REPORT: Padres Submit Bid for All-Star Game

Aerials of Petco ParkEarlier today, Dennis Lin of the UT reported that the Padres have submitted a bid for Petco Park to host an upcoming All-Star Game. Per the report, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and city council members are scheduled to vote to approve the items on December 15th.

This is the first bid that the Padres have submitted since the opening of the ballpark in 2004.  (more…)

Chat Recap, 11/21

Bill Center held his second offseason chat with fans today and answered all kinds of questions about the Padres’ future.

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To read more questions and answers, plus to see the news that broke while the chat was taking place, check out the full back and forth between Bill and the fans.

 

REPORT: Padres Make Offer to Sandoval

il_fullxfull.391983488_ks9yPadres general manger AJ Preller is keeping busy this offseason and things reportedly heated up today, as Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports passed along this nugget:

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Padres Roster Moves, 11/20/14

sdIn advance of tonight’s midnight deadline for all clubs to set 40-man rosters, the Padres announced today that they have selected the contracts of infielder/outfielder, Alex Dickerson, right-handed pitcher Tayron Guerrero and infielder Taylor Lindsay.

To create room on the 40-man roster for the above mentioned players, the club has designated right-handed pitcher Blaine Boyer and outfielder Yeison Asencio for assignment.  (more…)

Padres Acquire LHP Kyle Bartsch from KC

sdThe team announced this evening that they have acquired left-handed pitcher Kyle Bartsch from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for OF Reymond Fuentes.

Bartsch, 23, spent the entire 2014 season with Single-A Wilmington, where he posted a 5-5 record with seven saves and a 2.29 ERA in 41 relief appearances.  (more…)

Double-A Affiliate San Antonio Missions Unveil New Look

2015 primary logoThe Padres double-A affiliate, the San Antonio Missions unveiled a new look in front of the most historic mission in all of Texas this afternoon. They have moved away from the gold and black logo that they have had for 21 years to a fresh new look that they feel better represents San Antonio and the State of Texas. (more…)

SK Wyverns Accepts Padres Bid to Negotiate with Kwang Hyun Kim

kim kwang-hyunMajor League Baseball and the Padres confirmed today that the SK Wyverns of the Korea Baseball Organization have accepted the highest bid submitted by the Padres to negotiate with left-handed pitcher Kwang Hyun Kim per an announcement this morning.

The club now has 30 consecutive days to sign Kim to a Minor or Major League professional contract.  (more…)

Get to Know New Scouting Director Mark Conner

baseballamericalogoOn Monday, the Padres announced that 38-year old Mark Conner had been promoted to Director of Scouting.

Conner, who joined the Padres in 2010 as an amateur scout, has risen quickly through the organization and today, Baseball America published a story with some background information on the man who is one of the five youngest Scouting Directors in baseball.

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UPDATED REPORT: Padres Bid for Kwang Hyun Kim Accepted

kim kwang-hyunReports have surfaced that the Padres have posted the highest bid for Korean LHP Kwang Hyun Kim.

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports tweeted the news on Tuesday morning: (more…)

ICYMI: Offseason Padres Social Hour, 11/10/14

Padres-Social-Hr-Logo-020614-3The first offseason special of Padres Social Hour aired on FOX Sports San Diego this week and hosts Jesse Agler and Bill Center packed in a lot of baseball talk in the hour-long episode. The hit on everything from the changes to the Padres front office to the Arizona Fall League and the World Series.

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports called into the show to talk about free agency, the front office that A.J. Preller has put together over the past few months and more: (more…)

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