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Friars on Base 15 mins ago

Trade Rumors: Joaquin Benoit Drawing Interest From The Dodgers

  With the active fire sale in full affect, the Padres’ are still looking dump payroll and to move current closer Joaquin Benoit. It is being reported by Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal that the Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to acquire the 37-year old reliever to help strengthen the bullpen. Dodgers Eyeing Joaquin Benoit http://t.co/uSzn6LK9bd Sources: #Dodgers interested […] Trade Rumors: Joaquin Benoit Drawing Interest From The Dodgers - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base 2 hours ago

The Friars On Base Interview: John D’Acquisto-Part I

Editor’s note: John D’Acquisto pitched for the San Diego Padres from 1977 through 1980. As a native San Diegan, he was excited about the chance to come home and pitch in front of family and friends on a consistent basis. His MLB career spanned from 1973-1982, having played for six teams in his big league […] The Friars On Base Interview: John D’Acquisto-Part I - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base 4 hours ago

Morning Coffee with Mark Whelan: What If The Padres’ Regulars Don’t Hit?

The Padres’ Everth Cabrera, Yonder Alonso, and Jedd Gyorko all returned from the DL this week. That’s great news, right? Right? Hopefully that’s great news. Cabrera is the Padres’ table-setter who stole 81 bases over the last two years. Alonso was a .280 career hitter coming into this year. Gyorko led the Padres in HRs last […] Morning Coffee with Mark Whelan: What If The Padres’ Regulars Don’t Hit? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base 15 hours ago

Padres’ Bats Stun The Visiting Cardinals, Friars Win 3-1

Yes, you read that correctly. Two whole runs! And only one of them was unearned! Tyson Ross took the mound tonight against Lance Lynn, and while both have reputations for being excellent pitchers, neither quite lived up to the billing tonight. Ross was good enough to get a dubya and only allow one run, but […] Padres’ Bats Stun The Visiting Cardinals, Friars Win 3-1 - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Wonko / Gaslamp Ball 15 hours ago

Bird in the hand, Padres take first game with Cardinals 3-1

Tyson Ross earns his 10th victory of the season as he and and Friars down St. Louis. For the first time since June 3, the Padres fielded an infield that started Yonder Alonso, Jedd Gyorko and Everth Cabrera. The trio was called into action early when a leadoff walk helped set up a 4-6-3 double play. Walks would become a theme for Tyson Ross. The All Star right handed starter had avoided them in most of his recent start but they plagued him this evening. He allowed five to reach base on balls in the first 3 innings and with a single also given up in the second inning, he had 2 baserunners in...
Friars on Base 16 hours ago

Padres Jedd Gyorko Needs To Spend More Time In The Minors

  Coming into the 2014 season, it looked to be a promising one for Padres’ second baseman Jedd Gyorko.  Following a solid rookie campaign in 2o13 where he batted .249 with 23 home runs and 66 RBI despite missing the month of June with a groin injury. As a result of his play, the organization rewarded the […] Padres Jedd Gyorko Needs To Spend More Time In The Minors - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base 17 hours ago

Trade Rumors: Interest Is Growing For Denorfia Before Deadline

The Padres’ have already traded Huston and Chase Headley, two of their key pieces, before this week’s trading deadline, but with injuries to both pitcher Ian Kennedy and outfielder Carlos Quentin, the team could have limited options before July 31st. However, outfielder Chris Denorfia is still expected to be moved by Thursday. It is being […] Trade Rumors: Interest Is Growing For Denorfia Before Deadline - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base 19 hours ago

Cabrera Returns to Help End Padres Skid

The Padres came out of the All-Star Break on fire. They took series from the Mets and Cubs and then rolled into Atlanta on top of the world. Now they head back home on a 3-game losing streak, and the offense looking as dead as ever even with Jedd Gyorko and Yonder Alonso back in […] Cabrera Returns to Help End Padres Skid - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base 20 hours ago

Everth Cabrera Reinstated; Jason Lane DFA’d

The San Diego Padres have reinstated shortstop Everth Cabrera from the 15-day disabled list, and to make room on the roster, designated Monday’s starting pitcher Jason Lane for assignment. Cabrera landed on the DL on July 2nd due to a strained hamstring, and was sporting a .218/256/.290 line before his injury. The Padres lone representative […] Everth Cabrera Reinstated; Jason Lane DFA’d - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base 21 hours ago

Padres Head Home to Face Cardinals

The Padres (46-59) start a 3-game home series with the St. Louis Cardinals (56-48). The Padres are coming off of a 4-game series loss to the Braves. The Cardinals just  won a series against the Cubs. The Cardinals are in second place, 1.5 games behind the Brewers in the NL Central. The Red Birds are […] Padres Head Home to Face Cardinals - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball 22 hours ago
07/29 Padres Preview: Game 106 vs. Cardinals

07/29 Padres Preview: Game 106 vs. Cardinals

After dropping three of four in Atlanta, our Padres hope to get back on track as they begin their homestand against the Cardinals. Tyson Ross will get the ball in the opener and try to continue his fantastic season, hopefully with some help from the Padres offense. Ross is looking to extend his current win streak to a career-high three straight starts. His last time out he kept the Cubs to just one run in six innings of work while striking out a career-high 11 batters. Tonight's matchup will be his first ever start against St. Louis, though he's pitched three relief innings against the...
Friars on Base 23 hours ago

Prospect Profile: Trea Turner

Trea Turner’s calling card has always been his speed; in his three-year career at N.C. State, he swiped 113 bases. The Padres drafted him with the 13th overall pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft to do exactly that. During his three-year career at N.C. State he swiped 113 bases in 127 attempts, that is […] Prospect Profile: Trea Turner - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Jul 29, 2014

Carlos Quentin to DL…Again

The Padres placed outfielder Carlos Quentin on the 15-day disabled list on Monday due to a sore left knee. The San Diego native started the season on the DL and did not play his first game until May 13th. In the 3 seasons, he has been with the Padres, he has never appeared in more […] Carlos Quentin to DL…Again - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Jul 29, 2014

Padres Minor League Roundup for July 28th

All the affiliates were hard at work on Monday. They combined for a 4-3 record on the day being led by Cody Overbeck, Gabriel Quintana and Trea Turner. Triple-A The El Paso Chihuahuas were defeated by the Fresno Grizzles 9-4. Box Score It was struggle for the Chihuahuas last night against the Grizzles. The bullpen would let down Keyvius […] Padres Minor League Roundup for July 28th - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
NoNoHitters.com Jul 29, 2014

Five years ago today, Padres’ 22nd one-hitter

Five years ago today, on July 29, 2009, Mat Latos, Greg Burke and Mike Ekstrom combined to throw the San Diego Padres 22nd one-hitter in franchise history with a 7-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds. Latos, the starter, lost his …
Friars on Base Jul 29, 2014

Morning Coffee with Mark Whelan: Rivera or Grandal?

Let’s talk about the Padres catching situation. The first important thing to know is that first baseman Yonder Alonso is back from the disabled list. Why is the first baseman’s injury status the first thing to think about? Because manager Bud Black has been using catcher Yasmani Grandal at first base while Rene Rivera has […] Morning Coffee with Mark Whelan: Rivera or Grandal? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Jul 29, 2014
Former Padre Dirk Hayhurst exposes sex culture in baseball

Former Padre Dirk Hayhurst exposes sex culture in baseball

Dirk Hayhurst promised yesterday that his latest article would light the world afire. Tomorrow I light the world afire. — Dirk Hayhurst (@TheGarfoose) July 29, 2014 This morning he dropped an article about ballplayers trying to prove their manhood in the minor and major league systems with their sexual exploits.  He uses examples from the Padres minor league teams since that's where he spent most of his career. The majority of the article describes players' sexual conquests, their infidelities and their need to publicize their exploits to their teammates.  When intercourse wasn't...
Friars on Base Jul 28, 2014

Are The Padres Done Trading?

A recent news report from Corey Brock suggested that the Padres might already be done trading. Huston Street is gone. Chase Headley is gone. Yet don’t think Assistant GM AJ Hinch would not already consider it a successful trading season for the club. “What’s been notable through all this is that there’s been several teams […] Are The Padres Done Trading? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Jul 28, 2014

Gyorko Hits Infield Single In Return From DL

In the final game of the Atlanta series, second baseman Jedd Gyorko returned from the DL, and went 1 for 3. Gyorko switched places with Carlos Quentin, and Brooks Conrad was sent to the minors to make room for pitcher Jason Lane. Lane pitched well in his return to the majors. He went six innings […] Gyorko Hits Infield Single In Return From DL - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Jul 28, 2014

Torre Does What Fox & MLB Failed To Do: Acknowledge The Greatness Of Tony Gwynn

New Hall of Fame inductee Joe Torre has been described as many things over his baseball career. Good team guy, MVP, Clueless Joe, and of course, the master when it came to pushing the right buttons during the New York Yankees’ most recent dynasty of the late 1990s and early 2000s. One word has always […] Torre Does What Fox & MLB Failed To Do: Acknowledge The Greatness Of Tony Gwynn - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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