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  • MLB Rumors: Mariners exploring trading Jean Segura, Mike Leake for Padres' Wil Myers

    Sporting News "The Mariners may be looking to continue wheeling and dealing. According to the Athletic, the Mariners have discussed a trade with the Padres that would send shortstop Jean Segura and starting pitcher Mike Leake to the Padres for outfielder/first baseman Wil Myers. There is..." November 20

  • Report: Red Sox to acquire reliever Colten Brewer in trade with Padres

    NBC Sports Boston "The World Series champions aren't resting on their laurels. The Boston Red Sox are "on the verge" of acquiring relief pitcher Colten Brewer in a trade with the San Diego Padres, The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reported Tuesday, citing a source. November 20

  • Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay lead newcomers on the 2019 Hall of Fame ballot

    Hardball Talk "The Baseball Hall of Fame has released its ballot for 2019. The newcomers to the ballot, two of whom I presume will be first-ballot inductees, include Mariano Rivera and Roy Halladay: Roy Halladay Todd Helton Andy Pettitte Mariano..." November 19

  • Report: Padres remain interested in Mets' Syndergaard

    The Score "The San Diego Padres are still interested in trading for New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. The Padres were reportedly targeting the right-hander prior to this past season's non-waiver trade deadline..." November 16

  • MLB partners with DAZN to create live look-in show for baseball fans

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball and DAZN, the fast-growing global live and on-demand sports streaming service, have finalized plans to create a weeknight show for baseball fans to follow game-by-game action in real time beginning in the 2019 season.  The yet-to-be-named program,..." November 16

  • MLBPA thinks all 30 teams will take a “file-and-trial” approach to arbitration

    Hardball Talk "There’s something interesting deep in Ken Rosenthal’s latest notes column. It’s about arbitration, with Rosenthal reporting that the players union believes that all 30 teams will take a “file-and-trial” approach to arbitration this winter. If..." November 16

  • MLB, Fox Sports Reach Reported $5.1 Billion Rights Agreement

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball announced today that it has reached a new seven-year, multiplatform agreement with FOX Sports spanning the 2022-28 seasons. Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal reports (via Twitter) that the contract’s rough value is a staggering $5.1 billion — a..." November 15

  • Rob Manfred to get a five-year contract extension today

    Hardball Talk "The owners meetings are going on down in Atlanta this week. Unlike a lot of gatherings of baseball dignitaries, we tend not to get much news out of them, however. We know the owners do things like light cigars with $100 bills and, I dunno, play games of chess on human-sized chess boards with..." November 15

  • Padres reportedly covet Reds' Suarez

    CBS Sports "Under general manager A.J. Preller's guidance, the San Diego Padres have shown a willingness to make bold moves. That figures to apply to their upcoming winter, too. It's not all that surprising, then, that the Padres have popped up in relation with some of the market's top players...." November 11

  • MLB Owners Expected To Approve Extension For Rob Manfred

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball owners are expected to meet next week to vote on a five-year extension for commissioner Rob Manfred, reports USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. He’d need the approval of ownership representatives from 16 of the 30 teams, though Nightengale reports that Manfred..." November 09

  • MLB reportedly working on ways to discourage sign stealing

    Larry Brown Sports "Paranoia about sign stealing was more rampant than ever during the MLB playoffs this year, and the league is trying to find ways to cut down on that heading into 2019. According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, Major League Baseball is in the process of trying to implement rules and..." November 07

  • MLB's Hyped $1 Billion Free-Agent Class Actually Isn't That Good

    Bleacher Report "The free-agent market this winter includes the National League's Most Valuable Player—from 2015. And the American League's MVP—also from 2015. And the AL Cy Young winner. And two others who finished in the top five in MVP voting in their respective..." November 07

  • Padres in market for 'quality' starting pitcher

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres are excited about the starting pitchers they have. There is just the small matter of the organization not really knowing what it has. Among the 10 pitchers presently expected to compete for a rotation spot in spring training, just two have made more..." November 07

  • MLB considering moving trade deadline back

    Sportsnaut "One of the interesting possibilities coming out of the GM meetings is not a potential deal, but a big change to the MLB trade deadline. MLB is considering moving the non-waiver deadline back from its traditional July 31 date. In the process, the waiver deadline of August 31 would be..." November 06

  • Hall of Fame announces the “Today’ Game” era ballot

    Hardball Talk "The Hall of Fame just announced the nominees for this year’s Veterans Committee ballot. Well, they don’t call it the “Veterans Committee” anymore, but it basically is. It’s now done with an era-system which rotates every year, and this year’s era is the..." November 05

  • Is baseball even capable of making superstars anymore?

    Yahoo! Sports "Early in her seminal Babe Ruth biography, “The Big Fella,” Jane Leavy, the gifted storyteller of bygone ballplayers, perfectly encapsulates his place at the intersection of America’s game, Americana and America today. The forebear of modern politicians and religious..." November 05

  • GMs to consider eliminating trade waivers

    Hardball Talk "The General Manager Meetings are taking place in San Diego this week. We don’t often get a lot of general news from those. Heck, at the moment two teams — the Giants and the Orioles — don’t even have general managers. The best way to think of the GM Meetings is to think..." November 05

  • Red Sox, Braves top Gold Gloves; Nolan Arenado continues streak

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print The Boston Red Sox, just a week after winning the World Series, had the most players in the American League named as Rawlings Gold Glove winners, with right..." November 05

  • Padres Outright Alex Dickerson, Designate Kazuhisa Makita

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres announced today that they have dropped two players form their 40-man roster. Outfielder Alex Dickerson was outrighted after clearing waivers, while reliever Kazuhisa Makita was designated for assignment. It’s no surprise to see Dickerson bumped from the 40-man after..." November 02

  • Braves acquire catcher Rafael Lopez from the Padres

    Hardball Talk "The Atlanta Braves have acquired catcher Rafael Lopez from the Padres for cash considerations. That’s about as minor a trade as one can imagine, but we’ll take it. Lopez, 31, has spent parts of four seasons in the bigs, playing for the Padres, Blue Jays, Reds and Cubs...." November 01

  • Cardinals infielder Greg Garcia claimed on waivers by San Diego

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "San Diego area native Greg Garcia is going home to play. The utility infielder who has played the past four seasons for the Cardinals was claimed on waivers by the Padres on Thursday. The lefthanded-hitting Garcia was born in El Cajon, Calif., and is the grandson of the late Dave..." November 01

  • Padres promote Barajas, Easley to major league staff

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres announced two new coaches Wednesday, completing the changes to their major league staff by promoting men who have worked with many of the organization’s young players. Rod Barajas, who spent the previous six seasons managing and coaching in the Padres minor..." November 01

  • Mark McGwire also departing Padres' staff

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres are adding bench coach to their offseason to-do list. Mark McGwire has informed the team he is leaving his post to spend more time with his family, the Union-Tribune confirmed. MLB.com first reported that McGwire was departing Andy Green’s coaching staff...." October 23

  • Inside MLB's Big Pitch-Tipping Problem

    Bleacher Report "For all the fuss this month about sign stealing, the key matchup in the World Series may have nothing to do with which team has the other team's signs. Sometimes, you don't need the signs. Sometimes, the pitcher tells you what's coming. He may do it..." October 22

  • MLB could see $1B revenue increase from legalized sports gambling

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball might not be too excited by the Supreme Court ruling earlier this year that overturned a nation-wide ban on sports gambling. But as states take it upon themselves to open up sportsbooks in the wake of said ruling, America’s pastime could soon see an..." October 18

  • Breaking down Padres' 40-man roster challenge

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The reality is, considering the team talks about identifying “championship” players, this is probably more of a roster challenge than a roster crunch. By their own assessment, the Padres are to the point where it’s time to begin digging out of the..." October 15

  • Padres will not retain Matt Stairs or Josh Johnson for 2019

    Gaslamp Ball "In offseason news that is probably surprising to no one who follows the hitting coach foibles of the San Diego Padres, news leaked via Darren Smith on Twitter and Kevin Acee via the SDUT that hitting coach/former Friar Matt Stairs and infield coach Josh..." October 09

  • Padres Designate Jose Torres For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres have designated left-hander Jose Torres for assignment, as per MLB.com’s official transactions listing.  Torres’ roster status had to be addressed once his 100-game suspension under the MLB/MLBPA joint domestic violence, sexual assault, and..." October 04

  • Hosmer looks to push reset button after subpar first season with Padres

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Time after time, month after month, in ballparks across the country, Eric Hosmeranswered questions about his substantially subpar 2018 season. Amidst the swing thoughts and talk about discipline and mechanics, as he worked toward what he believed would be the next hot streak,..." October 02

  • Preller sees lots of possibilities in Padres' plan

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Now that the arduous next step of the 2018 season is finished, the shadow of its ugly record behind them, the Padres are free to be excited about the next step. “I think the good thing from our standpoint is we feel like we have some talent throughout the..." October 01

  • MLB's Mat Latos Hit with Restraining Order, Allegedly Terrorized Ex-GF

    TMZ "Mat Latos -- an ex-MLB pitcher who made $28 mil in the bigs -- has been ordered to stay away from his ex-girlfriend after allegedly slashing her tires and threatening to kill her.  TMZ Sports has obtained court docs which show Mat's ex-girlfriend went to authorities..." September 28

  • Sources: A federal grand jury is investigating MLB's international dealings, and officials on all sides are worried

    Yahoo! Sports "The plundering of Latin America wasn’t Major League Baseball’s original sin. It’s simply the one that has festered the longest. Corruption of all kinds – illicit payoffs, bonus-money skimming, doping teenagers with performance-enhancing drugs – has been treated as..." September 28

  • MLB sees sharp rise in batter hand injuries; higher velocities, other factors cited

    Sporting News "As the MLB season winds down toward the playoffs, players and team management hope that the crack of the bat takes precedence over the crack of the bones. Bones of the hands in particular.  Since the exhibition season, an all-star team of players — more than..." September 27

  • 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

    MLB.com "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 ESPN.com’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

    MLB.com "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