Would it be the End of the World if the Padres Kept Chase Headley in 2018?

December 15, 2017

The Padres acquired former Padre Chase Headley and RHP Bryan Mitchell on Tuesday from the Yankees for Jabari Blash. Clearly the team wanted to acquire a team controlled pitcher with some potential, while washing their hands of Blash. In doing so, they also ended up taking on Chase Headley and his $13 million salary. The initial reaction of many was that the Padres had erred in this transaction. Why on…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- December 14

December 14, 2017

The San Diego Padres farm system is flourishing. There is much to be content with if you are a Padre fan. On Thursday, there were seven men in action throughout the winter leagues. Here is a brief recap of the day. Australian Baseball League Buddy Reed went 1-4 with a stolen base. he also struck out twice in the game. Reed has play some stellar defense in center for the…

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What Outfielders Are Being Shopped By the Padres?

December 14, 2017

Earlier this week on Padres Radio, A.J. Preller indicated that the team is talking trade of an outfielder this winter. Kind of strange, as the majority of the rumors have been swirling around Brad Hand and Yangervis Solarte. Now, most seem to center around recently acquired third baseman Chase Headley. Still, Preller is one who keeps all his doors open. He always thinks outside the box. In this day and…

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Padres in Negotiations on Trade of Headley and Solarte

December 13, 2017

A.J. Preller is a man on a mission. His ultimate duty is to improve a franchise that has been neglected for a long time. He is well on his way to accomplishing his mission as the Padres’ farm system is one of the best in all of baseball. The team also has some decent young major league talent, and reportedly also has money to spend. Things are about to get…

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Padres and Cubs Talking Trade for a Shortstop?

December 13, 2017

The annual MLB Winter Meetings are a place where most trade talks are initialized by teams. A deal might not necessarily happen at the jovial event, but the groundwork is laid by most general managers, as they begin to formulate and execute a plan for the 2018 season. The Padres are currently weighing their options, as the team has many paths they may go down. Eric Hosmer rumors are still…

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A.J. Preller Has Busy Day at Winter Meetings, Swings Two Trades and Continues Negotiations

December 13, 2017

A.J. Preller has been a busy man at the Orlando Winter Meetings, as he swung two different trades with two teams from the A.L. East. Preller began by sending Jabari Blash to the Yankees for third baseman Chase Headley, right-handed reliever Bryan Mitchell, and cash considerations, then cleared space on the 40-man roster by trading Ryan Schimpf to the Tampa Bay Rays for minor league infielder Deion Tansel. Preller has…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 77 with James and Patrick

December 12, 2017

  The San Diego Padres are starting to make some moves. In a surprise addition, the team re-acquired Chase Headley from the New York Yankees on Tuesday. The deal sends Jabari Blash to New York and also brings Bryan Mitchell to the Padres. Mitchell is a relief pitcher with a decent arm who the Padres plan to turn back into a starting pitcher. The Padres will eat all of Headley’s…

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Is the “Tank” Over For the San Diego Padres?

December 12, 2017

The “tank” has been a buzz-word utilized by Padre fans for the 2017 season. Most of which, at least to start the season, were in agreement that it would be acceptable if the Friars lost 100 games and had a shot at the top draft pick, dropping themselves to the bottom of the baseball “fish tank” if you will. My definition of “tanking” means the Padres are to make no…

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Chase Headley Acquired From Yankees for Jabari Blash

December 12, 2017

  In a surprising move, the San Diego Padres have re-acquired third baseman Chase Headley from the New York Yankees for slugging outfielder Jabari Blash. Also in the deal is right-handed pitcher Bryan Mitchell. The Padres take on all of Headley’s $13 million dollar salary in the deal, as they appear to be absorbing money in order to get their hands on Mitchell. The Yankees’ former pitcher has decent upside…

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The Padres Should Target Manny Machado Next Winter

December 12, 2017

Over the weekend, Padre’ fans were disappointed in the fact that Japanese superstar Shohei Ohtani decided to sign, just north of Petco Park, with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (quite a mouthful). The frustration was all over social media, as a lot of fans felt that the organization came up short in the pursuit of a big-time free agent. I’m more of a glass half-full kind of guy. So,…

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The Padres In Discussions on Trade Market for Pitching

December 12, 2017

In a recent interview with MLB.com, A.J. Preller indicates that the Padres have been active in the past few days as far as trade talks go. The MLB Winter Meetings just kicked off, and Preller tells A.J. Cassavell that “We’ve had discussions on the trade market for pitching– both starters and relievers– and on the free-agent market.” He continues to say “That’s been active, so we’ll see how things play…

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San Diego Padres 2017 Rule 5 Draft Preview

December 11, 2017

*(Update) Jabari Blash and Ryan Schimpf were traded Tuesday morning by A.J. Preller and the Padres The San Diego Padres pulled off a trifecta last year as they selected Miguel Diaz, Luis Torrens, and Allen Cordoba in the 2016 draft and kept all three for the whole season. Each will probably start the season in the minors, but they are important members of the system. This year, the team currently…

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