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2015 Schedule
74-88, 4th in NL West
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1dDavid Schoenfield

Ranking the teams: 24 through 19

Twins still a year away? David Schoenfield continues his pre-spring training rankings with a look at teams that fall closer to the middle of the pack.

SweetSpot Tv: Tigers and Angels take a step back (2:32)
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Manuel Margot No. 25 prospect in 2016

Margot is a polished, natural center fielder with a good approach at the plate and the ability to slow the game down. The Padres desperately need him and No. 34 prospect Javier Guerra up the middle. Law: Top 100 prospects (Insider)

Padres have No. 20 farm system in 2016

San Diego stripped its system last year but then added its new top two prospects in the Craig Kimbrel trade. Nevertheless, this year's draft will be huge for the Padres, as they have three picks in the first 27. Ranking all 30 farm systems (Insider)

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World Series or Super Bowl contender?

Hall of Famer Dave Winfield was chosen by the San Diego Padres in the MLB draft, the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA draft, the Utah Stars in the ABA draft and the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL draft. Dual MLB-NFL players

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Big year ahead for Wil Myers

Myers should develop into an above-average first baseman thanks to his solid hands, range and footwork. If he stays healthy, he'll become the productive bat the Padres so desperately need. Breakout hitters in 2016 (Insider)

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Age 40 didn't stop Graig Nettles

Nettles is underrated due to low batting averages (.248 in his career), but he was an outstanding defensive third baseman and hit 390 career home runs. Amazingly, he also averaged 157 games per season from 1971 to 1978. All-time age-40 All-Star team

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Don't write off Ian Desmond yet

Despite his flaws, the shortstop offers power at a key position and he's durable. The Padres need a shortstop and their first-round pick is protected. The Royals could use Desmond as a big upgrade at second base. Free agents worth the gamble

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What could Padres get for Cashner?

If San Diego is willing to trade Andrew Cashner, a few teams will likely be interested. One club said to be keeping an eye on the 29-year-old is the Orioles, who have depth at first base to offer in a potential deal. MLB rumors roundup

Padres trade Despaigne to Orioles

San Diego dealt right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne to Baltimore in exchange for minor league pitcher Jean Cosme. Cosme, 19, posted a 4.74 ERA in 12 starts at Low-A Aberdeen last season.

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Padres would benefit from DH

If the National League employed designated hitters, San Diego could move Matt Kemp from the outfield and use Wil Myers in right. Instead, the Pads will experiment with Myers at first in 2016 after center field didn't treat him well. DH candidates for NL teams

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Could Pedro Alvarez land in San Diego?

Buster Olney sees this as a possibility. The Padres could seek left-handed power from the veteran infielder early in the season and look to trade him at the deadline. Olney's blog (Insider)

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Padres, Marlins looking at Lincecum

San Diego and Miami are reportedly among the teams showing interest in Tim Lincecum. The free-agent right-hander is making his return from hip surgery. MLB rumors roundup

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Arroyo decision expected this week

Bronson Arroyo has reportedly been linked to discussions with the Reds, Nationals, Marlins, Pirates and Padres. A move to Washington would reunite Arroyo with Nats manager Dusty Baker, who he played for in Cincinnati. MLB rumors roundup

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20dJerry Crasnick

Manfred hits brakes on potential NL DH talk

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred told ESPN that he did not mean to give the impression during his comments at last week's owners meetings that NL clubs want to adopt the designated hitter.

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Tyson Ross' slider proves reliable

With the Padres, Ross has become reliant upon his slider, and with good reason. The offering has more velocity than the average slider and gets a good amount of swinging strikes as a result. Best pitches in MLB (Insider)

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More suitors emerging for Cespedes?

As the market for free agent Yoenis Cespedes continues to draw out, several new teams are emerging as potential bidders. The Padres are reportedly monitoring the situation, but a deal appears unlikely. MLB rumors roundup

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.24330th
On Base Percentage.30030th
Slugging Percentage.38526th
Earned Run Average4.0920th
Quality Starts909th

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