Found January 19, 2012 on Fangraphs:
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 th...

Padres Tweetup with Josh Byrnes

The Padres general manager Josh Byrnes is meeting fans tonight at Bubs in the gaslamp.  As opposed to the "exclusive" beer summit events Hoyer attended, this tweetup event is for all Padres fans, not just a hand picked few.  Hopefully, this is the start of tweetup events the Padres will have throughout the year.  The event is rather low profile, so I wouldn't expect...

Free Kyle Blanks?

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. But after a slow start, Blanks was felled by Tommy John surgery, and has seemingly...

Padres agree to terms with nine players on contracts for the 2012 season

(Padres Press Release) SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres today announced they have agreed to terms with nine arbitration-eligible players on contracts for the 2012 season, including right-handed pitchers Luke Gregerson, Tim Stauffer and Edinson Volquez, left-handed pitcher Joe Thatcher, catchers John Baker and Nick Hundley, infielder Chase Headley and outfielders Carlos Quentin...

Daily Friar 1.18.12

  Arbitration deadline has passed and numbers have been exchanged. The Padres have done pretty well this year with 9 of the 11 players coming to terms with the team. The only ones that didn't are Clayton Richard and Dustin Moseley. Intersting to note that both pitchers also had their season ended prematurely due to injury and surgery. I'm sure things will be resolved before...

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 do...

Intrigue but no answers in stalled Padres ownership transition

The Padres are a puzzle with at least one of the pieces missing.

Rangers ink Texas native Hawpe

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

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.

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...

Rangers sign Brad Hawpe to minor league deal

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