22 Years Ago Today- 12 Player Deal Between Astros & Padres

December 28, 2016

December 28, 1994 The San Diego Padres acquire infielders Ken Caminiti, Andujar Cedeno, and Roberto Petagine, outfielder Steve Finley, pitcher Brian Williams, and a player to be named later (Sean Fesh) from the Houston Astros, for outfielders Derek Bell and Phil Plantier, infielders Ricky Gutierrez and Craig Shipley, and pitchers Doug Brocail and Pedro A. Martinez In what was the largest MLB transaction in terms of total players (12) since…

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Padres’ Yangervis Solarte Drawing Trade Interest

November 10, 2016

The San Diego Padres have recently been in discussions with a couple of teams regarding third baseman Yangervis Solarte. Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports reports that, indeed, the Padres have fielded early calls on the switch-hitter from Venezuela. Yangervis Solarte has been one of the most consistent hitters in the Padres lineup for the past few seasons, since being obtained from the New York Yankees for Chase Headley at the trade…

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Padres Rumors: Five Potential Landing Spots for Andrew Cashner

July 26, 2016

The time has come for the San Diego Padres and Andrew Cashner to part ways. The right handed pitcher is well aware of the fact he will most likely be traded and it really isn’t a secret. He recently told the press that he fully expects to be dealt before the August 1 deadline. There are still some reports and feelings that the team could hold on to Cashner and…

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Padres Rumors: Both Astros & Rangers Make Sense For a Padres Trade

June 25, 2016

The last 18 months have been absolutely crazy for San Diego Padres fans. The Friars went from one of the most talked about teams to a franchise that is obviously in the midst of a rebuild. It doesn’t matter what management says about the current Padres plans. Actions speak louder than words. The team is rebuilding for the future. The December 2015 acquisition spree truly did make the Padres the…

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Padres News: Padres Trade Catcher to Astros

March 28, 2016

No it was not Derek Norris. After all the rumors of the two teams matching up on a potential deal, it was veteran minor league catcher Erik Kratz whom the Astros acquired from the San Diego Padres. The journeyman right handed hitting catcher had virtually no shot of playing for the Padres at this point, so the deal make a ton of sense. With Derek Norris, Austin Hedges and Christian Bethancourt…

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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 Special: Remembering MVP Ken Caminiti

December 12, 2015

In the 46-year history of the San Diego Padres the team has had only one MVP. That honor goes to Ken Caminiti who was a very capable leader, but had many unforseen issues that led to his untimely death. Caminiti was a fierce competitor and worked very hard on his craft. The man hated to lose or fail and in the end that drive for perfection led him down the…

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Padres Editorial: The Best Fit for Tyson Ross if Traded

December 4, 2015

As the Hot Stove gets heated up, one team that has shown itself to be unafraid of making moves over the last year is the San Diego Padres. Enough was said about A.J. Preller last offseason, but he is up to similar tricks so far this offseason. Following the trades of Craig Kimbrel, Joaquin Benoit and Yonder Alonso, Preller has shown he is not afraid of making deals this offseason….

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Padres Rumors: Astros Could Be All In on Kimbrel

November 13, 2015

It seems the San Diego Padres are indeed willing to make some moves this winter. A.J. Preller has already pulled off two deals in the second week of November and the annual winter meetings aren’t even scheduled to start until next month. The Padres moved a minor league pitcher to obtain a super utility man. Strange, since the team seems full of those type of players. We will see how…

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Padres Rumors: Craig Kimbrel Possible Trade Destinations

October 23, 2015

When A.J. Preller completed the blockbuster trade for Craig Kimbrel and tag-along Melvin Upton Jr.a mere hours before the start of the 2015 season, many questioned the San Diego Padres general manager’s sanity. The trade seemed unnecessary at face value. The Padres not only took on a large amount in additional salary but also gave up several decent prospects on top of the salary. In hindsight the trade looks decent,…

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Padres Rumors: Astros, Cubs, Twins & Yankees All Potential Trade Partners

July 31, 2015

It is a very stressful time for San Diego Padres fans as they wait and prepare themselves for the trades that are surely going to happen. The team has been rumored to be nearly ready to be super-active, but yet not one deal has been agreed upon. Fans are restless searching for one shred of recent news pertaining to a potential Padres trade. The absolute latest has the Padres in…

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