• Players reporting to home facilities today, plus some basic info on Spring Training 2.0

    Players reporting to home facilities today, plus some basic info on Spring Training 2.0
    Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports Come learn a thing or two. Today’s the day, everyone.
    Today marks the first day of “Spring Training 2.0” as players from around the league begin to report to their respective facilities. At this point, it’s more like “Summer Training” but that just doesn’t roll off the tongue as well.
    It’s real and it’s spectacular. pic.twitter.com/5NkOhyEjLK— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 1, 2020ESPN’s David Scho
  • Padres Chairman Ron Fowler On Finances, 2020 Season, Union

    Padres Chairman Ron Fowler On Finances, 2020 Season, Union
    With few to no fans in the stands during a 60-game season, Major League Baseball teams are undoubtedly going to suffer a financial hit this year. The Padres are among the teams in line to take a beating in that regard, executive chairman Ron Fowler explained to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune.
    “People don’t want to believe we’re going to lose, cash on cash, well over $100 million. I can assure you we are,” said Fowler, who added: “We’ve already borro
  • Padres acquire IF Jorge Mateo from Athletics

    Padres acquire IF Jorge Mateo from Athletics
    Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports The San Diego Padres reminding everyone that baseball is, indeed, back for the 2020 season by making the first trade of the resumption period. The Oakland Athletics are sending minor leaguer Jorge Mateo, a middle infielder who was last played in the United States with the AAA Las Vegas Aviators.
    The Padres will require a player to be named later in return.
    Here’s how you know baseball is back: We’ve got a trade — and a player to be named later!The
  • Padres To Acquire Jorge Mateo

    Padres To Acquire Jorge Mateo
    In the first trade since MLB’s transaction freeze has lifted, the Padres are set to acquire infield prospect Jorge Mateo from the A’s, Jeff Passan and Kiley McDaniel of ESPN report (Twitter link). Oakland will receive a player to be named later in return.
    More to come.
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  • Padres Acquire Jorge Mateo

    Padres Acquire Jorge Mateo
    In the first trade since MLB’s transaction freeze has lifted, the Padres are set to acquire infield prospect Jorge Mateo from the A’s, Jeff Passan and Kiley McDaniel of ESPN report (Twitter link). Oakland will receive a player to be named later in return. San Diego has announced the trade.Long regarded as one of baseball’s more promising prospects due in no small part to his 80-grade speed, Mateo has yet to debut in the Majors. The 25-year-old was a central piece in the trade t
  • Athletics To Trade Jorge Mateo To Padres

    Athletics To Trade Jorge Mateo To Padres
    In the first trade since MLB’s transaction freeze has lifted, the Padres are set to acquire infield prospect Jorge Mateo from the A’s, Jeff Passan and Kiley McDaniel of ESPN report (Twitter link). Oakland will receive a player to be named later in return. San Diego has announced the trade.Long regarded as one of baseball’s more promising prospects due in no small part to his 80-grade speed, Mateo has yet to debut in the Majors. The 25-year-old was a central piece in the trade t
  • Padres Agree To Terms With Cole Wilcox

    Padres Agree To Terms With Cole Wilcox
    The Padres and third-rounder Cole Wilcox are in agreement on a $3.3MM signing bonus, MLB.com’s Jim Callis reports (on Twitter). With the deal, Wilcox, a right-hander out of the University of Georgia, receives a record bonus for a third-round pick and absolutely shatters his slot value of $767,800.
    Entering the draft, Wilcox was widely regarded as a potential first-round talent, but as a draft-eligible sophomore, he had some leverage working in his favor. Concerns over signability might&rsq
  • On this Date in Padres History 6/30/2012: Grandal makes history from both sides of the plate

    On this Date in Padres History 6/30/2012: Grandal makes history from both sides of the plate
    San Diego Union-Tribune Grandal spent three seasons in San Diego before being traded to the Dodgers. On this date in San Diego Padres history, rookie catcher Yasmani Grandal made MLB history when he cranked back-to-back homers against the Colorado Rockies, becoming the first player to ever record a home run batting from either side of the plate for his first two career hits. He had flown out in the second inning before hitting his first in the fourth inning and the second two innings later.
    The
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  • Manny & Hoz Account For Bulk Of Padres’ Long-Term Contract Commitments

    Manny & Hoz Account For Bulk Of Padres’ Long-Term Contract Commitments
    2020 salary terms may finally be sorted out. But what about what’s owed to players beyond that point? The near-term economic picture remains questionable at best. That’ll make teams all the more cautious with guaranteed future salaries.
    Every organization has some amount of future cash committed to players, all of it done before the coronavirus pandemic swept the globe. There are several different ways to look at salaries; for instance, for purposes of calculating the luxury tax, the
  • Gore, Patino named the Padres prospects to watch among 60-player pool

    Gore, Patino named the Padres prospects to watch among 60-player pool
    Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Both prospects spent the 2019 season split between the A+ and AA levels. On Sunday evening, the MLB staff at ESPN put together a list of top prospects to watch among each clubs 60-player pool. Those players for the San Diego were unsurprisingly Mackenzie Gore and Luis Patino, the team’s up-and-coming pair of talented pitchers.
    Gore (21) and Patino (20) are both among the top-15 players on analyst Kiley McDaniel rankings of the MLB’s top-overall prosp
  • Padres Announce Initial 60-Man Player Pool

    Padres Announce Initial 60-Man Player Pool
    Today marks the deadline for teams to submit their initial spring training player pools, which can comprise up to 60 players. Players are not eligible to participate in either a spring training or regular season game until they are included in the pool. Teams are free to change the makeup of the pools as they see fit. However, players removed from a team’s 60-man (for reasons unrelated to injury, suspension, etc.) must be exposed to other organizations via trade or waivers.
    Not all players
  • Padres among 5 teams that could shock the league in 2020

    Padres among 5 teams that could shock the league in 2020
    Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports In a sprint, it’s best to bet on the youngsters. In an abbreviated season, the potential outcomes are going to be much more varied. It’s not a normal season where it’s much easier to predict the final champion from a pool of about four or five contenders. With 60-games on the docket, any team that happens to get hot during this sprint to the postseason can make some serious noise.
    Richard Justice, a writer for MLB.com, recently released an arti
  • Can the Padres thrive in a 60-game season?

    Can the Padres thrive in a 60-game season?
    Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Gore, Patino could also see some increased action in 2020. In a recent roundtable discussion among MLB insiders at ESPN, the group discussed a myriad of topics, including which teams are built well for this abbreviated season, which ones are not, and which players could sink or swim within this unorthodox structure of play.
    When the insiders discussed which teams they think are built to succeed during the 60-game season, one of the 14 in the group gave their vot
  • Padres Sign 34th, 45th Overall Draft Picks

    Padres Sign 34th, 45th Overall Draft Picks
    The Padres have signed supplemental first-round pick Justin Lange and second-rounder Owen Caissie, Jim Callis of MLB.com tweets (links: 1, 2). Lange will earn $2MM, while Caissie agreed to a bonus worth $1,200,004.
    As the 34th overall pick, Lange’s selection came with a recommended value of $2,148,100. The Texas-based high school right-hander and Dallas Baptist recruit’s stock rose over the past year, thanks in part to a fastball that has skyrocketed to the 95 to 100 mph range. Accor
  • It’s official: Baseball is back

    It’s official: Baseball is back
    Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Everything is a-go for the resumption of the 2020 MLB season. The news we’ve been waiting three months for has finally been announced. On Tuesday, Major League Baseball announced that the 2020 MLB season will be played this year, starting on either July 23 or 24.
    Opening Day: July 23 or 24Season: 60 gamesLocation: Home ballparksHealth and safety: "MLB's foremost priorities" pic.twitter.com/PWOu9GolDh— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) June 24, 2020After comm
  • Padres, First-Rounder Robert Hassell III Agree To Deal

    Padres, First-Rounder Robert Hassell III Agree To Deal
    On a day loaded with first-round signings, the Padres have become the latest team to reach a deal with their top pick. The Padres announced that they’ve come to terms with Robert Hassell III, the eighth overall selection in this year’s draft. Hassell will earn $4.3MM, down from the $5,176,900 slot value of his pick, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
    More to come.
  • Resumption of MLB hinging on two answers

    Resumption of MLB hinging on two answers
    Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports Players still need to sign off on a health-and-safety protocol before returning to play. After three months of negotiations that culminated in absolutely nothing and wasted numerous days that could have been included in the 2020 regular season, the MLB now plans to implement a 60-game season that is expected to begin around July 24. Unfortunately, before we can officially mark that date on our calendar, two more boxes still need to be checked.
    Major League Base
  • Huge spike of positive tests among MLB players and staff over last week

    Huge spike of positive tests among MLB players and staff over last week
    Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports Over 40 positive cases have been confirmed in the last seven days. Just when you think the obvious disconnect between the player’s union and MLB owners was the only thing keeping baseball from being played in 2020, thing again.
    Just within the last week, 40 MLB players and staff members have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to Bob Nightingale of USA Today Sports. Due to the recent spike in positive cases, the players chose to delay their vote
  • “Close, but no cigar” on latest MLB proposal

    “Close, but no cigar” on latest MLB proposal
    Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images They’re getting closer and closer, but owners, players still can’t find a compromise. Although things seemed to be going somewhere on Wednesday, that was ultimately not the case. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred and union executive director Tony Clark met face-to-face on Wednesday to try and carve out some semblance of a plan for the 2020 season.
    From overnight: MLB believed it had an agreement in place. The players do not believe the s
  • Dr. Fauci advises MLB not to play into October

    Dr. Fauci advises MLB not to play into October
    Photo by Liu Jie/Xinhua via Getty Images October isn’t looking for the pandemic right now. In a recent article at the Los Angeles Times, author Bill Shaikin discussed the recent comments made by Dr. Anthony Fauci, the current director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases who has also doubled as the face of coronavirus education during the initial months of the pandemic.
    In the past few days, Fauci has made his stance clear on how he thinks the MLB should handle the
  • A look at the Padres’ undrafted free agents

    A look at the Padres’ undrafted free agents
    Associated Press The haul includes a pair of hefty pitchers. As of right now, the Padres have agreed to terms with six undrafted free agents. The haul includes a trio of pitchers, including 6’7, 260-pound Chase Walter from Western Carolina University. He is joined by another sizable pitcher in the University of Hawaii’s Carter Loewen, who is 6’4 and 230 pounds.
    Here’s a short synopsis on all the undrafted free agents that have reportedly signed with the Padres up to this
  • Padres Sign Fourth-Rounder Levi Thomas

    Padres Sign Fourth-Rounder Levi Thomas
    The Padres have inked fourth-rounder Levi Thomas for $80K, far below the $533K slot value of the 109th pick, Jim Callis of MLB.com reports. The right-hander from Troy “has an impressive history of throwing strikes and his fastball seems to have qualities that teams love,” Baseball America wrote in ranking Thomas as the 224th-best prospect in the 2020 class.
  • MLB allows team scouting activities to resume

    MLB allows team scouting activities to resume
    Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports The first event of the 2021 scouting circuit takes places on Wednesday. Per ESPN MLB reporter Kiley McDaniel, the MLB officially announced on Monday that clubs can resume team scouting activities immediately. Due to the coronavirus, a ban was placed on teams back on March 19.
    “There is a limit of three scouts per MLB club for each event, as a way for clubs to ramp up scouting activity,” says McDaniel. “Although pro baseball has not resumed, amat
  • Players Union staying entrenched in their quest for 100% prorated salaries

    Players Union staying entrenched in their quest for 100% prorated salaries
    Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The latest offer from MLB was for 79 games and 80% of their prorated salaries. Major League Baseball’s latest proposal to the Player’s Association slightly closed the gap between the side’s demands but it still falls short of the union’s desires. Per ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the players are still very much set on earning 100% of their prorated salaries, no matter how many games are to be played this season.
    The latest offer by the owners
  • Padres select P Jagger Haynes with the 139th pick in the 2020 MLB Draft

    Padres select P Jagger Haynes with the 139th pick in the 2020 MLB Draft
    Haynes is currently committed to play at North Carolina. With the 139th pick in the 2020 MLB Draft, the San Diego Padres selected Jagger Haynes, a pitcher out of West Columbus High School in North Carolina.
    Congratulations to my man, Jagger Haynes @therealcj02 on being drafted in the 5th Round by San Diego @Padres ... @DiamondElit3 #TrainWithLions #WolvesEatSheep pic.twitter.com/1RvibrEqKW— Mike Williams (@BlendrofGr8ness) June 12, 2020Haynes is a 6’4, 170-pound left-handed pitching
  • Padres select P Levi Thomas with the 109th pick in the 2020 MLB Draft

    Padres select P Levi Thomas with the 109th pick in the 2020 MLB Draft
    The sophomore only allowed one run in the first 13 innings of his college career. With the 109th pick in the 2020 MLB Draft, the San Diego Padres selected Levi Thomas, a pitcher out of Troy University (AL). Thomas was MLB.com’s 109th-ranked prospect.
    Before attending Troy, 5’11, 187-pound prospect starred for four years at Cullman High School in Cullman, Alabama where he led hi team to a state championship in 2015 and three other state- runner-up finishes.
    With their 4th-round pick (
  • Padres select P Cole Wilcox with the 80th pick in the 2020 MLB Draft

    Padres select P Cole Wilcox with the 80th pick in the 2020 MLB Draft
    Georgia Bulldogs Wilcox was a All-Freshman selection in 2018. With the 80th pick in the 2020 MLB Draft, the San Diego Padres select Cole Wilcox, a pitcher out of Georgia. Wilcox came into the draft as the 23rd-ranked prospect on MLB.com’s top-200.
    With their 3rd-round pick (No. 80 overall) of the 2020 #MLBDraft, the #Padres select @BaseballUGA RHP Cole Wilcox, No. 23 on the Top 200 Draft Prospects list: https://t.co/xAc75vekvxWatch live: https://t.co/cmm19LFrdg pic.twitter.com/WQtNZjazkR&
  • Padres select OF Owen Caissie with the 45th pick in the 2020 MLB Draft

    Padres select OF Owen Caissie with the 45th pick in the 2020 MLB Draft
    Sportsnet Caissie is currently committed to the Michigan Wolverines. With the 45th pick in the 2020 MLB Draft, the San Diego Padres select outfielder Owen Caissie, another high-school prospect out of Notre Dame Catholic SS in Ontrio, Canada. He is currently committed to play at the University of Michigan.
    Draft alert: Owen Caissie selected second round 45th over all by the @Padres #FHPride #FHFam pic.twitter.com/JxrDtHdgbm— Fieldhouse Pirates (@FHPirates) June 11, 2020Caissie is now the P
  • Padres select RHP Justin Lange with the 34th pick in the 2020 MLB Draft

    Padres select RHP Justin Lange with the 34th pick in the 2020 MLB Draft
    San Diego takes a chance on the athletic pitcher from Texas. With the 34th pick in the 2020 MLB Draft, the San Diego Padres selected Justin Lange, a right0handed pitcher out of Llano High School in Llano, Texas. He is currently committed to play collegiately at Dallas Baptist University
    With the 34th overall pick of the 2020 #MLBDraft, the #Padres select Llano HS RHP Justin Lange, No. 57 on the Top 200 Draft Prospects list: https://t.co/pZEkqTHxZNWatch live: https://t.co/cmm19LFrdg pic.twitter.c
  • Padres select CF Robert Hassell III with the 8th-overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft

    Padres select CF Robert Hassell III with the 8th-overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft
    Friars land the top high school bat in the draft. With the 8th-overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft, the San Diego Padres selected Robert Hassell out of Independence High School in Tennessee. Hassell III is currently committed to play collegiately at Vanderbilt.
    With the eighth overall pick in the 2020 #MLBDraft, the #Padres have selected OF Robert Hassell III from Independence High School in Tennessee! pic.twitter.com/QxBCZsIJXG— San Diego Padres (@Padres) June 10, 2020For the first time in
  • 2020 Padres draft tracker

    2020 Padres draft tracker
    CBS Sports Keep tabs on every Padres draft pick all in one place. During a normal MLB draft, this draft tracker could have 40+ picks in it. However, we’re only working with about six picks through five rounds. The Padres get started tonight with the 8th-overall pick and then make their second selection of the night at #34.
    After tonight, the Friars will select at #45, #80, #109, and #139 with each pick coming in the final four rounds.
    The Padres have not has a selection in the first round
  • How to watch the first round of the 2020 MLB Draft

    How to watch the first round of the 2020 MLB Draft
    Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports Padres will select twice on Wednesday night. The Padres have the 8th pick in the first round of the 2020 MLB Draft, as well as pick 34 which comes in the Competitive Balance Round A.
    The night’s coverage begins at 4 p.m. PT on both MLB Network and ESPN, with streaming available through MLB.com and Watch ESPN. Karl Ravech and Kiley McDaniel will lead ESPN’s coverage from their Bristol, Conn. studios, with a number of analysts joining remotely. MLB Net
  • Father’s Day 2020: Gift ideas for your favorite Padres fan

    Father’s Day 2020: Gift ideas for your favorite Padres fan
    Jake Roth-USA TODAY SportsDon’t forget about Father, or he might forget about you! Father’s Day is right around the corner and it’s never too early to get a head start on finding that perfect gift for Dad or whomever that person may be in your life. If their a Padres fan - which I surely hope they are - then you should most definitely take a peek at some of the goodies we got below.
    Sharing the passion for you favorite team is one of the greatest feelings you can feel as a spo
  • MLB proposes new 76-game scenario for regular season

    MLB proposes new 76-game scenario for regular season
    Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports On Monday, Major League Baseball offered a new updated proposal to the Player’s Association that includes a 76-game regular season. In the new deal, players would receive 75% of their prorated salaries and there’d be a $200 million postseason pool. It’s also noted that the postseason would end no later than October 31.
    In a recent article on ESPN, MLB writers Jesse Rogers, Bradford Doolittle, and David Schoenfield answers a number of questions r
  • The Most Valuable NL Draft Classes In Recent Memory

    The Most Valuable NL Draft Classes In Recent Memory
    With the MLB draft scheduled for next week, let’s take a look at each National League team’s most successful draft class in recent memory. Using Baseball Reference’s draft tracker, we can sum the combined career bWAR of each player selected by each team in a given year. It’s a simple shorthand, not a perfect measure, but it’ll give some insight into which teams have really hit on their picks in certain years.
    First, a quick note on the methodology. For simplici
  • Each NL Team’s Top Recent Draft Class

    Each NL Team’s Top Recent Draft Class
    With the MLB draft scheduled for next week, let’s take a look at each National League team’s most successful draft class in recent memory. Using Baseball Reference’s draft tracker, we can sum the combined career bWAR of each player selected by each team in a given year. It’s a simple shorthand, not a perfect measure, but it’ll give some insight into which teams have really hit on their picks in certain years.
    First, a quick note on the methodology. For simplici
  • Padres snag RHP Cade Cavalli in 2020 mock by Perfect Game

    Padres snag RHP Cade Cavalli in 2020 mock by Perfect Game
    The former Sooner was a First-Team All-Big 12 selection in 2019. We finally have ourselves a new player connected with the Padres in Perfect Game’s latest 2020 mock draft. In every previous mock I could find, San Diego was always tied to either Robert Hassell III, a Vanderbilt commit and one of the top pure hitters in the entire draft, and University of Minnesota pitcher Max Meyer.
    In this mock which was done by a half dozen writers from Perfect Game, the Padres selected the 6’4, 218
  • OF Hassell and Padres paired once more in CBS Sports first-round mock

    OF Hassell and Padres paired once more in CBS Sports first-round mock
    lookoutlanding.com Hassell and San Diego have been paired together half a dozen times over the last month. The 2020 MLB Draft is less than a week away and the first-round mock drafts are going to keep on coming.
    In the latest mock by Mike Axisa over at CBS Sports, the Padres were once again paired with one of the best pure-hitters in the entire class. That player is Robert Hassell, the second-best high-school player in the country behind Spring Creek’s Zac Veen (who goes #4 in his mock).
  • MLB rejects proposal from Player’s Association for 114-game season

    MLB rejects proposal from Player’s Association for 114-game season
    Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports The league has stated they will not make a counter-offer. In a report on The Athletic by Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich, the MLB has rejected a proposal from the Player’s Association on a 114-game season while simultaneously stating they will not propose a counter offer. At his moment, both sides seem to be in a deadlock.
    “The league, according to sources, also informed the MLBPA it has started talks with its owners about playing a shorter season wi
  • On this Date in Padres History 6/2/2016: Padres drop 10-run lead in historic comeback by Seattle

    On this Date in Padres History 6/2/2016: Padres drop 10-run lead in historic comeback by Seattle
    Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports On this date in San Diego Padres history, the Friars were unfortunately on the wrong side of history in a high-scoring affair with the Seattle Mariners at Petco Park. After the first five innings, the Padres found themselves with an extremely comfortable 13-2 lead. This is when the chaos ensued.
    Over the course of the next two innings, the Marlins scored 14 runs by the end of the seventh and all of a sudden the Padres’ lead was turned on it’s head. The
  • Padres in top-5 of MLB teams with elite young talent

    Padres in top-5 of MLB teams with elite young talent
    Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports Tatis, Paddack, Gore all included in Friars’ group of budding stars. Bleacher Report’s Zachary D. Rymer posted an interesting article on Monday that took all the top young talent (25 years or younger) among the 30 MLB teams and ranked them from first to worst. For the article, here are the criteria that each team’s players were graded upon:Superstars (10 Points): “For the most part, these are players who already have at least one five-WAR
  • Padres take Kyle Hendricks in re-do of the top-10 draft picks in 2011

    Padres take Kyle Hendricks in re-do of the top-10 draft picks in 2011
    Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports Friars originally drafted 3B Cory Spangenberg. Going along with the trend of publications re-doing past drafts with the knowledge we know now about their careers and how they panned out, ESPN writers David Schoenfield and Kiley McDaniel are making a combined effort to re-draft the top-10 players in every draft over the last 10 years (2010-2019).
    Today, I’m highlighting the 2011 draft where the Padres drafted third baseman Cory Spangenberg with the 10th-overal
  • Latest News, Notes On Minor League Pay

    Latest News, Notes On Minor League Pay
    The manner in which teams are — or, in some cases, aren’t — continuing to pay their minor league players has drawn increased attention as the end of the month draws near. Major League teams agreed back in March to pay minor league players $400 per week through the end of May, but most minor league players now face ongoing financial uncertainty. The Dodgers have already committed to continue that $400 weekly stipend through the end of June, but veteran left-hander David Price is
  • Padres land Minnesota’s Max Meyer in new MLB.com mock

    Padres land Minnesota’s Max Meyer in new MLB.com mock
    University of Minnesota Athletics The Golden Gopher is one of two prominent pairings for the Friars in this year’s draft. Leading up to the 2020 MLB draft, there’s been about a half dozen first-round mock drafts released by publications like MLB.com, The Athletic, and ESPN. While mock drafts are usually intriguing due to the variance between all the different authors writing them, the Padres slot at #8 overall hasn’t changed much from the first mock released just a couple week
  • Padres committed to supporting staff, minor league players for foreseeable future

    Padres committed to supporting staff, minor league players for foreseeable future
    Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports They are the only team that are supporting their staff and minor league players to this degree. Among all the chaos and murkiness surrounding the MLB and their attempts at striking a new financial agreement with the Players Union, the Padres are forging their own path. Right now, they are currently the only team in the MLB that is committed to playing their minor league players through August while also promising no furloughs or layoffs from now through the end o
  • Padres land Vanderbilt commit Robert Hassell in latest ESPN mock

    Padres land Vanderbilt commit Robert Hassell in latest ESPN mock
    USA Today high school sports McDaniel keeps Padres consistent with high-school bat in second mock draft. The shortened 2020 MLB draft is just two weeks away and ESPN’s Kiley McDaniel just released the second edition of his 2020 first-round mock draft. Unfortunately, McDaniel didn’t change a whole lot when it came to the Padres who once again select Robert Hassell, a Vanderbilt commit and current centerfielder for Independence High School in Tennessee.
    Here’s what McDaniel had
  • Latest On Furloughs, Pay Cuts Among MLB Clubs

    Latest On Furloughs, Pay Cuts Among MLB Clubs
    12:59pm: The Padres will also pay their minor leaguers the $400 weekly stipend through the end of August, Dennis Lin of The Athletic tweets.
    12:34pm: Most of MLB’s 30 organizations agreed a ways back to pay their employees through the end of May. There were instances of lengthier commitments, but May 31 was broadly used as an initial endpoint, at which time fiscal matters would be reassessed. Minor league players have been receiving $400 weekly stipends during this time, but that arrangeme
  • MLB suggests cutting salaries for highest-paid players in new proposal

    MLB suggests cutting salaries for highest-paid players in new proposal
    Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports ESPN’s Jeff Passan and Jesse Rogers broke news on Tuesday that Major League Baseball has proposed cutting the salaries of the highest-paid players in baseball in its’ first economic proposal to the MLB Players Association, per sources close to the situation. On top of those cuts, the MLB’s lowest-paid players would also take lesser cuts from their full prorated earnings.
    Worth noting: It’s the first day of this extremely important week an
  • Which 15 Players Should The Padres Protect In An Expansion Draft?

    Which 15 Players Should The Padres Protect In An Expansion Draft?
    In a few weeks, we’ll be running a two-team mock expansion draft here at MLBTR – just for the fun of it!  Currently, we’re creating 15-player protected lists for each of the existing 30 teams.  You can catch up on the rules for player eligibility here.
    So far, we’ve covered the Giants, Rangers, Mariners, Athletics, Angels, Astros, Twins, Royals, Tigers, Indians, White Sox, Rays, Yankees, Red Sox, Blue Jays and Orioles.  The Padres are up next.
    We&
  • A Standout’s Unusual Path To D.C.

    A Standout’s Unusual Path To D.C.
    Since he made his major league debut in 2015, Trea Turner has established himself as one of the reigning World Series champion Nationals’ most valuable players. A second baseman and then a center fielder at the beginning of his career, Turner took over as the Nationals’ shortstop in 2017 and now has a stranglehold on the position.
    Dating back to his first full season in 2018, Turner has accounted for 8.3 fWAR and hit .283/.348/.451 (110 wRC+) with 38 home runs and 78 stolen bases &nd

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