A look at five possible free agent destinations for Justin Upton, yet don't be surprised if Upton provides his own surprise with his decision.
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The Braves have added a veteran pitcher to their young rotation, agreeing to a one-year contract with right-hander Bud Norris.
Roberts makes 5 of a kind in dugouts
With the recent hiring of Dave Roberts, the Dodgers join the Brewers, Tigers, Rays and Padres with managers who played in the majors within the past 10 years on Opening Day. MLB notes (Insider)
Once thought to be the future Nationals manager, Bud Black was hired Tuesday as a special assistant to new Los Angeles Angels general manager Billy Eppler.
Wheeling and dealing backfired for Padres
The Padres were a hot mess last season and have many more questions than answers, but they started the offseason right by trading Craig Kimbrel for four prospects. MLB status check (Insider)
Tommy Hunter drawing interest
The free-agent right-hander is reportedly getting attention from the Indians, Tigers and Padres. Don't expect Hunter to sign early, though. MLB rumors roundup
Eric Karabell and Tristan Cockcroft weigh in on deals for Craig Kimbrel, Andrelton Simmons and Leonys Martin. Plus, favorite Thanksgiving dishes and more!
Tyson Ross is a popular man
Sure, the free-agent market has plenty of top arms available, but all those guys will cost teams serious cash. That's why many GMs have called the Padres about the cheap, effective arm of Ross. Bowden: Potential big-name trades (Insider)
What about Tyson Ross to the Cubs?
Chicago is looking for starters this offseason, and Ross would be a great No. 3 in its rotation. The right-hander won't come cheap though, as the Padres could ask for a bat like Jorge Soler in return. Bowden: Trades I'd like to see (Insider)
The Dodgers have named Dave Roberts, former player and Padres bench coach, as their new manager, making him the first minority skipper in franchise history.
Mark McGwire close to joining Padres
The No. 10 all-time home run hitter is in discussions to become the Padres bench coach, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. He was the Dodgers hitting coach the last three seasons.
Ross among 2016 Cy Young dark horses
Padres righty Tyson Ross would probably get more attention if he didn't share a league with baseball's most dominant pitchers. See why he could still sneak into next year's Cy Young conversation. Sleeper 2016 Cy Young picks (Insider)
What is Justin Upton's projected worth?
Upton has been solid since he was called up in 2007, but has yet to establish himself a star player. And at 28 years old, Upton still has time for breakout season. How much are top free agents worth? (Insider)
The Padres' overhaul last offseason did not go well, and there are still several holes to fill because of it.
Craig Kimbrel is one of the game's best closers, but he's not worth the four prospects Boston dealt to San Diego.
Red Sox get closer Kimbrel from Padres
Four-time All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel will join his third team in as many seasons, as the Padres sent him to the Red Sox for four prospects. Kimbrel saved 39 games for San Diego in 2015 after being acquired from Atlanta in April.
The Red Sox have made the first big move in the Dave Dombrowski era, acquiring closer Craig Kimbrel from the Padres for four prospects.
Kennedy rejects Padres' qualifying offer
SP Ian Kennedy will not sign San Diego's qualifying offer making him a free agent, according to ESPN's Jim Bowden and media reports. Kennedy posted a 4.28 ERA in 30 starts last year, his third with the Padres.
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I'm annually among the first to release my Hall of Fame ballot. This year is no different. Here are my 10 (the maximum allowed). Among newcomers, I voted for Ken Griffey Jr. and Trevor Hoffman. With two more spaces after voting for selections from my ballot last year, I added Lee Smith and Alan Trammell. Trammell is in his final year on the ballot. He received 25.1 percent of the vote a year ago.
Report: Kennedy planning to decline offer
We all saw it coming. Not only did Ian Kennedy have a decent 2015, but also he's a client of Scott Boras. There's no way he would be the first player to accept a qualifying offer. MLB rumors roundup
Former player Mark Kotsay is rejoining the Oakland Athletics as bench coach on manager Bob Melvin's staff.
Seattle added to its bullpen Thursday, acquiring 38-year-old right-hander Joaquin Benoit from the San Diego Padres for two minor league prospects.
Upton set for a payday exceeding his peers
ESPN Insider Jim Bowden thinks free-agent OF Justin Upton should get more than Shin-Soo Choo ($130M) and Jacoby Ellsbury ($153M). Will that price be right for potential suitors like the Yankees, Giants, O's, Angels, Padres, White Sox or M's? Projections for Top 50 FAs (Insider)
When it comes to the Hall of Fame, relief pitchers and designated hitters don't get the credit they deserve. That needs to change.