Padres Rumors: K-Rod, Payroll, Rule 5, Zumaya

It's late on the East coast but it's not even 11:30pm in San Diego, so here's some Padres rumors for the Friars fans who are still awake:

  • The Padres have spoken with Francisco Rodriguez about replacing Heath Bell, according to Newsday's Ken Davidoff (on Twitter). Then again, Davidoff notes that they've spoken to "pretty much all the available closers."
  • Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune writes that the Padres have about $20MM to spend.
  • From that same piece, Center writes that GM Josh Byrnes will be active on Wednesday and also that he hopes to have all seven arbitration-eligible Padres signed by the Dec. 12 non-tender deadline.
  • The Padres are unlikely to release anyone from their full 40-man roster to create an opening for Thursday's Rule 5 Draft, writes Center.
  • Center also adds that the Padres will be one of several teams to watch Joel Zumaya throw next week.


4 Responses to Padres Rumors: K-Rod, Payroll, Rule 5, Zumaya Leave a Reply

  1. iheartyourfart 4 years ago

    rodriguez ain’t bad but the inexplicableness of his nickname upsets me.

    that said he might be a decent bargain on a two year deal perhaps between $12m and $15m

  2. Beersy 4 years ago

    If the price is right he would be a great pick up for the Padres.  Some stability at the back end of the pen would be nice and with so many other relievers already being picked up, KRod may be the last decent one out there.  He was absolutely dominant in LA when he worked with Black, plus he could be a nice trade chip at the deadline if the/when the Padres season goes sour.  I was really hoping for Rodriguez and Francisco to sign with the Padres.

  3. Beersy 4 years ago

    If the price is right he would be a great pick up for the Padres.  Some stability at the back end of the pen would be nice and with so many other relievers already being picked up, KRod may be the last decent one out there.  He was absolutely dominant in LA when he worked with Black, plus he could be a nice trade chip at the deadline if the/when the Padres season goes sour.  I was really hoping for Rodriguez and Francisco to sign with the Padres.

  4. Zumaya is a hometown boy.  He should absolutely sign with the Pads.

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