Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:21:20 -0700
According to sources, San Diego Padres RPs Joaquin Benoit and Huston Street have very high asking prices on the trade market, likely due to the scarcity of sellers.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 01:09:09 -0700
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have expressed interest in San Diego Padres RP Joaquin Benoit, but it is unknown what the level of pursuit will be following the acquisition of RP Joe Thatcher.
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 12:08:36 -0700
The Detroit Tigers are interested in trading for San Diego Padres RP Joaquin Benoit. The Padres have let teams know that Benoit is available in a trade.
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:38:34 -0700
The San Diego Padres are receiving trade interest in RPs Huston Street and Joaquin Benoit and OFs Seth Smith and Chris Denorfia.
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:50:50 -0700
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are looking for a lefthanded reliever and another closer candidate for the bullpen. The Angels are thought to have interest in San Diego Padres RPs Huston Street and Joaquin Benoit, Philadelphia Phillies RP Antonio Bastardo and CL Jonathan Papelbon, and Oakland Athletics CL Jim Johnson.
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:29:47 -0800
San Diego Padres RP Huston Street (groin) is dealing with a minor groin pull and is being pushed back.
Fantasy Tip: This injury shouldn't compromise his ability to be ready by opening day, but it does remind owners that Street is oft-injured. Joaquin Benoit is solid handcuff option and will likely be the first to step in for saves if Street misses time during the season.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 13:46:08 -0800
San Diego Padres RP Joaquin Benoit is expected to be the eighth-inning setup man to RP Huston Street this year. Benoit will also provide insurance to Street in case he's injured and misses time.
Fantasy Tip: Benoit can remain a worthy fantasy player to own, especially as a handcuff to the oft-injured Street. NL-only leaguers probably wouldn't mind him gracing their roster, either, for his valuable peripherals that should look nicer at PETCO Park.
Mon, 30 Dec 2013 01:46:41 -0800
Despite signing free-agent RP Joaquin Benoit (Tigers) on Saturday, Dec. 28, the San Diego Padres are still in the market for extra bullpen help if it comes up. The team has floated the idea of using SP Cory Luebke in relief as he works back from injury.
Sun, 29 Dec 2013 11:28:08 -0800
Updating a previous report, San Diego Padres RP Joaquin Benoit will make $6 million in 2014 and $8 million in 2015. The deal also includes an $8 million vesting option for the 2016 season (if Benoit appears in at least 55 games during the 2015 season) or a $1.5 million buyout.
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 20:02:29 -0800
Despite the signing of RP Joaquin Benoit, the San Diego Padres are not actively looking to move CL Huston Street.
Fantasy Tip: Benoit and Street are likely to battle for the closer's job in 2014. Whoever emerges as the winner will be a strong fantasy play. The Padres aren't likely to blow out many teams, so there will be plenty of save opportunities.