The new Yardbarker app is here! Install on your iPhone, iPad or Android device. You can also find us in Google Newsstand.


PADRES RUMORS & GOSSIP

San Diego Padres: Carlos Quentin’s new home

Carlos Quentin San Diego Padres manager Bud Black and General Manager A.J. Preller each brought up the possibility this week of outfielder/walking corpse Carlos Quentin potentially getting some reps at first base in an effort to get his bat in the lineup. This all feels like a massive farce and a way for the Padres to showcase Quentin’s bat for the rest of the league. I’ve long...
Via isportsweb.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

What Brown Padres BP Jerseys Might Look Like

Here’s an photographic idea of a brown Padres jersey I made. I like the idea of keeping the current Padres marks in a switch to brown. The team needs all the consistency it can get, and the boring-ness of the script contrasts well with the uniqueness of the brown. The current SD is the most typographically pleasing of them all, and with the team’s focus on that logo keeping...
Via Padres Public
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #36: Justin Upton | OF | SD

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide is here! Get your copy for FREE! The good Upton brother had yet another strong season in 2014, completing his seventh full season in the big leagues. It’s hard to believe but the former first overall pick in the 2005 Amateur Draft has been around that long, and at just 27 years old he still has ample time left in his prime. Upton was...
Via Baseball Professor
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Padres chairman: It was time to make changes

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- As the full squad of his remodeled club stretched in front of him for the first time, Padres chairman Ron Fowler was asked about the flurry of offseason moves that have brought excitement and a record payroll to San Diego. "I'm on food stamps, so I had to hitchhike over," Fowler said Wednesday, smiling. "No, we're all in. We spent our money wisely. Or I should...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A Nationals player shows up at Padres camp. Huh?

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- Trea Turner has shown up to Padres camp even though he's been traded to the Nationals. Confused? So is he. The young shortstop is in one odd situation. A not-so-secret player to be named from an offseason deal who can't officially be sent east because of an obscure rule. Weird, huh? "I didn't even know it was possible," Turner said Tuesday. Here's what happened...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
2 days ago  |  Discuss

For Immediate Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:The Ghost of Ray Krocghostofrak@padrespublic.com Statement Regarding Statements In response the growing number of statements being released to the San Diego media, Padres Public wanted to get in on the action, for no apparent reason. Carlos Quentin is apparently going to play some first base this spring in an attempt to either A) make himself...
Via Padres Public
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres Prospect Profile: Austin Hedges

Since December, the focus towards the San Diego Padres has been directed towards the trade acquisitions. Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, and Wil Myers were all brought in by the new GM on the block, A.J. Preller. Another move made was for former Oakland A’s catcher Derek Norris, who broke out last summer. While these trades immediately upgrade a usually brutal roster, there is still...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 Reasons to Travel to Peoria to Watch the Padres

10. Arizona weather is amazing during the month of March 9.  St. Patrick’s Day in Arizona is like Spring Break for adults 8.  Salty Senoritas and The Moon Saloon. 7.  Good chance you’ll run into a Padres personality #heynow #ohmy 6.  To watch top prospects like Hedges, Renfroe, and Wisler 5.  Road.  Trip. 4.  Every day is Sunday Runday in Arizona. 3.  To see all the new...
Via Friarhood
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Federowicz went to taco stand in Mexico to research trade to Padres

The San Diego Padres overhauled their roster this offseason through a series of trades and signings. Among the transactions saw the arrival of Matt Kemp from the Dodgers. Included in that deal was catcher Tim Federowicz. How Federowicz found out he was traded is quite the story. The 27-year-old spent part of his offseason playing...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres Top 20 Prospects 2015

The calendar has flipped and spring training has arrived once again, meaning it is time for the baseball world to go crazy over prospect rankings for the forthcoming season. Based primarily on stats and potential, below is our list of the San Diego Padres’ top 20 prospects for 2015. 1. Rymer Liriano OF: Liriano has widely been regarded one of the top Padres prospects for a number...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

With contract expiring, pressure is on Padres manager Black

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- In the span of 15 minutes Friday, San Diego Padres manager Bud Black successfully converted yards into feet to answer a reporter's question, made references to three sports and casually mentioned -- correctly -- that Khalil Green had 97 RBIs on his first San Diego team in 2007. "He's a good communicator, a good people person," pitcher Ian Kennedy said. "He remembers...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 MLB Predictions: San Diego Padres

Over the next month or so, I will be analyzing each team and predicting their performance for this upcoming season. I would like to start off with the team that has been said to have “won the off-season,” the San Diego Padres. The team from the Silicon Beach made a ton of major moves this […]
Via Full Scale Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Team Preview: San Diego Padres

San Diego treated their roster like a fantasy baseball team and completely overhauled their club in the offseason. Cameron Maybin, Will Venable, and Seth Smith once roamed the outfield. Now, Justin Upton, Matt Kemp, and Wil Myers will start. Offense wasn’t the only portion to receive a facelift. The Padres added an ace to their staff by signing James Shields. There is no doubt...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

James Shields set to anchor the San Diego Padres rotation

Everyone stop what they’re doing, the San Diego Padres have done it, yet again! They’ve signed someone new, someone to contribute to the growing franchise. James Shields was signed just recently, previously he was a free-agent pitcher, but has now made his way to the San Diego Padres. We could talk about how much of a great asset Shields will be to the Padres, but I think before...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: The next target

Troy Tulowitzki So, the Padres have been busy. On Wednesday, the Padres continued to add to their best offseason in club history, signing free agent right-hander James Shields. After a couple days of posturing, the two sides reached an agreement on a 4-year, $75 million dollar contract with an option for a fifth year. The Padres get the reliable ace they need if they want to be...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Announce Single-A Manager; Storm Staff

The San Diego Padres and California League Single-A Affiliate Lake Elsinore Storm unveiled their coaching staff for the 2015 season this afternoon, highlighting a core group of players-turned coaches with professional ball playing experience. The biggest news came in the announcement of the Storm’s new skipper, Michael Collins. Collins, a former First Baseman and Catcher, played...
Via Friarhood
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rearranging the Padres, By Popular Suggestion

A few minutes ago, I noticed that “Padres” was trending on Twitter. Imagine knowing that, and only that, several months ago. If I told you last June that “Padres” would be trending in the middle of February, you probably would’ve assumed one of two things. One, perhaps the San Diego Padres had been officially contracted. […]
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Padres aggressively pursued Cole Hamels

The San Diego Padres’ pursuit of James Shields apparently coincided with a quest to land Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels.     The Padres made an “aggressive offer” for Hamels before reportedly signing Shields to a four-year, $75 million contract, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. However, a source told Rosenthal last month that the Padres might “not have...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

What does signing of James Shields mean for the Padres?

It took until early February, and it came at a lower cost than he initially anticipated, but James Shields finally has a long-term home, as he signed a four-year deal with the San Diego Padres worth at least $75 million. The 33-year-old California native will remain near his hometown, while also becoming the latest addition to a Padres team that has experienced a complete overhaul...
Via The Outside Corner
17 days ago  |  Discuss

James Shields and the value of relevance

Matt Kemp, Wil Myers, Justin Upton, and now James Shields. No team has had a splashier off-season than the San Diego Padres, as new GM A.J. Preller overhauled the team’s roster to ensure that the 2015 Padres would actually be able to score some runs. This team now has an unmistakable identity — they might […]
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Padres Are No Joke and Here’s Why They WILL Win the NL West

The Padres haven’t won their division since 2006, but with a few high-profile additions for 2015, the outlook on this season is getting a whole lot brighter.  The San Diego Padres have been in the National League since 1969, and since that time they’ve won the division a total of five – yes five – times. Not pathetic, but nothing to write home about either. This year,...
Via Total Sports Blog
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres are bringing back the brown pinstripes

It’s not the complete uniform overhaul that we championed for earlier this month, but the San Diego Padres *will* be bringing back their brown pinstriped uniforms in 2015 for five Wednesday day games. New in 2015: Way Back Wednesdays! For 5 Wednesday day games, team will wear home brown pinstripe uniforms ('85-'90) pic.twitter.com/w2QrZr0a0H — San Diego Padres (@Padres...
Via The Outside Corner
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Bud Selig portrait commissioned by Padres is creepily macabre (photo)

A portrait of outgoing MLB commissioner Bud Selig now hangs in the lobby of the San Diego Padres’ offices at Petco Park. And to be kind, the portrait of Selig is, well, kinda creepy. The Padres last year renamed a plaza outside Petco Park “Selig Hall of Fame Plaza.” The suspicion then was that it...Read More The post Bud Selig portrait commissioned by Padres is creepily macabre...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

2016 MLB All-Star Game heading to San Diego

Apparently, the best way to earn an All-Star Game for your city and stadium is to…name a plaza after the outgoing commissioner. I’m not sure whether the crowning of the Bud Selig Hall of Fame Plaza is the reason for this or not, but the 2016 All-Star Game will be held at Petco Park in San Diego. San Diego #padres awarded 2016 MLB All-Star Game. — Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick...
Via The Outside Corner
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss
MORE STORIES >>


Padres News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Earl Lloyd and basketball’s cruel February

WATCH: Barkley rips analytics again

A-Rod: A con man returns to baseball

Bostick death threats show why some fans take sports too seriously

Russell Westbrook is surging into the MVP conversation

Five-round NFL Mock Draft

Key offseason moves for every MLB team

Rousey, Arianny Celeste get into it

Dallas sportscaster back with another powerful essay

The parallels of Rose and Hardaway

Offseason breakdown for all 32 NFL teams

On Josh Hamilton's addiction and feeling alone

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.