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Did the Padres just miss out on acquiring Corey Kluber?

Corey Kluber will have a new address in 2020. | Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Because it kind of feels like we did...

So first off, let me start with an apology. I know I’ve been MIA for a while now: I took over a new project at work, had to travel a bit, and I just haven’t been able to find the time to post my Prospect Forums like I usually do (I’m going to get back to it, I swear). With the Holidays coming up, I was going to extend my break until after the New Year, so I could...

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What to expect from Wil Myers if not traded

If the San Diego Padres can’t trade Wil Myers this offseason, what can we expect from the outfielder going into next season? There is no question that San Diego Padres GM A.J. Preller is working hard to trade outfielder Wil Myers and his big contract any way that he can this offseason. But trading Myers […] San Diego Padres: What to expect from Wil Myers if not traded - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Dylan A. Chase

Padres lose Megill in Rule 5

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Righty reliever taken by Cubs on Thursday

2019’s Rule 5 draft was a source of worry for many Padre fans this year, as the club faced a bit of a roster crunch due to its deep farm system.

Thursday’s draft came and went, though, and the San Diego front office was able to get away with only losing righty Trevor Megill, an admittedly promising 26-year-old righty reliever who was taken by the Cubs with the ninth pick of the draft’s major...

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Padres considering Madison Bumgarner, Dallas Keuchel

We’ve heard many indications this winter that the Padres won’t be in the market for the very top free agents. While the biggest fish have landed elsewhere, there are still a few major players left for the bidding. And Jon Heyman of MLB Network suggests on Twitter that the Friars may still be involved. Specifically, Heyman says, the San Diego organization is “taking close looks” at the top of the two left-handed hurlers still available: Madison Bumgarner and Dallas Keuchel. Part of...

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Dylan A. Chase

Update on Stammen, hopeless catching situation

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Team still signaling lack of faith in Hedges, Mejia

The Padres are keeping tabs on righty Craig Stammen, according to a tweet from Jon Morosi of MLB Network.

GM AJ Preller could use another righty arm to shore up a bullpen that, as presently constructed, figures to offer high-leverage innings to suspects like Luis Perdomo.

Also of note: the club is still not sold on the Mejia/Hedges catching tandem, according to a report from Kevin Acee.

And why would...

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Padres reportedly trying to acquire Whit Merrifield from Royals

The Padres traded second baseman Luis Urias to the Brewers a couple of weeks ago, and now they’re attempting to replace him. To that end, they’ve “been trying to” swing a deal for Royals second baseman/outfielder Whit Merrifield, according to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com. The soon-to-be 31-year-old Merrifield has been the subject of trade rumors for a while, but even though they haven’t been in contention, the Royals have refused to trade him thus far. Merrifield’s a favorite of...

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Padres and DBacks to play first-ever regular season game in Mexico City

It was announced on Tuesday at the MLB Winter Meetings that the San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks will play regular-season games in Mexico City. The San Diego Padres will play regular-season games in Mexico City for the first time ever. Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday during the MLB Winter Meetings that the Padres […] Padres and DBacks to play first-ever regular season game in Mexico City - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs,...

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Winter Meetings thread

The Winter Meetings have officially started. The Padres could be very active during these meetings.

Everybody discuss any moves you think should or could happen, and rumors you may have heard below!

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Despite trading Luis Urias, San Diego Padres still has plenty of talent from Mexico

We take a look at the effort from the San Diego Padres to bring in the top talent from nearby Mexico. Primarily because of Fernando Valenzuela, the Dodgers have always been the preferred team of the Mexican-American community in southern California. But just like they are in the National League West, the San Diego Padres […] Despite trading Luis Urias, San Diego Padres still has plenty of talent from Mexico - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs,...

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Padres Winter Meetings: Wil Myers, Tommy Pham news headline Day 1

We take a look at all of the news and rumors about the San Diego Padres from Day 1 of this year’s MLB Winter Meeting in San Diego. There wasn’t much to report after Day 1 of the MLB Winter Meetings for the San Diego Padres, but there were several things that happened worth mentioning. […] Padres Winter Meetings: Wil Myers, Tommy Pham news headline Day 1 - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Tommy Pham trade to Padres 'in limbo' over concerning elbow issue?

The Padres and Rays already announced last week’s trade, one that saw outfielders Hunter Renfroe and Tommy Pham switch homes, but some complications have arisen since then. Specifically, even though 31-year-old Pham “effectively passed a series of physicals this weekend,” per Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, there are concerns over his right elbow. The joint kept Pham out of action for some of 2019, and according to Acee, the Padres’ medical staff still hasn’t...

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Stephen Strasburg signing shows why Padres have moved on

The San Diego Padres have been rumored to move on from the top free agent starting pitchers for a while, and now we know why. We had heard rumblings that the San Diego Padres were not even going to meet with Stephen Strasburg at this week’s Winter Meetings, and after seeing what he signed for, […] Stephen Strasburg signing shows why Padres have moved on - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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3 more moves to win the NL West

With the Winter Meetings underway this week, we look at three moves the San Diego Padres still need to make to finish the offseason. A.J. Preller has already been very active this offseason in improving the San Diego Padres roster for the upcoming 2020 season and beyond. Going into the offseason two areas of need […] San Diego Padres: 3 more moves to win the NL West - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Padres not playing at top of free agent market

The Padres, along with the Braves, have thus far born the brunt of the burden in stoking the hot stove fire, but San Diego doesn’t anticipate being players at the top of the free agent market, per The San Diego Union-Tribune’s Kevin Acee. Given the enormity of the task ahead of them – dethroning the Dodgers from their perch atop the NL West – it was natural to assume GM A.J. Preller might go for the hat trick and score another big-ticket free agent. Plus, hometown kid and confirmed...

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Reviewing Padres’ acquisitions so far

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A look back at this offseason’s roster moves in advance of this week’s Winter Meetings

It’s been a busy offseason for Padres GM AJ Preller, and things may get more interesting this week as the Winter Meetings kick off...right here in cloudy San Diego (the Manchester Hyatt, specifically, for those interested in some casual mid-day stalking opportunities).

Before Preller swings his long-awaited Mike Trout-for-twelve-prospects deal, let’s get...

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Remembering the Mark Loretta trade

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Padres acquired Doug Mirabelli from Boston before sending him right back

On this date in 2005, the Padres traded All-Star 2nd baseman Mark Loretta for backup catcher Doug Mirabelli. The move allowed the team to make room for heralded prospect Josh Barfield, at least for one season. Barfield would get traded a year later for equally unimpressive Kevin Kouzmanoff, but that’s a different story.

Of course, the funniest part would come a month into the...

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San Diego Padres 2020 MLB Winter Meetings Preview

We take a deep dive into what we could see from the San Diego Padres at this year’s annual MLB Winter Meetings, which is right in our backyard. A.J. Preller has already been busy this offseason making moves to try and make the San Diego Padres a contender in 2020. This may be the biggest […] San Diego Padres 2020 MLB Winter Meetings Preview - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Padres continue rebuild of outfiled in trade for Tommy Pham

The San Diego Padres have made yet another trade to address their outfield needs by acquiring Tommy Pham from the Tampa Bay Rays. Late Thursday night it was reported that the San Diego Padres traded Hunter Renfroe and Xavier Edwards to the Tampa Bay Rays for Tommy Pham and Jake Cronenworth. The deal is not […] Padres continue rebuild of outfiled in trade for Tommy Pham - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Report: Padres are trading for Tommy Pham

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The news was reported Jeff Passan

It has been reported that the Padres are trading OF Hunter Renfroe and MIF Xavier Edwards to the Rays for OF Tommy Pham and MIF Jake Cronenworth.

Last season, Pham hit .273 with 28 home runs, 68 RBIs, and 25 stolen bases. He is a talented player who will be an upgrade for the Padres. In Triple-A, Cronenworth hit .334 with 10 home runs and 45 RBIs. Cronenworth also pitched a few innings at Triple-A, so he could be a...

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Padres officially finalize coaching staff for 2020 season

The Padres have promoted Damion Easley to hitting coach, the team announced. Additionally, Skip Schumaker will take over as the Padres’ associate manager, and Rod Barajas will grab the reins as their catching and quality control coach. Easley, a longtime major league infielder, served as the Padres’ assistant hitting coach/infield coach in 2019. It was the first season on a major league staff for the 50-year-old Easley. Schumaker, an ex-major league utilityman, spent last season as the...

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