11:04 PM EDT, Thu July 19, 2018
7 hours ago

San Diego Padres: Catcher Francisco Mejia in SoCal

With the addition of Francisco Mejia on Thursday morning, the San Diego Padres now have 10 of the top 100 prospects in the MLB. It’s a beautiful sentence for me to write and read. Earlier this week I predicted that it was likely that Cleveland would be the landing spot for San Diego Padres closer Brad […] San Diego Padres: Catcher Francisco Mejia in SoCal - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
8 hours ago

San Diego Padres: A Farewell To Brad Hand and Adam Cimber

The San Diego Padres took a bold, but logical step when they decided to trade Brad Hand to the Cleveland Indians. This morning, the San Diego Padres sent closer and two-time All-Star Brad Hand, as well as rookie pitcher Adam Cimber to the Cleveland Indians. In return, they gained a top-15 prospect in Francisco Mejia. For […] San Diego Padres: A Farewell To Brad Hand and Adam Cimber - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
10 hours ago

San Diego Padres Deal Brad Hand to Cleveland Indians

The 2018 MLB trade deadline is in full-effect as the San Diego Padres have made their first move. Good morning, San Diego! As you got to work and fired up your computers, you may have seen some pretty big news announced. The San Diego Padres have traded closer Brad Hand and relief pitcher Adam Cimber […] San Diego Padres Deal Brad Hand to Cleveland Indians - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 18, 2018

San Diego Padres: First Half NL West Award Winners

With the 2018 All-Star break underway, we’re taking a look at some first-half National League West award winners. Do any San Diego Padres come up on our list? With the 2018 All-Star festivities behind us and a two-day break before baseball games resume in the National League West, we’re giving out a few first-half awards […] San Diego Padres: First Half NL West Award Winners - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 17, 2018

San Diego Padres: MLB All-Star Game Lineups And What To Watch For

The 2018 MLB All-Star game takes place Tuesday night in Washington D.C with the San Diego Padres sending one representative. On Monday afternoon, MLB All-Stars fielded questions from the media, about 24 hours before they take the field for the 2018 All-Star game at Nationals Park. In obvious news, the Manny Machado trade rumors were the […] San Diego Padres: MLB All-Star Game Lineups And What To Watch For - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 16, 2018

The San Diego Padres have every right to be picky at the trade deadline

Well, I’ve blinked and suddenly the San Diego Padres are at the trade deadline. Every team’s most gut-wrenching anxiety-inducing time of the year. If you’re buyers, great, you’ll probably get a sweet few pieces to give yourself that last push to the postseason. If you’re sellers, like our beloved Friars this year, even better. Why? […] The San Diego Padres have every right to be picky at the trade deadline - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 16, 2018

San Diego Padres: Sunday Was Fun, If You Watched The Right Game

The future of Major League Baseball was on display Sunday afternoon, including a few exciting San Diego Padres prospects. I didn’t watch the San Diego Padres game on Sunday. The afternoon started with the Padres and Dodgers game on mute in the background, with the MLB Futures Game featured on my iPad on my lap. […] San Diego Padres: Sunday Was Fun, If You Watched The Right Game - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 16, 2018

San Diego Padres Rumors: Don’t Expect High Return From Yankees

Once again, the San Diego Padres and New York Yankees are linked together as possible trade partners. San Diego Padres closer Brad Hand has now been connected to every single contending team in Major League Baseball. While Padres fans have witnessed their lone All-Star representative struggle over the last week (7.1 IP, 11 H, 5 […] San Diego Padres Rumors: Don’t Expect High Return From Yankees - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 16, 2018

San Diego Padres: History Of Friars In The MLB Home Run Derby

The 2018 MLB Home Run Derby will be held Monday night, July 16th at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. Let’s look back at a time when the San Diego Padres had participants in the event. As a diehard baseball fan, this year’s MLB Home Run Derby field is a fun collection of youthful talent that […] San Diego Padres: History Of Friars In The MLB Home Run Derby - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 14, 2018

San Diego Padres: You Cannot Miss The MLB Futures Game

The 2018 MLB Futures Game will take place on Sunday, July 15th at 4 pm ET at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. Three representatives from the San Diego Padres will take the field. For those of you like myself, the MLB Futures Game is one of the most exciting baseball games of the entire year. […] San Diego Padres: You Cannot Miss The MLB Futures Game - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 13, 2018

San Diego Padres Welcome Chicago Cubs Before All-Star Break

There’s only one more weekend series left before the MLB All-Star break as the San Diego Padres welcome the Chicago Cubs. Well, here we are. The San Diego Padres are set to begin their final series before the All-Star game, welcoming the Chicago Cubs to Petco Park for a three-game set. Hard to believe that […] San Diego Padres Welcome Chicago Cubs Before All-Star Break - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 12, 2018

San Diego Padres: Welcome To The Nation’s Biggest Kmart

After striking out 12 times Wednesday night against the Dodgers, the San Diego Padres are on pace to shatter the single-season strikeout record. With attendance dropping and strikeouts at an all-time high, baseball itself is striking out in a big way. Coincidentally, the San Diego Padres lead Major League Baseball in strikeouts. The record of 1,571 […] San Diego Padres: Welcome To The Nation’s Biggest Kmart - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 12, 2018

San Diego Padres Rumors: Are The Boston Red Sox Calling?

The Boston Red Sox are rumored to be serious about upgrading their bullpen. Will they work out a deal with the San Diego Padres, again? ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick is reporting that the Boston Red Sox are in the market for an 8th inning set-up man but not just any run of the mill reliever. The […] San Diego Padres Rumors: Are The Boston Red Sox Calling? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 12, 2018

San Diego Padres: Joey Lucchesi Falters In Loss To Dodgers

The San Diego Padres fell to 40-55 after dropping Wednesday night’s decision to the Los Angeles Dodgers, 4-2. The San Diego Padres came crashing back to reality on Wednesday night in a tough loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers at Petco Park. After Eric Lauer fell just one out shy of a shutout victory on […] San Diego Padres: Joey Lucchesi Falters In Loss To Dodgers - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 11, 2018

San Diego Padres: Becoming Trade Partners With The Cleveland Indians

The San Diego Padres have a perfect trading partner in the Cleveland Indians. A few weeks ago, I wrote about how the New York Yankees would be a great fit for Tyson Ross, giving the San Diego Padres a chance (no pun intended) to acquire AAA and AA talent that is just a 2018 offseason away […] San Diego Padres: Becoming Trade Partners With The Cleveland Indians - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More