With a pre-hot stove win projection of 66.9, everything in San Diego for this offseason hinges on a realistic appraisal of when the system is going to turn the corner at the big-league level.
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The retooling Padres need pitching and can afford to wait. A big arm recovering from Tommy John surgery might be worth the risk.
San Diego is reportedly hoping to re-sign the pair of veteran right-handers, who performed well at Petco Park in 2017, this offseason.
The San Diego Padres have reportedly been fielding calls for three of their infielders early this offseason.
Former Cy Young Award winner Jake Peavy reportedly has told teams he wants to pitch in 2018 after sitting out this past season.
The Padres are reportedly discussing the idea of pursuing free-agent first baseman Eric Hosmer.
The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres will play a three-game series at Monterrey, Mexico, from May 4-6.
Los partidos que estaban programados para celebrarse en el Petco Park de San Diego en el fin de semana del 4 al 6 de mayo se realizarán en el Estadio de Béisbol Monterrey con los Padres como anfitriones.
The Padres should trade Hand now because every contender would be better with the southpaw. San Diego would be justified in demanding a top-100 prospect plus something more in return.
For a team in full rebuild, it could have been a lot uglier than it was this season. However, it's still not clear at all who the Padres' All-Star will be in 2019.
The construction of the 2018 Padres is officially under way. What's their biggest need? Which one move would you like to see them make?
L.A. has won the division five years running, but Arizona and Colorado were wild cards in '17 -- and the cost of taking a shot at the title won't come cheaply.
Naylor notches two hits in AFL
Padres first base prospect Josh Naylor went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored during Monday's Arizona Fall League action. The former first-round pick by the Marlins in 2015 slashed .280/.346/.415 with 10 home runs and 64 RBIs at high-A and Double-A this past season.
Jhoulys Chacin has enough of a track record to be treated and paid like a No. 3 starter, while Clayton Richard provides value as a swingman in the back of a rotation.
Using ZiPS, the early prognosis at the start of MLB's offseason churns out some interesting predictions for the NL West race.
The Padres were a respectable 33-41 in the second half, but there isn't really any star power on the team. Most of the top prospects are in the lower minors, so don't expect much help next year.
The Padres might pursue a reunion with 13-game winner Jhoulys Chacin if the price is right.
Which team will next follow Astros out of 'Neverland' ?
With the Astros claiming their first World Series championship on Wednesday night, seven MLB franchises are left still seeking No. 1. The Nationals and Mariners are working on their first Series appearances while the others have played in at least one Series without winning.
Cosart, Friedrich become free agents
On Monday, the San Diego Padres outrighted LHP Christian Friedrich and RHP Jarred Cosart off their 40-man roster. Both pitchers are electing free agency instead of accepting the assignment. Cosart and Friedrich each underwent season-ending elbow surgeries this summer.
Padres name Stairs hitting coach
The San Diego Padres announced Monday the hiring of former major leaguer Matt Stairs as their new hitting coach. Stairs held that role with the Philadelphia Phillies last season. The 49-year-old spent 19 years in the majors, including a stop with San Diego in 2010.
Naylor has a day in AFL
Padres farmhand Josh Naylor went 4-for-5 with a double, home run and two RBIs for the Peoria Javelinas of the Arizona Fall League on Friday. The 21-year-old is hitting .378 in 11 AFL games.
Naylor leads AFL team to big win
Padres prospect Josh Naylor drove in four of the Peoria Javelinas' 14 runs in Monday's Arizona Fall League action. The 20-year-old is hitting .361 with two home runs and 10 RBIs in nine games in Arizona.
Guerra off to hot start in AFL
Padres prospect Javier Guerra went 3-for-5 for the Peoria Javelinas on Wednesday to raise his Arizona Fall League average to .500 in three games. Guerra hit just .222 in the minors this season.
Urias is small but seems to have put on some good weight this season. The hard contact he's been making in Arizona suggests his strong offensive numbers as a 20-year-old at Double-A this year were no fluke.
The Athletics, Mariners, Astros and others have reached out to offer Loren Jade Smith new memorabilia after the 9-year-old's collection was destroyed in a California fire.