The Padres have been rather silent this off-season. Many fans like myself are still waiting for that “big acquisition” or “big named free agent.” Heck, even extending Chase Headley would be nice.
But there is an old-saying in baseball that goes a little something like this, “Sometimes the best move, is the one you don’t make,” and the Padres haven’t made a whole lot of moves. So maybe their quite off-season is best for the team.
Here are the off-season transactions (courtesy of ESPN.com ) the Padres have made so far:
|December 12, 2012||Agreed to terms with OF Travis Buck, RHP Sean O’Sullivan, RHP Jason Ray, RHP Daniel Stange, INF Gregorio Petit, C Rene Rivera and C Eddy Rodriguez on minor league contracts.|
|December 11, 2012||Named Willie Blair bullpen coach and Brett McCabe strength and conditioning coach.|
|December 3, 2012||Agreed to terms with RHP Jason Marquis on a one-year contract.|
|November 30, 2012||Failed to offer LHP Juan Oramas a 2013 contract.|
|November 29, 2012||Agreed to terms with RHP Sam Holland, LHP Jeremy Gould, SS Luis Ugueto and OF Euri Minaya on minor league contracts.|
|November 28, 2012||Traded RHP Cory Burns to Texas for a player to be named or cash considerations. Agreed to terms with OF Travis Buck, RHP Daniel Stange, RHP Jason Ray and C Eddy Rodriguez on minor league contracts.|
|November 20, 2012||Selected the contracts of RHP Adys Portillo and OF Jaff Decker from San Antonio (Texas) and OF Yeison Asencio from Fort Wayne (MWL). Designated RHP Cory Burns for assignment. Named Pat Murphy manager, Bronswell Patrick pitching coach and Tom Tornincasa hitting coach of Tucson (PCL); Jacque Jones hitting coach and Daniel Turner trainer of San Antonio (TL); Brian Lawrence pitching coach of Lake Elsinore (Cal); Morgan Burkhart hitting coach and Ricky Huerta trainer of Fort Wayne (MWL); Jim Gabella manager, Dave Rajsich pitching coach, Ivan Cruz hitting coach and Mitch Mattoon trainer of Eugene (NWL); Michael Collins manager, Nelson Cruz pitching coach, Carlos Sosa hitting coach and Wade Yamasak|
|November 19, 2012||Exercised their 2014 and 2015 options on the contract of manager Bud Black. Agreed to terms with OF Kyle Blanks on a one-year contract.|
|November 16, 2012||Traded INF Andy Parrino and LHP Andrew Werner to Oakland for RHP Tyson Ross and INF A.J. Kirby-Jones.|
|November 7, 2012||Traded OF Blake Tekotte to the Chicago White Sox for RHP Brandon Kloess.|
|November 2, 2012||Reinstated LHP Cory Luebke, RHP Joe Wieland, C Nick Hundley, INF/OF Kyle Blanks and INF/OF James Darnell from the 60-day DL. Designated LHP Josh Spence and OF Blake Tekotte for assignment.|
|October 26, 2012||Announced RHP Dustin Moseley and RHP Tim Stauffer have become free agents after clearing outright waivers.|
|October 24, 2012||Released RHP Micah Owings.|