Handful of Padres set for Miami homecoming

The Padres' upcoming weekend series in Miami doesn't just signify the start of a road trip. For a handful of players in San Diego's clubhouse, it's more like a homecoming.
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Padres’ prospect Luis Urias named California League’s MVP, top rookie

The San Diego Padres announced on Wednesday that minor league infielder Luis Urias has been named as both the Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year of the California League: Congratulations to Luis Urias on being named California League MVP AND Rookie of the Year! ???????? — San Diego Padres (@Padres) August 24, […] The post Padres’ prospect...
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Padres' 2nd-base job wide open for 2017

The Padres' second-base job is one of many positions that will be wide open heading into next season, according to manager Andy Green.
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Quintana has HR, 6 RBIs on notable night in Padres' system

Gabriel Quintana homered and drove in all six runs and right-hander Daniel McCutchen and two relievers combined on a three-hit shutout Tuesday night as Double-A San Antonio scored a 6-0 win over Frisco in San Antonio.
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Padres Tyson Ross Looking to Return in September

The Padres Opening Day starter Tyson Ross will start a rehab assignment this Thursday. He hopes to return in September. Should the Padres even worry about an appearance in 2016? Clearly, the Padres will not go anywhere in 2016. While it is tough to say that Ross has been “rushed” back since going on the […] Padres Tyson Ross Looking to Return in September - Friars on Base ...
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3 hours ago

Former Padres GM Jed Hoyer Now Living Large with Cubs

The Padres are still trying to exactly figure out how the future will rate General Manager A.J. Preller. One past GM most don’t see favorably was GM Jed Hoyer he ran the ship from 2009 to 2011 and joined the Cubs. Fair? Hoyer took over for Kevin Towers who was GM from 1995-2009. He is […] Former Padres GM Jed Hoyer Now Living Large with Cubs - Friars on Base - Friars on Base...
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5 hours ago

While You Were Drinking – 2016 Game 126 (CHC vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (53-73) scored fewer runs than the Chicago Cubs (80-45) last night last night at Petco Park, 5-3. Christian Friedrich (4-10, 4.89) allowed five runs on seven hits and four walks in five and a third innings while striking...
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6 hours ago

Padres Bringing up More Prospects in Luis Sardinas

The Padres called up Luis Sardinas who is again playing for the General Manager that A.J. Preller drafted with the Rangers in 2009 out of Venezuela. He was once a Top 100 prospect the Padres are hoping to see what he can do for them. Sardinas is expected to see more playing time at shortstop […] Padres Bringing up More Prospects in Luis Sardinas - Friars on Base - Friars on Base...
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1 day ago

D-backs' Shipley learns a lesson in loss to Padres

SAN DIEGO -- Braden Shipley had an effective four-seam fastball against the San Diego Padres on Sunday. If only he'd thrown it more.Shipley's offspeed pitches were hit hard and the right-hander allowed seven runs in the Arizona Diamondbacks' 9-1 loss to San Diego."I was trying to mix it up," Shipley said. "I was trying to do that with my offspeed stuff, but I probably should have...
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Padres summon reliever, utility player

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Padres recalled left-hander Keith Hessler and utility player Patrick Kivlehan from Triple-A El Paso on Saturday. Kessler, who went 1-1 with a 2.95 ERA in 28 outings at El Paso, is making his fifth appearance with the Padres. Kivlehan was acquired off waivers on Aug. 4 from the Mariners and hit .341 in 12 games at El Paso. The Padres optioned lefty...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres beat D-backs on Schimpf's 2 late homers

SAN DIEGO -- Jean Segura's big night at the plate and a solid outing from Zack Grienke weren't enough to get the Arizona Diamondbacks a win Friday night.Segura had five hits and drove in two runs but Ryan Schimpf's second homer of the game in the 10th inning gave the San Diego Padres a 7-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night."I feel like every time I'm working the...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: 2020 Vision

October 19, 2020 It’s been more than twenty painful years in the making. The last time the San Diego Padres were in this situation, Petco Park, the team’s modern home, didn’t exist.  Greg Vaughn had just finished a 50-homer campaign that would put him in the MVP discussion.  Tony Gwynn and Ken Caminiti were cementing their legacies as legends in America’s Finest City, and...
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The Padres Are Running Like Crazy People

You might not know very much about Travis Jankowski, but he’s just about tied with Bryce Harper in WAR, in half the plate appearances. The bat has been fine, but the defense has been exceptional, and the work on the basepaths has been daring. Just Wednesday, Jankowski pulled off a successful steal of home. As a rule, players don’t really try to steal home. Jankowski has now done...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Man gets nachos to the face while going for foul ball

It’s quite common to see fans embarrass themselves slightly when a foul ball is hit their way at a Major League Baseball game. But one fan at Wednesday’s Pittsburgh Pirates-San Diego Padres game managed to take the embarrassment to a whole other level. While reaching back to pick up an errant foul ball at Wednesday’s game, this fan decided to test his balancing skills while...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Not-so-sexy Alexei

The San Diego Padres have a shortstop problem. Since the promising career of Khalil Greene was cut short by personal concerns, the position for the Friars has served as a revolving door for journeymen, also-rans, and plug-ins better suited for other positions (I see you, Jedd Gyorko).  Names like Clint Barmes, David Eckstein, and a far-past-his-prime Miguel Tejada have all been...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres pitcher forced to wear generic jersey due to pine tar

San Diego Padres pitcher Paul Clemens may now be known as “Player 91” forever. Clemens, the starting pitcher for the Padres on Saturday, was forced to change out of his original uniform when he got pine tar all over it while batting. “Before he went to hit he put more pine tar on his bat than more guys use in a year, and he managed to get that on his uniform,” Padres manager...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

James Shields fires back at Ron Fowler: ‘I worked my butt off’

James Shields heard Ron Fowler’s comments about him, and he’s not happy about it. The San Diego Padres co-owner questioned the high-priced players that weren’t performing, and Shields, since traded to the White Sox, shot back at his former boss. “One thing I do know is, I hope he’s not putting me in that category as far as not trying,” Shields said of Fowler, via Dan...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

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