Padres Rumors: Free Agent Holiday Shopping- Kelly Johnson

December 21, 2015

With Christmas just around the corner, almost every Major League team has an extensive list of players they want. For the San Diego Padres, that fact is no different. Following the trades of both Yonder Alonso and Jedd Gyorko, the San Diego Padres have some real uncertainty on the right side of the infield going into 2016. As it currently stands, it looks like Wil Myers and Cory Spangenberg will…


Padres Editorial: What Role Will Brandon Morrow Play in 2016?

December 18, 2015

Brandon Morrow will return to San Diego in 2016. After a disappointing injury-plagued 2015 season, the San Diego Padres announced on Thursday afternoon that they would be bringing back the right hander on a minor league deal for next season. The deal was first announced on Twitter by San Diego Padres beat writer Corey Brock. #Padres sign RHP Brandon Morrow to a MiLB deal (ST invite). Limited to 5 starts…


Padres News: Brandon Maurer a Starting Pitcher?

December 16, 2015

In what was a truly miserable season for the Padres in 2015, one of the lone bright spots for San Diego was in their bullpen. The back-end of the Padres bullpen was as good as ever, and was a force to be reckoned with, even when the rest of the team was not. Despite this success, A.J. Preller has already traded both Craig Kimbrel and Joaquin Benoit this offseason, leaving…


Padres Editorial: Can Cory Spangenberg Be An Everyday Player?

December 14, 2015

Just over a month into the 2015-2016 offseason, A.J. Preller and the San Diego Padres have already been very busy. That level of activity kept up at the Winter Meetings, with Preller and company making several moves. Perhaps the biggest of all the moves so far this offseason, was the trade of second baseman Jedd Gyorko to the St. Louis Cardinals in return for center fielder Jon Jay. With Gyorko…


Padres Editorial: Grading the Padres Offseason Acquisitions So Far

December 12, 2015

Acquisition of Jose Pirela To kick off the 2015-2016 offseason, A.J. Preller swung a trade for infielder Jose Pirela from the New York Yankees, giving up minor league pitcher Ronald Herrera in the process. It is unclear where Pirela slots in with the Padres for next season, but he will most likely compete with fellow trade acquisition Carlos Asuaje for playing time as the Padres infield utility man. In just…


Padres News: San Diego Padres Rule 5 Draft Recap

December 11, 2015

The final day of the 2015 Winter Meetings are here and the Rule 5 Draft has come and past. The Padres made several moves at this year’s draft that may have some interesting implications for next season. Before we get into who the Padres ended up with, it helps to understand all the rules and intricacies of the Rule 5 Draft. The Rule 5 Draft is structured as so: as…


Padres Editorial: Reaction & Insight to Gyorko/Jay Trade

December 8, 2015

Early on Tuesday morning for those of us on the West Coast, the San Diego Padres agreed to a deal with the St. Louis Cardinals to send second baseman Jedd Gyorko to the Cards in return for center fielder Jon Jay. The Padres also will send over $7 million to cover some of the remaining cost of the $33 million remaining on Gyorko’s deal. In sum, the Padres will save…


Padres Editorial: Padres Should Post A Bid on Kenta Maeda

December 7, 2015

As announced on Thursday, December 3rd, the Hiroshima Carp of Japan’s Central League will be posting their star pitcher Kenta Maeda for Major League Clubs to bid on. Maeda had initially requested for his club to post him as early as last week. With the success of Yu Darvish, Masahiro Tanaka and other Asian born pitchers in mind, Maeda is sure to draw a lot of attention on the free…


Padres Editorial: Why Denard Span Is a Great Free Agent Fit

December 6, 2015

On the eve of the Winter Meetings on Monday, the San Digo Padres still have quite a bit of work to do. Having already subtracted with trades of Craig Kimbrel, Joaquin Benoit and Yonder Alonso, it now appears that it is time for the Padres to start adding new pieces and filling positions of need. One of the biggest areas of need this offseason is in the outfield. With the…


Padres Editorial: The Best Fit for Tyson Ross if Traded

December 4, 2015

As the Hot Stove gets heated up, one team that has shown itself to be unafraid of making moves over the last year is the San Diego Padres. Enough was said about A.J. Preller last offseason, but he is up to similar tricks so far this offseason. Following the trades of Craig Kimbrel, Joaquin Benoit and Yonder Alonso, Preller has shown he is not afraid of making deals this offseason….


Padres News: Padres Non-Tenders and Potential Free Agent Pick Ups

December 3, 2015

The San Diego Padres announced prior to the non-tender deadline on Wednesday night that they would not be tendering contracts to infielder Will Middlebrooks, catcher Rocky Gale, or reliever Frank Vargas. The Padres did however elect to bring back first baseman Brett Wallace on a one year deal worth $1 million. With the three moves, and the return of Wallace, the Padres 40-man roster now currently sits at 36 players….


Padres News: Evaluation of the Yonder Alonso Trade

December 2, 2015

Early Wednesday morning it was announced that the San Diego Padres and Oakland Athletics had come to terms on a multi-player trade that sent first baseman Yonder Alonso and reliever Marc Rzepczynski to the Athletics for Major league pitcher Drew Pomeranz, minor league pitcher Jose Torres and a player to be named later. For the Padres this was a move sending two expendable players and getting back two cheaper alternatives…