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Gaslamp Ball Dec 9, 2014

Winter Meetings 2014

Preller says the Padres have a good foundation with their top three pitchers of Andrew Cashner, Tyson Ross and Ian Kennedy.  In the past few months he's been focused on hiring staff, coaches and player personnel. The Padres are expecting some players to bounce back offensively next season.  He points to the second half of last season, where their play had already started to improve.  They are looking to add to their core. Jedd Gyorko is versatile but they consider him a second basemen.  Going into Spring Training Alexi Amarista and Clint Barmes will battle for the shortstop...
Gaslamp Ball Dec 9, 2014

Padres GM A.J. Preller talks with Marty Caswell about Padres's needs, payroll and Winter Meetings

Preller says the Padres have a good foundation with their top three pitchers of Andrew Cashner, Tyson Ross and Ian Kennedy.  In the past few months he's been focused on hiring staff, coaches and player personnel. The Padres are expecting some players to bounce back offensively next season.  He points to the second half of last season, where their play had already started to improve.  They are looking to add to their core. Jedd Gyorko is versatile but they consider him a second basemen.  Going into Spring Training Alexi Amarista and Clint Barmes will battle for the shortstop...
Over the Monster Dec 7, 2014

Red Sox discussing Yoenis Cespedes for Ian Kennedy trade with Padres

Don't start buying custom Kennedy Red Sox shirts just yet. There is still work to be done, and maybe not even with the Padres. The Jon Lester negotiations have received all the attention, but even if the Red Sox manage to bring him back to Boston, they still need to bring in a second quality starting pitcher. Ian Kennedy could end up being that guy, as the Red Sox and Padres are discussing a swap of Yoenis Cespedes for Kennedy with the Padres, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal. The Red Sox aren't necessarily pushing hard for a deal just yet, though,as, per Rosenthal, they believe they...

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