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Tijuana Xolos: Mateus Gonçalves Joins Team, Mauricio Cuero Goes To Ascenso MX

This Thursday, it was the second and final day of the Liga MX Draft, where teams can make transactions within the Mexican league. Thursday was meant to be exclusively for teams from the second-tier league to make deals but the Xolos did manage to sign a player from a Liga MX team. There were two transactions made this Thursday as Club Tijuana played its first preseason training match in Mazatlan,…

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Would it be the End of the World if the Padres Kept Chase Headley in 2018?

The Padres acquired former Padre Chase Headley and RHP Bryan Mitchell on Tuesday from the Yankees for Jabari Blash. Clearly the team wanted to acquire a team controlled pitcher with some potential, while washing their hands of Blash. In doing so, they also ended up taking on Chase Headley and his $13 million salary. The initial reaction of many was that the Padres had erred in this transaction. Why on…

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Tijuana Xolos: Pablo Aguilar Returns To Tijuana, Joe Corona Joins Club America, & More From First Day Of Draft

The first of two days of the Liga MX Draft ahead of the Clausura 2018 competition kicked off this Wednesday. Of course, this is not the standard definition of a draft seen in other major sports. This is a gathering between Liga MX teams to make transactions within the league before the start of the next tournament. Teams can only buy and sell players within Mexico in these two days,…

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What Outfielders Are Being Shopped By the Padres?

Earlier this week on Padres Radio, A.J. Preller indicated that the team is talking trade of an outfielder this winter. Kind of strange, as the majority of the rumors have been swirling around Brad Hand and Yangervis Solarte. Now, most seem to center around recently acquired third baseman Chase Headley. Still, Preller is one who keeps all his doors open. He always thinks outside the box. In this day and…

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Padres and Cubs Talking Trade for a Shortstop?

The annual MLB Winter Meetings are a place where most trade talks are initialized by teams. A deal might not necessarily happen at the jovial event, but the groundwork is laid by most general managers, as they begin to formulate and execute a plan for the 2018 season. The Padres are currently weighing their options, as the team has many paths they may go down. Eric Hosmer rumors are still…

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A.J. Preller Has Busy Day at Winter Meetings, Swings Two Trades and Continues Negotiations

A.J. Preller has been a busy man at the Orlando Winter Meetings, as he swung two different trades with two teams from the A.L. East. Preller began by sending Jabari Blash to the Yankees for third baseman Chase Headley, right-handed reliever Bryan Mitchell, and cash considerations, then cleared space on the 40-man roster by trading Ryan Schimpf to the Tampa Bay Rays for minor league infielder Deion Tansel. Preller has…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 77 with James and Patrick

  The San Diego Padres are starting to make some moves. In a surprise addition, the team re-acquired Chase Headley from the New York Yankees on Tuesday. The deal sends Jabari Blash to New York and also brings Bryan Mitchell to the Padres. Mitchell is a relief pitcher with a decent arm who the Padres plan to turn back into a starting pitcher. The Padres will eat all of Headley’s…

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USD’s Defense Carries Team to Best Start in Program History

For ten games now in the 2017-18 season, the University of San Diego has grounded its identity in keeping opponents off the scoreboard. The team leads the West Coast Conference in scoring defense (59.7 points per game) and shooting defense (37.3 percent), and leads the nation in three-point shooting defense at 22.4 percent. The defense-first philosophy has kept the team in games in challenging environments already this year, resulting in…

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Chase Headley Acquired From Yankees for Jabari Blash

  In a surprising move, the San Diego Padres have re-acquired third baseman Chase Headley from the New York Yankees for slugging outfielder Jabari Blash. Also in the deal is right-handed pitcher Bryan Mitchell. The Padres take on all of Headley’s $13 million dollar salary in the deal, as they appear to be absorbing money in order to get their hands on Mitchell. The Yankees’ former pitcher has decent upside…

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