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11/24/2014 | Cashner's perfecto bid among top Padres games

It's a tough task picking the 10 most important games in Padres history. No. 1 on the list is the fourth game of the 1984 NLCS against the Cubs -- when Steve Garvey tied the series with his dramatic walk-off homer. Here are some picks from 6-10 in reverse order.


11/24/2014 | If Panda's off market, Padres must look elsewhere for offense

The Padres' fast and furious flirtation with free agent Pablo Sandoval appears to be over, with their big offensive target this offseason reportedly agreeing to a five-year contract with Boston for close to $100 million.


11/24/2014 | A look back at the careers of first-timers on Hall ballot

Most of the first-timers on the latest Hall of Fame ballot don't have a legitimate chance of making it to Cooperstown, but they nonetheless had impressive big league careers worthy of another look.


11/24/2014 | McGriff hopes to gain traction with Hall voters

Fred McGriff was a model of offensive consistency during his 19-year career, but fell just short of the 500-home run club. In his sixth year on the Hall of Fame ballot, the "Crime Dog" hopes to improve on last year's 11.7 percent of the vote.


11/23/2014 | In bid for Sandoval, Padres' offer 'very competitive'

The Padres made a "very competitive offer" to free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval, a baseball source told MLB.com late Saturday.


11/21/2014 | Source: Padres GM interested in Panda, Tomas

Padres GM A.J. Preller was in Miami on Friday to meet with Gustavo Vazquez, the agent for free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval. He was then expected to fly to the Dominican Republic on Saturday to meet with the agent for Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas, a baseball source told MLB.com.


11/21/2014 | Friars show interest in dealing for Bruce

Say this much about first-year Padres general manager A.J. Preller: He's apparently leaving no stone unturned in his pursuit of offensive help. Now it appears the Padres may have interest in Reds outfielder Jay Bruce.


11/21/2014 | Tomas has new suitors in Braves, Padres

The competition to sign Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas is heating up. The Braves and Padres have emerged as the front-runners in the Tomas sweepstakes and top officials from both clubs are expected to meet with him this weekend in the Dominican Republic, according to industry sources.


11/20/2014 | Padres make Minors trade among roster moves

The Padres tidied up their 40-man roster on Thursday in advance of the Rule 5 Draft next month, pulling off a trade, adding three to the roster while shedding two other players. The Padres traded outfielder Reymond Fuentes to the Royals in exchange for left-handed pitcher Kyle Bartsch. San Diego added outfielder Alex Dickerson, right-handed pitcher Tayron Guerrero and infielder Taylor Lindsey to the 40-man roster. The team also designated two players for assignment -- right-handed pitcher Blaine Boyer and outfielder Yeison Asencio.


11/20/2014 | Ranking the top 25 prospects from the Arizona Fall League

The 23rd edition of the Arizona Fall League wrapped up with Salt River's win in the championship game over Peoria on Saturday. Once again, the AFL was jam packed with elite-level prospects. That made putting together a top prospects list fairly easy. There were so many good players, it was decided to expand the list to a Top 25, up from the typical 20.


11/19/2014 | Padres strongly considering keeping Ross, Cashner

While there's certainly no nebulous area in regards to the Padres' biggest offseason need -- offense -- the team might be rethinking the way it goes about addressing it. Instead of trading starting pitchers Tyson Ross or Andrew Cashner to upgrade the offense, the Padres are giving strong consideration to keeping both arbitration-eligible players, a baseball source told MLB.com.


11/19/2014 | Renfroe among Padres to shine in offseason leagues

Right fielder Hunter Renfroe, the Padres' No. 4 prospect, finished the Arizona Fall League with the league's highest slugging percentage (.569) and most extra-base hits (16) while tying for the home run title (six).


11/18/2014 | Smith's fast start kept Padres' offense afloat in 2014

There is no question that Seth Smith carried the Padres' offense during the first two months of the 2014 season.


11/15/2014 | Top performances, prospects from 2014 Fall League

The Arizona Fall League is known as baseball's finishing school because it has graduated a ton of talent to the Major Leagues since it began play in 1992. Here are the development highlights from the AFL's 23rd season for all 30 big league organizations.


11/14/2014 | Gwynn's brew on tap for San Diego Beer Week

AleSmith's San Diego Pale Ale .394 fits somewhere between a pale ale and an IPA, complete with a silhouette of Gwynn and his sweet, left-handed swing on each 12-ounce bottle. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the beer will go to the Tony and Alicia Gwynn Foundation.


11/13/2014 | Renfroe among Padres enjoying productive fall

Hunter Renfroe was named the Player of the Week in the Arizona Fall League, while big weeks for Este pushed the batting averages of Yasmani Grandal and Cameron Maybin above .300 in the Dominican Republic.


11/12/2014 | Cashner has sights set on first no-hitter for Padres

Andrew Cashner is electric. You can feel it in the air on days when he is scheduled to pitch. Could this be the day of the first no-hitter in Padres history? Cashner has the triple-digit velocity, the command and the stuff to make it happen.


11/12/2014 | Padres post winning bid for Korean pitcher Kim

South Korean pitcher Kwang-hyun Kim may be headed to San Diego after his club, SK Wyverns, accepted the Padres' $2 million bid for the 26-year-old left-hander, according to a statement released on the team website.


11/11/2014 | McBurney's software helping Friars gain edge

Chances are, you don't know Brian McBurney and have never seen him. But if you're a Padres fan and you follow the team closely, you might be aware of his work.


11/11/2014 | Padres' Renfroe named AFL Player of the Week

Hunter Renfroe posted a .333 average (7 for 21), with three home runs, 11 RBIs, two doubles, six runs scored a walk and 18 total bases in five games in Week No. 5.


11/11/2014 | Padres' potential high bid for Kim might not be enough

The Padres have reportedly posted the highest bid for Korean free-agent pitcher Kwang-Hyun Kim, but his South Korean club may not accept the bid because the figure is lower than what it was hoping for.


11/10/2014 | Conner named Padres' new scouting director

The Padres did not have to look far for their new scouting director, as they promoted regional supervisor Mark Conner on Monday. Conner replaces Billy Gasparino, who recently left to join the Dodgers in a similar capacity.


11/10/2014 | Construction begins on Petco's new video board

The upgraded video board will be the largest in the National League and the third largest in Major League Baseball at just over 123 feet wide and 61 feet high -- or 7,564 square feet.


11/7/2014 | Watch top shortstop prospects on AFL stage

Oakland's No. 1 prospect, Daniel Robertson, has continued his breakout season in the Arizona Fall League. On Saturday, he and the Mesa Solar Sox square off with the Surprise Saguaros, who also feature a star shortstop -- Padres prospect Trea Turner. Watch the game live at 8:08 p.m. ET/6:08 MT on MLB.com and MLB Network.


11/6/2014 | Padres' Cabrera charged with resisting arrest

Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera has been charged with resisting arrest stemming from a Sept. 3 incident when he was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana.




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