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Omar Minaya leaves Padres to take job with MLBPA

Omar Minaya leaves Padres to take job with MLBPA

yahoo.com ESPN.com nytimes.com Updated 6 hours ago
Longtime MLB front office executive Omar Minaya is making a move to the MLB Players Association. Best known for being the general manager of the New York Mets from 2005 to 2010, Minaya had spent the last three seasons with the Padres serving as their se…
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  • Astros Triple-A team bringing back famed 'Tequlia Sunrise' jers…

    Astros Triple-A team bringing back famed 'Tequlia Sunrise' jerseys

    yahoo.com 12 hours ago
    Baseball teams are romancing the past this week. Consider the Seattle Mariners' nice-looking new alternate jerseys and the San Diego Padres' announcement that they'll go retro with late '80s brown pinstriped uniforms for five games. One of the other mor…
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  • Padres bring back their brown uniforms, sort of

    Padres bring back their brown uniforms, sort of

    yahoo.com Jan 28 (yesterday)
    There's a legion of baseball fans out there who've campaigned for years to get the San Diego Padres to bring back their brown uniforms. On Wednesday, their wish came true — sort of. The Padres announced that they'll wear their brown pinstriped uniforms …
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  • Where will Moncada land among Major suitors?

    Where will Moncada land among Major suitors?

    MLB.com Jan 28 (2 days ago)
    Cuban teenage prospect Yoan Moncada has worked out privately for the Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers, Padres, Giants, Rangers and Brewers, according to sources. The Rays, Cubs, Phillies and Cardinals have also shown interest. The question remains: When will M…
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  • Kemp talks to Larry King about leaving LA, joining SD

    Kemp talks to Larry King about leaving LA, joining SD

    MLB.com Jan 26 (4 days ago)
    New Padres outfielder Matt Kemp touched on several topics recently during a interview for "Larry King Now," including his departure from the only organization he's ever known and his new start in San Diego.
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  • Poker-Playing Dog, Or Bud Selig?

    Poker-Playing Dog, Or Bud Selig?

    deadspin.com Jan 22
    This fine portrait now hangs in the Padres' offices at Petco Park. Some people say it looks like soon-to-be-former MLB commissioner Bud Selig, but I think it kinda looks like one of those poker-playing dogs. What do you think?Read more...
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  • The Padres have a portrait of Bud Selig in their office and it'…

    The Padres have a portrait of Bud Selig in their office and it's creepy

    yahoo.com Jan 22
    How much do the San Diego Padres love Bud Selig? More than a lot of people, it would seem. The Padres, you might remember, recently renamed a plaza after Selig at Petco Park. Many people thought that was part of an elbowing up to Selig so they could get…
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  • White 'invigorated' by move to Padres' front office

    White 'invigorated' by move to Padres' front office

    MLB.com Jan 20
    A new zip code, a new organization and a new job title -- actually, make that two new job titles -- has done more than revitalize Logan White. "The whole thing, coming down here, has invigorated me," said White, the Padres' senior advisor and …
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  • Team effort helps Padres land 2016 All-Star Game

    Team effort helps Padres land 2016 All-Star Game

    A day after the Padres and Petco Park were awarded the 2016 All-Star Game, executive chairman Ron Fowler, along with team president and CEO Mike Dee, lead investor Peter Seidler and San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer spoke with reporters at the downtown ba…
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  • Goebbert clears waivers, sent to Triple-A

    Goebbert clears waivers, sent to Triple-A

    MLB.com Jan 14
    First baseman-outfielder Jake Goebbert, whom the Padres designated for assignment last week to make room for right-handed pitcher Josh Johnson, has cleared waivers and been assigned to the Friars' Triple-A club in El Paso, the club announced Wednesday.
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  • Padres reportedly add Valverde on Minor League deal

    Padres reportedly add Valverde on Minor League deal

    MLB.com Jan 10
    The Padres have signed right-hander Jose Valverde, 36, to a Minor League contract. The longtime reliever has racked up 288 saves across his 12-season career.
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  • San Diego Padres brown uniform mockups look fantastic

    San Diego Padres brown uniform mockups look fantastic

    yahoo.com Jan 9
    Padres general manager A.J. Preller has been busy this offseason, making a flurry of trades to bring in Matt Kemp, Wil Myers, and Justin Upton, but fans in San Diego don't want the makeover to stop with the roster. Check out these uniforms, designed by …
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  • Reds claim Minors righty Sampson off waivers

    Reds claim Minors righty Sampson off waivers

    MLB.com Jan 8
    The Reds claimed right-handed pitcher Keyvius Sampson off waivers from the Padres on Thursday. Sampson's addition gives Cincinnati a full 40-man roster.
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  • JJ signs incentive-laden deal with Padres

    JJ signs incentive-laden deal with Padres

    MLB.com Jan 7
    The Padres are taking another chance on right-handed pitcher Josh Johnson, who agreed to a one-year, $1 million contract Wednesday, though the deal can reach $7.25 million with incentives.
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  • New LF Upton not fazed by Padres' ballpark

    New LF Upton not fazed by Padres' ballpark

    ESPN.com Jan 7
    Justin Upton isn't intimidated by hitting in Petco Park.
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  • Upton ready to contribute in heart of Padres order

    Upton ready to contribute in heart of Padres order

    MLB.com Jan 6
    If there's ever a time in the coming weeks or months when Padres outfielder Justin Upton senses trepidation on the part of his new teammates about playing at Petco Park, he will be sure to set them straight right away. "I think the new guys are goi…
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  • 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.
  • Video - Sources: Padres Acquire Justin Upton 03:00

    Sources: Padres Acquire Justin Upton

    Dec 19
    Tim Kurkjian discusses the improvements made by the Padres after they added outfielders Justin Upton, Matt Kemp and Wil Myers.
  • Video - Padres Squeezing Dodgers For More Cash In Kemp Deal? 02:20

    Padres Squeezing Dodgers For More Cash In Kemp Deal?

    Dec 18
    Buster Olney explains why the Padres are in a great position to squeeze the Dodgers for more money in order to finalize the Matt Kemp deal.
  • Video - Padres Nearing Deal For Rays' Myers 02:42

    Padres Nearing Deal For Rays' Myers

    Dec 17
    Jerry Crasnick discusses what the addition of outfielder Wil Myers would mean to the Padres' lineup.

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