992, fireworks were to be expected.  But those fireworks?  Wow. Padres prospect Manuel Margot robbing a home run in the Futures Game.  Greek God of Moonshots Giancarlo Stanton making Petco Park look like a Little League field...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Game: Pick Your Padres Core

Congratulations on your brand-new time machine! Don’t press any buttons just yet. There’s a reason you’ve been given this time machine. See, A.J. Preller’s done some things, and they’ve been fascinating. Fascinating because, since he took over as general manager of the San Diego Padres nearly two years ago to the day, he’s been like the Two-Face of GMs, just the handsome...
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Pomeranz, Now With 50% More Pitches

I think we all love the idea of a hitter being taught by Barry Bonds, or a pitcher being taught by Pedro Martinez. It’s because we can’t help but imagine those icons might in some way be able to convey their baseballing essence. In reality, it doesn’t work like that. Pedro wasn’t Pedro because of some career lesson; he was Pedro because he simply threw his pitches better...
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark-Paul Gosselaar on FOX’s Pitch: “The story is amazing; baseball’s the backdrop”

Pitch, a new drama set to premiere on September 22 on FOX, tells the story of Ginny Baker, the first woman to play in Major League Baseball. Baker’s reluctant mentor as she makes history for the San Diego Padres (yes, the real Padres because the show is being produced with full support of MLB), is grizzled veteran catcher Mike Lawson, played by Mark-Paul Gosselaar. We caught up...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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