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San Diego Padres: Five Most Successful Rule 5 Picks in History

With the San Diego Padres are hopeful that their three Rule 5 draft additions pan out, it is a good time to take a look back at five that have. The San Diego Padres were not very active during the winter meetings, but made a splash on the final day by ending up with the top […] San Diego Padres: Five Most Successful Rule 5 Picks in History - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base 9 hours ago

San Diego Padres: Where’s the Rock Star General Manager?

The lack of assets or other GMs sanctioning San Diego Padres General Manager A.J. Preller for the hidden medical records incident, the reality is that the Padres remain inactive. The Winter Meetings just concluded with the San Diego Padres making only one minor trade, as they sent Josh VanMeter to the Cincinnati Reds in the trade […] San Diego Padres: Where’s the Rock Star General Manager? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Dec 9, 2016

San Diego Padres: Getting to Know Rule 5 Additions

The Rule 5 draft served as a very productive way for the San Diego Padres to fill some holes on their roster. We break down the team’s three additions and their possible roles. To say that the San Diego Padres were busy on Thursday morning during the Rule 5 draft would be an understatement. Coming […] San Diego Padres: Getting to Know Rule 5 Additions - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Dec 8, 2016

San Diego Padres: Team Takes Top Three Picks in Rule 5 Draft

The San Diego Padres were the busiest club on Thursday morning, taking each of the top three Rule 5 draft selections to close out the winter meetings. For the San Diego Padres, the winter meetings started slow, but finished with a flurry of encouraging moves. Thursday morning’s Rule 5 draft concluded the annual week filled […] San Diego Padres: Team Takes Top Three Picks in Rule 5 Draft - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Dec 8, 2016

San Diego Padres: Chances of Re-Signing Tyson Ross

Ever since the San Diego Padres surprisingly allowed Tyson Ross to enter free agency, there has been a lot of talk about 2016’s Opening Day starter. Now that it is time to consider signing starting pitching, how likely is a Ross return? The winter meetings are more than half over, and the San Diego Padres […] San Diego Padres: Chances of Re-Signing Tyson Ross - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Dec 8, 2016

San Diego Padres: Who Will be Selected in the Rule 5 Draft?

The San Diego Padres have a lot to take care of regarding their young roster. Is the Rule 5 draft a means by which to strengthen the team for 2017 and beyond? The Rule 5 draft is in just a few hours, as the winter meetings come to a close. The San Diego Padres will […] San Diego Padres: Who Will be Selected in the Rule 5 Draft? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Dec 7, 2016

San Diego Padres Rumors: Team Pursuing Neftali Feliz?

The San Diego Padres are reportedly interested in reliever Neftali Feliz, along with several other teams. How true are these rumors? The San Diego Padres have a lot of pitching roles to fill for 2017. The Rotation is the main area of concern, with three of 2016’s starters becoming free agents. This doesn’t mean that […] San Diego Padres Rumors: Team Pursuing Neftali Feliz? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Dec 7, 2016

San Diego Padres Rumors: Possible Destinations for Solarte

There has been a lot of discussion lately about Yangervis Solarte. Who are some possible trade partners for the San Diego Padres as the winter meetings get more interesting? The San Diego Padres have a lot of work to do this winter. With the winter meetings now underway, it is time to get busy. Pitching […] San Diego Padres Rumors: Possible Destinations for Solarte - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Dec 6, 2016

San Diego Padres: A Franchise in Search of Stability

Constant turnover has left the San Diego Padres in disarray over most of the past decade. Now, more than anything else, the organization is seeking stability. Since the birth of the San Diego Padres in 1969, the franchise has lurched from one owner or ownership group to another with predictable results, including a winning percentage […] San Diego Padres: A Franchise in Search of Stability - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Dec 6, 2016

San Diego Padres: Position by Position Analysis for the Winter Meeting

The San Diego Padres are set for the future at catcher, the infield corners and the outfield. Thus the Winter Meetings is the moment to acquire some missing pieces. The team that makes the most trades or collects the biggest names is usually declared victorious at the winter meetings. But as we can attest to […] San Diego Padres: Position by Position Analysis for the Winter Meeting - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Dec 6, 2016

San Diego Padres: Fan Base Disrespected on #Fandom250

The San Diego Padres’ fan base has been excluded from FanSided’s Fandom 250 rankings. For many, this is very troubling, and even infuriating.   San Diego Padres: Fan Base Disrespected on #Fandom250 - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Dec 5, 2016

San Diego Padres: Pitching Priority, but not only Goal of Winter Meetings

The San Diego Padres clearly need pitching more than anything this winter, but it isn’t the only position they ought to be shopping for. The San Diego Padres are entering the winter meetings this week with a long wish list. General manager A.J. Preller has already made it very clear that he is seeking pitching, […] San Diego Padres: Pitching Priority, but not only Goal of Winter Meetings - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Dec 5, 2016

San Diego Padres: Top Five Seasons in Franchise History

While they have yet to win a World Series title, the San Diego Padres have quite a history. Join us as we relive the five greatest seasons in franchise history. The national media has a tendency to only remember the poor San Diego Padres‘ seasons. But there are those of us out there who still […] San Diego Padres: Top Five Seasons in Franchise History - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Dec 4, 2016

San Diego Padres: Non Tendered Players The Friars Should Sign

With so many new free agents available, the San Diego Padres have much more options to choose from to fill out their roster. Who should they sign? Yesterday’s arbitration tender deadline meant that a new batch of free agents were put onto the market. Some of them were non-tendered because of ineffectiveness, some due to […] San Diego Padres: Non Tendered Players The Friars Should Sign - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Dec 3, 2016

San Diego Padres: Summary of Team’s Arbitration Related Decisions

Recapping the flurry of moves made by the San Diego Padres in response to Friday night’s deadline to secure arbitration-eligible players. The San Diego Padres were faced with more decisions than any other team in baseball on Friday, as they had ten players to either secure for 2017 or allow to hit free agency. At […] San Diego Padres: Summary of Team’s Arbitration Related Decisions - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Dec 3, 2016

San Diego Padres: A Guide To The Perfect Offseason

The San Diego Padres have some spots to fill in the rotation, and have an overstuffed outfield and keystone. General manager AJ Preller can have a great offseason by not doing much at all. With the new CBA rumored to have been agreed upon, the hot stove will likely start to heat up in the coming […] San Diego Padres: A Guide To The Perfect Offseason - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Dec 2, 2016

San Diego Padres: Ross Not Tendered, 2016 Ace Now Free Agent

The San Diego Padres made a very surprising move on Friday, electing not to tender right-hander Tyson Ross. Now, 2016’s Opening Day starter is a free agent. It has been an unconventional start to the offseason for the San Diego Padres. Earlier on Friday, general manager A.J. Preller made his first post-suspension move, dealing Derek […] San Diego Padres: Ross Not Tendered, 2016 Ace Now Free Agent - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Dec 2, 2016

San Diego Padres: Norris Traded to Nationals, Padres get Pedro Avila

The San Diego Padres pulled the trigger on one of what is expected to be several significant trades this offseason, sending Derek Norris to the Washington Nationals. In exchange for the catcher, the team will receive right-handed prospect Pedro Avila. The deadline for the San Diego Padres to tender arbitration-eligible players is Friday night, meaning […] San Diego Padres: Norris Traded to Nationals, Padres get Pedro Avila - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Dec 2, 2016

San Diego Padres: Which Contracts will be Tendered?

The San Diego Padres have ten decisions to make before Friday night’s deadline. Which arbitration eligible players will they re-sign? The San Diego Padres more players than any other Major League team who are eligible for arbitration. While this further proves how young and inexperienced their roster is, it also means that the team will […] San Diego Padres: Which Contracts will be Tendered? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Dec 1, 2016

San Diego Padres: Would MLB Strike Matter to Fans?

How would fans of the San Diego Padres react to a Major League Baseball Strike? One writer argues that bad baseball is better than no baseball. Obviously both sides reached the abyss, looked down and didn’t like the view thus averting the first strike/lockdown since 1994. That work stoppage had far reaching consequences.  Angry fans […] San Diego Padres: Would MLB Strike Matter to Fans? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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