Tag Archives: San Diego Padres

Posted on February 18, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine After a long, drawn-out free agent process, Eric Hosmer has finally made up his mind. Late Saturday night, reports surfaced that Hosmer has agreed to sign with the San Diego Padres. The deal is reportedly worth $144 million over eight years. It will be the largest contract […]

Posted on January 7, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine For the second time this offseason, the Toronto Blue Jays have added to their infield via trade. On Saturday, the Blue Jays aquired Yangervis Solarte from the San Diego Padres. In return, the Padres will receive a pair of prospects: outfielder Edward Olivares and right-handed pitcher Jared Carkuff. […]

Posted on December 15, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The San Diego Padres have been busier than usual during the early part of the offseason. What’s more surprising is that unlike past years, the Padres are adding players for the present and not selling for the future. On Friday, San Diego swung a trade to acquire […]

Posted on December 12, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine After making the Giancarlo Stanton trade official, the New York Yankees were quick to make their second significant trade of the offseason. On Tuesday, the Yankees agreed to send third baseman Chase Headley and pitcher Bryan Mitchell to the San Diego Padres for outfielder Jabari Blash. From […]

Posted on December 6, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The San Diego Padres are one of the last teams you’d expect to sign one of the top free agents on the open market this winter. But that may be about to change. Not only are the Padres one of seven finalist for Japanese sensation Shohei Ohtani, […]

Posted on December 3, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The San Diego Padres are midway through a massive rebuilding project. But they trust the person running the show enough to give him the job security he needs to see the project to its conclusion. That person is GM A.J. Preller, who has been given a contact […]

Posted on March 22, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The San Diego Padres haven’t had a winning season since 2010, and based on the state of the team’s rebuilding efforts, it could be a few more years until that changes. San Diego has a nice collection of young talent, but even the team’s front office admits […]

Posted on March 15, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Washington Nationals have announced that catcher Derek Norris has been released. Norris was placed on waivers last week, but with the Nationals unable to find a trade partner willing to take Norris, they were forced to release him. The Nationals parting ways with Norris has been […]

Posted on August 6, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine One of the more controversial issues involving the myriad of trades made over the past few weeks was the Miami Marlins returning pitcher Colin Rea to the San Diego Padres after Rea was removed in the 4th inning of his Marlins debut with an elbow injury. That […]

Posted on July 29, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The fire sale the San Diego Padres have been holding all summer continued Friday morning, and this time the beneficiaries were the Miami Marlins. The Marlins, desperate to add starting pitching, have acquired pitchers Andrew Cashner, Colin Rea, and Tayron Guerrero from the Padres in exchange for […]

Posted on July 27, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The San Diego Padres have been one of the most active sellers this season, already trading four notable players, most recently Melvin Upton Jr., and they won’t appear to be done just yet. According to reports, the team is working hard and making progress on a trade […]

Posted on July 26, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The Toronto Blue Jays have bolstered their outfield by acquiring Melvin Upton Jr. from the San Diego Padres. The trade was confirmed Tuesday morning, with the Padres receiving pitching prospect Hansel Rodriguez in return for Upton. San Diego will pay $5 million of the roughly $22 million […]

Posted on July 15, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The Boston Red Sox pulled off the biggest move of the trade season thus far on Thursday, acquiring left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz from the San Diego Padres in exchange for pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza. Many considered Pomeranz to be the best pitcher who may be available in […]

Posted on July 12, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Just a couple days after San Diego Padres ownership insinuated that the team was not looking to trade first baseman Will Myers but would be willing to listen to offers for starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz, reports have surfaced linking the southpaw with the Texas Rangers. According to […]

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