Padres Acquire Derek Norris from Oakland Athletics

Oakland Athletics v Boston Red SoxThe team announced this evening that they have acquired 2014 All-Star Catcher Derek Norris from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for RHPs Jesse Hahn and R.J. Alvarez. Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller made the announcement. The club also acquires minor league right-handed pitcher Seth Streich.

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Padres Acquire Matt Kemp and Tim Federowicz from Dodgers

kempThe team announced this evening that they have acquired two-time All Star OF Matt Kemp, C Tim Federowicz and cash considerations from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for catcher Yasmani Grandal and right-handed pitchers Joe Wieland and Zach Eflin.

Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller made the announcement.

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Padres Sign Brandon Morrow to One-Year Contract

brandon-morrow-130528The club announced this afternoon that they have signed RHP Brandon Morrow to a one-year contract for the 2015 season. Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller made the announcement.

To make room for Morrow on the 40-man roster, the Padres designated LHP Juan Pablo Oramas for assignment. (more…)

REPORT: Padres Acquire Kemp from Dodgers

kempDennis Lin and Kirk Kenney of the UT-San Diego reported early this morning that the club has reached an agreement with the Dodgers on a trade that would bring outfielder Matt Kemp and catcher Tim Federowicz to San Diego and send catcher Yasmani Grandal, pitchers Joe Wieland and Zach Eflin to Los Angeles.  (more…)

Black Talks Possible Trades and Lineup Changes at Winter Meetings

black sessionOne of every Manager’s duties during Winter Meetings is to be available to the media at some point over the course of the three-day event.

Bud Black’s turn came on Wednesday afternoon and talked possible trades, potential lineup changes in 2015 and Dick Enberg going into the Hall of Fame.  (more…)

Coleman, Gwynn, Enberg Receive Lifetime Achivement Awards

gibbyAs the second day of the Winter Meetings came to an end, MLB.com held a special ceremony to present their yearly GIBBY Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Those awards were given to former Padres Player, Manager and Broadcaster Jerry Coleman, former Padre and HOFer Tony Gwynn and Padres broadcaster Dick Enberg. (more…)

Complete Coverage of Winter Meetings

bffa4320-7eb4-11e4-bd5d-877774f9ccd7_wintermeetingslogoThe baseball winter meetings are being held in San Diego this week and below is complete coverage of all things Padres happening at the meetings. (more…)

ICYMI: Offseason Padres Social Hour, 12/8/14

black social hourMonday’s offseason Padres Social Hour was a preview of the Winter Meetings being held in San Diego.

New hitting coach, Mark Kotsay joined the show to talk about his plans for improving on the offense for the 2015 season. (more…)

Padres agree to terms with RHP Joe Wieland, avoiding arbitration

The team announced today they have agreed to terms with RHP Joe Wieland on a one-year contract for the 2015 season, avoiding arbitration. Philadelphia Phillies vs San Diego Padres

Wieland returned from the DL last season and pitched in four games in September for the Padres with two starts, including earning his first Big League win in his last game of the season on September 24 vs. Colorado.  Over nine starts in the minor leagues last season, before rejoining San Diego, he went 2-3 with a 3.03 ERA (13 ER, 38.2 IP) with 36 strikeouts against six walks.

With Wieland signed, the club has seven remaining arbitration-eligible players in RHP Andrew CashnerIan KennedyTyson Ross and Dale Thayer, C Rene Rivera and INFs Yonder Alonso and Alexi Amarista. 

Chat Recap, 12/5

Bill Center held another Padres Fan Chat during the lunch hour today and answered fan questions that ranged from Cory Spangenberg to Yasmani Grandal. After being named the new Padres hitting coach on Monday, Mark Kotsay joined the chat towards the end of the hour and talked about how he plans to approach offense in 2015.

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Check out the full chat recap here.

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