A Quick Look at Wil Myers’ Defense

March 21, 2018

Wil Myers was supposed to be the face of the San Diego Padres. Coming off a phenomenal 2016 season where he was moved from the outfield to first base full-time, Myers was able to suit up for a career-high 157 games, slashing .259/.336/.461 in the process. Wil Myers was finally showing Major League Baseball what he has been capable of his whole career, bashing 28 home runs and stealing a…


Seven Current Free Agents the Padres Could Target

February 26, 2018

The 2018 San Diego Padres’ season is under way and the Friars have their man. Eric Hosmer has signed with the Padres, marking the biggest free agent signing in the team’s history. With the 2018 season fast approaching, the team may not be done yet. The team lacks experience at the shortstop position and could also conceivably add to the pitching staff in an effort to stir up even more…


Ahead of the Curve: “Bullpenning” & the San Diego Padres

February 20, 2018

Let’s get a little weird. San Diego Padres’ pitching hasn’t been great lately. In 2017, the team’s starters struggled to the tune of a 4.83 ERA with a 4.40 xFIP. The bullpen was a little bit better, posting a 4.49 ERA accompanied by a 4.24 xFIP. The Friars ranked 22nd in team ERA (4.63), 23rd in walks (554), and 19th in quality starts (67). The teams 75 HBP last season…


Detailing the Padres’ Current Non-Roster Spring Invitees

February 15, 2018

Spring training is upon us folks. The trucks have arrived in Peoria, and soon Padres’ brass will begin evaluating the many players that they have deemed worthy of a look in big-league camp. As the MLB Opening Day roster begins to take shape, it is safe to assume that Wil Myers, Manny Margot, and Brad Hand will find themselves in San Diego come March 29th, but there are also some…


Nick Margevicius: The Left-Handed Prospect Hardly Anyone is Talking About

January 14, 2018

The rise of the San Diego Padres’ farm system has been well documented. Since A.J. Preller took over as the team’s general manager in August of 2014, he has found multiple avenues in which to rejuvenate a farm system that had always been solid, yet unspectacular. One way Preller has been able to bring in talent like no Padres’ GM before him has been through the amateur draft. 12 of…


Why Eric Hosmer Really Isn’t That Bad

January 12, 2018

Ever since Dennis Lin reported on the Padres potential interest in former Royals first-baseman Eric Hosmer, the team’s fanbase (and more specifically Padres twitter) has been noticeably divided. Friends have become enemies and enemies have reached mutual understandings with one another as many camps have discussed the potential signing of the free agent 1st baseman. Hosmer’s weaknesses have been well documented, but this writer is here to convince Padres fans…