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Padres' Juan Soto returns to Nats Park for first time since trade

Padres’ Juan Soto returns to Nats Park for first time since trade

Placeholder while article actions load Just after 2 p.m. Friday, Juan Soto walked down the long ramp from the players’ parking lot at Nationals Park, taking the same path he has before so many games, heading to the clubhouse he once called home. But instead of fully entering — instead of going to a tucked-away …

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Dodgers? Yankees? Padres? Who has the most formidable team after the trade deadline?

Dodgers? Yankees? Padres? Who has the most formidable team after the trade deadline?

Alright, this is it. These are the teams that will race for spots in October and then battle for World Series supremacy. The MLB trade deadline gave baseball’s deck a thorough shuffle, but now the teams will have to play their hands as is. So with deals in the rearview and the stretch run up …

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How Padres pulled off Juan Soto blockbuster

How Padres pulled off Juan Soto blockbuster

The Padres are where it’s at today, thanks to their “gunslinger” general manager, A.J. Preller, and their win-at-any costs managing partner, Peter Seidler. They gave up five great prospects to get 23-year-old wunderkind Juan Soto plus good-hitting first baseman Josh Bell from Washington. While everyone said it was a haul, there are managers and coaches …

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First Call: Steelers floated as trade partner for Bears’ tackle; Steel Curtain snubbed on ESPN list; Josh Bell’s Padres debut

In Thursday’s “First Call,” members of the Steel Curtain have been snubbed by ESPN. The Steelers are being connected to an offensive tackle who is potentially getting traded. Ex-Pirate Josh Bell played his first game with his new team. And Gerrit Cole suffers through an unbelievable first inning in Yankee Stadium. Reclamation project? The Steelers …

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

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 …

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With Juan Soto trade, Padres' A.J. Preller cements his status as MLB’s most energetic talent hunter

With Juan Soto trade, Padres’ A.J. Preller cements his status as MLB’s most energetic talent hunter

Beneath the apparent precision of contract figures, service time calculations, Wins Above Replacement, projected stats and prospect rankings, there is something downright Paleolithic about how MLB executives build baseball teams. They trawl around high school diamonds, tiny college stadiums and far-flung fields looking for the players to sustain their needs. They try to snap up …

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

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 …

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MLB trade deadline winners and losers: Padres get Juan Soto; Phillies, Yankees improve; tough day for O's fans

MLB trade deadline winners and losers: Padres get Juan Soto; Phillies, Yankees improve; tough day for O’s fans

Major League Baseball’s 2022 trade deadline has come and gone. The deadline was set for 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday and teams are no longer be able to make deals to bolster their rosters ahead of the stretch run. The biggest name was moved early Tuesday: Juan Soto headed to the Padres in an eight-player …

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