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The Triple-A Tucson Padres, whose attendance this year has been a little slow, have come up with a promotion that’s either genius or reckless, depending on your point of view. If you happen to live in a large house with Greek letters on the front, you probably think the Kino Krawl is super awesome. The deal: you buy a ticket for Friday’s game (cost: $15) and in addition to admission you get up to eight drinks. Choose between beer, wine, margaritas, mixed drinks, and some non-alcoholic options that nobody cares about. Obviously, this has the potential to be a lot of fun and a great value. On the other hand, OH MY GOD WHAT ARE THE PADRES THINKING?! I’m not a lawyer, but it seems to me the Padres are just begging to get sued.  By Arizona law, bars, night clubs, restaurants and any other place that serves beer or alcohol are not allowed to serve booze to “obviously intoxicated” persons. If an establishment does so and the over-served person causes an accident, the business can be held r...

Padres pick doesn't play baseball

Not much is expected from a 40th round pick, but the Padres drafting Toledo QB Terrance Owens with the 1,215th pick was a surprise: Owens doesn't even play baseball.

Padres Select Max Fried with First Pick

Press Release provided by the Padres Media Department: SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres today selected left-handed pitcher Max Fried out of Harvard-Westlake High School in Studio City, Calif., with the seventh overall pick on the first day of Major League Baseball’s 2012 First-Year Player Draft. Vice President/Assistant General Manager of Player Personnel Chad MacDonald made...

Sleeper Alert: Andrew Cashner Slated to Start on Saturday

Hard-throwing Padres reliever Andrew Cashner is scheduled to start on Saturday against the Brewers. The 6’6″, 200 lb fireballer from Conroe, TX has a 10.0 SO/9 rate over 26 innings this season, and could be a nice streaming start for fantasy owners looking for a sleeper pitcher with high strikeout upside. Andrew Cashner could be a nice streaming start on Saturday. Photo Credit...

Padres activate Street from DL

The San Diego Padres activated right-handed relief pitcher Huston Street from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday. Street was placed on the disabled list on May 5 with a strained right lat muscle. In two rehabilitation appearances for Single-A Lake Elsinore, he had a 9.00 ERA, allowing one hit (a home run) and one walk while striking out one. With the Padres...

Velocity Decline and Pitcher Attrition by Age

On May 28, the Twins released 33-year-old starter Jason Marquis. Considering how bad Twins pitchers have been this season, Marquis’ numbers stood out as being even worse. In seven starts, Marquis posted a 8.47 ERA and a 7.25 FIP, numbers driven largely by a 7.5% strikeout rate, a 27.3% HR/FB and a sky-high .352 BABIP against. There was some speculation that, since Marquis has...

Daily Friar 6.6.12

I'm going on record to say that last night's game was the best of the season so far. Carlos Quentin was tearing it up and was only overshadowed by Logan Forsythe and his heroic walk off home run. Everything seemed to just go right last night. Maybin with the clutch double, Quentin with the two home runs, then Forsythe with his monstrous walk off. And yes you did read that...

Daily Friar 6.7.12

The Padres should have won the game yesterday. However, too many miscues and missed opportunities led to yet another loss to add to their already terrible record. The only difference with this loss is they made things fairly competitive. That's what I am really liking about this series so far. They are not just throwing away games, but are staying in them for the most part. We...

MadFriars' Farm Report June 6

Cory Spangenberg hit his 1st HR of the year, and Rymer Liriano had 4 hits... and yet the Storm still managed to lose. Not the best day to be a pitcher in the Padres' system

San Diego Padre Logan Forsythe makes perfect throw to gun down San Francisco Giant Angel Pagan at third base

Logan Forsythe had quite a night last night for the San Diego Padres as he helped his team on defense and offense to help beat the San Francisco Giants 6-5 on Monday night.Check out the two videos below of Forsythe's amazing night.In the first video, the second baseman makes a perfect throw from the outfield grass to gun down Angel Pagan at third base. When Joaquin Arias hit...

MadFriars' Farm Report June 5

It takes one amazing rally to have Yasmani Grandal score Jedd Gyorko on a home run, THE SAME INNING that Jedd Gyorko hit a grandslam! Way to go T-Pads

Get Excited for Max Fried

In yesterday's Major League baseball draft with the 7th pick the San Diego Padres selected Max Fried out of Harvard-Westlake High School in Studio City, California. A highly touted 6'4 pitcher, who will undoubtedly spend time in the minors but has major league ability.  We will no doubt keep an eye on his progress but he has serious potential to be the next...

Friars Fail to Capitalize on San Francisco's Follies, Lose Series.

The Padres and the Giants played three exciting games, with each team getting 6-5 wins, but the Padres lack of timely hitting cost them in the error-riddled rubber game on Thursday afternoon. The Padres went an awful 2-19 with runners in scoring position, leaving 12 on base. They loaded the bases without scoring three different innings. They will fly out to Wisconsin to begin a...

If the Hat Fits, Boo It.

Crush ‘em, beat ‘em. Make them cry! These are the things that used to run through my head and definitely out my mouth when my beloved Padres faced the hated Giants. Even a year ago I would condone the slaughter of both pandas and baby giraffes. “Zombie Nation” was not allowed to play in my household because after a RBI extra base hit, we listened to “Sandstorm”. And...

Giants-Padres Preview

Tim Lincecum's last win came more than a month ago against the San Diego Padres. A visit to Petco Park might help end his roughest stretch of the season. The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner looks to avoid losing a fourth consecutive start by trying to continue his dominance over the Padres on Tuesday night. Lincecum (2-6, 5.82 ERA) is 0-4 with a 5.88 ERA in six starts since...
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