Found March 21, 2013 on Friarhood:
We are inching ever closer to the start of the regular season! In fact one week from today will be the final game in Arizona. Then the team will head to San Antonio for a two game stint against the Rangers before a day off on the 31st. This will be the travel day to New York as they prepare for Opening Day against the Mets on April 1st. Andrew Cashner feels that he will be ready by then as he pitched yesterday and put up some good numbers. The only concern right now, in my eyes, is that he had a late start to the spring and isn’t exactly where the other pitchers are at this point. Where most guys are in the five to six inning area now, Cashner was only in there for 2 2/3 innings. He did give up one run, but he also struck out four in that time. Of more concern is Tim Stauffer had another awful outing. He took the loss as he gave up three runs on five hits in only three innings of work. Luke Gregerson and Huston Street both got an inning in and they were flawless. The team has a day ...

Byrnes with a Plan at Third Base

Jedd Gyorko With Chase Headley out, the Padres are exploring internal option options.  Josh Byrnes during an interview on Mighty 1090 stated that he has discussed with Bud Black the plan that would include” vs. RHP Gyorko at 3rd Amarista at 2nd vs. LHP Cody Ransom at 3rd Gyorko at 2nd This in lieu of Logan Forsythe being out with a foot injury.  Jedd Gyorko a Padres top...

Casey Kelly to have Tommy John Surgery

Casey Kelly Padres general manager Josh Byrnes during an interview with Mighty 1090 stated that Casey Kelly will have Tommy John surgery, effectively ending his 2012.  Kelly was acquired by then general manager Jed Hoyer with prospects Anthony Rizzo and Reymond Fuentes in exchange for all-star Adrian Gonzalez.  Kelly has be a big disappointment since the trade, struggling at AA...

Q&A: Jedd Gyorko, Padres 2B

Jedd Gyorko is ready to take over as San Diego’s regular second baseman. He’s also prepared to fill in at third base, the position he’s played since being taken in the second round of the 2010 draft. With Chase Headley now on the disabled list, Gyorko (pronounced JER-ko) could play one of the positions on opening day. Gyorko can swing the bat: The 24-year-old right-handed...

Padres' Carlos Quentin could be ready for Opening Day

The San Diego Padres may have their power-hitting left fielder on Opening Day this year.  Last season, they couldn't say that.  However, despite fighting through the same issues this season as he did last, Carlos Quentin may be on pace to make Opening Day. According to Bill Center of the San Diego Union Tribune, Quentin has played in three-straight minor league game and...

Padres Turned Down Tigers Offer for Porcello

Rick Porcello – Photo by Keith Allison Jim Bowden has reported via twitter According to Tigers source the Padres have turned down Porcello for Street and Porcello for Gregorson but talks continue The Padres were first rumored to have interest in Rick Porcello back in December.  Talks were on, then off, then on, and now this.  The encouraging part of this tweet is “talks continue”...

75 Padres Games Televised in Spanish

FOX SPORTS SAN DIEGO TO PRODUCE MORE SPANISH-LANGUAGE PADRES TELECASTS THAN EVER BEFORE75-Game Schedule to be Called by Returning Broadcast Team Ortega and HernandezGames Will Be Available on Cox Cable San Diego FOX Sports San Diego (FSSD), in partnership with the San Diego Padres, today announced the 2013 San Diego Padres Spanish-language schedule on FOX Deportes San Diego featuring...

Giants 6, Padres 4

Brandon Crawford had three hits and an RBI, leading a San Francisco Giants split squad to a 6-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday. The Padres hoped starter Andrew Cashner would get into the fourth inning with less that 40 pitches, but he didn't make it through the third - he threw 31 pitches in the first. But Cashner only gave up one run on three hits. He struck...

Jeff Suppan to run for Congress if he continues to suck at baseball (Or Jeff Suppan to run for Congress)

In a surprising turn of events, former Brewers pitcher Jeff Suppan is still trying to pitch in the major leagues. When the Brewers released Jeff Suppan in 2010 (Keyboard Cat, never forget) many wondered if that was the end of his baseball playing career, but he ended up pitching for the Cardinals that season. After that most of us assumed that he would retire to his California restaurant...

Minor League Camp Report: March 22

Several of the top prospects came into camp with noticeable improvement in their physiques and Austin Hedges stood out in particular. Hedges looked like he put on an easy ten pounds of pure muscle which has only added to his athleticsm.

Daily Friar 3.20.13

Let me start off this morning by saying congratulations to the Dominican Republic on winning this year’s World Baseball Classic. This is the first time that Japan has not won the competition as Puerto Rico knocked them off in the previous round. What was amazing about the DR is that they won this thing undefeated. All the way from game one they hadn’t been beat at all, and they...
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