8:09 PM EST, Wed December 12, 2018
sandiegouniontribune.com 14 mins ago

Full 40-man roster likely means Padres quiet in Rule 5 draft

Mere weeks after trading away Craig Kimbrel and accepting a draft pick compensation for Justin Upton, A.J. Preller used the Rule 5 draft to pluck four players off rival teams’ rosters. The Padres’ general manager grabbed three more players the following December before sitting out last year’s edition....
sandiegouniontribune.com 29 mins ago

Who might the Padres lose in the Rule 5 draft?

A look at some notable unprotected Padres prospects who could be drafted by other teams. 

Padres believe Pirela's ability to stick up in air

Jose Pirela became such an extraneous piece for the Padres in 2018 that many figured his time in San Diego was all but finished. The Padres, however, all along remained committed to giving it one more offseason of working with the utility man on his swing, trying to take advantage of his quick...

Ban the shift? Color Padres manager Andy Green indifferent

Among the responsibilities for Andy Green as a third-base coach in Arizona was defensive shifts. That the Padres have actually shifted less frequently with each passing season with him as their manager is not an indication that Green has soured on the practice as baseball’s higher-ups debate its...
sandiegouniontribune.com 4 hours ago

Padres manager Andy Green at the Winter Meetings

Padres manager Andy Green meets the media at the Winter Meetings in Las Vegas on Dec. 12, 2018. 
sandiegouniontribune.com 11 hours ago

Padres roster review: Anderson Espinoza

Sizing up the Padres’ 40-man roster, from A to Z, heading into the 2019 season: ANDERSON ESPINOZA Position(s): Right-handed pitcher2019 Opening Day age: 21Bats/throws: R / RHeight/weight: 6-foot / 160 poundsAcquired: From the Red Sox in July 2016 tradeContract status: Added to the 40-man roster...
Friars on Base 11 hours ago

San Diego Padres: Freddy Galvis A Likely Option To Return In 2019

Will the San Diego Padres have a familiar face starting at shortstop in 2019? As the 2018 season came to a close, very few topics could push buttons among San Diego Padres more so than throwing out the idea of Freddy Galvis returning as the Opening Day shortstop in 2019. Fans seemed to either fall […] San Diego Padres: Freddy Galvis A Likely Option To Return In 2019 - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base 23 hours ago

San Diego Padres: Are The Rockies Interested In Wil Myers?

Current San Diego Padres third baseman Wil Myers possibly drawing interest from a division rival. Day two of the Winter Meetings is winding down, leaving the San Diego Padres in the same position they were in to start the day and still reportedly in the running for Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto and New York […] San Diego Padres: Are The Rockies Interested In Wil Myers? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Dec 11, 2018

San Diego Padres Remain In The Hunt For J.T. Realmuto

As the MLB winter meetings roll along, the San Diego Padres remain in the hunt for Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto. National writers have described the San Diego Padres as “aggressive” and involved with every player possible while in Las Vegas for this week’s winter meetings. From Marwin Gonzalez to Sonny Gray, Yusei Kikuchi, and […] San Diego Padres Remain In The Hunt For J.T. Realmuto - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Padres willingness to trade prospects is evolving

It was an inevitable question and one that had begun to circulate, if only in a nascent form. With Padres General Manager A.J. Preller having demonstrated over the summer and through the fall that he wasn’t buying someone’s silver for his gold, the question was being asked around the league when...

Padres roster review: Robbie Erlin

Sizing up the Padres’ 40-man roster, from A to Z, heading into the 2019 season: ROBBIE ERLIN Position(s): Left-handed pitcher2019 Opening Day age: 28Bats/throws: R / LHeight/weight: 6-foot / 190 poundsAcquired: From the Rangers in July 2011 tradeContract status: Earned $650,000 in 2018 and projected...
Friars on Base Dec 11, 2018

San Diego Padres: A Quiet First Day Of Winter Meetings

The first day of the 2018 winter meetings went by fairly quietly for San Diego Padres fans. The first full day of winter meetings are in the books, unfortunately, there isn’t a lot to report on the San Diego Padres front. San Diego continues to be connected to Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto, but as […] San Diego Padres: A Quiet First Day Of Winter Meetings - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Padres notes: Urias, Margot injury updates; Bauer not in plans

Second baseman Luis Urias did not participate in the Dominican Winter League because the hamstring he pulled in September was not healing as quickly as expected. The prognosis for the Padres’ fourth-ranked prospect has improved, and he is working out in San Diego. “He's … ahead of schedule, starting...

Padres pitcher Jacob Nix feeling better after surgery

Jacob Nix did enough in nine starts last summer to earn a spot in the competition to remain in the starting rotation this spring. And in the 2019 season, for which he will still be considered a rookie, Nix might just be a new pitcher. The 22-year-old right-hander underwent sports hernia surgery...

Padres value Wil Myers more highly than some others

Wil Myers turned 28 on Monday. So perhaps it is especially good 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 Peoria, Ariz., in February. (Whether that glove is...

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