Shohei Ohtani, a 23-year-old Japanese right-hander with a 100 mph fastball and devastating left-handed swing, picked the Angels over six other teams, his agent said Friday.
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Despite repeated warnings by MLB prior to Shohei Ohtani's decision to play for the Angels, sources told ESPN they wouldn't be surprised if there was an investigation into the process.
The Japanese star could be a great pitcher or a not-so great pitcher in MLB. As a hitter, he might have a similar range. We mix and match the projections to find the most entertaining Ohtani.
Baseball's most coveted free agent has whittled down his list of likely landing spots. We make the case for each of the seven finalists to ink the two-way Japanese superstar.
Japanese superstar Shohei Ohtani has narrowed his choice to seven teams -- the Dodgers, Angels, Padres, Giants, Mariners, Rangers and Cubs -- according to multiple reports.
The Padres signed executive vice president/general manager A.J. Preller to a three-year extension Sunday, putting him under contract through the 2022 season.
Myers' power numbers are destroyed by Petco Park. In the right venue, the soon-to-be-27-year-old is at an age when he could put up some huge numbers.
With a pre-hot stove win projection of 66.9, San Diego's offseason hinges on a realistic appraisal of when the system is going to turn the corner at the big league level.
The retooling Padres need pitching and can afford to wait. A big arm recovering from Tommy John surgery might be worth the risk.
San Diego is reportedly hoping to re-sign the pair of veteran right-handers, who performed well at Petco Park in 2017, this offseason.
The San Diego Padres have reportedly been fielding calls for three of their infielders early this offseason.
Former Cy Young Award winner Jake Peavy reportedly has told teams he wants to pitch in 2018 after sitting out this past season.
The Padres are reportedly discussing the idea of pursuing free-agent first baseman Eric Hosmer.
The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres will play a three-game series at Monterrey, Mexico, from May 4-6.
Los partidos que estaban programados para celebrarse en el Petco Park de San Diego en el fin de semana del 4 al 6 de mayo se realizarán en el Estadio de Béisbol Monterrey con los Padres como anfitriones.
The Padres should trade Hand now because every contender would be better with the southpaw. San Diego would be justified in demanding a top-100 prospect plus something more in return.
For a team in full rebuild, it could have been a lot uglier than it was this season. However, it's still not clear at all who the Padres' All-Star will be in 2019.
The construction of the 2018 Padres is officially under way. What's their biggest need? Which one move would you like to see them make?
L.A. has won the division five years running, but Arizona and Colorado were wild cards in '17 -- and the cost of taking a shot at the title won't come cheaply.
Naylor notches two hits in AFL
Padres first base prospect Josh Naylor went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored during Monday's Arizona Fall League action. The former first-round pick by the Marlins in 2015 slashed .280/.346/.415 with 10 home runs and 64 RBIs at high-A and Double-A this past season.
Jhoulys Chacin has enough of a track record to be treated and paid like a No. 3 starter, while Clayton Richard provides value as a swingman in the back of a rotation.
Using ZiPS, the early prognosis at the start of MLB's offseason churns out some interesting predictions for the NL West race.
The Padres were a respectable 33-41 in the second half, but there isn't really any star power on the team. Most of the top prospects are in the lower minors, so don't expect much help next year.
The Padres might pursue a reunion with 13-game winner Jhoulys Chacin if the price is right.
Which team will next follow Astros out of 'Neverland' ?
With the Astros claiming their first World Series championship on Wednesday night, seven MLB franchises are left still seeking No. 1. The Nationals and Mariners are working on their first Series appearances while the others have played in at least one Series without winning.