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…

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What are A.J. Preller’s Current Trade Chips?

January 26, 2018

The San Diego Padres should still be active in the trade market this offseason. Contrary to what most believe, you can still move prospects while maintaining the goals of a rebuilding franchise. You deal players when their perceived value is higher than their actual value. As an organization, you have the advantage of knowing your players better than any other team. If you feel a player is playing over their…

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Padres Flip #13 Prospect SP De Los Santos for SS Freddy Galvis

December 15, 2017

A.J. Preller connected with Matt Klentak (Philadelphia Phillies GM) Friday morning, flipping the number 13 prospect in the Padres organization for 28-year-old shortstop Freddy Galvis. Enyel De Los Santos, starting pitching prospect, came to the Padres in November of 2015 when the team traded reliever Joaquin Benoit for De Los Santos. Since then, he has worked his way up to Double-A San Antonio and falling in line as one of…

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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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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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Freddy Galvis on Padres’ Radar. Will They Pay the Asking Price?

December 6, 2017

There is no doubt that the San Diego Padres are in search of a viable starting shortstop for the 2018 season. The team has been linked to Alcides Escobar and Zack Cozart, who are on the free agent market. We have also heard some speculation about a possible trade for Jurickson Profar from the Rangers. The Padres would not pay top dollar for the Rangers’ former top talent, as his…

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Minnesota Twins Viable Candidate for a Brad Hand Trade with Padres

December 4, 2017

As the MLB Winter Meetings begin December 10 in Orlando, Florida, the name Brad Hand will surely come up. He is one of the best relievers available on the trade market and teams are conscious that A.J. Preller is not shy about pulling the trigger on a deal. You can link the prized left-handed pitcher to virtually any team that is in contention. From the Cubs and Yankees, to the Dodgers…

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The Trade Stove is About to Heat Up for Padres

October 28, 2017

As the World Series comes to a conclusion, it is certainly inevitable that the San Diego Padres will begin fielding calls on their players. General manager A.J. Preller is a mover and a shaker, and is not shy about potentially improving his team. The Padres are on an upswing. Those with baseball knowledge recognize the fact that the team has stockpiled prospects at virtually every position. The present nucleus of…

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The Padres Made Right Move in Keeping Brad Hand at Deadline

August 1, 2017

All month long we’ve been speculating what kind of return the Padres could get for Brad Hand, who has been on fire since being claimed by the team last April. The trade deadline came and went, and to the benefit of the Padres, Hand is still in San Diego. Many saw Brad Hand as the Padres best option to bring in some more top prospects to fatten up the system…

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The Clock is Ticking: Will the Padres Give a Team a “Hand” or Not?

July 31, 2017

Here we are. After a month of speculation and rumors, it is finally July 31st. With the trade deadline coming quickly at four o’clock Eastern Standard Time and one o’clock Pacific Standard Time, Padres fans will finally get an answer to the big question: Will the San Diego Padres trade Brad Hand or not? Over the last week, there has been an immense amount of speculation with a variety of…

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