Showing posts with label Padres. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Padres. Show all posts

Monday, December 05, 2011

Rumor Mill: Tigers, Blue Jays, Padres have inquired about Daniel Murphy, Mets Like Tigers CF Andy Dirks?

Andy Dirks Mets Solution in CF?
The Tigers, Blue Jays, and Padres inquired on Mets infielder Daniel Murphy, tweets Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

Sherman adds that the Mets like the Tigers' Andy Dirks as a potential center field alternative to Angel Pagan.

Murphy, 26, hit .320/.362/.448 in 423 plate appearances while playing first base, second base, and third base this year.


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Friday, December 02, 2011

Padres hire Omar Minaya as Assistant GM

According to the NY Post, The Padres have hired former Mets general manager Omar Minaya to work in the team's front office, reported Friday.

Minaya, 53, is expected to serve as an assistant under Padres general manager Josh Byrnes.

The Mets fired Minaya, along with skipper Jerry Manuel, following the conclusion of the 2010 season. Minaya had previously served as general manager of the Montreal Expos from 2002-2004, prior to the team's relocation to Washington, D.C.

Mets owner Fred Wilpon hired Minaya as his general manager in 2005. The team made the postseason just once during Minaya's tenure in New York.

Minaya was rumored to be in the running for the Los Angeles Angels' general manager position, but the club ultimately selected Jerry Dipoto for the role.

Some of Omar's Finest Pieces of Work: 

As the Expos GM,  On June 27, 2002, he traded Cliff Lee (future Cy Young winner and 2 time All-Star), Grady Sizemore (future 3 time All-Star, 2 time Gold Glove winner, and Silver Slugger), Brandon Phillips (future All-Star and two time Gold Glove winner) and Lee Stevens to the Cleveland Indians for Bartolo Colón.

Good Luck San Diego!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Mets Claim Padres 1B/OF Mike Baxter

The Mets have claimed outfielder/first baseman Mike Baxter off of waivers from the Padres.

Baxter, 26, had been rehabbing from a stint on the 60-day DL at Class A. The Padres placed him on the disabled list in March after he underwent surgery to repair a torn left thumb ligament.

The Queens native has a .278/.349/.423 line in parts of seven seasons in the Padres' system. The former fourth round pick had 18 homers with a .301/.382/.517 line at Triple-A last year, when current Mets executive Paul DePodesta worked for the Padres.
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