3:13 AM EST, Fri December 13, 2019
16 hours ago

San Diego Padres mock trade for Starling Marte

We take a look at a potential mock trade for the San Diego Padres with the Pittsburgh Pirates for outfielder Starling  Marte. Without the rumor from Jon Heyman at the Winter Meetings, it’s been pretty obvious all offseason that Starling Marte would be a potential trade target for the San Diego Padres. A.J. Preller has […] San Diego Padres mock trade for Starling Marte - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
16 hours ago

Padres Winter Meetings Day 3: Interest in Starling Marte picking up

There wasn’t much news for the San Diego Padres on Wednesday at the Winter Meetings, but they are showing interest in a center fielder. On Wednesday it was reported at the Winter Meetings that the San Diego Padres have expressed interest in trading for Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte. If you’ve been following along with […] Padres Winter Meetings Day 3: Interest in Starling Marte picking up - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Dec 11, 2019

San Diego Padres: Could a deal for David Price make sense

We take a look at whether or not it makes sense for the San Diego Padres to make a trade for starting pitcher David Price. The San Diego Padres would obviously love to get a frontline starter to go with the depth of young starters they already have. There was no way they were going […] San Diego Padres: Could a deal for David Price make sense - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Dec 11, 2019

Padres Winter Meetings Day 2: Whit Merrifield and David Price rumors

There were a lot of rumors and reports about the San Diego Padres from Day 2 at the MLB Winter Meetings, we break them down. Even though A.J. Preller and the San Diego Padres have yet to strike a deal at the 2019 MLB Winter Meetings, they are very active. However, the biggest news from […] Padres Winter Meetings Day 2: Whit Merrifield and David Price rumors - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Dec 10, 2019

Padres and DBacks to play first-ever regular season game in Mexico City

It was announced on Tuesday at the MLB Winter Meetings that the San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks will play regular-season games in Mexico City. The San Diego Padres will play regular-season games in Mexico City for the first time ever. Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday during the MLB Winter Meetings that the Padres […] Padres and DBacks to play first-ever regular season game in Mexico City - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Dec 10, 2019

Despite trading Luis Urias, San Diego Padres still has plenty of talent from Mexico

We take a look at the effort from the San Diego Padres to bring in the top talent from nearby Mexico. Primarily because of Fernando Valenzuela, the Dodgers have always been the preferred team of the Mexican-American community in southern California. But just like they are in the National League West, the San Diego Padres […] Despite trading Luis Urias, San Diego Padres still has plenty of talent from Mexico - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Dec 10, 2019

Padres Winter Meetings: Wil Myers, Tommy Pham news headline Day 1

We take a look at all of the news and rumors about the San Diego Padres from Day 1 of this year’s MLB Winter Meeting in San Diego. There wasn’t much to report after Day 1 of the MLB Winter Meetings for the San Diego Padres, but there were several things that happened worth mentioning. […] Padres Winter Meetings: Wil Myers, Tommy Pham news headline Day 1 - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Dec 9, 2019

Stephen Strasburg signing shows why Padres have moved on

The San Diego Padres have been rumored to move on from the top free agent starting pitchers for a while, and now we know why. We had heard rumblings that the San Diego Padres were not even going to meet with Stephen Strasburg at this week’s Winter Meetings, and after seeing what he signed for, […] Stephen Strasburg signing shows why Padres have moved on - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Dec 9, 2019

San Diego Padres: 3 more moves to win the NL West

With the Winter Meetings underway this week, we look at three moves the San Diego Padres still need to make to finish the offseason. A.J. Preller has already been very active this offseason in improving the San Diego Padres roster for the upcoming 2020 season and beyond. Going into the offseason two areas of need […] San Diego Padres: 3 more moves to win the NL West - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Dec 7, 2019

San Diego Padres 2020 MLB Winter Meetings Preview

We take a deep dive into what we could see from the San Diego Padres at this year’s annual MLB Winter Meetings, which is right in our backyard. A.J. Preller has already been busy this offseason making moves to try and make the San Diego Padres a contender in 2020. This may be the biggest […] San Diego Padres 2020 MLB Winter Meetings Preview - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Dec 6, 2019

Padres new-look OF is improved, but still work to be done

The San Diego Padres have been busy trying to rebuild the outfield this season. We take a look at what they’ve done so far and what’s left to be done. It’s been a busy couple of weeks for A.J. Preller and the San Diego Padres as they try to navigate through the trade market to […] Padres new-look OF is improved, but still work to be done - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Dec 6, 2019

Padres continue rebuild of outfiled in trade for Tommy Pham

The San Diego Padres have made yet another trade to address their outfield needs by acquiring Tommy Pham from the Tampa Bay Rays. Late Thursday night it was reported that the San Diego Padres traded Hunter Renfroe and Xavier Edwards to the Tampa Bay Rays for Tommy Pham and Jake Cronenworth. The deal is not […] Padres continue rebuild of outfiled in trade for Tommy Pham - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Dec 5, 2019

San Diego Padres interest in pitcher Kwang-Hyun Kim is quite telling

It’s becoming clearer that the San Diego Padres won’t be able to contend with other teams on top free agent pitchers, which is why they have shifted gears. Coming into the offseason there was a lot of buzz about the San Diego Padres being a possible landing spot for free agent pitcher Stephen Strasburg. And […] San Diego Padres interest in pitcher Kwang-Hyun Kim is quite telling - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Dec 5, 2019

Starting pitching prices could scare San Diego Padres away

With Zack Wheeler signing for five years and $118 million, it could scare the San Diego Padres and others from the top tier starting pitchers. It was already starting to look highly unlikely that the San Diego Padres would land a frontline starting pitcher this offseason through free agency. The payroll for the 2020 season […] Starting pitching prices could scare San Diego Padres away - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Dec 4, 2019

Grading the San Diego Padres offseason through November

We take a look back at the first month of the offseason and grade how A.J. Preller and the San Diego Padres have done so far. It’s still very early in the offseason, but already the San Diego Padres have made several moves as they look to contend in 2020. I wanted to take a […] Grading the San Diego Padres offseason through November - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More