BRAD BRACH NEWS

Orioles agree to terms with 19 players on one year contracts

From the Baltimore Orioles… *** The Orioles today announced that they have agreed to terms with 19 players on one-year contracts:   RHP: BRAD BRACH, KEVIN GAUSMAN, MIGUEL GONZALEZ, STEVE JOHNSON, JOSH STINSON and CHRIS TILLMAN   LHP: MIKE BELFIORE, TIM BERRY, ZACH BRITTON and TJ McFARLAND   CA: STEVE CLEVENGER, JOHNNY MONELL and MICHAEL OHLMAN   INF: MICHAEL...
Via Oriole Post
16 days ago  |  Discuss

On Black Friday, Orioles still waiting on high-priced free-agent pitchers

Today is Black Friday, and some of you might still be defrosting from a night of waiting in line outside your local Best Buy to get that coveted flat-screen television to replace the one you got this time last year. Or maybe you saw the lines at the local mall and just turned around and headed home. While we’re on the topic, let’s gather around the hot stove, warm up and have...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Maybe Padres Will Bring Them Back Aaand They’re Gone

Last week came the announcement that the Padres had made room on the 40-man roster by designating Jaff Decker, Brad Brach, & Miles Mikolas (along with Jose De Paula) for assignment. That meant the Padres had the following options: Return the player to the 40-man roster within 10 days from the date of designation, or Make one of the following contractual moves: Place the player...
Via Padres Public
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Padres acquire prospect Dickerson from Pirates

The San Diego Padres have traded right-handers Brad Brach and Miles Mikolas, and outfielder Jaff Decker in separate deals for two prospects, including Eastern League Rookie of the Year Alex Dickerson. The Padres sent Mikolas and Decker to Pittsburgh on Monday for Dickerson, a first baseman-outfielder who's from the San Diego suburb of Poway. Dickerson spent all of 2013 with...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Orioles obtain RHP Brad Brach in trade with Padres

The Orioles have acquired right-handed reliever Brad Brach from the San Diego Padres for a minor league pitcher. The 27-year-old Brach had a 3.19 ERA in 33 games last season with the Padres, striking out 31 in 31 innings. In three seasons with San Diego, Brach went 3-6 with a 3.70 ERA over 109 appearances. San Diego gets right-hander Devin Jones in Monday's trade. The 23-year...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Padres Acquire Prospects in Exchange for RHPs Brach, Mikolas, OF Decker

The Padres continued their flurry of roster moves on Monday as it was announced that two deals had been made with the Baltimore Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates. Relief pitcher Brad Brach was traded to Baltimore in exchange for Minor-Leaguer Devin Jones, and reliever Miles Mikolas and outfielder Jaff Decker were traded to Pittsburgh in exchange for 1B/OF prospect Alex Dickerson. The...
Via Friarhood
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Padres Get 40-Man Roster to 40 Men

It’s that time of year where major leagues clubs have to make decisions on who they want the protect from being taken in the Rule 5 Draft. And the Padres made some hard choices today. Added were starting pitchers Josh Johnson, Donn Roach, Keyvius Sampson, and Juan Oramas. Keyvius Sampson (Photo courtesy of madfriars.com) Gone are 2B Dean Anna, relief pitchers Brad Brach, Miles...
Via Padres Public
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Padres Make Moves; Call-up RHPs Bass, Boxberger, Brach and Smith

The Padres September call-ups continued in full swing Tuesday afternoon, after the club had announced that right-handed pitchers Anthony Bass, Brad Boxberger and Brad Brach had all been called up from Triple-A Tucson to be added to the San Diego Bullpen. The Padres also announced Monday afternoon that righty Burch Smith was also called up from Tucson and that he may be given a chance...
Via Friarhood
September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Daily Farm Round-Up: 9-1-13

I’m sorry that I haven’t been able to post this recently, I’ve been sick. Anyways, here’s the Round-Up: San Antonio and Lake Elsinore both put up double-digits on the scoreboard in their respective victories. The T-Pads won a close 1 run game while the TinCaps enjoyed a solid 6-1 victory. Eugene was the only team to lose and they were blown out 15-1. Hitting Prospect of...
Via Friarhood
September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Padres Designate Volquez, Recall Brach

After arguably the worst start of his career, the San Diego Padres have cried “uncle” and designated starting pitcher Edinson Volquez for assignment. Volquez, 30, was acquired in a multi-player deal after the regular season in 2011 and has appeared in 59 games for the Padres between 2012 and 2013. All 59 games were ones he had started. Volquez struggled considerably this season...
Via Friarhood
August 24, 2013  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking: Game 128 (SD vs CHC)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after a night in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. Edinson Volquez sank to a new low last night, lasting only 2/3 of an inning while surrendering 6 runs (5 earned) before he recorded a single out. It was so bad, in fact, the Padres designated him for assignment today and called up Brad...
Via Padres Public
August 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Triple-A Train Busy

Hot News for P Brad Brach
Via padres.scout.com
July 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Padres bullpen pitchers do Ron Burgandy impressions because why not (video)

Granted, with the classic comedy being released way back in 2004, it could be argued that nods to “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy”have long passed their timely pop culture reference expiration date. But that does not mean the folks at MLB Fan Cave didn’t believe some humor could be mined out of having Brad Brach, Luke Gregerson, Dale Thayer, Anthony Bass and Joe Thatcher...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Good, Bad, and Ugly v. Mets 4/1/13

Mets 11- Padres 2 WP: J. Niese (1-0) LP: E. Volquez (0-1) HR: Alonso (1), Cowgill (1) Today’s Good, Bad, and Ugly is sponsored by East Village Tavern+Bowl.  Congregation members receive 15% off their bill when flashing the membership card. Good: Chris Denorfia – Leads off the Padres season with a single, draws a walk and scored a run. Jedd Gyorko – 1-4 with his first major...
Via Friarhood
April 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Padres Projected 25-Man Opening Day Roster

Spring Training is coming to a close and the Padres are making the final tweaks to the roster.  At this point guessing is at a minimum, but this is my best guess at the projected 25-man roster on opening day, April 1st. Projected 25 Man Roster Position Name SP Edinson Volquez SP Clayton Richard SP Jason Marquis SP Eric Stults SP Tyson Ross RP Andrew Cashner...
Via Friarhood
March 30, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Updated Relief Pitcher Guide

Photo Credit: Brule Laker I’ve updated the 2013 Relief Pitcher Guide and made it free to everyone via the Fantasy Fix. You’ll get about 42,000 words on mostly relievers and how they might fit into saves, holds, K/9 and other types of leagues. For cliff notes, check out here and here, which focused on some sleeper candidates  including Rhiner Cruz, Kelvin Herrera, Carter...
Via The Fantasy Fix
March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Minor League Preview: San Diego Padres

Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2012 (8) | 2011 (8) | 2010 (20) | 2009 (29) | 2008 (13) 2012 Affiliate Records MLB: [76-86] NL West AAA: [56-88] Pacific Coast League – Tucson AA: [60-80] Texas League – San Antonio A+: [69-71] California League – Lake Elsinore A: [69-71] Midwest League – Fort Wayne A(ss): [47-29] Northwest League — Eugene Graduated...
Via Razzball
March 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Deeper League Relief Finds for Fantasy Baseball, National League

Photo Credit: kkthemook For players in deeper leagues that find it useful to have a reliever with 70+ K upside or a real outside shot at saves, the below represent some of the best options out there. A.J. Ramos, Miami Marlins: Steve Cishek is a fine pitcher, one capable of holding down a closing job on most any team. That said, if the Marlins are truly committed to building through...
Via The Fantasy Fix
February 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Padres 2013 Salaries

The 2013 Padres payroll is still a work in progress.  This is an updated chart with 2013 amounts and estimations provided by mlbtraderumors.com for the 2013 Padres Roster. Projected Roster 2013 MLBTR Projections Cory Luebke 1,000,000.00 Clayton Richard 5,000,000 Edinson Volquez 4,600,000 Jason Marquis 3,000,000.00 Anthony Bass 490,000.00 Luke Gregerson ...
Via Friarhood
January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Daily Friar 12.26.12

I hope that you all had a Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday spending time with friends and family. As expected the news was very quiet the past few days, which is why I took the couple of days off since it wouldn’t be much of anything. Today seems to be official announcement day for most teams as they are announcing moves that happened before Christmas. Among the official...
Via Friarhood
December 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Home-Run Friendliness Where You Least Expect It

People care about home-run distance, because people like impressive home runs, and impressive home runs tend to have considerable distances. One is impressed when a batter drives a baseball 480 feet and out of the yard. As far as quality of contact is concerned, though, what might be more significant is the baseball’s speed off the bat. All a hitter ever wants to do is hit the...
Via Fangraphs
September 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Daily Friar 9.3.12

The unpredictability of Coors Field continued yesterday. You never know who is going to win a game in that place. A deep fly ball that would be a routine out in Petco just keeps on going in Denver. That was the case last night when Casey Kelly gave up the 7 runs in the third, and Brad Brach gave up the 3 runs in the 7th. Ultimately though the Padres were done in by lack of defense...
Via Friarhood
September 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Nelson lifts Rockies past Padres

Chris Nelson wasn't sure he had hit the ball hard enough for a homer. When he saw the saw ball disappear over the fence as he rounded first base, out came a celebratory fist pump, and a day marked by frustration at the plate and in the field turned noticeably bright. Nelson had his go-ahead, three-run home run in the seventh inning, and the Colorado Rockies overcame a career...
Via AP on Fox
September 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Hot Padres Cool Down In Colorado, Losing Final Two Games.

All good things must come to end, and the Padres streak of consecutive series won did at three when they dropped the last two games against the Rockies after winning the first. The Padres won a close on Friday, 5-4 before getting blown out 9-1 on Saturday. The Padres retook the lead on Sunday after allowing a seven-run fourth before giving the lead back in the seventh, ultimately...
Via Friarhood
September 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Lake Elsinore Player and Pitcher of the Month: July 2012

Last season we noted the injury of catcher Tommy Medica and the surgery that followed. Since coming back from that injury Medica has mostly been used as a DH/1B as he continued to rehab his shoulder and never gave up on the idea of catching in the future.  Medica has caught one game this season but continues to play most of his games as a DH/1B. Obviously his shoulder has not come...
Via Friarhood
August 26, 2012  |  Discuss

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