What “Dead Money” Really Means for the Padres

March 14, 2017

Recently it was pointed out by Fangraphs’ Craig Edwards, in a piece he wrote, that the Padres were among teams with the most “dead money” on their payroll. Not surprisingly, the Dodgers topped the list. Los Angeles’ big market has taken on big contracts to facilitate trades, and have invested consistently on the international front, along with big free agent signings and extensions to star players. The Yankees and Angels…

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Padres Still Pulling Young Talent: Sign Cuban Lefty 18-Year-Old Hurler Osvaldo Hernandez

March 13, 2017

  Since the international market opened up, the San Diego Padres have been hard at work bringing in the cream of the crop. Today, they brought in 18-year-old Cuban lefty, Osvaldo Hernandez, on a $2.5 million contract. Hernandez became an MLB free agent last month, and drew interest from a good number of solid clubs. The Padres had been in the mix for Hernandez since before his free agency was…

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Adrian Morejon’s Path to the Padres

February 28, 2017

  Ever since the July 2nd MLB International Signing Day, arguably no team has been busier, or as financially committed as the San Diego Padres. On the first day alone, the Padres scooped up a bundle of heralded international prospects, including three out of the top six. They did not stop there, though. They have been constantly active since that July 2 date, signing and adding talent from all over…

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Every A.J. Preller Trade Revisited (All 35)

February 27, 2017

When the San Diego Padres hired A.J. Preller in August of 2014, the team knew he would make changes. The ownership group was aware that he would likely bring his own philosophy. With that thought process, he would bring in players that fit the mold that the young G.M. is trying to produce. Deals would be made as the team attempted to build a winning tradition. He wasted no time…

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Mason Thompson Interview- Wise Beyond His Years

February 25, 2017

A.J. Preller has taken a bunch of criticism from the national media recently. Though some might question his prior techniques when it comes to medical records and such, there will never be a question about his ability to evaluate talent. He has the scout’s eye when it comes to judging players and their abilities, and for that, he should be commended. The Padres held the 85th overall pick in the…

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San Diego Padres Top-50 Prospects

February 22, 2017

  The current San Diego Padres‘ farm system is something to take great pride in. This regime has certainly invested in the team’s future, and it shows in the wealth of minor league talent throughout the system. In fact, this list I constructed swelled from a top-30 list all the way to a top-50 list simply because the team has so much talent that deserves to be praised. The San…

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A Look at the Padres Non-Roster Spring Training Invites

February 20, 2017

  February might seriously be the most boring time of the year for a baseball fan. The Christmas holiday has just passed, football season is over, and baseball is on the verge of pitchers and catchers reporting. As boring as February can be, it is a sign that baseball is right around the corner. With pitchers and catchers reporting this week, it is only a matter of weeks before we…

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Signing Jered Weaver Makes Sense for the Padres

February 18, 2017

  The San Diego Padres announced on Feb. 18 that they have agreed to a deal with pitcher Jered Weaver. The contract is for one-year and the former Angels’ pitcher will make $3 million dollars once he passes his physical. The deal is supposed to be announced on Monday.. “He’s always been a winner, his entire career,” general manager A.J. Preller told Padres.com, the team’s official website. “[He] has been…

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Padres RHP Prospect Michell Miliano is Flying Under the Radar

February 18, 2017

  The San Diego Padres have many young talented players in their farm system currently. Among them is a RHP named Michell Miliano, and he looks to have a very bright future. The big Dominican pitcher was signed in June as part of the international spending spree the team went on. He was inked to a $450,000 contract, that could prove to be a steal when it is all said…

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Prospect Watch: 2017 is a Big Season for Javier Guerra

February 17, 2017

  After what has been a rough couple of years as a San Diego Padres fan, the Padres finally have some real hope for the future. With a flurry of trades and big time international signings, the Padres have turned one of the worst farm systems in all of baseball into one of the game’s deepest. On top of that, many Padres prospects had successful 2016 seasons, which gave the…

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Is A.J. Preller on The Hot Seat?

February 16, 2017

After two seasons as GM, A.J. Preller’s main contributions have been trades that were scrutinized, either because they didn’t work, or they involved some less than forthright disclosure of injury information. Both have been written about more than enough, notably by national baseball writers that don’t seem to enjoy saying anything nice about the Padres. Fans of Preller focus more on the newly revamped farm system that is one of…

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Why Signing Travis Wood Made Sense for the Padres

February 13, 2017

*Travis Wood signed a 2-year/$12-million dollar deal with the Royals Monday afternoon. His signing would have made sense… enjoy Spring is here and the game we all love and adore is ever so close to beginning once again. Major league teams are currently ironing out the details of their 2017 roster, as each team attempts to build a winner for the fast-approaching season. The San Diego Padres are presently in…

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