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  • Wil Myers is not a third baseman.

    Gaslamp Ball "During Saturday’s FanFest, Wil Myers confirmed that the third base experiment is over. He’s preparing to be an everyday outfielder moving forward, with the possibility of playing a little third base as a backup option. While this news answers a question about Myers’..." January 15

  • Padres, Reds, Indians Have Discussed 3-Team Scenario Involving Corey Kluber

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres, Reds, and Indians have engaged in discussions regarding a possible three-team trade scenario, according to Dennis Lin and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (Twitter links). Precise permutations aren’t known, but the concept at play appears to be one that would send..." January 15

  • Report: Padres pursuing Kluber primarily to flip him

    The Score "If the San Diego Padres are successful in their pursuit of Cleveland Indians ace right-hander Corey Kluber, the union may be brief. The Padres, who remain in contact with the Indians about Kluber's availability, are looking to flip the three-time..." January 15

  • Padres' 3B experiment with Myers is over "Wil Myers is a full-time outfielder once again. The Padres slugger confirmed as much on Saturday during his media session from the team's FanFest at Petco Park. Myers spent the final month and a half of the 2018 season at third base, as the club looked for an effective way to work..." January 12

  • Will Kluber be dealt to Padres or Dodgers? "Pitchers and catchers report in one month. Corey Kluber's destination remains uncertain. The Indians and Padres have been in contact regarding a possible Kluber trade since the New Year began, although no deal was close as of Friday night, sources said. A separate source said the..." January 12

  • Padres likely bringing back brown uniforms in 2020 season, team chairman says

    CBS Sports "From the time the San Diego Padres first joined the National League as an expansion franchise in 1969 through 1990 or so, they featured brown as one of their predominant uniform colors. For a number of years, the Padres paired brown with yellow in what informally came to be known as their..." January 11

  • Inside the wild, wonky world of MLB salary arbitration

    ESPN "With $3 million at stake, the Boston Red Sox wanted to create the most compelling argument possible against Mookie Betts without alienating or insulting him. So last January, as they tried to convince a three-person arbitration panel that Betts deserved the $7.5 million..." January 11

  • Padres avoid arbitration with four more players

    San Diego Union-Tribune "All six Padres eligible for arbitration have agreed to contracts for the 2019 season. Right-hander Kirby Yates will make $3.0625 million, up from last year’s $1.06 million salary. Catcher Austin Hedges and the Padres agreed to a $2.06 million salary in his first year of..." January 11

  • Today’s arbitration deadline could mean more than it usually does

    Hardball Talk "There’s an offseason deadline today that, in the past, you may not have thought much about but which, this year, is a bit more important. It’s the deadline by which teams and arbitration-eligible players who were tendered a contract back on November 30 must exchange salary..." January 11

  • Predicting the Next 10 MLB Superstars to Top $200M Megadeals

    Bleacher Report "With the new year upon us and spring training around the corner, Bryce Harper and Manny Machado remain on the free-agent market. Both will eventually sign, and the consensus is they will land megadeals in excess of $200 million. According to The Athletic's Jim Bowden,..." January 10

  • Padres, Robbie Erlin avoid arbitration

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres have avoided arbitration with southpaw Robbie Erlin by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $1.45MM, tweets ESPN’s Jeff Passan. That marks an $800K raise from last season’s $650K salary and checks in a fair bit north of Erlin’s projected $1.1MM salary (per MLBTR..." January 09

  • MLB Payroll Spending Declined by $18 Million in 2018; 1st Decrease Since 2010

    Bleacher Report "With close attention being paid to the number of free agents still unsigned, Major League Baseball teams did something last season that hasn't happened since 2010.  Per the Associated Press (h/t, the $4,227,041,948 combined payroll for all 30 teams in 2018..." January 09

  • Why 2021 is the next big MLB free-agent class

    CBS Sports "If general managers of baseball teams still used paper calendars and magic markers, they would have circled those calendars years ago, drooling with anticipation for this winter. Bryce Harper and Manny Machado are multi-tool superstars in their mid-20s, making them the kind..." January 09

  • Padres still interested in Yankees' Gray despite stalled talks

    The Score "As their reported pursuit of Cleveland Indians' ace Corey Kluber has not borne fruit, the San Diego Padres remain interested in acquiring New York Yankees right-handed pitcher Sonny Gray, sources told MLB Network's Jon Morosi. Still, Gray could remain in pinstripes longer than..." January 07

  • Blue Jays close to acquiring Clayton Richard from Padres

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays are close to acquiring a veteran pitcher, as discussions about left-hander Clayton Richard have intensified with the San Diego Padres. Richard, 35, was designated for assignment earlier this month after a season in which he started 27 games and posted a 5.33 ERA...." December 30

  • Padres Still In Mix For Sonny Gray

    MLB Trade Rumors "Yankees right-hander and trade candidate Sonny Gray has been connected to the Padres, among many other teams, since the offseason began in earnest last month. The New Year is now around the corner and Gray remains a member of the Yankees, though the Padres are still “very much”..." December 30

  • Padres Continuing Trade Talks With Marlins About JT Realmuto

    12 Up "It's been quiet on the trade front regarding Miami Marlins catcher ?J.T. Realmuto in recent weeks, but the holiday season has come and gone and the rumors are back. According to Jon Morosi of, the San Diego Padres "have continued talks" with the Marlins..." December 27

  • Indians 'Engaged' in Corey Kluber Talks with Padres

    Bleacher Report "The San Diego Padres are currently involved in trade talks to acquire Corey Kluber from the Cleveland Indians, according to Jon Paul Morosi of     While the Los Angeles Dodgers are still considered the favorites to land the pitcher in a trade, the Padres remain..." December 26

  • Are the Yankees interested in dealing Miguel Andujar to the Padres?

    SNY TV "Teams aren't being shy about which players are on its wish lists this holiday season. The Padres "love" Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar, according to FanCred's Jon Heyman. San Diego tried acquiring the near-American League Rookie of the Year at the July 31..." December 24

  • Jays, Padres engaged in Stroman talks "The Padres and Blue Jays are engaged in ongoing discussions about a trade that would send Marcus Stroman to San Diego, sources told on Saturday. The Padres are determined to add at least one more starting pitcher this offseason and have one of the best farm systems in baseball..." December 22

  • Padres Release Clayton Richard

    NBC San Diego "As expected the Padres officially added veteran infielder Ian Kinsler on a 2-year contract worth $8 million (plus a team option for 2021 at $3.5 million). At the age of 36 Kinsler, a 4-time All-Star, won his 2nd career Gold Glove in 2018 but he struggled at the plate. Kinsler’s..." December 20

  • Padres interested in pitcher Dallas Keuchel

    Sporting News "The Padres remain active in the free-agent market this offseason as they reportedly are interested in the best remaining pitcher on the board. According to The Athletic, San Diego wants to sign left-hander Dallas Keuchel, but at the moment, his price is too high for the..." December 15

  • Ian Kinsler agrees to deal with Padres

    Boston Globe "Former Red Sox second baseman Ian Kinsler has agreed to a two-year, $8 million deal with the San Diego Padres, according to multiple reports. Boston acquired Kinsler at the trade deadline this year, sending two Triple A relief pitchers to the Los Angeles Angels (righthander Ty Buttrey..." December 14

  • Padres value Wil Myers more highly than some others

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Wil Myers turned 28 on Monday. So perhaps it is especially nice for him to know on this day that his team values him as more than damaged goods. And so far, that assessment is pointing in the direction of Myers packing his glove for the trip to..." December 11

  • Adrian Gonzalez plans to play next season

    Hardball Talk "Bob Nightengale reports that Adrian Gonzalez plans to play in 2019 and the Diamondbacks are “one of the teams who may have interest.” Well, now that they’ve traded way Paul Goldschmidt I suppose they have an opening. The Mets..." December 11

  • Sonny Gray talks continue with Padres

    Pinstripe Alley "Teams have descended upon Las Vegas for the 2018 Winter Meetings. With that comes a barrage of rumors, news, and scoops. It’s one of the best times of the year to be a baseball fan. There exists no shortage of action. Since it can sometimes be hard to keep up with the news,..." December 10

  • Padres reportedly interested in J.T. Realmuto

    Hardball Talk "Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Padres have “genuine interest” in Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto. The Mets have been the most frequently mentioned suitor for Realmuto’s services, but over the weekend a report emerged that that their talks with Miami..." December 10

  • Report: Padres interested in Marwin Gonzalez as shortstop

    The Score "The San Diego Padres are looking to acquire one of baseball's most versatile players. San Diego is interested in signing free agent Marwin Gonzalez to play shortstop, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports. Gonzalez, 29, has appeared at every..." December 10

  • Big plans, lower expectations for Padres at winter meetings

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres are in the midst of an offseason of possibility, if not quite probability. So at next week’s winter meetings, where virtually every team will be included in at least a couple rumors virally spreading around Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, it will be..." December 10

  • Ex-Marlins president: Padres GM Preller 'shouldn't be allowed' in MLB

    The Score "Former Miami Marlins president David Samson criticized the integrity of the San Diego Padres and general manager A.J. Preller on Monday, accusing the organization of keeping fake medical records. "It’s not an allegation; it’s a fact," Samson..." December 06

  • MLB, commissioner Rob Manfred gaining support to limit defensive shifts, report says

    CBS Sports "Changes to the way teams line up -- and are allowed to line up -- defensively could be coming to Major League Baseball. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has received "strong" backing from baseball's competition committee to try to "put something in place" to limit..." December 05

  • Are Padres ready for Bryce Harper? Four years after lost winter, San Diego a viable haven

    USA Today "Bryce Harper, a National League MVP at 23, is a free agent at 26, peddling his services in an industry that’s grown to nearly $11 billion in annual revenues. His combination of skills, age and marketing cachet make him an excellent fit for any major league franchise. Even the..." December 05

  • Yankees, Padres discussing Sonny Gray deal

    Sporting News "The Yankees are still trying to trade Sonny Gray and they have at least one solid suitor. According to multiple reports, New York is in discussions with the Padres on a deal for Gray. According to, which cites unidentified sources, there are other teams still in on..." December 04

  • Japanese star Kikuchi posted; Dodgers, Giants reportedly interested

    The Score "Yusei Kikuchi is officially cleared to make his way across the Pacific after his Japanese team, the Seibu Lions, posted the star left-hander on Monday. The posting gives Kikuchi and his agent, Scott Boras, a 30-day window to negotiate a big-league contract. He'll pitch for the..." December 03

  • Dodgers, Padres Pursuing Garrett Richards

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers and Padres are among the teams pursuing free agent righty Garrett Richards, with Jon Heyman of Fancred (via Twitter) reporting that both have made offers. The Los Angeles organization, in particular, is said to be “making a push” to keep the long-time Halos hurler in the..." November 29

  • Garrett Richards, Padres Reportedly Agree to Contract

    Bleacher Report "The San Diego Padres and pitcher Garrett Richards reportedly came to terms on a contract Thursday. Jon Heyman of Fancred first reported the news. The deal is for two years and $15 million, per Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports.  Richards, 30, went 5-4 with a 3.66 ERA and 1.28..." November 29

  • Knee surgery to sideline Padres' Franmil Reyes 4 to 8 weeks

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Franmil Reyes will have surgery Thursday morning to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, the Padres announced Wednesday night. His four- to eight-week recovery window would have him ready for the start of spring training. The 23-year-old Reyes was riding an 11-game..." November 29

  • Syndergaard trade talks update: Padres say no to Mets on Fernando Tatis Jr.

    SNY TV "The Mets and Padres have been talking for weeks about a Noah Syndergaard trade, and now we have our first specific tidbit: San Diego has told the Mets that top infield prospect Fernando Tatis Jr. is untouchable, according to major league sources. The teams have..." November 27

  • Padres Outright Allen Cordoba, Release Colin Rea

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres announced that infielder Allen Cordoba has been sent outright to Triple-A El Paso after clearing waivers. Right-hander Colin Rea, who also cleared waivers, has been released by the organization. San Diego also formally announced the previously reported releases..." November 26

  • Braves, Twins, Rangers, and Padres are in on Sonny Gray

    Hardball Talk "Yankees right-hander Sonny Gray is reportedly up for grabs this season after a disappointing performance in the Bronx, and there appears to be no shortage of suitors vying for the starter’s services. In addition to the Reds, who were linked to the team by Jon Heyman earlier this month,..." November 25

  • Padres release former first-rounder Cory Spangenberg

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Cory Spangenberg’s time with the Padres has come to an end. The former first-rounder was released Friday, three days after the organization designated him for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for up-and-coming prospects. Not long ago, the..." November 23

  • Indians trade for San Diego’s Walker Lockett

    Let's Go Tribe "Yesterday, the Indians traded for RHP Walker Lockett, formely of the Padres. They also added Bobby Bradley, Sam Hentges and Jean Carlos Mejia to their 40-man roster to protect them from the Rule V draft. We also have some great news to pass along, as Leonys Martin has..." November 21

  • Padres make moves to add prospects to roster ... and they're not done

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres have ignited their offseason. On Tuesday, the team made a flurry of moves to make room on their 40-man roster for seven minor league prospects – catcher Austin Allen, third baseman Ty France, outfielder Edward Olivares and right-handed pitchers Pedro Avila, Anderson..." November 21

  • Padres sell 3B Christian Villanueva to Japan's Yomiuri Giants, report says

    Sporting News "The Padres have made possibly the most unique move of the MLB offseason to date. According to The Athletic, San Diego has sold third baseman Christian Villanueva to the Yomiuri Giants of the Nippon Professional Baseball organization in Japan.   " November 21

  • 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