Padres Rumors: Another San Diego Padres trade this spring?

March 2, 2016

The San Diego Padres are desperately trying to overhaul their franchise and create more of a cohesive balanced unit. Last season on Easter Sunday, the day before the major league season was to start, A.J. Preller and the Padres pulled off a blockbuster deal acquiring Craig Kimbrel from the Atlanta Braves. The whole trade was Craig Kimbrel and Melvin Upton Jr. for Carlos Quentin, Cameron Maybin, Matt Wisler and Jordan…

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Padres News: Padres to Add at Trade Deadline?

March 1, 2016

For the most part, the 2015-2016 offseason has made sense for the Padres. The Padres didn’t make any big splashes on the free agent or trade market, and improved their farm system through trades. While the team has not publicly stated what their intentions are, a rebuild has looked like the most logical option. Even so, recent comments made by Padres ownership once again bring about a different viewpoint altogether….

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Padres News: Which Rule-5 player has a chance to make the Padres?

March 1, 2016

The San Diego Padres surprised many by selecting four total players in this years Rule-5 draft. A.J. Preller once again is thinking outside the box as the team will bring in four young players to compete and possibly make the Padres 25-man squad. Jabari Blash, Luis Perdomo, Blake Smith and Josh Martin were all selected by the Friars and each must remain on the Padres 25-man roster for the whole…

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Padres Editorial: Some reasons to be optimistic Padres fans

February 27, 2016

Spring Training is underway and thus begins another MLB season. Expectations are high across the country as players do their best to perfect their craft and be the best baseball player they can possibly be heading into 2016. Rookies and veterans will be showcasing their talents in an attempt to impress coaches, teammates, and fans alike as the anticipation builds for the start of the regular season. Organizations are doing…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 11 with Mark Grant

February 25, 2016

In this edition, both Patrick and I were excited to sit down and speak with a true San Diego Padres legend. Mark Grant joined our show and we talked some Padres baseball with Mud. He is quickly becoming one of the Padres most treasured possessions. His style of broadcasting is like no other and Padres fans wouldn’t have it any other way. When you sit down and watch or listen…

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Padres News: Andy Green & his preparation will lead the Padres to success

February 23, 2016

No disrespect to Bud Black and the regime that was here before Andy Green, but the Padres staff seems to have a leg up this year on their opponents. Not that Bud Black didn’t have the Padres prepared, but new manager Andy Green has a stigma about him and the way he is approaching his new job is very exciting. Truly amazing that he is commanding so much respect, despite…

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Brewer’s Banter: Padres’ Fans Hoping for Fruitful July

February 23, 2016

Spring Training is underway. Fans scour the internet for news, as the regular season is just weeks rather than months away. Spring training games have yet to start, but less than two weeks remain until those begin. Baseball is finally in the air. For baseball fans, this is the happiest time of the year. That is, unless you are a Padres fan. I hate to be the bearer of bad…

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Padres News: A look at the Padres current roster

February 20, 2016

While last year the San Diego Padres had a ton of expectations going into the year, (a lot of that hype pressed by ownership to sell tickets) and fewer questions regarding the 25-man roster — after a flurry of trades; those players’ proven track-records didn’t help the Padres win more games. The first year general manager A.J. Preller saw a shot in what was thought as a consensus weak division, accompanied with…

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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 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 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 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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