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San Diego Padres Trade Ryan Schimpf To The Tampa Bay Rays

On the heels of trading for Chase Headly and Bryan Mitchell, the San Diego Padres made their second deal of the day, moving infielder Ryan Schimpf to the Tampa Bay Rays for infielder Deion Tansel. The #Padres acquire INF Deion Tansel from Tampa Bay in exchange for INF Ryan Schimpf: https://t.co/0MBtHl75YM pic.twitter.com/tNMDSeyPVt — San Diego […] San Diego Padres Trade Ryan Schimpf To The Tampa Bay Rays - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base 16 hours ago

San Diego Padres Trade For Chase Headley and Bryan Mitchell

The San Diego Padres have made their first major move of the 2017 Winter Meetings, acquiring third baseman Chase Headley and relief pitcher Bryan Mitchell from the New York Yankees for outfielder Jabari Blash. #Yankees acquiring Jabari Blash from #Padres for Chase Headley and Bryan Mitchell, sources tell The Athletic. First: @Joelsherman1. — Ken Rosenthal […] San Diego Padres Trade For Chase Headley and Bryan Mitchell - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Dec 11, 2017

REPORT: San Diego Padres Interested In Another Japanese Superstar

The San Diego Padres were one of the seven finalists to land Japanese two-way star Shohei Otani. The Outfielder/Starting pitcher was deemed the crown jewel of free agency, and would’ve been an immediate difference maker and franchise changer for the Padres. However Otani decided San Diego wasn’t for him, as he decided to sign with […] REPORT: San Diego Padres Interested In Another Japanese Superstar - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Dec 11, 2017

San Diego Padres: Never too early to plan Spring Training trip

For baseball fans in general, and fans of the San Diego Padres in particular, the magic words “pitchers and catchers report” signals the end of the long, dark months without the sport. As former MLB commissioner, A. Bartlett Giamatti famously wrote in Take Time for Paradise: Americans and Their Games: “The game begins in spring, […] San Diego Padres: Never too early to plan Spring Training trip - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Dec 11, 2017

San Diego Padres: Winter Meetings preview for Shortstop

In my first off-season article, I will discuss the San Diego Padres, the Winter Meetings, and we’ll take a look at Shortstop needs. With the Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton deals knocked out before the start of baseball’s annual General Managers Christmas Sale. Let’s look into the crystal ball into what could go down for […] San Diego Padres: Winter Meetings preview for Shortstop - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Dec 9, 2017

Padres Rumors: Team is making a run for Eric Hosmer

If you are keeping up with Padres rumors, you know that San Diego, among other teams, are reportedly pursuing the Kansas City Royals’ Eric Hosmer. Let’s take a closer look. Along with these Padres rumors, A. J. Preller is under the spotlight and fans are closing watching what decisions and moves the team will make. The forty-year […] Padres Rumors: Team is making a run for Eric Hosmer - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Dec 6, 2017

Padres Rumors: The Friars are in the hunt for Shohei Ohtani

When thinking about Padres rumors, even a week ago who could have imagined that the much sought after two-way player from Japan, Shohei Ohtani, would have narrowed his list of favored teams to include San Diego? On Monday, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union Tribune reported, and our own Vikram Muduvadi followed up on […] Padres Rumors: The Friars are in the hunt for Shohei Ohtani - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Dec 5, 2017

Padres Rumors: Shohei Ohtani narrows down destinations

With regard to Padres rumors, Japanese baseball superstar Shohei “Babe Ruth” Ohtani has said “NO” to twenty-three teams. This does not include the San Diego Padres. Beyond the San Diego Padres rumors, the other six finalists, per MLB Trade Rumors, include the Dodgers, Angels, Giants, Mariners, Rangers and the Cubs. Also, he seems to have a […] Padres Rumors: Shohei Ohtani narrows down destinations - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Dec 4, 2017

San Diego Padres: Thoughts on the latest prospect rankings

Having watched the San Diego Padres field an array of less than stellar arms in the last few years, what I’m about to share comes as welcome news to long-suffering fans. “Pitching, pitching, and more pitching,” wrote Kyle Glaser of Baseball America recently in his report on the Padres’ farm system. “It’s hard to find […] San Diego Padres: Thoughts on the latest prospect rankings - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Dec 2, 2017
Padres tender offers to six players before arbitration deadline

Padres tender offers to six players before arbitration deadline

The Padres reached a deal with LHP Robbie Erlin and are are still working on coming to agreement with five others. The arbitration deadline has come and gone, and for the Padres it pretty much went as expected. After signing two fan favorites and hopefully team staples over the next couple of years, Wil Myers and Yangervis Solarte, to extensions prior to this past season, as well as parting ways with Hector Sanchez, Christian Friedrich, and Jarred Cosart via waivers and free agency, the Padres had six players eligible for arbitration as the deadline approached: Carter Capps, Robbie Erlin,...
Gaslamp Ball Dec 1, 2017
Padres' 12 Days of Giving will kick off on Tuesday

Padres' 12 Days of Giving will kick off on Tuesday

The annual holiday caravan will include 40 stops throughout the San Diego region. In the midst of the holiday season, the Padres are set to open up a two-week stretch of community outreach and service, dubbed the "12 Days of Giving." This annual holiday caravan will begin on Tuesday, December 5th, and run through the 16th, with events taking place throughout the San Diego community, from up in Camp Pendleton all the way down to Tijuana. Overall there will be 40 events/appearances spread out through the 12 days, which is double the amount of last year's 10 Days of Giving. While no specifics...
Gaslamp Ball Nov 30, 2017
The arbitration tender deadline looms for six Padres players

The arbitration tender deadline looms for six Padres players

Six Padres are eligible for arbitration. Will any fail to receive an offer before Friday’s deadline? A deadline looms this coming Friday. Teams are required to tender offers to all players eligible for arbitration before close of business this Friday, December 1st. The Padres have six players eligible for arbitration this year. They would have had eight, but they decided to be proactive by signing Wil Myers and Yangervis Solarte to extensions last year. Thanks to some dedication over the years, the guys at MLBTradeRumors.com have come up with surprisingly accurate arbitration...
Friars on Base Nov 28, 2017

San Diego Padres: Creating a “winning culture”

How do the San Diego Padres turn their fortunes around? Truly developing a winning culture is a process, but it’s a step in the right direction. Padres’ general manager A.J. Preller recently told Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union Tribune, “…the biggest thing just continues to be getting players to the big leagues and […] San Diego Padres: Creating a “winning culture” - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Nov 22, 2017
Padres sign Colten Brewer to one-year contract; DFA Kyle Lloyd

Padres sign Colten Brewer to one-year contract; DFA Kyle Lloyd

The Padres have signed minor league free agent Colten Brewer to a one-year major league deal. To clear space on the 40-man roster, the team designated journeyman starter Kyle Lloyd for assignment. Brewer, 25, is a right-handed reliever who was drafted in the 4th round of the 2011 draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was selected in the minor league section of the Rule 5 draft by the Yankees in December of 2016 and spent the 2017 season bouncing between their AA and AAA teams, posting a 2.18 ERA and 1.161 WHIP over 41.1 innings spread across 29 appearances in AA Trenton. His limited time...
Gaslamp Ball Nov 22, 2017
The Braves have been stripped of a dozen prospects. Does this mean anything for the Padres?

The Braves have been stripped of a dozen prospects. Does this mean anything for the Padres?

In the wake of a sweeping set of penalties laid down by the Commissioner’s Office for shady practices, the Braves have been forced to release a dozen prospects, including some of their top talent. Can the Padres benefit from this? The Atlanta Braves did a bad, bad thing. Actually, they did a whole bunch of bad, bad things in the eyes of the MLB Commissioner. As a result, they’ve had several punishments levied down from Rob Manfred’s office, including limitations on future signings, the loss of their 2018 third round draft pick, and more details yet to come. What’s relevant to us...
Gaslamp Ball Nov 20, 2017
Padres add two forgotten men to 40-man roster

Padres add two forgotten men to 40-man roster

The Padres set their roster for the 40-man draft by adding a couple of minor leaguers to protect them from selection, but they curiously kept a bunch of fringe players instead of making room for more young talent. The deadline for MLB teams to set their rosters in preparation for the Rule 5 draft passed at 5pm tonight. That means that any players not “protected” on the 40-man roster (who also meet certain other criteria) are eligible to be selected by the other teams in the league with the requirement that they must retain those players on the active (aka 25-man) roster through the...
Gaslamp Ball Nov 19, 2017
Padres announce 2018 theme games and giveaway items

Padres announce 2018 theme games and giveaway items

We finally get a fanny pack! And some other cool stuff. The Padres recently announced their 2018 slate of Theme Games and accompanying giveaway items. Fans are required to purchase special tickets for these games, and season ticket holders who already have tickets to the games are required to purchase additional vouchers in order to receive each Theme Game’s giveaway item. They’ve been doing these games more and more each year for the past few years, seemingly as a way to make more money off of a limited number of promotional giveaways, which has caused the responses to these games to...
Friars on Base Nov 18, 2017

San Diego Padres: Hot stove time in Major League Baseball

With the 2017 season in the rearview mirror, the GM Meetings (which wrapped up on Wednesday) officially start the hot stove of the offseason for the San Diego Padres and the rest of baseball. Although little came out of the meetings in the way of trades or free-agent signings, discussions have begun in anticipation of […] San Diego Padres: Hot stove time in Major League Baseball - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
KC Kingdom Nov 14, 2017

Royals Rumors: San Diego Padres interested in Alcides Escobar

The Royals rumors continue, but this time, they’re surrounding a name we’re not hearing about nearly as much. That name is Alcides Escobar, who the San Diego Padres have their eye on. A team other than the Kansas City Royals is interested in signing Alcides Escobar. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the San […] Royals Rumors: San Diego Padres interested in Alcides Escobar - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More
Friars on Base Nov 13, 2017

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