ESPN.com "If not for his offseason problems, Everth Cabrera would likely have already been signed to a deal for 2015. There is still plenty of risk tied to the shortstop, making it unclear which teams, if any, are willing to roll the dice on the free agent. As Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune..." January 27
Hardball Talk "The Padres announced this afternoon that they signed infielder Ramiro Pena to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Pena played well in a small sample with the Braves in 2013 before undergoing season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder, but he..." January 26
everth cabrera could become a 2b consideration for jays. weeks seems to be further down their list.
Source: #Padres on periphery of Shields sweepstakes, unlikely to land him. Teams with heaviest interest still unclear.
yankees, jays, padres among half dozen teams considering johan santana, who's planning to start thursday for magallanes
Gaslamp Ball "Despite the distribution of some of the Padres' biggest prospects, San Diego has kept their farm's cream of the crop. This puts them in the most-likely-to-land-a-trade seat on the Phillies' play-hard-to-get dating show. According to ESPN's Jim Bowden, as of now the most likely competition or..." January 20
Hardball Talk "Utility man Alexi Amarista, who was arbitration eligible for the first time, has agreed to a two-year, $2.5 million contract with the Padres according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. MLB Trade Rumors had Amarista projected to make $1.5 million via arbitration for 2015, so the Padres are getting..." January 16
CBSSports.com "The 2016 All-Star Game -- and, of course, all the events that go along with it -- will be held in San Diego, Major League Baseball announced Thursday." January 15
San Diego Union-Tribune "The case of Everth Cabrera, the former Padres shortstop who has been charged with resisting arrest, has been continued until March, a San Diego County District Attorney spokesman said. Cabrera, who last month pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge, had been scheduled for a readiness hearing..." January 15
CBSSports.com "Fresh off a trio of bold impact moves to rework their entire outfield and the middle of their lineup, the aggressive Padres are still said to be alive for another potential blockbuster, this one involving Philly's ace lefthander Cole Hamels – although, others teams also are in the mix, and..." January 13
San Diego Union-Tribune "Sound the bells. It’s about time for Trevor Hoffman to make an appearance. On the Hall of Fame ballot. Tuesday's Hall of Fame election of Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio put the Class of 2015 in the books. And it puts Hoffman — as well as Ken Griffey Jr. — on..." January 08
Josh Johnson: $1M base, $6.25M incentives based on games started, beginning with 5. Maxes out at 33 GS. #padres
ESPN.com "New Padres left fielder Justin Upton isn't intimidated at all by Petco Park. In fact, Upton, who was introduced along with new December acquisitions Wil Myers, Derek Norris and Will Middlebrooks on Tuesday, has 10 homers and a .291 average in 46 career games at Petco Park, where the spacious..." January 07
Tampa Tribune "On Tuesday, former Rays right fielder Wil Myers made his first comments since his December trade to the San Diego Padres during the team’s press conference to introduce the newly acquired Myers, Justin Upton, Matt Kemp and Will Middlebrooks. Myers said he was surprised by the trade and that he..." January 07
MLB.com "Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday. The three pitchers were voted in on their first time on the ballot, while Biggio was selected in his third year. Johnson received 97.3 percent..." January 06
San Diego Union-Tribune "In one dizzying week, A.J. Preller overhauled the Padres’ entire outfield. After a short holiday break, the Padres’ rookie general manager turned his attention toward a strength, further buoying the back end of the bullpen this week with a pair of trades for Shawn Kelley and Brandon..." January 02
SB Nation "San Diego receives potential back-end bullpen help in exchange for its best hitter from 2014. The Seattle Mariners on Tuesday acquired outfielder Seth Smith from the San Diego Padres in exchange for relief pitcher Brandon Maurer, according to a team announcement. Smith, 32, hit..." December 31
Seth Smith for Brandon Maurer deal is done, source says.
CBSSports.com "For decades the Yankees have used their financial might to absorb salaries in trades. Whether it was taking on $35+ million to get Bobby Abreu when Gary Sheffield or Hideki Matsui got hurt or absorbing more than $7 million when John Wetteland got too expensive for the Expos, New York has been the..." December 30
WEEI Boston "David Ross thought the entire offseason was bizarre enough. As the former Red Sox catcher put it, “I was blown away and flattered by the offers and opportunities that came my way. It really shocked me.” Then the morning of Dec. 19 came around, and that took the unpredictability to another..." December 28
Toronto Star "Since the Blue Jays traded Aaron Hill to the Arizona Diamondbacks midway through the 2011 season, the club has used 14 different players at second base. The keystone corner has been a revolving door of disappointment and remains the Jays’ only vacancy among the starting nine. With pickings..." December 28
Hardball Talk "The best things in life are free. But you can keep them for the birds and bees: Major League Baseball’s average salary shot up to more than $3.8-million (U.S.) this year following the steepest rise since 2001, putting big-leaguers on track to top the $4-million barrier for the first time in..." December 24
Baltimore Sun "The hot stove likely will be set on simmer and put on the back burner after today for the holidays. The industry usually goes quiet in the week between Christmas and New Year's Day. That doesn't mean the Orioles won't continue to survey their options on adding outfielders, which remains their..." December 24
Hardball Talk "Right-hander Tim Stauffer has agreed to a one-year, $2.2 million contract with the Twins. Stauffer had success as a starter early in his career, but injuries led to a shift to the bullpen and he’s fared well there with a 3.63 ERA and 131/43 K/BB ratio in 134 innings during the past two seasons." December 23
Hardball Talk "In addition to trading Matt Kemp and Tim Federowicz to the Padres last week in exchange for Yasmani Grandal, Joe Wieland, and Zach Eflin, the Dodgers agreed to pay $32 million of the $107 million remaining on Kemp’s contract. Ronald Blum of the Associated Press has a breakdown of the payments..." December 23
Yahoo! Sports "Starting pitcher Josh Johnson agreed to a one-year, $1 million deal with the San Diego Padres that includes incentives that could net him an additional $6.25 million, sources with knowledge of the deal told Yahoo Sports. The deal is pending a physical, though the Padres are familiar with the..." December 23
San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres are believed to have at least some interest in Phillies ace Cole Hamels, a left-hander and native San Diegan who could put their rotation over the top. But, for now, it doesn’t appear that General Manager A.J. Preller will be flipping another just-acquired player in his ongoing..." December 23
dan haren said to be holding out hope for trade to angels or padres. why not? SD has acquired everyone else!
Philly.com "The Padres have had discussions about trading for San Diego native Cole Hamels with new outfielder Wil Myers as potential bait, according to a baseball source. The Padres have been baseball’s busiest team since the Winter Meetings ended in San Diego earlier this month, acquiring three starting..." December 22
Larry Reynolds - Justin Upton's agent told us they're open to a contract extension in SD but as long as it's before spring training starts
Sporting News "Major League Baseball and its umpires will maintain labor peace for the next few seasons. The sides agreed to a five-year collective bargaining agreement late Friday, The Associated Press reported. The current agreement was set to expire Dec. 31. The umpires and team owners will hold..." December 21
CSN Washington "The complex, 3-team, 11-player trade that was agreed upon Wednesday is now official. But the prized shortstop prospect the Nationals will be receiving as part of the deal still can't join his new organization for another six months. The Nationals announced their end of the trade Friday, with..." December 20
Hardball Talk "Scott Miller of Bleacher Report is reporting that Petco Park will likely be the host of the 2016 All-Star Game. An announcement is expected to come in January. As Miller noted in a reply on Twitter, this will be an odd instance in which one league hosts the midsummer festivities in back-to-back..." December 20
The Score "The San Diego Padres now have a Big 3 to fill out spacious Petco Park. Multiple reports said Friday the club has traded for Atlanta Braves slugger Justin Upton, capping a wild 48 hours that saw the Padres deal for a trio of power-hitting outfielders. It remains unclear who the Braves will..." December 19
Source: Padres nearing a deal that would send Ryan Hanigan to Boston for Will Middlebrooks.
ESPN.com "The Oakland Athletics have traded starting catcher Derek Norris to the San Diego Padres, sources told ESPN.com's Buster Olney on Thursday. Norris, in his third MLB season, posted career highs in 2014 of .270 in batting average with 10 homers and 55 RBIs for the A's. It was part of a busy..." December 19
It appears Dodgers and Padres have worked through lingering issues. They are all but done with the Kemp trade. Rollins coming from Philly.
david ross is signing with padres
CBSSports.com "The Padres' deals to acquire Matt Kemp, Wil Myers and others are just about to be announced while they've also reportedly acquired catcher Derek Norris. A quick once-over says new general manager A.J. Preller likely isn't done reshaping this ballclub. Let's check it out. Catcher The future..." December 19
CSN Philly "A week after striking a deal to send Jimmy Rollins to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Phillies are still waiting to see what the return will be for the well-decorated veteran shortstop. The holdup continues to be a proposed trade that would send outfielder Matt Kemp from the Dodgers to the San..." December 18
Matt Kemp's agent, Junior Spivey, says of trade, "Everything is OK. We're just waiting on the final details. Should be good to go."
should be big deal announced sometime soon, perhaps tonite. the wil myers, 11-plsyer, 3-team extravaganza is still a go.
The holdup in Matt Kemp trade is because the physical revealed arthritis in both hips. The #Padres continue to consult medical experts.
josh johnson headed back to padres. base expected to be a bit less than $2M with incentives that can take him back to $8M.