Three and a half months after the pursuit started, here's where things stand with Harper, Machado and their suitors. Plus, updates on Craig Kimbrel, Nolan Arenado and other stars seeking paydays.
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Free agent infielder Manny Machado met with Padres general manager A.J. Preller in Miami last week, sources confirmed to ESPN's Jeff Passan. The San Diego Union-Tribune first reported the meeting.
These under-the-radar players could open some eyes during spring training and make some noise in the majors before the year is out.
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Feb. 14 holiday trivia - MLB players since 1900 with last name "Valentine" (Baseball-Reference.com): Bobby (LAD/CAL/SD/NYM/SEA IF/OF 1969-79), Corky (CIN P 1954-55), Ellis (MON/NYM/CAL/TEX 1975-83 & ‘85) Fred (BAL/WAS/BAL OF 1959 & ‘63-68) & Joe (CIN P 2003-05). Ellis was the only A-S & Bobby the only Mgr.
After undergoing testicular cancer surgery last month, Padres reliever Brad Wieck said Wednesday that he feels strong and hopes to be ready for the start of the season, whether he's with the Padres or in the minors.
The Padres and Dodgers have bumper crops on the farm and the D-backs and Rockies have help on the way, while the Giants have their work cut out for them.
From big names with something to prove to young stars to get to know, here's what you'll want to keep an eye on during spring training.
We're still waiting for this winter's big free agents to sign, but that didn't stop us from predicting which uniforms they'll be wearing in the Midsummer Classic. Who else makes our star-studded squads?
Everybody loves to be ahead of the curve in identifying the next up-and-coming stars. Here are some names to put on your watch list.
The Padres have top prospect Fernando Tatis Jr., but how much young talent is behind him? And how does your team's prospect pool rate?
Vlad Jr. is the headlining act, but he's far from the only rising star to watch in the majors this season.
The Padres met with Bryce Harper on Thursday in Las Vegas, sources told ESPN, officially joining the Phillies, White Sox and Nationals on the list of teams pursuing the free-agent outfielder.
San Diego has plenty of salary flexibility to land a big fish and a slew of hot prospects on the way. But do the Padres want to go for it?
From washed-up stars to guys who've never lived up to their paychecks and one slugger who is out of baseball, we examine MLB's biggest money mistakes.
Spring training is almost here. Check out reporting dates for teams in Florida and Arizona, including the defending champion Red Sox.
With baseball enjoying a surge in young talent, we look at which up-and-comers should be part of the next wave.
Free-agent infielder Freddy Galvis, who hit 13 home runs and drove in 67 runs for the Padres last season, has signed with the Blue Jays, the team announced.
Former San Diego Padres pitcher Jose Torres avoided jail time in a domestic violence case. He was sentenced to two years probation Monday after pleading guilty to attempted aggravated assault in November.
They didn't quite make the list, but they still have plenty of talent and upside. Meet an extraordinarily deep pool of "just missed" prospects.
The San Diego Padres say they are switching to a brown and gold color scheme for 2020 and beyond. That scheme was used from the team's inception in 1969 into the 1980s.
With the offseason providing few answers for baseball's superstar free agents, we shed some light on where things stand and where they're headed.
Are the Yankees set to swoop in on Manny after all? Who might be biding their time for Bryce? We look at some of the potential surprise suitors insiders are talking about.
Corey Kluber and A.J. Pollock turning the Reds into contenders? A swap of former No. 1 prospects? Dallas Keuchel teaming up with Manny or Bryce? Here's how we're hoping the rest of the hot stove season plays out.
There's more to the market than Bryce Harper and Manny Machado. These clubs could make major upgrades without landing the two biggest prizes.
The Padres may be in the market for a third baseman after Wil Myers said Saturday that he's moving back to the outfield. Myers opened last season in the outfield before moving to third base to end the season.