Jered Weaver has agreed to a one-year, $3 million deal with the Padres after spending his entire 11-year career with the Angels.
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The subtraction of multiple veterans, including starter Tyson Ross, leaves San Diego near the bottom of the major leagues in ZiPS evaluation as the Padres gather in Peoria.
Andrew Benintendi and Dansby Swanson have already produced in the majors, but they're not the only prospects who can help their clubs this season.
Now the Padres' likely starter in right field, Renfroe must prove his aggressive approach can hold up over the long haul at the big league level.
With the Padres' entire 2016 Opening Day outfield gone, Eddie Matz believes Manuel Margot could be the new man patrolling Petco Park this season.
San Diego is reportedly eyeing veteran pitchers Travis Wood and Jered Weaver, although it is unlikely that they will sign both of them.
Invitations to camp can mean first glances for prospects and last chances for veterans like Josh Hamilton. Who should be on your spring scorecard?
Infielder Erick Aybar and outfielder Collin Cowgill are among the 28 players in the Padres organization invited to major league spring training, the club announced Friday.
A mega-deal involving an ace? Both teams get an A. Whiff badly as one AL Central team did? That's an F. Here's our hot stove report card for 2017.
Wil Myers had a combined 16 stolen bases in his first three MLB seasons. But in 2016, he nearly doubled that amount.
Swiping pitcher Anderson Espinoza from the Red Sox last summer added to the Padres' burgeoning collection of prospects with promise.
Dustin Pedroia getting down and dirty. Trea Turner's speed. Nelson Cruz's power. Put those all together and there's a lot to be excited about in 2017.
Mason Thompson primed for breakout
Of all the Padres' high-ceiling prospects, Thompson might have the best chance to do big things in 2017, Keith Law writes. The right-hander has the stuff and size for mid-rotation upside or better. Top sleeper prospects (Insider)
The Padres have gotten plenty of criticism for overpaying for a first baseman, but they got a Gold Glove finalist and an anchor for the organization.
Jake Peavy reportedly wants to return to San Diego, but the Padres may not have any available innings.
While the Padres went all-in on their rebuild, the other teams in the division were quietly improving their farm systems -- except for the Diamondbacks, who have the worst in baseball.
From the usual suspects to a recent world champion, the 2017 season likely isn't about contention for these struggling squads. Which are on their way to brighter days?
The players in this group, including nine outfielders and the son of a former major leaguer, may not be in the top tier, but boast major potential.
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Jason Hammel is still left on the free agent market despite being 1 of 8 Starters who has won more than 10 games with a sub 4 ERA for 3 consecutive seasons. 1 of only 11 to have a sub .250 OBA for 3 consecutive seasons. His ability to take the ball 30 times a season and his evolution as seen through the use of his slider and 2 seamer make him a much improved pitcher. He's a winner, a consistent winner as shown by his 25-17 record the last two years with a 3.78 ERA over 61 starts. Teams that need him include: Royals, Orioles, Padres, Pirates, Marlins, Rockies and Twins.
Randy Jones, the former Padres pitching great who won the 1976 Cy Young Award, has throat cancer, a disease that he says doctors have linked to his years of tobacco use.
The Yankees have no weaknesses, the Padres have upside, and the Pirates return their top five from '16, but one system retains its title as MLB's best.
The San Diego Bowl Game Association is dropping the Poinsettia Bowl and is talking to the Padres about playing the Holiday Bowl at Petco Park.
Fernando Tatis Jr. makes Law's Top 60
There's upside across the board here, from the physical tools to the makeup to the incredible feel for the game in a kid who would be a high school senior right now if he were U.S.-born, Keith Law writes. 2017 prospect rankings: 60-41 (Insider)
Adrian Morejon among Law's top prospects
The scouting reports on the 17-year-old Cuban lefty are so glowing that he could be the next Anderson Espinoza, which would shoot him up Keith Law's list next January, if he lives up to them. Where does Morejon rank this year? 2017 prospect rankings: 80-61 (Insider)
San Diego reportedly offered Jered Weaver a contract worth more than $1.75 million, but the veteran right-hander has yet to accept it.