Saturday, December 20, 2014

Padres being called "Stacked" makes me warm and fuzzy

Before you say it's a typo. Before you laugh. Before you think, no this isn't San Diego they're talking about you better look up and see what AJ Preller has done in less than 2 weeks. It's nothing short of exciting !

"Kemp wasn't the only one treading in unchartered waters Friday, as the Padres -- who haven't advanced to the playoffs since 2006 and haven't been very relevant since -- continued a frenzied and unusually bountiful offseason with a bevy of notable roster moves, squeezed into a 24-hour window.
How busy have the Padres and Preller, hired in August to remake the team, been? In a 24-hour period, the team added, most notably: Kemp, Braves outfielder Justin Upton and Rays outfielder Wil Myers, giving them a collection of former All-Stars and a Rookie of the Year to fill what was a barren lineup.
"It's getting stacked," Kemp said of the lineup."
 It will be very hard for anyone to dispute that the San Diego Padres, as of right now, are contenders right out of the gate... And Preller might not be done this off season !

Stay Tuned !!

T.Pichierri - Planet Padres Writer


It's been an incredibly exciting week for the Padres. Apparently it's not over yet. Stay tuned.

"Poll: Will The Padres Reach The Postseason

The Padres have been busy over the last couple weeks, with more moves likely to come. Recently hired GM A.J. Preller has pivoted from the organization’s slow rebuilding process to add established major league stars. Preller reportedly recognized a rotation capable of competing now, and he decided to add win-now position players to complement that strength.
The Padres have made eight moves this month, trading a number of prospects and young major leaguers in the process. The headliners are the additions of outfielders Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, and Wil Myers in separate trades. The club also added catcher Derek Norris in a swap with the A’s, third baseman Will Middlebrooks in a trade with the Red Sox, and signed three free agentsJosh Johnson, Brandon Morrow, and Clint Barmes.
More trades are likely to be on the horizon. The club currently has an overwhelming volume of outfield depth. In addition to Kemp, Upton, and Myers, the Padres also have Seth Smith, Carlos Quentin, Cameron Maybin, Will Venable, Abraham Almonte, and Rymer Liriano. Almonte and Liriano have options, but the Friars likely need to deal two of the remaining four. First baseman Yonder Alonso could also be a trade candidate if the club is comfortable with somebody like Quentin or Smith manning first."