PADRES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Solarte returns to Padres, grateful for support

Padres third baseman Yangervis Solarte is back with the team after missing about a week when his wife, Yuliett Pimentel Solarte, passed away due to complications from her fight with cancer.
Via Padres.com
1 hour ago

Petco Park has never seen a season like Myers'

First baseman Wil Myers is having one of the greatest seasons ever by a Padre at Petco Park.
Via Padres.com
6 hours ago

Fantasy Focus: The Padres “Core Four” Prospects

Baseball is a game of imitation. Teams take different approaches to a rebuild, and as the San Diego Padres try to find an identity, this past season was one in which they invested in growing the farm system and the result was a Pacific Coast League championship by their Triple-A affiliate. Part of this can […] The post Fantasy Focus: The Padres “Core Four” Prospects appeared...
Via Today's Knuckleball
7 hours ago

While You Were Drinking – 2016 Game 154 (SF vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were were drinking. The Padres (64-89) scored more runs than the San Francisco Giants (81-72) in the second of four games at Petco Park, 7-2. Edwin Jackson (5-6, 5.77) allowed two runs on four hits and five walks in six innings while striking out...
Via Padres Public
10 hours ago

Myers, Padres beat struggling Giants 7-2

SAN DIEGO (AP) Wil Myers hit a three-run homer off rookie Albert Suarez in the first inning and the San Diego Padres beat San Francisco 7-2 on Friday night, their seventh victory in eight games against the struggling Giants since the All-Star break. The Giants dropped into the second wild card position, a game behind the New York Mets. San Francisco came into the night six games...
Via Associated Press
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres’ Carlos Asuaje gets first MLB hit

San Diego Padres second baseman Carlos Asuaje got his first Major League hit on Friday night with a double off San Francisco Giants starter Albert Suarez. The hit came in his sixth Major League plate appearance, as he debuted on Wednesday. A member of the 2016 MLB Futures Game that took place in San Diego, Asuaje […] The post Padres’ Carlos Asuaje gets first MLB hit appeared...
Via Today's Knuckleball
21 hours ago

Could relief prospects be next joining Padres?

In addition to the "core four" making their first Major League starts Thursday night at Petco Park, there was a hint of what the next wave of arriving prospects might be.
Via Padres.com
1 day ago

Padres Hunter Renfroe records first MLB hit

San Diego Padres outfielder Hunter Renfroe recorded his first major league hit Thursday night on a one-out single to left field. The hit came in the second inning and was the Padres first hit of the night against San Francisco Giants starter Jeff Samardzija. He was the only Padre to reach base in the team’s first […] The post Padres Hunter Renfroe records first MLB hit appeared...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Projecting Manny Margot and Other Padres Call-Ups

Following the end of their Triple-A affiliate’s championship season in the Pacific Coast League, the San Diego Padres promoted a small collection of players to their major-league club on Tuesday. Below are forecasts for the three most notable prospects of that group — Carlos Asuaje, Hunter Renfroe, and Manuel Margot — according to my KATOH system and presented in order of projected...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres' Renfroe intentionally walked in major league debut

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Hunter Renfroe was OK with being intentionally walked in his major league debut.At least he got on base."The walk intentionally, I guess that's probably the best thing you can possibly do, honestly, to get your feet wet," Renfroe said after his San Diego Padres lost 3-2 to the Arizona Diamondbacks, who got two home runs from Paul Goldschmidt and six strong innings...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Margot Renfroe In The Wolf Of Gaslight District

I don't understand this.  The Padres' Triple-A affiliate made a run for the Triple-A championship against the Yankees' affiliate, so the Padres were holding down their top prospects to play in the championship.  On the surface, it seems straightforward enough.  Making run for championship, want best players there.  Okay, I get that part.  The part where I get lost, WHY DO YOU...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Call-Up: A Triplet of Padres by Christopher Crawford, Mauricio Rubio and Greg Wellemeyer

A breakdown of Hunter Renfroe, Manuel Margot, and Carlos Asuaje.
Via Baseball Prospectus
2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Top 5 Bright Spots Of 2016

Rebuilding season or not, falling short of the playoffs and finishing with a losing record probably means that more things went wrong than went right for a team. This series, however, will focus on those silver linings that each team can take away from an otherwise disappointing season. [Related: “Top Bright Spots” archive] Here are the biggest bright spots for the San Diego...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

Padres Designate Patrick Kivelehan, Nick Noonan

The Padres have designated outfielder Patrick Kivlehan and infielder Nick Noonan for assignment, the team announced. Their 40-man roster spots were needed for the team’s wave of prospect call-ups, which were also made official.
Via MLB Trade Rumors
3 days ago

Padres Promote Margot, Renfroe, Hedges, Asuaje

With the Triple-A postseason now complete, the Padres announced late Tuesday night that they have promoted top outfield prospects Hunter Renfroe and Manuel Margot as well as catcher Austin Hedges, second baseman Carlos Asuaje and lefties Buddy Baumann and Jose Torres in a final wave of September call-ups. Of the bunch, Renfroe and Margot rank firmly within the game’s top 100 prospects...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
3 days ago

End of season post-mortem: 2016 San Diego Padres

Ever since being crowned as the Offseason World Champions by nearly everyone two years ago, things have gone downhill fast for the San Diego Padres. Remember that offseason? The Padres made a bunch of splashy moves, adding big name after big name: Matt Kemp, Craig Kimbrel, Justin Upton, Derek Norris, Wil Myers, James Shields and others. The moves were supposed to propel the Padres...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs can't get much going against Richard, drop opener to Padres

SAN DIEGO -- Clayton Richard was sharp for six-plus innings and Wil Myers homered as the San Diego Padres defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Monday night.The win elevated the Padres into a fourth-place tie with Arizona after the matchup between the NL West's worst teams.Richard (3-3) won his third straight decision, charged with two runs and six hits. He struck out two and...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres reportedly will not fire general manager AJ Preller

San Diego Padres general manager AJ Preller was suspended for 30 days without pay by the MLB on Thursday, but it appears that he will not face any further punishment from the team. According to a report by Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports, Preller will not be fired or receive additional discipline from the Padres. The 39-year-old executive was suspended after a league investigation...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

It Feels Like the Padres Got Off Easy

Yesterday, following a league investigation into claims that the Padres withheld pertinent medical information from other teams with whom they were discussing trades, MLB suspended Padres GM A.J. Preller for 30 days. The Padres admit that they screwed up and vow to change their “medical administration and record keeping,” but in their statement about the suspension, claim to...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB suspends Padres GM Preller for 30 days

Major League Baseball announced on Thursday that they had completed their investigation into a July 14 trade that sent pitcher Drew Pomeranz from the San Diego Pardes to the Boston Red Sox. And as a result of their findings, the league has suspended Padres executive vice president and general manager A.J. Preller for 30 days without pay. The league’s press release reads as follows...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Padres hid medical information, could be disciplined

The San Diego Padres might be in trouble with Major League Baseball. They are under investigation for reportedly using two different databases regarding injuries to players. One going into a central system that all MLB teams use, especially when targeting players in potential trades. The other was private, only for the eyes and knowledge of the Padres. “According to two sources...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Foul ball spins back into fair territory in minor league game

The most amazing play you will see this baseball season came in the form of a groundout to first base, in a Triple-A game. Eric Campbell of the Las Vegas 51s (New York Mets affiliate) hit a groundball off the end of his bat on Thursday night, and the ball was well into foul territory near the first base dugout, before — somehow — spinning all the way back into fair territory...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the real first names of these MLB players

Professional athletes develop nicknames from either their peers or their fans. Major League Baseball is a hotbed for famous players with interesting nicknames, but their real names are often less well-known. Can you guess the first name these players have listed on their birth certificate?
25 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every roster member of the 1984 San Diego Padres

The 1984 San Diego Padres produced the team's best record in it's first 16 years of existence led by the NL batting title winner. The Padres were 92-70, while setting a then-franchise record in attendance, and beat the Chicago Cubs for the NL pennant before ultimately losing to the Detroit Tigers in the World Series. Can you name all of the players on the roster of this great Padres team?
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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