PADRES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Padres leave Meetings seeking more depth

The Padres entered the Winter Meetings in need of pitching, a backup catcher and a shortstop. They acquired one of each in the Rule 5 Draft, but in terms of proven big league talent, they're still very much in the market at all three spots.
Via Padres.com
2 hours ago

San Diego Padres: Team Takes Top Three Picks in Rule 5 Draft

The San Diego Padres were the busiest club on Thursday morning, taking each of the top three Rule 5 draft selections to close out the winter meetings. For the San Diego Padres, the winter meetings started slow, but finished with a flurry of encouraging moves. Thursday morning’s Rule 5 draft concluded the annual week filled […] San Diego Padres: Team Takes Top Three Picks in Rule...
Via Friars on Base
3 hours ago

San Diego Padres: Chances of Re-Signing Tyson Ross

Ever since the San Diego Padres surprisingly allowed Tyson Ross to enter free agency, there has been a lot of talk about 2016’s Opening Day starter. Now that it is time to consider signing starting pitching, how likely is a Ross return? The winter meetings are more than half over, and the San Diego Padres […] San Diego Padres: Chances of Re-Signing Tyson Ross - Friars on Base...
Via Friars on Base
5 hours ago

Padres don't hesitate to be bold in Rule 5 Draft

After a quiet first three days at the Winter Meetings, the Padres -- who owned the No. 3 pick at the event -- made a splash, trading up for the first and second selections, as well. With that trio of picks, they drafted, in order: right-hander Miguel Diaz from the Brewers, catcher Luis Torrens from the Yankees and shortstop Allen Cordoba from the Cardinals. The club has not yet confirmed...
Via Padres.com
8 hours ago

San Diego Padres: Who Will be Selected in the Rule 5 Draft?

The San Diego Padres have a lot to take care of regarding their young roster. Is the Rule 5 draft a means by which to strengthen the team for 2017 and beyond? The Rule 5 draft is in just a few hours, as the winter meetings come to a close. The San Diego Padres will […] San Diego Padres: Who Will be Selected in the Rule 5 Draft? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres...
Via Friars on Base
12 hours ago

Guessing San Diego’s Rule 5 Selections

Rumor has it the Padres are expected to be busy in baseball’s Rule 5 draft, set to go down tomorrow morning at the Winter Meetings. Last year the Padres took four players in the Rule 5, and two of them ultimately stuck in outfielder Jabari Blash (later acquired via trade) and righty starter Luis Perdomo. So, in the spirit of wild-ass-guessing, who might the Padres grab this year...
Via Padres Public
20 hours ago

Hedges emerges as Padres' catcher

The Padres' future at catching became much clearer last week. Austin Hedges is the man.
Via Padres.com
23 hours ago

Report: Tyson Ross’ asking price is in $9-11 million range

Former All-Star right-hander Tyson Ross is looking to cash in after being non-tendered by the San Diego Padres. According to a report by Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News on Wednesday, Ross, who may not be ready for the beginning of the 2017 season, has an asking price in the $9-11 million range. Hearing Tyson Ross' asking price is $9-11 mm range & may not include incentives...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Ask Padres About Travis Jankowski

The Rangers continue looking for a center fielder following the potential departures of Ian Desmond and Carlos Gomez, and it appears one possible answer could be the Padres’ Travis Jankowski, according to T.R. Sullivan and AJ Cassavell, both of MLB.com. Jankowski, of course, is not a big, or even medium, name, as Desmond, Gomez and potential trade target Billy Hamilton are. Jankowski...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Angels, Padres Have Discussed Trade, Possibly Involving Second Baseman

The Angels and Padres have discussed a trade recently, potentially involving the Padres’ collection of second basemen, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register tweets. Fletcher points out that the Padres have four lefty-hitting infielders who could help the Angels fill their void at second base: Yangervis Solarte, Ryan Schimpf, Cory Spangenberg and Carlos Asuaje. Of those four...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Hot Stove Season. Who’s Fired Up?

Hot Stove! Let’s get fired up because it’s wheelin’ and dealin’ time. We’ve got a roster to build and probably not a lot of money to spend. At least not yet. Let’s run through the positions, look at depth, and completely ignore the starting pitching staff. If AJ Preller can, I can too. Okay, around the horn: 1B – Starter is Wil Myers. Wil played well enough to garner...
Via Padres Public
3 days ago

Report: Cubs sign OF Jon Jay to one-year contract

The defending World Series champs worked quick to replace an imminent departure from their title winning squad. The Chicago Cubs reportedly signed veteran outfielder Jon Jay to a one-year, $8 million contract on Tuesday. Cubs agree to terms with OF Jon Jay on 1-year, $8 million contract. — Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) November 29, 2016 Jay, 31, will likely be called on to replace...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres, Wil Myers to discuss extension

The San Diego Padres are moving forward into an uncertain future, but they at least appear to be committed to retaining one core piece. Padres general manager AJ Preller said on Wednesday that he’s planning to sit down with first baseman Wil Myers’ agent this week to begin discussing a contract extension, per Dennis Lindsey of the San Diego Union-Tribune. A.J. Preller said...
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Colorado Rockies hire Bud Black as manager

It didn’t take long into the offseason for the Colorado Rockies to find their new manager. Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rockies have chosen Bud Black as their new skipper: Sources: Bud Black new #Rockies manager. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 7, 2016 The Rockies have been managed by Walt Weiss for the past three seasons, but his contract expired...
Via The Comeback
November 06, 2016  |  Discuss

A.J. Preller says teams still discussing deals with Padres despite suspension

San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller’s reputation took a sizable hit after receiving a 30-day suspension by MLB after the Padres failed to properly disclose key medical information during trades. Padres president Mike Dee was fired, but somewhat surprisingly, Preller managed to retain his job. Now he’s back, Preller spoke to media saying the suspension hasn’t affected...
Via The Outside Corner
October 27, 2016  |  Discuss
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