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The Padres recently just added Willie Blair to the coaching staff. Now, I really don't have a "flair", but it is good to see the Padres keep ex-players in the coaching ranks. I also love the band Fountains of Wayne, so the announcemet, for some reason, made me think of their song "I've Got A Flair". Anyway, it also brings back fond memories of that great 1996 season as Blair was part of the dominating bullpen anchored by Trevor Hoffman. I think he will be a good fit to take over as bullpen coach. Welcome back to San Diego Willie!
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Juan Pablo Oramas
On November 30th, the Padres non-tendered Juan Pablo Oramas (Ranked as the #20 prospect on Friarhood.com, Ranked as the #12 prospect heading into 2012 by Baseball America). Ten days later (12/10/12) the Padres were able to sign the 22-year old southpaw that is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery.
Here is what our own Peter Friberg had to say about Oramas heading...
According to Corey Brock via twitter, the Padres have acquired LHP Chris Rearick for utility INF Vince Belnome. Belnome a former teammate of Jedd Gyorko at West Virginia was known for his plate discipline, but with the logjam of infielders right now in the Padres system, he was unlikely to get a shot anytime soon.
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The San Diego Padres announced the signing of seven players to minor league contracts. These players have also received invitations to major league spring training. Players signed:
OF Travis Buck
RHP Sean O’Sullivan,
RHP Jason Ray
RHP Daniel Stange
INF Gregorio Petit
C Rene Rivera
C Eddy Rodriguez
Signing as a minor league free agent isn't usually a milestone worth celebrating for a player. However, right-handed pitcher Sean O'Sullivan was happier than most minor league free agents after accepting a contract from the San Diego Padres that included an invitation to spring training. O'Sullivan is a native of San Diego. He was a fan of the Padres long before he...
Rick Porcello – Photo by Keith Allison
The Tigers decided to lock down Anibal Sanchez for five-years, $80M. Which once again opens the door to trading Rick Porcello. According to Jim Bowden via Twitter, the Padres are one of the teams interested.
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Pirates and Padres are amongst the teams interested in Rick Porcello who becomes available after...
Let me start off by apologizing for not having a Daily Friar for you all yesterday. Life tends to get in the way at times and thus this fell onto the back burner. Today is a new day and with it comes a new Daily Friar. It also continues the very quiet offseason that the Padres are having in that so many other teams are making headlines, and the Padres are still looking for that one...
Yesterday was a fairly quiet day all around baseball compared to the days before with trades and whatnot. Yeah there were some signings, but most were minor, or pretty obvious that they were going to happen. For instance, Ichiro resigned with the Yankees and the Giants resigned Andres Torres. Torres was with the Giants for two years before being traded for Angel Pagan, but now he...