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  1. Eury Perez is early favorite to replace Melvin Upton in center field

    Feb 27, 2015, 10:55 PM EST

    Eury Perez

    Eury Perez is the early favorite to take over in center field while Melvin Upton recovers from a foot injury.

  2. Pushed out of the Padres’ outfield, Carlos Quentin is looking for a new home

    Feb 25, 2015, 10:47 AM EST

    Carlos Quentin

    Quentin is still on the roster and under contract for $8 million, but San Diego added Justin Upton Matt Kemp, and Wil Myers in high-profile trades.

  3. Justin Upton’s bats are on a quest to find him

    Feb 10, 2015, 2:22 PM EST

    Justin Upton

    Cerrano: “Maps for bats. Keep bats from getting lost.”

  4. The Padres’ offseason moves may not guarantee the playoffs, but they certainly guarantee enthusiasm

    Feb 9, 2015, 9:00 AM EST

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    Padres fans have never had a ton to get excited about. That has changed this winter.

  5. Report: Padres sign James Shields to a four-year contract

    Feb 9, 2015, 2:12 AM EST

    James Shields

    The Padres have reportedly signed starter James Shields to a four-year deal in the $72-76 million range.

  6. Clint Barmes is a Padres hipster

    Feb 1, 2015, 8:25 PM EST

    Clint Barmes

    The Padres began their overhaul shortly after signing Clint Barmes to a one-year deal. He wasn’t quite expecting to be on a team expected to seriously contend with the Dodgers in the NL West.

  7. Freddie Freeman: “I think we’re going to surprise a lot of people.”

    Jan 31, 2015, 9:00 PM EST

    Freddie Freeman

    The Braves may have pawned off many of their productive players, but Freddie Freeman still thinks they’ll compete in 2015.

  8. Braves and Jonny Gomes agree to one-year deal

    Jan 22, 2015, 8:36 PM EST

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    Gomes will likely be used as part of a left field platoon with Atlanta.

  9. Braves pursuing free agent outfielder Jonny Gomes

    Jan 20, 2015, 9:27 PM EST

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    MLB.com beat writer Mark Bowman reports that the Braves are in pursuit of free agent Jonny Gomes as a potential left-field platoon mate with Zolio Almonte.

  10. John Hart on the Braves: “We may not be the prettiest girl at the dance, but we’re going to be a lot of fun to dance with”

    Jan 16, 2015, 8:50 AM EST

    John Hart

    FanGraphs currently projects the Braves to have MLB’s second-worst record in 2015.

  11. Report: Braves are still shopping Evan Gattis

    Jan 14, 2015, 1:40 PM EST

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    American League teams seem the most interested.

  12. Marlins in search of a fourth outfielder

    Jan 11, 2015, 11:50 PM EST

    Will Venable

    Ichiro Suzuki, Nate Schierholtz, Andy Dirks, and Will Venable top the Marlins’ list of fourth-outfielder candidates.

  13. Seth Smith “put two and two together”, knew a trade was likely

    Jan 1, 2015, 12:08 PM EST

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    Seth Smith could read the writing on the wall after the Padres traded for Matt Kemp, Wil Myers, and Justin Upton.

  14. Mariners get Seth Smith from Padres for Brandon Maurer

    Dec 30, 2014, 6:21 PM EST

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    It was reported as close to happening a few hours ago and now ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick says it’s done: Seth Smith, 32-year-old Padres outfielder, has been traded to the Mariners in a straight swap for 24-year-old right-handed reliever Brandon Maurer.

  15. The Dodgers will pay the Padres $18 million toward Matt Kemp’s salary in 2015

    Dec 22, 2014, 11:00 PM EST

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    This means the Padres will only have to pay Kemp $3 million next season.

  16. Padres planning to hang on to their recently-acquired outfielders

    Dec 21, 2014, 11:10 PM EST

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    Wil Myers was rumored to be a potential target for the Phillies in a trade involving Cole Hamels, but it turns out the Padres plan to hang on to him.

  17. Justin Upton open to signing a contract extension with the Padres before spring training

    Dec 21, 2014, 1:35 PM EST

    Justin Upton

    If the Padres want to keep Justin Upton around beyond 2015, they’ll have to hammer out a contract extension before spring training begins.

  18. Wil Myers could play center field for the Padres

    Dec 19, 2014, 8:15 PM EST

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    The Padres’ outfield should hit a lot of homers in 2015, but they may give back a lot of those runs on defense.

  19. The Padres have given their fans something to talk about. Which is badly needed in San Diego.

    Dec 19, 2014, 1:30 PM EST

    A.J. Preller

    The Padres have made a flurry of moves in the past few days. It may help them win some more baseball games. But it will undeniably fire up a fan base that has had nothing to get excited about for years.

  20. So, Cole Hamels is next for the Padres, right?

    Dec 19, 2014, 11:31 AM EST

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    File this under “wild speculation” but it makes all kinds of sense.

  21. Justin Upton traded to the Padres for three prospects

    Dec 19, 2014, 9:43 AM EST

    Justin Upton

    The Padres have gone crazy this week. The latest: acquiring Justin Upton and his big bat for a couple of prospects.

  22. The Padres are “all over” Justin Upton

    Dec 15, 2014, 9:14 AM EST

    Justin Upton

    Even with him and Matt Kemp, though, the Padres would still have a lot of holes.

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