Found February 09, 2012 on RJ's Fro:
That's right folks, you read that right. Former Padre starting pitcher Bruce Hurst was traded for pitcher Andrew Cashner....well kind of. While shooting Episode 1 of Padres and Pints, Geoff Young, myself, Beautown & the Avenger-in-Chief were discussing some random Padres stuff, off camera, whilst drinking some amazing Ballast Point. Anthony Rizzo had just been traded and we were all scratching our heads. Not because we hated the deal. Not because it was a shock to us all. But mainly because we got a relief pitcher in return. Yes he's a solid arm, but why are the Padres, owners of one of the finest pitching parks in baseball, trading for a relief pitcher? Regardless of what many say, it's hard to believe that a hard thrower with arm issues in the past, will ever stick around in the starting rotation. Possible, but not likely. Regardless of all that, we started to kind of work our ways backward a little and mentioned some trades that led to Cashner coming to San Diego....

Padres New TV Deal Could Net the Team 75 Million Annually

In an article written by Bob Nightengale of USA today, the Padres may cash in big with the new TV deal. "And even the San Diego Padres— playing in the 26th largest market in baseball — are, pending MLB approval, poised to sign a new deal with Fox Sports that will guarantee them $75 million a year for the next 20 years. The deal was confirmed by two industry executives...

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 Will Sign Jeff Suppan to Minor League Contract

The San Diego Padres will sign veteran right hander Jeff Suppan to a minor league contract and invite him out to Spring Training. He will add some depth to the pitching staff in the Spring and log in some good innings. Suppan will be entering his 17th season in the league and he made his major league debut in 1995 with the Boston Red Sox.   He has a career 138-143 record with...

Padres Announce Fanfest Schedule

Press Release provided by the San Diego Padres media department: SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres today released details surrounding 2012 FanFest presented by Bloomberg Sports, including a complete schedule of clinics, forums and autograph signings. The free annual event returns to Petco Park this Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012. Gates open to the general public at 10:00 a.m. Padres...

San Diego Padres announce 2012 FanFest Schedule

(Padres Press Release) Autographs, Garage Sale, clubhouse tours, clinics and more are part of free event February 11 The San Diego Padres today released details surrounding 2012 FanFest presented by Bloomberg Sports, including a complete schedule of clinics, forums and autograph signings. The free annual event returns to Petco Park this Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012. Gates open to...

Daily Friar 2.8.12

It's a great day to be a Padres fan. We are receiving national attention about our team. Now I know what you are all thinking, "How is this possible?" Apparently the people at ESPN have come to their senses and realized that there are teams west of the Mississippi other than the Dodgers and Giants. It's amazing, I know. You can see what I'm talking about in...

Maybin takes home team MVP honors

Center fielder Cameron Maybin was named the Padres MVP for 2011 on Friday during the team's annual awards dinner at Petco Park. Maybin was honored by the San Diego chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Padres take a flyer on Jeff Suppan

The San Diego Padres on Wednesday signed veteran hurler Jeff Suppan to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

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 reach deal with veteran hurler Suppan

The Padres agreed to a Minor League deal with veteran pitcher Jeff Suppan on Wednesday, a deal which includes an invitation to Major League camp for Spring Training.

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.

Lake Elsinore is Stormin' the Streets

Press Release provided by the Storm media department: Stormin’ the Streets with fun and discounts Lake Elsinore, CA – The California League Champions Lake Elsinore Storm are gearing up for yet another season of baseball in Southern California and will be visiting area businesses and restaurants near you! Storm staff has commenced the Stormin’ the Streets program by heading...

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 kind...
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