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Rounding Third: Padres not messing around

By The Sports Network, 4 days 21 hours ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - So, what did you do this week? I guarantee it wasn't as much as what San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller did, as he completely transformed the identity, look, and overall perception of his team. San Diego drastically upgraded its lineup, as it acquired outfielders, Matt Kemp, Wil Myers and Justin Upton, along with catcher Derek Norris and...

It's official: Dodgers ship Kemp to Padres

By The Sports Network, 5 days 21 hours ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - After clearing hurdles, the blockbuster deal sending outfielder Matt Kemp from the Los Angeles Dodgers to San Diego Padres was finalized Thursday night. In addition to Kemp, the Padres acquired catcher Tim Federowicz from the Dodgers in exchange for catcher Yasmani Grandal and pitchers Joe Wieland and Zach Eflin. Los Angeles is also sending the Padres...

Reports: Padres acquire Norris from A's

By The Sports Network, 5 days 21 hours ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Diego Padres' busy offseason continued on Thursday when the club acquired power-hitting catcher Derek Norris from Oakland, according to multiple reports. Norris will be joined by left-handed pitcher Seth Streich, along with an international signing slot, in exchange for right-handed pitchers Jesse Hahn and R.J. Alvarez. The 25-year-old Norris...

Padres agree to 1-year deal with Morrow

By The Sports Network, 1 week 21 hours ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Diego Padres signed pitcher Brandon Morrow to a one-year contract Tuesday. According to the Union-Tribune, the deal is worth $2.5 million guaranteed with incentives based on his role as either a starter or reliever. Morrow spent the past five seasons with Toronto after pitching for Seattle for three years. He owns a career record of 42-43 with...

Report: Padres set to acquire Kemp from Dodgers

By The Sports Network, 1 week 5 days ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Diego Padres have reportedly agreed to acquire outfielder Matt Kemp from the Los Angeles Dodgers. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Kemp and catcher Tim Federowicz would head to the Padres in exchange for catcher Yasmani Grandal and a pair of minor league pitching prospects, likely to be Joe Wieland and Zach Eflin. In addition, the...

Padres add veteran IF Barmes

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 4 days ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Diego Padres have finalized a one- year contract with free agent infielder Clint Barmes that includes a club option for the 2016 season. Barmes joins the Padres after spending the past three seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 35-year-old appeared in 48 games as a utility player in 2014, finishing the year with a .245 average and seven RBI....

Padres, Cabrera part ways

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 6 days ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera is now a free agent after the team declined to offer him a contract for the 2014 season. Cabrera only appeared in 90 games last season for the Padres and hit just .232 after making the All-Star Game in 2013. He, of course, was also suspended 50 games that season for his connection to the Biogenesis clinic accused...

Padres tab Kotsay as new hitting coach

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 1 day ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Former San Diego Padres player Mark Kotsay has been named the club's new hitting coach, manager Bud Black announced Monday. Kotsay, who retired from a 17-year major league career after the 2013 season, replaces Phil Plantier, dismissed shortly after the conclusion of this year's campaign after the Padres ranked last in the majors in the majority of...

Padres name Geaney director of player development

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 1 day ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Diego Padres named Sam Geaney director of player development on Thursday.Geaney, 29, joins the Padres after serving in the Oakland Athletics organization for the past nine seasons and will be responsible for managing all of the Padres' player development efforts, including working with roving coordinators as well as managers and coaches at each of the...

Padres fire hitting coach Plantier

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 2 days ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Diego Padres have relieved Phil Plantier of his hitting coach duties.The Padres ranked last in the majors in several offensive categories in 2014, finishing 30th in runs (535), hits (1,199), runs batted in (500), batting average (.226), on-base percentage (.292) and slugging percentage (.342).The Padres were shut out 19 times, were no-hit by San...