Found December 13, 2012 on Friarhood:
Yesterday was a fairly quiet day all around baseball compared to the days before with trades and whatnot. Yeah there were some signings, but most were minor, or pretty obvious that they were going to happen. For instance, Ichiro resigned with the Yankees and the Giants resigned Andres Torres. Torres was with the Giants for two years before being traded for Angel Pagan, but now he is headed back to the Bay Area. The Padres signed a handful of guys to minor league contracts, which are detailed below. I believe, if I read it correctly, that all those contracts include spring training invites. As we get ever closer to the new year the free agent market and moves should start to heat up. I know clubs like to have a good sense of what they are working with when it comes time for pitchers and catchers to report. A quick side note in the where are they now category: Thomas Tull, who was in the running to purchase the Padres (and is the CEO of Legendary Pictures) is still involved in San Die...

Padres Resign LHP Juan Pablo Oramas

Juan Pablo Oramas On November 30th, the Padres non-tendered Juan Pablo Oramas (Ranked as the #20 prospect on, Ranked as the #12 prospect heading into 2012 by Baseball America).  Ten days later (12/10/12) the Padres were able to sign the 22-year old southpaw that is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. Here is what our own Peter Friberg had to say about Oramas heading...

Padres Acquire LHP Chris Rearick from the Tampa Bay Rays

According to Corey Brock via twitter, the Padres have acquired LHP Chris Rearick for utility INF Vince Belnome.  Belnome a former teammate of Jedd Gyorko at West Virginia was known for his plate discipline, but with the logjam of infielders right now in the Padres system, he was unlikely to get a shot anytime soon. Corey Brock @FollowThePadres The #Padres have traded for...

Padres Sign Seven Players to Minor League Contracts

The San Diego Padres announced the signing of seven players to minor league contracts.  These players have also received invitations to major league spring training.  Players signed: OF Travis Buck RHP Sean O’Sullivan, RHP Jason Ray RHP Daniel Stange INF Gregorio Petit C Rene Rivera C Eddy Rodriguez    

O'Sullivan hopes to win job with hometown Padres

Signing as a minor league free agent isn't usually a milestone worth celebrating for a player. However, right-handed pitcher Sean O'Sullivan was happier than most minor league free agents after accepting a contract from the San Diego Padres that included an invitation to spring training. O'Sullivan is a native of San Diego. He was a fan of the Padres long before he...

Padres Showing Interest in SP Rick Porcello

Rick Porcello – Photo by Keith Allison The Tigers decided to lock down Anibal Sanchez for five-years, $80M.  Which once again opens the door to trading Rick Porcello.  According to Jim Bowden via Twitter, the Padres are one of the teams interested. JIM BOWDEN - @JimBowdenESPNxm Pirates and Padres are amongst the teams interested in Rick Porcello who becomes available after...

I've Got a Flair...for Willie Blair

The Padres recently just added Willie Blair to the coaching staff.  Now, I really don't have a "flair", but it is good to see the Padres keep ex-players in the coaching ranks.  I also love the band Fountains of Wayne, so the announcemet, for some reason, made me think of their song "I've Got A Flair".   Anyway, it also brings back fond memories of...

Daily Friar 12.12.12

Let me start off by apologizing for not having a Daily Friar for you all yesterday. Life tends to get in the way at times and thus this fell onto the back burner. Today is a new day and with it comes a new Daily Friar. It also continues the very quiet offseason that the Padres are having in that so many other teams are making headlines, and the Padres are still looking for that one...

They All Might Be Giants Someday

So not enough that Angel Pagan went to the Giants and lifted the World Series trophy while the two guys he was traded for came to New York and were slightly less useful than Tim Tebow at a pagan ritual (or in the Jets offense), but now one of those guys is headed back to the Giants to team up with Pagan and lift the trophy together. Andres Torres has returned to the Giants to...

Two Outfielders, One Day

Two blog posts for the price of one. Andres Torres is back.  I’m surprisingly non-conflicted about this. I’ll be honest, considering how popular he was with a few female friends of mine, I wasn’t all THAT upset to see him leave in the Angel Pagan trade last season.  I mean, I liked him well enough, that he was one of those scrappy players who jumped up for the Giants, and...

Episode 96: Inglorious Busters

Episode 96: Inglorious Busters is out! In the ninety-sixth episode, Thomas and Danny finally come back to the microphone to talk about the new contracts for Angel Pagan, Marco Scutaro, and Jeremy Affeldt, the bullpen picture without Brian Wilson, potential left fielders, hopes and dreams, and give away prizes. Click on the image below to find it on iTunes: You can also find it...
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