The Padres, who have used 18 players at shortstop since 2009, could be close to finding a resolution to their most pressing offseason need, a source said.
One of the very few highlights from the Padres’ 2015 season was the meteoric rise of rookie right-handed pitcher Colin Rea.
Left field has been something of a catch-all basin for the Padres, making it the most difficult position to pick on my all-time Top Five Padres lists.
The Padres leaned on Derek Norris a lot in 2015 and he responded by starting a career-high 116 games behind the plate, which led to 1,040 2/3 innings — also a career-best.
The Padres and free-agent shortstop Ian Desmond have been widely regarded as one of the most natural fits of the offseason for both sides, and now San Diego appears to have emerged as the favorites to land Desmond.
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Before Andy Green agreed to become manager of the Padres in late October, the National League West certainly looked formidable enough.
The getting-to-know-you talks that first-year Padres manager Andy Green embarked on after being hired in late October led to several pointed and honest conversations with players.
First-year Padres manager Andy Green was able to get away from San Diego this week, hopping a plane with his family to get away from baseball and get back to family in his native Kentucky.
Because Benito Santiago was inducted into the Padres Hall of Fame last summer, it would seem he’d automatically top my list of the top five catchers in Padres history.
Former Padres closer Trevor Hoffman will be inducted into the Hall of Fame someday soon — if not this year, his first on the ballot. Hoffman faces the age-old dilemma of how eligible voters from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America view relievers in general, and one-inning closers in particular.
The Latin American winter league seasons are winding down. The regular season in the Dominican Republic ended Dec. 21. The Mexican and Venezuelan leagues complete their seasons on Dec. 29. And the Puerto Rico season ends Jan. 4.