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San Diego Padres: The Malleable Young Padres

With one of the youngest rosters in recent memory, the San Diego Padres have an opportunity to experiment with their talent this season. There are undoubtedly advantages and disadvantages to having a young roster. While most fans will dwell more on the negatives, such as inexperience, the benefits of youth can alter the fortunes of […] San Diego Padres: The Malleable Young Padres - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base 12 hours ago

San Diego Padres: Attainable Goals for each Starting Padre

We list goals for our eight projected starting position players for the San Diego Padres as Cactus League play commences. With spring training games just several days away, the San Diego Padres are in preparation mode. Pitchers and catchers have been working out for a week now, and position players for several days. Physically, the […] San Diego Padres: Attainable Goals for each Starting Padre - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Feb 20, 2017

San Diego Padres: Another Day Closer to Saturday, Paul Clemens to Start

The San Diego Padres held another successful day of workouts on Monday, inching towards Saturday’s Cactus League opener against the Mariners. Excitement is building for the San Diego Padres. With just five days until Cactus League play begins and fans can see their club in action, every workout at this point marks another day closer […] San Diego Padres: Another Day Closer to Saturday, Paul Clemens to Start - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen Feb 20, 2017

San Diego Padres: Jered Weaver Brings No. 27 to New Club

Jared Weaver is donning a new jersey and new number this season with the San Diego Padres. With his transition to the National League where pitchers get to hit, he hopes changing to No. 27 will help him be like Mike Trout at the plate.    Following his deal with the San Diego Padres, Jared Weaver […] San Diego Padres: Jered Weaver Brings No. 27 to New Club - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Feb 20, 2017

San Diego Padres: Finally Austin Hedges’ Time

After a development process with its ups and downs, the San Diego Padres are finally prepared to hand the keys of the catcher position over to Austin Hedges. “Nothing in the game is more important than the pitcher-catcher relationship” says “Mike Scioscia, “It’s the foundation of any team.” Scioscia may be biased, having played for […] San Diego Padres: Finally Austin Hedges’ Time - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Feb 19, 2017

San Diego Padres: Bland but Bold Look Shown at Photo Day

The San Diego Padres held their photo day at spring training in Peoria on Sunday, giving fans a glimpse of the controversial new uniforms. The preseason festivities continued Sunday for the San Diego Padres, as the club held their second full squad workout and annual photo day. Rocking the new uniforms introduced by Ron Fowler […] San Diego Padres: Bland but Bold Look Shown at Photo Day - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Feb 19, 2017

San Diego Padres: Weaver Addition Further Deepens Rotation

The San Diego Padres now have yet another rotation option to consider this spring, as the club added veteran Jered Weaver on Friday. The rumors have swirled for months. Now, it is official. Right-handed starter Jered Weaver will be coming to the San Diego Padres on a one-year $3 million deal. The move came just […] San Diego Padres: Weaver Addition Further Deepens Rotation - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Feb 19, 2017

San Diego Padres: Myers Ready to Assume Leadership Role by Example

Through his demeanor thus far in the early stages of spring training, first baseman Wil Myers has proven himself to be ready to assume leadership of the young San Diego Padres. Ever since the departure of the great Trevor Hoffman, the San Diego Padres have been in search of a true leader, a true face […] San Diego Padres: Myers Ready to Assume Leadership Role by Example - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen Feb 18, 2017

San Diego Padres to Add Jered Weaver

With a dearth of available major league pitching, the San Diego Padres will sign veteran starter Jered Weaver to a one-year, $3 million deal. Some pitchers find success due to their overpowering stuff. Others due to pinpoint command. Unfortunately for Jered Weaver, baseball in time strips away both. After spending his entire career with the Los Angeles […] San Diego Padres to Add Jered Weaver - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Feb 17, 2017

San Diego Padres: Starting Lineup if Season Started Today

With an eye towards Opening Day, how does the starting lineup look for the San Diego Padres? We project the batting order for the club. It is starting to come together for the San Diego Padres. With Opening Day approximately a month and a half away, the roster is starting to come together. Regardless of […] San Diego Padres: Starting Lineup if Season Started Today - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Feb 16, 2017

San Diego Padres: Never Ending Search for a Shortstop — and a Heart

The San Diego Padres are still looking for a long term solution at the shortstop position, and what many don’t realize is that talent is not the only factor to take into consideration. Luis Rodriguez, Everth Cabrera, Miguel Tejada, Jerry Hairston Jr., Cabrera (again), Jason Bartlett, Cabrera (again), Andy Parrino, Cabrera (again), Alexi Amarista, Clint […] San Diego Padres: Never Ending Search for a Shortstop — and a Heart - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Feb 15, 2017

San Diego Padres: Lovefest at the Park

On Saturday February 11, the San Diego Padres hosted a rally. Named “Celebrate SD”, it was intended to show that we weren’t the sorry losers that the owners of the former San Diego Chargers and the NFL portrayed the city to be. I attended the rally, partly out of loyalty to my hometown and partly […] San Diego Padres: Lovefest at the Park - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Feb 14, 2017

San Diego Padres: Pitchers and Catchers Report to Spring Training

The quest for contention in 2017 has officially begun for the San Diego Padres. On Tuesday, the pitchers and catchers reported to spring training in Peoria. The excitement of a new season is officially among us. Several members of the San Diego Padres have arrived at the spring training complex in Peoria, Arizona. Tuesday was the […] San Diego Padres: Pitchers and Catchers Report to Spring Training - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Feb 14, 2017

San Diego Padres: Built for the Long Term or Built to Crash and Burn?

The San Diego Padres are in rebuilding mode, with a targeted contention year of 2019. The only problem is, it seems they are setting themselves up for a major starting pitching crisis after 2017. It is about to be spring training, the most exciting time of the baseball season. Nobody in the San Diego Padres […] San Diego Padres: Built for the Long Term or Built to Crash and Burn? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Feb 13, 2017

San Diego Padres: A Visit to the Church of Baseball

While the most recent proposed rule changes may not have a direct impact on the San Diego Padres or Major League Baseball immediately, some of the current rules could use another look. I believe in the Church of Baseball,” says Annie Savoy in Bull Durham. “You see, there’s no guilt in baseball… and it’s never […] San Diego Padres: A Visit to the Church of Baseball - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Feb 13, 2017

San Diego Padres: Successfully Filling Alexi Amarista’s Void

Thanks to the extensions of Wil Myers and Yangervis Solarte, the San Diego Padres have enough quality utility options to adequately fill the void left by the absence of Alexi Amarista. Even though Alexi Amarista was a mediocre every day shortstop, many San Diego Padres fans were concerned when the 27-year-old moved to Colorado in […] San Diego Padres: Successfully Filling Alexi Amarista’s Void - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Feb 12, 2017

San Diego Padres: Hedges Ready to Embrace Starting Role

The youth movement of the San Diego Padres is well represented by the catcher position, as fans ought to be ready to embrace Austin Hedges as the new starter. With just days before pitchers and catchers report, it is about to get real for the San Diego Padres and Austin Hedges. The third year catcher […] San Diego Padres: Hedges Ready to Embrace Starting Role - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Feb 12, 2017

San Diego Padres: Sorting Through Options for Rotation’s Back End

Entering spring training, the San Diego Padres’ rotation is fairly well set, except for the fourth and fifth starting positions. We examine the club’s options to fill these roles. At this point, the beginning of spring training, Opening Day is imminent. For the San Diego Padres, this is very exciting. It does, however, mean that […] San Diego Padres: Sorting Through Options for Rotation’s Back End - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Feb 11, 2017

San Diego Padres Rumors: Travis Wood Under Consideration?

Reports indicate that the San Diego Padres may not be done in free agency this offseason. Could left-hander Travis Wood be added to the rotation? Rumors are still coming in during these final days of the offseason, as evidently the San Diego Padres are not satisfied with their work thus far. Yet unlike reports which […] San Diego Padres Rumors: Travis Wood Under Consideration? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Feb 11, 2017

San Diego Padres: Familiar Names Invited to Spring Training

San Diego Padres fans will recognize many of the non-roster invites this spring training, as they will play a larger role than normal. The San Diego Padres have one of the weaker rosters in baseball, according to many. But this spring, a whole lot more than the team’s roster is going to be on display. […] San Diego Padres: Familiar Names Invited to Spring Training - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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