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San Diego Padres: Week #7 power rankings update

Where do the San Diego Padres stand according to power rankings as the season is seven weeks in? We take a look at all of the major lists. The San Diego Padres have hit the lowest point of the season. Their winning percentage is the lowest since opening week, and both their pitching and offense […] San Diego Padres: Week #7 power rankings update - Friars on Base - Friars on Base...
Via Friars on Base
2 hours ago

First inning proving to be problem for Padres

The Padres' off-day Monday came after Clayton Richard's complete game Sunday, meaning their eight-man bullpen was as fresh as it could possibly be entering play Tuesday night.
Via Padres.com
11 hours ago

Padres can't climb out of early hole vs. Mets

Matt Harvey's struggles this season have been both well-documented and well-defined. And while Harvey did little to boost his fading reputation on Tuesday, his teammates boosted him plenty with a seven-run first inning in the Mets' 9-3 win over the Padres at Citi Field.
Via Padres.com
13 hours ago

Lamet to make MLB debut on Thursday in NY

The Padres' youth movement gets yet another boost on Thursday when 24-year-old right-hander Dinelson Lamet is slated to make his Major League debut with a start against the Mets at Citi Field.
Via Padres.com
15 hours ago

Padres offering $99 ticket plan for five June wins or 16 June games – whatever happens first

Teams are getting more and more creative with their ticketing plans in order to draw fans. The San Diego Padres are the latest team to jump into the fray with the creation of the $99 “Five Win Pass”.With this ticketing plan, fans will pay $99 and receive tickets to the first five Padres home games of June. Every time the team loses, fans with the pass will have an extra June...
Via The Comeback
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres, MLB issue statements on drone crash at Petco Park

Major League Baseball and the San Diego Padres have both issued statements to address an incident Sunday that could have proved dangerous when a drone crashed into the stands at Petco Park, nearly hitting fans.The crash occurred during the seventh inning of the Padres’ game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Footage posted to Twitter by FOX Sports Arizona shows just how close the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

2017 Fantasy Baseball: The Fielding Chronicles– San Diego Padres

Tanking is such a dirty word. No one truly loses on purpose. At least, no one purposely tries to lose that we know of. However, it is difficult not to look at the Padres record (15-29 going into the weekend), their payroll, and the moves they’ve made and come to any conclusion other than they aren’t trying that hard to win. There is a subtle difference there and it can manifest...
Via The Fantasy Fix
1 day ago

MLB responds after drone makes crash landing during San Diego Padres game

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Baseball may soon enter an era of two-way players

On Sunday, the Los Angeles Times reported that the Dodgers could ask reserve outfielder Brett Eibner to dust off his college fastball and log some innings on the mound.The Times reports that Eibner has already thrown some bullpen sessions in hopes of building arm strength and developing secondary pitches and that the team plans to continue developing him as a pitcher. The plan...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Week #7 recap

A quick look at all of the action from the third week of May in San Diego Padres baseball, another week highlighted by individual success but struggles as a team. The seventh week of the major league season found the San Diego Padres struggling in the National League West cellar. With an overall 15-30 record, they […] San Diego Padres: Week #7 recap - Friars on Base - Friars on...
Via Friars on Base
2 days ago

Padres Designate Luis Sardinas For Assignment

The Padres have announced that they’ve designated infielder Luis Sardinas for assignment.
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

Padres Claim Chase d’Arnaud

The Padres have claimed infielder Chase d’Arnaud off waivers from the Red Sox, tweets Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe. D’Arnaud had been in limbo since the Red Sox designated him for assignment Thursday. This marks the second time a team has claimed d’Arnaud this season. The 30-year-old ended up with Boston last month shortly after Atlanta waived him. In 11 combined plate...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

Richard’s 5-hitter carries Padres to 5-1 win over Arizona

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Clayton Richard gave San Diego a desperately needed strong pitching performance with a five-hitter that helped the Padres beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 on Sunday to snap a five-game losing streak. The 33-year-old Richard (3-5) also had an RBI single during a three-run rally off Zack Godley (1-1) in the fifth inning that was cut short due to fan interference...
Via MyNorthwest.com
3 days ago

San Diego Padres: Chaos Theory

San Diego Padres fans can tolerate a rebuilding process, but not some of the sloppy and chaotic errors which have played a role in the early stages of 2017. For good or ill, starting pitching sets the tone for a baseball game. When the opposing team racks up hits, including home runs, and scores multiple […] San Diego Padres: Chaos Theory - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San...
Via Friars on Base
3 days ago

Padres put Jered Weaver on 10-day DL with ailing hip

Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres take tanking to new levels by continuing to let Jered Weaver pitch

Jered Weaver has had a terrific 12-year career, with a 3.60 ERA (in over 2,000 innings pitches), a 35.0 WAR, and three All-Star Game appearances. But it’s been a long time since he’s been that Jered Weaver. Take a look at Weaver’s velocity per season since 2010, according to FanGraphs (note: I tweeted this in December): You don’t need a graph to demonstrate how that velocity...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres use cupcakes to cheer up Brewers player's daughter

The San Diego Padres wanted to make Eric Sogard’s daughter feel a bit better after a pretty crushing defeat.For context, Saydee Sogard, daughter of Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Eric, was extremely excited when her dad hit a go-ahead home run in the tenth inning of their game against the Padres. Unfortunately for them, San Diego’s Hunter Renfroe hit a two-run shot in the bottom...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Renfroe on Producing on Both Sides of the Coin

Hunter Renfroe had a huge game last night. The Padres outfielder hammered a two-run double in the second inning and followed with a two-run homer in the 10th. The latter was a walk-off, giving San Diego a 6-5 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. The blast was his seventh on the season, tying him with Josh Bell and Clay Bellinger for the lead among NL rookies. Renfroe’s overall numbers...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Szczur returns to Chicago with Padres

Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

HOVG Minisode: Tony Gwynn’s First Time in a Padres Uniform

Long before he was a member of the San Diego Padres, then-San Diego State college student Tony Gwynn donned the mustard and brown for a local used car commercial…standing in for former Friars outfielder Broderick Perkins. True story. To listen to the entire interview (or to see that commercial), CLICK HERE.
Via Hall of Very Good
15 days ago  |  Discuss

I Guess Now Trevor Cahill Is Good

Before the start of the year, the Padres’ starting rotation was the butt of so many jokes. They essentially had to build it out through free agency, but not even through the appealing parts of free agency. More like the Jered Weaver parts. Here and there, there was occasional speculation the Padres could go on to have one of the worse rotations in recent memory. At the same time...
Via Fangraphs
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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