Padres News: Kennedy Does Not Accept Qualifying Offer

November 14, 2015

A collective sigh has come over the city of San Diego as Ian Kennedy has not accepted his qualifying offer from the San Diego Padres. He would have received $15.8 million dollars this season if he accepted, instead he will be a free agent effective immediately. The Padres were very smart in offering Kennedy a qualifying offer. All though some questioned their wisdom initially. Being a client of Scott Boras…

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Padres News: Should Ian Kennedy Accept the Qualifying Offer?

November 9, 2015

** This article first appeared in the fastest growing website for all things Major League Baseball. www.baseballessential.com Following the conclusion of the 2015 World Series, the 2015-2016 MLB offseason is officially under way. At the end of Friday, a total of twenty players around the league were offered qualifying offers by their respective teams. Each of the players will have exactly one week to either accept or decline the one…

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Padres News: Padres Extend Qualifying Offers to Upton, Kennedy

November 7, 2015

The San Diego Padres announced on Friday afternoon that they would be extending qualifying offers to both Justin Upton and Ian Kennedy. For this season, the amount of the one year qualifying offer contract is 15.8 million, if any player chooses to accept. Both players have until next Friday, November 13, to either accept or decline the one year offer. If either or both the two players decline, the Padres…

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Padres News: Ian Kennedy & the Potential Compensation Pick

August 23, 2015

It is very important that Ian Kennedy has a great end of the season for the San Diego Padres. Kennedy was recently put on waivers by the Padres, but was pulled back as the Padres could not reach an agreement with the team that put in the claim on Kennedy. A deal could have been reached, but I am sure the teams argued about whether or not Kennedy will earn…

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Padres News: Kennedy & Benoit Put on Waivers by Padres

August 20, 2015

The San Diego Padres are presently evaluating talent for the next season and beyond. The team has dealt its longest tenured player Will Venable, and they appear ready to make a few more deals. Both Joaquin Benoit and Ian Kennedy were put on waivers, claimed by at least one other Major League team, then they were both pulled off waivers by the Padres. What this means is the Padres were…

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ICYMI: Kennedy, Padres, Win Amid Trade Rumors

July 25, 2015

San Diego Padres 3, Miami Marlins 1 – F Ian Kennedy pitched six innings giving up just one earned and striking out a season-high seven Marlins. He also doubled and scored a run to help himself earn his sixth victory of the season. Kennedy has been thrown around in trade talks, among a plethora of Padres, as the trade deadline approaches. Matt Kemp continued his hot second half as he…

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Padres News: The Time is Now- Sell, Sell, Sell…

July 24, 2015

The San Diego Padres have under-performed all season long and the team has fallen too far out of contention to realistically come back. Even if the team were to have a major winning streak, its evident the team is still missing some major pieces to truly compete in a tough National League West division. Seeing the Padres on a daily basis you see the potential of the team but yet…

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Padres Rumors: Which Padres Player is Getting Traded At the Deadline?

June 22, 2015

With the San Diego Padres continued mediocrity it seems more and more likely that some big changes will be coming to this team sooner rather than later. The trade deadline is always the perfect time for this kind of change. Come July, whether they want to be known as buyers or sellers, the Padres should, and most likely, will make at least one or two trades to either strengthen the…

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Padres News: Kennedy Returning to Form?

June 3, 2015

The San Diego Padres starting pitching was supposed to be a strength for the team this season. When you add James Shields to a rotation that already has Tyson Ross and Andrew Cashner you form a very formidable trio. Add Ian Kennedy who had 201 innings pitched and 207 strike outs last season, and the staff is excellent. The year has not started out as planned, and Ian Kennedy has…

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Padres Editorial: Darren Balsley’s Season of Discontent

May 18, 2015

Certain names in baseball become synonymous with the fundamentals that they coach. Don Baylor’s one of them when it comes to hitting. Davey Lopes is one for base running. Bengie Molina, catching. And Darren Balsley has certainly earned that distinction in the pitching department. The range of talent alone that he’s worked with since 2003 when he took over as the San Diego Padres‘ Pitching Coach is tremendous: Trevor Hoffman,…

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Padres News: San Diego Padres Matt Kemp Gets a Much-Needed Break

May 11, 2015

When the San Diego Padres acquired Matt Kemp from the Los Angeles Dodgers it was like a three-ringed circus had pulled into town. Perhaps it was the Annual Major League Baseball Winter Meetings being in town that led that atmospheric change. The trade that was all but complete, wasn’t being announced after a Kemp physical. The word spread that Matt Kemp had some abnormalities on his physical. Was it his…

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Padres Editorial: Ian Kennedy and His Cloudy Future with the Padres

April 30, 2015

Let me first start this article by saying that Ian Kennedy will not be pitching for the San Diego Padres next season. He will not be a Padre, simply because his contract is up at the end of the year and his agent Scott Boras has a history of not playing well with the San Diego Padres. That is the plain and simple truth, and the Padres know it. Ian…

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