San Diego Padres

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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Caminiti tops my list among Padres third basemen
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Ken Caminiti is one of the more dynamic players in the history of the San Diego Padres. He is also one of the most controversial.

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Catcher Pinto claimed by Brewers
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Josmil Pinto, who was claimed off waivers by the Padres in November, was claimed by the Brewers on Wednesday.

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Padres sign LHP Baumann to 1-year deal
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The Padres signed left-hander Buddy Baumann to a one-year deal on Monday.

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Padres take advantage of goodwill trip to Japan
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It makes perfect sense, given Padres general manager A.J. Preller’s background, that he wants the organization to be more active in the Pacific Rim. It started last year when Preller hired Acey Kohrogi as an advisor to the Padres’ Pacific Rim operations. Kohrogi came to the team with a vast background in the region, having […]

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Social space among Petco Park upgrades
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Surf’s up at Petco Park, as the Padres announced Monday their plan for a social space in right-center field for 2016 that will accommodate 600 with a San Diego beach lifestyle theme. A two-level social space, with Sun Diego Boardshops as a presenting partner, will be ready for the start of the regular season.

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Padres' uniforms salute past, future, Navy
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For the past two days, I’ve been watching what fans are saying about the Padres’ 2016 uniforms. The dialogue has been very interesting.

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Padres look to get Myers 'locked in' at first
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Without picking up a phone and without sending a single email, A.J. Preller, the general manager of the Padres, added a first baseman this past week. Preller essentially proclaimed Wil Myers — the team’s 2015 Opening Day starter in center field — as their first baseman moving forward.

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Ted Williams powered AL squad to win in '41
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San Diego native Ted Williams hit arguably the most dramatic home run in All-Star Game history on July 8, 1941, to give the American League a 7-5 victory.

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Padres acquire Jay, send Gyorko to Cards
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You can check one item off the Padres’ offseason wish list, as the team Tuesday traded for outfielder Jon Jay of the Cardinals. The Padres, seeking a left-handed-hitting outfielder, landed Jay for infielder Jedd Gyorko and $7.5 million in cash considerations.

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Shortstop at top of Padres' wish list
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Just to be clear, there’s not a placard hanging from the door of A.J. Preller’s suite at the Opryland Hotel that reads “Help wanted: Shortstop.” But there might as well be.

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Green eager to settle roster, formulate plan
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For as much as Andy Green would love to dream a little with what his potential Opening Day lineup might look like, the first-year manager of the Padres still isn’t to the point where he can play with the possibilities. Not on Dec. 9. And certainly not with a lot left to be done to […]

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