Urias wins California League MVP, Rookie of Year Awards

Second baseman Luis Urias Wednesday won the duel honors of being named the Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year in the Advanced Class A California League.
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Padres Should NOT Pursue Tim Tebow Tryout

The Padres drafted Johnny Manziel in a late round in 2014. It was seen then as a joke that no one laughed out. Now it is almost tragic given Manziel’s direction. So when I heard that Tim Tebow was trying out for baseball, I hoped the Padres would not be tempted. To be fair, between […] Padres Should NOT Pursue Tim Tebow Tryout - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres...
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While You Were (Day) Drinking – 2016 Game 127 (CHC vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (53-74) scored fewer runs than the Chicago Cubs (81-45), 6-3, yesterday afternoon in the finale of three games at Petco Park. Paul Clemens (2-3, 5.06) allowed five runs (four earned) on seven hits and no walks in five and...
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Padres Down Early, Can’t Avoid Cubs Sweep

The Padres went down by 3 in the first inning on Wednesday, and though Paul Clemens recovered the damage was done as the Cubs beat the Padres 6-3 at Petco Park. The Padres couldn’t avoid the sweep and only managed six hits all day after only mustering 4 the day before against Cubs ace Jake […] Padres Down Early, Can’t Avoid Cubs Sweep - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San...
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14 hours ago

With goal to pitch in, Friedrich plays soccer

Padres southpaw Christian Friedrich is happy to share his love of soccer, a central element in his between-starts conditioning routine.
14 hours ago

Jankowski proving to be on-base ace

Travis Jankowski extended his on-base streak to 23 games during Wednesday's 6-3 loss to the Cubs, thanks in part to his continued success leading off games.
17 hours ago

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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22 hours ago

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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1 day ago

Friedrich gets eighth straight loss as Pads fall to Cubs 5-3

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Christian Friedrich was likely to lose his rotation spot soon regardless of results. He's not exactly making a strong pitch, though.Friedrich lost his eighth consecutive decision in the San Diego Padres' 5-3 defeat to the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.It's not Friedrich's dreadful rut which might cost him his spot."The innings thing is a big concern for us right...
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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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3 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
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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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14 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...
15 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...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

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