Trade Possibilities: The Milwaukee Brewers & The San Diego Padres

July 24, 2017

The Milwaukee Brewers are surprisingly in the midst of a playoff race. As a team that was not expected to contend, they have some very big decisions to make in the coming week. Does the team go all-in and mortgage their future for players that could lead them to the promised land? Or does the team stand pat and possibly fall out of contention while facing the ire of their…

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San Diego Padres Trade Deadline To-Do List

July 15, 2017

The MLB Draft is in the books, the Home Run Derby has concluded, and the All-Star game was won. With the first half of the baseball calendar now complete, it is finally time to look forward to the next biggest day on the MLB calendar: the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline. With just 17 days left until July 31st, the trade deadline kicked off in a big way with the…

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Is a Potential Padres/Yankees Trade Blooming?

July 10, 2017

Over the last few weeks, reports have circulated that A.J. Preller asked for the New York Yankees stud shortstop prospect, Gleyber Torres, in exchange for prized lefty, Brad Hand. While Torres is obviously too much to surrender for a bullpen arm, the two teams may still hook up on a deal, at least that’s what reports on Saturday indicated. Since the reports neglected to note trade proposals, the fun task…

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Ryan Buchter Belongs in Discussion as a Top Lefty Trade Target

July 9, 2017

When Padres left-handed relievers are brought up in trade conversations, almost always the subject is Brad Hand. Perhaps there is another lefty in the Padres’ bullpen that deserves some attention? Ryan Buchter was a breakout relief star for the Padres after signing as a free agent last season, posting surprising numbers (63.0 IP, 78 SO, 1.032 WHIP, 11.1 SO/9, 2.86 ERA). This season, Buchter has posted impressive numbers once again…

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What is Jered Weaver’s Future as a Padre?

May 20, 2017

  This off-season, the San Diego Padres took a chance on many veteran pitchers, including former Angel, Jered Weaver. Coming into the year, Weaver was considered to be one of the more reliable options Andy Green had, given his resume in Anaheim. But now it seems Jered Weaver has one foot out the door of Major League Baseball. Weaver has not produced at all this year. In fact, he is…

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Can the Padres End Up With Hunter Greene?

April 29, 2017

  I want to be completely honest with you. I’ve never felt the need to pay any attention to MLB draft prospects, let alone high school draft prospects.Up until last year, I never even watched the draft or bothered to look who the Padres picked. Things have changed. If you don’t already know, Hunter Greene of Notre Dame High School is the consensus top draft prospect. The Padres hold the…

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Ten Potential Trade Partners for Yangervis Solarte

November 14, 2016

Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com had opined that the Padres may try to optimize Yangervis Solarte‘s value from a position of modest depth, in an attempt to further their rebuilding process. Rosenthal goes on to suggest teams with second or third base vacancies that could be of interest. However, I wonder if he would be a backup plan to teams who fail to re-sign their Plan-A players; such as a Justin…

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Padres Rumors: Five Potential Landing Spots for Andrew Cashner

July 26, 2016

The time has come for the San Diego Padres and Andrew Cashner to part ways. The right handed pitcher is well aware of the fact he will most likely be traded and it really isn’t a secret. He recently told the press that he fully expects to be dealt before the August 1 deadline. There are still some reports and feelings that the team could hold on to Cashner and…

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Padres Rumors: Five Potential Teams Interested in Melvin Upton

July 25, 2016

The San Diego Padres are surely about to make some noise on the trade front in the next week or so. The MLB trade deadline is August 1st and the Padres have plenty of players available for the right asking price. A.J. Preller is unafraid to make moves and he has definitely proved that. His latest trade of All-Star left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz only days after he pitched in the…

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Padres Rumors: 12 Padres Trade Partners & Potential Deals

July 20, 2016

The Royals have been hit hard with injuries to their core players; namely — Mike Moustakas and outfielder Lorenzo Cain. The Royals are built on pitching and elite defense. Melvin Upton is enjoying not only a resurgent year, but currently having a career year — as he’s made a couple of mechanical adjustments, and benefited from some time off during last year, both mentally and physically — as he was…

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Padres Rumors: Both Astros & Rangers Make Sense For a Padres Trade

June 25, 2016

The last 18 months have been absolutely crazy for San Diego Padres fans. The Friars went from one of the most talked about teams to a franchise that is obviously in the midst of a rebuild. It doesn’t matter what management says about the current Padres plans. Actions speak louder than words. The team is rebuilding for the future. The December 2015 acquisition spree truly did make the Padres the…

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Padres Rumors: James Shields & Possible Trade Scenarios to Orioles

March 28, 2016

When the San Diego Padres signed James Shields to a four-year deal before the 2015 season, they envisioned an ace pitcher. In reality Shields is not an ace. He is a very solid pitcher and a great competitor, but he just doesn’t have the stuff to be universally recognized as an ace at this point in his career. Most Padres fans are split when asked about the value that Shields…

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