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Thu, 8 Dec 2016 16:48:22 EDTThe Padres entered the Winter Meetings in need of pitching, a backup catcher and a shortstop. They acquired one of each in the Rule 5 Draft, but in terms of proven big league talent, they're still very much in the market at all three spots.
Thu, 8 Dec 2016 19:37:34 EDTAfter a quiet first three days at the Winter Meetings, the Padres -- who owned the No. 3 pick at the event -- made a splash, trading up for the first and second selections, as well. With that trio of picks, they drafted, in order: right-hander Miguel Diaz from the Brewers, catcher Luis Torrens from the Yankees and shortstop Allen Cordoba from the Cardinals.
Wed, 7 Dec 2016 20:22:06 EDTAs it stands, the Padres will enter the 2017 season with Luis Perdomo and Christian Friedrich as rotation probables. The other three spots? According to manager Andy Green, they're "wide open" -- and Perdomo and Friedrich aren't exactly stone-cold locks either.
Thu, 8 Dec 2016 20:33:55 EDTThe Padres continued their drive to add young talent Thursday when they became the first team to leave the Winter Meetings with the first three picks of the Rule 5 draft.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 11:53:36 EDTYou will receive better seats and lower prices than fans who buy tickets game by game. Prices begin as low as $78 for a full strip.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:59:55 EDTStay on top of all the offseason moves with the MLB.com Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.
Wed, 7 Dec 2016 19:52:49 EDTThe Padres' future at catching became much clearer last week. Austin Hedges is the man.
Fri, 9 Dec 2016 13:53:10 EDTTrevor Hoffman didn't receive the warmest of welcomes during his first appearance with the Padres on June 25, 1993.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:26:15 EDTWho do the Padres have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for San Diego's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
Wed, 7 Dec 2016 01:31:06 EDTSpeaking at the Winter Meetings outside Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Padres general manager A.J. Preller said he's received multiple calls on his available outfielders. But as things currently stand, he feels there's plenty of playing time to go around for Travis Jankowski, Alex Dickerson, Manny Margot and Hunter Renfroe.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 13:29:58 EDTThe Padres' annual holiday caravan is slated to begin Wednesday, kicking off with the team's 10 Days of Giving initiative. Through Dec. 16, the Padres will participate in daily charity events throughout San Diego and the Baja region.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 19:52:26 EDTWhen all is said and done, the Padres will spend upwards of $70 million on international prospects during the current signing period. You won't see that again any time soon -- and certainly not within the next five years.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 14:54:57 EDTThe mark of a great baseball player is the ability to adjust and adapt. Few players have adapted more in their careers than Hall of Fame candidate Trevor Hoffman, the first pitcher in Major League history to reach 500 and 600 saves.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 22:17:22 EDTThe Padres were in dire need of starting pitching before they decided not to tender a contract to Tyson Ross. Now? Well, their plight is the same. But they could be -- to borrow a phrase used by general manager A.J. Preller -- casting an even wider net, given that at least three rotation spots are up for grabs.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 19:19:43 EDTAccording to general manager A.J. Preller, the Padres are looking to the trade market at shortstop -- a common theme for the club over the past decade. San Diego also had preliminary discussions with veteran free agent Erick Aybar, but Preller noted that "most of the stuff we've looked at has been on the trade front."
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 23:05:42 EDTTyson Ross' tenure with the Padres came to an abrupt and thoroughly surprising end on Friday, as the injured right-hander was among six players who were not tendered a contract by the club.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 01:58:02 EDTThe Padres continued their youth movement Friday, parting ways with catcher Derek Norris in exchange for Nationals pitching prospect Pedro Avila.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:15:09 EDTMajor League Baseball's players and owners have reached a tentative five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement through the 2021 season.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 10:53:11 EDTCenter fielder Manuel Margot is getting warmer as his winter league season in the Dominican Republic approaches a finish.
Fri, 2 Sep 2016 10:56:34 EDTEveryone to some degree is a product of their roots. Which explains why Trevor Hoffman is Trevor Hoffman.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:16:50 EDTTrevor Hoffman was synonymous with a Padres win. When Hoffman answered the call in the Padres bullpen, a win was almost sure to follow. Now Hoffman is awaiting another call -- from Cooperstown, N.Y., and baseball's Hall of Fame. It's not a matter of if ... it's a question of when.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:33:11 EDTThe Arizona Fall League always is loaded with talent, and it was stronger than usual in 2016. In the initial installment of MLBPipeline.com's "The Next Big Leaguers," which premieres Tuesday, we focused on five prospects: Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger, Twins shortstop Nick Gordon, Cubs outfielder Eloy Jimenez, Red Sox infielder Yoan Moncada and Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 15:26:31 EDTThe Padres have six potential shortstops ranked among their Top 30 Prospects, including two -- Luis Almanzar and Gabriel Arias -- who were signed during last summer's international signing period. But only one of the six, Jose Rondon, is close to being Major League ready.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:13:45 EDTNearly two months into the offseason, the critical questions surrounding the Padres still center around starting pitching. The market is thin, but the Friars remain committed to bringing a few arms on board. With pitching as the focus of many of your inquiries, here are the answers to some of your most pressing Padres questions.
Sat, 26 Nov 2016 11:22:49 EDTWil Myers first became involved with the Miracle League of High Point while playing high school baseball at Wesleyan Christian Academy in North Carolina.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:16:30 EDTRight-handed pitcher Cesar Vargas is beginning to add innings to his offseason work with Hermosillo in the Mexican Pacific League.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:32:40 EDTThe Padres released their uniforms for the 2017 season via a Twitter video Tuesday afternoon. The new look features one major change and a few minor tweaks. The biggest alteration: Yellow has been removed from the color scheme.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:00:00 EDTFormer Padres closer Trevor Hoffman earned 67.3 percent of the Hall of Fame vote in his first year of eligibility. He hopes to gain entry this time around. On Monday, the ballot for the 2017 class will be unveiled.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 14:12:26 EDTIt may be November, but spring is already on the minds of the Padres.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 22:35:49 EDTWith the Winter Meetings on the horizon, the Padres added four prospects to their 40-man roster on Friday, protecting them from the Rule 5 Draft.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:49:38 EDT