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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Jon Jay Adds to the Tradition of Padres One-Year Outfielders

January 10, 2017

** I would first like to thank Bill Center for the information he helped provide in researching this piece. Mr. Center is a true San Diego sports icon, and I feel very blessed to have worked briefly with him on this piece. Thank you Mr. Center, and a tip of the cap to you. This piece initially ran last season, after the loss of Justin Upton to free agency. This…

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Should the Padres Bring Back Jon Jay in 2017?

November 5, 2016

It’s official. The 2016 Major League Baseball season is over. For a few clubs it will be a season to remember. For the San Diego Padres, save a few great moments, it was not the finest. I believe however, that 2016 will be remembered as the turning point during which the Padres’ strategy towards success finally became apparent. After the 2015 season, into the off-season and through the first half…

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Padres Editorial: Preller’s Patience Could Pay Off

May 6, 2016

The San Diego Padres were broadly criticized for not unloading anything of value during the trade-deadline last year, and during this off season. Accompanied by the fact that they are a team that’s not supposed to compete this year, many of their lucrative contracts had little-to-no value, and only magnified those “bad contracts” with limited production. Fast forward a month into the season, and in contrast to deemed immovable players, we’re seeing how dangerous…

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Padres News: The A.J. Preller Era (A Look at All 22 Preller Trades)

April 28, 2016

When the San Diego Padres hired A.J. Preller in August of 2014, the team knew he would make changes. They ownership group knew 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 in…

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Padres Special: Padres Strange Outfield History (One Year Wonders)

January 3, 2016

** We would first like to thank Bill Center for the information he helped provide in researching this piece. Mr. Center is a true San Diego sports icon and we feel very blessed to have worked briefly with him on this piece. Thank you Mr. Center and a tip of the cap to you. The San Diego Padres have had a strange history in the outfield position over the years….

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Padres Editorial: Is Retaining Justin Upton Possible?

December 27, 2015

The San Diego Padres overhauled their roster in time for the 2015 season and among the additions was slugging outfielder Justin Upton. He made a huge impact for the team and was the lone representative for the Padres in the 2015 all-star game. When a team adds players like Matt Kemp, Wil Myers, Justin Upton, Derek Norris, James Shields and Craig Kimbrel to their roster, they instantly gain credibility. The…

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Padres Rumors: Could Yoenis Cespedes be an Option?

December 26, 2015

Yoenis Cespedes is a free agent. The Cuban outfielder was thought to be retained by the New York Mets, but contract negotiations broke down after it became known the number of years the organization offered him. The Mets offered Cespedes a three-year offer, but dollar amounts were never discussed. Cespedes was projected by Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors to receive a six-year deal worth upwards of $140 million dollars….

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Padres News: Left Field Options Moving Forward

December 4, 2015

With the trade of Yonder Alonso on Wednesday morning, the San Diego Padres seem poised to possibly make Wil Myers their everyday first baseman moving forward. Myers has even indicated to local media that he prefers to play the position and would like to do so for the 2016 season and beyond. With that declaration perhaps the Padres are seriously considering just leaving Myers at the position. Another strong indication…

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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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