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Happy Golden Birthday, GLB

Khalil Greene got spotted at the Rock Bottom Brewery over the weekend by my wife’s excited cousin, Sara. He was with a hot blonde girl. Sara waited until blondie got up to use the rest room and she made her move, getting his autograph on a coaster. I think this somehow bodes well for the Padres this season.

Entitled “Khalil at Rock Bottom,” the paragraph above constituted the very first blog post in Gaslamp Ball history, written by Dex. At the time, the blog was called “Padres Fans...

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San Diego Padres recently met with Manny Machado

Manny Machado remains unsigned as pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training, but he still has interest from several clubs. One team with interest is the San Diego Padres, who flew to Miami to meet with Machado within the past week, according the San Diego Union-Tribune’s Kevin Acee. Whether the Padres have offered Machado a contract is unknown, but the NL West squad has interest in the infielder as well as Bryce Harper. Neither player appears close to signing with a team, with a...

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Padres met with Manny Machado

The Padres held a meeting earlier this week with star free agent Manny Machado, according to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune. It does not appear that an agreement is imminent, but it seems fair to say that there’s still serious interest from the San Diego organization. While the Friars have long been connected to Machado, it has never been clear how serious the team was about pulling off a surprise blockbuster. As the club continues to look for ways to move from a rebuilding...

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Manny Machado Rumors: Padres GM Met with Star; Previously Met with Bryce Harper

San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller flew to Miami within the last week to meet with free-agent third baseman Manny Machado , according to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune ...

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You’re 14 years old, Gaslamp Ball!

It stands to reason that in the grand pantheon of “stuff on the Internet” that hitting 14 years of existence is truly remarkable. Given our ever-shrinking attention spans and irascible need for the latest and greatest ways to interact with each other, the idea that Gaslamp Ball is turning 14 today says something special about the people in it and the people who stop by for their daily dose of Padres misery baseball.

I wish I had a better memory of when I started making Gaslamp a daily...

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Projecting payrolls: San Diego Padres

As we still wait for new teams for Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, let’s move on to the 14th team payroll projection. Below find the links to the earlier posts in this series. Philadelphia Phillies,  Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, Minnesota Twins, Milwaukee Brewers, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, New York Mets. If you have questions about financial information made available to the...

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Report: Padres lefty Brad Wieck had surgery for testicular cancer

Padres lefty Brad Wieck was diagnosed with testicular cancer earlier this year, reports AJ Cassavell of MLB.coms. The 27-year-old hurler had surgery soon after. Fortunately, Wieck's prognosis appears to be good, though it’s obviously something that will be watched closely by doctors.  While Wieck, 27, will be building to full strength during training camp, it seems his outlook on the field also remains promising. He could return to the hill in the next few weeks, reportedly, and could...

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Happy Pitchers & Catchers Report Day!

Baseball is back with pitchers and catchers reporting to Peoria today.

It’s time to shake off the frost from a long winter’s slumber. The cold stove of the offseason did nothing to keep baseball fans warm, but today the sun rises to the anticipated pops of baseballs against worn leather mitts.

Baseball is back!

Good morning, Friar faithful!#PadresST is back ?? pic.twitter.com/ydLpoB5vOc

— San Diego Padres (@Padres) February 13, 2019

Many new and familiar faces will begin to dot...

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Projected 25-Man Roster for Lake Elsinore Storm

In our second article taking a look at the San Diego Padres minor league roster projections, we will look at the team about an hour and half up the I-15 North. The Lake Elsinore Storm. While most of our Friar family anxiously awaits word on a possible franchise altering signing for the San Diego Padres, […] San Diego Padres: Projected 25-Man Roster for Lake Elsinore Storm - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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A.J. Ellis reportedly set to join Padres In baseball ops role

The Padres have agreed to hire A.J. Ellis as a special assistant to GM A.J. Preller’s baseball operations department, according to MLB.com’s AJ Cassavell (via Twitter). Ellis’ precise role remains to be seen, but it obviously will not be as a uniformed player. He’ll wrap up his playing career after spending parts of 11 seasons in the majors. It’s at least a bit of a surprise to see Ellis hang up his spikes now. After all, he turned in 183 plate appearances of .272/.378/.344 hitting...

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Padres aggressively pursuing Manny Machado

The San Diego Padres have been keeping tabs on superstar free agents Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, and reports are still indicating that their interest is serious. The expectation remains that the Philadelphia Phillies will sign one of Harper or Machado, but Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Padres are pursuing Machado more aggressively than Philly. However, there is a difference between making aggressive pitches to a free agent and offering the most money. If the Phillies...

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MLB, MLBPA discuss rule changes

In the midst of the collective bargaining are some proposed rule changes that could affect the league in big ways.

In the midst of discussions for the new collective bargaining agreement between Major League Baseball and the MLB Player’s Association are new rule discussions since leaked by sources in on the talks. While some of the proposed new rules are nothing surprising and are generally pace of play adjustments championed by Commissioner Rob Manfred there have been snippets of larger...

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Don’t blame Franmil Reyes for being a dangerous hitter.

Don’t blame Franmil Reyes for being a dangerous hitter. Blame an ESPN writer for irresponsible reporting of one of baseball’s most tragic moments.

In an awkward case of timing, Franmil Reyes has been mentioned in two articles that describe the Padres slugger as dangerous, but in different contexts. One is quite complimentary, while the other may have been a case of bad reporting but unfortunately brings Franmil into the shadow of a dark moment for baseball.

Last night, Jeff Sullivan...

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TFHS: Spring Training 2019

Or: The Last Navy Cap

The snoozefest that was the Super Bowl has come and gone to the delight of baseball fans emerging from the long winter’s nap: baseball is nigh!

As per usual the coming of Spring Training has fans ready to hit the fields in Arizona and Florida to see their teams begin a new campaign with familiar and new faces abound. Atop the heads of those players are the newest designs made specifically for Spring Training games and for those of my ilk to plunk our coin down...

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What if?

What if the Padres signed Manny Machado? How about Bryce Harper? What if they traded for JT Realmuto?

It’s been a quiet offseason when it comes to actual transactions, but the Padres have been active in conversations with just about everyone. Three names have dominated the rumor mill, and rightfully so. The Padres have expressed interest in both of the game’s biggest free agents in Manny Machado and Bryce Harper, and they’ve engaged in trade talks involving JT Realmuto. How...

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Pads & Ends 02/01

does...does this thing still run?

In a tribute to friend and fellow Gaslamper Joe Lanek, here’s a collection of links and ramblings from the recent happenings around the Padres and in other news. While I lack the sharp wit and effortlessness of words that my good pal possesses I might be able to get this car running again. Let’s get into it.

So we gotta start with some tunes, and I’d be doing a disservice to our Manager if I didn’t throw out this:

If you haven’t heard The...

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Report: Padres, Mets among teams interested in Gio Gonzalez

The Padres have been connected to a number of high-profile names over the past week — Manny Machado, Bryce Harper, J.T. Realmuto — and MLB.com’s Jon Morosi now adds that they’re also considering free-agent lefty Gio Gonzalez. The Mets, too, have maintained contact with Scott Boras regarding Gonzalez, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports (via Twitter). Gonzalez, 33, has made 31 or more starts in all but one season dating back to 2010, with the lone exception being a 2014 campaign...

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Around the Horn: Padres' youthful rotation

With Spring Training on the horizon, MLB.com is taking an in-depth look at the 2019 Padres, breaking the team down position by position. Today, we preview the San Diego starting pitchers.

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Sources: Padres meeting with Harper in Vegas

The Padres' quiet offseason is quiet no more. San Diego brass will meet with superstar free agent Bryce Harper on Thursday night in Las Vegas, sources told MLB.com. MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal was first to report on the meeting.

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MLB hot stove: Blue Jays sign SS Freddy Galvis to 1-year deal

Freddy Galvis hit .248 with 13 home runs and 67 RBIs for the Padres last season.

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