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2018 MVP, Rookie Of The Year, Cy Young

With the 2018 San Diego Padres season behind us, let’s discuss who is worthy of a few end of season awards. As the adage goes, absence makes the heart grow fonder, right? After witnessing one of the worst offensive performances in franchise history this season, San Diego Padres fans could use this offseason to step away […] San Diego Padres: 2018 MVP, Rookie Of The Year, Cy Young - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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San Diego Padres 2018 Review: Outfielder Franchy Cordero

Part three of our San Diego Padres offseason roster review continues with a look at one of the more exciting position players on the roster. Oh, the season 2018 could have been for San Diego Padres outfielder Franchy Cordero. After winning the Rookie of the Year and MVP awards in the Dominican Winter League last […] San Diego Padres 2018 Review: Outfielder Franchy Cordero - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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NLCS Game Thread: Brewers vs Dodgers 10/15/2018

Game time: 4:39pm PT

TV: FS1

Radio: MLB At-Bat

Today's Lineups Lorenzo Cain - CF Joc Pederson - LF Christian Yelich - RF Max Muncy - 1B Ryan Braun - LF Justin Turner - 3B Travis Shaw - 2B Manny Machado - SS Jesus Aguilar - 1B Cody Bellinger - CF Mike Moustakas - 3B Yasiel Puig - RF Erik Kratz - C Yasmani Grandal - C Orlando Arcia - SS Enrique Hernandez - 2B Jhoulys Chacin - RHP Walker Buehler - RHP

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ALCS Game Thread: Astros vs Red Sox 10/14/2018

Game time: 4:10pm PT

TV: TBS

Radio: MLB AtBat

Today's Lineups George Springer - CF Mookie Betts - RF Jose Altuve - 2B Andrew Benintendi - LF Alex Bregman - 3B J.D. Martinez - DH Yuli Gurriel - 1B Xander Bogaerts - SS Tyler White - DH Steve Pearce - 1B Marwin Gonzalez - LF Rafael Devers - 3B Carlos Correa - SS Ian Kinsler - 2B Martin Maldonado - C Jackie Bradley - CF Josh Reddick - RF Christian Vazquez - C

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Prospects Begin Play In Venezuelan Winter League

A number of San Diego Padres prospects have made their way down to Venezuela for winter ball. One of the best things about baseball is that it never ends. While Major League Baseball begins to wind down the 2018 season, a large percentage of MiLB and many MLB players have made the journey south for […] San Diego Padres: Prospects Begin Play In Venezuelan Winter League - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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League Championship Series Game Thread 10/13/2018

Game: Dodgers at Brewers First pitch: 1:09 PM PT TV: FOX Radio: MLB At-Bat Today's Lineups Chris Taylor - CF Lorenzo Cain - CF Justin Turner - 3B Christian Yelich - RF David Freese - 1B Ryan Braun - LF Manny Machado - SS Jesus Aguilar - 1B Matt Kemp - LF Mike Moustakas - 3B Enrique Hernandez - 2B Travis Shaw - 2B Yasiel Puig - RF Erik Kratz - C Austin Barnes - C Orlando Arcia - SS Hyun-Jin Ryu - LHP Wade Miley - LHP

Game: Astros at Red Sox First pitch: 5:09 PM PT TV:...

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Sonny Gray Is For Sale, Should The Padres Buy?

The New York Yankees have announced that Sonny Gray is for sale, but is he a fit for the San Diego Padres? Let’s fire up the rumor mill, shall we? In his end of season press conference, after an exhilarating series against the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman let the league […] San Diego Padres: Sonny Gray Is For Sale, Should The Padres Buy? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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NLCS Game Thread: Dodgers vs Brewers 10/12/2018

Game time: 5:09pm PT

TV: FS1

Radio: MLB At-Bat

Today's Lineups Chris Taylor - LF Lorenzo Cain - CF Justin Turner - 3B Christian Yelich - RF David Freese - 1B Ryan Braun - LF Manny Machado - SS Jesus Aguilar - 1B Matt Kemp - RF Hernan Perez - 2B Enrique Hernandez - 2B Mike Moustakas - 3B Cody Bellinger - CF Manny Pina - C Yasmani Grandal - C Orlando Arcia - SS Clayton Kershaw - LHP Gio Gonzalez - LHP

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San Diego Padres 2018 Review: Starting Pitcher Dinelson Lamet

Arguably, the best starting pitcher on the San Diego Padres roster didn’t suit up in 2018. We’re going to continue to fill the void between playoff baseball and what is sure to be a busy offseason for the San Diego Padres by taking a look at another Friar who did not see the field in […] San Diego Padres 2018 Review: Starting Pitcher Dinelson Lamet - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Jose Torres Released, Carter Capps Elects Free Agency

There’s been more movement with the San Diego Padres roster. Finally, the San Diego Padres will not be connected to left-handed pitcher José Torres. After designating him for assignment last week, Torres has cleared waivers and the Padres have effectively released the pitcher from their roster. Torres is now a free agent. Torres did not […] San Diego Padres: Jose Torres Released, Carter Capps Elects Free Agency - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News,...

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Here's what Padres did in the AFL on Thursday

Here's a team-by-team breakdown of how all 30 teams' prospects fared in Arizona Fall League action on Thursday.

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This day in 1998: Braves beat Padres to stay alive in NLCS

Atlanta’s bats came alive, giving Dennis Martinez his final MLB win

Six innings into Game 4 of the 1998 NLCS it looked like the underdog Padres would be putting the Braves to rest in the most efficient way possible, but the ailing Atlanta offense was resuscitated in the seventh inning thanks to the work of Doctors Hamilton, Myers, and Miceli. The six runs scored in the top of the seventh inning were enough to buy the Braves another day of life.

The game looked like more of the same from...

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Pipeline names Padres' Prospects of the Year

Fernando Tatis Jr., the No. 2 prospect in baseball, was touted as the Padres' best hitting prospect by MLB Pipeline, while right-hander Chris Paddack -- in his return season from Tommy John surgery -- took home the honor as the top pitcher.

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San Diego Padres 2018 Review: Outfielder Alex Dickerson

Our 2018 San Diego Padres In Review series begins with a few players who never stepped on the field in 2018. Are you missing San Diego Padres baseball yet? It has been a few weeks since Manuel Margot scored the winning run of game 162 for the Friars and the attention of fans is quickly […] San Diego Padres 2018 Review: Outfielder Alex Dickerson - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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This day in 1998: Padres beat Braves to take 3-0 lead in NLCS

20 years ago today, San Diego beat Atlanta 4-1

Twenty years ago today, the Padres moved one step closer to the franchise’s second National League championship, taking a 3-0 series lead in their NLCS matchup with the favored Braves. Sterling Hitchcock earned his first win of the series by outperforming four-time Cy Young Award winner Greg Maddux just days after getting a victory over Randy Johnson in the NLDS. San Diego’s offense put up four runs but two would have sufficed as Atlanta...

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Reyes, Paddack, Radke Nominated For MiLB Awards

Get out to vote, San Diego Padres fans. It’s time to vote for the 2018 MiLBYS! Not ready to completely give up the minor league baseball season? Well, there’s good news for fans of MiLB and San Diego Padres prospects as voting for the 2018 MiLBYS is underway over at MiLB.com. Fans can vote for 13 […] San Diego Padres: Reyes, Paddack, Radke Nominated For MiLB Awards - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Outfielder Matt Szczur Elects Free Agency

San Diego Padres outfielder Matt Szczur has elected for free agency. Per Matt Eddy of Baseball America, San Diego Padres outfielder Matt Szczur has elected for free agency ahead of the 2019 offseason. The Padres designated Szczur for assignment on July 1st after appearing in 57 games for San Diego as a reserve outfielder. He hit .187 […] San Diego Padres: Outfielder Matt Szczur Elects Free Agency - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Padres fire hitting coach Stairs after subpar year

First-year hitting coach Matt Stairs was fired by the San Diego Padres on Tuesday after the team's offense ranked at the bottom of the majors in key categories.

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Padres part ways with coaches Stairs, Johnson

The Padres' well-chronicled struggles to put runners on the basepaths prompted the front office to steer in a direction that it hopes will lead to improved hitting, particularly with a lineup they believe will have far more potential in 2019. On Tuesday, MLB.com learned that hitting coach Matt Stairs and infielders coach Josh Johnson will not return next season after the club wasn't able to take the improved strides it had hoped for.

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Padres will not retain Matt Stairs or Josh Johnson for 2019

The Padres continue their carousel of hitting coaches.

In offseason news that is probably surprising to no one who follows the hitting coach foibles of the San Diego Padres, news leaked via Darren Smith on Twitter and Kevin Acee via the SDUT that hitting coach/former Friar Matt Stairs and infield coach Josh Johnson will not be retained for 2019. The team has not made a formal announcement at the time of this writing.

Though the stats might be the bottom line on the release of Matt Stairs...

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