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12/20/2014 | Padres build stacked offensive lineup with bevy of moves

The Padres -- who haven't advanced to the playoffs since 2006 and haven't been very relevant since -- continued a frenzied and unusually bountiful offseason with a bevy of notable roster moves Friday.


12/19/2014 | How will Padres handle all their outfielders?

The Padres have seven outfielders on the roster who will make more than the league minimum in 2015, presenting manager Bud Black with an assortment of options.


12/19/2014 | Preller sure keeps things moving as rookie GM

One of the more amazing parts of A.J. Preller's story is that, until the last few weeks, he was a relative unknown outside of baseball. But things have changed, and dramatically. The Padres have gotten everyone's attention, and so has their new general manager.


12/19/2014 | Kemp deal proves Padres mean business

Acquiring Matt Kemp in a trade with the Dodgers is no smoke screen. It is one of the more significant deals in Padres history.


12/19/2014 | Who are the 12 prospects the Padres dealt?

As A.J. Preller has worked tirelessly to remake the San Diego Padres' big league roster, he has not been afraid to send prospects or young players away to get the Major League pieces he desires. Once the Justin Upton trade becomes official, a total of 12 players who appeared on the Padres' Top 20 list at some point in 2014 will have been dealt.


12/19/2014 | Padres deal Hanigan to Red Sox for Middlebrooks

San Diego sent catcher Ryan Hanigan, who was acquired from Tampa Bay in the Wil Myers trade, to Boston in exchange for third baseman Will Middlebrooks.


12/19/2014 | It's official: Myers moves to Padres in megadeal

The Padres' Opening Day starting lineup is starting to take shape, but make sure you use a pencil and not a pen. On Friday, the Padres officially announced the completion of a three-team, 11-player megadeal with the Rays and Nationals that landed them outfielder Wil Myers and catcher Ryan Hanigan.


12/19/2014 | Aggressive Preller has Padres all-in

New executive VP and GM A.J. Preller wanted to change the Padres, and emphatically. He has wasted no time doing it, adding Justin Upton, Matt Kemp and Wil Myers to what was the big league's least productive offense in 2014.


12/19/2014 | Hits keep coming: Padres acquire slugger J. Upton

The Padres traded for outfielder Justin Upton and right-hander Aaron Northcraft from the Braves early Friday, dealing left-handed pitcher Max Fried, the team's No. 3 prospect, in addition to infielders Jace Peterson, Dustin Peterson, outfielder Mallex Smith and the Padres' fourth international bonus pool slot.


12/18/2014 | Padres land catcher Norris in deal with A's

On the heels of agreeing to a deal that landed outfielder Wil Myers from the Rays and finalizing their trade to get Matt Kemp from the Dodgers, the Padres acquired catcher Derek Norris in a swap with the A's that also netted San Diego right-handed pitcher Seth Streich and an international-signing slot.


12/18/2014 | Padres, Dodgers finalize Kemp trade

The much-anticipated trade sending Matt Kemp from the Dodgers to the Padres, a week in the making, was officially consummated on Thursday. But not without some drama.


12/17/2014 | Crowded 11-player trade features top young talent

Was keeping track of all the moving parts in the massive three-team deal involving the Tampa Bay Rays, San Diego Padres and Washington Nationals a difficult task? To help sort things out, Jonathan Mayo helped break down who went where.


12/17/2014 | Padres go for gold in blockbuster deal for Myers

The Padres have looked at Wil Myers' stellar 2013 season a few dozen times the last couple of days as they worked toward acquiring him from the Rays. They did just that on Wednesday by completing a massive three-team, 11-player deal with the Rays and Nationals. If these things came with guarantees, they wouldn't be nearly as much fun.


12/17/2014 | Preller is bold enough to shoot for the stars

Padres GM A.J. Preller has only been on the job since August, but he's already displayed a willingness to shoot for the stars.


12/16/2014 | Reports: Padres, Rays discussing Myers trade

According to multiple reports, the San Diego Padres are discussing a "significant trade" involving Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Wil Myers.


12/16/2014 | Padres sign righty Morrow to 1-year deal

The Padres signed right-handed pitcher Brandon Morrow to a one-year contract on Tuesday.


12/12/2014 | Padres reportedly offer deal to righty Morrow

The Winter Meetings wrapped on Thursday, but the Padres continue to keep busy in pursuit of roster upgrades for the 2015 season. On Friday, the team was linked to right-handed free-agent pitcher Brandon Morrow.


12/12/2014 | Front-office hopefuls aim to make dreams a reality

For those who hope to one day land a position in a club's front office, the path often starts with an entry-level internship, as many hopefuls hope to get a foot in the door and work their way up.


12/11/2014 | Southern California youth display skills at MLB RBI clinic

On Tuesday evening at San Diego State's Tony Gwynn Stadium, Major League Baseball hosted a youth clinic for almost 300 area youth involved in Padres-backed Little League and MLB's Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities (RBI) program.


12/11/2014 | Black 'comfortable' heading into final year of contract

As the Padres move forward this offseason, trying to greatly improve a team that hasn't been to the playoffs since 2006, new upper management has yet to progress on one major issue: extending manager Bud Black's contract as it heads into its final year.


12/11/2014 | Padres find coveted bat at Meetings, look to add another

The Padres, generally quiet for most of the offseason, made a big splash late Wednesday, sending three players to the Dodgers for Kemp, a two-time All-Star, who offers the middle-of-the-order bat the team has been seeking.


12/11/2014 | Padres, pitcher Kim don't come to deal by deadline

The Padres were unable to come to terms with Korean left-handed pitcher Kwang-Hyun Kim on a contract before Thursday's deadline. The Padres had until 2 p.m. PT on Thursday to reach a deal with Kim, who the team would have looked at as a starting pitcher, but probably pegged better as a reliever.


12/11/2014 | Source: Padres land Kemp from Dodgers

The Padres have acquired outfielder Matt Kemp from the Dodgers as part of a five-player swap. San Diego also receives catcher Tim Federowicz in exchange for catcher Yasmani Grandal, pitchers Joe Wieland and Zach Eflin, a source told MLB.com. Neither team has confirmed the trade.


12/10/2014 | Rule 5 of thumb: Gems can be found in Draft

Every Winter Meetings has a coda to it, an event that doesn't generate the same kind of buzz as all of the trade and free-agent rumors that fill the hotel lobby throughout the Meetings' first three days. But it does involve players changing organizations and, invariably, new big league careers come out of it.


12/10/2014 | Oh, my! Enberg wins Hall of Fame's Frick Award

Dick Enberg, the iconic announcer for NBC and CBS Sports who is currently a television voice of the San Diego Padres, is the winner of the 2015 Ford C. Frick Award, the National Baseball Hall of Fame announced on Wednesday.




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