How the Padres were built

How the Padres were built

The 2005 N.L. West Division champion Padres were predominantly built by general manager Kevin Towers (1995-present), who has run the team for a decade. The one holdover from the Randy Smith era (1993-1995) is Trevor Hoffman, who saved more than half of San Diego's wins this season. The closer is the lone Padre who has been on the team since its run to the World Series in 1998. Mark Sweeney was also on that team, but left for a spell before rejoining the team this season.

1993
• RHP Trevor Hoffman: Acquired in a five-player trade with Florida on June 24

1998
• 3B Sean Burroughs: Selected in the first round (ninth overall) of the First-Year Player Draft
• RHP Brian Lawrence: Selected in the 17th round of the First-Year Player Draft

1999
• RHP Jake Peavy: Selected in the 15th round of the First-Year Player Draft
• RHP Adam Eaton: Acquired in a four-player trade with Philadelphia on Nov. 10
• OF Ryan Klesko: Acquired in a six-player trade with Atlanta on Dec. 22

2000
• OF Ben Johnson: Acquired in a four-player trade with St. Louis on July 31
• RHP Chris Oxspring: Signed as a Minor League free agent on Sept. 19

2002
• SS Khalil Greene: Selected in the first round (13th overall) in the First-Year Player Draft
• OF Xavier Nady: Selected in the second round (49th overall) in the First-Year Player Draft
• OF Paul McAnulty: Selected in the 12th round in the First-Year Player Draft
• 2B Mark Loretta: Signed as a free agent on Dec. 16

2003
• RHP Scott Linebrink: Claimed off waiver from Houston on May 29
• RHP Clay Hensley: Acquired in a three-player trade with San Francisco on July 13
• OF Brian Giles: Acquired in a four-player with Pittsburgh on Aug. 26
• C Ramon Hernandez: Acquired in a three-player trade with Oakland on Nov. 26
• RHP Akinori Otsuka: Signed as a free agent on Dec. 10

2004
• UTIL Damian Jackson: Signed as a free agent on Nov. 19
• RHP Rudy Seanez: Signed as a free agent on Nov. 23
• RHP Woody Williams: Signed as a free agent on Dec. 8
• OF Eric Young: Signed as a free agent on Dec. 9
• OF Dave Roberts: Acquired in a four-player trade with Boston on Dec. 20
• OF Mark Sweeney: Signed as a free agent on Dec. 22

2005
• LHP Chris Hammond: Signed as a free agent on Jan. 11
• IF Robert Fick: Signed as a Minor League free agent on Feb. 17
• LHP Craig Breslow: Signed as a Minor League free agent on Feb. 28
• RHP Pedro Astacio: Signed as a free agent on July 1
• RHP Scott Cassidy: Acquired in a trade with Boston on July 19
• 3B Joe Randa: Acquired in a three-player trade with Cincinnati on July 23
• C David Ross: Acquired in a trade with Pittsburgh on July 29
• RHP Chan Ho Park: Acquired in a trade with Texas on July 31
• C Miguel Olivo: Acquired in a three-player trade with Seattle on July 31
• IF Manny Alexander: Acquired in a trade with Texas on Aug. 31

Daniel Blank is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.