Padres News: Red Sox and Padres Talking Trade for Starting Pitcher

March 26, 2016

There has been some recent news about the Boston Red Sox and San Diego Padres talking trade regarding James Shields. The Red Sox are obviously built to win it all now, so it makes sense. They acquired David Price to anchor their rotation, but behind him in the rotation there are a lot of unknown factors. Shields could easily help them. Joe Kelly, Clay Buchholz and Rick Porcello are the…

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Padres News: James Shields Trade Rumors Heating Up

March 25, 2016

It appears that the trade market for James Shields has indeed picked up like some speculated it would. As contending teams head into the 2016 season they realize through lack of depth or injuries that they do indeed need starting pitching. Shields, although coming off a bad season has a great track record and is also an excellent leader in the club house. A few teams have talked to padres…

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Padres Editorial: Yangervis Solarte- Trade Candidate or Long-Term Padre?

March 25, 2016

With spring training nearing its finals days, the time has come for the San Diego Padres to finalize their roster and set their sights on the regular season. While certain players are still fighting for a chance to make the big league club, it would appear management has a firm, mental grasp on what the team will look like come April fourth. Actually, General Manager A.J. Preller would seemingly have…

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Padres News: 2016 is Pivotal Year for Andrew Cashner

March 23, 2016

When the San Diego Padres acquired Andrew Cashner from the Chicago Cubs for Anthony Rizzo in January of 2012 he was expected to be something special. Not that the fireball throwing right hander hasn’t been a good pitcher, it’s just that most Padres fans expected way more from him. It doesn’t help that Anthony Rizzo has bloomed into a legitimate star in Chicago and looks to be a perennial all-star for…

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Padres Editorial: Can and Will the Padres Trade Kemp?

March 22, 2016

When A.J. Preller made his series of moves in the Winter of 2015, only one acquisition stands out in my mind as questionable then and now. Matt Kemp delivered the franchises first cycle and he did drive in 100 runs for a team that struggled to produce offensively. His second half production (just like 2014) saved his year. He is however a huge financial burden to a team that has…

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Padres Editorial: Austin Hedges Should be the Catcher of the Padres Future

March 20, 2016

Spring Training is now closer to the end than the beginning, and lineups and rosters are starting to come together. The San Diego Padres are no different. Jemile Weeks is impressing in his audition for an infield utility role, while several other players are doing the same at other positions around the diamond. With Opening Day just over two weeks away, decisions are being made and the 2016 San Diego…

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Padres News: Brandon Morrow to Start Season on D.L.

March 19, 2016

San Diego Padres right handed pitcher Brandon Morrow is still recovering from August shoulder surgery and will likely start the season on the D.L. He has reportedly made progress but has yet to throw off a mound. Once he does Morrow needs to be stretched out slowly and then the team can determine what his future will be in 2016. The often injured pitcher has great stuff but has failed…

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Padres Editorial: What Would it Take to Bring Joey Gallo to the Padres?

March 19, 2016

The San Diego Padres stocked their 2015 lineup with many sluggers in a valiant attempt to make the franchises first playoff appearance in nearly a decade. Bringing in Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Wil Myers, Derek Norris and Will Middlebrooks was a brilliant attempt to boost an anemic offense and put some runs on the board. Or at least it was a great move on paper. The Padres pitching staff was…

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Padres Rumors: Astros Need at Catcher Makes Padres Trade Possible

March 18, 2016

It is no secret that the San Diego Padres have two quality catchers on their major league roster. Derek Norris and Austin Hedges split time most of last year, but the younger Hedges seems to have blossomed with the bat recently. With his newly formed confidence at the plate, the Padres are now surely tempted to move him or Norris while both seem to have great value. Christian Bethancourt was…

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Padres Editorial: The Phenomenon Known as Jabari Blash

March 16, 2016

When the San Diego Padres traded Yonder Alonso to the Oakland Athletics for Drew Pomeranz, a player to be named later was part of the deal. That player turned out to be outfielder Jabari Blash whom was selected by the A’s from the Seattle Mariners with the first pick of the 2016 Rule-5 draft. The Padres are very pleased so far with Blash and the fan base has really embraced…

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Padres Editorial: If Andy Green was Selling a Bridge, I’d Buy it

March 10, 2016

The game of baseball is very much mental. Right when you think you have the game figured out, it will turn around and humble you in an instant. You must respect the game in order to have a long career and what you put into the game is definitely what you get back. That can you can be sure of. Ask any baseball Hall of Fame member and they will…

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Padres Editorial: Spangenberg set for a big 2016

March 4, 2016

The day is March 4th, 2016. Why does that matter? Well, the San Diego Padres just played their first few official Spring Training games of the new year. Last year the Padres brought in additions of Justin Upton, Matt Kemp, Will Middlebrooks, James Shields, Craig Kimbrel, Derek Norris and Wil Myers. The entire city was pumped up, and were ready for San Diego to become a great baseball town once…

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