San Diego Padres: Getting to Know Rule 5 Additions

The Rule 5 draft served as a very productive way for the San Diego Padres to fill some holes on their roster. We break down the team’s three additions and their possible roles. To say that the San Diego Padres were busy on Thursday morning during the Rule 5 draft would be an understatement. Coming […] San Diego Padres: Getting to Know Rule 5 Additions - Friars on Base - Friars...
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Padres complete trade for Rule 5 pick Torrens

The Padres and Reds have finalized the trade that sent Rule 5 Draft pick Luis Torrens to San Diego -- and the details are quite telling.
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Three Rule 5 picks will look to stick with Padres

The 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.
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The Actual Rule 5 Picks

As we speculated last night, the Padres were active in today’s Rule 5 draft, although they didn’t grab any of the players we suggested (outside of a brief encounter with Justin Haley). A series of trades netted San Diego the top three players selected in the draft, an unprecedented Rule 5 romp. Here are those players: Miguel Diaz, RHP, Brewers Diaz is a 22-year-old righty who...
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Padres leave Meetings seeking more depth

The 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.
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San Diego Padres: Team Takes Top Three Picks in Rule 5 Draft

The San Diego Padres were the busiest club on Thursday morning, taking each of the top three Rule 5 draft selections to close out the winter meetings. For the San Diego Padres, the winter meetings started slow, but finished with a flurry of encouraging moves. Thursday morning’s Rule 5 draft concluded the annual week filled […] San Diego Padres: Team Takes Top Three Picks in Rule...
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San Diego Padres: Chances of Re-Signing Tyson Ross

Ever since the San Diego Padres surprisingly allowed Tyson Ross to enter free agency, there has been a lot of talk about 2016’s Opening Day starter. Now that it is time to consider signing starting pitching, how likely is a Ross return? The winter meetings are more than half over, and the San Diego Padres […] San Diego Padres: Chances of Re-Signing Tyson Ross - Friars on Base...
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Padres Acquire Rule 5 Picks Miguel Diaz, Luis Torrens

The Padres have acquired the top two Rule 5 Draft picks, righty Miguel Diaz (in a trade with the Twins) and catcher Luis Torrens (in a trade with the Reds),’s Jonathan Mayo tweets. (Baseball America’s J.J. Cooper tweeted that the Reds would trade Torrens to San Diego.) Diaz and Torrens were previously with the Brewers and Yankees, respectively. The Padres already had...
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Guessing San Diego’s Rule 5 Selections

Rumor has it the Padres are expected to be busy in baseball’s Rule 5 draft, set to go down tomorrow morning at the Winter Meetings. Last year the Padres took four players in the Rule 5, and two of them ultimately stuck in outfielder Jabari Blash (later acquired via trade) and righty starter Luis Perdomo. So, in the spirit of wild-ass-guessing, who might the Padres grab this year...
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3 days ago

Report: Tyson Ross’ asking price is in $9-11 million range

Former All-Star right-hander Tyson Ross is looking to cash in after being non-tendered by the San Diego Padres. According to a report by Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News on Wednesday, Ross, who may not be ready for the beginning of the 2017 season, has an asking price in the $9-11 million range. Hearing Tyson Ross' asking price is $9-11 mm range & may not include incentives...
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Hot Stove Season. Who’s Fired Up?

Hot Stove! Let’s get fired up because it’s wheelin’ and dealin’ time. We’ve got a roster to build and probably not a lot of money to spend. At least not yet. Let’s run through the positions, look at depth, and completely ignore the starting pitching staff. If AJ Preller can, I can too. Okay, around the horn: 1B – Starter is Wil Myers. Wil played well enough to garner...
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2017 ZiPS Projections – San Diego Padres

After having typically appeared in the very famous pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past few years. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the San Diego Padres. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Other Projections: Chicago NL / Toronto / Washington. Batters...
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Report: Cubs sign OF Jon Jay to one-year contract

The defending World Series champs worked quick to replace an imminent departure from their title winning squad. The Chicago Cubs reportedly signed veteran outfielder Jon Jay to a one-year, $8 million contract on Tuesday. Cubs agree to terms with OF Jon Jay on 1-year, $8 million contract. — Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) November 29, 2016 Jay, 31, will likely be called on to replace...
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Padres, Wil Myers to discuss extension

The San Diego Padres are moving forward into an uncertain future, but they at least appear to be committed to retaining one core piece. Padres general manager AJ Preller said on Wednesday that he’s planning to sit down with first baseman Wil Myers’ agent this week to begin discussing a contract extension, per Dennis Lindsey of the San Diego Union-Tribune. A.J. Preller said...
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November 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Colorado Rockies hire Bud Black as manager

It didn’t take long into the offseason for the Colorado Rockies to find their new manager. Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rockies have chosen Bud Black as their new skipper: Sources: Bud Black new #Rockies manager. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 7, 2016 The Rockies have been managed by Walt Weiss for the past three seasons, but his contract expired...
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November 06, 2016  |  Discuss

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