Padres News: Padres sign pitcher Greg Reynolds to minor league deal

February 19, 2016

Another under the radar pickup, which seems to be A.J. Preller’s forte, is pitcher Greg Reynolds whom the San Diego Padres just inked to a minor league deal. The tall right handed pitcher spent some time in Japan last year for the Seibu Lions and looks to make his mark back in major league baseball. #Padres sign 6-foot-7 RHP Greg Reynolds, the second pick in 2006 draft, to minor league…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 08 with Robert Murray

February 19, 2016

This week we are extremely proud to bring you Robert Murray of baseballessential.com. Both Patrick and I currently write for BBE, so we were lucky enough to know Robert first hand. He is a great guy and has some very interesting comments regarding the Padres. Some stuff that you will definitely want to hear. The 20-year-old has broken some major stories around the league and has quickly developed a reputation…

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Padres News: Padres monitoring Cuban outfielder Alexei Bell

February 18, 2016

The San Diego Padres are still looking to make a splash in the international market. The team has had interest in several notable players but has yet sign anyone. Cuban outfielder Alexei Bell has drawn interest from A.J. Preller and the Padres and he could sign somewhere fairly soon. The stocky outfielder swings a good bat but at the age of 32, he is not considered a young prospect by…

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Padres News: Padres Announce Spring Training Non-Roster Invites; Including Infielder Nick Noonan

February 17, 2016

As is customary, the Padres announced the list of players who would be participating in the team’s Spring Training with a chance at earning a spot on the big league roster for 2016. These players, otherwise known as non-roster invites, will be given a chance to earn a job out of Spring Training. While February is usually the quietest time of the year in terms of baseball transactions, the Padres…

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Padres News: San Diego Padres Favorites to Sign Pair of Cuban Prospects

February 16, 2016

Despite much consternation from fans about the product on the field, the San Diego Padres look to have a bright future ahead of them. With six draft picks in the first 84 picks, the Padres are poised to replenish a farm system that has already taken a big step forward this offseason. The next step for A.J. Preller and company is the international market, a market in which Preller is…

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Padres Special: Remembering Padres outfielder Mike Darr

February 15, 2016

Michael Curtis Darr was born in Corona California, he was the son of a former major leaguer Mike Darr Sr. The eldest Darr pitched in one game for the Toronto Blue Jays in 1977. That was the extent of his playing career, but he helped cultivate his son into a second round pick. Mike Darr was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 1994 draft, after hitting .512 with 12…

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Padres Rumors: Matt Kemp & the possibility of a trade

February 14, 2016

It was reported early on Friday morning from Robert Murray of baseballessential.com that the Padres have listened to offers on Matt Kemp and the Oakland A’s surfaced as a potential landing spot. Soon after this report surfaced the Athletics sent two prospects to the Milwaukee Brewers for Khris Davis. There went that idea. Oakland may have kicked the tires a bit on Kemp, but a deal was surely not close, was…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 07 with Craig Goldstein

February 13, 2016

In this brand new edition of the San Diego Padres EVT Podcast, we bring you the minor league editor of Baseball Prospectus, Craig Goldstein. He sits down and speaks with us about Padres prospects and their abilities now and in the future. It is extremely interesting to get a point of view from an expert and someone who is not partial to the Padres or their prospects. He pulls no…

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Padres News: An Early San Diego Padres 2016 Draft preview

February 13, 2016

With the San Diego Padres holding six draft selections in the top 85 of the 2016 amateur player draft, they have a good chance at striking on a player who will make it to the big leagues. It goes without saying that the Padres have failed to produce top talent from years of failed drafts. In addition to player-development issues, atrocious drafts, lack of foresight into player make up, ownership’s…

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Padres News: San Diego Padres Offseason Report Card

February 12, 2016

The San Diego Padres were not good in 2015. Despite expectations from some that the city could field a winning team on the heels of A.J. Preller’s splashy offseason, the Padres were worse last season than in 2014. Even with all the movement throughout the organization. Even with a new general manager. An entirely new outfield. A new catcher. A new pitcher. An entirely new organizational philosophy. From small-market, prospect-heavy…

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Padres News: The Market for Japanese phenom Shohei Otani is heating up

February 12, 2016

I am certain you have heard of Lazaro Armentaros by now. While only 16 years old, Armentaros is looking to be the next impact talent to come out of Cuba. Not to be overshadowed, the Gurriel brothers, Yulieski and Lourde, are also trying to do the same. You’ve probably heard those names mentioned as well. However, on the other side of the world, another playing is drawing quite a bit…

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Padres Special: A look back- Friars in the Caribbean Series

February 11, 2016

The big game on Sunday inspired me to write this article on San Diego Padres history. Wait…..the Super Bowl inspired you to write an article on Padres history? No of course not, I’m referring to the Caribbean Series final between Mexico’s Venados de Mazatlan and Venezuela’s Tigres de Aragua. The game was quite the thriller, ending in walk-off style by Mexico’s designated hitter Jorge Vazquez, who ironically had been part…

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