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  • Padres To Promote Michel Baez

    MLB Trade Rumors "Righty Michel Baez’s promotion to the Padres from Double-A Amarillo is “imminent,” per the San Diego Union-Tribune’s Kevin Acee. Baez, who was a nominal starter prospect – and near-consensus top-100 name – prior to the 2019 season, has worked strictly in..." July 20

  • Slumping Padres decide to recall Luis Urias, Adrian Morejon

    San Diego Union-Tribune "There comes a time when a player has to prove himself in the major leagues, when hitting balls all over Triple-A ballparks serves no real purpose. The Padres have determined Luis Urias to be at such a juncture. The organization’s top-ranked position prospect, who..." July 20

  • One trade each World Series contender must make

    Sportsnaut "As MLB’s trade deadline draws near, the potential lingers for major shakeups that will have a lasting impact on what team thrives in October and wins the World Series. This could be a special year when several marquee names move and the biggest impact could be seen on the..." July 19

  • Each MLB Contender's Most Untouchable Prospect at 2019 Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "With Major League Baseball's July 31 trade deadline fast approaching, 'tis the season for postseason contenders to sacrifice their best young talent at the altar of October glory. Yet there are some prospects whom sellers shouldn't waste their time even asking..." July 19

  • Every team's biggest need at the MLB trade deadline

    Yardbarker "Arizona Diamondbacks: pitching prospects Arizona has been a surprise team this year despite major offseason losses, but the odds of sticking around are still against it with Luke Weaver unlikely to return from injury any time soon. The D-backs have an opportunity to sell high on..." July 19

  • Report: Padres emerge as most serious suitor for Trevor Bauer

    The Score "The San Diego Padres have emerged as the most serious suitor for Cleveland Indiansright-hander Trevor Bauer, though no deal is close, sources told Jon Morosi of The Indians are believed to be seeking MLB talent - preferably an impact bat - in any..." July 19

  • MLB Trade Deadline: MLB Trade Predictions 2 Weeks from the 2019 Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The July 31 MLB trade deadline is creeping up. Over the next two weeks, swaps will be consummated, or they won't. Based on the latest rumors and credible rumblings, plus a dollop of informed speculation, here are nine deal or no deal predictions for some of the top..." July 17

  • Manny Machado hints MLB treats him differently due to his ethnicity

    Larry Brown Sports "Manny Machado has been following the situation with Jake Marisnick closely, and the San Diego Padres slugger is confident he would have been treated much, much differently if it were him who barreled into Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy at home plate. Marisnick slammed..." July 17

  • Buy, Sell or Stand Pat for Every Team at 2019 MLB Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The time for evaluating is over. With the July 31 trade deadline bearing down, teams across Major League Baseball must decide how they're going to handle it. We can't make this choice for them, but we do have notions as to which clubs should buy, sell or stand pat ahead of the..." July 17

  • 10 MLB teams that need to make a trade deadline move

    Larry Brown Sports "It is a seller’s market in Major League Baseball this July. The bulk of MLB teams can at least claim to be in contention, sitting within five games of either the division or a wild card spot, and that means a lot of teams are going to be competing for limited resources ahead of the July..." July 17

  • What could Yankees, Astros, Padres offer for Noah Syndergaard?

    Sporting News "Noah Syndergaard wants to stay with the Mets and has been very upfront about that. "As of right now, I love being a Met," Syndergaard said Sunday, via "If something were to ever change, it would definitely be bittersweet just because New York City itself, the..." July 16

  • Five deals we want to see get done before the MLB trading deadline

    USA Today "As the second half gets underway and with just a few weeks remaining before Major League Baseball's trade deadline, the market's potential buyers and sellers are taking shape. It's an intriguing group of players expected to be dealt this month, ranging from..." July 16

  • Top 20 MLB pitching trade candidates

    The Score "With Major League Baseball's trade deadline approaching, theScore's MLB editors break down the 20 best pitchers who could be moved ahead of July 31. 1. Zack Greinke, SP, Diamondbacks Greinke has settled down after a really rocky start to the campaign and is putting..." July 15

  • Do Umpires Dream of Electronic Strikes?

    Bleacher Report "Like a bang-bang call at first base, there is much jawing and a whole lot of disagreement throughout baseball over an idea threatening to arrive soon at a ballpark near you: the electronic strike zone. Dubbed "robo ump"—affectionately by some, not so much by..." July 15

  • 10 biggest questions for the MLB trade deadline

    USA Today "The days of posturing, pretenses, bluffs, deception and even out-and-out lies are about to end. It’s that time of year where every Major League Baseball club’s front office must call and turn over their cards. In or out? And if you want to win, just..." July 15

  • Report: Asking prices on MLB trade market are ‘enormous’

    Larry Brown Sports "With the MLB trade deadline looming, things are a little bit distorted in the market due to the limited number of teams who are clear sellers. As of Monday morning, 22 of 30 teams are within five games or less of a playoff spot, meaning many teams will be looking to add and few are..." July 15

  • The Most Brutal Blockbuster MLB Trade Deadline Fails Since 2000

    Bleacher Report "There's undeniable risk when it comes to pulling the trigger on a blockbuster deal at the trade deadline. Case in point, even after he helped them win a World Series, fans around the league still question the Chicago Cubs' decision to trade Gleyber Torres for two months of..." July 15

  • Padres placing high price tag on All-Star closer Kirby Yates

    The Score "The San Diego Padres are entertaining calls for closer Kirby Yates, but he won't be leaving on the cheap. Teams inquiring about a potential trade for the All-Star right-hander say the Padres have placed a very high price tag on Yates, Buster Olney of ESPN reports. The..." July 14

  • Padres Reportedly Not “Committed” To Adding Starter "For the first time in at least half a decade, the Padres have some legitimate Major League rotation depth. Three rookie starting pitchers are presently making an impact in San Diego, with more young arms on the way. "It's the most upside, from a talent perspective, that..." July 14

  • Indians acquire Phil Maton from Padres

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Indians have acquired right-handed reliever Phil Maton from the San Diego Padres in exchange for a portion of their international bonus pool money, the club announced Friday. The Indians moved righty Cody Anderson to the 60-day injured list in order to make room for..." July 13

  • One thing every MLB team needs to do in the second half

    USA Today "Major League Baseball's first half is now in the rear-view mirror and all 30 teams are turning their attention to the final 11 weeks of the 2019 season. Across both leagues, there's still plenty of ambiguity in the races for the postseason. Four teams are within..." July 12

  • Top MLB Prospects Who Could Be Prizes of 2019 Blockbuster Trades

    Bleacher Report "The 2019 Major League Baseball trade deadline won't be all about brand-name veterans. Some of the league's best prospects might also change hands ahead of July 31. We've pointed to eight specific young talents who are worth keeping an eye on as potential trade chips in..." July 12

  • 5 Players Who Will Bounce Back From Disappointing 1st Halves After the All-Star Break

    12 Up "The MLB All-Star break has come and gone, and plenty of the league's stars just recharged in order to continue their phenomenal seasons. However, there are a few players who were expected to enjoy great success in 2019 who couldn't manifest it in the first half of the year. However, for..." July 11

  • Padres reportedly eyeing trade for Tigers’ Matthew Boyd

    Larry Brown Sports "The San Diego Padres are looking for their first playoff berth in nearly a decade-and-a-half and could be making a big push for it at the trade deadline. Jon Morosi of reported on Thursday that the Padres are evaluating Detroit Tigers lefty Matthew Boyd as a possible trade..." July 11

  • Seven bold predictions for the rest of MLB season

    Yahoo! Sports "Although we are past the midpoint of the 2019 MLB season, there is still plenty of time for the fantasy landscape to undergo dramatic changes. And gamers who get too comfortable with the current hierarchy of assets are going to get burned when some players soar or sink. Although each..." July 11

  • MLB All-Star Game draws record low 6.2 overnight rating

    Awful Announcing "Tuesday night’s MLB All-Star Game on Fox drew a 6.2 overnight rating, a record low overnight. Last year’s game drew a 6.5 overnight, same as 2017, and the previous record low came in 2016, when the game in San Diego drew a 6.2 overnight. Fox is just happy they won the..." July 11

  • The MLBPA needs to get its story straight

    New York Daily News "Ballplayers have been frozen out by their billionaire bosses for two straight winters in free agency. Are they ready to do anything about it? At the All-Star Game, at least, that depends who you ask. USA Today’s Bob Nightengale painted a flowery picture of proletariat..." July 11

  • 8 MLB teams potentially poised to break out in the second half

    Larry Brown Sports "The All-Star break is a good time to step back and assess where the 30 teams across Major League Baseball stand. Some teams comfortably occupy first place, some are facing a second half of playing out a string of meaningless games, and then there is the group caught in the middle. In..." July 11

  • MLB managers wearing uniforms is the weirdest thing in sports we’ve accepted as normal

    SB Nation "Major League Baseball managers are the only coaches in professional sports who suit up in uniform like players do. This never bothered me until I saw an Instagram of Braves manager Brian Snitker with some of his all-stars. It was this Instagram (second photo) that gave..." July 10

  • Padres Have Checked In On Noah Syndergaard

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres have checked in recently on the availability of Mets starter Noah Syndergaard, according to’s Jon Morosi (Twitter link). The big righty was a known target of the San Diego organization over the winter, though the sides obviously failed to line up at the..." July 10

  • Atlantic League to experiment with batters “stealing first base”

    Hardball Talk "People often joke about fast guys who can’t hit by saying “you can’t steal first base.” What Major League Baseball and the Atlantic League’s new rules presuppose is, “what if you can?” As you’re no doubt aware, Major League Baseball and..." July 10

  • MLB players are furious, willing to strike over economic system: 'We're all united'

    USA Today "There are no threats, no allusions of intimidation ... really, not even raised voices. Yet there also is not the slightest tinge of fear. Major League Baseball players representing their brethren at the All-Star Game in Cleveland made it quite clear this week..." July 10

  • 7 Top Prospects Who Could Spur Their Teams Down The Stretch

    MLB Trade Rumors "Every now and again, a young player arrives in the majors relatively late in the season and immediately functions as a key cog for a contender. Think Corey Seager in 2015. It takes a combination of talent, readiness, and opportunity all coming together. We’ll be focused in no..." July 10

  • Padres promote MacKenzie Gore to Texas League

    San Diego Union-Tribune "MacKenzie Gore is no longer the best pitcher in the California League. The Padres have promoted their top pitching prospect to Double-A Amarillo on Tuesday. Gore, 20, was 7-1 with a 1.02 ERA, 110 strikeouts and an 0.71 WHIP in 15 starts at high Single-A Lake Elsinore. Gore..." July 10

  • Media Members Worry Bryce Harper and Manny Machado Missing All-Star Game Will Hurt Free Agents

    12 Up "There was much uproar this offseason over how long it took for superstars Bryce Harper and Manny Machado to sign deals, but in the end, they both netted contracts worth at least $300 million. Unfortunately, neither has lived up to the hype this year. The pair missed out on the..." July 09

  • MLB All-Stars Most Likely to Be Traded Pre-2019 Deadline

    Bleacher Report "Some of the players going into the 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in one uniform may be wearing a different one come August 1. Specifically, we think there are nine All-Stars who could be moved ahead of the July 31 trade deadline. These are players who are obviously talented..." July 09

  • MLBPA Chief Tony Clark Discusses CBA, Juiced Ball

    MLB Trade Rumors "MLB Players Association executive director Tony Clark chatted with the media today as part of this week’s All-Star festivities. The Twitter feeds of Alex Speier of the Boston Globe and Eric Fisher of the Sports Business Group feature many of the key comments. Those..." July 09

  • Rob Manfred Says He'll Encourage Owners to Pass 3-Batter Minimum Rule for 2020

    12 Up "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is (eternally) looking to make some drastic changes in the game, and one of the new rules he's looking to implement soon is the three-batter minimum for entering relievers. While he's not officially casting a vote per..." July 09

  • Rob Manfred: MLB didn't alter baseball for more HRs

    ESPN "Commissioner Rob Manfred once again emphatically denied that Major League Baseball has altered baseballs to generate more offense, amid widespread criticism from some of the sport's top pitchers. "Baseball has done nothing, given no direction for an alteration in the..." July 09

  • Five Storylines Entering The MLB All-Star Game

    The Big Lead "MLB All-Star week started with a blast after Monday night’s thrilling Home Run Derby, won by the Mets’ Pete Alonso, but highlighted by the epic home run duel between the Dodgers’ Joc Pederson and Blue Jays rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr, who lit up Progressive Field in Cleveland..." July 09

  • George Springer, Christian Yelich leading off All-Star lineups

    Hardball Talk "We learned earlier this afternoon that Justin Verlander and Hyun-Jin Ryu will start the All-Star Game on the mound. Now we learn that George Springer and Christian Yelichwill lead off. Here are the lineups: AMERICAN LEAGUE 1. George Springer, Astros..." July 08

  • These players aren’t MLB All-Stars, but their last year of work says otherwise

    SB Nation "A baseball season is more than just a first half, and it would be nice if there was a way to recognize second-half performances in All-Star rosters. For the most part, the All-Star roster construction process is just fine. Fans get to vote for the starting position players, and sure..." July 08

  • What went wrong for Bryce Harper, other missing MLB All-Stars from 2018

    ESPN "As you roll into downtown Cleveland, there's a pedestrian overpass across Ontario Street with a huge All-Star banner draped along the length of the bridge to promote the week's festivities. It features the faces of several of baseball's biggest stars. One of those stars..." July 08

  • Fernando Tatis' first multihomer game makes history "It wasn’t until an hour before first pitch on Sunday that the Padres received word Fernando Tatis Jr. was healthy enough to play. He’d been plunked on the left elbow Saturday night and spent most of the morning being evaluated by team trainers at Dodger Stadium. The rookie..." July 07

  • Insane Video Shows Dodgers And Padres Playing Though 7.1 Southern California Earthquake

    BroBible "A few days after experiencing a 6.1 magnitude earthquake, Southern California was rocked by another large earthquake tonight. The LA Dodgers and San Diego Padres were playing in L.A. as the earthquake went down. Despite the earthquake both teams kept like as if nothing..." July 06

  • Padres Could Move Matt Strahm Back To Bullpen

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Matt Strahm is a former 21st-round draft pick from North Dakota living a big-league dream. He has maintained for as long as he has been with the Padres that he was fine being a starter or a reliever. He might be the only major league pitcher in history to actually mean..." July 06

  • Manny Machado Bets Fan His Entire $300M Contract Padres Will Win World Series Before Dodgers

    Total Pro Sports "This is one expensive bet. San Diego Padres infielder Manny Machado is extremely confident in the abilities of his team. How confident exactly? The 26-year-old boldly fired back at a Los Angeles Dodgers fan that his squad would win a World Series before his team does. He put..." July 05

  • Each MLB Team's Nightmare 2019 Trade Deadline Scenario

    Bleacher Report "The July 31 trade deadline is approaching. May every team in Major League Baseball get everything it wants. But what would the opposite of that look like? We've endeavored to answer this question by imagining the nightmare trade deadline scenario for all..." July 05

  • Mariners get RHP Matt Wisler from Padres for cash

    ESPN 710 Seattle "The Mariners have acquired right-handed relief pitcher Matt Wisler from the San Diego Padres for cash. Wisler, 26, was designated for assignment by San Diego on June 29. In 2019 with the Padres, he had a 5.28 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, 34 strikeouts and 10 walks in 29 innings pitched over 21..." July 04

  • MLB Home Run Derby Bracket Officially Revealed

    12 Up "The MLB Home Run Derby is set to take place on Monday, July 8 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. Yet, just days before the event, there was still some drama left to decide. After Javier Baez was forced to pull out of the event due to injury, MLB announced that Joc Pederson of..." July 04