San Diego Padres: Myers up for Gold Glove Award

Though 2016 was not very successful for the San Diego Padres, outfielder and first baseman Wil Myers is being recognized for stellar defensive play. There is a good degree of uncertainty for the San Diego Padres moving forward, without a doubt. But what the team does know for a fact is that they have one […] San Diego Padres: Myers up for Gold Glove Award - Friars on Base - Friars...
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San Diego Padres: Why are the Padres Nicknamed the “Friars”?

Ever since the team’s inception in 1969, the San Diego Padres have been known as the “Friars”. Where does this widely used nickname come from, and what is the origin of the team’s name in general? The San Diego Padres have a rich history. Winning two pennants, as well as five National League West division […] San Diego Padres: Why are the Padres Nicknamed the “Friars”...
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13 hours ago

Padres in AFL: Gettys, Cordero building on success

Michael Gettys' challenging full-season debut at Class A Fort Wayne didn't make him eager to return to the Midwest League this year for a second tour. Now, after a breakout campaign that included a strong second-half at Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore, the 21-year-old outfielder has a better perspective of the whole situation.
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Padres’ Christian Bethancourt hits 97 mph on radar gun reported earlier this month that the San Diego Padres are considering making catcher Christian Bethancourt into a part-time pitcher. Bethancourt is reportedly set to pitch in the Panama Winter League during the offseason. Although he would still catch and play in the outfield, the team could also bring him out of the bullpen to pitch if need be. Dennis Lin of the San Diego...
Via Today's Knuckleball
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San Diego Padres: Padres Fans: Are You Fan of the Year Material?

As fans of the San Diego Padres, you have always been loyal and passionate. Unfortunately, you are rarely given the credit you deserve. Now is your opportunity to show the world how great you are by entering the FanSided Fan of the Year contest. It has been a long time since the San Diego Padres […] San Diego Padres: Padres Fans: Are You Fan of the Year Material? - Friars on Base...
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A.J. Preller says teams still discussing deals with Padres despite suspension

San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller’s reputation took a sizable hit after receiving a 30-day suspension by MLB after the Padres failed to properly disclose key medical information during trades. Padres president Mike Dee was fired, but somewhat surprisingly, Preller managed to retain his job. Now he’s back, Preller spoke to media saying the suspension hasn’t affected...
Via The Outside Corner
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Padres Outright Jemile Weeks, Jake Smith, Jose Dominguez

The Padres have announced that three players were outrighted off the club’s 40-man roster. Infielder Jemile Weeks and righties Jake Smith and Jose Dominguez all lost their spots. Weeks, a 29-year-old switch hitter, managed only seven hits and three walks in 57 plate appearances on the year for San Diego. He has mostly functioned as a journeyman depth option over the last several...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
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Friars trim active roster to 38

The Padres trimmed their active roster to 38 players on Wednesday, as infielder Jemile Weeks and right-handers Jake Smith and Jose Dominguez were outrighted to Triple-A El Paso.
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Padres part ways with coaches Brock, Rodriguez

The Padres have parted ways with first-base coach Tarrik Brock and infielders coach Eddie Rodriguez, while the rest of the staff will remain in place for the 2017 season.
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Padres fire Tarrik Brock, Eddie Rodriguez, retain other coaches

The San Diego Padres announced on Wednesday that they would not be retaining first base coach Tarrik Brock or coach Eddie Rodriguez for the 2017 season. However, the remainder of the club’s coaching staff will be returning next season. Brock only became the Padres’ first base coach this past season after having joined the organization in 2015 as a minor league instructor. He...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Padres fire Mike Dee following another miserable season

SAN DIEGO (AP) Mike Dee has been fired as president of the San Diego Padres, who were embroiled in a major controversy toward the end of another miserable season. The team released a one-sentence statement Wednesday morning saying that executive chairman Ron Fowler and managing partner Peter Seidler ''announced the departure of'' Dee. Fowler, Seidler and Dee didn't immediately...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Bethancourt as the Ultimate Utility Player

While fans of 20 teams were coping with the end of the season over the weekend, Dennis Lin delivered some incredibly exciting news. Padres manager Andy Green and host of other Padres officials were in Peoria to watch Christian Bethancourt throw a bullpen session. An injured player throwing an October bullpen session wouldn’t normally draw the manager, pitching coach, bullpen coach...
Via Fangraphs
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Losing seasons expected to continue for rebuilding Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) It was a rough year for the San Diego Padres, and things will probably get worse before they improve. The Padres are missing the playoffs for the 10th straight season and finished last in the NL West at 68-94. It was the Padres' sixth straight losing season. One of their owners, Ron Fowler, doesn't think they'll even be .500 for two more years. Their general manager...
Via Associated Press
24 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs face Padres in finale to avoid NL West cellar

PHOENIX -- It all comes down to one game.For one of the marbles.Arizona and San Diego enter the final game of the regular season Sunday with identical 68-93 records, and the winner avoids last place in the National League West. The Diamondbacks attempt to avoid finishing in the cellar for the third time in the last four years while San Diego has not finished last since 2011, the...
Via Associated Press
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadian radio listener fooled to believe ‘Pitch’ character is real MLB pitcher

Sports talk radio callers don’t have the greatest reputations but this one is certainly one for the ages. We know that Canada loves its hockey, curling and well…really any sport involving ice. But, this is also a nation with a real life Major League Baseball team. You know them as the Toronto Blue Jays. So, perhaps it should be a bit surprising to find out that FOX television...
Via The Comeback
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Renfroe hit one to the dang Western Metal Supply building roof at Petco Park

In Hunter Renfroe’s seventh big-league game, he did something that had never happened in a game at Petco Park, which opened in 2004. Renfroe, a first-round pick by the San Diego Padres in 2013, crushed an offering from the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Jose De Leon that went down the left field line… and landed on the Western Metal Supply building roof. You may remember everyone being...
Via The Comeback
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting Manny Margot and Other Padres Call-Ups

Following the end of their Triple-A affiliate’s championship season in the Pacific Coast League, the San Diego Padres promoted a small collection of players to their major-league club on Tuesday. Below are forecasts for the three most notable prospects of that group — Carlos Asuaje, Hunter Renfroe, and Manuel Margot — according to my KATOH system and presented in order of projected...
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September 22, 2016  |  Discuss

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