San Diego Padres: Cahill Signed, Possible Return to Rotation?

The San Diego Padres sealed a deal with veteran right-hander Trevor Cahill. Despite Cahill’s recent success in the bullpen, could a move back to the rotation be on the horizon? The efforts to solidify the pitching staff have preoccupied the San Diego Padres this offseason. Chasing after and signing Clayton Richard, Jhoulys Chacin, and Tyrell […] San Diego Padres: Cahill Signed...
Via Friars on Base
2 hours ago

Cahill finalizes $1.75 million, 1-year contract with Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) Right-hander Trevor Cahill and the San Diego Padres have finalized a $1.75 million, one-year contract. Cahill, who went to high school in suburban Vista, can earn $750,000 in performance bonuses based on starts: $250,000 each for 15, 20 and 25. He also can earn $250,000 in bonuses based on relief appearances: $125,000 each for 40 and 50. He would get a $250,000...
Via Associated Press
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres Designate Jabari Blash

The Padres have designated outfielder Jabari Blash for assignment, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports (Twitter links). His roster spot will go to righty Trevor Cahill, whose previously reported signing is now official. Blash, 27, has long been an intriguing talent. He struggled in limited MLB opportunities last year, though he has continued to thrive in the upper minors...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
19 hours ago

San Diego Padres: Coaching Staff is Club’s Strongest Continuity

The San Diego Padres recently announced their coaching staff, which contrary to the rest of the roster, brings some stability to the club. The San Diego Padres may be experiencing a lot of roster change heading into 2017, but the coaching staff is one area which won’t change too much. On Monday, the team released […] San Diego Padres: Coaching Staff is Club’s Strongest Continuity...
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1 day ago

Solarte honored for strong spirit at BBWAA Dinner

Padres third baseman Yangervis Solarte was recognized for his perseverence Thursday night in Boston, where he received the Tony Conigliaro Award at the chapter's annual Baseball Writers' Association of America Dinner.
1 day ago

Padres' trio preparing for WBC 2017

At least three players from the Padres' organization will take part in the World Baseball Classic this year -- and all three could play games at Petco Park, if they advance past the first round.
1 day ago

Josh Johnson To Retire

Veteran righty Josh Johnson has decided to retire, according to’s Jerry Crasnick (via Twitter). The 32-year-old had agreed to a minor-league deal with the Giants for the 2017 season but will instead hang up his spikes. Johnson was working his way back from Tommy John surgery — his third such procedure — and would have faced an uphill battle to crack the San Francisco...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Report: Marlins acquire Dan Straily from the Reds

Talk about getting water from a rock. Less than a year after picking up Dan Straily off waivers from the San Diego Padres, the Cincinnati Reds have reportedly flipped the veteran starter to the Miami Marlins for three prospects. Straily, 28, is coming off a rebound performance this past season. He posted a 14-8 record with a 3.76 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 34 games (31 starts) for the...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Spring Training Around the Corner

San Diego Padres spring training is less than a month from getting underway, meaning that competitions are about to heat up. For baseball fans, the next best words to “play ball” are “pitchers and catchers report”. No one said it better than A. Bartlett Giamatti, who was commissioner of baseball for a very short time […] San Diego Padres: Spring Training Around the Corner...
Via Friars on Base
2 days ago

Wil Myers Cashes In on Rare Deal

Wil Myers was always going to be the San Diego Padres’ highest-paid player in 2017, regardless of whether he signed a new contract. In arbitration, Myers had around $4 million coming to him, which is quite a bit more than Yangervis Solarte‘s $2.1 million, the Padres’ other highest-paid player. Myers figures to provide a 25% increase on the $12 million already guaranteed to...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wil Myers, Padres finalize $83 million, 6-year contract

SAN DIEGO (AP) First baseman Wil Myers and the San Diego Padres have finalized an $83 million, six-year contract, the largest deal in the team's history. The 26-year-old Myers hit 28 homers and drove in 94 runs last season and also stole 28 bases. Myers, who had been eligible for salary arbitration, receives a $15 million signing bonus, of which $1 million is payable within 15...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Padres signing Wil Myers to six-year contract extension

  The San Diego Padres are close to locking up Wil Myers for several seasons, according to a report. FOX’s Ken Rosenthal says the Padres and Myers are close on a six-year contract extension for more than $80 million. Sources: #Padres close to signing Wil Myers to six-year contract for more than $80M. Deal would cover three years of arb, three FA years. — Ken Rosenthal...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers aggressively pursuing Tyson Ross

The Texas Rangers managed to win the American League West last season despite a bland middle of the rotation, but they don’t appear willing to risk that again this year. According to a report by TR Sullivan of on Wednesday, the Rangers are making an aggressive push for free agent right-hander Tyson Ross. Rangers really like Tyson Ross and are being aggressive in trying...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Andy Green on Managing (Analytically) in San Diego

It’s easy to imagine Andy Green in a front office. The 39-year-old former infielder graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Kentucky with a degree in finance, and his verbiage is that of a GM. Often lauded for his communication skills, he’s as analytically savvy as any manager in the game. His current job is a huge challenge. The Padres are coming off a 94-loss season...
Via Fangraphs
December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Padres reportedly have interest in Jered Weaver

The San Diego Padres are looking for some starting pitching depth, and one player they reportedly have interest in is Jered Weaver. Fan Rag Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Wednesday that the Padres are considering Weaver, who is a free agent. jered weaver is another veteran on the padres' list of pitching possibilities. also peavy, as we know. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Who Is Pitching for the Padres?

The Padres are going to be bad next year. There, I said it. I know, it’s a controversial stance, and I’ll likely be roasted on a spit in the comments for so boldly stating it at the top of the article like that. But I’m a man of principle, damn it. I stick to my guns. The Padres are going to be bad and I’m not afraid to say it. Of course, that’s not a controversial take...
Via Fangraphs
December 14, 2016  |  Discuss

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