San Diego Padres Wiretap

Jason Varitek Could Be Candidate To Manage Padres

Aug 3, 2015 8:01 AM

Jason Varitek, who is currently working as a special assistant for the Boston Red Sox, could be a candidate to manage the San Diego Padres if they don't give interim manager Pat Murphy the job full-time.

Mike Dee, formerly Boston's CEO and now San Diego's president, is a big fan of Varitek.

It's worth noting that Varitek has preferred spending time with his family to a full-time job in baseball.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Tags: San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor

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Yankees Were Prepared To Deal Jorge Mateo In Deal For Craig Kimbrel

Aug 1, 2015 2:39 PM

The New York Yankees were prepared to include Jorge Mateo while taking back Jedd Gyorko in order to acquire Craig Kimbrel from the San Diego Padres.

Mateo is the Yankees' third ranked prospect, while Gyorko has $33 million remaining on his contract beyond 2015 and has been underperforming.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Padres Asked For Paul Goldschmidt From D-Backs For Craig Kimbrel

Aug 1, 2015 2:36 PM

The San Diego Padres asked the Arizona Diamondbacks for Paul Goldschmidt in a possible trade for Craig Kimbrel.

On the radio, he said the Diamondbacks "did not get a very positive response" from the Padres in their attempts to acquire Kimbrel, an All-Star closer. He was then asked if the Padres were reluctant to make a deal within the division.

"I don't know if it was not wanting to trade in the division," Stewart said, "but I can tell you the quality of players that they asked for, including our first baseman, Goldschmidt."

When speaking with reporters at Minute Maid Park, Stewart was somewhat less definitive as to just how serious the Padres were being in their request.

"I don't know if it was realistic or if it was play," Stewart said, "but we don't talk about Goldy in any deals and no team has approached me in the almost year that I've been here about Goldy, so I was kind of shocked to hear that.

"Like I said, I don't know if there was sincerity in it, but, yeah, the name did come up."

A Padres source was adamant that the mention of Goldschmidt was not serious.

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Padres Feel No Urgency To Trade Shields, Feel He'd Clear Waivers

Jul 31, 2015 9:30 AM

The San Diego Padres feel no urgency to trade James Shields before Friday's non-waiver deadline.

San Diego believes Shields, who they signed this past offseason, would clear waivers and could still be moved in August.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Tags: San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Red Sox Discussing Kimbrel, Ross With Padres

Jul 31, 2015 9:27 AM

The Boston Red Sox continue to search for controllable pitching and have discussed a trade with the San Diego Padres.

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports and Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, the Red Sox have talked about acquiring Tyson Ross and Craig Kimbrel from the Padres.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Boston Red Sox, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Astros, Padres Working On Significant Deal

Jul 31, 2015 6:59 AM

The Houston Astros and San Diego Padres are working on a significant trade, but nothing is close, according to a source.

Tyson Ross and Craig Kimbrel have both been discussed. Houston is still looking for bullpen help after adding Scott Kazmir to the rotation and Carlos Gomez to the outfield.

San Diego could add an outfielder in the deal. The Astros would appear to have one to move after acquiring Gomez from the Milwaukee Brewers.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Justin Upton Gives Out Fake Trade Hugs In Dugout

Jul 31, 2015 6:49 AM

Justin Upton decided to pull a fast one on baseball fans Thursday, giving out fake pre-trade hugs to his San Diego Padres teammates in the dugout.

"That was funny," Upton said after the game. "I told [Pat] Murphy before the game that I was going to come in and hug everybody at some point. He came in and hugged me first so I just carried it on out. That's what happens when people like to tweet everything!"

Upton went on to hit a game-winning, three-run home run in the ninth inning as the Padres beat the New York Mets.

Chris Landers/MLB

Tags: San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor

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Yankees In Play For Craig Kimbrel

Jul 30, 2015 9:38 PM

The San Diego Padres are still willing to move Craig Kimbrel.

According to a report, the New York Yankees are in position to take advantage if an opportunity presents itself to acquire the reliever.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Tags: New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Astros, Padres 'Gaining Steam' On Deal

Jul 29, 2015 7:57 PM

The Houston Astros and San Diego Padres are making headway on a trade that would send some pitching to the American League contenders.

Nothing is imminent, but a source claims that talks are "gaining steam."

Craig Kimbrel, Andrew Cashner and Tyson Ross are possible fits for the Astros.

Evan Drellich/Houston Chronicle

Tags: Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Padres, Cubs Have Talked; San Diego Likes Javier Baez

Jul 29, 2015 2:36 PM

The San Diego Padres, while fielding offers for just about anyone on their roster, have shown interest in Chicago Cubs prospect Javier Baez.

The Padres and Cubs have engaged in talks recently. Andrew Cashner, a former Cub, could be a fit for Chicago.

San Diego has received offers for Cashner and Tyson Ross.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: San Diego Padres, Chicago Cubs, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Rangers Not Looking For Rentals, Talking Pitchers With Padres
The Rangers aren't looking to acquire rental players this week as they eye additions that could help beyond 2015.

T.R. Sullivan/

Blue Jays Working On Trade For Starter; Ian Kennedy An Option
The Blue Jays are currently working on a trade for a starting pitcher.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Teams Believe James Shields Would Go Unclaimed On Waivers
The Padres aren't finding it easy to trade James Shields, who they signed this past offseason.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Craig Kimbrel Linked To Astros, Blue Jays, Nationals, Yankees
The Astros, Blue Jays, Nationals and Yankees are among the teams that have shown interest in trading for Padres closer Craig Kimbrel.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Cubs, Padres Have Discussed Starlin Castro
San Diego hasn't been reported as a buyer ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline, but they view Starlin Castro as a long-term starter.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Orioles, Padres Have Discussed Justin Upton Deal
The deal could expand to include one of San Diego's starters -- Tyson Ross or Andrew Cashner.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Astros, Blue Jays, Nationals Have Interest In Kimbrel
The Astros, however, are concerned with the money Craig Kimbrel is owed going forward.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Padres 'Pushing Hard' To Trade Star Players
There have been no storage of names mentioned in trade rumors.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Padres Listening 'More Intently' On Justin Upton, Ian Kennedy
Other executives also claim that San Diego would "love to trade (James) Shields."

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Padres Might Have To Pay Some Of Shields' Contract To Move Him
The Padres have disappointed this season, but dismantling all the pieces they put together this past winter won't be easy.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Astros Have Discussed Acquiring Cashner, Ross From Padres
The Astros and Padres have had at the very least preliminary trade discussions regarding Andrew Cashner and Tyson Ross, according to a report.

Evan Drellich/Houston Chronicle

Orioles Are Interested In Jay Bruce, Justin Upton
Dan Duquette is serious about adding an outfield bat, according to Major League sources.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Padres, Rockies Postponed By Rainout
The game between the Rockies and Padres was stopped in the top of the fifth inning, the first rainout at Petco Park since 2006.

Wil Meyers Progressing Toward Baseball Activities
Wil Myers had surgery in mid-June to remove a bone spur from his left wrist.

Justin Upton Hasn't 'Given Up' On Padres
Justin Upton's name has been rumored as a potential bat available on the trade market, but the outfielder says he hopes to stick with the Padres.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Giants Sign Everth Cabrera To Minor League Deal
Everth Cabrera could provide middle infield depth for the San Francisco Giants.

San Jose Mercury News

Angels, Mariners, Royals Interested In Justin Upton
Justin Upton is believed to be the best hitter available on the trade market and he has drawn trade interest from the Angels, Mariners and Royals.

Jim Bowden/ESPN

Padres Prepared To Buy And Sell At Deadline
The Padres are prepared to take two different approaches as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline approaches.

Dennis Lin/San Diego Union-Tribune

All-Star Game Starters Announced
Josh Donaldson sets the all-time single-season voting record, while Bryce Harper finishes as the top NL vote-getter.

Press Release

Can Padres Restock System By Selling?
The Padres mortgaged their future for 2015, but have disappointed and are currently on the outside of the National League playoff picture.

Buster Olney/ESPN

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