Found December 05, 2011 on Friarhood:
  The Winter Meetings are here!! The Padres have a ton of directions they can take this week and will be interesting to see where they go. While we may not see a move this week, talks will deifnitely be going on that will set up what can happen later in the off season. That being said I expect at least one player to be dealt this week. But we'll have to wait and see. Here are your links: Submit articles and follow me on twitter @M_Rennick   Winter Meeting preview - "Or will the Padres make a splash by making a trade in Dallas? It could certainly be a very interesting week for Byrnes, as he goes about looking for ways to improve a team that lost 91 games in 2011."   Chase Headley gaining a lot of attention - Chicken Friars "As reported by The San Diego Union Tribune, Chase Headley may have many suitors during the upcoming Winter Meetings. While this may be true, and the Padres are pretty deep at third base, there is only one scenario in whi...

San Diego Padres 2012 Top Prospects 21-25

We are proud to announce The San Diego Padres Top 30 Prospects for 2012.  Peter Friberg has been studying minor league and amateur baseball players for nearly 10 years and has been writing about Padres minor leaguers for approximately eight. Peter has compiled his top 30 prospects in the Padres system for 2012 and this is our second installment featuring prospects 21-25 ...

Top 50 Prospects: #31 – Robbie Erlin

#31 Robbie Erlin San Diego Padres DOB: 10/8/1990 Previous Rank: N/R ETA: 2012 Erlin was the prize of the Mike Adams deal, and he is perhaps the most unique pitcher of the Top-50.  While many of the elite arms on this list have blazing hot fastballs and need to come up some in terms of commanding pitches and developing useable third pitches, Erlin already has plus secondary offerings...

2011 Friarhood Holiday Event

“Hot Stove, Warm Hearts” - Padres’ Fans Give Back During the Holidays When:Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 Where: Tilted Kilt in downtown San Diego at 310 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 What: Padres fans are some of the most generous people I am privileged to know (you have to be if you’re absolutely loyal to this team, right?) and the holidays are the perfect time to spread...

Winter Meetings interview with Bud Black

Winter Meetings interview with Bud Black

Dodgers add Hairston, near deal with Harang

The Los Angeles Dodgers are nearing a deal with pitcher Aaron Harang and have agreed to a $6 million, two-year contract with utilityman Jerry Hairston Jr. Harang, a 32-year-old right-hander, was 14-7 with a 3.64 ERA last season, his first with the San Diego Padres. He made $3.5 million, and the Padres paid $500,000 to void a $5 million player option he had exercised. In a big league...

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...

Aaron Harang Ready To Deliver For Dodgers?

ESPN Insider’s Jim Bowden tweets that the Dodgers are nearing an agreement with free agent right-hander Aaron Harang. Dylan Hernandez just tweeted the Dodgers and Harang are "very close." With Chris Capuano already in the fold, this would slide Harang into the rotation as the fifth starter. The first thing I like about this deal is it puts Nate Eovaldi into an...

Padres Hire Omar Minaya

Maybe it wasn’t above-the-fold news, but Mets fans probably took notice: the San Diego Padres hired Omar Minaya last week. After interviewing with the Angels for the once-open general manager job, this might seem like a step back for Minaya. The fit might also seem strange, considering current Padres GM Josh Byrnes‘ pedigree in statistics-based analytics. In the end, though,...

Padres, Bell officially part ways

Now former Padres closer Heath Bell said his new Marlins uniform will take some getting used to, as the guy who replaced Trevor Hoffman with three All-Star seasons officially became the property of another team. The Padres' fans probably feel the same way.

Dodgers Sign Aaron Harang To 2-Year Deal

Per Howard Cole of the Register, the Dodgers have signed Aaron Harang to a 2-year deal, dollars currently unknown. I remember Harang mainly from his start with the A's, but he spent most of the last decade in Cincinnati following a trade for Jose Guillen, of all players. Last year, he was with the Padres, where he earned a 3.64 ERA and a 14-7 record in Petco's cavernous confines...

Padres have payroll "flexibility" but no deals yet

Padres GM Josh Byrnes says Tuesday "less productive" at Winter Meetings.

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

It's late on the East coast but it's not even 11:30pm in San Diego, so here's some Padres rumors for the Friars fans who are still awake: The Padres have spoken with Francisco Rodriguez about replacing Heath Bell, according to Newsday's Ken Davidoff (on Twitter). Then again, Davidoff notes that they've spoken to "pretty much all the available closers...

Bell says Padres' last offer came in August

Marlins new closer says he never talked with new Padres GM Josh Byrnes.
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