7:57 AM EST, Thu February 25, 2021
6 hours ago

Padres: Trevor Bauer says he’s coming for Manny Machado

This Padres-Dodgers rivalry is shaping up to be the best in baseball. Los Angeles, which has had a stranglehold on the NL West for nearly a decade, brought San Diego back to earth in the closing days of the offseason, signing reigning National League Cy Young winner Trevor Bauer to a record-breaking three-year contract. Of […] Padres: Trevor Bauer says he’s coming for Manny Machado - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
10 hours ago

Padres Rumors: Is a Josh Hader blockbuster about to play out?

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, right? That’s what Padres fans are hoping. Speculation on Twitter ranging from a trade for Brewers All-Star closer Josh Hader to packages including Lorenzo Cain or former NL MVP Christian Yelich are swirling – putting Friar Faithful on the edge of their seats tonight. Is AJ Preller done? #Padres “I’m […] Padres Rumors: Is a Josh Hader blockbuster about to play out? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 24, 2021

Padres are built to weather any storm thrown their way

You can tell by how the Padres handled their business this winter: they’re all about versatility and guys wearing multiple hats heading into 2021. Look at the roster. On any given day, you could see Jurickson Profar or Jake Cronenworth in the infield or the outfield. Backup catcher Victor Caratini is a switch-hitter who’s more […] Padres are built to weather any storm thrown their way - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 23, 2021

Padres: All aboard the hype train in San Diego

The sun is shining, Fernando Tatis Jr. will be with the Padres for the next 14 years and San Diego has its eyes on the its first World Series championship in the not-so-distant future. Life is good. Seriously, I don’t know that any fanbase in Major League Baseball has more to be excited about than Padres […] Padres: All aboard the hype train in San Diego - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 21, 2021

Padres: Joe Musgrove will honor Jake Peavy by wearing #44

Getting to play for your hometown team, the one you grew up idolizing is cool enough. But new Padres pitcher Joe Musgrove is kicking it up a notch in his first year in San Diego. Musgrove, a San Diego area native, joined the team via trade from Pittsburgh this offseason and, from the start, has […] Padres: Joe Musgrove will honor Jake Peavy by wearing #44 - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 21, 2021

Padres hoping for a resurgent season from Chris Paddack

It’s been a winter of pitching for AJ Preller and the San Diego Padres. First, it was the starting rotation, trading for Yu Darvish, Blake Snell and Joe Musgrove. Then, he turned his attention to the bullpen, bringing in Keone Kela and Mark Melancon. With all the new faces in the mix this spring, fans […] Padres hoping for a resurgent season from Chris Paddack - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 20, 2021

Padres: Mark Melancon, Keone Kela will lock down the late innings

After spending the first portion of the offseason assembling one of the best starting rotations in all of baseball, Padres GM AJ Preller turned his attention to the bullpen. The finishing touches? A pair of right-handers with ninth-inning experience in Mark Melancon and Keone Kela. San Diego has several options when it comes to who […] Padres: Mark Melancon, Keone Kela will lock down the late innings - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 20, 2021

Padres: Fernando Tatis Jr. extension is good for the game of baseball

The past week has been a prime example of the national media drumming up a story. San Diego did right by its young superstar, inking him to a 14-year, $340 million contract extension – making Fernando Tatis Jr. the face of the Padres for the foreseeable future. As large market teams sit by and cry […] Padres: Fernando Tatis Jr. extension is good for the game of baseball - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 18, 2021

San Diego Padres: Fernando Tatis Jr.’s deal is third-largest in MLB history

This isn’t just uncharted territory for Padres fans. It’s uncharted territory for pretty much all fan bases outside of the California market. San Diego’s reported 14-year, $340 million contract extension with Fernando Tatis Jr. clocks in as the third-largest deal in MLB history. Only two players have secured larger guarantees in the history of the game: […] San Diego Padres: Fernando Tatis Jr.’s deal is third-largest in MLB history - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 18, 2021

Padres: Fernando Tatis Jr. inks record 14-year, $340 million extension

The San Diego Padres boldly declared their intention to be a long-term contender on Wednesday night in the form of a record-breaking contract extension with Fernando Tatis Jr. San Diego reportedly agreed to terms with their 22-year-old superstar on a 14-year, $340 million deal that will keep him with the team through the 2035 season. […] Padres: Fernando Tatis Jr. inks record 14-year, $340 million extension - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 17, 2021

Padres: Dinelson Lamet is healthy, but isn’t throwing live sliders

It’s day one of camp. But so far, the San Diego Padres seem happy with what they’re seeing from Dinelson Lamet. The right hander very narrowly missed out on being a Cy Young finalist during last year’s breakout performance. But his accomplishments were a bit lost late in the year when Lamet was sidelined with […] Padres: Dinelson Lamet is healthy, but isn’t throwing live sliders - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 17, 2021

Padres: Blake Snell wants redemption against the Dodgers

It’s literally the first day of Blake Snell on the field with his Padres teammates and he’s already endearing himself to fans in San Diego. The left-hander, who was yanked by his former skipper in Game 6 of last year’s World Series against the Dodgers, is already chomping at the bit to get another crack […] Padres: Blake Snell wants redemption against the Dodgers - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 17, 2021

You need to check out BreakingT’s San Diego Collection

With San Diego starting Spring Training, now is the perfect time to get some new t-shirts from our friends at BreakingT. Here are some of our favorites. If you managed to avoid the red-hot, incredibly popular “Slam Diego” t-shirt when it dropped from BreakingT last summer, you won’t be able to do it anymore. BreakingT’s […] You need to check out BreakingT’s San Diego Collection - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 16, 2021

Padres: Trent Grisham quietly set himself up for a breakout 2021

Prior to the 2016 season, Baseball America ranked Trent Grisham as the 49th-best prospect in all of baseball. Since then, he’s lost the luster of a Top 100 talent – but someone forgot to tell him. The San Diego Padres outfielder hit .251 last year, but really did a little bit of everything. In the shortened […] Padres: Trent Grisham quietly set himself up for a breakout 2021 - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 16, 2021

Padres have a 92.8% chance of making the postseason

To say the San Diego Padres aren’t a familiar face when it comes to October baseball is putting things rather mildly. Prior to last fall, the team’s most recent trip to the postseason came back in 2006. Just how long ago was that? Twitter was launched that year and Barry Bonds blasted his 715th career […] Padres have a 92.8% chance of making the postseason - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More