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The case for Trent Grisham as an everyday player

We discuss the argument for outfielder Trent Grisham being an everyday player for the San Diego Padres. When the San Diego Padres made the trade for outfielder Trent Grisham it didn’t make a ton of sense to me. It’s not that that I thought highly of Luis Urias, but my initial thought was, “That’s all […] San Diego Padres: The case for Trent Grisham as an everyday player - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Craig Stammen stays with Padres for $9 million, 2-year deal

Reliever Craig Stammen finalized a $9 million, two-year contract to remain with the San Diego Padres

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Who’s the odd man out of the outfield picture?

The San Diego Padres have created a ton of depth in the outfield, but there are only so many positions to go around. Who will be the odd man out? One of the biggest tasks for San Diego Padres GM A.J. Preller this offseason is trying to figure out the situation in the outfield. Their […] San Diego Padres: Who’s the odd man out of the outfield picture? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Padres: Which non-roster invitees have best chance to make Opening Day roster

We take a look at which of the San Diego Padres non-roster invitees have the best chance to make the Opening Day roster out of Spring Training. It was announced on Thursday that the San Diego Padres have invited 27 players who are not on the team’s current 40-man roster to Spring Training. That group […] Padres: Which non-roster invitees have best chance to make Opening Day roster - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Padres Prospects: Luis Campusano ranks as fourth-best catching prospect

The San Diego Padres continue to see their prospects ranked highly in MLB Pipeline’s updated rankings with Luis Campusano among the best catchers MLB Pipeline continues to put out their Top 10 prospect list for each position and the San Diego Padres continue to make each list. On Tuesday it was Luis Patino being ranked […] Padres Prospects: Luis Campusano ranks as fourth-best catching prospect - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Who Is The Real Manny Machado?

During the Spring of 2019 the San Diego Padres shocked the baseball world with the signing of free agent Manny Machado to a 10 year, $300 million free agent contract. After a decade of mostly hopeless floundering in the bottom of the NL West, the San Diego Padres made a play to make themselves relevant […] San Diego Padres: Who Is The Real Manny Machado? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Padres sign once-promising righty Jerad Eickhoff to minors deal

The Padres have agreed to a minor-league deal with righty Jerad Eickhoff, the former Phillies hurler recently told Aaron Hancock of Indiana’s 14 News. Eickhoff adds that he received an invitation to participate in the MLB side of spring training. Now 29 years of age, Eickhoff broke in to the majors with aplomb back in 2015. He was again effective in the ensuing season, when he threw 197 1/3 innings of 3.65 ERA ball with 7.6 K/9 and 1.9 BB/9. To that stage of his career, Eickhoff seemed...

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Padres: With Josh Donaldson off the board trades should be coming

Now that the top free agent left has come off the board, expect the San Diego Padres and other teams to be much more active in trade talks. Things for the San Diego Padres and most have baseball have been pretty stagnant since the Winter Meetings when the top three free-agents came off the board. […] Padres: With Josh Donaldson off the board trades should be coming - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Padres Prospects: MacKeznie Gore remains top lefty prospect in the game

As MLB Pipeline continues to put out their updated rankings for the 2020 season, San Diego Padres prospect MacKenzie Gore remains at the top. There may not be more hype for a pitching prospect going into the 2020 season than for San Diego Padres lefty MacKenzie Gore. He finished the 2019 season ranked as the […] Padres Prospects: MacKeznie Gore remains top lefty prospect in the game - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Padres Prospects: Luis Patino ranked among 10 best RHP in baseball

MLB.com ranks San Diego Padres right-handed pitching prospect Luis  Patino as one of the best up-and-coming arms in all of baseball. It’s no secret to San Diego Padres fans that Luis Patino is a rising star in this game. Many believe he’ll make his Major League debut during the 2020 season. As MLB Pipeline prepares […] Padres Prospects: Luis Patino ranked among 10 best RHP in baseball - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Don’t forget Dinelson Lamet is a top of the rotation arm

We talk about San Diego Padres starting pitcher Dinelson Lamet and whether he is being talked about enough as a possible top of the rotation pitcher. When people discuss the future of the San Diego Padres starting pitching staff, I don’t think enough love is being given to Dinelson Lamet. Most people will talk about […] San Diego Padres: Don’t forget Dinelson Lamet is a top of the rotation arm - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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How does Houston Astros punishment affect San Diego Padres? Was it enough?

We look at how the punishment for the Houston Astros affects the San Diego Padres and whether or not the punishment was enough. The San Diego Padres and other teams should be furious with what the Houston Astros did, and Major League Baseball showed their displeasure by handing down their punishment on Monday. Houston GM […] How does Houston Astros punishment affect San Diego Padres? Was it enough? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Could San Diego Padres and New York Mets be potential trade partners

We look at whether or not the San Diego Padres and New York Mets could lineup as trade partners this offseason to help each other out. Earlier this offseason we looked at potential trade partners from the NL East with the San Diego Padres. At that time we mentioned Noah Syndergaard and Yoenis Cespedes as […] Could San Diego Padres and New York Mets be potential trade partners - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Excitement for San Diego Padres in full effect during 2020 FanFest

The annual baseball winter festival for the fans of the San Diego Padres takes place at Petco Park every year, just when the offseason seems to be going on forever. It reminds all the die hard baseball fans, and San Diego Padres fans in particular, that spring training is just around the corner and the […] Excitement for San Diego Padres in full effect during 2020 FanFest - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Projecting the 26 man roster in January

Spring Training is approaching fast, so we take a shot at predicting what the San Diego Padres 26-man roster could look like to open up the 2020 season. With Spring Training just five short weeks away, pitchers and catchers report on February 12, I expect General Manager AJ Preller to make more moves to bolster […] San Diego Padres: Projecting the 26 man roster in January - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Padres: What’s holding up Craig Stammen signing, is a move coming?

As this offseason lingers and we constantly check Twitter for San Diego Padres updates, let’s get into some speculation. It’s been almost a week since the announcement that the San Diego Padres are bringing back relief pitcher Craig Stammen. And before we go any further and before I get killed in the comments, this is […] Padres: What’s holding up Craig Stammen signing, is a move coming? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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San Diego Padres 2020 MLB Draft scouting profile: Spencer Torkelson

We begin our San Diego Padres 2020 MLB Draft scouting profiles by looking at the top power hitter in college baseball. As we and the San Diego Padres get ready for the 2020 MLB Draft we’ll put together numerous scouting profiles on players who the Padres could take with their first two picks. Someone who […] San Diego Padres 2020 MLB Draft scouting profile: Spencer Torkelson - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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San Diego Padres 2020 MLB Draft Guide and Strategy

With the baseball season quickly approaching we put together an easy to use 2020 MLB Draft Guide for the San Diego Padres. While we certainly didn’t get the results we were hoping for in 2019, the San Diego Padres do get a top 10 pick out of it in the upcoming 2020 MLB Draft. I […] San Diego Padres 2020 MLB Draft Guide and Strategy - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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San Diego Padres 2020 Bullpen: Best in Baseball

With the resigning of veteran pitcher Craig Stammen, the San Diego Padres appear to have completed building a bullpen that will be the envy of all of baseball. Lacking the financial flexibility or willingness to surrender top prospects, San Diego Padres General Manager AJ Preller has failed to add significant depth to the 2020 starting […] San Diego Padres 2020 Bullpen: Best in Baseball - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Realistic trade targets to bolster starting rotation

The San Diego Padres have had an active offseason, but starting pitching remains a question mark that should be addressed.  We take a look at some realistic options that the Padres could deal for that would answer the lingering questions. There are many things to like about the currently constructed version of the San Diego […] San Diego Padres: Realistic trade targets to bolster starting rotation - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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