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03-02

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Rumor Roundup: You Can't Predict Padres
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Daniel Rathman

02-27

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Prospectus Feature: A.J. Preller's Offseason and the Toronto Precedent
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Steven Jacobson

02-25

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Rumor Roundup: Closer Closer to Closing Deal
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Daniel Rathman

02-10

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Tools of Ignorance: How the Padres Won the Offseason
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Jeff Quinton

02-10

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Rumor Roundup: Mysterious Blob Will Attempt To Eat Yoan Moncada Next
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Daniel Rathman

02-10

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Transaction Analysis: Padres Have Big Aims, James
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Russell A. Carleton and Wilson Karaman

02-05

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Transaction Analysis: An Ax To Sign
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R.J. Anderson

02-02

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Rumor Roundup: The Right-Handed Reliever You Covet For The Seventh Inning Might Still Be Available!
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Daniel Rathman

01-13

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Rumor Roundup: Three Stories About NL West Teams Pursuing Pitching
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Daniel Rathman

12-31

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Transaction Analysis: Rays Take A Cab
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R.J. Anderson, Wilson Karaman and Nick Shlain

12-24

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2015 Prospects: San Diego Padres Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

12-22

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Ninety Percent Mental: The Predictable Aggressiveness of a First-Year GM
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Lewie Pollis

12-20

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Transaction Analysis: Padres Wish Upton a Star
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R.J. Anderson, Wilson Karaman, Bret Sayre, Jordan Gorosh, Jeff Moore and Ethan Purser

12-19

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Transaction Analysis: Catchin' Relief
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Matthew Trueblood, R.J. Anderson, Wilson Karaman, Mike Gianella, Jordan Gorosh and Chris Rodriguez

12-18

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Transaction Analysis: What the Rays and Nationals Got
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Tucker Blair, Jordan Gorosh, Chris Rodriguez and J.P. Breen

12-18

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Rumor Roundup: Pitching at a Premium
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Chris Mosch

12-18

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Skewed Left: Padres Can't Play It Safe
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Zachary Levine

12-18

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Transaction Analysis: Padres Add Myers
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R.J. Anderson, Wilson Karaman and Tucker Blair

12-17

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Transaction Analysis: Royals Bank on a Rios Rebound
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R.J. Anderson, Ben Carsley and Nick Shlain

12-12

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Transaction Analysis: The Dodgers' First Dump
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Craig Goldstein

12-10

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Fantasy Team Preview: San Diego Padres
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Wilson Karaman

12-04

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Transaction Analysis: The First Zaidi-Friedman Eyebrow-Raiser
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R.J. Anderson

11-18

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Rumor Roundup: Are the Jays Preparing to Splurge?
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Daniel Rathman

11-06

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Fantasy Freestyle: What to Make of Odrisamer Despaigne
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Keith Cromer

09-29

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Pebble Hunting: The Padres' Sad Team Leaders
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Sam Miller

08-13

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The Call-Up: Rymer Liriano
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Craig Goldstein

08-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 509: How to Hire a GM
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Chris Denorfia is in the News!
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Mike Gianella and Jeff Quinton

07-23

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Transaction Analysis: Headley Chased
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Sam Miller, Mike Gianella and Jeff Moore

07-21

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BP Unfiltered: Very Important Player We Missed: Odrisamer Despaigne
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Sam Miller

07-19

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Transaction Analysis: Angels are in for a Street
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R.J. Anderson, Chris Rodriguez and Mauricio Rubio

06-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 477: When Does a GM Deserve to Be Fired?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-23

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Overthinking It: Josh Byrnes Breaks Streak; Padres Face Uncertain Future
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Ben Lindbergh

06-16

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BP Unfiltered: Goodbye, No. 19
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Geoff Young

06-06

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Transaction Analysis: Dietrich Without the D
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R.J. Anderson

05-29

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Transaction Analysis: No Way, Jose
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R.J. Anderson

05-09

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Painting the Black: Go Fix Yourself, San Diego
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R.J. Anderson

05-07

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Overthinking It: Catcher Framing: The Season So Far
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Ben Lindbergh

05-02

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Painting the Black: A Trip Through the NL West
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R.J. Anderson

04-14

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: April 14, 2014
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BP Prospect Staff

04-07

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Pebble Hunting: It's Been One Week
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Sam Miller

03-27

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Prospectus Preview: NL West 2014 Preseason Preview
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Russell A. Carleton and Daniel Rathman

03-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 397: 2014 Season Preview Series: San Diego Padres
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

02-19

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Painting the Black: Cash/Rizz Everything Around Me
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R.J. Anderson

02-03

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Transaction Analysis: Ain't Nothin' But Hammels
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R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

01-23

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Transaction Analysis: Dude (Looks Like a Grady)
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R.J. Anderson, Mauricio Rubio and Steffan Segui

01-14

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Rumor Roundup: Third Base Buzz
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Daniel Rathman

01-13

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: San Diego Padres Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

01-10

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Fantasy Team Preview: San Diego Padres
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Craig Goldstein

01-02

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Rumor Roundup: Ubaldo's Asking Price
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Daniel Rathman

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March 2, 2015 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: You Can't Predict Padres

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Daniel Rathman

San Diego appears poised to put Wil Myers in the leadoff spot. Meanwhile, the Angels look to a prospect, and Colon is going to try hitting 50 percent better.

Angels evaluating Alex Yarbrough at multiple spots
The Halos don’t have much in the way of high-ceiling hitting prospects, but they do have a potential Factor on the Farm. Alex Yarbrough, a 23-year-old second baseman who batted .285/.321/.397 for Double-A Arkansas last year, is attracting attention from manager Mike Scioscia as a candidate for the big-league utility job.


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Is it really possible to build a great team in one winter?

By the end of the 2012 season, the Blue Jays had secured their place in baseball as the definition of middling. After their 1992-1993 heyday—the culmination of 11 straight seasons of 86 wins or more—the Jays ripped off a string of seasons that would make a centrist very happy: Only twice in the next 19 years did Toronto finish in last place in the American League East, but just once did they manage to finish within 10 games of the division winner.

Once the Rays found respectability, Toronto dropped from its usual third place, finishing in fourth each year from 2008 to 2012. This was despite a respectable 400-410 record over that span, with three seasons at or above .500.

The time had come for the Blue Jays to do something big. “I’m not going to live through what we went through this season again,” general manager Alex Anthopolous told employees in October 2012, according to Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun.

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February 25, 2015 6:05 am

Rumor Roundup: Closer Closer to Closing Deal

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Daniel Rathman

Francisco Rodriguez will sign soon, Carlos Quentin could try first base, and Adam Lind might get a shot at non-platooning.

Brewers, Marlins appear to be the favorites to snag K-Rod
Now that Joba Chamberlain, who re-signed with the Tigers yesterday, is off the board, the veteran relief market is essentially down to Francisco Rodriguez and Rafael Soriano. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman wrote yesterday that K-Rod might soon leave Soriano as the last man standing.


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San Diego's big offseason appeared to follow a strategy long prescribed for the amateur draft: Prioritize talent, not need.

Not sure if you have heard or not, but the Padres have gone from being incredibly boring to intriguing and, more importantly, playoff contenders. How did they do it? They acquired better players. How did they acquire better players? Through trades (mostly) and free agent signings (less-ly). The exciting part is that San Diego was able to do so without completely wiping out their farm system (holding onto their three top prospects in Austin Hedges, Hunter Renfroe, and Matt Wisler as well as Rymer Liriano) and without spending a ton of cash. Put differently, the Padres paid a price to become relevant, but it was a price far less than anyone would have guessed given the pieces they acquired.

So how were the Padres—a team that was thought to be relatively void of playoff-level talent—able to position themselves as playoff contenders at such a seemingly low price? They did so by being opportunistic and leveraging depth, which they were able to do by finding motivated sellers and acquiring value instead of focusing on need.

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The Padres move on to the next thing, while the Tigers talk Dioner.

Padres expect to bid “aggressively” for Yoan Moncada
No team has had a splashier offseason than the Padres, under the command of first-year general manager A.J. Preller, who added James Shields to his rotation late Sunday night. Now that the 2015 roster is close to set, Preller—previously the director of international and professional scouting for the Rangers—has his sights set on a piece for the not-too-distant future.


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February 10, 2015 12:01 am

Transaction Analysis: Padres Have Big Aims, James

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Russell A. Carleton and Wilson Karaman

San Diego gets James Shields for relatively little, as the market seems to have undervalued his durability.

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February 5, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: An Ax To Sign

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R.J. Anderson

The Rockies get a couple big-league pitchers, Steve Lombardozzi's brings back ever-smaller returns, and some backup catchers are employed again.

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One of the relievers still to be had, and one of the San Diego moves still (perhaps) to be made.

Multiple teams in contact with Jared Burton
As the calendar turns to February and the days before pitchers and catchers report tick down, the free-agent market remains well stocked with right-handed relievers. Francisco Rodriguez and Rafael Soriano are the most notable, but several others are still hoping to latch on before spring training begins.


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THe Diamondbacks, Rockies, Dodgers, Giants and Padres are linked in various combinations to James Shields, Yoan Lopez and Dillon Gee.

Yoan Lopez poised to break international signing record
While many are waiting for the Office of Foreign Assets and Control (OFAC) to clear infielder Yoan Moncada to sign with major-league organizations, a countryman and namesake is likely to beat him to the punch.


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December 31, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Rays Take A Cab

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R.J. Anderson, Wilson Karaman and Nick Shlain

Ben Zobrist seems likely to be moved now, while the Dodgers sign Sergio Santos and the Padres pick up a buy-low reliever.

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December 24, 2014 5:40 am

2015 Prospects: San Diego Padres Top 10 Prospects

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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

Even after a month of trades, the Padres have some impact talent in a thinner system.

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A.J. Preller's first winter shouldn't be surprising, if you think about it.

We’re still not even to Christmas, but already several teams have made strong plays for the honor of “most interesting offseason.” You could make a good case for the Dodgers, who gave their front office a potentially highly symbolic reboot before embarking on a spree of high-profile wheeling and dealing. There’s the Marlins, who signed Giancarlo Stanton to the largest contract in the history of professional sports and appear to be making good on their promise to surround him with talent. Either Chicago team would qualify after marquee acquisitions that signal both teams are forcing open their respective windows of contention. And then there’s the Athletics, whose offseason moves would be a fascinating subject even without the inevitable Moneyball-induced paranoia that there’s another side to their deals that no one else sees yet.

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