Found April 01, 2012 on Friarhood:
I promise you that this is not an April Fools joke. Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) reports on that Bud Black has named Edinson Volquez as the Opening Day starter. I bet you didn't see that one coming.Tim Stauffer was thought to be the Opening Day starter by many struggled this spring by putting up 6.75 ERA and giving up 17 ER and just 11 strikeouts in 22.2 innings of work. His latest outing against the Brewers he gave up six runs in five innings of work.Edinson Volquez, one of the players acquired from the Mat Latos trade in December, has had a good spring putting up a 3.48 ERA and 8 runs in 20.2 innings of work with 13 strikeouts and 11 walks. Cory Luebke, who recently received an extension of four years and $12 million guaranteed plus club options is scheduled to start Friday.

Padres Notes: Position Battles Heat Up

A few Padres notes from Saturday afternoon.  RHP Dale Thayer and C Brad Davis were reassigned to minor league camp.  The Padres now have 35 players in big league camp.  Which means they need to trim 10 more players off the roster.  Corey Brock tweeted that Bud Black will announce the rotation Sunday morning.  Kyle Blanks has hit the ground running since returning to the field...

2012 San Antonio Missions Roster

With baseball about to kickoff at the major league and minor league levels we have the most up to date roster information for you. The roster is still subject to change, but here is a look at the roster for the 2012 San Antonio Missions San Antonio:Starting rotation (not necessarily in this order):Robert Erlin (L)Juan Oramas (L)Keyvius SampsonAndrew Werner (L)Hayden Beard Bullpen...

Padres reassign four players to Minor League camp

(Padres Press Release) SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres today announced they have reassigned right-handed pitchers Casey Kelly, Jeff Suppan and Joe Wieland and infielder/outfielder Matt Clark to minor league camp. Executive Vice President/General Manager Josh Byrnes made the announcement.   With today’s announcement, the Padres currently have 30 players in Major League camp.

2012 burning question: San Diego Padres

From my Padres season preview on Thursday… Burning Question Who should be the Padres catcher of the future: Nick Hundley, or Yasmani Grandal? San Diego gave Hundley a contract extension last week that will take him through the 2014 season, until he’s 30. The deal is a relative bargain, as Hundley will make just $9 million over the life of the contract. He can make $5 million...

Daily Friar 4.1.12

Bud Black announced the pitching rotation this morning. And let me tell you there are some definite surprises there. I'm sure Corey Brock is already working on a story about it for, but for our purposes I am going to tell you who they are and post the story tomorrow if it comes up. Tim Stauffer is resting a sore right tricep, so he has been pushed way back to the 5th...

Padres, LHP Luebke agree to three-year contract extension

The San Diego Padres signed left-handed pitcher Cory Luebke to a three-year, $12 million contract extension Friday with club options for two more seasons.Luebke, who will make $500,000 this season, received an additional $500,000 in the form of a signing bonus. The 27-year-old appeared in 46 games for the Padres last season and posted a record of 6-10 with a 3.29 ERA.

Padres Show Some Faith In Luebke

One year after having to trade away impending free agent Adrian Gonzalez, the Padres have started to sign their top young players long-term. Cameron Maybin got a five-year contract earlier this month, and Cory Luebke landed a big payday of his own over the weekend. The left-hander agreed to a four-year deal worth at least $12 million on Friday, and two club options could put another...

Could New Ownership and Changes to Citi Field Lead to Alterations at Petco?

Interesting couple of weeks for baseball fans in San Diego. It now looks like the long and complicated purchase of the club by a group led by former player agent Jeff Moorad is dead in the water. Moorad recently stepped down as CEO of the team, replaced by club president Tom Garfinkel on an interim basis. Rumor has it that Moorad may have been pushed out due to his inability to gain...

2012 Lake Elsinore Storm Roster

With baseball about to kickoff at the major league and minor league levels we have the most up to date roster information for you.  The roster is still subject to change, but here is a look at the roster for the 2012 Lake Elsinore Storm Starting rotation (not necessarily in this order):Matt AndrieseMark Hardy (L)Matt JacksonMark PopeBurch SmithBullpen:Matt BranhamJeremy Gigliotti...

The San Diego Padres

The Padres are a team who had plenty to be excited about not too long ago. They had one of the best pitchers in the league as well as one of the premier first basemen in the game. Hell, the Padres were even playoff contenders in the NL West. How cruel this game can be in just a few short years. Now, there is still hope in San Diego with almost a completely different team this time...

Daily Friar 3.31.12

So much going on right now for the Padres. I am currently listening to Friarhood Radio and enjoying the show as always. The show is on till noon so tune in now. And if you miss this week, I will have the podcast up tomorrow. In Padres news there was an extension last night that is very enticing. The information is below. Also below is information on some contests you can be involved...

Padres and Pints: Special Spring Training Episode

In this special Spring Training episode of Padres and Pints we are joined by Dan Hayes of the North County Times at the Fox and Hound in Peoria, Arizona. The interview takes place at the beginning of Spring Training (March 4th), the day after Dan broke the news of the Cameron Maybin contract. I would have liked to have gotten this up sooner but as you know I had some issues with...

Operation Spring Training: Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres Light It Up.

Baseball in Arizona is like nothing else. I had never been to Spring Training before and had always wanted to see what the fuss was about. If you really want to see baseball as it was meant to be played, go to Spring Training. Stadiums are wonderful. They are like amusement parks for baseball, but they are not intimate. You’re not a part of the action, unless you’re afforded...

Daily Friar 4.2.12

Three days until opening day! Just three measley little days. It's so close that I can smell Randy Jones hot dogs already! Spring Training is officially over as of yesterday and all that is left is an exhibition game with the Royals tomorrow night. I hope that you all got your tickets to opening day and will be there to enjoy the festivities and a proper Dodger beatdown. Also...

How former Reds are faring this spring

A change of scenery has appeared to benefit Volquez so far As the old adage goes, "once a Red, always a Red." Here's an overview of how some former members of the Reds are faring with their new clubs this spring, in alphabetical order if I may add: <span style="font-family: "Courier New", Courier, monospace;">1B Yonder Alonso Current...
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