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Friars on Base Nov 14, 2015
Lost in the commotion of the Craig Kimbrel trade yesterday was the lack of the Padres Justin Upton or Ian Kennedy accepting their qualifying offers. This wasn’t actually much of a surprise, as this year the first 3 players in the 3 year and 54 player history of the qualifying offer process accepted. Now onto […] Padres News: Qualifying Offers Give Bump for 2016 Padres Draft - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Padres Blog | San Diego Union-Tribune Nov 10, 2015
A metrics look at how NL left field finalists stack up.
Gaslamp Ball Nov 9, 2015
Last offseason the Padres just had too many mediocre outfielders. GM A.J. Preller had acquired Justin Upton, Wil Myers and Matt Kemp, which little room on the roster for the sulking hulk Carlos Quentin. Besides, Quentin's legs have all the load bearing ability of a pair of Pixy Stix. Since being acquired by the Padres in 2012 he has played in 86, 82 and 50 games. He's not an everyday player, but GMs can convince themselves that if they roll the dice on him they could get a full slugging season of baseball out of him. A.J. Preller included Carlos Quentin in the Melvin Upton Jr. ...
Friars on Base Nov 8, 2015
In news that is not surprising, the San Diego Padres made qualifying offers to free agents Ian Kennedy and Justin Upton. Jacob Kornhauser has made it quite clear on his opinion on Kennedy and Keegan Tatum would be happy to see Justin Upton to leave as well. A record 20 free agents received qualifying offers […] Padres News: Qualifying Offers Made to Justin Upton and Ian Kennedy - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Denver Post Nov 7, 2015
Baseball's free-agent market is stocked with plentiful and tempting talent - from pitchers Zack Greinke and David Price, to outfielders Justin Upton, Jason Heyward and Alex Gordon, to slugging first baseman Chris Davis.
Gaslamp Ball Nov 6, 2015
The Padres did their part. Now we wait. The deadline for extending qualifying offers to free agents has officially come and gone as of 2:00 pm PT today. The Padres have reportedly extended QOs to both Ian Kennedy and Justin Upton. Extending a QO to Upton was never really a question, but Kennedy's status was a little less solid. If the players accept their offers, they will play for San Diego in 2016 for $15.8 million. If either of them decline the offer, the Padres will receive a comp pick in the 2016 MLB Draft. Retaining Kennedy in 2016 would likely be a good deal for the Padres. The...
Newark Star-Ledger Nov 6, 2015
Upton, 28, is a power-hitting free agent
Gaslamp Ball Nov 5, 2015
The Padres are busy doing little odds and ends around the offseason office. Today they reactivated Yonder Alonso who has been on the disabled list forever. Honestly I can't even remember how he was injured. Was it his wrist or was that last year? It wasn't from getting beaned by Justin Upton's helmet was it? Oh that's right it was a back injury from a clumsy slide into home plate. In addition, outrighted INF Cody Decker to Triple-A and activated INF Yonder Alonso and RHP Cory Mazzoni from the 60-day disabled lists. — San Diego Padres (@Padres) November 5, 2015 In any case...
Padres Blog | San Diego Union-Tribune Nov 4, 2015
Retaining 28-year-old outfielder would require another record deal from Padres.
Newark Star-Ledger Nov 2, 2015
The outfielder, who is a free agent this offseason, carried the Mets to the NL East title but sputtered in the playoffs.
Bless You Boys Nov 2, 2015
A young, athletic outfielder with some thump in his bat, Upton might be just what the Tigers are looking for this offseason. A few years ago, the Detroit Tigers were linked in trade talks with outfielder Justin Upton, then a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The main rumor never mentioned Upton specifically, but swirled around Tigers starter Rick Porcello heading to either Arizona or Seattle. No one is sure how exactly the Mariners were involved -- Upton had already negated a trade to Seattle earlier that offseason -- but the idea of landing a young outfielder of Upton's caliber was...
Friars on Base Oct 30, 2015
Yesterday MLB announced the 2015 Finalists for the Rawlings Gold Glove Awards and the Padres were able to secure a finalist in the annual awards given to players for best defense at their position. Justin Upton was a finalist for the award in left field along with defending winner Christian Yelich of the Marlins and […] Padres News: Justin Upton Finalist for Gold Glove in Left Field - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Oct 27, 2015
Justin Upton showed flashes of his superstar ability in San Diego, but for a few reasons, the Padres shouldn’t be bringing him back on a long-term deal this offseason. First of all, the Padres can’t really afford him. He’s projected by MLB Trade Rumors to sign a seven-year, $147 million contract. Despite their big spending/trading […] San Diego Padres Should Make Justin Upton Qualifying Offer and Let Him Walk - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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