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Friars on Base Jan 14, 2017

San Diego Padres: Solarte Agrees to Extension, Third Base Solidified

The San Diego Padres made a major step towards infield stability this weekend, extending third baseman Yangervis Solarte through 2018. General manager A.J. Preller and the San Diego Padres have made the most of their opportunity to improve the roster this offseason. Bringing in pitching depth in the form of Clayton Richard, Jhoulys Chacin, Tyrell […] San Diego Padres: Solarte Agrees to Extension, Third Base Solidified - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rotoworld Jan 13, 2017

Padres, Christian Friedrich avoid arb. - Christian Friedrich (S) San Diego Padres

Padres and LHP Christian Friedrich avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract.
Gaslamp Ball Dec 22, 2016
How to Weave a Tank

How to Weave a Tank

If Jered Weaver is in the Padres rotation, the tanking strategy isn’t a secret to anyone. As you may have read, the Padres are rumored to have considered signing free agent Jered Weaver to compliment the titillating twosome of Clayton Richard and Jhoulys Chacin somewhere in the Padres rotation. Before you get all twitterpated, stop and take a breath. We should all know by now that AJ Preller will kick every tire in the lot and bark up every tree before making an offer. Naturally he’ll check in with a former quasi-ace looking for a rebound hook-up on the odd chance that something...
Friars on Base Dec 22, 2016

San Diego Padres Rumors: Team Considering Jered Weaver?

More rumors are coming in for the San Diego Padres, once again involving starting pitching. This time, the Padres have been linked to right-hander Jered Weaver. With the rotation coming together, the San Diego Padres have made a great deal of progress this offseason. Signing Jhoulys Chacin and Clayton Richard to one-year deals, the pitching […] San Diego Padres Rumors: Team Considering Jered Weaver? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Padres Public Dec 20, 2016

Clayton Richard, Another Pitcher

Padres sign LHP Clayton Richard to a one-year, $1.75 million deal (plus incentives). Richard was on the last good Padres team, way back in 2010, three or four regime changes ago. He was in that year—and in his other “good” seasons—very much a not-quite-league-average innings-eater. I don’t mean that in a disparaging way, really. Throw together enough Richards and Jon Garlands and Wade LeBlancs and, somehow, you end up with 90 wins. Richard left San Diego in 2013, spent 2014 in the minors and/or hurt, and resurfaced in 2015 with the Cubs, this time as a (league-averageish) reliever....
Sacramento Bee Dec 20, 2016

Jhoulys Chacin joins Padres, who keep Clayton Richard

Right-hander Jhoulys Chacin is joining the San Diego Padres, who kept left-hander Clayton Richard. Both pitchers agreed to $1.75 million, one-year contracts, deals San Diego announced Tuesday. Richard, 33, was …

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