Why isn't the Padres farm system ranked higher? Could the Yankees make a three-way Justin Upton trade work with Curtis Granderson? Who are the best remaining minor league free agents?
Austin Hedges Hits Expectations For Padres
The $3 million bonus to catcher Austin Hedges was the largest the Padres have paid a player drafted after the first round. Fifteen months and one full baseball season later, the Padres are thrilled with their investment.
Padres Pitchers Back On Track After Elbow Injuries
Robbie Erlin and Casey Kelly are back on the mound after injuries earlier this season and Juan Oramas and Joe Wieland are expected back next year following Tommy John surgeries.
Gyorko Slugs Path Toward San Diego
Tom Krasovic picks end-of-season award winners for the Padres system, selecting the Best Player, Best Pitcher and a player to keep an eye on.
Gyorko Waiting For His Shot In San Diego
How will the Padres make room for Jedd Gyorko in San Diego?
Portillo Turns A Corner For Padres
Correspondent Tom Krasovic files a midseason report for the Padres, highlighting a Best Player, a Biggest Leap Forward and a Biggest Disappointment for the first half.
Padres Pick Local Prepster Fried
Southern California native Max Fried couldn't stop smiling after the Padres nabbed in the first round of the draft
Padres Have Talent Coming
Josh Byrnes and the Padres are excited about the young prospects that are now a part of the farm system.
Padres Farmhands Get Acquainted
As an informal meet-and-greet and workout, Padres farmhands went to Petco Park in late January for voluntary sessions.
Padres Avoid Position Controversy
Avoiding a controversy at first base, the Padres traded Anthony Rizzo to the Cubs after acquiring Yonder Alonso from the Reds.
Padres Lose Poreda In Rule 5
Only one piece of the trade that sent Jake Peavy to Chicago remains with San Diego after the Padres lost Aaron Poreda in the Rule 5 draft.
Padres Face Roster Decisions
The Padres face decisions regarding their 40-man roster and who to protect from Rule 5 eligibility.
Padres’ Bass Gets His Shot
Anthony Bass used a major league cameo in 2011 to prove that the Padres should consider him for their 2012 plans.
Injury Bug Hits Padres’ Hot Corner
Injuries sidelined three third baseman for the Padres in 2011, leaving the job to 2077 26th-rounder Andy Parrino.
Padres Final Report
Correspondent John Maffei selects end-of-season awards for the Padres organization, naming a best player, best pitcher and a player to monitor in 2012.
Padres Pay Up To Get Ross, Hedges
It went down to the wire, but the Padres landed high school prospects Austin Hedges and Joe Ross for over-slot signing bonuses.
Padres Midseason Report
First baseman Anthony Rizzo handled Triple-A with ease, prompting a major league call in early June.