Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- December 14

December 14, 2017

The San Diego Padres farm system is flourishing. There is much to be content with if you are a Padre fan. On Thursday, there were seven men in action throughout the winter leagues. Here is a brief recap of the day. Australian Baseball League Buddy Reed went 1-4 with a stolen base. he also struck out twice in the game. Reed has play some stellar defense in center for the…

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What Outfielders Are Being Shopped By the Padres?

December 14, 2017

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 in Negotiations on Trade of Headley and Solarte

December 13, 2017

A.J. Preller is a man on a mission. His ultimate duty is to improve a franchise that has been neglected for a long time. He is well on his way to accomplishing his mission as the Padres’ farm system is one of the best in all of baseball. The team also has some decent young major league talent, and reportedly also has money to spend. Things are about to get…

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Padres and Cubs Talking Trade for a Shortstop?

December 13, 2017

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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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 77 with James and Patrick

December 12, 2017

  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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Chase Headley Acquired From Yankees for Jabari Blash

December 12, 2017

  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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The Padres In Discussions on Trade Market for Pitching

December 12, 2017

In a recent interview with MLB.com, A.J. Preller indicates that the Padres have been active in the past few days as far as trade talks go. The MLB Winter Meetings just kicked off, and Preller tells A.J. Cassavell that “We’ve had discussions on the trade market for pitching– both starters and relievers– and on the free-agent market.” He continues to say “That’s been active, so we’ll see how things play…

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San Diego Padres 2017 Rule 5 Draft Preview

December 11, 2017

*(Update) Jabari Blash and Ryan Schimpf were traded Tuesday morning by A.J. Preller and the Padres The San Diego Padres pulled off a trifecta last year as they selected Miguel Diaz, Luis Torrens, and Allen Cordoba in the 2016 draft and kept all three for the whole season. Each will probably start the season in the minors, but they are important members of the system. This year, the team currently…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 76 with Kyle Glaser

December 10, 2017

Fresh off Baseball America’s brand new top 10 list, we thought it would be awesome to bring in Kyle Glaser. Kyle is a native San Diegan who works for BA, and he has a ton of knowledge about the Padres’ farm system. He is the man when it comes to the Padres and Baseball America. His knowledge of the system is vast. Before discussing the list, we talk about the…

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36 Years Ago Padres & Cardinals Agree on Templeton for Ozzie Smith Deal

December 10, 2017

On December 10, 1981, the St. Louis Cardinals and San Diego Padres agreed on a six-player trade. The Padres traded defensive wizard Ozzie Smith, Al Olmsted, and Steve Mura to the Cardinals for offensive shortstop Garry Templeton, Sixto Lezcano, and Luis DeLeon. The centerpieces of the deal would be Ozzie Smith and Garry Templeton, obviously, though Lezcano was viewed as a decent prospect. The major issue was that Ozzie Smith had…

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Down on The Farm: Winter League Roundup- December 9

December 9, 2017

  Saturday was a slow night for the Padres that are playing winter leagues around the globe. The players that are on Dominican and Venezuelan teams were off, so only six men were in action. The hitters were 1-17 on the day with five strikeouts, and only one hurler was on the mound for the Padres. Perhaps Sunday will be a little more eventful. Australian Baseball League Buddy Reed went…

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Padres Still Flirting with Hosmer, But Isn’t Carlos Santana a Better Option?

December 9, 2017

The Eric Hosmer talk will not die down. It is everywhere. And now that the Friars have lost out on Shohei Ohtani, the talk seems to have picked up steam. Even Peter Seidler, who is normally quite subdued, came out and spoke to the local media. He talked about his disappointment in losing out on Ohtani, but did say that the team made their best effort to secure his services….

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