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An updated look at the San Diego Padres’ farm system ranking

Follow us on Twitter: @FriarsOnBase Earlier today, MLB Pipeline updated their top-30 prospect lists for each organization, adding draft picks and any recent international signees. After trading an abundance of young talent at the trade deadline for Josh Hader, Juan Soto, Josh Bell, and Brandon Drury, the once touted Padres’ prospect pool is depleted. The […] An updated look at the San Diego Padres’ farm system ranking - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - San Diego Padres News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Aug 16, 2022

Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez rips Fernando Tatis Jr. for PED use

A few days ago, San Diego Padres superstar shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. was suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performance enhancing drug (PED) on the league’s banned substance list. The baseball world, including some of his own teammates, hasn’t taken kindly to the 23-year-old’s decision, particularly the way in […] Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez rips Fernando Tatis Jr. for PED use - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - San Diego Padres News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Aug 16, 2022

Padres Postgame (8/16): Friars fail to capitalize on opportunities, fall to Marlins

Follow us on Twitter: @FriarsOnBase Game two of the series between the Padres and Marlins kicked off at 3:40 p.m. on Tuesday. Bob Melvin’s squad trotted out southpaw Sean Manaea (6-6), while Don Mattingly and company turned to Edward Cabrera (3-1). For the second day in a row, it was the Marlins who scored first, […] Padres Postgame (8/16): Friars fail to capitalize on opportunities, fall to Marlins - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - San Diego Padres News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Aug 15, 2022

Padres Postgame (8/15): Alcantara dominates, Padres drop game one to Marlins

Follow us on Twitter: @FriarsOnBase After taking a series in Washington, the San Diego Padres traveled to Miami for a three-game set with the Marlins. Though the Marlins’ record may not indicate great success, the Padres will draw their three best starting pitchers, including a matchup with Sandy Alcantara (10-5) on Monday. Joe Musgrove (8-5), […] Padres Postgame (8/15): Alcantara dominates, Padres drop game one to Marlins - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - San Diego Padres News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Aug 15, 2022

Blake Snell is pitching like an ace right now for the San Diego Padres

Follow us on Twitter: @FriarsOnBase Pitching has been a strength of the San Diego Padres all season long, and it’s honestly part of the reason why they’re in the National League playoff picture right now. In a season where Fernando Tatis Jr. has been out, and will be out, for the entire year, the Padres’ […] Blake Snell is pitching like an ace right now for the San Diego Padres - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - San Diego Padres News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Aug 14, 2022

Padres Postgame (8/14): Snell dazzles as Padres take series from Washington

Follow us on Twitter: @FriarsOnBase  After dropping last night’s game on a somewhat controversial call, the Padres entered this early morning action needing to take this game from Washington. Dropping a series to the worst team in Major League Baseball while in the midst of a playoff hunt would not be good for Bob Melvin’s […] Padres Postgame (8/14): Snell dazzles as Padres take series from Washington - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - San Diego Padres News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Aug 13, 2022

Padres Postgame (8/13): Questionable call pushes Nationals over Padres late

Follow us on Twitter: @FriarsOnBase After an eventful news day turned into a 10-5 Padres’ win on Friday night, the Friars entered Saturday’s contest with their eyes set on just getting another victory. Yu Darvish (10-5) drew the start for the Padres, while Anibal Sanchez (0-5) opposed for the home team. San Diego threatened early […] Padres Postgame (8/13): Questionable call pushes Nationals over Padres late - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - San Diego Padres News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Aug 13, 2022

Jake Cronenworth Has Been Better Than You Think In 2022

Follow us on Twitter: @FriarsOnBase  A huge topic of discussion in the realm of Padres’ baseball this season has been the perceived disappointment that has been Jake Cronenworth. After a stellar 2021 campaign where Cronenworth slashed .266/.340/.460 with 21 home runs and a 116 wRC+, the ‘Friar Faithful’ exuberated enormous amounts of confidence in the […] Jake Cronenworth Has Been Better Than You Think In 2022 - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - San Diego Padres News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Aug 12, 2022

Padres Postgame (8/12): Offense shines in Soto’s return to D.C.

Follow us on Twitter: @FriarsOnBase  On a relatively normal day, up until five minutes before the San Diego Padres’ game in Washington, the baseball world was caught by surprise with shocking news: Fernando Tatis Jr. had been issued an 80-game suspension after testing positive for a performance enhancing drug. We broke this down more in […] Padres Postgame (8/12): Offense shines in Soto’s return to D.C. - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - San Diego Padres News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Aug 12, 2022

Fernando Tatis Jr. suspended 80 games after positive PED test

Earlier today, Major League Baseball announced that San Diego Padres’ star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for Costebol, a banned substance on the league’s performance-enhancing drug list. In a recent statement released by the Major League Baseball Player Association, Tatis said he “inadvertently took a medication to treat […] Fernando Tatis Jr. suspended 80 games after positive PED test - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - San Diego Padres News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Aug 12, 2022

What do the Padres do with Ha-Seong Kim?

Follow us on Twitter @FriarsOnBase After a relatively disappointing first season in the brown and gold last year, it’s fair to say that the San Diego Padres didn’t know what to expect from Ha-Seong Kim in 2022. Kim slashed .202/.270/.622 with a 70 wRC+ over 267 at-bats last year, punching out 71 times and walking […] What do the Padres do with Ha-Seong Kim? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - San Diego Padres News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Aug 11, 2022

Five keys to a San Diego Padres’ playoff push

A few weeks ago, the San Diego Padres quickly became the epicenter of the baseball world for what may be the first time in team history after the MLB trade deadline. President of Baseball Operations AJ Preller waved his magic wand, like he has each of the last two summers, and put together arguably his […] Five keys to a San Diego Padres’ playoff push - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - San Diego Padres News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Aug 3, 2022

Padres GM A.J. Preller talks about theJuan Soto deal

The San Diego Padres made several big trades at the deadline, including Washington Nationals star Juan Soto and first baseman Josh Bell. According to Padres general manager A.J. Preller, the scouting team was one of the most impactful parts in the Soto and Bell deal. Preller said in a press conference there were “a lot of […] Padres GM A.J. Preller talks about theJuan Soto deal - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - San Diego Padres News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Aug 3, 2022

Grading each Padres trade: 2022 MLB Trade deadline

The San Diego Padres made some good moves to fix several needs at the MLB trade deadline and managed to land one of the biggest names in MLB. The Padres have been performing extremely well this season despite a lack of power in the lineup and several top players joining the injured list, including Fernando […] Grading each Padres trade: 2022 MLB Trade deadline - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - San Diego Padres News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Aug 2, 2022

Padres add infield help with Brandon Drury trade

The San Diego Padres are bringing in several players on the trade deadline. According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, Cincinnati Reds third baseman Brandon Drury will be going to San Diego. Drury was one of the most expected players from the Reds to be traded, according to Drew Koch of Blog Red Machine. Drury […] Padres add infield help with Brandon Drury trade - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - San Diego Padres News, Rumors, and Fan Community