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Padres Rumors: Padres appear to have interest in Matt Kemp

Trades within a division are rare, but with the need for an upgrade at catcher, Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres may explore a trade involving Matt Kemp. #456593778 / gettyimages.com Sources today again confirmed talks between #Padres, #Dodgers on Kemp. Nothing that recent. No deal close. Pads exploring multiple options.— Ken Rosenthal...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Padres Rumor Mill: 11/26/14

“Tons of Inquiries” on SD Catchers Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports recently tweeted out that the Padres are continuing to receive interest about their catchers – Yasmani Grandal, Rene Rivera, and top prospect, according to MLB.com, Austin Hedges. Talks are active.   Tomas Update Rosenthal also tweeted that the Padres are still one of many teams who are aggressively pursuing...
Via Friarhood
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Padres Rumors: Padres may deal a catcher

One position that is always lacking in baseball is catchers.  There are simply not enough good ones to go around.  But the San Diego Padres have surplus at the position with Yasmani Grandal, Rene Rivera, and top prospect Austin Hedges.  With this amount of talent at the position, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is reporting that one of them could be moved. #456466526 / gettyimages...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Padres May Be Interested In Trade For Cespedes

According to MLB.com's Corey Brock, the Padres and Red Sox have discussed a trade that would send OF Yoenis Cespedes to San Diego in exchange for one (or more) of the following four pitchers: Ian Kennedy, Andrew Cashner, Casey Kelly, Tyson Ross. Kelly is a former highly-touted Red Sox prospect who was dealt in the Adrian Gonzalez trade. Cashner (5-7, 2.55 in 2014) and Ross (13-14...
Via FenwayNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Padres and Pints: The Podcast! – Episode 15

Rick and Chris are joined by the lovely and talented Geoff Hancock of Left Coat Bias. The three discuss the state of affiars of being a Padres fan, the Padres First Baseman Who WIll Not Be Named, and chat about mascots. If you have any questions or comments, leave them down below or e-mail us. All the videos All the podcasts All the tweets All the pictures Padres Public | Padres...
Via Padres Public
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Rumors: San Diego offering the highest contract to Pablo Sandoval

The San Diego Padres are desperately seeking to add some pieces this offseason. They finished with a 77-85 record last season, 17 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers, and are looking to add players to close that gap. It is a tough sell for the Padres to get players to sign with them, especially hitters, as Petco Park is one of the worst hitter-friendly parks in baseball. They are...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Top Bid On Panda; But He's Leaning Sox

According to a report by The San Francisco Chronicle's John Shea, the San Diego Padres are the top bidders for the services of free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval—higher than the offers made by the Giants and Red Sox. However, the word is that The Panda is leaning toward the Red Sox—who reportedly offered five years and $95 million. Expect the Sandoval camp to make a decision...
Via FenwayNation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Injury Update: Tyson Ross says forearm is fully healed

The San Diego Padres were competitive and won 77 games this past season despite finishing 30th in several offensive categories, including runs scored. They were lead by a pitching staff that was sixth in the Major Leagues in ERA. One key member of the rotation this past season was Tyson Ross, who was shut down in late September with a flexor strain. The good news is that Ross says...
Via Sports Injury Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet Katy Dodds – Maryland Gymnast and Padres Fan

For all the guys and gals out there with a gymnastics fetish, this one is for you. Hailing out of Maryland is Katy Dodds, a gymnast who stayed in state for college and took her talents to the Terrapins in 2011 after being recruited by West Virginia, Auburn, Pittsburgh, and NC State. Dodds was heavily recruited out of high school for a reason, being a part of four team state championships...
Via Busted Coverage
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Padres to make offer to Pablo Sandoval

            The San Diego Padres are preparing to make a formal offer to free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval. According to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the offer is expected to come today. Source: #Padres making offer to Sandoval today. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 21, 2014 Along with the Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays and...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres trade Reymond Fuentes to the Royals for Kyle Bartsch

The San Diego Padres have traded outfielder Reymond Fuentes to the Kansas City Royals. They received pitcher Kyle Bartsch. With the 40-man roster just hours away, the Padres needed to make room for Fuentes or let him go to the Rule 5 draft, according to Corey Brock from MLB.com. The trade was announced on Thursday. #Padres trade OF Rey Fuentes to #Royals for LHP Kyle Bartsch. Would...
Via On-Base Talk
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres History with Joe Furtado: Chapter 6 – “1973″ The Wrong Game In the Wrong Town

*Back in 1988, Padres fan and local San Diegan Joe Furtado, started writing a book based on Padres history up to that point. 21 Chapters later he finished it and after a few failed attempts at getting it published, put it back on his shelf never to see the light of day…..that is until now. To read the other entries, click here. By Joe Furtado: In spite of the announcement that...
Via Padres Public
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Juice Bar: Padres And Purée

Crowdsourcing is the latest fad in seemingly every endeavor.  From Kickstarter to Storify, it seems gathering money or ideas from others and using it for your own benefit has become commonplace. I’m not immune.  Occasionally I use it to figure out topics to write about that you people would like to read.  This is one of those occasions.  That I chose something to write about...
Via Padres Public
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel Part of Baseball Card Set

Back in June, the San Diego Padres made headlines by taking Johnny Manziel in the 28th round of the annual MLB Draft. And while he’ll never hit the diamond for the Friars, the folks at Topps have decided to take advantage of the Padres drafting the former Heisman Trophy winner and include him in their upcoming Bowman Draft baseball card set. Silly? Maybe. But let’s be honest…this...
Via Hall of Very Good
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres win bidding for rights to Korean pitcher Kwang Hyun Kim

  The San Diego Padres have won the bidding for rights to South Korean pitcher Kwang Hyun Kim and have 30 days to reach a deal with the 26-year-old left-hander. Major League Baseball said Thursday the Padres had submitted the highest bid for Kim, who was put up for bid by the SK Wyverns of the Korea Baseball Organization.
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies sign OF Francoeur, more to minor league deals

Jeff Francoeur It was announced on Thursday that the Phillies and outfielder Jeff Francoeur have agreed to terms on a minor league contract. The agreement includes an invitation to spring training. Last season for Triple-A El Paso in the Padres organization, Francoeur tallied a .289 batting average with 15 homers and 69 RBI in 115 games. In 10 big league games with San Diego in...
Via Phillies Nation
14 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB News: Korean club accepts Padres’ bid for Kwang-Hyun Kim

The San Diego Padres have 30 days to work out a deal with left-handed pitcher Kwang-Hyun Kim after his current Korea Baseball Organization team accepted the San Diego’s $2-million bid for the right to negotiate.“Now that I’ve been given a chance to try to reach the majors, which has been my lifelong dream, I’ll try to make the best of the situation and prove myself on the...
Via On-Base Talk
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres announce 2015 Cactus League Spring Training Schedule

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres today announced their 2015 Cactus League Spring Training schedule, in what will be the club's 22nd spring in Peoria, Ariz. Padres' pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Peoria on Thursday, February 19, with their first workout scheduled for Friday, February 20.  Position players are scheduled to report on Tuesday, February 24,...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
15 days ago  |  Discuss

A San Diego brewery is creating a Tony Gwynn tribute beer

Late San Diego legend Tony Gwynn will be immortalized in beer form. Alesmith Brewing Company out of San Diego will be releasing San Diego .394 Pale Ale, which will feature Gwynn’s likeness on the packaging and is colored in old school, 1980s Padres colors. The .394 in the title was Gwynn’s batting average during the strike-shortened 1994 season. The name “394” (.394) references...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Sign Outfielder Alex Castellanos to Minor League Deal

The Mets announced they have signed outfielder Alex Castellanos to a Minor League contract with an invitation to big league Spring Training. Castellanos, 28, played for PCL Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres last season, batting .275 with eight home runs and 42 RBI in 113 games. A 10th-round pick of the St. Louis Cardinals in 2008, Castellanos has a career Minor League batting...
Via Mets Merized Online
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Everth Cabrera charged with resisting arrest, pot possession

San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera has been in the news for all the wrong reasons over the past year-plus. According to the Associated Press, the veteran infielder was charged with resisting arrest stemming from an incident back in September in which he was stopped for suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana (h/t ESPN.com).  The 27-year-old Cabrera faces up...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Pro-Preller: Padres eye Ability, Stability, Victory

Nothing says calm, cool, and collected like a teleconference call in the middle of fall. The Padres held an informal, group teleconference call with season ticket holders and other media members Thursday night, hoping to address some of the burning questions that have already sprung up this offseason and also to field any comments that fans might have regarding the team. The call...
Via Friarhood
20 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: David Eckstein reads mean blog posts about himself

Former Angels and Cardinals middle infielder David Eckstein was one of the most polarizing players in baseball during his career. Some trashed him for being a mediocre (if that) player, while others lauded his scrappiness and grit. Eckstein took it all in stride over the years, and stars in this MLB Fan Cave video where he reads mean blog posts about himself. Any video that quotes...
Via The Outside Corner
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Everth Cabrera arrested for DUI in San Diego

In a season marred by injury, disappointment, and historically bad performances, it doesn’t seem that the 2014 season can end soon enough for the San Diego Padres without first enduring some extra drama before game 162. This morning, TMZ Sports announced on Twitter – along with a confirmed Police Report – that Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera was arrested shortly after midnight...
Via Friarhood
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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