San Diego Padres Wiretap

Bids On Moncada Have Surpassed $20M

Feb 23, 2015 8:00 AM

Contract offers for Yoan Moncada have surpassed $20 million, according to a report.

The New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and San Diego Padres are considered the front-runners for the Cuban phenom.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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SDSU Retires Tony Gwynn's No. 19

Feb 16, 2015 9:27 AM

San Diego State retired Tony Gwynn's No. 19 during a ceremony on Friday night before the Aztecs played Valparaiso in the season opener.

Gwynn, who coached the Aztecs for 12 years, died of cancer in June.

The Hall of Famer played basketball and baseball at SDSU.

Associated Press

Tags: San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor

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Padres Made 'Aggressive Offer' For Hamels

Feb 11, 2015 5:55 PM

The San Diego Padres made an "aggressive offer" for Cole Hamels before coming to terms on a deal with James Shields.

The exact offer for Hamels isn't known, but the Philadelphia Phillies may not be happy with what can be had from the San Diego system.

It remains to be seen if the Padres are still interested in acquiring Hamels following the addition of Shields.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: San Diego Padres, Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Moncada To Field Offers Over Next Two Weeks

Feb 11, 2015 8:46 AM

Yoan Moncada expects to field contract offers over the next two weeks and could sign soon after, according to the Cuban prospect's agent.

"I'm hoping, certainly, that by the end of next week, we'll have a much clearer picture of where he will sign," David Hastings said.

The Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers and San Diego Padres have shown interest in Moncada.

Major League Baseball recently cleared Moncada to sign. He could land a bonus of more than $30 million.

"I'm kind of hoping we're at the final end of the process," Hastings said. "I hope I will be able to get Yoan into a team's spring-training practice as soon as possible."

Dylan Hernandez/Los Angeles Times

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Teams Offered Shields Three-Year Deals

Feb 10, 2015 8:49 AM

James Shields saw his value on the free agent market dip so low towards the end of his free agency that clubs were calling with three-year offers to see how cheap they might be able to get the right-hander.

Shields agreed to a four-year, $75 million deal with the San Diego Padres on Monday.

Shields and his agent, Page Odle, were looking for a deal in the neighborhood of what Jon Lester received from the Chicago Cubs -- $120 million over six years.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: San Diego Padres, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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2015 MLB Draft Order Set

Feb 10, 2015 8:42 AM

The order for the 2015 Major League Baseball draft is set now that James Shields has reached a deal with the San Diego Padres.

San Diego will part with the 13th overall pick because the Kansas City Royals issued Shields a qualifying offer earlier this offseason.

First Round

1. Diamondbacks
2. Astros
3. Rockies
4. Rangers
5. Astros
6. Twins
7. Red Sox
8. White Sox
9. Cubs
10. Phillies
11. Reds
12. Marlins            
13. Rays
14. Braves
15. Brewers
16. Yankees
17. Indians
18. Giants
19. Pirates
20. Athletics
21. Royals
22. Tigers
23. Cardinals
24. Dodgers
25. Orioles
26. Angels

Compensation Picks

27. Rockies          
28. Braves
29. Blue Jays
30. Yankees
31. Giants
32. Pirates
33. Royals
34. Tigers
35. Dodgers
36. Orioles

Competitive Balance Round A

37. Astros    
38. Rockies
39. Cardinals
40. Brewers
41. Padres
42. Indians

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Shields Had Higher Offer Than San Diego's On Table

Feb 9, 2015 9:09 AM

James Shields has agreed to a four-year deal with the San Diego Padres worth as much as $78 million.

According to a source, Shields had another offer on the table worth at least $80 million over four seasons.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Tags: San Diego Padres, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Padres To Sign Shields To Four-Year Deal

Feb 9, 2015 8:35 AM

The San Diego Padres have agreed to a four-year deal with James Shields worth between $72 million and $78 million, according to a report.

The contract also includes a club option for a fifth year.

The Chicago Cubs, Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays were recently connected to the right-hander.

Chris Cotillo/SB Nation

Tags: San Diego Padres, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Report: Shields May End Up With Padres

Feb 6, 2015 11:44 AM

There is a growing sense around baseball that the San Diego Padres will eventually sign James Shields.

It was reported earlier this week that the free agent right-hander would find a home by the end of the week.

The Padres currently have a payroll just under $90 million, which they have flexibility to increase.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Tags: San Diego Padres, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Padres Have Flexibility To Add To 2015 Payroll

Feb 6, 2015 8:16 AM

The San Diego Padres have the flexibility to add to their payroll for the 2015 season, according to executive chairman Ron Fowler.

"[Team president and CEO Mike Dee], A.J. [Preller] and I have had numerous conversations regarding payroll for 2015 and beyond," Fowler said. "I believe A.J. feels he has sufficient flexibility to make a deal if it is the right fit.

"I very much respect his discipline in looking at options."

San Diego's payroll currently stands just under $90 million, which is the number they opened last season with.

The Padres could add a starting pitcher and have been linked to James Shields and Cole Hamels.

Corey Brock/MLB

Tags: San Diego Padres, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Yoan Moncada Wants To Sign Quickly
Yoan Moncada, cleared to sign with a Major League club earlier this week, is eager to begin his career in the United States.

Jesse Sanchez/MLB

James Shields Expected To Sign This Week
With multiple offers on the table, James Shields is expected to sign with a club by the end of the week.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Five, Six Teams Still Trying To Trade For Cole Hamels
No team has offered a package that Philadelphia would seriously consider for Cole Hamels.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Padres Still Exploring Trades
The Padres have remade their roster, but may not be done dealing.

Cash Kruth/MLB

Minaya Leaves Padres To Join MLBPA
Omar Minaya has decided to leave his job with the Padres to become a special adviser to Major League Baseball Players Association head Tony Clark.

Associated Press

Cardinals, Padres, Rangers, Red Sox Linked To Hamels
Cole Hamels, who has been available since last summer, can still be acquired from the Phillies for a steep price.

Jim Salisbury/CSN Philly

San Diego To Host 2016 All-Star Game
The announcement marks the second straight year the game will be played at a National League site.

Associated Press

Mets Expect To Trade Gee Within '7-10 Days'
Where James Shields ends up signing could have an impact on the timetable for a deal.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Report: Padres Still Targeting Hamels
Cole Hamels is reportedly still a target of the Padres, who have shaken up their roster this offseason.

AJ Cassavell/MLB

Yoan Lopez Likely Headed For Record Contract
Cuban right-handed pitching prospect Yoan Lopez could be in line for a record-setting contract as Major League clubs court him.

Jesse Sanchez/MLB

Giants, Padres, Rockies Interested In Gee
The Mets have been actively discussing the 28-year-old right-hander in trade talks.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Padres Sign Valverde, Ebert, Mateo
Right-handed pitcher Jose Valverde appeared in 21 games for the Mets last season.

Baseball America

Justin Upton Not Intimidated By Petco Park
Upton has hit .291 with 10 home runs in 46 career games at the ballpark, which is known as tough on hitters.


Padres Pushed Hard For Kuroda
The Padres made a serious push to sign Hiroki Kuroda before the 39-year-old opted to return to Japan.

Jeff Sanders/San Diego Union-Tribune

Mariners Get Seth Smith From Padres
Seth Smith is expected to join Justin Ruggiano in a right-field platoon for the Mariners.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Report: Mariners Nearing Deal For Seth Smith
San Diego is looking for bullpen depth, which is an area in which Seattle can help.

Greg Johns/MLB

Mariners Still Considering Seth Smith
The Mariners are still looking to add depth to their Major League outfield.

Ryan Divish/San Diego Union-Tribune

Yankees Trade Shawn Kelley To Padres
The Yankees have traded Shawn Kelley to the Padres in exchange for right-hander Johnny Barbato.

Bryan Hoch/MLB

Sources: Orioles Discussing Outfielder With Padres
The Orioles are still interested in potentially acquiring Seth Smith or Will Venable from the Padres, according to sources.

Eduardo A. Encina/Baltimore Sun

Padres, Josh Johnson Reach $1M Deal
Bonuses can increase the value of the contract to $7.25 million.

Cash Kruth/MLB