Found January 09, 2013 on
As you may have noticed, there was no Daily Friar yesterday. I will of course take full responsibility for that one as I was making the journey back to San Diego from Phoenix and frankly just didn’t have time to do it. So that means today’s post will have articles from yesterday as well as today, so hopefully that will make up for it. The spring training roster is starting to take shape as the Padres have offered out 21 more invites to players who aren’t on the 40 man roster to begin with. I will include a couple of links to that below, one from the Padres site, and the other will be from the Friarhood page that has links to all the players’ stats. Other interesting things to note is that we are over a week in to the New Year and all is still quiet in the front office. The question remains will that continue to be the case? Some people don’t feel that it will be as you will also see below. Plus we have the announcement of the 2013 Hall of Fame class. Enough teasing, let’s get to tho...
BEST OF MAXIM
There is no way that San Diego Padres general manager Josh
Byrnes exits the offseason with the addition of free agent Jason Marquis being
his only “significant move,” a rival executive told Ken Rosenthal of FOX
One rival executive says there is no chance that general
manager Josh Byrnes completes his off-season with the addition of free-agent
Evan Drellich of MLB.com is reporting that the Mets are interested in Kip Wells. The 35 y/o right hander made a somewhat successful return to major league baseball last year with the Padres. After a two year hiatus from the majors, Wells made seven starts with a 2-7 record and a 4.58 ERA / 1.63 WHIP. Wells is a long way from his 1998 1st round pick or his 32 wins with a 3.88...
Dave Winfield HOF Plaque – Photo by ewen and donabel
Don’t blame the writers for not voting for a bunch of cheats. Blame Bud Selig for letting it happen.
With a ballot that looked like an All-MLB first team from the mid-90s, the candidates put up a goose egg (75.0% or higher needed for induction). Today, no player was elected in the MLB Hall of Fame. As a Padres fan we are...