Friar Rumor Mill: 7/12/14

Street and Kennedy Gaining Interest - Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports mentioned in his latest video that along with Jorge De La Rosa of the Rockies, the Orioles are also scouting Padres starter Ian Kennedy. - Derek Togerson of NBC San Diego tweeted that the Pirates must be “seriously serious” about trading for Padres closer Huston Street because their NBC affiliate in Pittsburgh is...
Via Friarhood
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Rumors: Pittsburgh looking for bullpen help

The Pittsburgh Pirates have had their bright spots in their bullpen this year. Mark Melancon and Tony Watson have exceeded expectations so far this year, but the rest of the 'pen has been a bit of a roller-coaster.The Pirates are 48-45 and only 3.5 games up in a four way race for the National League Central. The Milwaukee Brewers are struggling, and the St. Louis Cardinals and...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Who’s Your All-Star? Ross Is. Wait, no. Yes.

Maybe. No he’s not. Yeah, he is. I’m so confused! It’s been quite the exciting week for Tyson Ross.  Last Wednesday, he pitched the first complete game shutout of his career in a win over the Cincinnati Reds.  Thursday, he joined Twitter. And Sunday, he was named to his first National League All-Star team as the Padres’ lone representative. Wait–What?  Tyson Ross?  What...
Via Padres Public
4 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Closer Report: Huston Street, Sergio Romo, Brad Boxberger?

Each and every week FFLockerRoom will be here to update you on what might be going on in the bullpens around Major League Baseball. This report could potentially highlight closers on their last legs (and therefore ones you may want to sell quickly) as well as recognizing the set up men that might be on the verge of taking over the role (and therefore should be scooped up if on the...
Via FF Locker Room
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Continue To Be Weird, Extend Seth Smith

Over the last couple of years, the Padres have done some weird things. Despite being a lower revenue club, they spent a decent amount of money to have Huston Street close games, and then spent a decent amount more money to have Joaquin Benoit pitch in front of Huston Street. Instead of either extending or […]
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres shopping outfielders in addition to relievers

getty images The San Diego Padres will be sellers as baseball’s July 31 trade deadline approaches. Long out of contention in the NL West the Padres will be looking to unload anyone with value as they start over with a new front office. #padres are getting hits on seth smith and chris denorfia but the most hits are on the relievers, street & benoit — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Starting over might be the best option for Colorado Rockies, but isn't the only option

Dan O'Dowd might be effective with some help.I admit it, I am a person who believes in black and white. I am opinionated, and it is hard to convince me that I am wrong.Those opinions also make me passionate. If I believe in something, it takes strong evidence to sway me otherwise.For years I was a Dan O'Dowd defender. I believed that, within the constructs of what he was...
Via Rockies Review
12 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Huston Street, Joaquin Benoit drawing trade interest

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports has the latest concerning San Diego Padres‘ relievers Huston Street and Joaquin Benoit: The Padres are receiving the most
Via On-Base Talk
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres relievers Street, Benoit draw high trade interest in thin pen market

The Padres are receiving the most trade inquiries on back-end bullpen stalwarts Huston Street and Joaquin Benoit, which should come as no surprise considering the seasons they are having and the needs of contenders. Street and Benoit are not only the Padres' two best trade chips, they may be the top two relievers with reasonable contracts on what might be a thin relief market...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Rumors: Detroit focusing on trading for bullpen help

The Detroit Tigers have one of the worst bullpens in the major leagues. Many feel that the bullpen is their one area for improvement during the trade deadline season, something that could be key down the stretch and into the postseason. As we know, good bullpens can take a team far, while poor relief corps can really hurt a team's stock.Bullpen help is the Tigers' number...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Rumors: Closer Huston Street Could be Dealt

The San Diego Padres could be one of the biggest sellers at the trade deadline. Coming into today, the Padres had the fourth-worst winning percentage in the National League, ahead of only the Phillies, Diamondbacks, and Cubs. Many players on their roster are built for teams ready to make a run into the playoffs, not one retooling for the future. One of which is closer Huston Street...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Contrary to popular belief, saves are vital

Courtesy of ESPN The most unpredictable team record breakdown from year-to-year is a team’s 1-run games. All teams plan to finish over .500 at home, and for playoff teams very close to .500, but teams can’t predict what ultimately happens in the 1-run games. There are too many factors to quantify, and the unpredictability of how fresh the reliever is, and how the ball is carrying...
Via Reading Between The Seams
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 39 (MIA vs. SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after making breakfast, brunch, and dinner for the mothers in our lives. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking omelets. The Padres inextricably took games 2 and 3 of the series setting themselves up to win 3 out of 4 games if they could win on a sunny Mothers’ Day. Will Venable led off the game...
Via Padres Public
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

#VotePadres 2014 All-Star Game Voting

The 2014 MLB All-Star Game voting is now live and online for fans to access and cast their ballot for their favorite players to make it to Target Field for the mid-summer classic on July 15th. Padres fans are encouraged to follow the link on or through and cast your vote for your favorite Padres players to be on the field for the 2014 MLB All-Star game! Fans can...
Via Friarhood
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres outlast Brewers in 12 innings

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Chase Headley homered in the top of the 12th inning and San Diego relievers tossed six shutout innings in the Padres' 2-1 win Tuesday night over the Milwaukee Brewers. Huston Street retired the side in order in the bottom of the 12th for his seventh save after Donn Roach (1-0) allowed just one hit over two scoreless innings. Headley's homer to center off...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres Closer Gets Dumped On

After finishing 2013 with 33 saves in 35 chances, San Diego Padres closer Huston Street had to have been pretty confident heading into this season. And after not giving up a hit in this Spring, dude decided to take a break on Thursday and get some rest before the real games start Sunday night. Bad idea. Some days you’re the windshield and some days you’re the bug. #birdpoop pic...
Via Hall of Very Good
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres Pitcher Huston Street Takes Bird Poop Like A Champ

You've got to respect a man who can take a bird poop like a champ. Huston Street was the victim of a drive by dropping and he simply chalked it up to the game.
Via Gamedayr
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

#SDLive: Huston Street Plays Hard to Get

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Via Fox Sports San Diego
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

13 Things To Do At Padres FanFest When (I Mean, Before) You’re Dead

Football season is over. That can only mean one thing: Baseball season is right around the corner. And the first real event of any Padres season is FanFest (formerly known as FriarFest). This year, it’s this Saturday, February 8th, from 10am to 4pm. Season Ticket “Members” get in early at 8:30am, with Early Access starting at 9:30am for the general public available by registering...
Via Padres Public
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Huston Street to open as Padres closer

The San Diego Padres signing of Joaquin Benoit improved their bullpen but the team will not place him in the closers role. Huston Street will remain as the Padres closer according to general manager Josh Byrnes. “Street is still our closer,” Byrnes said via San Diego Union-Tribute. “Huston has done it very well for a long time. Benoit has done it for four years. Huston is a...
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Offseason Primer: San Diego Padres

The Padres presumably eyed contending in the NL West when the decision was made to keep veterans like Carlos Quentin and Huston Street and sign them to contract extensions. San Diego was in the mix as of mid-June when the division was a cluster of underachievers, but a 10-game losing streak (which became 14 losses in 15 games) brought some hard reality. Catching up to the Dodgers...
Via The Outside Corner
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Longhorn QB James Street dies

Former Texas quarterback James Street, who took over the Longhorns' wishbone offense and led them to the 1969 national championship, died Monday. He was 65. Street died early Monday but that no other details were immediately available, said Serena Fitchard of the James Street Group financial services company that bears his name. Street started the 1968 season as a backup but...
Via AP on Fox
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Longhorn Legend James Street Passes Away

Sad news out of Austin this morning, as Longhorn Legend James Street, QB of the 1969 National Championship Team at Texas, has died this morning of a heart attack. He was 65. Street was undefeated as a starter under legendary coach Darrell Royal, and had historic wins over Arkansas in the Game of the Century, and Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl Classic. Street played under coach Darrell...
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Daily Friar 9.21.13

Robbie Erlin was stellar for the Padres in last night’s 2-0 win over the Dodgers. He pitched his best game yet: 7.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 SO. Buddy Black pulled Erlin in the middle of the seventh after his pitch-count reached 105, but no matter, the bullpen kept the Dodgers off the board as Huston Street recorded his 32nd save of the season, sealing Erlin’s third major league...
Via Friarhood
September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Daily Friar 9.7.13

Let’s just skip to the ninth inning of last night’s game, shall we? In case you missed it, the Padres had a flare for the dramatic. Huston Street was called upon in a non save situation to keep the game tied at 2-2, but his former teammate Todd Helton disrupted things with a solo shot to center field to lead-off the inning. For what it’s worth, Street is 27-for-28 in save situations...
Via Friarhood
September 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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