Sporting News "Major League Baseball and its umpires will maintain labor peace for the next few seasons. The sides agreed to a five-year collective bargaining agreement late Friday, The Associated Press reported. The current agreement was set to expire Dec. 31. The umpires and team owners will hold..." December 20
Hardball Talk "Scott Miller of Bleacher Report is reporting that Petco Park will likely be the host of the 2016 All-Star Game. An announcement is expected to come in January. As Miller noted in a reply on Twitter, this will be an odd instance in which one league hosts the midsummer festivities in back-to-back..." December 20
The Score "The San Diego Padres now have a Big 3 to fill out spacious Petco Park. Multiple reports said Friday the club has traded for Atlanta Braves slugger Justin Upton, capping a wild 48 hours that saw the Padres deal for a trio of power-hitting outfielders. It remains unclear who the Braves will..." December 19
Source: Padres nearing a deal that would send Ryan Hanigan to Boston for Will Middlebrooks.
ESPN.com "The Oakland Athletics have traded starting catcher Derek Norris to the San Diego Padres, sources told ESPN.com's Buster Olney on Thursday. Norris, in his third MLB season, posted career highs in 2014 of .270 in batting average with 10 homers and 55 RBIs for the A's. It was part of a busy..." December 19
It appears Dodgers and Padres have worked through lingering issues. They are all but done with the Kemp trade. Rollins coming from Philly.
david ross is signing with padres
CBSSports.com "The Padres' deals to acquire Matt Kemp, Wil Myers and others are just about to be announced while they've also reportedly acquired catcher Derek Norris. A quick once-over says new general manager A.J. Preller likely isn't done reshaping this ballclub. Let's check it out. Catcher The future..." December 19
CSN Philly "A week after striking a deal to send Jimmy Rollins to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Phillies are still waiting to see what the return will be for the well-decorated veteran shortstop. The holdup continues to be a proposed trade that would send outfielder Matt Kemp from the Dodgers to the San..." December 18
Matt Kemp's agent, Junior Spivey, says of trade, "Everything is OK. We're just waiting on the final details. Should be good to go."
should be big deal announced sometime soon, perhaps tonite. the wil myers, 11-plsyer, 3-team extravaganza is still a go.
The holdup in Matt Kemp trade is because the physical revealed arthritis in both hips. The #Padres continue to consult medical experts.
josh johnson headed back to padres. base expected to be a bit less than $2M with incentives that can take him back to $8M.
Hardball Talk "A massive three-team, 11-player trade has officially been agreed upon between the Rays, Padres, and Nationals. Jim Bowden of SiriusXM and ESPN.com was first to post the entire breakdown … RAYS GET … Steven Souza, outfielder, from Nationals Travis Ott, pitcher, from Nationals Rene Rivera,..." December 18
This is getting weird. #Padres official: “Still inconclusive on Kemp.” Is trade in jeopardy? “Not yet.”
Austin Hedges is not in Myers deal according to source
Sporting News "President Barack Obama's desire to restore relations with Cuba could have a significant impact on Major League Baseball. Obama said Wednesday he wants the U.S. to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba because isolating the communist Caribbean country has not worked. "Neither the American..." December 17
Hardball Talk "The Matt Kemp-to-the-Padres trade is not yet official. Why? The results of the physical have not yet been approved or rubberstamped or whatever one does with the results of physicals." December 17
Hardball Talk "Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reported last week that the Rays had received calls from “about a half-dozen teams” regarding the availability of young outfielder Wil Myers. And it appears the Tampa Bay front office was paying attention to those calls … According to FOX Sports’ Ken..." December 17
Source: The #Padres have signed RHP Brandon Morrow to a one-year contract. Team has not confirmed.
Morrow's deal with the #Padres: $2.5 million guarantee + chance to earn $5 million in bonuses for starting and $1 million for relieving.
Fox Sports "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..." December 15
Source: #Padres have made one-year, incentive-laden offer to free-agent RHP Brandon Morrow. Only 87 2/3 IP in 2013-14 due to injuries.
The #Padres remain one of the clubs pursuing J-Up. I wouldn't be shocked if J-Up and Kemp are together in San Diego next year.
MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres and left-hander Kwang-Hyun Kim were unable to reach agreement on a contract by today’s deadline of 4pm CT, according to a tweet from the Global Sporting Information firm. The Padres will be refunded the $2MM they posted to win the right to negotiate with Kim, and the lefty will return..." December 12
San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres have reached an agreement with the Dodgers that would send outfielder Matt Kemp and catcher Tim Federowicz to San Diego in exchange for catcher Yasmani Grandal and a pair of pitching prospects, sources told the U-T. The Padres would also receive roughly $30 million to help offset the..." December 12
CBSSports.com "The Padres and Dodgers continue to work on a potential Matt Kemp blockbuster, and there appears to be some progress. "It has legs," said someone familiar with the talks, which have been going on for weeks. Catcher Yasmani Grandal would be the centerpiece of a trade if it is worked out. " December 11
Add Jesse Hahn to the list of pitchers Padres would move in order to bring in a bat.
Forbes.com "With 2014 soon coming to a close, Bud Selig and Major League Baseball can look back and say, “It was a very good year.” The league will see approx. $9 billion in gross revenues for the 2014 calendar year, a new record. Adjustments are still be calculated that could push the league slightly over..." December 10
hear orioles, rangers and mariners, 3 early kemp players, are all out on him. seems like might be padres or bust.
Dallas Morning News "As the winter meetings begin with anticipation that this time – for the first time in years – a full-fledged swap meet will break out, there is no shortage of impact players available on the trade market. As the Rangers lock themselves into their well-stocked suite at the Manchester Grand Hyatt..." December 08
Pitcher Joe Wieland has agreed on $590,000 deal with #padres to avoid salary arbitration.
San Diego Union-Tribune "Everth Cabrera plead not guilty to a misdemeanor account of resisting arrest Thursday via fax, a San Diego County District Attorney spokesman said. The former Padres shortstop requested the counter arraignment in lieu of the formal proceeding, which was scheduled Monday as Major League Baseball’s..." December 06
Hardball Talk "We heard last week that the Dodgers and Padres were talking about a possible Matt Kemp trade and FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that discussions are ongoing. Nothing is imminent, as the Dodgers continue to talk to other teams and they aren’t considered closer to a deal with the Padres than..." December 05
#Padres non-tender Everth Cabrera. Yonder Alonso is safe for now.
Padres said to be aggressively looking for hitters who can help them contend for NL West title immediately.
Hearing this too. “@Buster_ESPN: Other teams say the Padres have gotten more aggressive in marketing Yasmani Grandal in trade discussions.”
Sources: #Padres getting “ton of inquiries” on their catchers - Grandal, Rivera and top prospect Austin Hedges. Talks active.
MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres missed out on Pablo Sandoval, who signed with the Red Sox earlier today, and MLB.com’s Corey Brock reports that the they are now heavily focused on trades, although Yasmany Tomas appears to be one notable exception. According to Brock, the Padres are believed to have reached out to the..." November 26
CBSSports.com "The Padres just made a big push for Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas, the Braves are on their way to the Dominican Republic to view Tomas and now the Giants, who've always been involved, have extra reason to make a bigger push for Tomas since Pablo Sandoval is going to Boston. Tomas, who's been..." November 24
ESPN.com "Free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval is expected to make a decision about his baseball future this week, according to his brother and co-agent. Michael Sandoval did not specify which teams are in the running, but he told ESPNBoston.com's Gordon Edes on Saturday that Pablo Sandoval has..." November 23
San Francisco Gate "I hear Pablo Sandoval has received his highest contract offer from the Padres but is leaning toward accepting an offer from the Red Sox, though events could change in a hurry. Giants assistant GM Bobby Evans, who spoke with agent Gustavo Vasquez on Thursday morning, had suggested the third..." November 23
MLB.com "The Padres could be primed to make a big splash during the Hot Stove season moving forward. General manager A.J. Preller met with the agent for free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval on Friday in Miami and is expected to fly to the Dominican Republic on Saturday to meet with the agent for..." November 23