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Jon Morosi of reports that the Padres' pursuit of Rays right-hander Chris Archer has "lost momentum."

That doesn't mean things can't change in the next few hours, but the clock is ticking for the two sides to find common ground. The Padres aren't contending and could wait until the offseason to add a starting pitcher. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reported Monday that the Rays asked teams interested in Archer to submit their final offers. The Yankees, Brewers, and Braves are among the other teams who have expressed interest in recent days.
Jul 31 - 10:36 AM

Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports that the Padres "do not believe themselves the likely destination for Chris Archer."

Jon Heyman of Fancred reported Sunday that the Padres were the "current favorite" to land Archer, but Lin is hearing that "it currently seems unlikely San Diego would surrender the value the Rays are seeking." Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reported earlier Monday that Tampa Bay has asked teams interested in Archer to submit their final trade offers. It doesn't appear the Rays have budged off their high asking price, but perhaps it will come down a bit by Tuesday afternoon.
Jul 30 - 9:06 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays have asked teams interested in Chris Archer to submit their final trade offers.

Topkin lists the Braves, Cardinals, Dodgers, Padres and Yankees as the teams that are "most interested" in Archer, with the A's, Astros, Brewers, Phillies and Pirates also lurking. He adds that the Rays "seem more open" to trading Archer at this point in time after flirting with it multiple times over the last few years. Archer is under team control for three more seasons at a cost of just $27.5 million.
Jul 30 - 4:55 PM

Jon Heyman of Fancred reports that the Padres are "still seen as the current favorite" to land Chris Archer if he is traded.

Heyman notes that the Rays had two scouts watching Yankees top pitching prospect Justus Sheffield at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday. The Yanks and the Dodgers look to be firmly in the mix for Archer, but it appears the Padres might have the best offer on the table. It's no given that the right-hander is traded before Tuesday's deadline, but the likelihood seems higher now than in the past when his name has popped up in trade rumors.
Jul 29 - 9:45 AM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Padres have continued to have discussions with the Rays regarding right-hander Chris Archer.

Passan notes that the two sides have made some progress towards a deal, but the Padres seem to still be balking at the high asking price. The Rays do seem more willing to move Archer than they have in years past and are rumored to be talking to several clubs about him. The Padres have already stated their unwillingness to include Fernando Tatis Jr. in any potential deal for Archer.
Jul 28 - 12:21 PM

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Padres aren't willing to include Fernando Tatis Jr. or MacKenzie Gore in a deal for Chris Archer.

Tatis Jr. is viewed as one of the best prospects in baseball -- ESPN's Keith Law ranked him first in his updated prospect list -- and Gore is considered the best left-handed pitching prospect in the game. Long story short, it makes sense San Diego isn't moving those players, even for a quality pitcher like Archer. The Padres do have plenty of quality other prospects to move, however, and Morosi suggests San Diego is willing to move a few to procure his services. This is certainly a situation to monitor.
Jul 25 - 7:57 PM

Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports that the Padres have checked in with the Mets about Noah Syndergaard.

San Diego has the kind of loaded farm system it would take to fetch Syndergaard, so there may be something to this even if it doesn't make a whole lot of sense on the surface with the Padres far out of contention for the 2018 postseason. Syndergaard is under control through 2021 via salary arbitration, and this trade would be more about the next three seasons. The 25-year-old right-hander is currently on the disabled list with hand, foot, and mouth disease, but he is only expected to miss one start.
Jul 24 - 10:45 PM

Saturday's scheduled contest between the Padres and Phillies was postponed due to rain.

The game will be made up as part of a split doubleheader on Sunday. Saturday's scheduled starters, Luis Perdomo and Vince Velasquez, will presumably be pushed back to start in one of Sunday's contests.
Jul 21 - 3:19 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Padres have shown interest in Maikel Franco.

It's possible the Phillies may be willing to move on from Franco -- who has frustrated with his inconsistency -- and Rosenthal says Philly could target one of the Padres' relievers. However, they would likely need to add an infielder first with J.P. Crawford (hand) sidelined. Philadelphia has been connected to Adrian Beltre.
Source: FOX Sports
Jun 24 - 9:34 AM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Padres have checked in on the trade market for Manny Machado.

The Padres have played better ball lately, but they look highly doubtful to earn a spot in the 2018 postseason and Machado is due to become a free agent in November, so this doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Heyman heard from a Padres source that the interest is merely "due diligence" -- possibly setting up for a more intense pursuit of the 25-year-old superstar once he hits the open market.
Jun 21 - 12:24 PM

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Padres are among the teams with interest in trading for Matt Harvey.

The Rangers, Giants, Orioles, Mariners, and White Sox have also been linked to Harvey since he was designated for assignment by New York last week. Puma says the Mets are "telling interested teams they want a catcher" in return for the 29-year-old right-hander, who has registered a 7.00 ERA in four starts and four relief appearances this season. The Mets are expecting to find a trade partner within the next few days.
May 8 - 5:44 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Padres have been "talking internally" about Jake Arrieta.

Heyman cautions that this "seems like a long shot" and that the Padres will likely "go with the young pitchers they currently have in camp," but if Arrieta's asking price falls far enough there could be legitimate interest. Arrieta remains unsigned with just three weeks to go until Opening Day. The 32-year-old right-hander posted a 3.53 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 163/55 K/BB ratio over 168 1/3 innings (30 starts) last season with the Cubs.
Mar 8 - 12:03 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Dodgers, Padres, Giants and Rangers "are believed to have interest" in Tim Lincecum.

Grant Brisbee of SB Nation has reported that Lincecum has a guaranteed contract offer from one club, but it's unclear but it's unclear at this point which team it is (he did rule out the Giants). The two-time Cy Young winner didn't pitch anywhere in 2017 after posting a 9.16 ERA and 2.37 WHIP in nine starts with the Angels in 2016.
Feb 23 - 12:00 PM

Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that Eric Hosmer is at the Padres' spring training complex Monday in order to take his physical.

Assuming there aren't any red flags in the results, the Padres will make the contract with their new first baseman official and introduce Hosmer at a press conference Tuesday. Hosmer will make $105 million in the first five years of the deal ($5 million of that is a signing bonus) and $39 million in the three years after that if he doesn't exercise his opt-out.
Feb 19 - 4:31 PM

According to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Padres have agreed to a deal with free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer.

Finally, Hosmer is off the board. Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that it's an eight-year deal with an opt-out after five years. Meanwhile, Scott Miller of Bleacher Report hears the deal is worth $144 million. Of course, it has been reported for weeks that Hosmer had seven-year offers from both the Padres and the Royals, but San Diego apparently upped the ante to get a deal done. The deal blows away the previous franchise record (Wil Myers - $83 million) for a signing. By the way, with the addition of Hosmer, the Padres will shift Myers back to the outfield.
Feb 17 - 11:26 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Padres will be at Tim Lincecum's showcase on Thursday in Seattle.

Heyman notes that the Padres scouted Lincecum last year, although they obviously opted against signing him. Lincecum didn't pitch anywhere in 2017 and held a 9.16 ERA across nine starts for the Angels in 2016, but he's reportedly been topping 90 mph on the radar gun lately in workouts. Heyman has also reported that the Giants will be at the showcase.
Feb 12 - 7:50 PM

Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports that the Padres have engaged in "regular dialogue" with Eric Hosmer's agent, Scott Boras, over the past several days.

Lin adds that this contact followed a period where neither side was showing much urgency. Royals general manager Dayton Moore said in a radio interview last week that he's had a lot of recent discussion with Hosmer, so barring a mystery team, this still appears to be a two-horse race. It's believed that the clubs each have seven-year offers on the table, with the Padres' reported offer checking in at around $140 million while the Royals' reported offer was estimated at around $147 million. Boras apparently hasn't given up on the possibility that the Padres could top it.
Source: The Athletic
Feb 12 - 1:21 PM

Padres executive chairman Ron Fowler indicated during an appearance on The Mighty 1090 that the club isn't planning to make significant changes to their offer to free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer.

It was reported earlier this month that the club made a seven-year offer to Homser valued at less than $140 million. They appear to be holding firm for now. "I think we were pretty creative in the way we put a contract proposal together," said Fowler. "We like it. I don’t know if Mr. Boras likes it, but that’s probably another story." The Royals are likely the Padres' primary competition for Hosmer's services, though the Cardinals have also been mentioned as a possibility. Scott Boras is known for being patient with these situations, but something will have to give here soon.
Jan 16 - 1:05 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Padres have reached an agreement on a two-year contract with Japanese reliever Kazuhisa Makita.

The contract is reportedly in the neighborhood of $4 million. The 33-year-old submariner compiled a 1.91 ERA and 78/21 K/BB ratio over 141 1/3 innings over the last two seasons with the Seibu Lions. He'll likely function in a setup role for the Padres.
Jan 6 - 10:41 AM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Padres "have emerged as strong favorites" to sign Japanese reliever Kazuhisa Makita.

This comes on the heels of a report out of Japan that Makita is on his way to the United States to take a physical. The 33-year-old submariner posted a 1.91 ERA and 78/21 K/BB ratio across 141 1/3 innings over the last two seasons for the Seibu Lions.
Jan 5 - 5:17 PM

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