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  • Losing Eric Hosmer may have been a blessing in disguise for the Royals

    MLB Daily Dish "It was a sad day in Kansas City on February 19 when first baseman Eric Hosmer — who had been flirting all offseason with the idea of re-signing with the team that drafted him and likely spending the rest of his career in a Royals uniform — signed an eight-year,..." September 21

  • MLB Must End Teams Purposely Keeping Out Baseball's Biggest Phenoms

    Bleacher Report "One of Major League Baseball's latest controversies calls to mind a bit from the 2009 Star Trek, in which Dr. McCoy offers words of wisdom to Mr. Spock. "You know, back home we have a saying: 'If you're gonna ride in the Kentucky Derby, you don't leave your..." September 14

  • Padres prospect Luis Urias likely done for year with hamstring injury "Luis Urias' first taste of the big leagues appears to have come to an abrupt and painful end. The Padres' 21-year-old second-base prospect, ranked No. 4 in the club's system by MLB Pipeline, pulled his left hamstring during the eighth inning of a 2-1..." September 12

  • MLB, MLBPA announce Japan All-Star Series participants

    Hardball Talk "For over 100 years, off and on — more off than on, actually — major leaguers have traveled to Japan for all-star barnstorming series of one form or another. The tradition will continue this November and this morning MLB and the MLBPA announced many of the participants in the series,..." September 10

  • Wil Myers acknowledges struggles at third

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres seem to be leaning toward moving Wil Myers around between positions next season, rather than his anchoring the left-most side of their infield. But Myers, while acknowledging it has been ugly at times during his 21 games there, really wants to be a third..." September 09

  • Padres call up top prospect Francisco Mejia

    MLB Trade Rumors "The San Diego Padres are calling up top prospect Francisco Mejia. Mejia, who came to San Diego from Cleveland in the Brad Hand trade back in mid-July, has tore up the Pacific Coast League in a little over a month’s worth of work. His batting line: .328/.364/.582 with seven..." September 04

  • Francisco Mejia Drops Lawsuit Against Big League Advance

    MLB Trade Rumors "Padres prospect Francisco Mejia has dropped his lawsuit against the prospect investment firm known as Big League Advance, as’s Jerry Crasnick recently reported. He had filed suit in April seeking to be released from his contractual relationship with BLA. Mejia, who is..." September 04

  • Wil Myers apologizes for complaining about Padres manager on Fortnite stream "Padres slugger Wil Myers has apologized for an online video in which he's heard criticizing manager Andy Green for holding extra defensive drills before a game last week. In the video, which has since been deleted, second baseman Carlos Asuaje -- currently with Triple-A El Paso --..." September 04

  • Padres’ beach hat promo ruined by infestation of grain beetles

    Sportsnaut "It was a great idea, but a sweet beach hat promotion by the San Diego Padres turned into a microscopic nightmare when an infestation of grain bugs was discovered in the packaging. As the team was distributing these beach hats, it discovered the infestation, which led the Padres to ask..." September 02

  • Backlash rightfully growing over service time manipulation by MLB teams

    CBS Sports "The subject of service time manipulation is one we've been talking about for years. The biggest case in recent memory was Kris Bryant with the Cubs in 2015. Remember? Bryant was sent to Triple-A Iowa to start the 2015 season, despite all the evidence in the..." August 30

  • Jacob Nix pitches into the ninth without striking out or walking a batter

    Hardball Talk "The name of the game these past couple of years has been the Three True Outcomes: homers, strikeouts and walks. Last night those outcomes were pretty hard to find in the Mariners-Padres game. Padres starter Jacob Nix gave up one homer — Nelson Cruz jacked one..." August 29

  • Clayton Richard To Undergo Knee Surgery

    MLB Trade Rumors "Padres lefty Clayton Richard was placed on the disabled list earlier today due to inflammation in his left knee, and manager Andy Green now tells reporters that Richard is headed for season-ending surgery to alleviate discomfort that he’s pitched through since April..." August 29

  • After long winter, slow starts, MLB's frozen-out free agents still mad: 'It was ridiculous'

    USA Today "Alex Cobb and Lance Lynn are well-paid Major League Baseball players, a group that prides itself on accountability and generally loathes excuse-making. Yet the two right-handed starting pitchers also are unwilling members of a fraternity formed last winter, when baseball’s free..." August 28

  • Padres call up prospect Luis Urias

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres think so highly of Luis Urias and expect so much of him that they wanted him to be ready. Really ready. The 21-year-old second baseman is the first arrival of the rest of their lives, and the hope is his first call-up to the big leagues is his only..." August 27

  • MLB power shift has managers' salaries in free fall

    USA Today "Joe Maddon helped lead the Chicago Cubs to the Holy Grail of sports, with a consistent level of success they haven’t seen in a century, but there are whispers his job could be in jeopardy if they don’t play deep into October.  Houston..." August 27

  • Alex Cobb, Andrew Cashner Clear Waivers

    MLB Trade Rumors "Orioles starting pitchers Alex Cobb and Andrew Cashner have both reportedly cleared revocable trade waivers, per Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports. They’re now eligible to be traded to any team for the remainder of the season. It should be noted that a trade of either pitcher..." August 25

  • The Padres' latest experiment involves playing Wil Myers at third base

    CBS Sports "The San Diego Padres seldom merit late-season attention for obvious reasons. Heck, the Padres entered Saturday with a 48-77 record, the worst in the National League. Yet San Diego could provide some interesting fodder over the next six weeks due to their latest experimentation. Over..." August 18

  • Why Mookie Betts deserves the AL MVP amidst a crowded field packed with deserving

    CBS Sports "We here at CBS Sports have spent the week analyzing all of baseball's award races. Today, we'll conclude our series by dissecting the American League Most Valuable Player Award. As you probably know, there a a lot of capable candidates. Let's get to it. Mookie..." August 17

  • Padres Release Phil Hughes

    Hardball Talk "The Padres have released right-hander Phil Hughes. He was recently designated for assignment. Hughes was traded from the Twins to the Padres at the end of May in a deal that was, essentially, the Padres acquiring a Competitive Balance pick and agreeing to pick up half of Hughes..." August 16

  • Myers activated from DL, likely to see time at 3B "The Padres activated Wil Myers from the disabled list and optioned infielder Carlos Asuaje to Triple-A El Paso before Monday night's game against the Angels. Myers, who was on the DL with a bone bruise in his left foot, was labeled as INF/OF by the team in its announcement, and..." August 13

  • Wil Myers as Padres third baseman is imminent

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The time has come for the Padres to find out what Wil Myers can do at third base. The move by a team that enters its Saturday night game against the Phillies with a 47-71 record and in full discovery mode, is also so it can see what others can do in the..." August 12

  • Padres Designate Phil Hughes, Select Jacob Nix

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres announced that they have designated right-hander Phil Hughes for assignment. He’ll step aside in favor of young starter Jacob Nix, whose contract was selected. Acquired earlier in the season in a swap that netted the Friars an extra draft choice,..." August 10

  • Padres OF competition as intense as ever, with time of essence

    San Diego Union-Tribune "It’s slightly less congested with Wil Myers on the sideline another five days or so and Franchy Cordero out for the season. But the Padres’ outfield competition has reached a pivotal point where time is running short and performance seems to be..." August 09

  • Padres allow Tyson Ross, Jordan Lyles to join Cardinals, Brewers off waivers

    CBS Sports "The San Diego Padres pitching staff will have a different look heading forward. That's because on Sunday the Padres decided to allow both Tyson Ross and Jordan Lyles to join contenders. Ross and Lyles were each claimed on trade waivers. Rather than work out a deal or pull..." August 05

  • Cardinals claim Padres’ Tyson Ross off waivers

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Cardinals added some pitching help by claiming Padres right-hander Tyson Ross off waivers Sunday. The addition won’t cost St. Louis anything other than the roughly $500,000 in remaining salary on Ross’ contract, which expires at the end of the season. Ross, 31, will..." August 05

  • Brewers Claim Jordan Lyles

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers have claimed right-hander Jordan Lyles off waivers from the Padres, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune tweets. San Diego has decided to let Lyles go, Acee adds. " August 05

  • Tyson Ross, Jordan Lyles Claimed On Trade Waivers

    MLB Trade Rumors "An unknown team has claimed Padres right-hander Tyson Ross on revocable trade waivers, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. The Padres have 48.5 hours from the time of the claim to trade Ross to the unidentified team, pull him off waivers or allow him to go to the claiming club for no..." August 05

  • Padres Place Wil Myers On DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres announced that they’ve placed outfielder Wil Myers on the 10-day disabled list with a “left foot contusion/bone bruise”, retroactive to yesterday. In his place, they’ve recalled fellow outfielder Franmil Reyes. " August 04

  • Padres place Wil Myers on DL

    Yardbarker "The Padres announced that they’ve placed outfielder Wil Myers on the 10-day disabled list with a “left foot contusion/bone bruise”, retroactive to yesterday. In his place, they’ve recalled fellow outfielder Franmil Reyes. It’s been about six weeks..." August 04

  • Cubs eyeing Padres relievers as deadline nears

    Yardbarker "It’s a buyers’ market for bullpen help with just over two hours until the non-waiver trade deadline, as there’s a significant supply of arms thought to be available on the market. Here’s some of the latest chatter as contenders look to bolster their relief..." July 31

  • Padres place Luis Perdomo on 10-day disabled list

    Hardball Talk "The Padres placed right-hander Luis Perdomo on the 10-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain, the team announced Saturday. In a corresponding move, the team recalled lefty reliever Jose Castillo. An exact timetable doesn’t appear to have been established for..." July 29

  • Padres progress in Chris Archer talks

    CBS Sports "Rays right-hander Chris Archer has been the subject of trade rumors for what seems like since time immemorial. That's understandable, as he's got ace-like upside and a history of health and durability, and he's signed to a contract that ludicrously team-friendly. So will..." July 28

  • Padres’ interest in Mets’ star pitchers shows another trade option

    New York Post "The Padres checked in on Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard. (The Athletic’s Dennis Lin first reported the Syndergaard contact.) San Diego, despite current non-contention, would consider a starter with multiple years to free agency because the Padres see themselves improving..." July 26

  • A.J. Preller and the San Diego Padres Have Built a Monster Farm System

    The Big Lead "Last week the San Diego Padres traded Brad Hand and fellow reliever Adam Cimber to the Cleveland Indians, and in return received Francisco Mejia, baseball’s top catching prospect. It was yet another elite addition to what has become baseball’s..." July 25

  • Padres looking to add Syndergaard, Andujar, and Archer to finish their rebuild

    Yardbarker "With the Padres’ lengthy rebuilding moving ever closer to its conclusion, the team has been inquiring about controllable MLB pieces to add to its rotation. They’ve already been tied to Noah Syndergaard on the rumor mill, and they reportedly asked the Yankees about..." July 24

  • Fernando Tatis Jr. May Miss Remainder Of Season

    MLB Trade Rumors "Much-hyped Padres prospect Fernando Tatis Jr. — son of the former major-leaguer of the same name — is expected to be sidelined for the remainder of the season, Jeff Sanders and Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune report. Tatis may well require surgery on his left..." July 21

  • Manuel Margot exits game with apparent wrist injury

    Hardball Talk "Padres outfielder Manuel Margot was pulled from Friday’s game after sustaining an injury on an attempted catch in the eighth inning. Margot laid out in center field to snare Cesar Hernandez‘s double, but appeared to injure his left wrist in the process. Little is known about the..." July 21

  • Report: Padres Star Prospect Fernando Tatis Jr. Might Have Ligament Damage in Thumb

    12 Up "Whether you are a ?San Diego Padres fan or not, the news about ?Fernando Tatis Jr. is a real bummer. Yesterday, San Diego's top prospect left the game after injuring his left thumb when he slid into second base. Tatis Jr. had an X-ray this morning and will..." July 20

  • Indians To Acquire Brad Hand

    MLB Trade Rumors "In a sudden development, the Indians have reached an agreement to acquire closer Brad Hand from the Padres, according to Ken Rosenthal and Robert Murray of The Athletic (Twitter link). The Indians’ desire to augment what has surprisingly been one of the worst bullpens..." July 19

  • Rob Manfred Wants MLB Expansion, Lists Six Potential Cities

    Deadspin "Commissioner Rob Manfred’s all-star break wasn’t only spent sandbagging his sport’s best player. He also took some time to throw his support behind expanding MLB to two more cities. “I hope I’m around long enough to see us expand,” Manfred told..." July 19

  • Indians Interested In Brad Hand

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Indians are among the clubs with interest in Padres closer Brad Hand, tweets ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick. The Yankees and Cubs are among the other teams that have been previously linked to Hand in recent days. Cleveland’s interest in Hand comes as little surprise. The..." July 17

  • Padres expect to bring back old uniform colors starting in 2020

    Larry Brown Sports "The San Diego Padres are having a season to forget in 2018, so now seems like as good a time as any to explore the possibility of some rebranding. The team is doing just that, and the end result could be some very different uniforms. In the latest episode of Jesse Agler’s..." July 16

  • Mark McGwire is candidate for Cardinals manager

    Larry Brown Sports "The St. Louis Cardinals’ search to replace fired manager Mike Matheny could be leading them back to a familiar face. Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on Monday that former Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire is among the potential candidates for their managerial..." July 16

  • Cubs Interested In Zach Britton, Brad Hand

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cubs have been in contact with the Orioles about closer Zach Britton, Bruce Levine of 670 The Score reports.  Padres closer Brad Hand is also on the Cubs’ “wish list” for potential bullpen upgrades. At first glance, the relief corps..." July 16

  • Sizing up the sluggers and betting odds for the 2018 MLB Home Run Derby "Major League Baseball's annual slugfest goes Monday night at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. If you're one of those people that simply can't take a night off from betting sports - and the WNBA doesn't appeal to you (wait...there are no WNBA games Monday either?!?! Jeez.) -..." July 15

  • MLB Rumors: Yankees, Red Sox shut out on Padres' Brad Hand?

    Newark Star-Ledger "While much of the trade deadline talk right now surrounds Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado and the bevy of mediocre starting pitchers available, it's easy to forget that most contenders will also look to improve their bullpens. That includes..." July 13

  • MLB, KBO Reportedly Agree To New Posting System

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball and the Korea Baseball Organization have agreed to a revised version of the posting system that allows players who are not yet free-agent eligible to move from the KBO to MLB, according to a report from South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency. The new agreement runs..." July 13

  • Clayton Kershaw has completely owned the San Diego Padres recently

    The Sports Daily "There are only three guarantees in life: death, taxes, and Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw straight-up owning the San Diego Padres. The left-handed hurler faced the Padres at Petco Park on Monday, and it didn’t go well for the home team. Kershaw exited the..." July 10

  • Yankees interested in Orioles' Britton, Padres' Hand "While the Yankees continue along with their quest to upgrade their starting rotation, and it's a need that is growing by the week with Sonny Gray a train wreck once again, GM Brian Cashman's wish list also includes adding one more big piece to the best and deepest bullpen in..." July 08

  • 97.3 The Fan, the San Diego Padres flagship station, is having a very rough year

    Awful Announcing "It hasn’t been a very smooth ride so far for San Diego radio station 97.3 The Fan and, according to recent numbers, it doesn’t seem to be getting much better. The station, which is owned by Entercom Communications, was rebranded as KWFN, “97.3 The..." July 04