The Padres-Royals Deal Makes the Friars Better and Here’s Why

July 28, 2017

Monday morning the Padres struck a deal with the Kansas City Royals. The Friars sent over Trevor Cahill, Brandon Maurer, and Ryan Buchter and bring in Travis Wood, Matt Strahm, and rookie ball infielder Esteury Ruiz. Friar fans all over the Twitter-sphere have blown up about this trade, making it seem like A.J. Preller dropped the ball with this one. Now that we’ve had a couple of days to read up…

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Maurer, Buchter & Cahill’s San Diego Careers Come to an End

July 25, 2017

A.J. Preller and the Padres traded pitchers Trevor Cahill, Ryan Buchter, and Brandon Maurer to the Kansas City Royals for Matt Strahm, Travis Wood, and Esteury Ruiz. Many Padres fans probably do not like the deal because they really liked Cahill, Buchter, and Maurer, because they were solid pitchers on the major league club. If you are following the Padres more than just the casual fan, then you may like…

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Maurer, Buchter and Cahill Dealt to Royals for Travis Wood & Prospects

July 24, 2017

We all knew the San Diego Padres were going to make moves. On Monday, the first of seemingly several trades happened. A.J. Preller started dismantling the bullpen by sending Ryan Buchter and Brandon Maurer to the Royals. They also traded Trevor Cahill to Kansas City in the deal. What did the Padres receive in return? They acquired veteran left-handed pitcher Travis Wood along with prospects Matt Strahm and Esteury Ruiz….

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Framing the Friars: Ho-Hum Another Padres Series Victory

July 16, 2017

  It’s becoming blasé.  Another series, another series win. The starting pitcher gives us a solid start. The bullpen does their thing. The bats come through in the clutch. The defense, while not the 2016 Cubs, makes the plays they’re supposed to make. The Padres are not only not tanking, they’re elevating.   In Sunday afternoon’s contest against the Giants, like Cortez the Killer (Neil Young reference), Hector Sanchez, the…

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San Diego Padres Trade Deadline To-Do List

July 15, 2017

The MLB Draft is in the books, the Home Run Derby has concluded, and the All-Star game was won. With the first half of the baseball calendar now complete, it is finally time to look forward to the next biggest day on the MLB calendar: the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline. With just 17 days left until July 31st, the trade deadline kicked off in a big way with the…

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Framing the Friars: A Tepid End to Successful Road Trip

July 9, 2017

Sunday afternoon it was a tale of two stories for the Padres in the series finale versus the Phillies, which ultimately ended in a 7-1 loss for the Friars. From the pitching side of things, Padre hurlers Trevor Cahill, Craig Stammen, Phil Maton, and Jose Torres gave up a combined nine hits through eight innings, with no base on balls, for a nice 1.125 collective WHIP, which normally would spell…

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Chihuahua’s Crushed in Cahill Rehab Start

Credit: Armando Vela
June 29, 2017

The Chihuahuas took on the Sacramento River Cats on Wednesday night, in the third game of a four game series. Trevor Cahill started for El Paso on a rehab assignment. He started off working fast, but walked the first batter, Orlando Calixte. Calixte attempted to steal and had a good jump, but was thrown out on a high throw by catcher, Tony Cruz. Jose Rondon leapt to catch the ball…

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Down on the Farm: June 22- Lots of Big Leaguers on the Farm

June 23, 2017

Ryan Schimpf/Manuel Margot– 2B/CF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas (0-8 3 K combined) One was demoted and one is rehabbing, both had nights to forget. Jered Weaver– RHP, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 3 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K So apparently the Padres are ready to bring Jered Weaver back into the fold. Well at least after he completes his rehab assignment. The PCL isn’t the best place…

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Possible Trade Chips for the Padres, Not Named Solarte or Hand

June 10, 2017

There is no doubt in my mind, nor should there be in yours, that the San Diego Padres will make some moves in the very near future. The team is not built to win now, but that does not mean that the team is not focused on winning for the long-term. One way to build for the future is by trading off major league-caliber players for prospects. Sadly, this is…

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San Diego Padres Injury Update

June 2, 2017

  With the month of May officially in the books, the San Diego Padres enter into June with a 22-33 record, tied with the San Francisco Giants for last place in the N.L. West. Few could have predicted the Padres’ company down in the cellar at this point in the season, but nonetheless, it’s true. At least it’s something of a concession for Padres fans during the “tank” year. While…

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The Padres Welcome Chase d’Arnaud to Town & Other News/Notes

May 22, 2017

It’s been a rough week for the Padres on the field, as they lost three out of four to the Brewers before losing two out of three to the Diamondbacks, including two blowout losses. The Padres have also had a busy week off the field, as the team has made quite a few roster moves over the course of the last seven days. The most recent of those involved the…

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