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…


Padres News: Free Agent Target- Doug Fister

December 1, 2015

After the San Diego Padres pitching staff had a stellar 2014 season, the entire group took a huge step back in 2015. While the Padres did lose right hander Jesse Hahn and a few others, they also added both James Shields and Brandon Morrow. The issue was that neither of those two worked out for the Padres and the rest of the staff took a step back from the great…


Padres News: Free Agent Target- Bronson Arroyo

November 30, 2015

According to a report by Robert Murray of BaseballEssential, Bronson Arroyo is drawing some interest from as many as five teams. Could the San Diego Padres be one of those teams? Arroyo is coming off a completely lost season, one in which he was traded twice, first from the Arizona Diamondbacks to the Atalanta Braves in what was more or less a salary dump/prospect buy, and then from the Braves…


Padres News: John Axford a Possibility for Padres?

November 29, 2015

Last Friday it was announced  that John Axford would be designated for assignment by the Rockies, along with Tommy Kahnle, Rex Brothers, and Wilin Rosario. Two out of the three other players have already found new homes, with Rosario still stuck in DFA limbo. The Rockies made these moves to make room for several top prospects on the 40 man roster, including, position players Trevor Story and Raimel Tapia as…


Padres News:Trade Target-Trevor Plouffe

November 28, 2015

With the poor season of Will Middlebrooks and the up and down season of Jedd Gyorko fresh on Padre fans minds, the Padres could certainly use some upgraded depth in the infield. Yangervis Solarte had a strong season at third base in 2015, while Gyorko had a strong second half of the season at second base/shortstop. Despite these strong seasons for both players, the Padres could still be in the…


Padres News: Padres Sign Several Minor Leaguers

November 28, 2015

On Wednesday it was announced that the San Diego Padres made several minor league free agent signings. Included in these signings were RHPs Juan Arias, Johnny Hellweg, Daniel McCutchen, Martires Arias,  and Luis Diaz. Arias and McCutchen were both re-signed by the Padres while the other three players were all brought in from outside of the organization. While these are just minor league deals, several of these players have interesting…


Padres Editorial: Should Padres Consider Signing Tim Lincecum?

November 25, 2015

While the attention has been almost entirely on the upper echelon free agent pitchers this offseason, one player in particular has gone under the radar. And that may continue into the new year. According to a report by Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Tim Lincecum is healing well from his season ending hip surgery and is preparing for a January showcase before making his decision on which team to sign…


Padres News: Padres Front Office Meets with Japanese Free Agent Nabuhiro Matsuda

November 24, 2015

According to a report by Ken Rosenthal, Padres general manager A.J. Preller and director of player personnel Logan White met with recently with Japanese free agent Nabuhiro Matsuda. *Special note this was brought to Rosenthal’s attention by die-hard San Diego Sports fan…@bigyettisd…. kudos #Padres execs A.J. Preller and Logan White met this week with Japanese free-agent 3B Nabuhiro Matsuda, as first reported by Sponichi. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 24,…


Padres Editorial: Why Wei-Yin Chen Should be a Padres Offseason Priority

November 23, 2015

With names like Zack Greinke, David Price and Jordan Zimmermann, this offseason’s free agent pitching class is one of the best in recent memory. There are a lot of teams in need of pitching upgrades, and a lot of free agents are going to get paid very well. The San Diego Padres are one of the teams in need of pitching help going forward. With all the names on the…


Padres News: Analyzing the Padres “New” Farm System

November 22, 2015

Just barely three weeks into the 2015-2016 offseason, the San Diego Padres have already made quite a bit of noise. The Padres traded both Joaquin Benoit and Craig Kimbrel, and have also made several other smaller moves. A.J. Preller and company are just getting started. After such a disappointing 2015 season, the Padres have a long to-do list this offseason and are wasting no time getting started on it. This…