San Diego Padres Off-Season Simulation Results: Yes, We Traded Brad Hand

December 1, 2017

Disclaimer: All the moves discussed here were a simulation and do not contain any substance to the reality of the 2017-2018 offseason. No, we didn’t trade for Giancarlo Stanton or sign Shohei Ohtani. Writers from each of Major League Baseball’s 30 teams gathered together to do a full-scale offseason simulation for three days, including trades, free agent signings, releases, and much more. The San Diego Padres were a hot ticket,…


Could Phil Nevin Be a Candidate for Padres Hitting Coach Job?

October 26, 2017

According to reports on Tuesday, Phil Nevin lost out on the Phillies managerial job. He also was let go by the San Francisco Giants organization. In 2017, he served as the third base coach for the Giants. He was previously the manager of the Diamondbacks’ Triple-A team, the Reno Aces. He even guided the Aces to a Pacific Coast League Championship Series berth. He also interviewed for the Houston Astros…


Padres Birthday Spotlight: Mark Grant

October 24, 2017

Happy 54th birthday to a Padres fan favorite, Mark Grant. “Mud” has been in the Padres broadcast booth since 1997, when it was Channel 4 San Diego. Some forget that before Grant was filling our homes with his color commentary every night for Padres games, he actually suited up for the Friars for a time. He was drafted by the San Francisco Giants 10th overall in 1981 out of Joliet…


The 2016 San Diego Padres Trades (One Year Later)

August 15, 2017

The Padres have been sellers for the past few years after the failed experiment in 2015. General manager A.J. Preller has been wheeling and dealing ever since. The trades of the past year have resulted in several good minor leaguers, some top-30 prospects, and even some top-100 overall prospects. Let’s take a look back at some of the trades of the past calendar year or so and see where we…


This Day in Padres History: Tony Gwynn Hits Number 3,000

August 6, 2017

  On August 6th, 1999 the Padres traveled north of the border to play the Montreal Expos. Expos rookie Dan Smith took the mound in the top of the first. Quilvio Veras led off the game lining a base hit to left field. With Veras at first, Tony Gwynn came to bat with 2,999 career hits over his then-18 year career. His career was starting to wind down as he…


Friar From the Past: Happy Birthday Scott Linebrink

August 4, 2017

Credit: AP Photo Happy 41st birthday to former San Diego Padres reliever Scott Linebrink. Drafted by the Giants in the 2nd round in 1997, Linebrink first made it to the bigs with San Francisco in 2000. He was dealt to the Astros soon after that. He spent a little over three seasons with Houston. In 2003, the Padres claimed Linebrink off of waivers. He made an immediate impact as a…


Six Ways to Enjoy More Baseball Over the All-Star Break

July 8, 2017

I love the All-Star Break. I love nearly everything about it, from the MLB Futures Game right through the Mid-Summer Classic itself. Nevertheless, for many baseball fans, the MLB All-Star break can mean wandering in a sort of baseball desert for a week. I have felt your pain. So, I’ve compiled this list of ways to enjoy more baseball over the all-star break. I’ve also included a “hidden gem” at…


Framing the Friars: The Ball is Juiced?

June 17, 2017

Following a three-game home sweep against the Cincinnati Reds, the San Diego Padres came into Miller Park on Friday with confidence. The Padres wasted little time jumping on Brewers’ starter Junior Guerra early. After the first two batters reached on an outfield misplay and a walk, the struggling Wil Myers stepped to the plate. And he did not disappoint, as the right-hander launched an absolute moon shot over the outfield…


Padres News: Brewer’s Banter

September 11, 2015

1. Yonder Alonso’s Injury It looks like Yonder Alonso’s most recent injury will likely be a season ending injury for the Padres 1st baseman. With this injury it seems likely that Wil Myers will get a majority of the playing time at first base with Brett Wallace also receiving a decent amount of playing time on top of that. With Wil Myers enjoying playing at first base, and playing the…