The 2016 San Diego Padres Trades (One Year Later)

August 15, 2017

The Padres have been sellers for the past few years after the failed experiment in 2015. General manager A.J. Preller has been wheeling and dealing ever since. The trades of the past year have resulted in several good minor leaguers, some top-30 prospects, and even some top-100 overall prospects. Let’s take a look back at some of the trades of the past calendar year or so and see where we…

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Defending A.J. Preller’s Shady Trades

March 31, 2017

In business, it is never a good idea to deceive other businessmen as one’s credibility may be damaged without repair. This is especially true for the business of baseball, where a dishonest transaction has the possibility of not only ruining a general manager’s reputation, but also the talent of a team. Other teams simply won’t trust the unethical behavior, and thus will not be willing to part with good, but…

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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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This Day in Padres’ History (Three Trades & Big Signing)

December 8, 2016

The San Diego Padres‘ history is very deep, and on this day in that history, the team pulled off three separate trades and also made one of the biggest signings they ever had. 17 different players changed hands on this day in Padres history (December 8th) and each trade was unique. The first two trades are for the very old school fans out there, and the last trade was slightly…

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San Diego Padres Winter Meetings’ Shopping List

December 6, 2016

The 2016 season went just as expected for the San Diego Padres. After a failed 2015 season following a frenzy of offseason moves, it was clear the Padres were looking to start over a bit in 2016. Not only was Justin Upton no longer in a Padres uniform, but Craig Kimbrel was shipped to the Boston Red Sox for a significant prospect return. Following the 2016 trade deadline, Matt Kemp…

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On This Date in Padres’ History, Three Important Trades Happened

December 6, 2016

  It is rare that three significant trades happen for a major league franchise on the same date, but December 6th goes down in San Diego Padres history for just that reason. A total of 13 players exchanged hands on this date as the Padres attempted to improve their team on three different occasions. The Padres made these trades in 1985, 1989 and 1996 respectively, but each were significant in shaping…

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Padres Reportedly “Aggressively” Shopping Yangervis Solarte

December 5, 2016

Fresh off yet another sub-par season, and clearly all the way in on a rebuilding phase, the San Diego Padres have once again made it clear that no one on the roster is off-limits. After the trades of Drew Pomeranz, Fernando Rodney, Andrew Cashner, Matt Kemp, Melvin Upton, and a few others during the season, the Padres added Derek Norris to the list of departed Padres late last week. If…

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Trading Brad Hand or Ryan Buchter a Real Possibility for Padres

November 21, 2016

The San Diego Padres are poised to make some trades before the 2017 MLB season starts. A.J. Preller is surely exploring many options in order to improve the quality of his young squad. As far as young talent goes, the Padres are loaded at the minor league level, but they still lack major league talent to be relevant in 2017. That lack of talent is evident when you take a…

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Brewer’s Banter: A.J. Preller Makes His Best Move Yet as Padres G.M.

July 31, 2016

After a seemingly constant flurry of moves throughout June and July, the Padres made yet another trade on Saturday afternoon. And this one could be A.J. Preller’s biggest and best yet. After just over a year and a half of a failed experiment, the San Diego Padres are finally moving on from right fielder Matt Kemp. The Padres agreed to send the outfielder and the approximately $62 million left on…

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Padres News: Padres Relief Pitchers Drawing Interest (Buchter, Hand & Maurer)

July 30, 2016

The San Diego Padres are one of the more active teams on the trade front. The team has already dealt James Shields, Fernando Rodney, Drew Pomeranz, Melvin Upton Jr., Andrew Cashner, and Colin Rea this season and there are likely more transactions to come. The team is in a full on rebuild mode and has collected numerous top-level prospects in return for these veteran players. Anderson Espinoza, Josh Naylor, Fernando…

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Padres Editorial: The Padres Have a Bright Future

July 27, 2016

As of a life long Padres fan (I’m 27) There’s been only a handful of times when you could say that we had something interesting down on the farm, wether or not those players turned out to be great major league players is another topic. I remember getting excited for the pro debut of Sean Burroughs, and I will forever remember my dad taking me to the Q for Jake…

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Padres News: New York Mets Interested in Brad Hand & Ryan Buchter

July 14, 2016

A report has come out from Mike Puma of the New York Post that the Mets are beginning to look for relief help on the open market. The team is currently in a second place in a competitive National League Eastern division. They trail the Washington Nationals by six games and are tied with the Miami Marlins. They need to make a move and now is the time. The San…

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