San Diego Padres

Padres narrowing search for new shortstop
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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.

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After rapid rise, Rea eyeing Padres' rotation
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One of the very few highlights from the Padres’ 2015 season was the meteoric rise of rookie right-handed pitcher Colin Rea.

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Richards edges Vaughn as top Padres left fielder
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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.

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Improved Norris a stalwart behind the plate
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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.

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Padres reportedly interested in Desmond
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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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Padres' Top 30 Prospects list
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Who do the Padres have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for San Diego’s Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com’s Prospect Watch.

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New skipper, fresh start for Padres in 2016
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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.

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Unmet expectations for Padres in 2015
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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.

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Unique traditions for Padres' Green at holidays
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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.

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Santiago tops list as No. 1 Padres catcher
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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.

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Hall will eventually come calling for Hoffman
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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.

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New pitchers in Padres system finishing winter work
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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.

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