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Who has a shot to break with the team? Who might show up later in the season? Who are just getting a taste and will be looked at closer down the road?
Sean O'Sullivan, who attended both Valhalla High School and Grossmont College in El Cajon, will start the first game of Spring Training.
Using arguably the most accurate pitcher projection system to give an idea of what the Padres pitchers will do in 2013
According to John Sickels of SBNation's Minorleagueball.com the Padres rank 6th of 30 when it comes to their prospects in the minor leagues.
While the franchise was able to come to terms with a number of arbitration eligible Friars, some others are still in contract limbo. Luke Gregerson, Clayton Richard and most notably Chase Headley still have work to do.
The Padres outfielder will trade in his Padres uniform for an Italian one for a few weeks in March. He'll play for Team Italy in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
"We’ve increased payroll more than (the amounts gained from added TV) revenue," (Padres Owner Ron) Fowler said.http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/jan/15/Padres-seek-to-resolve-TV-impasse/
The Padres reliever will trade in his Padres uniform for a Team USA for for a few weeks in March. He'll pitch for the Red, White and Blue in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
Twenty one more names added to the list forty other names that will be training with the Padres this Spring.
Coming off a hot season and free agency not that far off in the future, third baseman Chase Headley's future in San Diego is a hot topic of discussion among Padres fans.
The Friars skipper got a vote of confidence from General Manager Josh Byrnes as the Padres pick up two option years on his contract.
R.A. Dickey won the N.L. Cy Young and the SB Nation NL Pitcher of the Year awards, but didn't the top 5 when Gaslamp Ball sent in their ballot. There's a method to this madness.
Make no mistake, the young Padres catcher did cheat. There are rules, they were broken and there's no good reason to break them. No one is going to defend his actions, but we can try to understand what happened based on the little information known.
Two stalwarts of the Padres' 2011 rotation whose 2012 seasons were ended by injury end up with their walking papers.
The collective bargaining agreement calls for the top 22% of players with between two and three years of MLB servicetime qualify for arbitration. One Padres player was in the that 22% and one Padre just missed the cut.
The Padres have made starting pitching their off-season priority and the Angels might well be cutting ties with two starters. Could Dan Haren be a fit for San Diego? Is their money in the coffers to lure him?
Over at BeyondTheBoxscore.com, Blake Murphy took a look a some of the unique elements of pitches from 2012 using PitchFX data. Two Padres showed up in as guys with distinctive ones.
Arbitration raises typically put more money in players' pockets, but depending on the team budget it could mean some of the players due more money may have to leave. Take a look at who is eligible and who might leave town.
Some Padres players set some personal bests, some reached round numbers in notable stats and others moved up the franchise leaderboards. Some, as many already know, even topped the league. A look at these accomplishments as a tribute to the season th
Padres' playoff hopes partially rest on the Cardinals losing as many games as possible. They take on the Cubs in a Friday afternoon treat. Let's root against them in a game thread.
Two Padres minor leaguers are playing in World Baseball Classic Qualifying for Team Israel. The team is managed by Brad Ausmus, a former Padre who currently works in the Padres front office.
The Padres Low A Affiliate, the Fort Wayne TinCaps, are playing for the championship of the Midwest League. The series has already gone 2 games. We'll fill you in.
A recap of the amazing Social Media Night that Fox Sports San Diego hosted in their Petco Park suite for some of the local bloggers, twitters and other Padres fans.