Under The Radar Friars For 2017

January 19, 2017

  The MLB season can be compared to mining for gold back in the 1840’s. It can be a long and painful process, but there may very well be gems found along the way. In 2016 the Padres found several in Ryan Schimpf, Brad Hand, Luis Perdomo, Drew Pomeranz and Ryan Buchter. 2017, like any other season should be no different for the Friars. There is a high probability that…

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Eric Yardley Interview: Opportunity in Every Difficulty

January 18, 2017

It is July in the sweltering summer of Alpine, TX, and the phone is ringing. On one end sits Eric Yardley, a pitcher for the Trinidad Triggers of the Pecos League, an association of independent baseball clubs spread from California to Kansas. He is a recent graduate of Seattle University who opted to forgo a Master’s degree in education (for now) for the possibility to be called a professional baseball…

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The Wild and Wacky Career of Trevor Cahill

January 17, 2017

Baseball is full of interesting stories. For as many stories there are about the top draft pick that went on to be a complete bust, there are just as many for players drafted in later rounds who went on to have great success. While those two are the most interesting stories to watch, I would argue that up and down careers are the most intriguing. The newest member of the…

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What To Do When Your Football Team Bolts

January 17, 2017

Wednesday night. I’m sure you heard the news, an update that felt strangely overlooked by national media and the talking heads on SportsCenter given the weight it carried in America’s Finest City. “The Chargers plan to announce that they will move to Los Angeles for the 2017 season; the announcement could come as early as Thursday.” Given the rollercoaster ride this entire San Diego stadium saga has taken local fans…

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A Letter to Padres Fans

January 16, 2017

Dear Padres fans, I, like most of you, have been watching the Padres ever since I got into baseball. As a fan base, we’ve been through it all. We witnessed one of the greatest hitters of all time play the game in our uniform for his entire career. We’ve seen one of the best closers ever do his thing, over and over and over again. We have seen, and will…

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San Diego is Now the Padres’ City

January 16, 2017

  It’s January, about halfway between the completion of the World Series and the beginning of the regular season. Nearly two and a half months have passed since the Chicago Cubs closed out the Cleveland Indians in the seventh game of the World Series. In just about a month, players will be reporting to spring training, with less than three months until the start of the baseball season. For San…

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Paul Clemens Wants a Spot in 2017 Rotation

January 14, 2017

In 2016 the Padres put 14 different starters on the mound. There was a grab bag of veterans, rookies, and castoffs that took the hill to fill in rotation voids caused by injuries and trades. The season appeared to be a lost cause at a relatively early point. Sure, every team faces adversity during the course of a baseball season, and injuries happen, but for the Padres it was like…

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Padres Ink Wil Myers and Yangervis Solarte to Contract Extensions

January 13, 2017

Update: The Padres have officially agreed to basic terms with Myers on a six year deal worth $83 million that includes an option year. In additional news, the Padres also have inked Yangervis Solarte to a contract extension through 2018 that also includes club options for 2019 and 2020. For Solarte, the deal will earn him $7.5 million over the next two seasons, and an additional $13.5 million if both team…

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Padres Signing RHP Trevor Cahill?

January 13, 2017

  It is being reported by Dennis Lin of the San Diego UT, that the San Diego Padres are close to an agreement with a free agent pitcher. It is no secret that the team has been looking for veteran starting pitchers for the upcoming season, and Trevor Cahill fits the mold of an undervalued pitcher that could boost his value with some time in San Diego. The native of…

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Padres “Bargain Hunting” Will Kick-Off the New Year

January 13, 2017

With the start of the 2017 calendar year, the San Diego Padres will further trudge on in an attempt to build their roster for the upcoming season. It is a slow process and things will pick up as spring training is right around the corner. The hard work has already been laid down with the Padres’ superior minor league system in place. The team does need to make some more…

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The San Diego Padres 2017 Bullpen Could Surprise You

January 12, 2017

  A bullpen is one of the most underrated components of a MLB franchise. The bullpen can make or break a team and we have witnessed it before. The 2016 Cleveland Indians came a game away from a World Series title, arguably due to the effort put in by Andrew Miller and company. Another great example of a bullpen that has made a team relevant is the recent San Francisco…

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Cuban OF Luis Robert Could be of Serious Interest to Padres on International Market

January 11, 2017

  Since the current international market opened on July 2, the San Diego Padres have spent nearly $70 million dollars. The team has replenished their farm system with a spending spree that has definitely excited the fan base. The Padres have already spent a ton on the market, but are they done acquiring young talent? Recently it has been reported that Cuban outfielder, Luis Robert, is just about ready to hit…

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