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San Diego Padres: Coaching Staff is Club’s Strongest Continuity

The San Diego Padres recently announced their coaching staff, which contrary to the rest of the roster, brings some stability to the club. The San Diego Padres may be experiencing a lot of roster change heading into 2017, but the coaching staff is one area which won’t change too much. On Monday, the team released […] San Diego Padres: Coaching Staff is Club’s Strongest Continuity - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Jan 18, 2017

San Diego Padres: Spring Training Around the Corner

San Diego Padres spring training is less than a month from getting underway, meaning that competitions are about to heat up. For baseball fans, the next best words to “play ball” are “pitchers and catchers report”. No one said it better than A. Bartlett Giamatti, who was commissioner of baseball for a very short time […] San Diego Padres: Spring Training Around the Corner - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Jan 18, 2017

San Diego Padres: BREAKING: Hoffman Cheated out of HOF Induction

The legendary San Diego Padres closer Trevor Hoffman fell five votes short of being inducted into baseball’s 2017 Hall of Fame class. The class of 2017 Major League Baseball Hall of Fame inductees were announced Wednesday night, live on MLB Network. San Diego Padres fans were especially intrigued by this annual event, as one of […] San Diego Padres: BREAKING: Hoffman Cheated out of HOF Induction - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Jan 18, 2017

San Diego Padres: Fantasy Outlook Bleak, or are Fans just Uninformed?

Many will say that picking any San Diego Padres in a fantasy baseball draft besides Wil Myers would be a mistake. But what they don’t realize is that the club has several sleepers waiting to burst onto the major league scene. The rise of fantasy sports has led to a shift in fans’ attitudes and […] San Diego Padres: Fantasy Outlook Bleak, or are Fans just Uninformed? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Jan 17, 2017

San Diego Padres: Investment in Myers a Leap of Faith

With the San Diego Padres signing Wil Myers to a six-year extension, the organization is putting a good portion of the club’s future in the hands of the 26-year-old. Balancing the concerns and desires of fans with what makes sense in the long term is what makes a general manager’s job so difficult. And sometimes, […] San Diego Padres: Investment in Myers a Leap of Faith - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Jan 16, 2017

San Diego Padres: Who is in Charge Here?

The lack of leadership in the San Diego Padres organization approaching spring training is alarming. When will Ron Fowler or Peter Seidler step up and take charge? Thanks to Kevin Acee’s recent column in the San Diego Union Tribune, we now know why the San Diego Padres’ front office has been mute in recent weeks. […] San Diego Padres: Who is in Charge Here? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Jan 15, 2017

San Diego Padres: Myers Extension Would Signal Progress

It appears that the San Diego Padres and Wil Myers are about to seal the deal on a six-year extension. If this is the case, there is a lot to be optimistic about in coming seasons. San Diego Padres fans woke up to two reasons to be optimistic about 2017 and beyond Saturday morning. Of […] San Diego Padres: Myers Extension Would Signal Progress - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Jan 14, 2017

San Diego Padres: Solarte Agrees to Extension, Third Base Solidified

The San Diego Padres made a major step towards infield stability this weekend, extending third baseman Yangervis Solarte through 2018. General manager A.J. Preller and the San Diego Padres have made the most of their opportunity to improve the roster this offseason. Bringing in pitching depth in the form of Clayton Richard, Jhoulys Chacin, Tyrell […] San Diego Padres: Solarte Agrees to Extension, Third Base Solidified - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Jan 13, 2017

San Diego Padres Rumors: Ross to Rangers, Cahill to San Diego?

Tyson Ross will not be a member of the San Diego Padres in 2017, but surprisingly, it looks like free agent Trevor Cahill will be. There is good news and bad news for the San Diego Padres‘ pitching staff. As expected, 2016’s Opening Day starter Tyson Ross will be headed to the Texas Rangers. According to […] San Diego Padres Rumors: Ross to Rangers, Cahill to San Diego? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Jan 13, 2017

San Diego Padres: Pair of Relievers Inked to Avoid Arbitration

The San Diego Padres came to terms with Brand Hand and Brandon Maurer on Friday. The two late inning relievers will now return for 2017. Baseball’s offseason has hit the home stretch, as the time has come for clubs to make their final moves to improve their rosters. For general manager A.J. Preller and the […] San Diego Padres: Pair of Relievers Inked to Avoid Arbitration - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Jan 12, 2017

San Diego Padres: Fowler “Deeply Disappointed” by Exit of Chargers

The San Diego Padres released a statement after the news broke that the Chargers would be leaving for Los Angeles before the 2017 NFL season. While it may have seemed inevitable to many San Diego fans, the exit of the city’s beloved football franchise sparks a wide variety of negative emotions. Now, the San Diego […] San Diego Padres: Fowler “Deeply Disappointed” by Exit of Chargers - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Jan 12, 2017

San Diego Padres: The Only Team in Town

It is official: The Chargers will be moving to Los Angeles. This leaves the San Diego Padres as the only major professional sports team in a city with such passionate fans. This morning Dean Spanos finally made it official: the Chargers are leaving for Los Angeles. Aside from the AHL’s Gulls, the San Diego Padres […] San Diego Padres: The Only Team in Town - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Jan 12, 2017

San Diego Padres: Carter Capps will Return for 2017

The San Diego Padres avoided arbitration with reliever Carter Capps, ensuring that the right-hander will return for the 2017 season. The path for Cater Capps has been anything but smooth. Born and raised in North Carolina, the right-handed pitcher has overcome a Tommy John surgery which kept him out of action in 2016 and will […] San Diego Padres: Carter Capps will Return for 2017 - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Jan 11, 2017

San Diego Padres: Staying Healthy at Critical Positions Key in 2017

With a young roster thin at several positions, the San Diego Padres will need to stay healthy if they want to contend in 2017. The San Diego Padres have a lot of upside, without a doubt. Unfortunately, not many outside of the fan base can see this, as they are quick to overlook any 68-94 […] San Diego Padres: Staying Healthy at Critical Positions Key in 2017 - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Jan 10, 2017
Padres prospects Jose Pirela and Jose Rondon faced each other in the Venezuelan Winter League playoffs

Padres prospects Jose Pirela and Jose Rondon faced each other in the Venezuelan Winter League playoffs

One is going on to the VWL finals while the other just met the end of his season. While Major League Spring Training is still more than a month away, there are a handful of players in the Padres organization who are spending their offseason playing in various Winter Leagues. Jose Pirela is just one of the Padres minor-leaguer seeing action this Winter. Pirela was acquired by the Padres via a trade with the Yankees following the 2015 season. He spent the majority of the 2016 season playing for Triple-A El Paso before joining the Major League club during roster expansion in September. Pirela...
Friars on Base Jan 10, 2017

San Diego Padres Rumors: Will the Padres Add Doug Fister?

The latest rumors indicate that the San Diego Padres are in the Doug Fister sweepstakes. How likely are they to bring him aboard for 2017? For the San Diego Padres, veteran pitching seems to be at the top of the list wish. Previously expressing interest in seasoned starters Jered Weaver and Jake Peavy, the team […] San Diego Padres Rumors: Will the Padres Add Doug Fister? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Jan 10, 2017
Tomi Lahren is, or at least was, a Padres fan

Tomi Lahren is, or at least was, a Padres fan

I stepped away from Twitter for an hour or so while I was reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and when I returned I found a bunch of tweets about some football game along with some retweets which revealed that a political commentator who recently rose to popularity is a Padres fan, or at least was one to some degree a couple years ago. Tomi Lahren, who has made a name for herself in the past year with right-wing hot takes, tweeted a few selfies from Petco Park in 2014 while wearing various articles of Padres apparel. I'm not sure who first discovered these and got them back into...
Gaslamp Ball Jan 9, 2017
Tony Gwynn got the call from the Hall ten years ago

Tony Gwynn got the call from the Hall ten years ago

The Padres insta’d a video of legend Tony Gwynn accepting his call from the Baseball Hall of Fame. It happened on this date in 2007. I would have missed it if I had not seen Gwynn’s son, that we know affectionately as Anthony, share it on Twitter. I wasn’t aware there was anything good on Instagram. Tony Gwynn Jr. says after seeing the video that this was the first day he realized his dad was serious, when Gwynn Sr. would say he wasn’t sure if he’d make it into the Hall. In my head I'm remember thinking he was full of when he use to say he wasn't sure if he would get in...
Friars on Base Jan 9, 2017

San Diego Padres: The Case for Signing Jake Peavy

Even if Jake Peavy won’t be the ace he was in years past, the San Diego Padres should seriously consider bringing him back in 2017 for a reduced cost. The San Diego Padres should bring back Jake Peavy, not for his arm (or what’s left of it); they should bring him back for his heart. […] San Diego Padres: The Case for Signing Jake Peavy - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Jan 8, 2017

San Diego Padres: Considering the Hunter Renfroe Factor

Expectations for the San Diego Padres in 2017 are about as low as possible. Though there is much uncertainty regardless, the emergence of young players is something to seriously consider when objectively evaluating the roster. It was a late September Tuesday night at Petco Park, a meaningless game between the playoff bound Los Angeles Dodgers […] San Diego Padres: Considering the Hunter Renfroe Factor - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Padres Player News

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    Tyrell Jenkins

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  • Wil Myers

    Wil Myers

    San Diego Padres: Fantasy Outlook Bleak, or are Fans just Uninformed?

  • Jhoulys Chacin

    Jhoulys Chacin

    San Diego Padres: Solarte Agrees to Extension, Third Base Solidified

  • Carter Capps

    Carter Capps

    San Diego Padres: Carter Capps will Return for 2017

  • Yangervis Solarte

    Yangervis Solarte

    Padres sign Yangervis Solarte to two-year deal with club options

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