Padres look towards the future on Draft Day

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REPORT: Padres Shopping Matt Kemp In Trade Talks
Jon Heyman confirms that the San Diego Padres are shopping their highest-paid player, Matt Kemp, in trade talks with several teams around the league.

San Diego Padres 2016 MLB Draft – 1st Round Recap

  • Padres nab Stanford righty Quantrill at No. 8
    If, indeed, Quantrill is back to 100% healthy after undergoing Tommy John surgery, the Padres may have found themselves a serious rotation weapon. Many projections had Quantrill as a top-3 Draft choice before the injury, and some had him going first overall.
  • Prep infielder Sanchez goes to Padres at 24
    With the second of their five selections on Day 1 of the Draft, the Padres picked Sanchez — a toolsy, well-built shortstop — out of Carroll High School in Southlake, Texas.
  • Friars close 1st-round haul with college lefty
    If Eric Lauer can translate his success at Kent State to the professional level, the Padres will have gotten a steal with the last of their three first-round selections in this year’s Draft.The Padres envision Lauer moving quickly through their system, and the 21-year-old lefty — coming off one of the best college seasons in recent memory — is certainly on board with that notion.

VIDEO: A.J. Preller Recaps The First Day Of The MLB Draft
Padres General Manager A.J. Preller gives his thoughts on the Padres first five selections in the 2016 MLB Draft.

AUDIO: Kevin Acee: “There’s A Realistic Expectation From People That Run This Organization That 2016 Is Out”
Kevin Acee joins his own show to go IN-DEPTH and break down the Padres draft selections from earlier tonight with Craig Elsten who was filling in on Trending Now.

Do ‘impact plays’ truly impact the defense? – Bolts from the Blue
Do “highlight plays” on defense actually make a defense better? Should the Chargers be trying to make more “highlight plays” on defense or should they be working on the fundamentals? This is an excellent deep-dive into a stats to try and figure it out.

AUDIO: LaDainian Tomlinson: “Chargers Need Melvin Gordon To Make A Big Jump From His Rookie Year”
The great LaDainian Tomlinson joined Scott and BR to talk about his ASI commercials, his upcoming 5K run this weekend, what he expects from Melvin Gordon this upcoming season and his involvement in the search for a new stadium.

Chargers Plan Opponents Pick a Name and Start Fundraising – Voice of San Diego
A new committee called “No Downtown Stadium – Jobs and Streets First” is getting ready to launch a political campaign against the Chargers ballot measure.

AUDIO: Scott Peters On Why He Supports The Chargers Initiative
Congressman Scott Peters on why he supports the Chargers downtown stadium plan, why Mission Valley is dead and why a tourist tax won’t hurt hotels or tourism.

Phillies take La Costa’s Moniak No. 1 in draft – San Diego Union-Tribune
The Philadelphia Phillies selected La Costa Canyon outfielder Mickey Moniak with the first overall selection on Thursday in the 2016 MLB Draft, marking the fifth time in the draft’s 51-year history that a San Diego-area player has been selected first overall.


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