Found February 07, 2013 on
There are some enticing pieces to share with you all today. Padres have claimed a new pitcher, who has some decent stuff (just not the greatest numbers). Also we have more news on which television companies will be carrying Padres games (spoiler alert: Time Warner is still out). Also we have a disgruntled fan taking to social media, some questions that need to be answered, and a look at why Cameron Maybin needs to have a big year. Okay, so it’s Thursday and that means that FanFest is two days away. I have said before that it is a fun time for all, and I hope that you do have fun if you go as well. I have been the past two years, and I hate to say it that this year I will not be attending. I unfortunately have a family thing I have to go to instead. Remember that Steve Adler will be hosting a Friarhood meetup on the field by second base at 11:45, so be sure to stop by for the group photo and say hello. That’s all I have for today, so enjoy the articles:
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Adam Buschini had an All-Star season with the Independent Amarillo Sox of the American Association.
According to the American Association, in 96 games he batted .354; good enough for third in the league and belted 14 home runs to go along with 70 RBI. His .562 SLG and OPS of .972 were also amongst the league leaders.
Originally drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the...
FOX Sports San Diego and DISH today announced that as of April 1, 2013, DISH San Diego customers will have access to the Padres, Clippers and Ducks, plus other local sports events for the Southern California franchises. FOX Sports San Diego will be available for local DISH customers with the America’s Top 120 Plus and Latino Dos packages. Financial terms were not released.
San Diego has an impressive system with both some high-ceiling talent and depth. The organization has had some impressive drafts recently, and a number of trades have brought in exciting talent.
#1 Austin Hedges (C)
Drafted with the reputation for being a defense-first backstop, Hedges...
In one of the most interesting signings of the winter, the Washington
Nationals have signed Micah Owings to a minor league contract, with an
invitation to major league camp. Owings missed most of 2012 with an elbow
injury, but his projected comeback from that procedure is not what makes this
deal different. Despite sporting a lifetime won-lost record of 32-33,
If you are attending Padres Fanfest this weekend you are in for a ton of fun, but it doesn’t stop there. We at Friarhood wanted to have a little fun ourselves, so we set up a Friarhood Scavenger Hunt! This is all going to go down on twitter, so if you don’t have a twitter account, now is the time to get one. Make sure you follow @Friarhood (that’s us).
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Fox Sports San Diego has been busy lately and today is probably going to be the biggest splash. FSSD has announced three new members of the team. As part of the 78% of the county that doesn’t subscribe to Time Warner (because I’m not a Dodger lover), I enjoy the TV side of things. That still doesn’t change my stance on bringing back Matt Vasgersian though (SANTA MARIA...
Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections, which have typically appeared in the pages of Baseball Think Factory, are being released at FanGraphs this year. Below are the projections for the San Diego Padres. Szymborski can be found on Twitter at @DSzymborski.
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Curt Schilling never mentioned Jed Hoyer or Theo Epstein when making his bold claims on Thursday, but Hoyer decided to clear the air before fingers start getting pointed.
Schilling claimed during an appearance on ESPN Radio on Wednesday that he had been approached about using PEDs while recovering from an injury by someone working for the Red Sox in 2008. Schilling said those who...
Death, taxes, and Mike Rizzo signing a player he drafted with the Diamondbacks to a minor league deal.
This time, it's Micah Owings, who converted from pitcher to position player last season. Now Owings has an invitation to big league camp with the Nats.
Just based on the video above, in which Owings walked Jayson Werth with the bases loaded in a game in San Diego last April...
Jim Bowden had an article at ESPN talking about how the San Diego Padres should trade Chase Headley right now. In the article he listed the Pittsburgh Pirates as one of two teams with a moderate chance of landing Headley, noting that a package of Gregory Polanco and Alen Hanson could get the deal done.
Bowden does a lot of these types of articles. He takes a player who isn’t necessarily...