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News Articles

Hot Stove: Life after Pablo Sandoval

SignOnSanDiego.com (Jeff Sanders) — Rounding up recent offseason news in the NL West.
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Alone, Sandoval wasn't Padres' answer

SignOnSanDiego.com (Jeff Sanders) — Free agent third base man was comparable to underwhelming Headley the last two years.
  • 20 hr 48 min ago

Does San Diego need the All Star Game?

SignOnSanDiego.com (Jonathan Horn) — If the Padres got the All Star Game, who stands to gain?
  • 21 hr 51 min ago

Padres should trade for Yoenis Cespedes

SignOnSanDiego.com (Eddie Brown) — The Padres missed on Pablo Sandoval, but there's no reason they still can't make a big deal.
  • 23 hr 22 min ago

Roster rankings: No. 40 Taylor Lindsey

SignOnSanDiego.com (Jeff Sanders) — A daily look at the top-40 players on the Padres' roster
  • 23 hr 48 min ago

Giles on 2015 Hall of Fame ballot

SignOnSanDiego.com (Dennis Lin) — Former Padres are first-time candidates.
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Panda Watch over?

SignOnSanDiego.com (Dennis Lin) — Pablo Sandoval expectetd to sign with Red Sox.
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MLB's top 10 available free agents

SignOnSanDiego.com (Jeff Sanders) — A look at the best players remaining on the free agent market.
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Padres make bid for All-Star Game

SignOnSanDiego.com (Dennis Lin) — Team states case to commissioner's office.
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Sandoval to make decision next week

SignOnSanDiego.com (Dennis Lin) — Free agent will choose between Red Sox, Giants and Padres.
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Failing to land free agents

SignOnSanDiego.com (Kirk Kenney) — The Padres have a long history of coming up empty when courting big-name free agents
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Padres submit bid for All-Star Game

SignOnSanDiego.com (Dennis Lin) — San Diego has officially bid to host upcoming All-Star Game at Petco Park.
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Source: Padres to make Sandoval offer

SignOnSanDiego.com (Dennis Lin) — Source confirms Padres likely to make formal offer to Pablo Sandoval.
  • 3 days ago

Analysis: Seth Smith's improved vision

SignOnSanDiego.com (Dennis Lin) — Contract extension was a bit puzzling, but outfielder can still prove useful.
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Padres active in search of offense

SignOnSanDiego.com (Jeff Sanders) — National reports have San Diego tied to Tomas, Sandoval, others.
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Grandal riding wave of momentum

SignOnSanDiego.com (Jeff Sanders) — Keeping tabs on the Padres playing offseason baseball.
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Padres chat with Lin & Sanders at noon

SignOnSanDiego.com (Dennis Lin, Jeff Sanders) — Join our beat writers to discuss the winter meetings, the MLB offseason and more.
  • 4 days ago

Padres protect three from Rule 5 draft

SignOnSanDiego.com (Dennis Lin) — Tayron Guerrero, Taylor Lindsey, Alex Dickerson added to 40-man roster.
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Want a 'Johnny Football' baseball card?

SignOnSanDiego.com (Jeff Sanders) — Bowman releasing Johnny Manziel baseball card in December.
  • 4 days ago

Tyson Ross says forearm healthy

SignOnSanDiego.com (Dennis Lin) — Padres right-hander visited Monarch School on Thursday.
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Blog Articles

Padres offered Sandoval more than $100M in 5-year contract

Gaslamp Ball (jbox) — All the rumors over the past week had suggested that the Padres had offered Pablo Sandoval a 5-year contract in the $90-95 million range .  Sources told the UT's Dennis Lin Monday night...
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Tony Gwynn "Camp 19" Baseball Camp coming to San Diego in December

Gaslamp Ball (jodes0405) — More than five months after his passing, Tony Gwynn is still making an impact on the San Diego community. Excited to announce 1st Annual Tony Gwynn "Camp 19" baseball camp! — Anthony Gwynn Jr...
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Padres must move on after Pablo Sandoval picks the Red Sox

Gaslamp Ball (Wonko) — What other moves are possible now that the third baseman nicknamed Kung Fu Panda has left for the east coast? The Padres ' alleged chase of the former San Francisco Giant, Pablo Sandoval , has...
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Sandoval's agent says deal with Red Sox not done, Padres still in play

Gaslamp Ball (jbox) — All signs seem to be pointing towards Pablo Sandoval signing a contract with the Boston Red Sox for somewhere in the $100 million for 5 years range. Sandoval agrees to Red Sox deal, as...
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Padres 2014 GIBBY Nominees

Gaslamp Ball (jodes0405) — As MLB Awards Season continues, let's take a look at the players and moments nominated for this year's GIBBYs. The Greatness in Baseball Yearly Awards (GIBBYs) honor major league players and...
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Padres submit to Selig, their All-Star Game application

Gaslamp Ball (jbox) — The Padres officially submitted their application for the All-Star game but they submitted their dignity to their overlord Bud Selig back in August. I assumed the official submission for the...
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Padres still in the mix for Tomas and Sandoval

Gaslamp Ball (jbox) — As Padres fans are sitting in a holding pattern, unsure as to whether to buy Panda hats, their GM A.J. Preller is flying all over the country attempting to sign Pablo Sandoval, Yasmany Tomas, Jay...
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Reymond Fuentes Traded

Gaslamp Ball (del4rel) — "The filth of Saruman is washing away" The former first-round pick was a key cog in ex-GM Jed Hoyer's signature Adrian Gonzalez trade.  This was of course before Hoyer's epic heel turn where he...
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November Dominican Winterball Update

Gaslamp Ball (daveysapien) — See what progress the Friars, Missions, TinCaps, Storm, and Chihuahuas have made so far. The Padres organization has been keeping very busy this offseason. Preller is putting the roster into...
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San Antonio Missions Get New Uniforms

Gaslamp Ball (Darklighter) — Somebody should tell Ballapeño that Halloween is over. In the last few years, Padres minor league affiliates have put together some incredibly brilliant uniforms. First the Tucson Padres sported ...
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Padres make $90M+ offer for Pablo Sandoval. I'm in shock too.

Gaslamp Ball (jbox) — Well, I neve r!  I never thought I'd see the day that the Padres put a $90+ million offer out on the table, but apparently that's what has happened.  And for Pablo Sandoval of all people. ...
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Padres Finalize 40 Man Roster with Trade and A Few DFAs

Gaslamp Ball (Friar Fever) — Outfielder Reymond Fuentes heads back to the American League while Blaine Boyer and Yeison Asensio are DFA. The Padres have finished making changes on their 40 man roster and one of their...
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More Padres have worn 39 than any other uniform number

Gaslamp Ball (TheThinGwynn) — This is interesting to maybe three other people, but you'll have that sometimes. I was over at Baseball Reference checking out all the players who have worn 39, because that's just the sort of...
  • 5 days ago

Baseball Movie Reviewin': The Battered Bastards of Baseball

Gaslamp Ball (Dex) — This is how you make a baseball documentary. Two things: I love a good underdog story, and I love a good baseball story. And I guess a third thing might be mentioning that I love documentaries,...
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When Is It Okay To Break Your Ties To Past Padres and End This Twitter Friendship?

Gaslamp Ball (Friar Fever) — Saying goodbye to former Padres should be easy. Especially when it only takes one click. As some of you may know, I’m a noted Twitter user/abuser . It is where I spend most of my time and where...
  • 5 days ago

Padres expected to make roster moves in preparation for Rule 5 deadline

Gaslamp Ball (jbox) — I'm just itching for the Padres to start making some off-season moves.  I want to see some high turnover after the lackluster results of last season.  I can't wait to see what new GM A.J....
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Why are the Padres listening to offers for Yasmani Grandal?

Gaslamp Ball (Wonko) — Taking stock of the rumor mill that is churning Grandal's name and looking at whether a possible trade is best for the club. There are some rumblings about a Yasmani Grandal trade this...
  • 6 days ago
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What kind of offseason will A.J. Preller have?

Gaslamp Ball (Wonko) — A look back at the offseasons run by Jed Hoyer and Josh Byrnes to see what lessons there are to learn. The Padres have had a revolving door of General Managers. Manager Buddy Black is now...
  • 6 days ago
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Gaslamp Ball's nominees for the SB Nation Awards

Gaslamp Ball (jbox) — And the winners are... Funniest Moment With 36% of the vote the Dodger Defensive Meltdown is the winner.  Watching the Dodgers turn a routine play into a three ring circus is pure...
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Padres traded Nate Colbert 40 years ago

Gaslamp Ball (TheThinGwynn) — This day in 1974 the Padres cut ties with their all-time home run leader, trading Nate Colbert to Detroit for shortstop Ed Brinkmann, outfielder Dick Sharon, and minor league pitcher Bob...
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