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1/27/2015 | Preller's moves put Padres atop offseason heap

The San Diego Padres have won the offseason. Even with James Shields still on the market, it's going to be difficult to overtake what new general manager A.J. Preller has done.


1/27/2015 | Padres counting on bounceback year from Gyorko

For as much has been made about the Padres' revamped lineup, the team won't solely rely on the newcomers to improve what was a woeful offense in 2014. They'll need help from the incumbents as well, none more notable than second baseman Jedd Gyorko.


1/26/2015 | Kemp talks to Larry King about leaving LA, joining SD

New Padres outfielder Matt Kemp touched on several topics recently during a interview for "Larry King Now," including his departure from the only organization he's ever known and his new start in San Diego.


1/26/2015 | Valverde, top prospects among Padres' spring invites

The Padres have extended Major League Spring Training invitations to 18 players, several with big league experience and a handful of their top prospects.


1/23/2015 | Padres to televise 10 spring games on FSSD

Fox Sports San Diego will produce and televise nine Cactus League games from Arizona and one game from Petco Park, on April 4 when the Padres face the Mexico City Diablos Rojos.


1/22/2015 | Padres' single-game tickets on sale Feb. 6

The Padres announced Thursday that single-game tickets for the upcoming season will go on-sale to the general public at 9 a.m. PT on Feb. 6.


1/22/2015 | All-Star Game held special place in Gwynn's heart

Tony Gwynn loved the All-Star Game. "In my mind, there has always been something special about the All-Star Game that went beyond the World Series," Gwynn once said. "Winning a World Series is the ultimate achievement, of course. But every time I went to an All-Star Game, I'd look around and feel like I was in a dream ... all the greatest players were together on the same field."


1/20/2015 | White 'invigorated' by move to Padres' front office

A new zip code, a new organization and a new job title -- actually, make that two new job titles -- has done more than revitalize Logan White. "The whole thing, coming down here, has invigorated me," said White, the Padres' senior advisor and professional scouting director. "It's been a lot of fun. We haven't won a game yet, but it's been fun to work at it and fun to see the excitement here in San Diego."


1/20/2015 | Padres' Jones remembers special 1976 All-Star Game

Randy Jones has special reason to look forward to the 2016 All-Star Game at Petco Park. The 2016 Midsummer Classic will be played on the eve of the 40th anniversary of one of the greatest All-Star performances in Padres history.


1/16/2015 | Team effort helps Padres land 2016 All-Star Game

A day after the Padres and Petco Park were awarded the 2016 All-Star Game, executive chairman Ron Fowler, along with team president and CEO Mike Dee, lead investor Peter Seidler and San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer spoke with reporters at the downtown ballpark.


1/16/2015 | All-Star Game memories from 1978 and 1992

If history repeats itself -- and early planning indicates it should -- the Padres' third All-Star Game, on July 12, 2016, should be a milestone event for baseball as well as San Diego.


1/16/2015 | Padres avoid arbitration with seven players

The Padres on Friday agreed to one-year contracts for the 2015 season with six players and a two-year deal through 2016 with Alexi Amarista, avoiding arbitration with all of their eligible players. The six players to agree to one-year deals for 2015 are right-handers Andrew Cashner, Shawn Kelley, Ian Kennedy, Tyson Ross and Dale Thayer, and infielder Yonder Alonso.


1/15/2015 | Padres' Top 10 All-Star moments

In my mind, Tony Gwynn's 1994 performance was the greatest All-Star moment in Padres' history. Here are the rest of my top 10 Padres' All-Star memories.


1/15/2015 | Amarista, Noel, Torres lead Padres in Winter League playoffs

Eight members of the Padres' organization -- led by Alexi Amarista, Rico Noel and Alex Torres -- remain active as the Latin American Winter League playoffs approach the Caribbean World Series.


1/15/2015 | San Diego to host first All-Star Game since 1992

For the first time since the American League rolled to a 13-6 victory over the National League in 1992, San Diego will host the All-Star Game in 2016, Major League Baseball announced Thursday. It will also mark the first Midsummer Classic at Petco Park and the third in San Diego, which also hosted in 1978.


1/15/2015 | Padres' Petco Park selected to host '16 All-Star Game

San Diego, colloquially known as "America's Finest City," has been awarded Major League Baseball's 2016 All-Star Game, Commissioner Bud Selig announced on Thursday. It will be the third time the Padres will host the Midsummer Classic and first at Petco Park, which opened in the East Village section of downtown in 2004.


1/14/2015 | Goebbert clears waivers, sent to Triple-A

First baseman-outfielder Jake Goebbert, whom the Padres designated for assignment last week to make room for right-handed pitcher Josh Johnson, has cleared waivers and been assigned to the Friars' Triple-A club in El Paso, the club announced Wednesday.


1/14/2015 | No Panda, no problem: Preller adapts after missing target

Before first-year general manager A.J. Preller essentially turned the baseball world on its collective ear with a bevy of dizzying deals in December, he was dealt what appeared to be a big blow when free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval signed with the Red Sox in late November.


1/12/2015 | Padres to play Mexican team during FanFest

The Padres' 2015 FanFest presented by State Farm is set for April 4 -- coinciding with an exhibition game against the Mexico City Red Devils (Diablos Rojos) -- at Petco Park.


1/12/2015 | Padres have legion of fresh faces for 2015 Spring Training

The Padres -- most notably general manager A.J. Preller -- have replaced 22 players from the 40-man roster that reported to Peoria, Ariz., last February. Fourteen of those changes have been made since the end of the 2014 season.


1/10/2015 | Padres reportedly add Valverde on Minor League deal

The Padres have signed right-hander Jose Valverde, 36, to a Minor League contract. The longtime reliever has racked up 288 saves across his 12-season career.


1/8/2015 | Spring workout dates announced for all clubs

Spring is officially on the horizon. Major League Baseball announced the first Spring Training workout dates for all 30 of its clubs on Thursday. Pitchers and catchers for the reigning World Series champion Giants -- along with the Phillies, Pirates and Reds -- will be the first to work out, with a Feb. 19 start date. Thirteen other clubs will work out pitchers and catchers for the first time the following day.


1/7/2015 | JJ signs incentive-laden deal with Padres

The Padres are taking another chance on right-handed pitcher Josh Johnson, who agreed to a one-year, $1 million contract Wednesday, though the deal can reach $7.25 million with incentives.


1/6/2015 | Middlebrooks relishes chance to thrive with Padres

Once the Red Sox acquired Pablo Sandoval to play third base, Will Middlebrooks had a hunch he was going to be dealt. He just didn't know where, he didn't know when, and he didn't know what opportunity would be awaiting him when he arrived. Those questions have all been answered. Middlebrooks is in San Diego after being dealt to the Padres for catcher Ryan Hanigan last month.


1/6/2015 | Norris excited to help make Padres fierce competitors

While many of his other new teammates expressed surprise and even astonishment over being traded to the new-look Padres, catcher Derek Norris offered an entirely different reaction. "I was just trying to figure out what a Padre was," Norris said, smiling.




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