• Previewing Upcoming Club Option Decisions: National League

    Previewing Upcoming Club Option Decisions: National League
    In the past two days, MLBTR has taken a look at how players with contractual options could impact the upcoming free agent class. We looked at players with vesting provisions on Tuesday before turning our attention to American League players under control via team options yesterday. Today, we’ll check in on their National League counterparts.
    BravesCharlie Morton, SP ($20MM option, no buyout)It has been strange year for Morton, who starred on last year’s World Series winner. He re-sig
  • Good Morning San Diego - August 11, 2022

    Good Morning San Diego - August 11, 2022
    Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images Everything you need to know about MLB news and your San Diego Padres for Thursday, August 11, 2022.San Diego Padres NewsMinors: Tatis finding timing with Missions; Pomeranz throws for Storm (San Diego Union-Tribune)
    ‘Now we’re seeing it’: New pieces click in Padres’ rout (MLB.com)
    MLB News
    Lindor in New York groove with Mets records in sight (MLB.com)
    Santana’s late HR gives Mariners statement series win (MLB.com)
    Stevenson, Sear
  • Can Juan Soto Lead the Padres Past the Dodgers?

    Can Juan Soto Lead the Padres Past the Dodgers?
    Juan Soto headlined San Diego’s audacious haul at the trading deadline. Keeping up with the Los Angeles Dodgers, in spending and on the field, won’t be easy.
  • Talking Friars Ep. 213: Manny Freaking Machado Leads Padres to Giants Series Win

    Talking Friars Ep. 213: Manny Freaking Machado Leads Padres to Giants Series Win
    Photo by Matt Thomas/San Diego Padres/Getty Images What a roller coaster ride this series wasOn the latest episode of Talking Friars, I give my thoughts on the San Diego Padres latest series against the San Francisco Giants. The series started off pretty rough because the offense couldn’t score a run but they would score 20 of them in the final two games of the series. Manny Machado delivered an epic moment on Tuesday night in front of a packed crowd and pretty much everyone contributed on
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  • Game #114: San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants

    Game #114: San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants
    Photo by Harry How/Getty Images It’s the series finaleSan Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants, August 10, 2022, 1:10 p.m. PT
    Location: Petco Park, San Diego, CA
    TV: Bally Sports San Diego
    Radio: 97.3 The Fan
    Please remember our Game Day thread guidelines.Don’t troll in your comments; create conversation rather than destroying it
    Remember Gaslamp Ball is basically a non-profanity site
    Out of respect to broadcast partners who have paid to carry the game, no mentions of “alterna
  • Good Morning San Diego - August 10, 2022

    Good Morning San Diego - August 10, 2022
    Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images Everything you need to know about MLB news and your San Diego Padres for Wednesday, August 10, 2022.San Diego Padres NewsTatis ramps up rehab with double, triple (MLB.com)
    Like Soto, these 5 players will ignite the rumor mill hype machine (MLB.com)
    ‘Breathless’ over Soto deal, execs react to Trade Deadline (MLB.com)
    Eric Hosmer Reportedly Rejected Trade Persuasion Attempt From Padres (NESN)
    Padres Fan Kicks Man Down Stairs In Wild Brawl At Game (T
  • A.J. Preller, Mike Rizzo Discuss Juan Soto Trade

    A.J. Preller, Mike Rizzo Discuss Juan Soto Trade
    We’re a week removed from one of the biggest blockbusters in MLB history, the deal that sent Juan Soto and Josh Bell from the Nationals to the Padres for five young players and first baseman Luke Voit. Jeff Passan of ESPN takes a long look into the process that eventually led to the deal in a piece that’s well worth a read in full.
    A Soto trade seemed unfathomable around a month before the deadline, with Washington general manager Mike Rizzo flatly stating the club wou
  • Game #113: San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants

    Game #113: San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants
    Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images It’s the second of three against the GiantsSan Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants, August 9, 2022, 6:40 p.m. PT
    Location: Petco Park, San Diego, CA
    TV: Bally Sports San Diego
    Radio: 97.3 The Fan
    Please remember our Game Day thread guidelines.Don’t troll in your comments; create conversation rather than destroying it
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  • Good Morning San Diego - August 9, 2022

    Good Morning San Diego - August 9, 2022
    Photo by Harry How/Getty Images Everything you need to know about MLB news and your San Diego Padres for Tuesday, August 9, 2022.San Diego Padres News‘Breathless’ over Soto deal, execs react to Trade Deadline (MLB.com)
    Padres ‘not at all’ concerned by tough series in LA (MLB.com)
    Manny Machado, new-look San Diego Padres ‘not at all’ concerned despite sweep by Los Angeles Dodgers (ESPN.com)
    MLB News
    There is a new No. 1 atop Power Rankings (MLB.com)
    Reds, Cubs
  • Game #112: San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants

    Game #112: San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants
    Photo by Harry How/Getty Images It’s the first of three at Petco ParkSan Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants, August 8, 2022, 6:40 p.m. PT
    Location: Petco Park, San Diego, CA
    TV: Bally Sports San Diego
    Radio: 97.3 The Fan
    Please remember our Game Day thread guidelines.Don’t troll in your comments; create conversation rather than destroying it
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  • Series preview: Padres return home to face Giants

    Series preview: Padres return home to face Giants
    Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images A big NL West series!San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres, August 8-10, 2022Location: Petco Park, San Diego, CA
    TV: Bally Sports San Diego
    Radio: KWFN, XEMO
    Giants SB Nation Site: McCovey ChroniclesThe Padres return home to go up against the NL West rival Giants.
    Here’s a look at what we can expect during the series:
    Projected Starters
    Monday, 6:40 p.m. PST
    Alex Wood vs. Blake Snell
    Tuesday, 6:40 p.m. PST
    Alex Cobb vs. Joe Musgrove
    Wednesday, 1:10
  • Good Morning San Diego - August 8, 2022

    Good Morning San Diego - August 8, 2022
    Photo by Harry How/Getty Images Everything you need to know about MLB news and your San Diego Padres for Monday, August 8, 2022.San Diego Padres NewsDodgers make statement, sweep revamped Padres (MLB.com)
    How Padres pulled off Juan Soto blockbuster (New York Post)
    A “mid-August-ish” return to Padres for Fernando Tatis Jr. (San Diego Union-Tribune)
    MLB News
    ‘We put it all together’: Streaking Cards sweep Yanks (MLB.com)
    A forgettable series split proves Astros not untoucha
  • Talking Friars Ep. 212: A gap remains between the Dodgers and Padres

    Talking Friars Ep. 212: A gap remains between the Dodgers and Padres
    Photo by Harry How/Getty Images Well that sucked The Padres improved at the trade deadline but it didn’t matter this weekend against the Dodgers. The defense was sloppy at times, pitching needs to be more consistent and the offense didn’t really show up. On to the Giants.
    NEW POD: A gap remains between the Padres & Dodgershttps://t.co/vtt1GpsPic
    https://t.co/VYT2fvXAOO pic.twitter.com/DtnquSfORY— Talking Friars (@TalkingFriars) August 8, 2022Follow Talking Friars on Twitter
  • Game #111: San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers

    Game #111: San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers
    Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images It’s the series finale on Sunday Night Baseball!San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, August 7, 2022, 4:08 p.m. PT
    Location: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
    TV: ESPN
    Radio: 97.3 The FanPlease remember our Game Day thread guidelines.Don’t troll in your comments; create conversation rather than destroying it
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  • NL Notes: Megill, Suarez, Pomeranz, Bettinger

    NL Notes: Megill, Suarez, Pomeranz, Bettinger
    It was recently reported that the Mets are aiming to have Tylor Megill work out of the bullpen when he returns from the injured list, given that their rotation is healthier than it was early in the season. However, the team has told Megill that he will be stretched back out as a starter for next year, reports Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.
    The fact that the Mets still want to try Megill as a rotation candidate is fairly sensible, given that it’s possible they will face a huge amount of turnaro
  • Game #110: San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers

    Game #110: San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers
    Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images It’s the second of three at Dodger Stadium!San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, August 6, 2022, 6:10 p.m. PT
    Location: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
    TV: Bally Sports San Diego
    Radio: 97.3 The FanPlease remember our Game Day thread guidelines.Don’t troll in your comments; create conversation rather than destroying it
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  • AL Central Notes: Guardians, Hosmer, Kepler, Brieske

    AL Central Notes: Guardians, Hosmer, Kepler, Brieske
    It was a quiet trade deadline for the Guardians, as Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer writes that the club “at times…felt they were close” to landing Sean Murphy from the Athletics, yet no deal was completed.  Murphy was known to be a trade target for the Guards, though another somewhat surprising name was at least briefly on their radar, as Hoynes reports that Cleveland and San Diego had some talks about first baseman Eric Hosmer.  However, those discussions
  • Austin Adams Undergoes Flexor Tendon Surgery

    Austin Adams Undergoes Flexor Tendon Surgery
    Padres reliever Austin Adams underwent surgery to repair the flexor tendon in his forearm this afternoon, reports Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune (Twitter link). It marks a disappointing end to a season that has been wiped out by a forearm strain he suffered in April.
    The timetable on Adams’ recovery isn’t clear, but it may cost him a chunk of next season as well. Sanders likens the procedure to the one teammate Drew Pomeranz underwent last August. He’s be
  • Game #109: San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers

    Game #109: San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers
    Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images It’s Juan Soto’s first game against the Dodgers as a Padre!San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, August 5, 2022, 7:10 p.m. PT
    Location: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
    TV: Bally Sports San Diego
    Radio: 97.3 The Fan
    Please remember our Game Day thread guidelines.Don’t troll in your comments; create conversation rather than destroying it
    Remember Gaslamp Ball is basically a non-profanity site
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  • Fernando Tatis Jr. To Begin Rehab Assignment

    Fernando Tatis Jr. To Begin Rehab Assignment
    7:16pm: Manager Bob Melvin said Tatis will begin the assignment either tomorrow or Sunday (via Dennis Lin of the Athletic). He’s expected to play both shortstop and center field in the minors.
    6:35pm: Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. is getting closer to a return, as Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports (Twitter link) that he’s en route to Double-A San Antonio. He’ll soon begin a rehab assignment there, the final step before he makes it back to Petco Park.
  • Friday night key for Sean Manaea and the Padres

    Friday night key for Sean Manaea and the Padres
    Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports The key for Sean Manaea and the Padres as Juan Soto makes his second return to Los Angeles since the all-star break. It will be an emotional night at Dodger Stadium as the life of the legendary commentator Vin Scully will be celebrated before the first pitch.After Dodgers starter Tony Gonsolin throws the first pitch game, I expect the emotions continue. It’ll be up to San Diego Padres starter Sean Manaea to control that emotion and not let the expected sell
  • Series preview: New-look Padres face MLB-best Dodgers

    Series preview: New-look Padres face MLB-best Dodgers
    Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images The Dodgers are baseball’s best team. But they haven’t faced the new-look Padres yet.San Diego Padres (46-31) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (46-28), August 5-7, 2022Location: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
    TV: Bally Sports San Diego
    Radio: KWFN, XEMO
    Dodgers SB Nation Site: True Blue LAThe Padres travel to their NL West rival Dodgers for a three-game series this weekend.
    Here’s a look at what we can expect during the series:
    Projected Starters
    Fr
  • Good Morning San Diego - August 5, 2022

    Good Morning San Diego - August 5, 2022
    Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images Everything you need to know about MLB news and your San Diego Padres for Friday, August 5, 2022.San Diego Padres NewsPadres expect to cap season-ticket sales in 2023 for first time (San Diego Union-Tribune)
    Padres notes: Bench talk, Machado to WBC, Dodgers weekend on tap (San Diego Union-Tribune)
    ‘Breathless’ over Soto deal, execs react to Trade Deadline (MLB.com)
    How much have revamped Padres closed gap vs. Dodgers? (MLB.com)
    MLB News
    Mets drop hamm
  • Talking Friars Ep. 211: This new Padres team looked special vs. the Rockies!

    Talking Friars Ep. 211: This new Padres team looked special vs. the Rockies!
    Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images What a fun atmosphere at Petco over the last couple of days On the latest episode of Talking Friars, I give my thoughts on the Padres last two games against the Rockies, what the atmosphere was like at Petco Park for Juan Soto’s debut and compare the Padres and Dodgers’ new look rosters ahead of their weekend series.
    NEW POD: This new Padres team looked special vs. the Rockies!
    -That atmosphere was electric on Wednesday night
    -Comparing the Padres an
  • Game #108: San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies

    Game #108: San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies
    Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images We’ve finally reached the series finale
    San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies, August 4, 2022, 1:10 p.m. PT
    Location: Petco Park, San Diego, CA
    TV: Bally Sports San Diego
    Radio: 97.3 The Fan
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  • Good Morning San Diego - August 4, 2022

    Good Morning San Diego - August 4, 2022
    Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images Everything you need to know about MLB news and your San Diego Padres for Thursday, August 4, 2022.San Diego Padres NewsSoto, Bell introduced: ‘Good luck to the other pitchers’ (MLB.com)
    ‘Breathless’ over Soto deal, execs react to Trade Deadline (MLB.com)
    Cincinnati Reds’ Brandon Drury reacts to trade to San Diego Padres (Cincinnati Enquirer)
    Padres notes: Drury no longer ‘begging for a job,’ more live pitching for Tatis
  • Game #107: San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies

    Game #107: San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies
    Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images It’s the fourth game of the series!San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies, August 3, 2022, 6:40 p.m. PT
    Location: Petco Park, San Diego, CA
    TV: Bally Sports San Diego
    Radio: 97.3 The Fan
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  • Talking Friars Ep. 210: Potential Padres lineups with Juan Soto and Josh Bell!

    Talking Friars Ep. 210: Potential Padres lineups with Juan Soto and Josh Bell!
    Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images It’s amazing this is actually happening Juan Soto and Josh Bell make their Padres debuts tonight at Petco Park! The entire fan base is pumped up and the game is already sold out. On the latest episode of Talking Friars, I couldn’t resist writing up some possible lineup combinations Bob Melvin might be using tonight and when Fernando Tatis Jr. gets back! I also talked about the first few games of this Rockies series.NEW POD: Pote
  • Deadline Recap: National League

    Deadline Recap: National League
    Following one of the wildest deadlines in recent memory — and, perhaps, the most significant deadline trade in living memory — even die-hard baseball fans could be forgiven for losing track of all the action. To get you caught up, here’s a recap of the weird, the wild, and the wacky over the last few days.
    San Diego: It’s highly unlikely that anyone reading this post is unaware of the sport-shaking mega-deal that sent Juan Soto to San Diego, and there isn’t much to
  • Good Morning San Diego - August 3, 2022

    Good Morning San Diego - August 3, 2022
    Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images Everything you need to know about MLB news and your San Diego Padres for Wednesday, August 3, 2022.San Diego Padres NewsPadres finalize deal with Nats to land Soto, Bell (MLB.com)
    A deal unlike any other: 9 wild facts about Soto trade (MLB.com)
    San Diego Padres trade for Washington Nationals slugger Juan Soto (ESPN.com)
    Nationals trade Juan Soto to Padres alongside Josh Bell in monumental MLB trade deadline deal (Yahoo! Sports)
    MLB News
    Here are the biggest
  • Padres Acquire Juan Soto, Josh Bell; C.J. Abrams, MacKenzie Gore, Luke Voit Among Six Players Back To Nationals

    Padres Acquire Juan Soto, Josh Bell; C.J. Abrams, MacKenzie Gore, Luke Voit Among Six Players Back To Nationals
    The Padres pulled off the biggest deadline deal in years, announcing the acquisition of both Juan Soto and Josh Bell from the Nationals. San Diego sent back a haul of young talent to complete the blockbuster. Rookie shortstop C.J. Abrams and left-hander MacKenzie Gore are headed to Washington, as are a trio of highly-regarded prospects: outfielders Robert Hassell III and James Wood, and pitcher Jarlin Susana. To round out the deal, the
  • Padres, Royals Swap Brent Rooker, Cam Gallagher

    Padres, Royals Swap Brent Rooker, Cam Gallagher
    The Padres have traded outfielder Brent Rooker to the Royals for catcher Cam Gallagher, according to Dennis Lin and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.
    Rooker, 27, is an outfielder who has hit well at every level he’s played, with the notable exception of the big leagues. Drafted by the Twins in 2017, he made it to the bigs in 2020 and got into 65 games as a Twin before heading to the Padres in the deal Chris Paddack–Taylor Rogers trade.
    After getting into two games as a Padre t
  • Red Sox Acquire Eric Hosmer

    Red Sox Acquire Eric Hosmer
    5:21pm: The two teams announced the trade. Alex Speier of the Boston Globe reports that the Padres are paying a whopping $44MM to the Red Sox, reducing Boston’s commitment to Hosmer to the league minimum.
    4:02pm: Boston is acquiring prospects Corey Rosier and Max Ferguson, Cotillo reports.
    3:59pm: There are multiple players involved in the deal, tweets Chris Cotillo of MassLive. Robert Murray of FanSided reports (on Twitter) that Boston is sending pitching prospect Jay Groom
  • With Juan Soto and Josh Hader, Padres Go All-In for World Series

    With Juan Soto and Josh Hader, Padres Go All-In for World Series
    San Diego has never won a World Series. By trading for Juan Soto, Josh Hader and other established stars, they are going to sensational rather than sustainable.
  • Padres Trying To Trade Wil Myers

    Padres Trying To Trade Wil Myers
    The Padres are still trying to trade right fielder Wil Myers in the hour or so remaining until the trade deadline, tweets Joel Sherman of the New York Post.  Padres GM A.J. Preller has been a whirlwind of activity in the last few days, adding Juan Soto, Josh Bell, Josh Hader, and Brandon Drury while shipping out Eric Hosmer, Luke Voit, and a slew of young players.
    Myers, 31, signed a six-year, $83MM extension with the Padres in January 2017, and it seems like they’ve been trying to un
  • Padres To Acquire Brandon Drury

    Padres To Acquire Brandon Drury
    The Padres are acquiring Brandon Drury from the Reds, according to Ken Rosenthal and C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic. Prospect Victor Acosta is going to Cincinnati, per Bob Nightengale of USA Today.
    The Padres have seemingly been at the center of all the activity at this year’s deadline, extending Joe Musgrove, acquiring Josh Hader, sending Eric Hosmer to the Red Sox and making perhaps the most impactful baseball trade of all time, acquiring Juan Soto and Josh Bell for a pile of prospec
  • San Diego Padres Trade for Juan Soto and Josh Bell

    San Diego Padres Trade for Juan Soto and Josh Bell
    A blockbuster trade between Washington and San Diego sends Soto and Josh Bell to the Padres, creating a potential World Series contender.
  • Padres trade Eric Hosmer to the Red Sox

    Padres trade Eric Hosmer to the Red Sox
    Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images It is finally over Yesterday, Kevin Acee said on XTRA 1360 that Eric Hosmer had been told he wasn’t going to be traded. That wasn’t true, as Hosmer was traded twice today. Once to the Washington Nationals (which he rejected) and then to the Boston Red Sox. Hosmer had a ten team no trade list and the Nationals were one of those teams.Hosmer is heading to Boston, per team source.— Jeff Sanders (@sdutSanders) August 2, 2022Hosmer was a huge dis
  • Padres To Acquire Juan Soto, Josh Bell; C.J. Abrams, MacKenzie Gore, Luke Voit Among Six Players Back To Nationals

    Padres To Acquire Juan Soto, Josh Bell; C.J. Abrams, MacKenzie Gore, Luke Voit Among Six Players Back To Nationals
    The Padres pulled off the biggest deadline deal in years, announcing the acquisition of both Juan Soto and Josh Bell from the Nationals. San Diego sent back a haul of young talent to complete the blockbuster. Rookie shortstop C.J. Abrams and left-hander MacKenzie Gore are headed to Washington, as are a trio of highly-regarded prospects: outfielders Robert Hassell III and James Wood, and pitcher Jarlin Susana. To round out the deal, the
  • Padres To Acquire Juan Soto, Josh Bell; C.J. Abrams, MacKenzie Gore, Luke Voit Among Players Back To Nationals

    Padres To Acquire Juan Soto, Josh Bell; C.J. Abrams, MacKenzie Gore, Luke Voit Among Players Back To Nationals
    2:36pm: The Nationals are acquiring Luke Voit as part of the deal, reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today (on Twitter). He’ll replace Hosmer to complete the return.
    12:33pm: While initial permutations of the deal also involved San Diego first baseman Eric Hosmer going to Washington, that has been scuttled after Hosmer refused to waive his no-trade rights. Soto is still expected to head to the Padres, but it’s unclear if/how Hosmer’s refusal could impact the rest of the
  • Games #105 and 106: San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies

    Games #105 and 106: San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies
    Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images It’s a double header on Trade Deadline Day!San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies, August 2, 2022, 1:10 p.m. and 7:10 p.m. PT
    Location: Petco Park, San Diego, CA
    TV: Bally Sports San Diego
    Radio: 97.3 The Fan
    Please remember our Game Day thread guidelines.Don’t troll in your comments; create conversation rather than destroying it
    Remember Gaslamp Ball is basically a non-profanity site
    Out of respect to broadcast partners who have paid to carry the gam
  • Red Sox, Padres Agree To Eric Hosmer Trade

    Red Sox, Padres Agree To Eric Hosmer Trade
    In a rapid turn of events, the Padres have agreed to a trade sending first baseman Eric Hosmer to the Red Sox, reports Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune (Twitter link). Hosmer previously exercised his partial no-trade clause to veto a deal to the Nationals, temporarily throwing a wrench into the Juan Soto negotiations. The Padres/Nats Soto blockbuster was completed anyhow, sans Hosmer, and Hosmer is now heading to Boston, according to Sanders and colleague Kevin Acee, who hear the deal
  • Talking Friars Ep. 209: Reacting to the Padres landing Juan freaking Soto (and Josh Bell)

    Talking Friars Ep. 209: Reacting to the Padres landing Juan freaking Soto (and Josh Bell)
    Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports Hosmer was traded...and then he wasn’t Holy crap Padres fans. It happened!!! Ben Fadden was live on YouTube giving his reaction as the Padres traded for Juan Soto and Josh Bell. Eric Hosmer was traded and then he wasn’t. What a wild hour and a half.
    NEW POD: PADRES LANDED JUAN SOTO!!!!
    -My live reaction when everything happened
    -Hosmer was traded...and then he wasn't-Hosmer is about to be a bench warmer
    -This lineup is stackedhttps://t.co/vtt1GpsPic
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  • Eric Hosmer Rejects Trade To Nationals; Padres Still Have Deal For Juan Soto

    Eric Hosmer Rejects Trade To Nationals; Padres Still Have Deal For Juan Soto
    Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer has rejected a trade to the Nationals, tweets MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand and USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.  Both reporters have made clear that the Padres’ blockbuster deal to acquire Juan Soto from the Nats remains in place.
    Hosmer’s eight-year contract with the Padres, signed in February 2018, includes limited no-trade protection of which the Nationals are a part.  It appears the Nationals and Padres agreed to versions of the Soto
  • San Diego Padres Near Trade for Juan Soto and Josh Bell

    San Diego Padres Near Trade for Juan Soto and Josh Bell
    A blockbuster trade between Washington and San Diego is expected to send Soto and Josh Bell to the Padres. Eric Hosmer’s no-trade clause is holding things up.
  • Padres To Acquire Juan Soto, Josh Bell; MacKenzie Gore, C.J. Abrams Among Players To Nationals

    Padres To Acquire Juan Soto, Josh Bell; MacKenzie Gore, C.J. Abrams Among Players To Nationals
    11:50am: Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports (on Twitter) that Hosmer is no longer involved in the deal after refusing to waive his no-trade protection. Soto is still being traded to San Diego, but it remains to be seen whether the rest of the package will change.
    11:42am: Bowden tweets that there are permutations of the deal that would involve Soto and Bell still going to San Diego even if Hosmer refuses to waive his no-trade protection.
    11:36am: Hosmer is “not thrilled”
  • Padres rumored to acquire Juan Soto, Josh Bell from Nationals

    Padres rumored to acquire Juan Soto, Josh Bell from Nationals
    Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports Some big news for the Padres. In one of the biggest trades in franchise history, the San Diego Padres have acquired Juan Soto and Josh Bell from the Washington Nationals in a blockbuster deal featuring eight players, according to sources. The New York Post was the first to confirm all eight players in the deal.
    McKenzie Gore,CJ Abrams, Robert Hassell III, James Wood and Jarlin Susana plus Hosmer (3-$39M after this season) to Wash for Soto/Bell. That is probably the
  • Padres To Acquire Juan Soto, Josh Bell; MacKenzie Gore, C.J. Abrams, Eric Hosmer Among Six Players To Nationals

    Padres To Acquire Juan Soto, Josh Bell; MacKenzie Gore, C.J. Abrams, Eric Hosmer Among Six Players To Nationals
    11:03am: Hosmer has 10-team no-trade protection and has yet to sign off on the deal, tweets Jon Heyman of the New York Post. Dennis Lin of the Athletic confirms the Nationals are one of the clubs to which Hosmer can block a trade. However, Heyman notes there’s a general belief they’ll find a way to get the deal across the finish line regardless.
    10:57am: Eric Hosmer is headed to the Nationals as a means of offsetting salary, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post (on Twitter)
  • Padres To Acquire Juan Soto, Josh Bell From Nationals

    Padres To Acquire Juan Soto, Josh Bell From Nationals
    10:53am: There’ll also be one more major league player going from San Diego to Washington, tweets Jeff Passan of ESPN.
    10:50am: Left-hander MacKenzie Gore is also in the deal, reports Jim Bowden of the Athletic (Twitter link).
    10:47am: The Padres and Nationals are in agreement on a deal that sends Soto and first baseman Josh Bell to San Diego, Morosi reports. San Diego will send back rookie shortstop C.J. Abrams, top outfield prospect Robert Hassell III, right-hander&nb
  • Juan Soto Talks Between Padres, Nationals Reportedly Gaining Momentum

    Juan Soto Talks Between Padres, Nationals Reportedly Gaining Momentum
    10:33am: There’s growing momentum in talks between the Padres and Nationals, according to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com and Jim Bowden of the Athletic. No deal has yet been finalized, but Jon Heyman of the New York Post hears similarly that there’s “optimism” the Padres can pull off a deal.
    7:41am: There is a “growing sense” that the Padres are the likeliest landing spot for not only Soto but also Josh Bell, tweets Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post. There’

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