Padres Editorial: Grading the Padres Offseason Acquisitions So Far

December 12, 2015

Acquisition of Jose Pirela To kick off the 2015-2016 offseason, A.J. Preller swung a trade for infielder Jose Pirela from the New York Yankees, giving up minor league pitcher Ronald Herrera in the process. It is unclear where Pirela slots in with the Padres for next season, but he will most likely compete with fellow trade acquisition Carlos Asuaje for playing time as the Padres infield utility man. In just…


Padres News: San Diego Padres Rule 5 Draft Recap

December 11, 2015

The final day of the 2015 Winter Meetings are here and the Rule 5 Draft has come and past. The Padres made several moves at this year’s draft that may have some interesting implications for next season. Before we get into who the Padres ended up with, it helps to understand all the rules and intricacies of the Rule 5 Draft. The Rule 5 Draft is structured as so: as…


Padres Editorial: Reaction & Insight to Gyorko/Jay Trade

December 8, 2015

Early on Tuesday morning for those of us on the West Coast, the San Diego Padres agreed to a deal with the St. Louis Cardinals to send second baseman Jedd Gyorko to the Cards in return for center fielder Jon Jay. The Padres also will send over $7 million to cover some of the remaining cost of the $33 million remaining on Gyorko’s deal. In sum, the Padres will save…


Padres Editorial: Padres Should Post A Bid on Kenta Maeda

December 7, 2015

As announced on Thursday, December 3rd, the Hiroshima Carp of Japan’s Central League will be posting their star pitcher Kenta Maeda for Major League Clubs to bid on. Maeda had initially requested for his club to post him as early as last week. With the success of Yu Darvish, Masahiro Tanaka and other Asian born pitchers in mind, Maeda is sure to draw a lot of attention on the free…


Padres Editorial: Why Denard Span Is a Great Free Agent Fit

December 6, 2015

On the eve of the Winter Meetings on Monday, the San Digo Padres still have quite a bit of work to do. Having already subtracted with trades of Craig Kimbrel, Joaquin Benoit and Yonder Alonso, it now appears that it is time for the Padres to start adding new pieces and filling positions of need. One of the biggest areas of need this offseason is in the outfield. With the…


Padres Editorial: The Best Fit for Tyson Ross if Traded

December 4, 2015

As the Hot Stove gets heated up, one team that has shown itself to be unafraid of making moves over the last year is the San Diego Padres. Enough was said about A.J. Preller last offseason, but he is up to similar tricks so far this offseason. Following the trades of Craig Kimbrel, Joaquin Benoit and Yonder Alonso, Preller has shown he is not afraid of making deals this offseason….


Padres News: Padres Non-Tenders and Potential Free Agent Pick Ups

December 3, 2015

The San Diego Padres announced prior to the non-tender deadline on Wednesday night that they would not be tendering contracts to infielder Will Middlebrooks, catcher Rocky Gale, or reliever Frank Vargas. The Padres did however elect to bring back first baseman Brett Wallace on a one year deal worth $1 million. With the three moves, and the return of Wallace, the Padres 40-man roster now currently sits at 36 players….


Padres News: Evaluation of the Yonder Alonso Trade

December 2, 2015

Early Wednesday morning it was announced that the San Diego Padres and Oakland Athletics had come to terms on a multi-player trade that sent first baseman Yonder Alonso and reliever Marc Rzepczynski to the Athletics for Major league pitcher Drew Pomeranz, minor league pitcher Jose Torres and a player to be named later. For the Padres this was a move sending two expendable players and getting back two cheaper alternatives…


Padres News: Free Agent Target- Doug Fister

December 1, 2015

After the San Diego Padres pitching staff had a stellar 2014 season, the entire group took a huge step back in 2015. While the Padres did lose right hander Jesse Hahn and a few others, they also added both James Shields and Brandon Morrow. The issue was that neither of those two worked out for the Padres and the rest of the staff took a step back from the great…


Padres News: Free Agent Target- Bronson Arroyo

November 30, 2015

According to a report by Robert Murray of BaseballEssential, Bronson Arroyo is drawing some interest from as many as five teams. Could the San Diego Padres be one of those teams? Arroyo is coming off a completely lost season, one in which he was traded twice, first from the Arizona Diamondbacks to the Atalanta Braves in what was more or less a salary dump/prospect buy, and then from the Braves…


Padres News: John Axford a Possibility for Padres?

November 29, 2015

Last Friday it was announced  that John Axford would be designated for assignment by the Rockies, along with Tommy Kahnle, Rex Brothers, and Wilin Rosario. Two out of the three other players have already found new homes, with Rosario still stuck in DFA limbo. The Rockies made these moves to make room for several top prospects on the 40 man roster, including, position players Trevor Story and Raimel Tapia as…


Padres News:Trade Target-Trevor Plouffe

November 28, 2015

With the poor season of Will Middlebrooks and the up and down season of Jedd Gyorko fresh on Padre fans minds, the Padres could certainly use some upgraded depth in the infield. Yangervis Solarte had a strong season at third base in 2015, while Gyorko had a strong second half of the season at second base/shortstop. Despite these strong seasons for both players, the Padres could still be in the…