Chicago Tribune "General manager Jed Hoyer's feelings Tuesday night regarding Arismendy Alcantara's immediate future were clear. "It's time for Mendy to play," Hoyer said before Alcantara hit his second home run in nine games since being promoted from Triple-A Iowa. And after Kyle Hendricks threw seven..." July 23
The Wall Street Journal "As Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig approaches the end of his final season on the job, the task of choosing his successor remains far from finished. But there is a growing sense of inevitability among baseball officials that the job will end up going to Selig's right-hand man. Rob..." July 23
Chase Headley is about to join the Yankees. Yankees are finalizing a deal to acquire him from the Padres.
ESPN New York "The New York Yankees have acquired third baseman Chase Headley in a trade with the San Diego Padres, a source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com's Andrew Marchand. The Yankees traded infielder Yangervis Solarte and minor league pitcher Rafael De Paula to San Diego in exchange for Headley, who could..." July 22
Hardball Talk "Despaigne lost his no-hitter after recording back-to-back strikeouts of Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Curtis Granderson. Daniel Murphy ripped a high fastball for a double to left-center. David Wright followed up with a ground ball single up the middle to score Murphy. Despaigne departs having allowed the..." July 20
Jays have interest in Padres outfielder Chris Denorfia, sources say. His numbers are down this year, but career .809 OPS vs. LHP.
San Diego Union-Tribune "In the course of 16 months, Tyson Ross has sprouted into one of baseball’s most unhittable pitchers, delivering baseball’s most devastating slider from high atop the mound. If the Padres are to substantially and logically extend his time in San Diego, they will need a few more games like..." July 20
Sportsnet.ca "The Toronto Blue Jays have spoken with the San Diego Padres about third baseman Chase Headley, according to Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Headley had a career year in 2012 when he led the National League in RBIs en route to winning a Silver Slugger Award and a Gold Glove. He has..." July 20
Chris Denorfia another Padres player likely to be dealt by July 31, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me. He's a free agent after this year.
New York Post "A four-day hiatus for the All-Star break evidently did nothing to disrupt the Mets’ recent mojo. The good times are still rolling, along with Travis d’Arnaud’s single through the first-base hole. That hit in Friday’s ninth inning scored the go-ahead run and allowed the Mets to open the second..." July 19
SB Nation "The Los Angeles Angels have acquired Huston Street from the San Diego Padres, both teams announced on Friday night. The Padres will receive prospects Taylor Lindsey, Jose Rondon, R.J. Alvarez and an Elliot Morris in exchange for Street and minor league pitcher Trevor Gott. The deal is likely to be..." July 19
Fox Sports "In honor of her milestone birthday, the San Diego Padres have selected a spirited 105-year-old lady with a good sense of humor to throw out the first pitch Sunday before a game at Petco Park. Agnes McKee of Oceanside, California, is ready for the pitch, even if she wasn’t ready for this..." July 19
Jesse Hahn + Joe Ross piggybacking Monday in San Antonio. AA debut for Ross. Would presumably set up Hahn to return to Padres next Saturday.
According to sources the Padres and Angels are close to finalizing a deal that will send Huston Street to the Halos #ESPN
MLB.com "The 2014 All-Star Game at Target Field was always going to be about Derek Jeter. Jeter has been the face of baseball for nearly two decades, winning five World Series titles and being named an All-Star 14 times in a career that is set to end with his retirement after the season. So it was..." July 16
Hardball Talk "Among players to debut since 1970, only Cal Ripken Jr. went to more All-Star Games than Tony Gwynn’s 15. Yet MLB chose not to honor the departed Hall of Famer during Tuesday’s contest at Target Field. Instead, what we got during FOX’s All-Star Game broadcast was all of the Derek Jeter we could..." July 16
ESPN.com "As the recent death of Tony Gwynn to salivary gland cancer continues to resonate in baseball circles, commissioner Bud Selig and Players Association executive director Tony Clark both want MLB to make strides toward reducing and ultimately eliminating the use of smokeless tobacco in the game. But..." July 15
AL All-Star lineup Jeter SS Trout LF Cano 2B Cabrera 1B Bautista RF Cruz DH Jones CF Donaldson 3B Perez C Hernandez P
NL All-Star lineup: McCutchen CF Puig RF Tulowitzki SS Goldschmidt 1B Stanton DH A. Ramirez 3B Utley 2B Lucroy C Gomez LF Wainwright P
Fox Sports "Three of the top five teams in the American League are in the AL West -- and the intensity of their competition is increasing off the field, too. The Oakland Athletics stunned the baseball world on July 4 by acquiring right-handers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, two of the best starting..." July 14
It's official: #Padres closer Huston Street is headed to the All-Star Game as the replacement for Tyson Ross, who is pitching today.
San Diego Union-Tribune "Ian Kennedy's value may never be higher. The right-hander continued his recent tear Saturday, tossing his longest and first scoreless start of the year. Yet even at a dozen games below .500, the Padres would like to keep Kennedy, and it's not hard to see why. Over three July starts -- a stretch..." July 13
L.A. Daily News "Andre Ethier was back in center field, Carl Crawford might be on deck to relieve him at some point, Miguel Rojas was playing shortstop, and reliever Paul Maholm was the starting pitcher. And that was before right fielder Yasiel Puig got thrown out of Saturday’s game against the San Diego Padres..." July 13
San Diego Union-Tribune "Some things stretch the bounds of logic and physics: 41-inning scoreless streaks, Yasiel Puig’s right arm, Alexi Amarista’s ability to punish a mistake, Joaquin Benoit’s deliberate pace. On Friday, there was nothing special about Dan Haren’s abbreviated start. That Clayton Kershaw had thrown a..." July 12
L.A. Daily News "Clayton Kershaw’s scoreless-innings streak has ended. His dominant pitching for the Dodgers, however, is very much in tact. Kershaw threw a complete-game, three-hit, 11-strikeout gem, leading the Dodgers to a 2-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Thursday at Dodger Stadium. Kershaw’s..." July 11
Denver Post "Call it a catharsis. Call it about time. Call it anything you want, but the Rockies badly needed a victory and they got it Wednesday afternoon at Coors Field. They smashed five home runs — two by Troy Tulowitzki — to beat the San Diego Padres 6-3. By taking two of three from the Padres, the..." July 10
Denver Post "The air, even up there at the 5,280-foot marker on the Rooftop party deck, felt heavier Tuesday night at Coors Field. Maybe that drenching rainstorm the night before, which delayed a Rockies loss before the eighth inning, lingered around LoDo. Or maybe in the midst of a sinking season with just..." July 09
San Diego Union-Tribune "If the Colorado Rockies were in a buyers’ role this trade season – and they’re not even close, farther away than the Padres -- you know they’d be making a California Chrome-like run at Ian Kennedy. Just to keep him from keeping them in the postseason hunt. And what are the legitimate..." July 08
San Francisco Chronicle "Tim Hudson, who has seen it from both sides, knows how much fans get a kick out of Giants-A's interleague games. "As players, we don't take it lightly," Hudson said. "We understand there's a lot of passion in the Bay Area for both teams. The A's have had a great first half. Give them credit...." July 07
San Francisco Chronicle "It was part Carlton Fisk, part Kirk Gibson, part Sammy Sosa. Michael Morse's reaction to his ninth-inning home run was something you'd see in the playoffs. Not in an early July game with a team that had lost 18 of 23. But he had a good reason for vehemently jumping out of the box with his..." July 06
As per Bud Black, Erlin and Gyorko will head to the ST facility in AZ to continue their rehab. Gyorko took soft toss cuts today. #Padres
San Diego Union-Tribune "Baseball’s whims shined on the Padres once again Friday. Eric Stults, the rotation’s most beleaguered pitcher, flew through his finest performance of the season. Chase Headley, the offense’s most scrutinized member, went 4-for-4. Alexi Amarista’s second career home run at Petco Park arrived at a..." July 05
Blue Jays have scouted Martin Prado, Aaron Hill & Chase Headley heavily but none are playing well and all overpaid for production #3BSearch
Yankees assistant gm billy eppler is in SD today for his padres interview.
The #Padres will place SS Everth Cabrera on the DL today. INF Brooks Conrad will be added to roster. Back in bigs for first time since '12.
San Diego Union-Tribune "Over the past 30 days, the Padres had cratered lower and lower, their batting average plunging to historically ugly depths, their season lurching toward wholesale change. June was gruesome for a franchise that had experienced prolonged droughts before, but nothing as brutal as an 83-percent..." July 02
Rotoworld "The deal also includes a club option for 2017. The Padres raised some eyebrows over the offseason when they traded Luke Gregerson for Smith, but the outfielder has been the team's best hitter with a .281/.384/.506 batting line and nine homers over 72 games. They'd probably be better of trading him..." July 02
CBSSports.com "The Yankees have given permission for assistant GM Billy Eppler to be interviewed by the Padres for San Diego's open general manager job. Eppler's official inclusion in the derby brings to seven the number of candidates known to currently be under serious consideration. In addition to Eppler..." July 02
Sounds like #Padres prospect, Max Fried, will be pitching in games by the weekend in AZ. After that, he'll head elsewhere, maybe Fort Wayne.
Bud on Cashner: "Got a positive report from the doctor last night, I think he'll pick up the ball tomorrow and start playing catch"
San Diego Union-Tribune "Not even the Padres’ historically inept offense can slow Jesse Hahn these days. It certainly tried. Matched up against the Reds’ Mat Latos, the 24-year-old rookie struck out a career-high nine over five scoreless innings to survive a 1-0 win Monday at Petco Park, the Padres’ one-hit showing in..." July 01
Andrew Cashner will meet with SD team doctor for a check-up. There is a chance he could play catch as soon as Tuesday. #Padres
Bud Black told us today that 2B Jedd Gyorko will get his boot off Tuesday (for an exam). Said Gyorko: "I"m not letting them put it back on."
Carlos Quentin is back in the starting lineup, playing left and batting third.
Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks survived another low-scoring contest on the strength of a two-run homer from catcher Miguel Montero to earn a 3-1 win over the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on Saturday. The win locked up their first series victory since June 6-8. Arizona managed just four hits, but touched up..." June 29
San Diego Union-Tribune "The trade market for Chase Headley is beginning to take shape. At least one team – the Toronto Blue Jays – has discussed acquiring the Padres’ third baseman, multiple baseball sources have confirmed. Of particular interest this weekend to the Blue Jays and several teams that have checked on..." June 29
Irving Falu is active for tonight's game. Jace Peterson optioned to Triple-A El Paso.