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Padres News: Rymer dealt to Brewers for more Left-Handed Pitching

The San Diego Padres found a trade partner for Rymer Liriano who was designated for assignment last week with the official signing of shortstop Alexei Ramirez. The former top prospect had obviously fallen out of favor within the organization and it came as no surprise he was let go. In return for Liriano the Padres gained another talented young left-handed pitcher. Trevor Seidenberger, 23, was the Milwaukee Brewers 12th round…

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Padres News: Free Agent Leftovers (Relief Pitchers)

The San Diego Padres bullpen used to be the strength of the team. The franchise has a long history of a solid relief corp. From Rollie Fingers to Craig Kimbrel, the Padres have really had some dominant closers. The 2016 season will see the Padres with a completely rebuilt bullpen. Craig Kimbrel and Joaquin Benoit are gone. Fernando Rodney, Carlos Villanueva and Drew Pomeranz enter. Rodney will be the closer to…

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Chargers Editorial: If Spanos leaves, the “Chargers” name should stay in San Diego

With the Chargers positioning themselves to leave the city of San Diego, could the franchise leave its name with the city? It seems more and more likely that Dean Spanos is positioning himself to move in with the Los Angeles Rams and form a partnership. The two teams could share the Los Angeles Coliseum until their new stadium is completed at the old Hollywood Park site. However if the Chargers…

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Padres News: San Diego Padres Poised to Exceed 2016-2017 International Bonus Pool

By now the narrative is well established. The San Diego Padres, and more specifically new general manager A.J. Preller, blew up the team’s farm system, trading away future talent for the possibility of some present success. As we all know, that strategy did not work out the way the Padres had planned, and Preller is left to pick up the pieces of a confused big league roster with a thin…

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Padres Editorial: Melvin Upton and Unfair Criticism

When the Padres acquired Craig Kimbrel last offseason, Padre fans were abuzz. Not only did the Padres get one of the best closers in all of baseball, but they also had made several trades to revamp a historically bad offense. The Padres did give up talent, and took on the contract of Melvin Upton Jr. that the Braves desperately wanted rid of, but nevertheless, Kimbrel was worth that price for…

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Padres News: Bronson Arroyo on the Padres Radar?

The market for veteran right hander Bronson Arroyo is picking up steam. Arroyo told me decision on signing could be soon. Nats offered minor lg deal. #reds could present offer soon. He threw on Fri. Story coming — Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) January 25, 2016 In addition to the interest from the Reds and Nationals, the Marlins, Pirates, and Padres have all expressed at least some level of interest. It appears…

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Padres Editorial: Padres Should Be Very Interested in Tim Lincecum Showcase

With most of the biggest free agents now off the market, attention now turns to the a more risky yet intriguing options. Qualifying offer players, such as Ian Desmond, Dexter Fowler, and Yovani Gallardo, still remain on the market. While no one has questioned the talent of those players, they still come with some question marks. However, players like Doug Fister and Cliff Lee come with even bigger question marks. Tim…

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Padres News: Free Agent Leftovers (Starting Pitchers)

The San Diego Padres starting staff is strength for the team. James Shields, Tyson Ross and Andrew Cashner are more than capable of being absolutely dominant on any given night. Shields is being paid as the teams ace, but in reality Tyson Ross is the Padres best starting pitcher. Shields had a down year last year, but in all reality he wasn’t as bad as most Padres fans would have…

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Padres Editorial: Yangervis Solarte a Viable Option at 3B?

When the Padres traded Chase Headley to the Yankees in July of 2014, many viewed the trade as a “dump” for them. Headley’s time in San Diego had passed and both sides needed to go in a different direction. In return for Headley, the Padres acquired Yangervis Solarte and Rafael De Paula. At the time, analysts viewed Solarte as an “old” rookie and De Paula as the main piece, with…

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Brewer’s Banter: Padres sign Rodney, Cespedes & Gallardo discussed

Fernando Rodney Not a lot of big news came out of Padre land this week. Probably the biggest news, being that is was the only real notable news, was the signing of RHP Fernando Rodney. The Padres are offering Fernando Rodney plenty of incentives. 1-year guarantee is $2M. 2-year max is $18.6M. https://t.co/L0N5GDgevx — Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) January 20, 2016 The deal is kind of complicated. For a base salary…

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