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Friars on Base 17 mins ago
If you didn’t visit this page for the past week or so, first of all shame on you, second of all you missed a little simulation we dubbed the FanSided Faux GM Winter Meetings. Faux is French for fake, if you thought that the Padres actually traded Andrew Cashner for Yoenis Cespedes. Who ever got […] FS Faux Winter Meetings Padres Starting Line-Up - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball 2 hours ago
Since I'm in a bit of a rush I'll give a little tweet round-up from what's going as of this morning as it pertains to the Padres in the free agent and trade market. First Yasmany Tomas is still up for grabs and the Braves and Padres are thought to be the front-runners even though the Diamondbacks and Giants are coming on strong. Maybe a little too strong. Sources: #DBacks among teams pushing hardest for Tomas, along with #SFGiants, #Padres and #Braves. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 25, 2014 The Padres are playing hard to get by letting their offer sit out there in a...
Friars on Base 2 hours ago
Longtime Padres player and third base coach Tim Flannery is calling it a career. Flannery said via his band’s Facebook page. ‘Flan’ currently is coming off his third World Series ring as third base coach with Bruce Bochy and the San Francisco Giants. Flannery says he wants to concentrate on music, getting some rest and […] Former Padres Third Base Coach Tim Flannery Retires - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base 4 hours ago
It looks like A.J. Preller reads us. Earlier this off-season, I suggested Yoenis Cespedes as a target for the Padres to try and acquire to help upgrade the offense. Well, it looks like they are going with that. According to MLB.com’s Corey Brock,Preller is believed to have called on trying to get Cespedes. What could […] Padres Rumors: Team Has Inquired On Yoenis Cespedes - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball 4 hours ago
The ballots for the Hall of Fame are out. Let's get some more Padres in there. The 2015 ballot for the Hall of Fame is flush - flush, I say - with Padres. Now it's just a matter of figuring out which ones get cars and cushy front office jobs with the team and baseball plazas at Petco Park named after them in exchange for having their likeness forever linked to the San Diego Padres in Hall of Fame immortality. Here is a sampling of the first balloters that have some reasonable chance of getting into the Hall of Fame as a Padre if they were in fact to get into the Hall of Fame. Clear?...
Gaslamp Ball 16 hours ago
Thanksgiving is coming up, and that means Black Friday is just around the corner. Or should we say... BUD BLACK FRIDAY?! From 1:00 to 2:00 on Friday afternoon the 2010 NL Manager of the Year will be at the Padres store down at Petco Park for a meet and greet with fans. This is a great opportunity for ALL Padres fans. If you're like me and a fan of Buddy, you can go meet him and exchange pleasantries, take pictures, and talk Padres or Aztecs or the holidays or the weather or whatever. If you're of the #FireBudBlack variety of Padres fan, this is your opportunity to step out from behind the...
There are conspiracy theorists out there that think that the Padres faked their part in the Sandoval bidding war. For those people I have the whole story. Early November, in the extravagantly decorated front office suites at Petco Park. Ron Fowler strokes a white cat and spins around in his chair to face A.J. Preller. Mike Dee stands in the corner, staring out a window sipping a glass of scotch. Fowler: A.J., we need to drum up some press this offseason. Got to get the buzz going on this team. Anything goes. We've fired people. Named random things after notorious persons. Held pointless...
Friars on Base 18 hours ago
There is an old saying that says be careful what you wish for because you just might get it. Well, a huge portion of the San Diego Padres’ fanbase wished for a Pablo Sandoval signing, they did not get it – and that’s a good thing. Given the Padres’ history in regards to free agent signings, […] San Diego Padres Miss Out On Pablo Sandoval, Which Is A Good Thing - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base 20 hours ago
After losing out on Pablo Sandoval to the Red Sox and with Yasmany Tomas still deciding where he wants to play, the Padres can’t afford to go 0-for-3. Per Dennis Lin of the U-T San Diego, the Padres are expected to sit down and negotiate a deal with recently bided LHP Kwang-Hyun Kim. Per Lin’s tweet, […] Padres Must Sign LHP Kim By December 11 - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base 22 hours ago
The Hall of Fame 2015 Ballots were released on Monday. On it included several former Padres like Gary Sheffield and Brian Giles, joining several other former Padres on the ballot from previous years like Mike Piazza and Fred McGriff. Of course none of those players is really remembered for their years on the Padres, save […] Is the Hall of Fame Still Magical? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Nov 25, 2014
Now that Pablo Sandoval (and Hanley Ramirez) have joined the Red Sox, and even though the Padres certainly made a competitive offer to Sandoval, it’s time to move on. The Padres still need offense, and even though they have flexibility, you can still get creative and the Sandoval signing can help that. Will Middlebrooks is […] Padres Trade Target: Will Middlebrooks - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Nov 25, 2014
Pablo Sandoval unfortunately did not choose the San Diego Padres to sign with this off-season, even though they offered the highest contract, as reported before he was leaning towards the Boston Red Sox and that is exactly who he chose. The deal with the Red Sox was reported on Monday, he will officially be introduced […] Why The Padres Have To Move On From Pablo Sandoval - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Nov 25, 2014
All the rumors over the past week had suggested that the Padres had offered Pablo Sandoval a 5-year contract in the $90-95 million range. Sources told the UT's Dennis Lin Monday night however, that the Padres actually offered more than the Red Sox and Giants, but their contract offer didn't include a 6th year as an option which is apparently what Sandoval wanted, among other things. Source: Padres offered over $100M Sandoval, the top third baseman on the market, declined an unprecedented Padres bid of more than $100 million, according to a source. The offer was for "more than five...
Gaslamp Ball Nov 25, 2014
More than five months after his passing, Tony Gwynn is still making an impact on the San Diego community. Excited to announce 1st Annual Tony Gwynn "Camp 19" baseball camp! — Anthony Gwynn Jr (@gwynn_jr) November 25, 2014 Dec 20 & 21 @ Presidio Park in San Diego. More info to follow! #Camp19 #TonyGwynn #BaseballCamp #SanDiego — Anthony Gwynn Jr (@gwynn_jr) November 25, 2014 You'll notice that the account from which this information was tweeted isn't the "official"/verified Tony Gwynn, Jr. Twitter account, but it was retweeted by the verified account, so I think we can assume it's...
It’s that time of the year again. Right smack in the middle of one of the most active days in baseball prior to the Winter Meetings, which are held as luck would have it, in San Diego, and upon the heels of losing free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval to the Boston Red Sox, the […] Padres Sprinkled Throughout Hall of Fame Ballot - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Last week it was announced that the Padres traded MLB-ready prospect, Reymond Fuentes, to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for left-handed pitcher, Kyle Bartsch. Kyle has posted a 2.35 ERA with a 1.020 WHIP in 62 games over the last two seasons for the Royals in the minors, and will now join a Padres […] The Friars On Base Interview: Kyle Bartsch - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
What other moves are possible now that the third baseman nicknamed Kung Fu Panda has left for the east coast? The Padres' alleged chase of the former San Francisco Giant, Pablo Sandoval, has come to an end. Supposedly the Padres were one of the final teams being considered and had offered the 3B a contract that was close to what he ended up signing for. If true, the Padres have moved up in the world from being the acquaintance that doesn't get invited to weddings to being the bridesmaid and not the bride. They are still a few more of these away from saying they are "always the bridesmaid...
If you’ve been paying attention, you know that the Padres are serious players in the Pablo Sandoval and Yasmany Tomas sweepstakes. Sandoval and Tomas are two of the sweetest plums hanging from the free agent tree, and GM A.J. Preller and the Padres front office are clearly looking to take a big, attention-grabbing bite. Unfortunately, […] Yasmany Tomas, Jay Bruce, or Justin Upton? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
It has been an exciting week for Padres fans with the GM Winter Meetings going on in their backyard. Of course, “winter” in San Diego means under 70 degrees and possibly having to wear shoes instead of flip-flops so there is that perspective. Yet these meetings the Padres have actually been in the middle of […] FSFauxWM-Balancing The Padres Budget - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pablo Sandoval has reportedly made his decision on what team he will be signing with. According to Jon Heyman, and denied by his agent, Sandoval has agreed to terms with the Boston Red Sox, joining Hanley Ramirez in the American League East, and small confines of Fenway Park. sandoval agrees to red sox deal. 5 years, […] Why Pablo Sandoval Didn’t Sign With The Padres - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More