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Padres: Is MacKenzie Gore going to fill Matt Strahm’s role this year?

After having back-to-back days with injuries in the bullpen, might the Padres consider MacKenzie Gore for the bullpen? What does that look like? We are going to see some unusual things in the upcoming 60-game slate for the Padres. A major question throughout spring training, which has carried over into summer camp: how was Jayce […] Padres: Is MacKenzie Gore going to fill Matt Strahm’s role this year? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 11, 2020

Padres News: Tommy Pham back, Tatis and Wingenter out

The Padres left fielder has reportedly tested negative twice and can rejoin the roster. Despite being asymptomatic, Tommy Pham missed the start of the Padres‘ Summer Camp, testing positive for coronavirus a little over a week ago. MLB has no strict timeline on how long players need to quarantine, just as long as they test […] Padres News: Tommy Pham back, Tatis and Wingenter out - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 10, 2020

San Diego Padres: Top 5 Series from the 2021 Schedule Release

We take a quick look at the top five series for the San Diego Padres after the 2021 season schedule was released earlier this week. Hopefully we get a normal 2021 season. And if we do, we now know what that season will look like for the San Diego Padres. It was a bit odd […] San Diego Padres: Top 5 Series from the 2021 Schedule Release - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 10, 2020

Padres’ pitching depth critical in first 30 games

With just one off day in the first 30 games this year, the Padres pitching depth will be critical to helping them push for the postseason. As long as the Padres don’t consume fettucini alfredo before games, like Michael Scott before the Fun Run, Jayce Tingler’s group is well-positioned in what has largely been viewed […] Padres’ pitching depth critical in first 30 games - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 10, 2020

Padres: Josh Naylor tabbed as first baseman of future

Despite the DH potentially being available in the next CBA, Josh Naylor has been tabbed as the Padres first baseman of the future, according to Bleacher Report. If given a chance, would you go back and stop the Padres from signing Eric Hosmer? He was coming off a career-year in Kansas City, but his first […] Padres: Josh Naylor tabbed as first baseman of future - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 9, 2020

Padres: Lat strain major blow to Jose Castillo’s roster chances

Jose Castillo left Wednesday night’s intrasquad game with a possible lat strain, and the injury could cost his chances of making the Padres bullpen. Already on the fringe of making the Padres bullpen, Jose Castillo‘s chances just took a major hit, as he reportedly left the intrasquad game on Wednesday night with a lat strain. […] Padres: Lat strain major blow to Jose Castillo’s roster chances - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 9, 2020

San Diego Padres: Emilio Pagan trade ranked seventh best offseason move

Bleacher Report ranked their top ten best (and worst) moves this offseason with the San Diego Padres acquiring Emilio Pagan coming in at seventh-best. The San Diego Padres bullpen was already a strength heading into the winter. Last year, the group finished with a combined 4.59 ERA, led by All-Star closer Kirby Yates. However, with […] San Diego Padres: Emilio Pagan trade ranked seventh best offseason move - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 8, 2020

San Diego Padres News: Another player tests positive for coronavirus

Jorge Mateo joins Tommy Pham as the two members of the San Diego Padres who have tested positive for coronavirus. While Tommy Pham continues his recovery back from coronavirus, Jorge Mateo, too, will be out for an unknown period of time. The 25-year-old has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus, but his symptoms are improving, according […] San Diego Padres News: Another player tests positive for coronavirus - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 8, 2020

San Diego Padres Miss Postseason in Latest PECOTA Predictions

PECOTA updates it’s latest standings with predictions for the shortened 60-game season and the San Diego Padres didn’t see much improvement. This season was supposed to be one where we saw a young San Diego Padres team take a huge step forward and push for a playoff spot. Obviously, with such a weird season in […] San Diego Padres Miss Postseason in Latest PECOTA Predictions - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 8, 2020

San Diego Padres: Having the discussion whether the season should be played

With several teams having delayed workouts and test results, let’s face a hard truth of the San Diego Padres season potentially being canceled. When the league implemented a 60-game season in June, it was one of the happiest days for me personally. The San Diego Padres had been in a holding pattern since mid-March, waiting […] San Diego Padres: Having the discussion whether the season should be played - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 8, 2020

San Diego Padres: Edward Olivares turning heads in Summer Camp

Could Edward Olivares crack the San Diego Padres Opening Day roster? Despite a crowded outfield, Edward Olivares is making a strong case for the San Diego Padres to add him to their Opening Day roster. The 24-year-old had an impressive Spring Training, posting a .389/.421/.722 slash line with a double, triple, home run, and three […] San Diego Padres: Edward Olivares turning heads in Summer Camp - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 7, 2020

San Diego Padres: How the West Will Be Won in 2020

Now that we know exactly what the San Diego Padres schedule will look like in 2020 we break down what it will take to win the NL West. While a lot of people are already conceding the NL West to the Los Angeles Dodgers, in this weird season anyone can truly win — so why […] San Diego Padres: How the West Will Be Won in 2020 - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 7, 2020

An in-depth review of the San Diego Padres 2020 schedule

On Monday, MLB released the San Diego Padres schedule, and they will open at home against the Diamondbacks. How does the rest look? After the league implemented a 60-game schedule, all that was left was for the players to report to Spring Training 2.0 and get a grasp of what their 2020 schedule might look […] An in-depth review of the San Diego Padres 2020 schedule - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 7, 2020

San Diego Padres: Emilio Pagán could be a factor in postseason run

Former Tampa Bay Rays reliever Emilio Pagan could be elite for the San Diego Padres To revamp their bullpen for the new season, Emilio Pagán had become the latest addition to a core who needed help. When the San Diego Padres were finally able to move center fielder Manuel Margot, what they may not have […] San Diego Padres: Emilio Pagán could be a factor in postseason run - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More