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12/17/2014 | Crowded 11-player trade features top young talent

Was keeping track of all the moving parts in the massive three-team deal involving the Tampa Bay Rays, San Diego Padres and Washington Nationals a difficult task? To help sort things out, Jonathan Mayo helped break down who went where.


12/17/2014 | Padres go for gold in blockbuster deal for Myers

The Padres have looked at Wil Myers' stellar 2013 season a few dozen times the last couple of days as they worked toward acquiring him from the Rays. They did just that on Wednesday by completing a massive three-team, 11-player deal with the Rays and Nationals. If these things came with guarantees, they wouldn't be nearly as much fun.


12/17/2014 | Preller is bold enough to shoot for the stars

Padres GM A.J. Preller has only been on the job since August, but he's already displayed a willingness to shoot for the stars.


12/16/2014 | Reports: Padres, Rays discussing Myers trade

According to multiple reports, the San Diego Padres are discussing a "significant trade" involving Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Wil Myers.


12/16/2014 | Padres sign righty Morrow to 1-year deal

The Padres signed right-handed pitcher Brandon Morrow to a one-year contract on Tuesday.


12/12/2014 | Padres reportedly offer deal to righty Morrow

The Winter Meetings wrapped on Thursday, but the Padres continue to keep busy in pursuit of roster upgrades for the 2015 season. On Friday, the team was linked to right-handed free-agent pitcher Brandon Morrow.


12/12/2014 | Front-office hopefuls aim to make dreams a reality

For those who hope to one day land a position in a club's front office, the path often starts with an entry-level internship, as many hopefuls hope to get a foot in the door and work their way up.


12/11/2014 | Southern California youth display skills at MLB RBI clinic

On Tuesday evening at San Diego State's Tony Gwynn Stadium, Major League Baseball hosted a youth clinic for almost 300 area youth involved in Padres-backed Little League and MLB's Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities (RBI) program.


12/11/2014 | Black 'comfortable' heading into final year of contract

As the Padres move forward this offseason, trying to greatly improve a team that hasn't been to the playoffs since 2006, new upper management has yet to progress on one major issue: extending manager Bud Black's contract as it heads into its final year.


12/11/2014 | Padres find coveted bat at Meetings, look to add another

The Padres, generally quiet for most of the offseason, made a big splash late Wednesday, sending three players to the Dodgers for Kemp, a two-time All-Star, who offers the middle-of-the-order bat the team has been seeking.


12/11/2014 | Padres, pitcher Kim don't come to deal by deadline

The Padres were unable to come to terms with Korean left-handed pitcher Kwang-Hyun Kim on a contract before Thursday's deadline. The Padres had until 2 p.m. PT on Thursday to reach a deal with Kim, who the team would have looked at as a starting pitcher, but probably pegged better as a reliever.


12/11/2014 | Source: Padres land Kemp from Dodgers

The Padres have acquired outfielder Matt Kemp from the Dodgers as part of a five-player swap. San Diego also receives catcher Tim Federowicz in exchange for catcher Yasmani Grandal, pitchers Joe Wieland and Zach Eflin, a source told MLB.com. Neither team has confirmed the trade.


12/10/2014 | Rule 5 of thumb: Gems can be found in Draft

Every Winter Meetings has a coda to it, an event that doesn't generate the same kind of buzz as all of the trade and free-agent rumors that fill the hotel lobby throughout the Meetings' first three days. But it does involve players changing organizations and, invariably, new big league careers come out of it.


12/10/2014 | Oh, my! Enberg wins Hall of Fame's Frick Award

Dick Enberg, the iconic announcer for NBC and CBS Sports who is currently a television voice of the San Diego Padres, is the winner of the 2015 Ford C. Frick Award, the National Baseball Hall of Fame announced on Wednesday.


12/8/2014 | Preller: Offseason doesn't end with Winter Meetings

The first day of the Winter Meetings was, as Padres general manger A.J. Preller termed it, "busy and hectic." Yet, Monday came and went without a deal of any kind for the Padres, who have acknowledged they have significant offensive upgrades to acquire between now and Opening Day. But when those upgrades will arrive is anyone's guess.


12/8/2014 | 'GM for a day' part of Padres' LUNGevity auction

'GM for a day' part of Padres' LUNGevity auction


12/8/2014 | Amarista, Spangenberg starting hot in winter ball

Infielders Alexi Amarista and Cory Spangenberg got off to fast starts last week as six Padres reported to Winter Leagues teams while the Latin American leagues opened the second halves of their seasons.


12/7/2014 | Padres set to convert on face-to-face Meetings

For the last two months, Padres GM A.J. Preller has had phone conversations and exchanged emails with other front-office executives and agents in regards to finding potential fits to upgrade the team's woeful offense. Starting Monday, Preller and his front-office team will be able to conduct business in a face-to-face fashion, as baseball's annual Winter Meetings commence in San Diego.


12/6/2014 | Padres, Wieland agree to one-year deal

The Padres have avoided arbitration with right-hander Joe Wieland as the two sides agreed Saturday to a one-year contract worth $590,000, according to ESPN. San Diego has not confirmed the signing.


12/5/2014 | Padres prepared to find right offensive match at Meetings

The white board inside Petco Park has been littered with the names of players who can potentially help the Padres' offense. Could some of those names on the board become Padres in the next week, as baseball's annual Winter Meetings head to San Diego beginning Monday?


12/4/2014 | If Padres get Kemp, Grandal reportedly would be in deal

Could the Padres' push to get a big bat this offseason be gaining steam? The team has previously been linked to Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, and on Thursday, Foxsports.com reported that if there was such a deal, Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal would likely be a part of it.


12/4/2014 | Prep shortstop Rodgers leads 2015 Draft class

Ten years after grabbing Justin Upton, the D-backs could follow a similar path in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. Lake Mary (Fla.) High School shortstop Brendan Rodgers sits atop MLBPipeline.com's initial Draft Top 50 rankings, thanks to his three plus tools (bat, power, arm) complemented by two solid ones (speed, defense).


12/4/2014 | Determined Vincent never gave up on dream

Nick Vincent was nearly cut from his junior college team. But through hard work and determination, he's become a valuable big leaguer.


12/4/2014 | Supporting Padres' decisions on Kotsay, Cabrera

Both decisions represent a gamble by general manager A.J. Preller. Kotsay has never before been a hitting coach. Not offering Cabrera a contract leaves the Padres short at a key position.


12/3/2014 | Source: Padres agree to deal with Barmes

A day after non-tendering shortstop Everth Cabrera, the Padres found some depth for the middle infield, reaching a deal with veteran infielder Clint Barmes on a one-year contract with a club option for 2016, according to a baseball source.




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