12:13 PM EST, Tue January 24, 2017

Newly extended Wil Myers embracing role as face of Padres

Wil Myers sat in front of a crowded room on Monday, looking, for him, unusually attired. A week ago, he’d signed the largest contract in Padres history. Now, on a cloudy afternoon, he was addressing the meaning of his commitment and the hope of a brighter future. A reporter wondered how he had...

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Padres roster review: Javier Guerra

Sizing up the Padres’ 40-man roster, from A to Z, heading into the 2017 season. JAVIER GUERRA Position: Shortstop Acquired: In the Craig Kimbrel trade (November 2015); Originally signed July 2012 (Panama) 2017 Opening Day age: 21 Contract status: Added to the 40-man roster in November 2016; Played...

Padres sign Myers through 2022

Padres general manager A.J. Preller talks about some of the factors in signing Wil Myers, as the infielder expresses gratitude for the opportunity and team manager Andy Green talks about Myers' leadership and the future.

Trevor Hoffman narrowly misses election to Hall of Fame

Thirty-four votes shrunk to five, but a margin remains. Trevor Hoffman, the Padres icon who holds the National League saves record, will have to wait at least another year to gain entrance into baseball’s Hall of Fame. In his second year of eligibility, Hoffman appeared on 327 of 442 Baseball Writers’...
The Republican Jan 18, 2017
MLB rumors: Might former Red Sox 1st-rounder Casey Kelly rejoin Anthony Rizzo, Theo Epstein with Cubs?

MLB rumors: Might former Red Sox 1st-rounder Casey Kelly rejoin Anthony Rizzo, Theo Epstein with Cubs?

The Boston Red Sox traded Casey Kelly with Anthony Rizzo and Reymond Fuentes to the San Diego Padres for Adrian Gonzalez on Dec. 6, 2010.

Wil Myers, Padres agree to 6-year, $83 million extension

First baseman Wil Myers and the Padres are approaching the finish line on what will be the largest contract in franchise history. The two sides have agreed to a six-year, $83 million extension that includes a club option for a seventh year, according to a source with knowledge of the discussions....
Sacramento Bee Jan 13, 2017

Padres give Solarte 2-year deal, agree with 3 others

The San Diego Padres have signed third baseman Yangervis Solarte to a two-year contract with club options for the 2019 and 2020 seasons, avoiding arbitration with him and three other …

Tyson Ross to sign with Rangers

Right-hander Tyson Ross has agreed to a one-year deal with the Texas Rangers, according to an MLB.com report, officially marking the end of the one-time All-Star’s tenure with the Padres. Financial terms of the agreement are unknown. Ross entered free agency Dec. 2 when the Padres, not wishing...

Padres reportedly close to extension with Wil Myers

The Pares are working to extend Wil Myers, sources said Friday, and could wind up awarding the All-Star first baseman the largest contract in franchise history. FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal, who first reported the possibility of an extension, said the two sides are close to a six-year agreement...

Padres nearing deal with Trevor Cahill

The Padres are nearing a deal with free-agent right-hander Trevor Cahill, sources said Thursday night. The Vista High graduate, primarily a reliever the last two seasons, is expected to compete for a rotation job with his hometown team. Cahill, 28, was effective in the Chicago Cubs’ bullpen last...
Padres Public Jan 12, 2017

Get Ready

According to multiple reports the Chargers will announce today they are bolting (sorry) for Los Angeles.  Dean Spanos will meet with his staff shortly, ostensibly to inform them of this decision. It’s probably too late to start a petition to keep the team name and colors here (al la what Cleveland did when the first Browns left).  I’d absolutely support that initiative, by the way. Dean Spanos leaving town will have a profound impact on the Padres.  I wonder how they will react today.  I hope they have thought it through and have an actionable plan in place.  They’ve had two...

Padres avoid arbitration with Carter Capps

The Padres have avoided salary arbitration with Carter Capps, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. The right-handed reliever will earn $987,500 in 2017. Capps, acquired from Miami in July, made the same amount in 2016. He missed the entire season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in March....
Padres Public Jan 11, 2017

Picking Through The Free Agent Scrap Heap

The Padres don’t need to sign any more free agents. The goal, clearly, isn’t to win in 2017, and the team, as currently constructed, will probably be lucky to sniff 70 wins. Still, undervalued free agents can come in handy for a couple of reasons: 1) the Padres have to finish a 162-game season, and they may need more cavalry just to get there (especially on the pitching side), and 2) free agent rehabilitation projects can turn into valuable trade chips by late July. It’s hard to undersell just how important the Drew Pomeranz acquisition was. Though not actually a free agent pick-up, ...

Padres roster review: Jhoulys Chacin

Sizing up the Padres’ 40-man roster, from A to Z, heading into the 2017 season. JHOULYS CHACIN Position: Right-handed pitcher Acquired: Signed as a free agent in December 2016; Originally signed by Rockies as an amateur in 2004 2017 Opening Day age: 29 Contract status: Making $1.75 million on...

Offseason: Healthy Pirela hitting his stride

As first impressions go, Jose Pirela’s Padres debut was forgettable. He might, however, have some legs at a second chance. Resigned recently to a minor league deal, the 27-year-old outfielder would rank among the Venezuelan winter league leaders in average (.343), on-base percentage (.409) and...

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