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Padres history (April 5): A 'GM rock star' makes one last move

On this date in 2016, Padres General Manager A.J. Preller trades for Craig Kimbrel, completing a furious makeover in his first offseason on the job
Friars on Base Apr 4, 2020

San Diego Padres: 2020 player profile, Manny Machado

In the first year of a ten-year contract, Manny Machado had a down year with the San Diego Padres. Where can he improve in 2020? After being selected number three overall in the 2010 MLB Draft, Manny Machado spent the first seven years of his professional career with the Baltimore Orioles. Prior to the trade […] San Diego Padres: 2020 player profile, Manny Machado - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Padres history (April 4): Rockies steal the show in Mexico

In their first game since the 1998 World Series, the Padres host the Colorado Rockies on opening day in Monterrey, Mexico
Friars on Base Apr 3, 2020

San Diego Padres Simulated Season Week 1: Off to a Slow Start

We simulate through the first week of the MLB season for the San Diego Padres to get a look at what could have been if not for the suspension of the season. Like many of you, I’m desperate for some baseball action. That’s why I went out and bought MLB The Show for Playstation 4 […] San Diego Padres Simulated Season Week 1: Off to a Slow Start - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Padres top prospects: No. 18 Hudson Potts

Counting down the Padres' top-30 prospects: Hudson Potts' ceiling remains high but he's struggled in one-plus seasons in the Double-A Texas League
Friars on Base Apr 3, 2020

San Diego Padres: Re-visiting the Adrian Gonzalez trade

Adrian Gonzalez was a phenomenal player with the San Diego Padres, but his trade to the Boston Red Sox was a tough pill to swallow. Originally drafted first overall in the 2000 MLB Draft, Adrian Gonzalez‘s path to the San Diego Padres was a whirlwind. The Marlins made him the first infielder taken first overall […] San Diego Padres: Re-visiting the Adrian Gonzalez trade - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Padres history (April 3): Bud Black returns to San Diego as a manager

On this date in 2007, Bud Black won his managerial debut with the San Diego Padres, beating the San Francisco Giants

Analysis: Games without fans do not make financial sense for baseball

Padres, other MLB teams rely on game revenue far more than TV money
Friars on Base Apr 2, 2020

Padres: How Shortened Season Helps MVP Chances for Fernando Tatis Jr.

We look at how a shortened Major League Baseball season could help San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. win the NL MVP award. It’s not to say the San Diego Padres start shortstop couldn’t win the NL MVP award over a full 162 game season, but I think having a shortened season definitely helps […] Padres: How Shortened Season Helps MVP Chances for Fernando Tatis Jr. - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Apr 2, 2020

San Diego Padres: 2020 player profile, Fernando Tatis Jr.

The San Diego Padres saw top prospect Fernando Tatis Jr. make his big league debut last year. Let’s look at the advanced statistics and his 2020 projections. Fernando Tatis Jr. made his long-awaited debut for the San Diego Padres last year. The 21-year-old was acquired at the age of 17 from the Chicago White Sox […] San Diego Padres: 2020 player profile, Fernando Tatis Jr. - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Padres history (April 2): End of an era as Joan Kroc sells team

Ray Kroc's widow inherited team in early 1984, sold to Tom Werner and partners just over six years later

Padres top prospects: No. 19 Hudson Head

Counting down the Padres' top-30 prospects: Center fielder Hudson Head signed for $3 million in 2019, a record for any player signed in the third round of the draft
Friars on Base Apr 1, 2020

Padres Notes: Games with no crowds and MiLB gets paid

We look at the latest notes from the San Diego Padres and around the league with MLB possibly playing games with no crowds and minor league players getting paid. One of the biggest issues with the shutdown of baseball for the San Diego Padres and other MLB teams, is how are their Minor League players […] Padres Notes: Games with no crowds and MiLB gets paid - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen Apr 1, 2020

San Diego Padres: Eric Hosmer right fit as cleanup hitter

Although the cleanup hitter is usually a team’s best power hitter, it would be the perfect place for the San Diego Padres to slot Eric Hosmer. Traditionally, teams want their greatest slugger hitting in the cleanup spot. Two players with strong on base skills and respectable speed take up the first two spots in the […] San Diego Padres: Eric Hosmer right fit as cleanup hitter - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Column: Baseball book explores lives of former Padres Garry Templeton, Randy Ready

The two are part of 'The Wax Pack,' which uses a pack of 1986 baseball cards to delve into journeys

Padres Player News

  • 1 Zach Davies

    Zach Davies

    Colorado Rockies simulation game no. 10 thread: Chi Chi González vs. Zach Davies

  • Joey Lucchesi

    Joey Lucchesi

    Colorado Rockies Simulation Game no. 8 thread: Joey Lucchesi vs. Jeff Hoffman

  • Fernando Tatis Jr.

    Fernando Tatis Jr.

    Padres: How Shortened Season Helps MVP Chances for Fernando Tatis Jr.

  • Dinelson Lamet

    Dinelson Lamet

    Simulation Game no. 2 thread: Germán Márquez vs Dinelson Lamet

  • Chris Paddack

    Chris Paddack

    Padres 8, Rockies 4: (Simulated) Opening Day goes to the Padres

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