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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:27:40 -0800
San Diego Padres SPs Brandon Morrow and Odrisamer Despaigne are "maybe out there a touch" in the race for the No. 5 starting rotation spot early in spring, according to manager Bud Black. Morrow opted to sign with San Diego because they were going to give him a legitimate rotation shot, instead of pitching in relief. SPs Robbie Erlin and Matt Wisler are other candidates for the job.
Fantasy Tip: Even at age 30 with a lengthy injury history, Morrow seems like the more intriguing option here. Whoever wins the No. 5 spot in SD will be worth a dart throw at the tail end of deep mixed league drafts. At the very least, the winner of this competition should be owned in all NL-only leagues and could be a very valuable daily piece, especially when starting games at Petco.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:37:37 -0800
San Diego Padres SP Josh Johnson (elbow) is currently playing long toss three times a week from 180 feet, and he'll move back to 200-plus feet next week. Johnson is excited about the prospect of throwing a bullpen session soon as he returns from Tommy John surgery last April. His rehab program is going very well after not starting his throwing program until October.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson probably won't be able to pitch for the Friars until May or June. Starting pitchers often have some transition time when returning from TJS, too, so Johnson may not be back in peak for until much later this year or even next year. That means he shouldn't be on your radar in any mixed leagues, but he could be a stash option in cavernous NL-only formats.
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:11:53 -0800
The San Diego Padres will have a new scoreboard in left field in 2015, which means the left field fence will be moved in by three feet, and the wall will shrink from eight feet to seven feet.
Fantasy Tip: Even though it's a minor chance to the fence, it could make a slight difference in turning Petco Park, one of the more pitcher-friendly parks in the league, into more of a hitter's park for some righties, mainly newcomer Wil Myers.
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:10:18 -0800
San Diego Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko is working on some flaws in his swing after having a disappointing 2014 season. "When you're hitting .100 or whatever, it's hard to be real confident," Gyorko said. "Getting that confidence back is the big thing."
Fantasy Tip: Throw out Gyorko's injury-riddled 2014 season. The foot injury likely played a big part in his struggles. He has plenty of power at the keystone and will have a better lineup around him. Look for Gyorko to rebound and be a great value pick late in drafts.
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:00:51 -0800
San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp (hips) said he's not worried about being diagnosed with arthritis in both of his hips when he took a physical with the Padres. He plans to stretch more before playing. Kemp appears to be in a good place both physically and mentally in camp with his new squad. Kemp hit .309/.365/.606 with 17 of his 25 home runs and 54 of his 89 RBI in the second half of last year.
Fantasy Tip: Despite Kemp's injury concerns, he'll remain rather expensive on draft day as a No. 1 or 2 outfielder. The move to pitcher-friendly Petco Park is another drawback that you'll have to live with, as well. His health will make all the difference in whether he'll return value at his placement.
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Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:20:27 -0800
San Diego Padres SP James Shields never received a five-year, $110 million contract offer, according to his agent, Page Odle. The report of said offer was called "inaccurate and a fabrication" by Odle, and he went on to mention that Shields received offers ranging from three to five years before accepting the Padres' offer of a four-year, $75 million contract.
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Wed, 11 Feb 2015 19:12:45 -0800
San Diego Padres 2B Alexi Amarista (hamstring) is dealing with a mild hamstring strain suffered during the Caribbean Series. General manager A.J. Preller said Wednesday, Feb. 11, that Amarista should be OK.
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:38:41 -0800
San Diego Padres SP James Shields will make $10 million this year and $63 million over the next three seasons plus a $2 million buyout in a 2019 option, according to a source. His deal doesn't include a no-trade clause.
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:24:40 -0800
San Diego Padres SP James Shields threw the most pitches (4,080) in the major leagues last season, including through the Kansas City Royals' postseason run to the World Series. However, Shields' velocity remains intact; he averaged a fastball velocity of 92.5 mph last season, which was up from 90.9 in 2011.
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