Padres News: Padres Exercise 2016 Option on Joaquin Benoit

November 4, 2015

The Padres will be bringing back Joaquin Benoit for the final year of his contract, the team announced on Tuesday. The Padres had a choice between exercising Benoit’s option or paying him a buyout and letting him become a free agent. Benoit had one million dollar buyout but the Padres chose instead to pay Benoit his full 7.5 million dollar salary for 2016. The Padres also announced that they have…

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Padres News: Should the Padres Bring Back Brett Wallace?

November 3, 2015

Lost in the seemingly endless sea of A.J. Preller’s off-season acquisitions was the quiet signing of Brett Wallace to a minor league contract with an invite to Spring training. Wallace obviously lacks the star power or name recognition of the likes of Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Wil Myers or James Shields, but he represented a very low risk, high reward addition to the roster. Wallace did not see much playing…

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Padres Editorial: Is Justin Morneau an Option for the Padres?

October 31, 2015

Following a season marred by a nearly career ending concussion, on Thursday the Colorado Rockies declined the $9 million dollar option remaining on Justin Mourneau’s contract. Instead of bringing him back for one more season at the age of 34, the Rockies decided to instead buyout his contract, paying him $750,000 dollars in the process, and moving forward with young first baseman Ben Paulsen instead. Despite his age and injury…

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Padres Rumors: Craig Kimbrel Possible Trade Destinations

October 23, 2015

When A.J. Preller completed the blockbuster trade for Craig Kimbrel and tag-along Melvin Upton Jr.a mere hours before the start of the 2015 season, many questioned the San Diego Padres general manager’s sanity. The trade seemed unnecessary at face value. The Padres not only took on a large amount in additional salary but also gave up several decent prospects on top of the salary. In hindsight the trade looks decent,…

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Padres Editorial: Padres Offseason To-Do List: Part 2

October 15, 2015

The Padres 2015 season was disappointing to say the least. After an offseason overhaul, all executed by first time general manager AJ Preller, the Padres were poised for playoff contention. The Padres got off to a hot start over the first two or three weeks of the season but the wheels came off after that. After struggling through much of May and early June, the Padres canned manager Bud Black….

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Padres Editorial: Padres Off-season To-Do List: Part 1

October 11, 2015

The San Diego Padres 2015 season was disappointing to say the least. After an off-season overhaul, all executed by first time general manager A.J. Preller, the Padres were poised for playoff contention. The Padres got off to a hot start over the first two or three weeks of the season but the wheels came off after that. After struggling through much of May and early June, the Padres canned manager…

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Padres News: Pat Murphy Out as Padres Manager

October 5, 2015

Following the end of the most disappointing season in recent San Diego Padres history on Sunday, the Padres announced that Pat Murphy would not be coming back as the manager in 2016. This comes as no surprise to many, as the Padres had not really improved much with the firing of Bud Black, and perhaps only got worse. This marks the second manager let go this season, after Bud Black…

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Padres News: Will Venable Making First Playoff Appearance with Rangers

October 2, 2015

On Thursday night, with a 5-3 victory over the division rival Los Angeles Angels, the Texas Rangers clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 2011. Notable for his place on the roster is former Padre Will Venable. This marks the first playoff appearance for Will Venable of his career, which began in 2008 and spanned eight seasons with the San Diego Padres before the August trade this year….

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Padres Editorial: Optimizing the Padres 2016 Lineup

September 28, 2015

With the San Diego Padres season dwindling toward its end point, there is no better time than now to start looking forward to 2016 and how the Padres lineup will be constructed. The Padres have been both consistent and inconsistent up and down the lineup throughout the season due to both injuries and up and down performance. Certain positions have seen more turmoil than others, however there has been some…

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Chargers Editorial: Woodhead Must Remain Healthy

September 18, 2015

Following a Week 1 come from behind win the San Diego Chargers are definitely riding high as they prepare for their Week 2 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. While the Chargers defense was able to stifle the Detroit Lions in the second half, and their offense was able to gain yards and put up points quite efficiently, the win did not come without some question marks on both…

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Padres Rumors: Melvin Upton Jr- Potential Trade Option?

September 16, 2015

The trade heard round the world. A mere hours before the start of the 2015 season, the man who had the whole baseball world on edge from mid-December into early April made one last trade to complete a whirlwind off-season. The final piece in what was supposed to be a San Diego Padres playoff team. Obviously hindsight is always 20/20 but looking back the Padres had a lot of high…

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Padres Editorial: Was this Yonder Alonso’s Last Season in San Diego?

September 15, 2015

As most know by now, Yonder Alonso has not played since injury his back on a slide into home on August 31st. Alonso had a previous back injury earlier in the season and the slide only re-aggravated this injury. Following the injury it became clear that Alonso would miss some significant time but over the last week it has become more likely that Alonso will most likely not play again…

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