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  • Sources: Kinsler, Padres agree to 2-year deal
    San Diego agreed to a two-year deal with free-agent second baseman Ian Kinsler, sources told The club has yet to confirm the deal, which is reportedly worth $8 million and is pending a physical.
  • 3 after-effects of Kinsler's move to San Diego
    A day after general manager A.J. Preller left Las Vegas without a Major League transaction, the Padres came to a two-year agreement with second baseman Ian Kinsler, according to team sources. Here are three ways the signing affects the rest of the club.
  • Why Padres were quiet at Winter Meetings
    For the first time in A.J. Preller's five years as general manager, the Padres did not make a Major League transaction at the Winter Meetings.
  • 4 things we learned about the Padres in Vegas
    A.J. Preller and the Padres were surprisingly quiet in Las Vegas at this week's Winter Meetings. That's not to say the Meetings were entirely unproductive for outside observers.
  • SD ready to give Tatis, Urias leeway to develop
    No doubt, the Padres are justified in their excitement for Fernando Tatis Jr. and Luis Urias. They're the top-ranked prospects at shortstop and second base, respectively, according to MLB Pipeline, and they're expected to man the middle of the diamond at Petco Park for a long time.
  • Padres' top talent in high demand at Meetings
    Who, exactly, is untouchable from the Padres' loaded, top-ranked farm system? It's a system headlined by Fernando Tatis Jr., a budding star at shortstop, and featuring 10 players in MLB Pipeline's Top 100. You better believe rival general managers are calling to ask about A.J. Preller's prospects.
  • Padres building for future with '19 rotation in flux
    Make no mistake: The Padres aren't done adding to their rotation this offseason. All five places in their Opening Day starting five remain available, and it'll clearly be a top priority at this week's Winter Meetings in Las Vegas.
  • Padres' Top 30 Prospects list
    Who do the Padres have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for San Diego's Top 30 Prospects on's Prospect Watch.
  • Richards signs two-year deal with Padres
    The Padres entered the offseason in search of pitching help beyond the 2019 season and into the future. They've signed former Angels right-hander Garrett Richards to a two-year contract, the Padres announced Friday.
  • Padres seek long-term value in trade targets
    If there's been a big name mentioned as a trade candidate this winter, he's probably already been linked to the Padres. But there's an important caveat in the club's trade talks this winter: years of control.
  • Every team's current franchise icon
    Today, we look at the franchise icons for each team -- the guy who, if he were traded, would break the hearts of the local fans. Some of them, to be fair, stretch the definition of "icon"; you'll notice that more frequently with clubs that are in the midst of a rebuild.
  • Each team's best 1st-rounder of the past decade
    The release of the 2019 Draft Top 50 list had the MLB Pipeline staff thinking about Drafts in years past. Teams always want to get that first pick right and there have been some real home runs hit in the first round.
  • Strahm preparing to compete for rotation job
    Matt Strahm doesn't know if he's going to open the 2019 season as a starter or a reliever. He's quick to say that he's happy to do both.
  • Mock draft: Who will the Padres take at No. 6?
    With MLB Pipeline's Top 50 Draft prospects list out, all 30 teams should be ready to just have the Draft now, no?
  • These are the top 50 prospects for the '19 Draft
    The crop of talent for the 2019 Draft appears to be one of the most imbalanced in recent memory. Quality position prospects abound all over the diamond, while question marks surround the best pitchers available.
  • Inbox: Syndergaard, rotation, prospects
    A.J. Preller has a history of being very active at the Winter Meetings. The Padres' general manager arrives in Las Vegas this weekend for baseball's annual offseason showcase, and the stage certainly seems set for more of the same. The Padres have a wide open left side of the infield. They have a surplus of outfielders they're looking to deal from. And, perhaps most importantly, Preller must address a starting rotation with very little certainty entering 2019.
  • This is why the Padres might want Sonny Gray
    A surprising name has emerged among San Diego's offseason targets. The Padres have indeed spoken with the Yankees about Sonny Gray, as's Jon Paul Morosi reported. That doesn't exactly fit the plan, so why explore this trade? Well, the organization doesn't view a potential Gray deal as counterintuitive to those stated goals.
  • Tatis Jr., Gettys lead winter league performers
    Some MLB Pipeline top prospects such as Fernando Tatis Jr. and Eloy Jimenez are currently in action, as are plenty of other notable players who either are making up for lost time or getting in additional work ahead of the 2019 season.
  • Friars tender deals to all 6 arb-eligible players
    The Padres took the suspense out of their decisions on Friday when they cut ties with Alex Dickerson and Cory Spangenberg earlier this month. As a result, the non-tender deadline came and went without any surprises in San Diego.
  • These top prospects could draw trade interest
    Which prospects are realistic candidates to be traded this offseason? Here is a look at one player from each organization.
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