Found February 11, 2012 on Friarhood:
To get ready for the 2012 season we’ll be looking at the top five players in Padre History at each position.  The first rule: we will only consider the players’ time with the Padres, so Mike Piazza doesn’t count because he was only here for 1 year.  The other rule: players will be considered for their primary position, so Gene Tenace is a catcher and not a first baseman.   Today, we’re looking behind the dish.   Players who just missed the cut: John Flaherty: ’96 – ’97 (201 games - .284/.324/.411) Acquired for the division title run in 1996, “Flash” put together 1 ½ solid seasons as a Padre before being traded to Tampa.   Ramon Hernandez: ’04 – ’05 (210 games- .283/.332/.463) Perhaps the 2nd best pure hitter at the catcher position in Padres history (behind Piazza), though his defense was a little lacking; helped win a division title during 2 years here before signing for big money in Baltimore.   Carlos Hernandez:  ’97 – ’00 (237 games- .269/.312/.376) Known

25-Man Roster Preview

Excited yet Padres fans? We’re about a week away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training and that means baseball is back. It’s been a busy offseason with tons of player movement. How is the Friars opening day roster going to look after all of the wheeling-and-dealing? Despite the multitude of player moves, I don’t imagine there will be many questions to be answered...

Friarhood Radio FanFest Recap - Garfinkel, Black and more.

Friarhood Radio was on location today during Padres FanFest.  An action packed three hours from the Tilted Kilt with myself, Judson Richards, and Cody Decker.  If you have never listened to FHR in the past, this week was a great time to start.  This week on the show: Tom Garfinkel - Spoke candidly on the new TV deal, dynamic pricing, and trying to compete in 2012 Bud Black...

Padres Announce 2011 Organizational Award Winners

(Press release provided by the San Diego Padres media department) SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres today announced their 2011 organizational award winners at the 14th Annual Awards Dinner held this year as Dinner on the Diamond presented by Porsche at Petco Park.  Proceeds from tonight’s event benefit the Padres Foundation’s Youth Baseball Initiative.   As was previously...

Padres announce 2011 organizational award winners

(Padres Press Release) SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres today announced their 2011 organizational award winners at the 14th Annual Awards Dinner held this year as Dinner on the Diamond presented by Porsche at Petco Park.  Proceeds from tonight’s event benefit the Padres Foundation’s Youth Baseball Initiative. As was previously announced, Cameron Maybin was named Most...

20 Best Padres Follows on Twitter

Twitter has really become the go to outlet to get news instantly, and personally I know if I want to find out anything I find myself opening up my twitter app before anything.  The world we live in now is changing and we do not rely on established news sources as much in this instantaneous news era we live in.  We now see more and more news broken by random people or celebs/athletes...

Alonso feels at home among Hurricanes

There can be something disrupting and halting about being traded from the only organization you've ever known, but Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso felt right at home after he was traded to San Diego from Cincinnati in December.

Cashner looks to stay healthy, contribute

New Padres relief pitcher Andrew Cashner has one goal for the 2012 season: "I want to stay healthy."

Street has closer’s nerve; will his song, effort show enough verve?

Huston Street's pitching career is a tribute to an open mind and an obliging arm; to early adaptation and late movement. The man is nothing if not malleable.

Luebke ready to take next step in 2012

Starter Cory Luebke proved his worth in the bullpen and then after moving into the starting rotation for good in late June. The lefty made 17 starts after his first 29 appearances came in relief.

Padres organization preview, Top 20 Prospects

Yonder Alonso has been one of the top prospects in baseball for the last couple of years. So it's not surprising that when he was traded to the Padres in the pre-Christmas blockbuster that sent young ace Mat Latos to Cincinnati for Alonso, pitcher Edinson Volquez and highly touted Minor Leaguers Yasmani Grandal and Brad Boxberger, he immediately became his new team's top prospect.

Daily Friar 2.10.12

We are now oen day away from FanFest! I have been waiting and waiting and waiting some more for this day to come. It really does a great job at ushering in the new baseball season. I will be down there to hang out at The Titled Kilt first to catch the Friarhood Radio show, then probably head inside the park after that. In other news, the first article below has "details"...

Padres fans want to know if they’ve been hoodwinked or bamboozled

The Padres are a private business with a public problem. The customers who helped build Petco Park keep wondering where all the money goes.

Throwback Thursday Project

I know it's not Thursday, but I just wanted to introduce this new project that I'm going to start up this season. If naming the blog after a Padres legend to being a brown backer to having a lot of history related posts on the site, doesn't give away that I am a huge lover of all things related to the history of Padres baseball, then let's just say that I'm...

Results of NYBD Mets Hall of Fame Vote

Due to the strong debate about John Franco‘s induction into the Mets Hall of Fame, I created a BBWAA-style vote for the Mets Hall of Fame. On last night’s radio program, I shared the results with Matt Cerrone of Metsblog. Here is how you voted: Mike Piazza 95.3% Ron Darling 70.6% Edgardo Alfonzo 66.4% Howard Johnson 59.7% Jesse Orosco 57.3% Al Leiter 46.0% ...
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