The Padres have one of the sport's most coveted relievers in left-hander Brad Hand. And it certainly sounds as though he's available this winter for the right price.
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The majority of the Padres' coaching staff is expected to return for the 2018 season, with two notable absences.
The playoffs and Arizona Fall League may garner the bulk of the attention this time of year, but there's plenty of baseball being played elsewhere.
There is no offseason for the Padres Inbox.
Vote for a fellow Padres supporter for Best Fan Catch in the 2017 Esurance MLB Awards, baseball's ultimate honors.
I am finishing my list of my personal Padres awards with one that doesn't exist with the National League club. Yangervis Solarte earned a special spot with me this season.
Mike Rosenbaum checks in on the Padres' Arizona Fall League participants, a group that includes a pair of talented 20-year-old prospects in Luis Urias and Josh Naylor.
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.
When voting for the Pitcher of the Year, I tend to lean more toward starters over relievers, with all other things being equal.
Josh Naylor has always been able to hit, and he has continued to show off his offensive prowess in the early stages of the Arizona Fall League. The Padres' No. 10 prospect did it all on Saturday, going 2-for-3 with a homer, two RBIs and three runs scored as Peoria topped Salt River, 12-1.
The Padres enter the offseason with a combination of young Major Leaguers and prospects who they believe will shine in San Diego for the better part of the next decade.
Padres prospects Luis Urias and Josh Naylor both had strong Arizona Fall League debuts in the Peoria Javelinas' 3-0 victory over Glendale on Tuesday to open the season.
There was one downside to Brad Hand becoming the Padres' full-time closer on July 24 with the trade of Brandon Maurer to Kansas City.
Shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. and left-hander Joey Lucchesi were named as the organization's prospects of the year by MLBPipeline this week. Both were brought on board last summer, as part of the reboot of the Padres' farm system.
After 81 home games this year, Petco Park will conclude its regular season by playing host to nine holes for nearly 3,000 golfers this weekend.
My personal pick for Padres Rookie of the Year is right-handed starting pitcher Dinelson Lamet.
With the 2017 campaign in the books, a busy offseason awaits Padres general manager A.J. Preller. San Diego exceded a few external expectations with a 71-91 record. But even with a young and developing roster, there are a number of holes that need to be filled by the start of the 2018 campaign.
When you are dropped from a team's 40-man roster during the offseason, it is safe to say you aren't a major figure in that club's future plans. That was the plight faced by Jose Pirela last winter.
Six Padres rookies played on Opening Day in Los Angeles this April -- a tone-setter for the youth-oriented approach the organization would take toward the 2017 season.
Most pitchers, when they hit a line drive into the left-field corner, aren't thinking it'll be a triple from the moment they leave the batter's box. Then again, most pitchers aren't Luis Perdomo.
Tis the season of postseason play and awards. And I have my own thoughts when it comes to the Padres' awards for 2017.
Pablo Sandoval's journey back to the Giants' organization wasn't easy by any stretch. But the third baseman sent the 2017 season off in dramatic fashion Sunday, launching a walk-off home run to lift the Giants to a victory in the season finale over the Padres, 5-4.
Both the San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers had designs on the postseason in 2017. For a variety of reasons, things didn't work out as planned. The consolation prize? Getting to pick at the top of the 2018 Draft.
Down to their final strike Saturday, the Padres came through to break a five-game losing streak. Austin Hedges roped a two-out RBI double over the head of Giants right fielder Hunter Pence to plate two runs and powering San Diego to a 3-2 come-from-behind win over the Giants.
Padres general manager A.J. Preller has spent the past two years building depth in his Minor League system. It seemed to pay off Saturday night, when San Diego's Minor Leaguers downed the Rangers' prospects, 5-2, in the Padres On Deck Game at Petco Park in their instructional league finale.
Fernando Tatis Jr. jumpstarted the Padres' prospects to a 5-2 victory against Rangers Minor Leaguers on Saturday night at Petco Park, as the organizations wrapped up Instructional League play with the Padres On Deck Game.
The Padres want Jhoulys Chacin back in their starting rotation next season. Chacin reiterated this week that the feeling is mutual. Now, for the tricky part.
Years ago, I had the privilege of touring the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park with Bob Breitbard as my personal host and tour guide.
A day before the Giants were set to say goodbye to veteran Matt Cain, Chris Stratton once again showed he's a worthy candidate to fill Cain's spot in next year's rotation. The rookie right-hander turned in 6 2/3 strong innings to power the Giants to an 8-0 triumph over the Padres on Friday.
How does the Padres' rotation figure to shake out in 2018? When can prospect Luis Urias be expected to join the big league squad? Beat reporter AJ Cassavell answers those questions and more in the Inbox.
Yasiel Puig, Curtis Granderson and Corey Seager homered to back a gem from left-hander Rich Hill as the Dodgers rolled to a 10-0 win over the Padres on Wednesday night to tie a Los Angeles-era record with their 102nd win.
After eight seasons in the Minors, Christian Villanueva has announced his presence emphatically, homering four times in his first nine games entering play Wednesday night. The 26-year-old third baseman is 9-for-23 (.391) with San Diego after posting an impressive .296/.369/.528 slash line for Triple-A El Paso this season.
MacKenzie Gore, the Padres' No. 1 prospect, is among several of the club's top prospects adjusting to pro ball in instructional league.
Yasmani Grandal, Adrian Gonzalez and Corey Seager each went deep as the Dodgers secured home-field advantage throughout the National League playoffs with a 9-2 victory over the Padres on Tuesday night.
No one has ever questioned Hunter Renfroe's prodigious power. On Tuesday night, the rookie right fielder used that power to secure himself a place in the Padres' record books.
When the 2018 season begins, there's a chance the Padres' rotation could look very similar to the version that finished the '17 campaign. There's also a chance it looks very different.