Padres Rumors & News

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Padres have discussed #Brewers’ Sardinas as option at SS. Preller had Sardinas in TEX. No recent talks between clubs, however.

  • Padres bring back their brown uniforms, sort of

    Yahoo! Sports "There's a legion of baseball fans out there who've campaigned for years to get the San Diego Padres to bring back their brown uniforms. On Wednesday, their wish came true — sort of. The Padres announced that they'll wear their brown pinstriped uniforms from the late '80s for five games during..." January 29

  • Any suitors for Everth Cabrera? "If not for his offseason problems, Everth Cabrera would likely have already been signed to a deal for 2015. There is still plenty of risk tied to the shortstop, making it unclear which teams, if any, are willing to roll the dice on the free agent. As Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune..." January 27

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    Jesse Sanchez @JesseSanchezMLB

    Sources: Brewers, #Rangers, #Giants, #Yankees, #RedSox, #Padres & #Dodgers among teams to see Moncada in private workouts this month.

  • Padres sign Ramiro Pena

    Hardball Talk "The Padres announced this afternoon that they signed infielder Ramiro Pena to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Pena played well in a small sample with the Braves in 2013 before undergoing season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder, but he..." January 26

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    everth cabrera could become a 2b consideration for jays. weeks seems to be further down their list.

  • 9d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: #Padres on periphery of Shields sweepstakes, unlikely to land him. Teams with heaviest interest still unclear.

  • 11d
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Ronald Belisario, who spent part of last year closing for White Sox, has received interest from #Nats, #BlueJays, #RedSox, and #Rays.

  • 11d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    yankees, jays, padres among half dozen teams considering johan santana, who's planning to start thursday for magallanes

  • Padres pinned as front-runners for Cole Hamels

    Gaslamp Ball "Despite the distribution of some of the Padres' biggest prospects, San Diego has kept their farm's cream of the crop. This puts them in the most-likely-to-land-a-trade seat on the Phillies' play-hard-to-get dating show. According to ESPN's Jim Bowden, as of now the most likely competition or..." January 20

  • Alexi Amarista signs two-year contract with Padres

    Hardball Talk "Utility man Alexi Amarista, who was arbitration eligible for the first time, has agreed to a two-year, $2.5 million contract with the Padres according to Jon Heyman of MLB Trade Rumors had Amarista projected to make $1.5 million via arbitration for 2015, so the Padres are getting..." January 16

  • San Diego's Petco Park to host 2016 All-Star Game "The 2016 All-Star Game -- and, of course, all the events that go along with it -- will be held in San Diego, Major League Baseball announced Thursday." January 15

  • Cabrera's case postponed, trial set

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The case of Everth Cabrera, the former Padres shortstop who has been charged with resisting arrest, has been continued until March, a San Diego County District Attorney spokesman said. Cabrera, who last month pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge, had been scheduled for a readiness hearing..." January 15

  • Ace Hamels still on Padres' radar; Wil Myers not involved in talks "Fresh off a trio of bold impact moves to rework their entire outfield and the middle of their lineup, the aggressive Padres are still said to be alive for another potential blockbuster, this one involving Philly's ace lefthander Cole Hamels – although, others teams also are in the mix, and..." January 13

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #Rockies talking to free-agent RHP Vogelsong, per @jonmorosi. Rox, #SFGiants, #Padres also looking at trade for #Mets’ Gee, per sources.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #Rockies talking to free-agent RHP Vogelsong, per @jonmorosi. Rox, #SFGiants, #Padres also looking at trade for #Mets’ Gee, per sources.

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    Matt Eddy @MattEddyBA

    #Padres sign RH relievers Marcos Mateo & Jose Valverde and LH reliever Scott Elbert, another former #Dodgers player

  • Hoffman eager to make entrance

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Sound the bells. It’s about time for Trevor Hoffman to make an appearance. On the Hall of Fame ballot. Tuesday's Hall of Fame election of Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio put the Class of 2015 in the books. And it puts Hoffman — as well as Ken Griffey Jr. — on..." January 08

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Josh Johnson: $1M base, $6.25M incentives based on games started, beginning with 5. Maxes out at 33 GS. #padres

  • New LF Upton not fazed by Padres' ballpark "New Padres left fielder Justin Upton isn't intimidated at all by Petco Park. In fact, Upton, who was introduced along with new December acquisitions Wil Myers, Derek Norris and Will Middlebrooks on Tuesday, has 10 homers and a .291 average in 46 career games at Petco Park, where the spacious..." January 07

  • Myers hopes for healthy season in San Diego

    Tampa Tribune "On Tuesday, former Rays right fielder Wil Myers made his first comments since his December trade to the San Diego Padres during the team’s press conference to introduce the newly acquired Myers, Justin Upton, Matt Kemp and Will Middlebrooks. Myers said he was surprised by the trade and that he..." January 07

  • Pedro, Big Unit, Smoltz, Biggio make Hall of Fame "Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday. The three pitchers were voted in on their first time on the ballot, while Biggio was selected in his third year. Johnson received 97.3 percent..." January 06

  • Padres pushed for Kuroda?

    San Diego Union-Tribune "In one dizzying week, A.J. Preller overhauled the Padres’ entire outfield. After a short holiday break, the Padres’ rookie general manager turned his attention toward a strength, further buoying the back end of the bullpen this week with a pair of trades for Shawn Kelley and Brandon..." January 02

  • Padres trade Seth Smith to Mariners for Brandon Maurer

    SB Nation "San Diego receives potential back-end bullpen help in exchange for its best hitter from 2014. The Seattle Mariners on Tuesday acquired outfielder Seth Smith from the San Diego Padres in exchange for relief pitcher Brandon Maurer, according to a team announcement. Smith, 32, hit..." December 31

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    Seth Smith for Brandon Maurer deal is done, source says.

  • Yankees continue shedding salary by trading Shawn Kelley to Padres "For decades the Yankees have used their financial might to absorb salaries in trades. Whether it was taking on $35+ million to get Bobby Abreu when Gary Sheffield or Hideki Matsui got hurt or absorbing more than $7 million when John Wetteland got too expensive for the Expos, New York has been the..." December 30

  • Before deciding on the Cubs, David Ross heard on the radio that he signed with the Padres

    WEEI Boston "David Ross thought the entire offseason was bizarre enough. As the former Red Sox catcher put it, “€œI was blown away and flattered by the offers and opportunities that came my way. It really shocked me.”€ Then the morning of Dec. 19 came around, and that took the unpredictability to another..." December 28

  • Japanese infielder Takashi Toritani reportedly “mulling offers” from Blue Jays, Padres

    Toronto Star "Since the Blue Jays traded Aaron Hill to the Arizona Diamondbacks midway through the 2011 season, the club has used 14 different players at second base. The keystone corner has been a revolving door of disappointment and remains the Jays’ only vacancy among the starting nine. With pickings..." December 28

  • The average major league salary is up to $3.8 million

    Hardball Talk "The best things in life are free. But you can keep them for the birds and bees: Major League Baseball’s average salary shot up to more than $3.8-million (U.S.) this year following the steepest rise since 2001, putting big-leaguers on track to top the $4-million barrier for the first time in..." December 24

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    Matt Eddy @MattEddyBA

    #Astros sign Dan Johnson and #Padres sign Brett Wallace to minor league deals, taking a couple big 1B bats off board

  • Orioles still interested in Padres' Seth Smith and Will Venable, sources say

    Baltimore Sun "The hot stove likely will be set on simmer and put on the back burner after today for the holidays. The industry usually goes quiet in the week between Christmas and New Year's Day. That doesn't mean the Orioles won't continue to survey their options on adding outfielders, which remains their..." December 24

  • Twins sign Tim Stauffer for $2.2 million

    Hardball Talk "Right-hander Tim Stauffer has agreed to a one-year, $2.2 million contract with the Twins. Stauffer had success as a starter early in his career, but injuries led to a shift to the bullpen and he’s fared well there with a 3.63 ERA and 131/43 K/BB ratio in 134 innings during the past two seasons." December 23

  • The Dodgers will pay the Padres $18 million toward Matt Kemp’s salary in 2015

    Hardball Talk "In addition to trading Matt Kemp and Tim Federowicz to the Padres last week in exchange for Yasmani Grandal, Joe Wieland, and Zach Eflin, the Dodgers agreed to pay $32 million of the $107 million remaining on Kemp’s contract. Ronald Blum of the Associated Press has a breakdown of the payments..." December 23

  • Sources: Josh Johnson agrees to incentive-laden, one-year deal with Padres

    Yahoo! Sports "Starting pitcher Josh Johnson agreed to a one-year, $1 million deal with the San Diego Padres that includes incentives that could net him an additional $6.25 million, sources with knowledge of the deal told Yahoo Sports. The deal is pending a physical, though the Padres are familiar with the..." December 23

  • Sources: Hamels-Myers talk premature

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres are believed to have at least some interest in Phillies ace Cole Hamels, a left-hander and native San Diegan who could put their rotation over the top. But, for now, it doesn’t appear that General Manager A.J. Preller will be flipping another just-acquired player in his ongoing..." December 23

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    dan haren said to be holding out hope for trade to angels or padres. why not? SD has acquired everyone else!

  • San Diego has talked about Hamels trade "The Padres have had discussions about trading for San Diego native Cole Hamels with new outfielder Wil Myers as potential bait, according to a baseball source. The Padres have been baseball’s busiest team since the Winter Meetings ended in San Diego earlier this month, acquiring three starting..." December 22

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    Jim Duquette @Jim_Duquette

    Larry Reynolds - Justin Upton's agent told us they're open to a contract extension in SD but as long as it's before spring training starts

  • MLB, umpires reach agreement on new contract

    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 21

  • Trade official, Turner can't join Nats til June

    CSN Washington "The complex, 3-team, 11-player trade that was agreed upon Wednesday is now official. But the prized shortstop prospect the Nationals will be receiving as part of the deal still can't join his new organization for another six months. The Nationals announced their end of the trade Friday, with..." December 20

  • Padres expected to host 2016 All-Star Game at Petco Park

    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

  • Report: Braves trade Justin Upton to Padres

    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

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Source: Padres nearing a deal that would send Ryan Hanigan to Boston for Will Middlebrooks.

  • A's deal C Derek Norris to Padres "The Oakland Athletics have traded starting catcher Derek Norris to the San Diego Padres, sources told'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

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    Tim Brown @TBrownYahoo

    It appears Dodgers and Padres have worked through lingering issues. They are all but done with the Kemp trade. Rollins coming from Philly.

  • 43d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    david ross is signing with padres

  • GM A.J. Preller likely not done reshaping Padres lineup "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

  • Rollins trade still in place despite Kemp snag

    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

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    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."

  • 44d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    should be big deal announced sometime soon, perhaps tonite. the wil myers, 11-plsyer, 3-team extravaganza is still a go.

Padres Forum Top 5

  1. Will our defense really be that bad?
    Last post: EddieGaedelMVP
  2. still need a 1b and a ss!
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  3. Cole Hamels???
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  4. AJ Preller aka.....Maverick!!!!!
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  5. Padres Acquire Wil Myers
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