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Padres 2020 Spring Training Preview: Players and positions to watch

We take an early look at some things to watch during Spring Training for the San Diego Padres in 2020. With the start of Major League Baseball spring training just three weeks away, the San Diego Padres still have trade rumors swirling. Almost all baseball pundits and evaluators agree that the present roster has some […] Padres 2020 Spring Training Preview: Players and positions to watch - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 25, 2020

Comparing rebuilds: San Diego Padres vs. Chicago White Sox

We take a look at two teams who are on similar paths in the San Diego Padres and Chicago White Sox with both coming out of a long rebuild. The word rebuild can have such a bad meaning in baseball, but that’s become the new norm for a lot of small, and even mid, market […] Comparing rebuilds: San Diego Padres vs. Chicago White Sox - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 24, 2020

Rumor San Diego Padres: Trade talks for Starling Marte “intensifying”

After a month-and-a-half of no news, things are starting to pick up for the San Diego Padres with another rumor about trading for an outfielder. With just a month to go before Spring Training games begin, and even less before San Diego Padres pitchers and catchers report, the trade market is starting to pick up. […] Rumor San Diego Padres: Trade talks for Starling Marte “intensifying” - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 24, 2020

San Diego Padres: How a trade for Mookie Betts could work

We look at how the San Diego Padres might be able to pull off a trade for Boston Red Sox outfielder and former MVP, Mookie Betts. San Diego Padres news has been quiet since the Winter Meetings, but we finally have something to talk about with Mookie Betts trade rumors picking up. On Thursday Dennis […] San Diego Padres: How a trade for Mookie Betts could work - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 23, 2020

Rumor: Padres and Red Sox have discussed a trade for Mookie Betts

A rumor recently states that the San Diego Padres and Boston Red Sox have discussed a possible trade for outfielder Mookie Betts. We haven’t had many San Diego Padres rumors recently, but we got a juicy one on Thursday night that has the San Diego Padres fan base buzzing. Dennis Lin of The Athletic (paid […] Rumor: Padres and Red Sox have discussed a trade for Mookie Betts - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 23, 2020

Padres Prospects: Taylor Trammell left off list of top outfield prospects

It was a bit of a surprise to not see San Diego Padres prospect Taylor Trammell among the top outfield prospects in baseball on MLB Pipeline’s latest rankings. At the end of the 2019 season, MLB Pipeline had San Diego Padres prospect Taylor Trammell ranked as the 28th best prospect in all of baseball and […] Padres Prospects: Taylor Trammell left off list of top outfield prospects - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 23, 2020

San Diego Padres creating their own brand of baseball with an old-school mentality

Mickey Koke contributes a guest article on the San Diego Padres possibly creating their own style of baseball called “Prellerball.” I have long been intrigued with the idea of the San Diego Padres going straight “Whiteyball” from the Cardinals’ winning seasons (including the 1982 championship season) in the early-to-mid ’80s. While there’s no question that […] San Diego Padres creating their own brand of baseball with an old-school mentality - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 22, 2020

Padres Prospects: MLB Pipeline ranks CJ Abrams 6th among shortstops

MLB Pipeline continues to roll out their updated prospect rankings, and now they’ve ranked San Diego Padres prospect CJ Abrams as one of the best shortstops. CJ Abrams has only spent half a season in pro baseball after the San Diego Padres drafted him sixth overall in the 2019 MLB Draft, but he’s already made […] Padres Prospects: MLB Pipeline ranks CJ Abrams 6th among shortstops - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 22, 2020

San Diego Padres: Jurickson Profar better come ready to compete in Spring Training

The second base position for the San Diego Padres will be an interesting one to watch in Spring Training. The job won’t be handed to Jurickson Profar. After the San Diego Padres traded Luis Urias to the Milwaukee Brewers earlier this offseason it left a hole at second base and a lot of question marks […] San Diego Padres: Jurickson Profar better come ready to compete in Spring Training - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 21, 2020

San Diego Padres 2020 MLB Draft scouting profile: Emerson Hancock

We continue preparing for the San Diego Padres 2020 MLB Draft by looking at starting pitcher Emerson Hancock from the University of Georgia. In just a little over three weeks the college baseball season will get underway and we’ll get a good look at some of the players the San Diego Padres could be targeting […] San Diego Padres 2020 MLB Draft scouting profile: Emerson Hancock - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 21, 2020

San Diego Padres: 3 remaining question a month before Spring Training

  We look at three remaining questions for the San Diego Padres as we are just a month away from the start of Spring Training games. The San Diego Padres will play their first Spring Training game a month from tomorrow (Wednesday, Jan. 22). We really had four questions going into the offseason for the […] San Diego Padres: 3 remaining question a month before Spring Training - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 20, 2020

Why the San Diego Padres should not trade Austin Hedges

We take a look at why the San Diego Padres should hang onto Austin Hedges this offseason and give him plenty of time behind the plate. For the majority of this offseason we’ve been focusing on the fact that the San Diego Padres are likely looking to trade catcher Austin Hedges. So I thought I would […] Why the San Diego Padres should not trade Austin Hedges - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 20, 2020

FanSided MLB 2020 Mock Hall of Fame Results: Only room for a Captain

FanSided polled the MLB site experts for our 2020 Mock MLB Hall of Fame vote and only one player got the required percentage of votes. Back in December, we decided to have our own Mock MLB Hall of Fame voting process to see who the MLB site experts would vote into the MLB Hall of […] FanSided MLB 2020 Mock Hall of Fame Results: Only room for a Captain - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 20, 2020

Hall of Fame voting is no easy task for writers in today’s world

When one thinks about the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame, many things certainly might come to mind.  Honor, prestige and immortality are some obvious connections for those intertwined with the wonderful sport. Fans, writers and players of the game of baseball all have their own opinions about qualifications and meaning for the MLB Hall […] Hall of Fame voting is no easy task for writers in today’s world - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 18, 2020

San Diego Padres may have no choice but to trade Josh Naylor

We look at whether or not there is a future with the San Diego Padres for outfielder Josh Naylor in 2020 and beyond. Back in 2016 the Miami Marlins traded their number two overall prospect at the time, Josh Naylor, in a trade to the San Diego Padres for Andrew Cashner and others. The Marlins […] San Diego Padres may have no choice but to trade Josh Naylor - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More