According to Joel Sherman, Padres & Yankees Talking Trade

July 15, 2018

In a report that just came out from MLB Trade Rumors, Joel Sherman reports that the San Diego Padres and NY Yankees are talking trade. Apparently the Yankees are kicking the tires on Brad Hand, Kirby Yates and Tyson Ross. The Bombers are in the need of some pitching help and that just happens to be one of the few strengths on the Padres team. There is no doubt that…


The Houston Astros Bullpen May Need a Hand

July 12, 2018

It is no secret that the Houston Astros need relief help. Would a trade for San Diego Padres’ closer Brad Hand solve the current bullpen issues for the defending World Champions? The 2018 trade season is in full swing. Manny Machado rumors are swirling. The Baltimore Orioles’ infielder will be dealt very soon. There is no doubt about that. The Orioles have to cash in now or forever hold their…


How Might Yankees & Padres Line-up in a Potential Hand Deal?

July 9, 2018

As the trading deadline approaches the San Diego Padres’ most coveted trade piece has begun to draw interest from a team that has the 6th best farm system in all of baseball, according to MLB Pipeline. The Padres’ left-handed relief ace has continued his career resurgence as a Friar, sporting a career-high 35.3 percent strikeout rate across 41.1 innings pitched in 2018 while also experiencing a one mph increase in…


The Padres Should Trade for Michael Fulmer at Trade Deadline

July 2, 2018

It has been made clear that the Detroit Tigers are rebuilding. Far from what they were in their prime years, the Tigers have already started the process by shipping Justin Verlander to the Houston Astros last August. Now, they seem to be willing to trade young right-hander Michael Fulmer, albeit with a big price tag. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the San Diego Padres have checked in with…


Next Month Critical for Brad Hand and Padres

June 28, 2018

Brad Hand has hit a bit of a rough patch in June. He’s been touched up to the tune of five runs in his past four outings, including a pair of blown saves against Oakland and San Francisco. His ERA has risen from 1.78 to 2.82 in only 11 days. This recent performance has undoubtedly complicated an already-complex situation regarding his future with the ballclub. Hand’s body of work in…


Could Padres & Indians Be Trade Partners Next Month?

June 11, 2018

The calendar has turned to June, and we are getting closer to one of the most exciting parts of the Major League Baseball season — the July 31 trade deadline. The Padres are likely to have some players on the trading block as the season moves closer to the last day in July. Specifically, they will have some pitchers on the trading block. Two of those pitchers could very well…


Travis Jankowski is Drawing Trade Interest

June 3, 2018

Before the season started, beloved Padre Travis Jankowski was a man about to be expendable by the team. He originally showed up in the majors during the 2015 season and exhibited tantalizing potential the following year with his plus running and fielding ability. However, he has failed to make much of an impression since, having been demoted to Triple-A El Paso twice, once in August of last year and again…


Are Padres & Mariners a Fit for a Potential Trade?

May 17, 2018

The Seattle Mariners have had a bad week. After learning that Robinson Cano would miss significant time after getting hit by a pitch against the Detroit Tigers, news broke on Tuesday that he would be missed much longer, after being suspended 80 games for a violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Agreement. This is a big loss for a team that Baseball America ranks as the worst farm system…


5 Trades the San Diego Padres Should Make Right Now

May 16, 2018

Here are five trades that the San Diego Padres should consider making, as this 2018 season is not going to be a productive one. The team must build toward the future, and if that means trading a few veterans for prospects, then so be it. The 2018 season has been full of inconsistencies for the San Diego Padres. That was to be expected, as the team has several young players…


The Padres Attempting to Build Trade Value for July

May 7, 2018

The San Diego Padres will be spinning their wheels for the rest of the 2018 season. Just as the team starts to play well, they will undoubtedly hit a spell where they make mistakes and play horrible ball. That is to be expected as this is a team of mostly young players that are still finding their way in the game of baseball. It takes time to “flip” a franchise…


Should the Padres Consider Trading Freddy Galvis to the Dodgers?

May 6, 2018

The 2018 Major League Baseball season has gotten off to a rough start for both the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres. The Padres sit in last place in the NL West. They have had to deal with a frustrating round of injuries to certain key players. Wil Myers is on the 10-day disabled list for a second time this season. Hunter Renfroe, who entered the season without…


Finding a Home for Chase Headley in 2018

February 17, 2018

In a perfect world, the Padres would platoon Cory Spangenberg and Christian Villanueva at third base to start the 2018 season. Both men are 26 years old and have accomplished all they can at the minor league level. For both players, it is now or never to further their advancement in the game of baseball. A season like 2018 can help mold their future and determine whether they are platoon-type…