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

    Feb 25, 2015, 10:47 AM EDT

    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.

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

    Feb 9, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT

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

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

    Feb 9, 2015, 2:12 AM EDT

    James Shields

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

  4. The Padres payroll could surpass $100 million this season

    Feb 5, 2015, 9:58 PM EDT

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    The Padres currently project to be around $89 million for 2015, but GM A.J. Preller still has some wiggle room with his budget.

  5. Clint Barmes is a Padres hipster

    Feb 1, 2015, 8:25 PM EDT

    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.

  6. Marlins in search of a fourth outfielder

    Jan 11, 2015, 11:50 PM EDT

    Will Venable

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

  7. Orioles, Dodgers have discussed Andre Ethier trade

    Jan 4, 2015, 1:25 PM EDT

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    The Orioles have been linked in recent weeks to free agents Colby Rasmus, Norichika Aoki, and Ichiro Suzuki. But trading for a new outfielder is another route being explored by the Baltimore front office.

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

    Jan 1, 2015, 12:08 PM EDT

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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.

  9. Mariners get Seth Smith from Padres for Brandon Maurer

    Dec 30, 2014, 6:21 PM EDT

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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.

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

    Dec 22, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT

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

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

    Dec 21, 2014, 11:10 PM EDT

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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.

  12. Video: Matt Kemp and San Diego’s “rockstar GM”

    Dec 21, 2014, 9:11 AM EDT

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    Matt Kemp was introduced to the San Diego media on Saturday at Petco Park …

  13. Wil Myers could play center field for the Padres

    Dec 19, 2014, 8:15 PM EDT

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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.

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

    Dec 19, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

    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.

  15. Done deal: Phillies trade Jimmy Rollins to Dodgers

    Dec 19, 2014, 12:12 PM EDT

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    Rollins waived his no-trade rights to facilitate a move after 15 seasons in Philadelphia.

  16. Justin Upton traded to the Padres for three prospects

    Dec 19, 2014, 9:43 AM EDT

    Justin Upton

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

  17. Matt Kemp has officially been traded to the Padres

    Dec 18, 2014, 11:27 PM EDT

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    It took long enough, but Matt Kemp has finally been traded to the Padres.

  18. Report: Matt Kemp has arthritis in both hips

    Dec 18, 2014, 12:17 PM EDT

    Matt Kemp

    And the Padres “continue to consult medical experts.”

  19. So, apparently we’re sweating the Matt Kemp physical now

    Dec 17, 2014, 12:53 PM EDT

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    And if it blows up, it could impact the Jimmy Rollins trade too.

  20. Padres, Rays, Mariners discussing trade involving Wil Myers

    Dec 16, 2014, 6:19 PM EDT

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    Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reported last week that the Rays had received calls from “about a half-dozen teams” regarding the availability of young outfielder Wil Myers. And it appears the Tampa Bay front office was paying attention to those calls …

  21. The Padres are “all over” Justin Upton

    Dec 15, 2014, 9:14 AM EDT

    Justin Upton

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

  22. Matt Kemp will take his physical for the Padres on Tuesday

    Dec 14, 2014, 10:35 PM EDT

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    The Matt Kemp deal will come closer to becoming finalized when the outfielder takes a physical.

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