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Friars on Base 9 hours ago

The Editor’s Desk with Billy Brost: Should A.J. Preller Deal Arms For Bats?

The San Diego Padres failed to finish at the .500 mark, and have missed the postseason for the eighth consecutive season with Sunday’s finale against the Wild Card Giants. New GM A.J. Preller is going to be able to use this winter to put HIS stamp on a team that showed signs of promise, with […] The Editor’s Desk with Billy Brost: Should A.J. Preller Deal Arms For Bats? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Padres Public 22 hours ago

The Good, the Bold, and the Ugly

There are two things you can do when you write a silly bold predictions piece, like the one I did just prior to the 2014 season: (1) try to forget about it and hope others do the same or (2) revisit it after the season and examine just how crazy you are. I’ve chosen option No. 2. The Padres will win 77 games and finish tied for third-place in the NL West (with the Diamondbacks) Oh, hey, that’s a surprisingly nice start. This prediction wasn’t so much bold in the traditional sense; any reasonable win total projection for the Padres in the offseason likely ... Read the full post
Padres Public Sep 29, 2014

Bring On The Off Season

Well, they did it. Hooray. The Padres broke the 76 win curse, winning more games this season than they did in any of the previous three seasons. Unfortunately, they only beat the previous two seasons by one win, finishing with a 77-85 record. Unfortunately-er, had they stuck to the 76 win streak, they would have had a protected first round pick in next year’s draft, as tying with the 76-86 Reds for the 10th worst record in baseball would have given the Padres the 11th and last protected pick in the draft. Had they done that, they could have signed a free ... Read the full post
Padres Public Sep 29, 2014

While You Were Daycationing 2014 Game 162 (SD at SF)

Erlin is going to throw a no hitter for the Padres today.— Tony Losoya (@Tony_Losoya) September 28, 2014
Sacramento Bee Sep 28, 2014
Padres lose 9-3 to Giants in season finale

Padres lose 9-3 to Giants in season finale

The final game of the season for the San Diego Padres pretty much went like most of the year: It started out with promise, collapsed in the middle and ended quietly. San Diego Padres' Will Venable, left, is congratulated by teammate Jedd Gyorko, after scoring a run on a Jeff Francoeur single during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. San Diego Padres starting pitcher Robbie Erlin throws against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. San Francisco Giants' Joe Panik...
Sacramento Bee Sep 28, 2014
Giants beat Padres 9-3, gear up for wild-card game

Giants beat Padres 9-3, gear up for wild-card game

Buster Posey and Adam Duvall homered, and the San Francisco Giants geared up for the NL wild-card game by beating the San Diego Padres 9-3 in the regular-season finale Sunday. San Francisco Giants' Brandon Belt, left, scores a run past San Diego Padres catcher Rene Rivera during the second inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. San Francisco Giants pitcher Chris Heston throws against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. San Diego Padres starting pitcher Robbie Erlin throws against...
Padres Public Sep 28, 2014

While You Were (Day) Drinking 2014 Game 161 (SD at SF)

Before his first warm-up pitch, Peavy quickly points toward #Padres dugout with his glove. Acknowledgment, no doubt, to Black and Balsley.— Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) September 27, 2014
Sacramento Bee Sep 27, 2014
Crawford's single lifts Giants past Padres 3-1

Crawford's single lifts Giants past Padres 3-1

Eric Stults finished the season the way he wanted to, even if the San Diego Padres failed to back the left-hander with enough run support. San Diego Padres relief pitcher Dale Thayer stands on the mound after loading the bases with a walk in the eighth inning of their baseball game against the San Francisco Giants Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in San Francisco. San Francisco won the game 3-1 and Thayer was the losing pitcher. San Diego Padres' Will Venable is greeted after scoring the Padres' first run in the fifth inning of their baseball game against the San Francisco Giants Saturday,...
Sacramento Bee Sep 27, 2014
Crawford's single lifts Giants past Padres 3-1

Crawford's single lifts Giants past Padres 3-1

Brandon Crawford hit a two-run single with two outs in the eighth inning, leading the San Francisco Giants over the San Diego Padres 3-1 Saturday. San Francisco Giants' Gary Brown lays down a bunt for his first Major League hit in the third inning of their baseball game against the San Diego Padres Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in San Francisco. San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford hits a two-run single off San Diego Padres relief pitcher Dale Thayer in the eighth inning of their baseball game Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in San Francisco. San Francisco won the game 3-1. San Diego...
Sacramento Bee Sep 27, 2014

San Diego Padres (77-83) at San Francisco Giants (86-74), 4:05 p.m. (ET)

The San Francisco Giants will be playing their wild card game on the road, but first will try to finish business with the San Diego Padres Saturday in the continuation of a four-game series at AT&T Park.
Padres Public Sep 27, 2014

While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 160 (SD at SF)

Gyorko hasnt had an extra base hit in close to two weeks. SLG% is .328 in 2014.— Tex Padre (@texpadres) September 27, 2014
Sacramento Bee Sep 27, 2014
Kennedy sharp in final start, Padres top Giants

Kennedy sharp in final start, Padres top Giants

Ian Kennedy pitched seven innings for his third consecutive win, Seth Smith hit a tiebreaking double in the sixth inning and the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 4-1 on Friday night. San Diego Padres' Jedd Gyorko, left, bobbles a ball hit by San Francisco Giants' Andrew Susac as Giants' Hunter Pence (8) slides safely into second base in the second inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in San Francisco. San Diego Padres' Rene Rivera, left, tips his helmet to teammates in the dugout after hitting a two-run single against the San Francisco Giants in the sixth...
San Jose Mercury News Sep 27, 2014

Giants lose 4-1 to Padres

San Francisco Giants lose to San Diego Padres after Madison Bumgarner receives Willie Mac Award
Padres Public Sep 26, 2014

A Merciful End

Hi there! I haven’t been around for awhile. A combination of toddler wrangling and a poor product on the field has lead to neither the time nor motivation to write much. But those days are over! At least for today! On September 17th, the Padres were officially eliminated from the post-season. With Tuesday’s 3-2 loss the Padres were guaranteed a below .500 finish, the 4th season in a row and the 6th in 7 seasons. 2014, while unmemorable on the field for the most part, was sadly all to memorable off the field. In January, we lost the voice of the Padres, Jerry ... Read the full post
Padres Public Sep 26, 2014

Hey, It Could Be Worse

The San Diego Padres midseason firing of Josh Byrnes was the equivalent to pushing another reset button for an organization that changes general managers – and owners – like the Kansas City Royals change hitting coaches. It’s a frustrating cycle – bringing in a new chef and allowing him to rearrange the kitchen only to have to start over again in short order when things don’t pan out. After dismissing Byrnes, the Padres went through a drawn out and very public search for his replacement. Whether the public nature of the GM search was due to the Padres process or the ... Read the...

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