Mon, 06 Apr 2015 04:35:08 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Wil Myers will be the team's center fielder despite the trade for OF Melvin Upton Jr., according to general manager A.J. Preller.
Fantasy Tip: Myers ($4,000, 8% of cap) slumped from .293 to .222 last season, but this trade gave him a change of scenery. Upton was only a .208 hitter himself, so Myers and his owners should have nothing to fear for now.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 01:13:23 -0700
The San Diego Padres "never seriously considered" firing manager Bud Black despite the team's struggles this season and the dismissal of GM Josh Byrnes, according to team president Mike Dee. Dee said it remains to be seen whether new general manager A.J. Preller will want Black to continue, but Dee expresses confidence in Black as a manager.
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:12:15 -0700
Updating a previous item, San Diego Padres new general manager A.J. Preller signed an undisclosed five-year deal Wednesday, Aug. 6. Preller was previously the assistant general manager for the Texas Rangers.
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 00:30:42 -0700
Texas Rangers assistant general manager A.J. Preller has been named the new GM for the San Diego Padres.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:06:48 -0700
Texas Rangers assistant general manager A.J. Preller has completed a second interview for the open San Diego Padres GM job.
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:00:47 -0700
Boston Red Sox assistant general manager Mike Hazen, Texas Rangers assistant general manager A.J. Preller, New York Yankees assistant general manager Billy Eppler and Yankess senior vice president for baseball operations Kim Ng are the finalists for the San Diego Padres general manager position.