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On Baseball: With Bold Moves, San Diego Padres Seek a New Ident…

On Baseball: With Bold Moves, San Diego Padres Seek a New Identity

nytimes.com MLB.com Updated 17 hours ago
The process of turning talk into actual names unfolded in a series of bold strikes, and netted Matt Kemp, James Shields, Wil Myers and Justin Upton.
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  • Middlebrooks embraces fresh start with Padres

    Middlebrooks embraces fresh start with Padres

    MLB.com 24 hours ago
    Healthy and happy, Will Middlebrooks has impressed early in Padres camp, especially defensively. Middlebrooks would love nothing more than to get back to that place where he was in the second half of 2013, the year the Red Sox won the World Series.
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  • Souza impressing Cash with disciplined approach

    Souza impressing Cash with disciplined approach

    MLB.com Mar 3 (2 days ago)
    Kevin Cash didn't know much about Steven Souza Jr. when the Rays acquired him in the three-way trade with the Padres and Nationals in December.
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  • Wilson to visit Rangers' camp at end of March

    Wilson to visit Rangers' camp at end of March

    MLB.com Mar 3 (2 days ago)
    Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who has led his team to back-to-back Super Bowl appearances, will make his annual visit to the Rangers' camp on March 28 when they play the Padres.
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  • Versatile roster will keep Padres' infield in motion

    Versatile roster will keep Padres' infield in motion

    MLB.com Mar 2 (3 days ago)
    Yangervis Solarte is a third baseman who also plays plenty of shortstop and second base. Clint Barmes spent parts of last season playing all four infield spots across the diamond. And Alexi Amarista has played at least five different positions in each o…
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  • Rodon prefers to let his game do the talking

    Rodon prefers to let his game do the talking

    MLB.com Mar 2 (3 days ago)
    Left-hander Carlos Rodon makes his Cactus League debut Friday when the White Sox take on the Padres, and the highly touted prospect doesn't seem overwhelmed or nervous about the opportunity.
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  • Wisler determined to build on educational 2014

    Wisler determined to build on educational 2014

    MLB.com Feb 28 (5 days ago)
    After essentially breezing his way through the Padres' organization, three-plus seasons filled with dominant starts, Matt Wisler, the club's top pitching prospect, had his toughest challenge in Triple-A last season. Now he's in camp with his eyes on a r…
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  • Grandal catching on quickly at Dodgers camp

    Grandal catching on quickly at Dodgers camp

    MLB.com Feb 28 (5 days ago)
    Camp Boomer, presided over by Dodgers coach Steve "Boomer" Yeager, just opened, but newcomer Yasmani Grandal -- the centerpiece in the Matt Kemp trade with the Padres -- already has opened eyes.
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  • Preller settles in for first spring as Padres GM

    Preller settles in for first spring as Padres GM

    MLB.com Feb 27 (6 days ago)
    First-year Padres GM A.J. Preller spent a busy offseason revamping the roster, but he says he's constantly evaluating the team's makeup and looks forward to watching position battles play out in Spring Training.
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  • Amarista ready for challenge as Padres' everyday shortstop

    Amarista ready for challenge as Padres' everyday shortstop

    MLB.com Feb 27 (6 days ago)
    The Padres will enter the 2015 season with a new starter at the shortstop position, as Alexi Amarista will take over the role after impressing the organization with his play in 2014,
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  • Matt Kemp says MLB's best outfield is 'right here in San Diego'

    Matt Kemp says MLB's best outfield is 'right here in San Diego'

    yahoo.com Feb 26 (7 days ago)
    Matt Kemp has never lacked confidence. Now in San Diego as part of the Padres' major roster overhaul, his charm and bluster have certainly not gone anywhere. Preparing to play in an outfield next to fellow offseason additions Justin Upton and Wil Myers,…
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  • Padres chair: It was time to make changes

    Padres chair: It was time to make changes

    ESPN.com MLB.com Feb 25
    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.
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  • Padres bring prospect Turner to Majors camp

    Padres bring prospect Turner to Majors camp

    MLB.com Feb 24
    The curious case of Trea Turner took another twist Tuesday when the Padres' 2014 first-round Draft pick arrived in Peoria, a surprise addition to big league camp. Turner is purportedly the player to be named and sent to the Nationals in the three-team t…
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  • Luebke, Johnson continue on road back from surgery

    Luebke, Johnson continue on road back from surgery

    MLB.com Feb 19
    The Padres have gone to great lengths to build up their pitching depth for the upcoming season and, at some point in 2015, could actually add to that mix should Josh Johnson and Cory Luebke return from Tommy John surgery.
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  • Kemp arrives early, excited to get started with Padres

    Kemp arrives early, excited to get started with Padres

    MLB.com Feb 19
    Position players won't report to Padres camp until Tuesday, but outfielder Matt Kemp has already been in Peoria a few days, popping in and out of the cage.
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  • Padres sign third baseman Bell to Minor League deal

    Padres sign third baseman Bell to Minor League deal

    MLB.com Feb 16
    The Padres' ties with the Dodgers keep rolling on, as the team signed former Los Angeles third base prospect Josh Bell to a Minor League contract.
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  • James Shields can opt out of his Padres deal after two years

    James Shields can opt out of his Padres deal after two years

    yahoo.com Feb 13
    James Shields said he joined the San Diego Padres because they're a team ready to win — but if that doesn't happen, Shields has an escape route. His contract with the Padres, which was finalized Wednesday, allows Shields to opt out after two years and r…
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  • Busy Preller catches his breath after flurry of moves

    Busy Preller catches his breath after flurry of moves

    MLB.com Feb 12
    New Padres general manager A.J. Preller was asked Wednesday about the offseason -- his first as a GM -- as a whole and his thoughts on it. He smiled. There was a lot to digest, a lot to remember.
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  • Fresh faces aplenty for Padres

    Fresh faces aplenty for Padres

    MLB.com Feb 12
    As it stands today, the Padres could -- and likely should -- have as many as 11 new players as part of the 25-man roster on Opening Day. That's nearly half the roster and remarkable turnover. Grab some popcorn as we take a look at the most notable addit…
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  • Video - Shields Embracing Expectations 03:02

    Shields Embracing Expectations

    Feb 28
    James Shields discusses his decision to sign with San Diego during the offseason, the mentality of going deep into games and facing expectations.
  • Video - High Expectations For New-Look Padres 03:38

    High Expectations For New-Look Padres

    Feb 28
    San Diego's big offseason acquisitions Justin Upton and Matt Kemp discuss the Padres' chemistry and share their expectations for the 2015 season.
  • Video - Padres Land James Shields 02:16

    Padres Land James Shields

    Feb 9
    Buster Olney discusses the report that the Padres and pitcher James Shields have agreed to a four-year deal and also talks about San Diego's busy offseason.
  • Video - Padres Complete Big Three With Upton Trade 02:24

    Padres Complete Big Three With Upton Trade

    Dec 19
    Buster Olney discusses the excitement surrounding San Diego's new outfield after the Padres made deals to acquire Wil Myers, Matt Kemp and Justin Upton.

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