Padres Rumors & News

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    Robert Murray @RobertMurrayBBE

    #Padres have tried to trade Matt Kemp, per league sources.

  • Sources: Padres Have Tried to Trade Matt Kemp

    Baseball Essential "The San Diego Padres have tried to trade outfielder Matt Kemp, according to league sources. Mickey Koke of tells me that Kemp hasn’t been involved in any of the offseason fan promotions or uniform unveiling. Kemp also was not mentioned by manager Andy Green when..." February 12

  • Padres name Hideo Nomo Advisor, Baseball Operations "The San Diego Padres today announced the club has named former Major League pitcher Hideo Nomo advisor, baseball operations, a role in which he will be involved in player development and baseball operations, as well as helping the Padres expand their presence in the Pacific Rim. Executive Vice..." February 11

  • Rob Manfred hopes to rule on MLB domestic violence cases by opening day

    Sporting News "MLB commissioner Rob Manfred hopes to make his rulings by opening day on three pending cases under baseball's new domestic violence policy. Manfred — in a recent Q&A with Harvard Law Today — discussed a wide range of topics, including pace of play, the DH and negotiations on a new collective..." February 11

  • Former Padres Player And Coach Tim Flannery Rips The Organization And Its Fans

    Deadspin "Most recently Tim Flannery was the crazy third base coach who windmilled home San Francisco Giants runners en route to three World Series victories, but the majority of his baseball career took place in San Diego. He played alongside Bruce Bochy as the Padres went to the 1984 World Series, and was..." February 11

  • Padres sign Skip Schumacher to minor league contract

    Gaslamp Ball "As reported by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Padres have signed veteran utilityman Skip Schumaker to a minor league contract. Rosenthal referred to Schumaker as an infielder, which is also what I thought of him as, but it turns out he's actually played more major league games in the outfield-..." February 09

  • Padres' Fernando Rodney: Named favorite to close

    CBS Sports "Manager A.J. Preller indicated Thursday that Rodney continues to display velocity consistent with previous seasons, and appears to be the favorite for the closer job, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The 38-year-old reliever struggled in the role with the Mariners last season,..." February 05

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    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Sources: #orioles have traded minor league pitcher JC Cosme to #padres for a major league pitcher. Not Cashner.

  • Orioles acquire right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne from Padres for minor league pitcher

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles acquired right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne from the San Diego Padres for minor league pitcher Jean Cosme on Thursday, adding an optionable piece who has started and relieved in the majors over the past two seasons. Executive vice president Dan Duquette said Despaigne, a sinker-ball..." February 04

  • Top 5 statistical milestones to watch in 2016

    ESPN "The upcoming season should be a banner one for milestones, as Ichiro, A-Rod, K-Rod and a quartet of pitchers take aim at some magic hits, home runs, saves and strikeouts. Here's a look at the players who are closest to some historic achievements. Though Ichiro isn't the hitter he once was, he..." February 04

  • Big spenders: MLB teams exceed $4.5 billion in FA signings

    The Score "Major-league clubs spent over $4.5 billion on free agents during a record-setting winter that saw both David Price and Zack Greinke receive history-making contracts. While the usually deep-pocketed Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers were among the big spenders, the Chicago Cubs, Arizona..." February 04

  • Ranking the 30 best starting pitchers in Major League Baseball for 2016

    CBS Sports "We've made our way through the position player and DH rankings (previous rankings: C | 1B | 2B |SS | 3B | LF | CF | RF | DH), and now it's time to give the starting pitchers their due. As was the case with previous rankings, let's keep these things in mind: 1. We are ranking the players..." February 03

  • Groundhog Deals: Do-overs shadow GMs "The film "Groundhog Day" is not just a comedy classic, but its premise -- which involves Bill Murray's character living the same day over and over -- has also become a cultural metaphor. So beyond just the thought of a rodent sticking its head out of the ground to provide a long-term weather..." February 02

  • MLB owners take a look at issues involved with tanking

    ESPN "The question of whether some teams are intentionally building bad rosters in order to improve their standing in subsequent drafts -- tanking, to borrow the parlance of the NBA -- was raised at the most recent Major League Baseball owners meetings, according to sources. The January discussion in..." February 02

  • Orioles interested in Andrew Cashner

    MLB Daily Dish "The Orioles have interest in trading for Padres starter Andrew Cashner, according to a report from Roch Kubatko of San Diego is reportedly willing to trade starting pitching, with Cashner, Tyson Ross and James Shields among the potential names on the block. Baltimore is known to..." February 01

  • Baseball execs can't lose sight of the human element in making decisions

    Fox Sports "I need to get out more. Baseball executives need to get out more, too. On Friday night, I was in Toronto for "Pitch Talks," a speaker series about baseball, serving on a panel with Arden Zwelling and Ben Nicholson-Smith of Rogers SportsNet. Midway through the session, a fan asked a seemingly..." February 01

  • Brewers acquire outfielder Rymer Liriano from Padres

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The rebuilding Milwaukee Brewers continued to tweak their roster Thursday, acquiring outfielder Rymer Liriano from San Diego in exchange for left-handed reliever Trevor Seidenberger. To make room for Liriano on their 40-man roster, the Brewers designated outfielder Shane Peterson for..." January 29

  • MLB salaries will near record $4 billion

    Yahoo! Sports "Major League Baseball teams have guaranteed nearly $2.5 billion to free agents this offseason, shattering the previous record by more than half a billion dollars and continuing the distribution of record revenues that could soon approach $10 billion annually industry-wide. An analysis of..." January 29

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    Milwaukee Brewers @Brewers

    OF Rymer Liriano has been acquired from San Diego for minor-league LHP Trevor Seidenberger. OF Shane Peterson designated for assignment.

  • The qualifying offer is screwing up free agency again

    SB Nation "It's Jan. 28, but thanks to the qualifying offer, there are still free agents available who could help a team. And not like, help off the bench, or fill out the back-end of a rotation: there are legitimate starting players who could not only fill a hole but also produce at above-average levels..." January 28

  • MLB cranks up pace-of-game restrictions for Year 2

    New York Post "Major League Baseball officials and their union counterparts are closing in on agreements for further initiatives to improve the pace of the game, concerning both pitchers and managers, The Post has learned. The sides have been discussing two items in particular to try to make another dent in..." January 27

  • All 30 MLB teams' starting rotations, ranked

    USA Today "What follows here will probably prove very, very wrong in spots. Starting pitching, by nature, is a fickle thing: Sometimes great pitchers get hurt or suddenly prove ineffective, sometimes guys emerge as aces seemingly overnight. And there’s enough parity in Major League Baseball in 2016 that it’s..." January 26

  • Braves, Nationals, Padres Expected To Exceed 2016-17 International Pools

    Baseball America "Last June, I explained why certain teams would be wise to blow out their international bonus pools in 2016. There are 10 teams already on the sideline already for 2016—including typical big international players such as the Yankees, Dodgers, Cubs and Red Sox—unable to sign any pool-eligible..." January 26

  • MLB plans to play first regular-season games in London in 2017

    The Comeback "Major League Baseball is looking to expand its horizons, particularly overseas. Commissioner Rob Manfred told The Associated Press that the league is hoping to play it’s first regular-season games in London in 2017. The move would be congruent with other international moves by the league, such..." January 26

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says likely no DH in NL for “foreseeable future”

    Hardball Talk "Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak created quite a bit of a chatter last weekend when he said that there has been “more momentum” in discussions with other general managers and owners for the designated hitter to come to the National League. That “momentum” might have been overstated. In..." January 26

  • Q&A: MLB commissioner Rob Manfred

    Yahoo! Sports "Monday marks the one-year anniversary of Rob Manfred taking over as commissioner of Major League Baseball. In a Q&A over the weekend with Yahoo Sports, Manfred reflected on the big issues of his first year (Pete Rose and recapturing the youth market), looked at the game’s future (expansion,..." January 25

  • MLB open to expansion, relocation possibilities, Manfred says

    Sporting News "Baseball fans in cities without a major league franchise might still get a team to call their own — just not anytime soon. Commissioner Rob Manfred touched on possible expansion and relocation as part of a wide-ranging Q&A with Yahoo Sports and sounded as if he's keeping an open mind on both..." January 25

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #MLB trading deadline has been moved to Aug. 1 instead of July 31, since July 31 is a Sunday

  • The Definitive Case for Universal DH

    Sports On Earth "Arguments for and against the designated hitter in Major League Baseball are as old as the position itself. And by now, those arguments are well established and, frankly, very, very tired. We know one side likes added offense, the other added strategy. We know one side is tired of watching..." January 21

  • Report: Padres agree to deal with Rodney

    The Score "Fernando Rodney will have a chance to revitalize his career in Southern California. The two-time All-Star reliever reportedly agreed to a major-league deal with the San Diego Padres on Wednesday, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network. Rodney is coming off the worst season of his 13-year..." January 20

  • Padres monitoring market for Cespedes

    San Diego Union-Tribune "With a month left until spring training, the Padres' offseason has involved few mentions of high-end pursuits. General Manager A.J. Preller said in December his focus would not be on pricey free agents. But now it is Jan. 19, and Yoenis Cespedes remains unsigned. According to a source, the..." January 20

  • MLB agrees to offer single-team streaming to settle class-action suit

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball on Tuesday reached a deal with fans to settle an antitrust class action lawsuit over how out-of-market game broadcasts are sold, reported, adding that the side settled only moments before the trial was due to start in Manhattan. Under the agreement, MLB will..." January 20

  • Justin Upton signed a deal he'll probably opt-out of in 2 years

    SB Nation "It's the winter of the opt-out, as almost every major free agent contract signed this offseason has one. David Price, Jason Heyward, even Ian Kennedy all agreed to deals that will let them out early on if the opportunity to make more money is there. The offseason kicked off with Zack Greinke..." January 19

  • Will changes to 2B slide rule come at upcoming owners meetings?

    Fox Sports "As Major League Baseball owners prepare to meet Wednesday and Thursday in Coral Gables, Florida, consensus with the players’ union remains elusive on slides at second base. MLB officials raised the possibility of a rule change in the aftermath of Ruben Tejada’s broken leg suffered in the..." January 19

  • Tigers Sign Justin Upton to 6-Year Deal

    Bless You Boys "The Detroit Tigers will reportedly give outfielder Justin Upton a long term deal, MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports. USA Today's Bob Nightengale writes that a six-year deal has been agreed upon "in principle." News of the negotiation first came from Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal. Upton might be the..." January 19

  • Padres' Derek Norris available in trade

    The Score "One year removed from going all-in, San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller is continuing to try and clean the cupboards following a disappointing season. Having already parted ways with Craig Kimbrel, Joaquin Benoit, Jedd Gyorko, and Yonder Alonso this winter, the Padres are reportedly..." January 18

  • Royals reach five-year deal with Ian Kennedy

    Sportsnet "The Kansas City Royals have made a move to bolster their starting rotation, reportedly signing Ian Kennedy to a five-year, $70 million contract." January 16

  • Royals to sign Ian Kennedy for five years, $70 million

    Hardball Talk "The noteworthy signings keep on coming on this Saturday morning. MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports that the Royals and Ian Kennedy have reached agreement on a five-year, $70 million contract. Coming off a 4.28 ERA over 30 starts in 2015, Kennedy received a one-year, $15.8 million qualifying..." January 16

  • Report: Padres avoid arbitration with Ross

    The Score "The San Diego Padres came to agreements with four players on Friday, avoiding arbitration. San Diego reached deals with rotation stalwarts Tyson Ross and Andrew Cashner, as well as catcher Derek Norris and left-hander Drew Pomeranz. Ross will earn $9.625 million, while Cashner's salary will..." January 15

  • Padres Avoid Arbitration With Andrew Cashner

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres and right-hander Andrew Cashner have avoided arbitration, according to a club announcement. Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports (via Twitter) that Cashner, a client of CAA Sports, will earn $7.15MM in 2016 — his final trip through the arbitration cycle before qualifying..." January 15

  • Padres Closing In On Deal With Fernando Rodney

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres and right-hander Fernando Rodney are closing in on a contract, according to Jon Heyman (links to Twitter). Rodney, who turns 39 this spring, is expected to enter camp as the favorite to close games in San Diego, per Heyman. Recently, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reported..." January 15

  • Report: Royals 'making progress' with Ian Kennedy

    The Score "Eager to add another starter to their rotation following the loss of Johnny Cueto, the Kansas City Royals continue to have dialogue with Ian Kennedy and appear to be making progress on a deal with the right-hander, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network. Kennedy, who turned 31 last month,..." January 15

  • Padres agree to 1-year, $2.925 million deal with Derek Norris to avoid arbitration

    Gaslamp Ball "On Tuesday, 156 MLB players filed for salary arbitration. Four of those were Padres, and today the team came to terms with one of them. Derek Norris and the Padres have agreed to terms for this upcoming season, as reported earlier tonight. Norris will receive $2.925 million in 2016, which is..." January 15

  • Padres agree to 1-year, $1.35 million deal with Drew Pomeranz

    Gaslamp Ball "Earlier tonight the Padres announced that they've come to terms with catcher Derek Norris. Now they've done the same with Drew Pomeranz, avoiding salary arbitration with the newly acquired pitcher. San Diego acquired Pomeranz, along with lefty pitcher Jose Torres, at the beginning of last..." January 15

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

    derek norris, padres settle at $2.925M

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Padres close to signing shortstop, but it is not Ian Desmond. Barring a surprise, Alexei Ramirez would appear to be their choice.

  • Padres To Sign Alexei Ramirez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres have agreed to a one-year deal with free agent shortstop Alexei Ramirez, Jon Heyman reports on Twitter. A salary guarantee has yet to be reported. Ramirez, 34, had spent his entire career with the White Sox after coming over from Cuba before the 2008 season. He’s been a reliable,..." January 14

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

    w/ starting pitching field narrowed, teams seen as most likely spots for ian kennedy include royals, nats, astros & rockies

  • Carlos Villanueva signs with the Padres

    Hardball Talk "Free agent right-hander Carlos Villanueva has agreed to a one-year, $1.5 million deal with the Padres, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. Villanueva has bounced back and forth from the rotation to the bullpen throughout his 10-year career, but he was strictly a reliever for the Cardinals..." January 13

  • 156 Players File For Salary Arbitration

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Major League Baseball Players Association announced today that 156 players have filed for salary arbitration. Players and teams will formally exchange arbitration figures on Friday, and in the five to six weeks that follow, dozens of agreements will be reached. Players and teams that are..." January 13