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Friars on Base 12 hours ago

The Editor’s Desk with Billy Brost: How Long Of A Leash Does Bud Black Get In ’15?

How exciting must San Francisco Giants’ fans be at this point? They just won their third World Series in five years, and they have done it with a combination of solid homegrown products, savvy trades, and keen free agent signings. They don’t go after the big fish, they go after the RIGHT fish. Then, manager […] The Editor’s Desk with Billy Brost: How Long Of A Leash Does Bud Black Get In ’15? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base 14 hours ago

Padres Up for 3 GIBBY Awards

While I wouldn’t use the word great to describe the 2014 Padres season, it doesn’t mean that there wasn’t a fair share of great moments. Now those moments have a chance to be recognized. Voting is now open for MLB.com’s Greatness in Baseball Yearly Awards, or GIBBY Awards for short.  The GIBBYs have several different […] Padres Up for 3 GIBBY Awards - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base 16 hours ago

Rumors: Could the Padres Move Yasmani Grandal?

Yesterday I was listening to the MLBTR Podcast, and the host Jeff Todd and Charlie Wilmoth of MLBTR and Bucs Dugout were talking about the Pirates options at catcher. One of the options they mentioned was a trade for Yasmani Grandal. It got me thinking should the Padres entertain the idea of moving Grandal? He […] Rumors: Could the Padres Move Yasmani Grandal? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
McCovey Chronicles 17 hours ago
World Series Parade, Part II: The Ceremony

World Series Parade, Part II: The Ceremony

"I know what I'm doing and so do you: watching the rest of the parade and commenting on it in the space below."
Friars on Base 18 hours ago

2014 Padres Year In Review: Everth Cabrera

2013 was a banner year for Everth Cabrera. All-Star Game selection. 37 steals. Career highs in many offensive categories. It made you think the Padres had their shortstop and lead-off hitter for the future. 2014 brought all that back to earth. Cabrera hit .232/.272/.300 with three homers, 20 RBI and 18 steals. He then hurt […] 2014 Padres Year In Review: Everth Cabrera - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gregor Blanco and the nearly famous World Series error

Gregor Blanco and the nearly famous World Series error

We don't need therapy, but we at least need a forum like this. In five years, I'll think about Pablo Sandoval falling on his butt. In 10 years, I'll think about Madison Bumgarner cutting an outline of the strike zone, like he was making a boring, square jack-o'-lantern for five serene innings. There are things to remember from this postseason. Have you watched the Travis Ishikawa homer lately? Seems like that's a good thing to watch once a week. Or daily. Oh, what could have been. We like to talk tough about our scars. Candy. Jose Cruz, Jr. Felix Rodriguez. But there's nothing in that...
Friars on Base 20 hours ago

Tim Stauffer Files for Free Agency

Major League Baseball players have filed for free agency, and the only Padre on the list is the longest-tured Padre Tim Stauffer. Officially, with the decline of his team option, Josh Johnson is too; though it is tough to consider him a Padre since he never even pitched for them.  Stauffer’s career has been a […] Tim Stauffer Files for Free Agency - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball 21 hours ago

Padres Pumpkins: Tony Gwynn and Jerry Coleman tribute

If Jodes wasn't at work right now this is probably what she'd blog. - jbox Happy Halloween my lovely Gaslamp Ballers!  This is your girl Jodes0405. I'm on two hours sleep and starting my eight hour work day, that's why I might not sound like myself. Holla! As you know the Padres are hosting their annual pumpkin carving contest. All you have to do is carve a Padres themed pumpkin, tag it with #PadresPumpkins and post it on Instagram. Here's the thing about me, I've got mad skillz when it comes to carving gourds.  I also looove me some Padres.  Keep the faith, y'all! It is time....
Open World Series Parade Thread

Open World Series Parade Thread

I will pretend the raindrops are the tears of Yasiel Puig. If you're in the mood for nostalgia, here's the parade thread from 2010 and here's the overflow thread. The stream for 2012 is here. You can find the parade thread for the last Dodgers World Series here: You can watch the parade on ESPN3, CSNBayArea.com, or KPIX.com, or you can listen to it on KNBR. I hope Madison Bumgarner is there.
McCovey Chronicles 22 hours ago

San Francisco Giants Link Dump, 10/31

Do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United Links of Adumpica. Happy Parade Day! I won't be there, so someone else will have to ensure that the crowd cheers for people associated with the Giants organization. I hope one of you reading this is up to the challenge. The once and future kingsYou'll see a lot of pieces about Madison Bumgarner being written over the next few seconds, and a lot more after that too. Fangraphs had a couple of them, as did ESPN, the New York Times had a great one . . . you could say that Madison bumGarnered a lot of praise. I mean, if you wanted, you...

Giants World Series championship parade route and time

It's at noon, and it will go down Market Street. Also, the Giants won the World Series. I love a parade. You know what there should be? A Huey Lewis song about parades. And the Giants should absolutely blare it before every game until someone complains to the U.N. about Geneva Convention violations. The San Francisco Giants won the 2014 World Series, and now there's going to be a World Series Parade. I like to scoop up huge handfuls of confetti and stick it in my mouth, like a big ol' chaw. Then I spend the rest of the day spitting victory at the world. The parade will start at Market and...
Friars on Base Oct 30, 2014

Logan White Comfortable In Padres Front Office

The newest addition to the Padres front office Logan White, reportedly still had a place in the Los Angeles Dodgers front office as the team’s Vice President of amateur scouting and he was looking forward to working with the Dodgers new president of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman, even after all of the changes that the […] Logan White Comfortable In Padres Front Office - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Oct 30, 2014

Padres decline Josh Johnson's 2015 option

The Padres announced today that they declined Josh Johnson's $4 million dollar team option. You may recall that the option was a provision written in by former general manager Josh Byrnes which stipulated that the club could bring him back in 2015 for $4 million dollars if he started fewer than seven games. You may also recall that he started zero, following an injury in spring training that led to his second Tommy John surgery. About two weeks ago, when Johnson threw for the first time since surgery, there was a lot of discussion regarding his option. One possibility that was bandied about...
Friars on Base Oct 30, 2014

Padres Decline Team Option On Pitcher Josh Johnson

The San Diego Padres announced earlier today that they have chosen to decline their team option on right-handed starting pitcher Josh Johnson for the 2015 season. Johnson was due to make $4 million dollars next season, but made less than seven starts. He re-injured his pitching elbow, and underwent the second Tommy John procedure of […] Padres Decline Team Option On Pitcher Josh Johnson - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Oct 30, 2014

Petco Park No Longer Just For Pitchers?

Petco Park! The home of our beloved San Diego Padres. Petco has been known for being a pitcher-friendly ballpark because of the fences being so far from home plate. Which usually causes a lot of hitters to “talk” about how Petco plays. However, over the past two years, the players have slowly but surely stopped […] Petco Park No Longer Just For Pitchers? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Wonko / Gaslamp Ball Oct 30, 2014

Padres 2014 Season In Milestones

A sport full of stats cannot help but achieve some player milestones at season's end. Take a trip through the numbers looking at the Padres who hit round numbers, career bests and made franchise history. If you do not want to hear about Padres stats from the 2013 season, then this article is not for you. If you have been reading Gaslamp Ball for a while, then you have an idea what stats I'm talking about. Back in March, I wrote about the Padres 2014 Potential Milestones. A yearly post that I have been doing for a while. So, once more into the breach of looking at the year's stats gone...
Gaslamp Ball Oct 30, 2014
Logan White says he would not have left Dodgers for any other job

Logan White says he would not have left Dodgers for any other job

Corey Brock dropped (are the cool kids still saying 'dropped'?) a new article over at the Padres' official site this morning about the club's newest front-office hire, Logan White, and how he's settling in to his new surroundings. It's a good, informative read which touches on his background and also details what his new job as special advisor to the GM and director of pro scouting will entail. What I found most fascinating is what led him to choose to leave his employer of the past 13 years, the Dodgers. A few days ago when I was doing my digging for Dodgers fans' reactions to the Padres...

The Giants won the World Series with the help of a wondrous double play

Joe Panik and Brandon Crawford combined for one of the best defensive plays in Giants postseason history. Here's an appreciation. San Francisco already had "The Catch." Before that, we appropriated another "The Catch" without permission. We just love plays with names on them. It's been a while for the Giants, though. It's been a good, long while since an iconic defensive play took our breath away in the postseason. Enter this sublime piece of poetry and performance art: Your browser does not support iframes. There's no way to know which second basemen in baseball wouldn't have made that...
El Lefty Malo Oct 30, 2014

The Greatest, Pt. 1: Panik to Crawford To Belt

Your browser does not support iframes. This was the best defensive play the Giants made in 2014, and not just because it likely saved a run or more in the seventh game of the World Series. And not just because...

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