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  • Pipeline names Padres' Prospects of the Year
    Fernando Tatis Jr., the No. 2 prospect in baseball, was touted as the Padres' best hitting prospect by MLB Pipeline, while right-hander Chris Paddack -- in his return season from Tommy John surgery -- took home the honor as the top pitcher.
  • Gwynn delivers SD's greatest October moment
    To kick off the first week of postseason play, this week we take a look at the greatest postseason moments of the division era. Even if your team isn't a postseason team, you can remember your great October moments … and if it is, you can dream of maybe having another one this month that's even better.
  • Here's what Padres did in the AFL on Thursday
    Here's a team-by-team breakdown of how all 30 teams' prospects fared in Arizona Fall League action on Thursday.
  • Inbox: Will Padres deal corner outfielder?
    Lots to discuss as the Padres head toward the offseason. From the outfield logjam to the wide-open rotation race to the looming 40-man decisions, general manager A.J. Preller has quite a bit to sort out before Spring Training.
  • Padres part ways with coaches Stairs, Johnson
    The Padres' well-chronicled struggles to put runners on the basepaths prompted the front office to steer in a direction that it hopes will lead to improved hitting, particularly with a lineup they believe will have far more potential in 2019. On Tuesday, MLB.com learned that hitting coach Matt Stairs and infielders coach Josh Johnson will not return next season after the club wasn't able to take the improved strides it had hoped for.
  • Here are key FAQs about Padres' offseason
    An eventful 2018-19 offseason awaits the Padres and general manager A.J. Preller. Here's a rundown of the most frequently asked questions, which addresses some key dates, deadlines and decisions that loom over the next five months.
  • 30 top prospects in the AFL -- 1 from each team
    Seven clubs are sending their No. 1 prospect to the Arizona Fall League this year, and each team is sending an impressive array of up-and-coming talent. Here is a list of the top prospect from each organization that fans can check out in AFL action next week.
  • 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 MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
  • This offensive stat is biggest priority for Padres
    The Padres spent Sunday evening in the Petco Park clubhouse, packing their bags after their 66-96 season ended with a walk-off victory. A few notes from bag day, as a busy offseason begins.
  • Five questions for the Padres this offseason
    The Padres capped their third straight 90-plus-loss season on Sunday. A busy offseason awaits. For three years, general manager A.J. Preller has turned over the roster, acquiring young talent with an eye to the future. The Padres, owners of the best farm system in baseball, believe that "future" could become the present very soon.
  • Padres pitchers jump up Top 100 Prospects list
    The last time we updated our Top 100 Prospects list was back in a full re-rank at the end of July. Now that the final month of the Minor League season, plus the playoffs, are over, we had a minute to look back and see if anything needed tweaking.
  • Padres cap '18 with wild walk-off in 10th inning
    The Padres walked off in extra innings -- a 4-3 decision against the D-backs at Petco Park on Sunday -- although it wasn't your usual type of celebration. With one out in the 10th inning, Manuel Margot tripled. When Jake Barrett's third strike to pinch-hitter Francisco Mejia got past John Ryan Murphy, Margot broke for home, laying out with a head-first slide, en route to the Padres' seventh walk-off of the season. Ketel Marte and Steven Souza Jr. homered for the D-backs.
  • Amarillo joins Padres as Double-A affiliate
    Amarillo will be rejoining the Padres family of Minor League affiliates in 2019 as the home of San Diego's Double-A Texas League team. The Padres also announced player-development extensions with Advanced Single-A Lake Elsinore of the California League and Short-Season Single-A Tri-City of the Northwest League.
  • Reed collects 3 hits in Arizona Fall League
    Here's a team-by-team breakdown of how all 30 teams' prospects fared in Arizona Fall League action on Wednesday.
  • 2019 Draft order set: Padres have No. 6 pick
    Unlike in 2017, when the race for the No. 1 overall pick in the next year's Draft came down to a walk-off homer on the final day of the season, there was no such drama this summer. The Orioles, whose 115 losses were the fourth-most in modern big league history, clinched the top choice in 2019 with nine games remaining.
  • Myers' role for Padres in 2019 up in the air
    Wil Myers played center field when he arrived in San Diego for the 2015 season. He moved to first base for the next two years, then started the '18 campaign in left and finished it at third.
  • Nix wraps rookie season with loss to D-backs
    Jacob Nix was the last starter to break into the big leagues for the Padres this year, making his debut Aug. 10 when he hurled six innings of shutout ball vs. the Phillies. His last start of the season, however, echoed how he's performed since that day, as the D-backs tagged him early and held on for a 5-4 victory Saturday night at Petco Park.
  • Lauer happy to be part of Padres' 'new wave'
    Eric Lauer may be just 23 years old, but he knows what he's capable of doing. As he wrapped up his rookie season Friday night, he also knows he's capable of playing a huge role in the Padres' cultural shift over the next few years.
  • Galvis ends marathon with walk-off 2B in 15th
    Freddy Galvis provided the knockout punch for the Padres via a walk-off double in the 15th inning of a 3-2 win over the D-backs. Javy Guerra worked a walk off Matt Andriese to lead off the bottom half of the 15th, setting the table for Galvis' seventh at-bat of the game. Ketel Marte scored on Nick Ahmed's sac fly in the top of the 12th for the D-backs, but Hunter Renfroe answered with a solo homer in the bottom of the frame.
  • Friars unveil Trevor Hoffman Way next to Petco
    Petco Park has a new address. It now resides at the corner of Tony Gwynn Drive and Trevor Hoffman Way. The Padres unveiled the new street alongside their stadium -- named in honor of Hoffman, who was enshrined in the Hall of Fame earlier this year -- on Friday before the team's final series of the 2018 season.
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