7:00 PM EST, Sun November 23, 2014
Friars on Base 4 hours ago

Sunday Brunch: Padres Turning A Corner

Pablo Sandoval. Yasmani Tomas. Jay Bruce. All pretty big names. All names the Padres are involved in trying to acquire. For a team that’s a mid market team, it’s nice to see them going after such big off-season targets. The Padres need offense and they are trying as best they can do it.  We all […] Sunday Brunch: Padres Turning A Corner - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
San Diego Union-Tribune 9 hours ago

Padres make bid for All-Star Game

Team states case to commissioner's office.

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Padres Public Nov 21, 2014

Retrospective Player Comments: Ollie Brown

The Ducksnorts 2008 Baseball Annual included a section called “Overlooked ex-Padres.” I’d wanted to call attention to four players–Ollie Brown, Mike Ivie, Ruppert Jones, and Bip Roberts–that maybe didn’t get their due in San Diego. The idea was noble, but the execution could have been better. Since I’ve spent much of the offseason writing player comments for Baseball Prospectus 2015 (#ShamelessPlug), I’m in the mind-set of condensing a man’s contributions to his team into a short paragraph with snappy phrases. In that vein, I thought it might be fun to revisit those players...
Padres Public Nov 20, 2014

Padres History with Joe Furtado: Chapter 6 – “1973″ The Wrong Game In the Wrong Town

*Back in 1988, Padres fan and local San Diegan Joe Furtado, started writing a book based on Padres history up to that point. 21 Chapters later he finished it and after a few failed attempts at getting it published, put it back on his shelf never to see the light of day…..that is until now. To read the other entries, click here. By Joe Furtado: In spite of the announcement that the team would still be in San Diego in 1973, there were still those who felt it was only a matter of time before poor attendance forced the Padres to move. ... Read the full post
Padres Public Nov 19, 2014

The Juice Bar: Padres And Purée

@GhostofRAK @PadresPublic The Padres player equivalent to various juices.— RJs Fro (@RJsFro) November 15, 2014
Padres Public Nov 19, 2014

Found Poem: Bud Black’s Year in Quotes

Bud Black said words in 2014. Assemble them in a certain order, and they form a poem. Sort of.
Padres Public Nov 18, 2014

Padres and Pints: The Podcast! – Episode 14

On this episode of Padres and Juice: the Juicecast! Rick and Chris discuss the new video board at Petco Park, international free agents Yoan Moncada and Kwang Hyun Kim, beer, juice, and uniform speculation. Also juice. If you have any questions or comments, leave them down below or e-mail us. All the videos All the podcasts All the tweets All the pictures
Padres Public Nov 18, 2014

Yoan Moncada: An International Consolation Prize

Source: Yasmani Tomas scheduled to fly to US tomorrow to meet with agent. Deal appears imminent, possibly by the weekend.— Jorge Arangure (@jorgearangure) November 13, 2014
Padres Public Nov 17, 2014

FMK: Pitchers And Catchers

#padres are 5th team in panda derby; hes expected to visit boston this week. http://t.co/bWd0R3ujCX— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) November 17, 2014
Padres Public Nov 14, 2014

Road Trip: Béisbol in Ventura

Hop aboard a train. See a baseball history exhibit at a museum. Eat, drink, and be merry. What better way to spend a Saturday?
Padres Public Nov 12, 2014

A Most Successful Partnership

The last post from the Avenging Jack Murphy blog on Padres Public was from me in late June. At the time I was on vacation in Mexico visiting family when the Padres had the fucking nerve to fire Josh Byrnes. I mean, they couldn’t fire him before I left the country? Assholes. My Wi-Fi sucked, and I missed out on the chance to chime in on social media with my all-important opinion. I still managed to scribble out a few words on Byrnes and why I thought his firing was justified. The opportunity for endless jokes and retweets was lost, however, ... Read the full post
Padres Public Nov 12, 2014

Translating the Translation on Kwang-Hyun Kim

MLB Trade Rumors reported late on Tuesday night that the SK Wyverns of the Korean Professional Baseball league accepted the Padres $2 million bid for pitcher Kwang-Hyun Kim, leaving San Diego with a 30-day window to negotiate a deal with the Korean lefty. MLB Trade Rumors also linked to an article on Naver Sports, a Korean website, to confirm the story. I used the foolproof Google Chrome translator to render the Korean text English, then retranslated that here for your reading pleasure. Django at the end of ‘OK’ sign found. SK has decided to accept the post of internal policy the...

Renfroe named AFL Player of the Week

Padres outfield prospect hit three homers in five games.
Padres Public Nov 11, 2014

Nori Aoki and Lineup Diversity

Last week, we discussed some potential free agent targets, eventually depositing a brief comment on former Kansas City Royals outfielder Nori Aoki: Speaking of Alexi, Nori Aoki graduated summa cum laude from the Amarista School of Outfield Defense, but the numbers say he’s somewhat effective out there. He’s ultra consistent with the bat, posting batting averages between .285 and .288 and on-base percentages between .349 and .356 in each of his first three seasons in the majors, though his power is trending down. His high-contact offensive style might be a good fit in Petco, though...

ROY: Abreu, deGrom take home awards

White Sox 1B's power was unmatched among rookie class.

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