Found January 20, 2012 on Fangraphs:
In 2009, at the precocious age of 22, Kyle Blanks stormed into the Show and promptly swatted 10 big flies, and his .372 wOBA — in a limited sample — was third-best on the Padres. In other words, he had arrived, and the Friars happily installed him as their cleanup hitter for the 2010 campaign. Bu...

Top 15 Prospects: San Diego Padres

The San Diego system is deep. What’s most impressive is that the organization has been able to bulk up its minor league depth through a variety of methods: drafting, international free agency and trades. In particular, scouting director Jaron Madison had an outstanding draft in 2011. Even with the loss of some of its front office talent much more remains. The loss of young hurler...

Daily Friar 1.20.12

  I won't take up too much space up here today as there are a ton of links to get to. I was actually surprised to see so many today since we are so close to spring training with not a whole lot left for the Padres to do to the team. Rumors have us possibly picking up another reliever, but that remains to be seen. What I'm excited for is to see what the prospects will...

Rangers Sign Brad Hawpe

The Rangers announced that they signed Brad Hawpe to a minor league deal that includes an invitation to Major League Spring Training.

Rangers ink Texas native Hawpe

Rangers get insurance at first base with Texas native Brad Hawpe.

Daily Friar 1.19.12

  Woohoo!! We are exactly one month away from pitchers and catchers reporting to camp. Spring training is on the horizon and slowly but surely it is almost here. The Rangers will have one more arm in their rotation when they break camp in a month. Yesterday they signed the top foreign prize in Yu Darvish. 6 years, $60M on top of the $51.7M they had to pay to win rights to discuss...

Daily Friar 1.21.12

  I hope that you are all enjoying Friarhood Radio as I am putting this together. Steve and Judson do a great job of putting together that radio show every week for the fans to talk about all the goins on with the team. I will have the podcast up for you all tomorrow when it becomes available. Until then there are some articles that you can browse through. There is a very interesting...

Plantier already working hard to boost offense

The Padres are apparently extremely serious about improving their sickly offense from last season, so much so that new hitting coach Phil Plantier said recently he is willing to go to great lengths to ensure such gains.

Rangers sign Brad Hawpe to minor league deal

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Brad Hawpe lands deal with hometown Rangers

Saginaw Boswell graduate agrees to minor-league contract.
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