Manny Machado, new-look San Diego Padres ‘not at all’ concerned despite sweep by Los Angeles Dodgers

LOS ANGELES — Manny Machado expressed utter shock when reporters approached him in the wake of the San Diego Padres’ weekend sweep at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers. To him — and, he believes, to the rest of his clubhouse — it was just one game and one series in the midst of … Read more

How the San Diego Padres’ unconventional master plan nabbed Juan Soto, the trade deadline’s biggest fish

7:00 AM ET Jeff Passan Close ESPN ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” David Schoenfield Close ESPN Senior Writer Covers MLB for ESPN.com Former deputy editor of Page 2 Been with ESPN.com since 1995 ON AUG. 1, the San Diego Padres were 58-46. They … Read more

Where every team stands after the trade deadline

Tuesday’s MLB trade deadline was highlighted by the deal that sent Nationals megastar Juan Soto to the Padres. And San Diego didn’t stop there, nabbing multiple other key players to help boost its chances at making the postseason. However, the Padres weren’t the only team to add elements ahead of the deadline that will impact … Read more

Juan Soto ‘pumped’ to join stacked San Diego Padres lineup, wishes opposing pitchers ‘good luck’

SAN DIEGO — Juan Soto arrived at Petco Park promising to bring “good vibes” to the San Diego Padres and issuing a warning to opposing teams. The acquisition of the 23-year-old generational talent in perhaps the biggest deadline deal ever energized the Padres and their long-suffering fans, and there’s more to come. Soto and Josh … Read more

MLB trade deadline grades for all 30 teams, from Padres (A+) to Mets (C) to White Sox (F)

The 2022 MLB trade deadline will be remembered for the historic Juan Soto blockbuster deal between the Padres and Nationals, but we also saw the team with the best record trade one of its most consistent starters for an injured center fielder. We saw a team that hasn’t made the playoffs in 21 years acquire … Read more

Rosenthal: For the Padres, the future is now. Breaking down the MLB trade deadline

Padres fans hated the line. Padres officials hated it, too. So consider this a pre-emptive strike to spare @OldTakesExposed from crashing when members of both constituencies rush to submit the question I posed in a Feb. 2021 column after the Pads signed shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. to a 14-year, $340 million extension. How the heck are … Read more

The headlines of this year’s MLB trade deadline

The 2022 MLB trade deadline has been put to bed, and it was quite a news frenzy. The moves were plentiful, and they were eye-catching. Well, some of them were. Each of baseball’s 30 teams wrote its own story over the past few days. But as stories go, some were more engaging than others. Here’s … Read more

Josh Hader’s wife emotional after ‘bittersweet’ trade to Padres

Josh Hader’s wife reflected on the couple’s time in Milwaukee after the Brewers traded the All-Star pitcher to the Padres on Monday. Maria Hader described the stunning trade deadline move as “bittersweet.” “MKE – thank you for the last 6 years!” Maria Hader wrote on Instagram, including a trio of photos that showed the couple … Read more

San Diego Padres sign All-Star pitcher Joe Musgrove to 5-year extension worth $100 million

SAN DIEGO — Joe Musgrove walked onto the dais in an olive green suit, with his family on the left side of the room and a small contingent of Padres to his right, including teammates Manny Machado and Jake Cronenworth, as well as manager Bob Melvin and pitching coach Ruben Niebla. The big right-hander from … Read more