Padres lose one minor leaguer

The San Diego Padres had placed a priority on re-signing Nick Trzesniak but were not willing to meet the money that the Texas Rangers threw at the catcher.
October 27, 2005

Padres Prospect Pulse: Six-year notes

The San Diego Padres have now established four players as priorities on the six-year minor league free agent side and two have already been re-signed.
October 25, 2005

Padres want one six-year free agent

There are a number of six-year minor league free agents that the Padres are cornering. Some won't be back, but there remains one priority on the list and it is at catcher.
October 23, 2005

Kingston on San Diego Padres of 2006

We caught up with Jeff Kingston, the Padres' Director of Baseball Operations, to get insight into the status of Nick Trzesniak as a six-year free agent, Josh Barfield in the shadow of Mark Loretta and not being called up, Loretta changing positions, Ben Johnson starting in the San Diego outfield in 2006, and Sean Burroughs being the starter at third base when spring training opens as opposed to Joe Randa.
September 26, 2005

Padres roving catching instructor Joe Ferguson

One of the Padres deepest and strongest positions within the organization is the catching position. Nick Trzesniak at Portland, George Kottaras at Mobile, Colt Morton at Lake Elsinore, Nick Hundley and Matt Lauderdale at Fort Wayne, and Billy Killian at Peoria give the Padres as many quality backstops as any organization in baseball.
August 25, 2005

Trzesniak flashes the bat; Whitaker wins again

Nick Trzesniak's bat is a blazing inferno. Brian Whitaker logs eight innings – sort of. Sean Thompson was on the hill in game two. Fernando Valenzuela has reached base in 15 straight and his average drops? Neil Jamison switches leagues but has the same results. Grant Varnell is in the rotation and Jon Link benefits. Geoff Vandel is carving out some amazing numbers.
August 20, 2005

Chris Oxspring stellar; Nick Trzesniak not

A slow day in the minors saw Chris Oxspring shine and newcomer Nick Trzesniak the goat. Joel Santo had a strong outing in Fort Wayne but it got away from them late when Brandon Kintzler gave up a three-run jack. Riki Paewai debuted in the Arizona Rookie League and may have wished his visa got delayed an extra day.
August 2, 2005