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The Padres made a "very competitive offer" to free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval, a baseball source told MLB.com late Saturday.Upvote Share Tweet
Panda to pick between SF, SD and BostonMLB.com 20 hours agoThe Red Sox could have the lead in the bidding for free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval, with The Boston Globe reporting on Saturday that the club's five-year, $95 million offer may give it the edge over the Giants and Padres. The club has not commen…Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Nov 21 (yesterday)The Padres were not the only club to emerge on Friday as a frontrunner to sign Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas, as the Braves have joined the mix. Here's a recap of the major Hot Stove stories of the day.Upvote Share Tweet
Friars show interest in dealing for BruceMLB.com Nov 21 (yesterday)Say this much about first-year Padres general manager A.J. Preller: He's apparently leaving no stone unturned in his pursuit of offensive help. Now it appears the Padres may have interest in Reds outfielder Jay Bruce.Upvote Share Tweet
Padres make Minors trade among roster movesMLB.com Nov 20 (3 days ago)The Padres tidied up their 40-man roster on Thursday in advance of the Rule 5 Draft next month, pulling off a trade, adding three to the roster while shedding two other players. The Padres traded outfielder Reymond Fuentes to the Royals in exchange for …Upvote Share Tweet
Padres strongly considering keeping Ross, CashnerMLB.com Nov 19 (4 days ago)While there's certainly no nebulous area in regards to the Padres' biggest offseason need -- offense -- the team might be rethinking the way it goes about addressing it. Instead of trading starting pitchers Tyson Ross or Andrew Cashner to upgrade the of…Upvote Share Tweet
Smith's fast start kept Padres' offense afloat in 2014MLB.com Nov 18 (5 days ago)There is no question that Seth Smith carried the Padres' offense during the first two months of the 2014 season.Upvote Share Tweet
Topps is putting out autographed Johnny Manziel baseball cardsyahoo.com Nov 17 (6 days ago)Much like it did last year with Russell Wilson, Topps is giving Johnny Manziel his own baseball rookie card. The Cleveland Browns backup quarterback was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 28th round of June's amateur draft, a stunt for fun and atten…Upvote Share TweetThe San Diego Padres have acquired the negotiating rights to South Korean pitcher Kim Kwang-hyun after submitting the highest bid in the posting process, Major League Baseball said on Thursday.Upvote Share Tweet
Renfroe among Padres enjoying productive fallMLB.com Nov 13Hunter Renfroe was named the Player of the Week in the Arizona Fall League, while big weeks for Este pushed the batting averages of Yasmani Grandal and Cameron Maybin above .300 in the Dominican Republic.Upvote Share Tweet
Cashner has sights set on first no-hitter for PadresMLB.com Nov 12Andrew Cashner is electric. You can feel it in the air on days when he is scheduled to pitch. Could this be the day of the first no-hitter in Padres history? Cashner has the triple-digit velocity, the command and the stuff to make it happen.Upvote Share Tweet
Conner named Padres' new scouting directorMLB.com Nov 10The Padres did not have to look far for their new scouting director, as they promoted regional supervisor Mark Conner on Monday. Conner replaces Billy Gasparino, who recently left to join the Dodgers in a similar capacity.Upvote Share Tweet
Reds add Riggleman to coach third baseMLB.com Nov 10The Reds named Jim Riggleman their third-base coach on Monday. He has been a manager, coach or instructor at the professional level since 1981, including all or parts of 12 seasons as a manager of the Nationals (2009-11), Mariners (2008), Cubs (1995-99)…Upvote Share Tweet
Watch top shortstop prospects on AFL stageMLB.com Nov 7Oakland's No. 1 prospect, Daniel Robertson, has continued his breakout season in the Arizona Fall League. On Saturday, he and the Mesa Solar Sox square off with the Surprise Saguaros, who also feature a star shortstop -- Padres prospect Trea Turner. Wat…Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Nov 6Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera was charged with resisting arrest after being stopped in San Diego in September for suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana.Upvote Share TweetPadres shortstop Everth Cabrera has been charged with resisting arrest stemming from a Sept. 3 incident when he was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana.Upvote Share Tweet
Padres' scouting director to interview with DodgersMLB.com Nov 5The Dodgers received permission on Wednesday to interview Padres scouting director Billy Gasparino, a baseball source told MLB.com. Gasparino, 37, is viewed in the industry as a rising star of sorts. His interview with the Dodgers could come as soon as …Upvote Share Tweet
Padres make adjustments to 40-man rosterMLB.com Nov 3The Padres did a little housekeeping on their 40-man roster Monday, reinstating four players from the disabled list while also designating two pitchers for assignment.Upvote Share Tweet
Speed is key for Padres farmhand in pitch-clock gameMLB.com Oct 31San Diego prospect Mallex Smith, who swiped 88 bases in A ball this year, scored the go-ahead run in Surprise's 5-4 victory Thursday night. It was the ninth game using the 20-second pitch clock -- a pace-of-game initiative being tested at the Arizona Fa…Upvote Share TweetThe San Diego Padres have declined right-hander Josh Johnson's $4 million option for 2015.Upvote Share Tweet
Crawford Lifts GiantsSep 27Brandon Crawford hit a two-run single with two outs in the eighth inning to lift the Giants over the Padres 3-1.
Giants Clinch Playoffs, Rally Past PadresSep 25After the Giants clinched a playoff berth with a Brewers loss, they needed three runs in the seventh to fight off the Padres 9-8.
Padres Hold Off RockiesSep 24The Padres beat the Rockies 4-3 in their last home game of the season.
Rockies Slip Past PadresSep 23Drew Stubbs' home run in the top of the eighth lifted the Rockies over the Padres 3-2.
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As Chicago Bears prepare to face former coach Lovie Smith, it's tough not …Nov 20As the Bears prepare to face former coach Lovie Smith, it's tough not to second-guess their hiring of his successor, Marc Trestman, Michael Wilbon writes.
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