Found July 04, 2012 on Friarhood:
As the calendar flipped to July the countdown to the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline began in earnest. With the addition of another wild card in each league causing more clubs to feel they are still “in it,” fewer clubs are officially in sell mode. Of course our beloved and eminently frustrating Padres are in that exclusive group of clubs that have more or less decided to cut bait on this season. That means the Padres will be at the forefront of trade discussions as the “contenders” attempt to pry away every useful and available member of the Padres that can boost the chances of those playoff hopefuls down the stretch. Beginning today we will profile the Padres most likely to draw interest as the deadline approaches. First up is the guy I feel is a virtual lock to get moved before July 31st. Almost every team challenging for a playoff spot can use a quality reliever or two to improve their bullpen. The Padres will probably make their closer Huston Street available to the highes...

Cameron Maybin Blasts Longest Home Run in Majors This Season (Video)

Cameron Maybin isn't known for his power, but that might be about to change. The Padres center fielder launched the longest home run in the majors this season at 485 feet on Monday night. It came off Trevor Cahill in the sixth inning, and it landed in Chase Field's left-center field picnic area. The blast, which is only Maybin's fourth of the season, is the longest ever...

Friars to Face Old Friend in Tonight's Must-See Matchup

If you are a Padres fan and are not intrigued by tonight’s game you are either a liar or dead. This evening’s contest is chalk full of storylines and drama.The Reds will roll into town currently in a bit of a tailspin, having fallen out of first place after losing two straight to the Giants, having gone 5-5 in their last 10. Meanwhile the Padres are riding a season-high five...

Cameron Maybin blasts 485-foot bomb

Your browser does not support iframes. Last night in the Padres game at Chase Field against the Diamondbacks, San Diego center fielder Cameron Maybin stepped in against Arizona starter Trevor Cahill and did....that. The ball traveled to the second level of a picnic deck at Chase, well beyond the seats in left center field. The homer was estimated at 485 feet, which is the longest...

Daily Farm Round-Up: 7-3-12

Jedd Gyorko is tearing the cover off the baseball in Tucson. The Missions are treated to another dominating pitching performance by their starting pitcher, and Lake Elsinore dominates Bakersfield.Hitting Prospect of the Day: Dane PhillipsPitching Prospect of the Day: Mark Pope/Kevyius SampsonTucson Padres 3, Salt Lake Bees 8Andy Parrino-SS: 0-4, KDaniel Robertson-CF: 1-4Jedd Gyorko...

Padres' Cashner strains muscle, probably will go on DL

Right-hander Andrew Cashner threw a scare into the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night in Arizona. In his second start back from Double-A San Antonio, Cashner was warming up for the third inning when he threw a pitch far wide of the plate and signaled for the trainers. The Padres had immediate fears. Cashner, who was acquired from the Cubs last winter in a trade for first baseman...

Organizational Report: June 2012

(Sorry about missing the May report. Must've hit the snooze button that month.)San Diego’s farm system is faring very much like the big league club: occupying last or nearly last in their respective divisions, top to bottom. So, despite the teams not performing, fortunately there are some interesting individual performances that are noteworthy. Some expected, others not. DSL...

Daily Friar 7.5.12

Who is this team and what have they done with the Padres? Of all the teams that the Padres have had over the past 15 years, this was the one that was able to get the first sweep in Arizona. Kind of fitting actually since this is the same team that has been able to beat some of the giants in pitching in the majors. Another giant is coming into town tonight. The Cinicinnati Reds come...

Padres 9, Diamondbacks 5

Chase Headley doubled in three runs and the San Diego Padres roughed up Arizona rookie Trevor Bauer in his home debut 9-5 on Tuesday night, winning their fourth straight and sending the Diamondbacks to their fourth loss in a row. Padres starter Andrew Cashner left the game after two innings with a strained muscle in his right side. Leading 2-0 at the time, the Padres scored five...

Padres 8, Diamondbacks 6

Yasmani Grandal hit a two-run pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning that propelled the San Diego Padres to an 8-6 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday night and their first ever three-game sweep in Phoenix. Grandal has now homered in four of his six hits and was the seventh player since 1900 to homer in his first three hits. He hit David Hernandez's pitch just over...

Reds lose to Padres in walk-off

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Everth Cabrera hit a bases-loaded single in the ninth inning to give the San Diego Padres a 2-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night. Rookie Yasmani Grandal hit a leadoff triple in the ninth against Logan Ondrusek (3-2), who then intentionally walked Yonder Alonso. Cameron Maybin followed with a bunt that bounced high in the air and left no play to load...
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