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Rookie of the Year Award

National League ROY Butch Metzger (1976) 1st (11.0) Benito Santiago (1987) 1st (120.0) Top 10 Finishes Johnny Grubb (1973) 6th (1.0) Gene Richards (1977) 3rd (4.0) Ozzie Smith (1978) 2nd (8.0) Juan Bonilla (1981) 4th (5.0) Luis DeLeon (1982) 5th (10.0) Eric Show (1982) 8th (1.0) Mark Thurmond (1983) 9th (1.0) Carmelo Martinez (1984) 6th (2.0) John Kruk...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony

By: Andrew Crawford I didn’t get to grow up in San Diego, like many of the tributes start out. I was born there, and we moved to Orlando due to my dad’s job when I was two.  Both branches of the family were there though, and back in the day my mom’s parents bought season tickets in 1970.  My great uncle bought season tickets in 1969, so I guess my grandpa was playing catch...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The Best Posthumous Tony Gwynn Read Yet

I was scrolling through my Facebook timeline slowly the night Tony Gwynn passed away. A friend of mine who loves baseball posted simply this: “Tony Gwynn. Badass.” I never thought of Tony Gwynn that way, but you know what? Tony Gwynn really was a bad ass in every sense of the word. What a guy, what a player, and what a human being. There was a post on Deadspin today that really...
Via Diamond Hoggers
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Silver Slugger Award

Silver Slugger Award Terry Kennedy – Catcher 1983 Tony Gwynn – Outfield 1984 Garry Templeton – Shortstop 1984 Tony Gwynn – Outfield (2) 1986 Tony Gwynn – Outfield (3) 1987 Benito Santiago – Catcher 1987 Benito Santiago – Catcher (2) 1988 Tony Gwynn – Outfield (4) 1989 Benito Santiago – Catcher (3) 1990 Benito Santiago – Catcher (4) 1991 ...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Gold Glove Award

Gold Glove Award Dave Winfield – Outfield 1979 Ozzie Smith – Shortstop 1980 Dave Winfield – Outfield (2) 1980 Ozzie Smith – Shortstop (2) 1981 Tony Gwynn – Outfield 1986 Tony Gwynn – Outfield (2) 1987 Benito Santiago – Catcher 1988 Tony Gwynn – Outfield (3) 1989 Benito Santiago – Catcher (2) 1989 Tony Gwynn – Outfield (4) 1990 Benito Santiago...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ricky Otero – 45th Round Success Story

While Brandon Villafuerte was selected and signed by the Mets in the 66th round of the 1994 MLB June Amateur Draft and was the deepest pick the Mets ever signed that made it to the Major Leagues, he did not make it to the majors as a member of the Mets.So who holds the distinction of being the deepest pick that made it to Queens after originally signing with the Mets?That distinction...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Legendary Padres announcer Jerry Coleman passes away at 89

It was a certainly a bittersweet Sunday in San Diego. Hours after the Chargers secured an impressive playoff victory in Cincinnati, and moments after the city’s top 20 college basketball team became the first non-Big 12 school to win in Lawrence, Kan., since 2006, San Diego lost perhaps its most legendary sports icon not named Tony Gwynn. Jerry Coleman died Jan. 5 from complications...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Expansion draft series: 1992- Florida Marlins

MLB stayed consistent through the 1960 season, with each league having 8 teams. Expansion first came in 1961, with the AL adding the Los Angeles Angels and Washington Senators (the original Washington Senators became the Minnesota Twins and the later Senators became the Texas Rangers in 1972). The NL expanded in 1962, as the New York Mets and Houston Astros joined the NL. Both the...
Via MyTeamRivals.com
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

10 Years of Reactions to the A.J. Trade

The trade made sense at the time. The 2003 Giants had been one of the best teams in the NL, and the team was in a win-now sort of a mood.    There was still hope Robb Nen would come back, and if he didn’t, Tim Worrell had done well as a closer.  They had some young pitchers that were obviously going to improve as they got more experience.  And Benito Santiago was going to be...
Via SF Lunatic Fringe
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

WORLD SERIES GAME 4 | Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: October 22nd, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  OCT. 22, 2002 WORLD SERIES GAME 4 ANGELS AT GIANTS SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants had no reason to believe Angels reliever Frankie Rodriguez was a mere mortal. Not after watching him retire 12 consecutive Giants hitters, starting with nine in a row in Game 2 on Sunday. But after Rodriguez sent Jeff Kent, Barry...
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October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Daily Friar 9.25.13

Tonight, the Padres will send Ian Kennedy to the mound to face his former team for the second time this season as the Diamondbacks will send their young right-hander Randall Delgado to face him. First pitch is at 7:10 PT, so make sure to tune-in as the Padres look to take a 2-1 game lead in this four-game series. Go Friars   This Date in Padres History: September 25, 1987 “In...
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September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Digital Painting: Benito Santiago

I did this piece back in January. It was only the the third or fourth picture I’d ever done digitally. It’s of my childhood favorite Benito Santiago smacking a base hit at Dodger Stadium. I really liked Benito as I always wanted to be a catcher. My years of catching helped contribute to two arthritic knees by age 15. Ahh, good times. Drawing was created on sketchbook pro app...
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August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

My First Padres Game

Back in May I wrote a post about taking my now nearly 5-month old daughter to her first Padre game. It was a cool experience and one I’m not likely to forget in my lifetime. However, it occurred to me during that experience that I don’t actually have any memory of my own first Padres game. It’s something I’ve always been jealous of when I hear other fans recall, with such...
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July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

We’re Going Streaking!

The Padres just had a 7-game winning streak snapped by the Giants. Frankly, the only thing worse would have been if the end had come against those dirty, stinking Seattle Mariners. Time for a new streak. Maybe the Padres can make a run at their all time winning streak. What was that number? Which, in turn, got me thinking: What were the longest streaks in Padres history? Winning...
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June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB All-PED Team

The number of players suspended for, accused of, rumored to be using or otherwise associated with performance-enhancing drugs could fill more than a few 25-man rosters. Those hundreds of players could even start their own PED league, with The Mitchell Report potentially owning an entire division. As the steroid era (hopefully) comes to a close, many accusations and rumors still cloud...
Via Next Impulse Sports
April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Top five third basemen in Padres History

The hot corner has been a very diverse mix for the Friars.  From the incredibly good to whatever adjective you want to use for the opposite of good.  We continue to look at the top 5 players in Padres history at each position.  The first rule: we will only consider the players’ time with the Padres, so Mike Piazza doesn’t count because he was only here for 1 year.  I have...
Via Friarhood
March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Top Five Catchers in Padres History

Benito Santiago – Photographed by: Ronald C. Modra We’ll be looking at the top five players in Padre History at each position.  The first rule: we will only consider the players’ time with the Padres, so Mike Piazza doesn’t count because he was only here for 1 year.  The other rule: players will be considered for their primary position, so Gene Tenace is a catcher and...
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December 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Top 5 Second Basemen in Padres History

Roberto Alomar – Photo By Stephen Dunn We’ll be looking at the top five players in Padre history at each position, today we examine second base.  The first rule: we will only consider the players’ time with the Padres, so Mike Piazza doesn’t count because he was only here for 1 year.  I have set a completely arbitrary minimum of 200 games with the Padres.  The other rule...
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December 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Top 5 first basemen in Padres History

We’ll be looking at the top five players in Padre history at each position.  The first rule: we will only consider the players’ time with the Padres, so Mike Piazza doesn’t count because he was only here for 1 year.  I have set a completely arbitrary minimum of 200 games with the Padres.  The other rule: players will be considered for their primary position; so Gene Tenace...
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December 20, 2012  |  Discuss

The Dodgers are to blame for KStew cheating on RPatz? I'm not surprised.

If you are anything like me, you are obviously pretty broken hearted over this whole KStew cheating on RPatz thing. I haven't been able to eat for weeks. I've barely slept a wink. People may confuse me with that of a homeless person, as I haven't showered or shaved in weeks. WHY KSTEW!?!?! WHY!?!?! There had to be more to this! They seemed like such a happy (horrible...
Via RJ's Fro
August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Full Court Press: Rangers Bring Heat in Latest Power Rankings, Crosby Gets Huge Extension,

Click on photo to read more about the latest MLB Power Rankings Nationals hanging in there! Just wait until they shut down Stephen Strasburg when they’re in first place. There will be riots in D.C. I actually really want to see if they have the balls to do that. The Press Mario Balotelli is proving he’s worth the trouble almost all of the time [BleacherReport] Pens give Crosby...
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June 29, 2012  |  Discuss

The Kansas City Royals “All-Terrible Acquisition Team”

The Kansas City Royals have certainly had some historically terrible acquisitions over the years Anyone who has been a fan of the Royals for any extended period of time has seen it multiple times. The off-season acquisition of a player another team was dying to get rid of (usually a malcontent), being sold to the Royals fanbase as a game-changing pickup. Every team acquires players...
Via i70baseball
June 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Top 5 second basemen in Padres History

During the 2012 season we’ll be looking at the top five players in Padre history at each position. The first rule: we will only consider the players’ time with the Padres, so Mike Piazza doesn’t count because he was only here for 1 year. I have set a completely arbitrary minimum of 200 games with the Padres. The other rule: players will be considered for their primary position...
Via Friarhood
April 14, 2012  |  Discuss

A look back at the inaugural Marlins opening day lineup

The newly anointed Miami Marlins officially ushered in a new era of baseball in Miami, opening the (stateside) 2012 Major League Baseball season at their sparkling new and extremely bright new stadium. This new brand of Marlins baseball, featuring home white uniforms with “Miami” not “Marlins” on the front, is loaded with guns for hire fished out from among the best this...
Via The Outside Corner
April 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Top 5 first basemen in Padres History

To get ready for the 2012 season we’ll be looking at the top five players in Padre history at each position. The first rule: we will only consider the players’ time with the Padres, so Mike Piazza doesn’t count because he was only here for 1 year. I have set a completely arbitrary minimum of 200 games with the Padres. The other rule: players will be considered for their primary...
Via Friarhood
March 08, 2012  |  Discuss
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