Padres News: Padres Sign Several Minor Leaguers

November 28, 2015

On Wednesday it was announced that the San Diego Padres made several minor league free agent signings. Included in these signings were RHPs Juan Arias, Johnny Hellweg, Daniel McCutchen, Martires Arias,  and Luis Diaz. Arias and McCutchen were both re-signed by the Padres while the other three players were all brought in from outside of the organization. While these are just minor league deals, several of these players have interesting…


Padres Editorial: Should Padres Consider Signing Tim Lincecum?

November 25, 2015

While the attention has been almost entirely on the upper echelon free agent pitchers this offseason, one player in particular has gone under the radar. And that may continue into the new year. According to a report by Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Tim Lincecum is healing well from his season ending hip surgery and is preparing for a January showcase before making his decision on which team to sign…


Padres News: Padres Front Office Meets with Japanese Free Agent Nabuhiro Matsuda

November 24, 2015

According to a report by Ken Rosenthal, Padres general manager A.J. Preller and director of player personnel Logan White met with recently with Japanese free agent Nabuhiro Matsuda. *Special note this was brought to Rosenthal’s attention by die-hard San Diego Sports fan…@bigyettisd…. kudos #Padres execs A.J. Preller and Logan White met this week with Japanese free-agent 3B Nabuhiro Matsuda, as first reported by Sponichi. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 24,…


Padres Editorial: Why Wei-Yin Chen Should be a Padres Offseason Priority

November 23, 2015

With names like Zack Greinke, David Price and Jordan Zimmermann, this offseason’s free agent pitching class is one of the best in recent memory. There are a lot of teams in need of pitching upgrades, and a lot of free agents are going to get paid very well. The San Diego Padres are one of the teams in need of pitching help going forward. With all the names on the…


Padres News: Analyzing the Padres “New” Farm System

November 22, 2015

Just barely three weeks into the 2015-2016 offseason, the San Diego Padres have already made quite a bit of noise. The Padres traded both Joaquin Benoit and Craig Kimbrel, and have also made several other smaller moves. A.J. Preller and company are just getting started. After such a disappointing 2015 season, the Padres have a long to-do list this offseason and are wasting no time getting started on it. This…


Padres Editorial: Can Andrew Cashner be the Padres Closer?

November 18, 2015

At the conclusion of another tough season for Andrew Cashner, the right hander’s career is now at a crossroads. At last year’s trade deadline, Cashner, among many other Padres, was at the center of various trade discussions. Going into this offseason, those trade discussions were expected to continue, perhaps even concluding with Cashner finally being traded. This now appears less likely. Only a few weeks into the 2015-2016 offseason, Cashner…


Padres Editorial: Should the Padres Trade Tyson Ross?

November 16, 2015

With the trade of Craig Kimbrel on Friday night, A.J. Preller has once again taken the offseason baseball world by storm. Following the trade, and with the great prospect haul in tow, Preller and company are far from finished this offseason. Next up on the list seems to be Tyson Ross. The San Diego Padres previously fielded offers for Ross at last year’s trade deadline and seem willing to take…


Padres News: Evaluating the Return in the Craig Kimbrel Trade

November 14, 2015

Following the trade of Joaquin Benoit earlier in the week, some estimated that the trade would mean Craig Kimbrel would still be the San Diego Padres closer come 2016. That, however, is not the case. On Friday afternoon, the Padres completed a blockbuster deal that sent the closer to the Boston Red Sox in return for four minor league prospects, outfielder Manuel Margot, infielders Javier Guerra and Carlos Asuaje, and…


Padres Editorial: Can the Padres Fix Their Starting Rotation?

November 13, 2015

Following the conclusion of the 2014 season, it was made clear by the San Diego Padres front office that things would be different under new general manager A.J. Preller. From the onset of the winter meetings, it was pretty evident that the Padres would be focusing on revamping what was arguably the worst offense in all of baseball. A majority of the Padres offseason moves would be focused on bolstering…


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. 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…


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…


Padres Editorial: Should the Padres Consider Cliff Lee?

November 5, 2015

On Tuesday afternoon the Phillies announced that they would not be picking up the option of injured left hander Cliff Lee. Instead of exercising Cliff Lee’s $27.5 million dollar option for 2016, the Phillies decided instead to buyout his contract for a hefty sum of $12.5 million. This comes as no surprise, as the Phillies had already made their intentions known prior to the end of the season. Lee will…