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Source: Padres lock up CF Maybin

The San Diego Padres secured a part of their future Saturday, signing center fielder Cameron Maybin to a five-year, $25 million extension with an option for a sixth year, according to a major-league source. The deal covers Maybin's final pre-arbitration season, his three arbitration years and his first free-agent year, with the Padres retaining the option to keep him for his...

Padres P Cashner lights up radar gun

Padres relief pitcher Andrew Cashner threw ten pitches last Sunday ranging from 100.5-103.3 mph—an impressive average of 102 mph per pitch.

Quentin, Padres hoping for happy homecoming

PEORIA, Ariz. -- For professional athletes, playing for the hometown team can be a very special thing. It comes with the chance to play in front of family and friends in a familiar setting. But it also opens the door to distractions such as ticket requests and obligations to entertain ballpark visitors. Carlos Quentin isn't concerned about those responsibilities. After being...

Cameron Maybin, San Diego Padres Agree to Extension

On Saturday the San Diego Padres and center fielder Cameron Maybin officially agreed to a five-year contract worth $25 million. It appears, for once, the Padres were actually willing to open up the checkbook and lock a young talent up for a long time. Maybin will turn 25 on April 4 and is coming off of a career year, during which he had a slash line of .264/.323/.393, played Gold...

A Different Top Ten Prospects List

Apparently the Padres have a really good group of prospects in their system; at least many of the pundits out there in the blogosphere who should know about those things seem to think so. Keith Law of ESPN recently ranked the Friars farm system #1 in all of baseball. Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus had this to say regarding the Padres system, “Not star-studded but loaded...

Maybin, Friars Agree to Extension

Good news for Friar fans tired of seeing their favorite players depart via free agency or dealt before reaching UFA status. The Padres are expected to announce later today that they've agree to terms on a multi-year extension with CF Cameron Maybin. The deal is reported to be a five-year extension worth $25 million and carries with it an option year valued at between $7 million...

Padres, Maybin Both Win With Five-Year Extension

The Padres made one of the best moves of the offseason a year ago, acquiring Cameron Maybin from the Marlins for two middle relievers (Ryan Webb and Edward Mujica). The 24-year-old center fielder rewarded them with a 4.7 WAR season, and now they’ve rewarded him with a five-year contract extension. Dan Hayes of The North County Times first reported that a deal was imminent, and...

Daily Friar 3.4.12

  Here we go now. The first game is just under an hour away from starting. The Padres and Mariners are going to rehash their Vedder Cup rivalry. Now some people may be wondering what is the Vedder Cup? Well there is an article below that talks all about what it means. It's quite exciting actually, at least to me it is. I know most people won't be able to see the game...

Andrew Cashner is throwing the ball really hard

There are guys that can keep up with straight heat. Major League baseball players can turn around a 97MPH fastball when they are anticipating it. But what about 102MPH heater? San Diego Padres relief pitcher Andrew Cashner can do just that. In fact, PitchFX data had him averaging that (102.2 to be exact) over the 10 pitches he threw in his scoreless innings debut. For those wondering...

Padres agree to extension with Cameron Maybin

The San Diego Padres have agreed to a five-year extension with speedy center fielder Cameron Maybin, Dan Hayes of The North County Times reports. The deal will also include a club option for a sixth year. The deal will buyout Maybin's first  year of free agency and possibly his second, if the option is picked up. The deal will run through 2016 with the option year being in 2017...

Random Athlete Of The Day- Eric Valent

  Former random MLB outfielder/first baseman Eric Valent is from La Mirada, CA, which is actually Spanish for “The View” or “The Glance” whichever you prefer.  Valent stayed in Cali for college and went to UCLA on teams stacked with Troy Glaus, Eric Byrnes, Chase Utley, and Garrett Atkins. Valent was actually one of the most promising out of the all-star bunch; he helped...

Daily Friar 3.5.12

The first spring training game is in the books. Padres offense was pretty quiet all game until the 9th inning when they staged a 4 run comeback. It was all for not though as the Mariners came back after that to win the game 5-4. All the game details are below. The positive is that the comeback was led by our young up and coming prospects. It's nice to see them contribute, even...

Padres, Mariners extend spring training lease

The San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners have agreed to a 20-year lease extension with the city of Peoria, Ariz., that will keep both teams' spring training camps in the Phoenix suburb through 2034. The agreement announced Monday calls for the city to invest $48 million in both clubs' training facilities and their shared stadium over the course of the lease. The deal includes...

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