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By no means does Padres third baseman/outfielder James Darnell consider himself to be a pure power hitter.

MLB Preview 2012: San Diego Padres

After somehow hanging around until the final weekend in 2010, the Padres fell back to reality in 2011. Then GM Jed Hoyer knew 2010 was an aberration, so he sent his best player, Adrian Gonzalez, to Boston last winter kicking off the rebuilding process (yet again). No one, outside of a few crazed Padres fans, expected much from the friars last year. And to some degree, those expectations...

Hoyer’s departure from Padres readily understood and easily excused

Jed Hoyer has done what most of us would have done under similar circumstances

Decision 2012: The Greatest Promotion Ever

The Padres marketing department announced that they will have three separate retro nights for the 2012 season, honoring the 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990’s, respectively. But the genius of it is that the uniforms they will wear on each of these nights will be decided interactively with a vote by us, the fans. We will get to choose one uniform from three selections in each decade...

Daily Friar 2.26.12

In one week the Padres play their first spring training game! Take a moment for that to sink in. Live baseball is just around the corner. As always the first game will be against their Peoria Sports Complex companions, the Seattle Mariners. It will be nice to see the team come together and put the bat on the ball (we hope). In other quick news, it's been tossed around that Carlos...

Prospect Q&A: Yasmani Grandal

Prospect Q&A: Yasmani Grandal

Forsythe, Darnell could be on same side in 2012

James Darnell, Logan Forsythe could both be on left side of infield

Kotsay brings veteran leadership to Padres

Mark Kotsay didn't need any time away from the game this past offseason to decide if he would play again in 2012.

Padres update: Feb. 28

Third base again James Darnell's primary position

Richard pleased to resume facing hitters

For the first time since July 4, Padres pitcher Clayton Richard faced hitters Tuesday -- and though it was only an eight-minute session, it marked another milestone in his recovery from shoulder surgery last season.

Cashner dials it up in live BP session

Andrew Cashner sounded a little empathetic on Monday afternoon when he was asked about facing actual hitters for the first time in camp.

Daily Friar 2.28.12

I have been looking forward to March for a while now. There is a lot going on that get's me excited to turn the page on my calendar. However, this year we are granted one more day of February. Today was supposed to be the last day of the month. Oh well. What does have me a little worried for March though is that Fox Sports San Diego is supposed to launch next Monday and we still...

Motivated Maybin primed for more success

Before Cameron Maybin played his first game with the Padres, then-general manager Jed Hoyer told him he was the team's everyday center fielder. Manager Bud Black later pulled aside Maybin and assured him of the very same thing last spring.

Daily Friar 2.27.12

There is a beauty in what I do here, but there is also a curse. Right now especially. Allow me to explain what I mean by that. Bloggers and local papers are contantly writing about what is going on spring training. This is nice because I know every morning I can go to those sites and grab whatever they have posted for the day. However, a Google search for the Padres doesn't garner...
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