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Friars on Base 40 mins ago

Morning Coffee with Mark Whelan: What are the New Padres Going to Look Like?

Yonder Alonso, Jedd Gyorko, and Everth Cabrera are rehabbing in El Paso. Chase Headley is getting game-winning hits for the Yankees. Huston Street has moved a couple of hours north up the 5. Cameron Maybin is all hopped up on goofballs.  Jeff Francoeur , Chris Nelson, and Yon-hair-veese Solarte are on the ML roster and all […] Morning Coffee with Mark Whelan: What are the New Padres Going to Look Like? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball 9 hours ago

SD 8, CHC 3: Padres Newbies Run The Show

Fresh faces from even more fresh roster changes boosted the Padres in all the ways we could ever hope. Famous Friar pitching and a productive young lineup is almost as fun to watch at Wrigley as Mark Grant in the middle of the 7th. With a still very-recent trading of Chase Headley, a sucker-punch announcement of a suspended Cameron Maybin, and the rest of our "veterans" riddled with injuries and rehabbing in the minor leagues; the Padres were looking scary thin after a blowout loss to the Cubs last night. Must Reads Cameron Maybin suspended 25 games Wonko The Padres CF becomes...
Friars on Base 13 hours ago

Padres Offense Busts out, Beat Cubs

It’s been a miserable season for the Padres and their fan base, and seeing fan favorites like Huston Street and Chase Headley get traded hasn’t been easy. Add to that the multiple injuries on the team, and the suspension of Cameron Maybin puts Buddy Black in a compromising position. For Wednesday’s game at Wrigley Field […] Padres Offense Busts out, Beat Cubs - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base 18 hours ago

Padres Look To Rebound After Losing First Game Of Series

Following the trade of third baseman Chase Headley to the New York Yankees, the Padres were shutout by the Chicago Cubs 6-0 last night. The Padres’ look to rebound tonight in when they square off against the Cubs in the second game of three game series tonight. The Padres will send Ian Kennedy (7-9, 3.62 ERA) to […] Padres Look To Rebound After Losing First Game Of Series - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base 19 hours ago

Quadruple-A Baseball: Padres Fans Need To Weather the Storm

I like taking the pulse of the Padres fan base on Twitter. After the Huston Street and Chase Headley trades, Twitter blew up with disgusted Padres fans, doomsayers and pessimists. I do share in some disappointment seeing these players go. I also got the same vibes when we re-signed Seth Smith. That reaction puzzles me. […] Quadruple-A Baseball: Padres Fans Need To Weather the Storm - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base 21 hours ago

BREAKING NEWS: Cameron Maybin Suspended 25 Games for PED Use

Cameron Maybin was suspended for 25 games today for the use of performance-enhancing drugs, according to Bob Nightingale of USA Today. Maybin tested positive for the use of amphetamines. The suspension signified that this is the second time that Maybin tested positive. According to the Joint Drug Agreement in Major League Baseball, players who test […] BREAKING NEWS: Cameron Maybin Suspended 25 Games for PED Use - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
NoNoHitters.com 21 hours ago

5 years ago today, Buehrle completes 27-up, 27-down hat-trick

Five years ago today, Chicago White Sox hurler Mark Buehrle threw a perfect game to become the only major league pitcher to toss three complete games while facing the minimum 27 batters. Buehrle’s second effort was on April 18, 2007, …
Friars on Base 21 hours ago

Padres’ Minor League Round Up For July 22

  Last night, the San Diego Padres played their first game without Chase Headley since 2007 after being traded to the New York Yankees. Headley’s career with the Padres was a roller coaster ride, but his most successful year came in 2012 when he was a finalist in the 2012 MVP voting . With the […] Padres’ Minor League Round Up For July 22 - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Wonko / Gaslamp Ball 22 hours ago

Cameron Maybin suspended 25 games

The Padres CF becomes the 3rd player in the last 2 years to be suspended by the league. It was announced today that Padres CF Cameron Maybin is suspended for the next 25 games. This is the reason the Padres were able to call up veteran OF Jeff Francoeur. The suspension is due to a violation of the league's substance abuse policy and reportedly was due to amphetamine usage. Amphetamines are basically a performance enhancing drug, but are not treated as such by the CBA. The first offense is kept quiet and no suspension is given, but mandatory follow-up testing for the player is enacted.. The...
Friars on Base 23 hours ago

Trade Rumors: Francoeur’s Call Up Sets Up Denorfia Trade

    Veteran outfielder and current El Paso Chihuahuas’ Jeff Francoeur is officially getting the call back up to the big leagues. It is confirmed by NBC Sports Hardball Talk’s Aaron Gleeman that Francoeur will be called up and play outfielder for the Padres’ However, it was first tweeted out by Major League Baseball insider for […] Trade Rumors: Francoeur’s Call Up Sets Up Denorfia Trade - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Jul 23, 2014

Morning Coffee with Mark Whelan: Neither Star not Goat: A Chase Headley Retrospective

In the 140-character world that is Twitter, it appears that there were two schools of thought on Chase Headley. One, that he was another Padres superstar who got traded for less than he was worth, and that the Padres blew it by trading him. (I’m guessing those are the people who don’t really follow baseball […] Morning Coffee with Mark Whelan: Neither Star not Goat: A Chase Headley Retrospective - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Wonko / Gaslamp Ball Jul 23, 2014
Jeff Francoeur getting called up to Padres

Jeff Francoeur getting called up to Padres

The 9 year major league veteran will return to the big leagues. This time with the San Diego Padres. Jeff Francoeur first debuted in the major leagues with the Atlanta Braves 9 years ago as a 21 year old. He finished 3rd in the rookie of year voting despite only playing in 70 games because of his strong arm and powerful bat. The next season he hit 29 home runs. At age 23 he earned a gold glove award. To that point in his career he had accumulated 6.9 WAR and was looking like he would be an above average major league player for years to come. Fast forward to today and his career WAR is 7.0....
Gaslamp Ball Jul 23, 2014
Mark Grant sings

Mark Grant sings "Take me out to the Ballgame" at Wrigley Field

I've already watched Mark Grant sing "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" twice and I think I've got a few more viewings in me before bedtime.  Take a look and a listen. 'Holy cow!' @Padres broadcaster Mark Grant channels Harry Caray in excellent 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame' rendition: http://t.co/ta01GCXoWM — Cut4 (@Cut4) July 23, 2014 i adore how he yells out to Padres manager Buddy Black at the end of the song.  "HEY BUDDY!  BUDDY!  LET'S GET SOME RUNS!" It's great to see Grant let loose.  It feels like in recent years that old stuffed shirt, Dick Enberg, has tried his darndest to...
Gaslamp Ball Jul 22, 2014

San Diego 0, Chicago 6: Padres Do Best Cubs Impression

It's late July and groundballs are SO in right now. Hot off a cold trade of the flimsy Friar Chase Headley, the Padres went into Wrigley Field hoping for the alteration of the scenery to mix things up a bit. Turns out, it didn't. Eric Stults was popped off the mound after giving up 3 earned runs in a quick five innings. Our lineup on the other hand was full of outs, blowing some opportune moments. Must Reads Padres trade Chase Headley to the Yankees Wonko After 8 seasons as a Padres, Headley has been dealt to the New York Yankees. Must Reads Padres trade Chase Headley...
Friars on Base Jul 22, 2014

Another Day, Another Shutout For Padres

It’s not like they never had chances. Kyle Hendricks, the opposing pitcher for the Chicago Cubs, had control issues early on. Yet hitters were too aggressive on bad pitches and let him off the hook. It’s a story that’s becoming written too often, with a historically bad offense trying harder and harder to put themselves […] Another Day, Another Shutout For Padres - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Jul 22, 2014

Who Are Yangervis Solarte And Rafael DePaula?

As the co-editor of both Friars On Base and Yanks Go Yard, the Fansided Network’s Padres’ and Yankees’ team sites respectively, I found myself in a unique position earlier today. The Yankees had long been smitten on Padres’ third baseman Chase Headley, and now, because of the suspension of Alex Rodriguez and the inconsistent play […] Who Are Yangervis Solarte And Rafael DePaula? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Jul 22, 2014

Chihuahuas Break Attendance Record In El Paso

  Don’t question whether minor league baseball and the Chihuahuas matter to the city of El Paso, Texas because the Padres’ Triple-A affiliate has drawn more to the ball park in one season than any sport in the city’s history and helped grow the local businesses in and around the local community. Through 42 games […] Chihuahuas Break Attendance Record In El Paso - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Jul 22, 2014

Padres Assistant GM AJ Hinch Talks About Headley Trade

As noted earlier today, the Padres traded third baseman Chase Headley to the New York Yankees for infielder Yangervis Solarte and right-handed pitcher Rafael De Paula. Assistant General Manager A.J. Hinch called into the Darren Smith Show on San Diego’s Xtra Sports 1090 to discuss the reasons why the Padres made the trade with the […] Padres Assistant GM AJ Hinch Talks About Headley Trade - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Jul 22, 2014

Padres Kick Off Series With Cubs Without Headley

The big news of the day was the Padres sending the face of their franchise, Chase Headley to the Yankees for Yangervis Solarte and Rafael DePaula. Now the Padres will adjust to life after Headley, and all that will start tonight against the Cubs in Chicago.  Getting the start today for the Friars will be Eric […] Padres Kick Off Series With Cubs Without Headley - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Jul 22, 2014

Chase Headley trade to the Yankees is ROTTEN!

After the 2012 season just about everybody wanted the Padres to sign Chase Headley to a long-term deal or wanted him traded.  Personally I wanted him traded.  I'd seen him play enough to know that the last two months of 2012 would never be repeated and his value was at an all-time high.  The Padres couldn't seem to reach an agreement with Headley and fan pressure played at least some part in their failing to trade him. Headley played coy, the fanbase bitched, the Padres made at least a couple offers in secret. Nothing was accomplished.  Headley passed up on the team's offers of...

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