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Mar 28, 2020

San Diego Padres: Re-drafting the first round of 2016 MLB Draft

If the San Diego Padres could have a do-over, what would you change about the three draft picks in the first round of the 2016 MLB Draft? Good morning everyone. I hope you all had a nice week despite what is going on. MLB and the MLBPA met to discuss ways of decreasing spending this […] San Diego Padres: Re-drafting the first round of 2016 MLB Draft - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mar 27, 2020

Padres complete trade with Rays, send Esteban Quiroz to Tampa

There’s not much transaction news going on right now, but the San Diego Padres gave us something to talk about by completing the Tommy Pham trade. With the news cycle for baseball pretty much coming to a halt with the suspension of the season, the San Diego Padres confirming the name of “player to be […] Padres complete trade with Rays, send Esteban Quiroz to Tampa - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mar 26, 2020

What could have been for the Padres this Opening Day

March 26 was supposed to be the beginning of a special season for the San Diego Padres, but for now that journey has been put on hold. The San Diego Padres, maybe more than any other team, could not wait to take the field on this Opening Day for the 2020 season. After a disappointing […] What could have been for the Padres this Opening Day - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mar 25, 2020

San Diego Padres: Latest mock draft has team taking UCLA outfielder

With the MLB Draft approaching, the San Diego Padres hold the eighth overall pick. The latest mock draft has them taking Garrett Mitchell from UCLA. Deep into their rebuild, the San Diego Padres’ first-round picks have consisted of three consecutive high school players. MacKenzie Gore, taken in the 2017 draft, is one of baseball’s best […] San Diego Padres: Latest mock draft has team taking UCLA outfielder - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mar 24, 2020

San Diego Padres: We are Ryan Klesko WAR days without baseball

As we continue our stretch without San Diego Padres baseball, we look at one of the less talked about sluggers in team history. The Major League Baseball season has been shut down for 12 days now. As we have been doing we will try and tie that number into a bit of San Diego Padres […] San Diego Padres: We are Ryan Klesko WAR days without baseball - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mar 23, 2020

San Diego Padres: Top ten position players in team history, part II

Continuing our countdown of the top ten position players in San Diego Padres history, we discuss players seven and eight. Last week, we looked at Steve Finley and Nate Colbert, two players who were intricate pieces to San Diego Padres’ history in their ways. Finley ended up with the Friars are a couple of stops […] San Diego Padres: Top ten position players in team history, part II - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mar 21, 2020

San Diego Padres News: Pair of pitchers undergo Tommy John surgery

Whenever the 2020 season starts, the San Diego Padres will be without both Reggie Lawson and Andres Munoz, who had Tommy John surgery. To add insult to injury (no pun intended), the San Diego Padres will be without two pitchers this season in both Reggie Lawson and Andres Munoz. According to reports, both of them […] San Diego Padres News: Pair of pitchers undergo Tommy John surgery - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mar 20, 2020

San Diego Padres: Javy Guerra days without baseball and Mexico series

As expected, the San Diego Padres’ series with the Diamondbacks in Mexico City has been canceled. Games will be played in the home team’s stadium. Earlier this week, Major League Baseball delayed the start for baseball activities even further. After the coronavirus pandemic became a serious threat in the United States, San Diego Padres’ spring […] San Diego Padres: Javy Guerra days without baseball and Mexico series - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mar 19, 2020

Padres do right thing with staff & we are Chase Headley days without baseball

We are now seven days without baseball because of the Coronavirus outbreaks. And the San Diego Padres take care of their staff during the delay. The San Diego Padres announced on Wednesday that they are working with Major League Baseball to create a $1 million fund to help assist employees that are without work because of […] Padres do right thing with staff & we are Chase Headley days without baseball - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mar 18, 2020

San Diego Padres: Top ten position players in team history, part I

The San Diego Padres have had a rich history of position players over time, and we will rank the top ten. Let’s start with numbers ten and nine. 10. Steve Finley Drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 13th round of the 1987 MLB Draft, Steve Finley batted .309 in 909 minor league at-bats. After […] San Diego Padres: Top ten position players in team history, part I - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mar 18, 2020

San Diego Padres: Day six with no baseball and a six-run ninth

We are currently at six days with no baseball, so we are going to review the San Diego Padres six-run ninth-inning comeback last season. Heading into the Father’s Day weekend last year, the San Diego Padres donned their light blue batting gloves and accessories as they continued their four-game series with the Colorado Rockies at […] San Diego Padres: Day six with no baseball and a six-run ninth - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mar 17, 2020

Padres: Delay of Season Could Mean More MacKenzie Gore

We look at how the delay of the MLB season could mean that we get more out of MacKenzie Gore with the San Diego Padres in 2020. Perhaps this is wishful thinking, but if the delay of this season goes into June, we could see more of MacKenzie Gore with the San Diego Padres. Many […] Padres: Delay of Season Could Mean More MacKenzie Gore - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mar 17, 2020

San Diego Padres: Predictions, comparisons for Chris Paddack and Dinelson Lamet

Chris Paddack and Dinelson Lamet will headline the San Diego Padres rotation this season. But who will have the better year? Both Chris Paddack and Dinelson Lamet were never part of the San Diego Padres plans but were openly welcomed as the former was an eighth-round draft pick of the Miami Marlins in the 2015 […] San Diego Padres: Predictions, comparisons for Chris Paddack and Dinelson Lamet - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mar 16, 2020

San Diego Padres: June 1 start now seems more realistic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended more restrictions on public gatherings. How would that impact the San Diego Padres? It seemed unrealistic for baseball to resume on April 9. With spring training canceled and the first two weeks at least postponed, that was the targeted date for the San Diego Padres to open […] San Diego Padres: June 1 start now seems more realistic - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mar 16, 2020

San Diego Padres: What to make of Ty France’s Fangraphs projections

Fangraphs projects Ty France with regular playing time and tremendous production this year. Could the San Diego Padres find a place for him? Good morning everyone. I hope you all had a nice weekend. I wanted to take an in-depth review of Ty France‘s Fangraphs’ projections and what they mean for the San Diego Padres […] San Diego Padres: What to make of Ty France’s Fangraphs projections - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More