Found December 07, 2011 on RJ's Fro:
Wow, it has been a long time!  My band Lexington Field has been pretty consuming these past months and that with the combination of one of the worst offensive Padres teams I have ever witnessed, I took a bit of a sabatical from blogging.  For that I apologize, because SDPads1 and myself have definitely had alot to say, and hopefully I can channel that into blogging more about my favorite sports team.  Okay, apologize to the legions of RJ's Fro fans...check, shamelessly plug my band...check, throw a dig at how terrible our offense was this year...check.  So, I have some opinions on a few things that I will write out in some future posts (the new GM Josh Byrnes, the new uniforms, and some offseason stuff), but to keep this specific to the title, I want to mention the first trade by our GM...acquiring catcher John Baker from the Miami Marlins. I put my stamp of approval on this trade.  First, for the role we plan on using John in, and the cost to get him, this was a good move.  He...

Padres Rumors: K-Rod, Payroll, Rule 5, Zumaya

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Top 50 Prospects: #31 – Robbie Erlin

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Dodgers Correct To Show Interest In Chase Headley

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2011 Friarhood Holiday Event

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It is being reported from multiple sources that the Padres have acquired Colorado Rockies closer Huston Street for a player to be named later. The Padres will be the third major league team for the 28 year old from Austin, Texas.  While Street posted a 3.86 ERA in 2011, his ERA outside of Coors field was a 2.19 in 29.1 innings, while posting a 25/4 (K/BB) ratio.   Street is in...

Daily Friar 12.6.11

  The first day of the winter meetings proved to be a busy one, for other teams that is. Some moves were made, but mostly it was all discussion. It will remain to be seen if any discussion from yesterday will lead to moves today. Here are your links for today: Submit aritlces and follow me on twitter @M_Rennick Padres, Heath Bell officially part ways - "On...

Fantasy Impact: Harang to Dodgers and Slowey to Rockies

The Winter Meetings are moving along nicely, and just this morning it was reported that two starting pitchers have agreed to pitch in the NL West, Aaron Harang and Kevin Slowey. While neither has generated the buzz that C.J. Wilson or Mark Buehrle has — and I’m not suggesting they deserve that much buzz — these moves do have fantasy significance. Aaron Harang Signs with the...

Daily Friar 12.8.11

  The Winter Meetings are over with some major moves being announced this morning, as well as the rule 5 draft. The Angels grabbed the top prize in Albert Pujols, as well as C.J. Wilson. Very interesting indeed to see Pujols on the move. I for one thought he would remain a Cardinal. The Padres remained fairly quiet, but apparently there are moves that are still in place that...

Hermida designated for assignment by Padres

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Daily Friar 12.7.11

  A ton of links today as we roll into the third day of the winter meetings. A lot of moves have been made among other clubs, especially out here in the west. The Dodgers signed 3 former Padres, and the Giants made a trade for Angel Pagan. So without further ado here are your links(disclaimer a lot of opinion pieces written before Street trade): Sudmit articles and follow me...
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