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Friars on Base 1 hour ago

Padres News: Brandon Morrow Looking to be Fifth Starter

There was a lot of confusion this off-season as to just which pitchers the San Diego Padres had on their roster. Was it Brandon Morrow they got from the Seth Smith trade? Wasn’t he on the Blue Jays last season? Or was it Brandon Maurer? Turns out they now have both. Just for the recap, […] Padres News: Brandon Morrow Looking to be Fifth Starter - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base 2 hours ago

Padres News: Cashner And Kennedy Will Pitch Thursday

We are just a couple days away from getting our first real look and the 2015 San Diego Padres in action! Over the weekend we learned that Jason Lane will be getting the start in the Cactus League opener this Wednesday, along with Justin Hancock and Jay Jackson. Today we learned that both starters Andrew […] Padres News: Cashner And Kennedy Will Pitch Thursday - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base 4 hours ago

Padres News: Competition Breeding Friendship for Solarte, Middlebrooks

Yangervis Solarte and Will Middlebrooks may be competing for the starting third base job for the San Diego Padres, but so far, they can agree on one thing. Arizona is a better place to have Spring Training than Florida. Both Solarte and Middlebrooks started last season in the AL East, which plays its Spring games […] Padres News: Competition Breeding Friendship for Solarte, Middlebrooks - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base 5 hours ago

Padres Report: Maybin To Bat Leadoff Wednesday

There have been reports that Cameron Maybin will bat lead-off for the Padres’ first Spring Training game of the year on Wednesday. The lead-off spot has been a hot topic of discussion since the Padres’ flurry of acquisitions have come in. Maybin has been very vocal about wanting the starting job in center field. Bud hinted […] Padres Report: Maybin To Bat Leadoff Wednesday - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base 7 hours ago

Padres News: Jake Goebbert Looking to Make Opening Day Roster

Lost in all the shuffle of the outfielders the San Diego Padres did acquire in the last six months is the names of those that will have a tough time cracking the Padres Opening Day roster of 2015. Jake Goebbert is one of those players. When Josh Johnson signed back on with the Padres after […] Padres News: Jake Goebbert Looking to Make Opening Day Roster - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base 8 hours ago

Padres News: Former PCL Padre Minnie Monoso Remembered

“The Cuban Comet” Minnie Minoso has passed away at the age of 92 in Chicago. Minoso played parts of 17 seasons in the major leagues, mostly as a third baseman or in the outfield. He was known as an above average defender. Minnie Minoso is widely regarded as the first Black Latino Star in the […] Padres News: Former PCL Padre Minnie Monoso Remembered - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
NoNoHitters.com 10 hours ago

Happy birthday to John Montgomery Ward, threw majors’ 2nd perfecto

John Montgomery Ward, who threw the majors’ second perfect game in 1880, was born 155 years ago today. Ward threw his perfecto for the National League’s Providence Grays on June 17, 1880, shutting out the Buffalo Bisons 5-0 at the Messer Street Grounds in Providence. Beating him to the punch five days earlier was Lee …
Gaslamp Ball 17 hours ago

Luke Yoder Is Playing With Lasers

With just over five weeks left until Opening Day, Padres Head Groundskeeper Luke Yoder has his hands full prepping Petco Park for baseball. That means he's breaking out all the usual equipment: Tractors, tillers, shovels sod, brooms, rakes — and lasers?! Prepping infield edges for root-zone to overlap when we laser grade pic.twitter.com/zUCgrMf3Mc — Luke Yoder (@luke_yoder) March 2, 2015 Yep! To make sure the turf at Petco lies just right, Yoder goes high-tech. Measuring the grade the old school way with stakes and strings just isn't precise enough (and probably a heck of a lot...
Gaslamp Ball 19 hours ago

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Padres News: Gyorko Working On Swing

The San Diego Padres are less than a week into Spring Training and newly appointed Hitting Coach, Mark Kotsay, has his first assignment, get Jedd Gyorko back on track. After a promising rookie season the Padres second baseman was limited to only 111 games in 2014 due to plantar flasciitis in his left foot. Gyorko […] Padres News: Gyorko Working On Swing - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Mar 2, 2015

Padres Minors: Matt Wisler Refocused on 2015

When the dust settled on a crazy off-season, Matt Wisler is still a member of the San Diego Padres, and that might very well be a great thing. He really does have a lot of potential. Rumored to be going to the Philadelphia Phillies (for Cole Hamels) all winter long, had to be tough for […] Padres Minors: Matt Wisler Refocused on 2015 - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Mar 2, 2015

Padres Editorial: A.J. Preller Settling In…But Is He Done?

The dust is finally starting to settle after the extreme make-over provided at the hands of first year General Manager A.J. Preller for the San Diego Padres. Don’t let that make you think that he is completely finished yet though. After all, this is the guy who just a few weeks ago landed arguably the […] Padres Editorial: A.J. Preller Settling In…But Is He Done? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Mar 2, 2015

Padres Minors: Brett Wallace 2015 Outlook

This spring the Padres have 20 non-roster invitees competing for a job in Peoria and as Cory Brock of MLB.com writes one that has a chance to make an impact in 2015 is Brett Wallace. Wallace like Trea Turner and Hunter Renfroe is a former 13th overall draft pick, and once had a bright future with […] Padres Minors: Brett Wallace 2015 Outlook - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Mar 2, 2015

Photo Day 2015: Padres and Puppies

Padres Photo Day was in full swing this morning in Peoria. All the players out at Spring Training took their turns in front of the camera earlier today, and had some fun in between takes as well. Photo Day always gets me really excited for the season because I know all the pictures taken will be used in upcoming ads and promos and Gaslamp Ball game threads! Plus all the players always seem to have a great time with it, and these days with all the access fans have to the team on social media, we get such an awesome behind-the-scenes look at all the action. Thankfully the weather didn't rain...
Friars on Base Mar 2, 2015

Keegan’s Bluff: Padres Bud Black on Spangenberg at Shortstop

Many San Diego Padres fans have been hoping that Cory Spangenberg could be the solution to the weaknesses at both shortstop and leadoff.  When asked if he would try Spangenberg at short, manager Bud Black said that his skills are better suited at second base and third.  In games that do not count, why not even give […] Keegan’s Bluff: Padres Bud Black on Spangenberg at Shortstop - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Mar 2, 2015

Padres News: Josh Johnson won’t be ready until June

We have some unfortunate news to report at Friars On Base, San Diego Padres pitcher Josh Johnson, who has missed all of last season to an injury, will be sidelined until at least June. This news will certainly not help the Padres with their pitching staff, especially because they brought Josh Johnson back for another […] Padres News: Josh Johnson won’t be ready until June - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Mar 2, 2015

Padres News: Battle For Third Base Heats Up In Peoria

Last season the San Diego Padres traded long time third baseman Chase Headley, to the New York Yankees. In return, the Yankees gave the Padres utility player Yangervis Solarte, who did relatively well but not well enough to earn unanimous consent as the Padres third baseman of the future. This off-season new General Manager, A.J. […] Padres News: Battle For Third Base Heats Up In Peoria - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
NoNoHitters.com Mar 1, 2015

Lehigh University pitchers throw 11-inning no-hitter

Two Lehigh University pitchers combined to throw an 11-inning no-hitter Saturday as the Mountain Hawks topped the Iona Gaels 2-0 during the first game of a doubleheader played in Summerville, South Carolina. (Read the full story here.) Lehigh senior Nick Macaione threw nine innings of no-hit ball, yielding just one walk. Junior Kevin Boswick took …
Friars on Base Mar 1, 2015

Padres News: Tony Clark Visits Padres Camp as MLBPA Director

Thursday the San Diego Padres welcomed another visitor to their camp. This time though it wasn’t a new player courtesy of trade or free agency, but former player and Padre Tony Clark as reported by Dennis Lin. Clark is in his second year as Executive Director of the MLB Players Association, previously headed by Michael […] Padres News: Tony Clark Visits Padres Camp as MLBPA Director - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Mar 1, 2015

Padres Analysis: Who Will the Padres Bullpen Consist of?

There are many potential position battles when it comes to the 2015 San Diego Padres. None is tighter than the battle at the back end of the pitching staff. It’s truly one to keep an eye on. The Padres will probably keep 12 total pitchers on the roster. James Shields, Andrew Cashner, Tyson Ross, Ian […] Padres Analysis: Who Will the Padres Bullpen Consist of? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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