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Oct 23, 2020

Padres: Fernando Tatis Jr. responds to Gold Glove snub

MLB released its finalists for the Gold Glove award, and Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. was omitted. On Thursday, Major League Baseball released the finalists for the Gold Glove at the shortstop position in the National League. Javier Baez, Miguel Rojas, Dansby Swanson. Had this been 2019, I would have no issues with the list. […] Padres: Fernando Tatis Jr. responds to Gold Glove snub - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 22, 2020

Padres: Is Jason Castro back in 2021 in light of Luis Campusano news?

The Padres may need to address the backup catcher position in light of Luis Campusano being charged with felony marijuana possession. It’s not exactly how Luis Campusano envisioned the offseason to begin. The 22-year-old Padres catcher was charged with felony marijuana possession in Georgia on Saturday. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, he reportedly had […] Padres: Is Jason Castro back in 2021 in light of Luis Campusano news? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 22, 2020

Padres: Three free agent bullpen arms to replace Luis Perdomo

Given the Padres will be without Luis Perdomo in 2021, here are three bullpen arms to target when free agency officially opens. With the club since 2016, Luis Perdomo never materialized into the pitcher he was projected to be when he signed with the St. Louis Cardinals as an international free agent in November 2010. […] Padres: Three free agent bullpen arms to replace Luis Perdomo - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 21, 2020

Padres should pursue Marcell Ozuna as team’s DH

Marcell Ozuna had a big year with the Braves, and he’d be a major upgrade at DH over Mitch Moreland for the Padres next year. After a failed tenure in St. Louis, Marcell Ozuna had a bounceback year with the Atlanta Braves. For whatever reason, things didn’t pan out with the Cardinals. But with the […] Padres should pursue Marcell Ozuna as team’s DH - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 21, 2020

Padres: Three players who will be non-tendered this offseason

These three Padres players are legitimate non-tender candidates. The non-tender deadline for all Major League clubs is December 2. Once the World Series is wrapped up, all teams will be forced to shift their attention to their arbitration-eligible players and if they are worth tendering another contract. Last offseason, I was certain the Padres weren’t […] Padres: Three players who will be non-tendered this offseason - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 20, 2020

Padres: Luis Perdomo undergoes Tommy John surgery

From the didn’t expect that department, Padres pitcher Luis Perdomo underwent Tommy John surgery last week. He’s out for all of 2021. It turns out that Luis Perdomo‘s forearm inflammation in September was more serious than initially believed, as the 27-year-old reportedly underwent Tommy John surgery last week. Luis Perdomo underwent Tommy John surgery last […] Padres: Luis Perdomo undergoes Tommy John surgery - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 20, 2020

Padres: Marcus Stroman will be costly but excellent insurance

Marcus Stroman is going to get paid on the open market, but he’d be an excellent insurance option for the Padres rotation. Marcus Stroman was one of several players who opted out of the 2020 season amid the COVID-pandemic. “There are too many uncertainties, too many unknowns right now to go out there,” Stroman said, […] Padres: Marcus Stroman will be costly but excellent insurance - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 20, 2020

Padres: Trevor Rosenthal a finalist for NL Reliever of the Year

Despite pitching half a season with the Padres, Trevor Rosenthal is a finalist for the Trevor Hoffman NL Reliever of the Year Award. Who is he up against? Arguably the most impactful addition at the trade deadline, Trevor Rosenthal was a much-needed addition to the back end of the Padres bullpen. Kirby Yates was lost […] Padres: Trevor Rosenthal a finalist for NL Reliever of the Year - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 19, 2020

Padres Free Agency: Kevin Gausman makes sense to pursue for multiple reasons

As the Padres turn their attention to their to-do list this offseason, Kevin Gausman is a good option to pursue for a few reasons. Padres general manager AJ Preller indicated in a year-end Zoom meeting that the ballclub had a few things on their to-do list. Unlike previous offseasons, that list is much shorter, as […] Padres Free Agency: Kevin Gausman makes sense to pursue for multiple reasons - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 17, 2020

Padres unlikely to go after Trevor Bauer this offseason

If you had high hopes for Trevor Bauer in a Padres uniform this offseason, don’t count on it says one beat writer for the team. For the first time in quite a while, pitching is not on the top of the Padres to-do list this offseason. The team may add insurance with the unknown health […] Padres unlikely to go after Trevor Bauer this offseason - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 16, 2020

Padres: Wil Myers and Jake Cronenworth up for much-deserved awards

Wil Myers and Jake Cronenworth are the Padres’ representatives for Comeback Player of the Year and NL Rookie of the Year, respectively. If you recall, in our year-end team awards, Wil Myers and Jake Cronenworth were our Comeback Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year for the Padres, respectively. And it appears that is […] Padres: Wil Myers and Jake Cronenworth up for much-deserved awards - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 16, 2020

Can Padres do better than Mitch Moreland in 2021?

It’s been a busy week for Padres general manager AJ Preller, but he did indicate that Mitch Moreland is in the team’s plan for 2021, assuming one thing. One of the best elements of the COVID-shortened season was the DH’s inclusion in the National League. But it remains to be seen whether the MLB and […] Can Padres do better than Mitch Moreland in 2021? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 16, 2020

Padres: Why extending Fernando Tatis Jr. makes the most sense this offseason

According to a recent radio interview, the Padres will try to extend Fernando Tatis Jr. this offseason. What might his contract look like? It was the topic entering the last offseason, but general manager AJ Preller was in a “wait and see” mode regarding extending Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. At the time, the 20-year-old […] Padres: Why extending Fernando Tatis Jr. makes the most sense this offseason - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 15, 2020

Padres: This Lance Lynn trade with Rangers could actually work

Once the offseason officially begins, the Padres need to get the Rangers front office on the phone regarding a trade for Lance Lynn. Despite having a surplus of arms, the Padres learned one thing in the COVID-shortened season. You can never have too much pitching. Injuries to Dinelson Lamet and Mike Clevinger derailed their postseason […] Padres: This Lance Lynn trade with Rangers could actually work - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 15, 2020

Padres confident top two pitchers won’t need surgery

Per a recent report, the Padres’ front office is optimistic that neither Dinelson Lamet nor Mike Clevinger will require surgery this offseason. General manager AJ Preller spoke with Padres media on Wednesday, discussing various topics. Among those include the health status of the team’s top two pitchers. Pretty much up until we see both Dinelson […] Padres confident top two pitchers won’t need surgery - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More