San Diego Padres Wiretap

Blue Jays Working On Trade For Starter; Ian Kennedy An Option

Jul 28, 2015 10:58 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays are currently working on a trade for a starting pitcher.

One of the many options they're considering is Ian Kennedy of the San Diego Padres.

Toronto made headlines late Monday night when they dealt for Troy Tulowitzki, but they don't appear done.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Teams Believe James Shields Would Go Unclaimed On Waivers

Jul 28, 2015 10:39 AM

The San Diego Padres aren't finding it easy to trade James Shields, who they signed this past offseason.

Some teams believe Shields would go unclaimed on waivers because he has three years and $65 million remaining on his contract.

It's possible that Shields could change teams even if he isn't dealt by Friday's non-waiver deadline.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Craig Kimbrel Linked To Astros, Blue Jays, Nationals, Yankees

Jul 28, 2015 7:07 AM

The Houston Astros, Toronto Blue Jays, Washington Nationals and New York Yankees are among the teams that have shown interest in trading for San Diego Padres closer Craig Kimbrel.

Houston, however, is concerned with the financial commitment that Kimbrel carries. He is owed a total of $24 million over the next two seasons.

The Yankees may have faded from the picture a bit as they remain hesitant to deal any of their top prospects.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Houston Astros, Toronto Blue Jays, Washington Nationals, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Cubs, Padres Have Discussed Starlin Castro

Jul 27, 2015 9:02 PM

The Chicago Cubs have discussed Starlin Castro with the San Diego Padres.

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

Castro is owed $37 million over the next four seasons. His contract also carries a $16 million option in 2020.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

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

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Orioles, Padres Have Discussed Justin Upton Deal

Jul 27, 2015 4:25 PM

The Baltimore Orioles and San Diego Padres have discussed the framework of a trade that would send Justin Upton to the American League, according to sources.

The deal could expand to include one of San Diego's starters -- Tyson Ross or Andrew Cashner.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Astros, Blue Jays, Nationals Have Interest In Kimbrel

Jul 27, 2015 3:40 PM

The San Diego Padres have gotten calls from the Houston Astros, Toronto Blue Jays and Washington Nationals about reliever Craig Kimbrel.

The Astros, however, are concerned with the money Kimbrel is owed going forward.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Houston Astros, Toronto Blue Jays, Washington Nationals, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Padres 'Pushing Hard' To Trade Star Players

Jul 27, 2015 7:18 AM

According to other clubs, the San Diego Padres are "pushing hard" to trade some of their star players.

There have been no storage of names mentioned in trade rumors. Justin Upton, Will Venable and Ian Kennedy will all hit the free agent market after the season. James Shields, Andrew Cashner, Craig Kimbrel, Tyson Ross and Joaquin Benoit can also reportedly be had via trade.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Padres Listening 'More Intently' On Justin Upton, Ian Kennedy

Jul 24, 2015 7:06 AM

The San Diego Padres are believed to be listening "more intently" than ever on trade offers for Justin Upton and Ian Kennedy.

Other executives also claim that San Diego would "love to trade (James) Shields."

Teams that have spoken to the Padres also say the team is "open" to potential deals involving Craig Kimbrel, Andrew Cashner and Tyson Ross, but any offer would have to be to their liking.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Tags: San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Padres Might Have To Pay Some Of Shields' Contract To Move Him

Jul 23, 2015 7:31 AM

The San Diego Padres have disappointed this season, but dismantling all the pieces they put together this past winter won't be easy.

James Shields hasn't pitched badly, but moving him could be difficult given his backloaded contract.

"They'd probably have to pay some of [the contract] down," a rival executive said.

Shields signed a four-year, $75 million deal with San Diego after helping the Kansas City Royals reach the World Series last October.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Astros Have Discussed Acquiring Cashner, Ross From Padres

Jul 22, 2015 6:53 AM

The Houston Astros and San Diego Padres have had at the very least preliminary trade discussions regarding Andrew Cashner and Tyson Ross, according to a report.

The Astros continue to evaluate a number of options -- including Cole Hamels -- and nothing is imminent with the Padres.

Jeff Luhnow said Tuesday that Houston is prepared to deal from among its best prospects "if that's what is required and that was our best option to improve this team."

Evan Drellich/Houston Chronicle

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

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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.

ESPN.com

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

ESPN.com

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

Padres Name Pat Murphy Interim Manager
Pat Murphy has managed the Padres' Triple-A team in El Paso, Texas.

ESPN.com

Padres Fire Bud Black
The Padres have fired Bud Black after a disappointing start.

ESPN

Nationals Get Trea Turner To Finalize Deal With Padres, Rays
Shortstop Trea Turner hit .322 at Double-A for the Padres organization.

ESPN.com

Oklahoma Leads All Schools With 11 Drafted Players
The University of Oklahoma had 11 players selected in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft this week, the most of any school.

RealGM Staff Report

Pitchers Represent 52 Percent Of 2015 Draft Picks
Overall, pitchers made up more than 52 percent of the selections. 633 hurlers were drafted (462 right-handers and 171 lefties). Positions players were taken with 582 picks.

RealGM Staff Report

Padres Option Jedd Gyorko, Who Was Signed For $35M In 2014
The Padres signed Jedd Gyorko to a six-year, $35 million extension before the 2014 season.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Padres Could Send Trea Turner To Nationals As Soon As June 14
Trea Turner is eligible to join the Nationals on June 14, roughly a year after he signed with the Padres, who selected him as the 13th overall pick in the 2014 Draft

Bill Ladson/MLB

Position Players Dominate First Round Of MLB Draft
The first round of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft was dominated by shortstops, who went 1-2-3, but position players were a hot commodity overall.

RealGM Staff Report

First Round Nearly Split Between College, High School Players
Of the 36 first-round selections, 19 were out of college and 17 were from high school.

RealGM Staff Report

2015 MLB Draft Slot Values
Major League Baseball informed teams of the slot values assigned to the first 315 picks of the 2015 draft back in April.

Baseball America

First-Round 2015 MLB Draft Results
We are reporting live from the 2015 MLB Draft in New Jersey. Follow along for news, rumors and selections. Arizona selected Dansby Swanson first overall.

Andrew Perna/RealGM

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