Schimpf sets Padres' rookie mark with 9th July HR

Padres second baseman Ryan Schimpf has set a franchise rookie record with nine home runs in a single calendar month.
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Padres Lose After Another Gem from Edwin Jackson

The Padres lost another game in the bottom of the 9th Saturday night, this time after Edwin Jackson kept them in the game against his former team the Washington Nationals with his second straight good start for the Padres. Ryan Schimpf homered for the Padres to up their home run streak to 21 consecutive games, […] Padres Lose After Another Gem from Edwin Jackson - Friars on Base...
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5 hours ago

Padres have homered in 21 straight games

Ryan Schimpf's two-run homer off Max Scherzer on Saturday night extended the Padres' streak of games with at least one home run to 21 straight games.
6 hours ago

Marlins, Astros join Andrew Cashner sweepstakes, others in too

The Marlins, Astros and others are trying hard for Padres right-hander Andrew Cashner, who’s enhanced his trade value with two excellent starts in a row and is all but certain to be traded. Word is that extra teams have entered the fray as Cashner has heated up. He allowed just seven hits and two runs […] The post Marlins, Astros join Andrew Cashner sweepstakes, others in too...
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7 hours ago

San Diego Padres trade rumors: Melvin on the move?

It has been perhaps the most fortunate resurrection since the days of the disciples. Coming off six strong seasons in Tampa Bay from 2007-2012, Melvin Upton Jr. was quickly establishing himself as one of the most promising up-and-coming offensive threats in the game.  He combined a quick, powerful stroke with breakneck base running to regularly challenge the 30 homer-30 steal mark...
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Ankle keeping recovering Ross off mound

Three weeks after tripping while doing exercises in his hotel room, Padres ace Tyson Ross still has not thrown off a mound.
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Padres agree to $7 million signing bonus for Cuban prospect

WASHINGTON (AP) Top Cuban prospect Jorge Ona and the San Diego Padres have agreed to a minor league contract with a $7 million signing bonus. The 19-year-old outfielder receives $4.9 million within 30 days of the deal's approval by the commissioner's office and $2.1 million on Jan. 15. The deal is pending a physical. Ona was ranked as the No. 8 international prospect of the 2016...
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Orioles, Padres reportedly talking trades of Melvin Upton, Cashner

The Baltimore Orioles are reportedly in the hunt for two players the San Diego Padres have put on the trade block. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Orioles are engaged in discussions with the Padres over outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. and pitcher Andrew Cashner. Source: #Orioles pursuing #Padres’ Cashner in addition to Upton. Separate deals. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal...
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Padres Have Ten Days to Go before Trade Deadline

AJ Preller and the Padres have ten days to make the best deal they can get for their players. It is NOT “IF” he will trade. It will be “who” and “when” that is for sure. As I mentioned in my post “AJ has a Plan, Part 2”, there are basically 5 players up for […] Padres Have Ten Days to Go before Trade Deadline - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres...
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1 day ago

SD 5, WSH 3: The Padres cannot stop hitting home runs

The combination of good pitching and homers is a delicious recipe for victory. So the San Diego Padres have now hit a home run in their last 20 games. The home run derby might have taken place in Petco Park with Wil Myers as the lone representative, but that hasn't stopped the rest of the team from participating in a derby of their own across the league. Setting the stage for the...
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Matt Kemp Leads Padres to Victory with 2 Home Runs

The Padres needed a win Friday night – and thanks to a great performance from Luis Perdomo and two Matt Kemp home runs – they got it. They won the game 5-3 over the Washington Nationals. The Padres just suffered four losses at the hands of the Cardinals, with Thursday’s after having a 4 run […] Matt Kemp Leads Padres to Victory with 2 Home Runs - Friars on Base - Friars on...
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Padres Telling Other Teams They Are Nearing Melvin Upton Trade

The Padres are telling other organizations that they are nearing a deal involving outfielder Melvin Upton, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports (via Twitter). The report does note that it “may ultimately be posturing” on San Diego’s part, so perhaps it’s worth taking with a grain of salt, but regardless it seems that the club could be pushing for action on the veteran...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
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Padres Preview: 07/22 Friars move on to D.C and try to end losing streak

After getting swept in a four-game set against the Cardinals, the Padres will try to get back in the win column this evening as they continue their road trip in D.C.  Luis Perdomo will get the start in the series opener against Tanner Roark and the Nationals. Perdomo only lasted 4 2/3 innings in his last start, allowing three earned runs on eight hits, including a home run, against...
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1 day ago

How to Raise Your Stock in 10 Days, Starring Andrew Cashner

Any team looking to acquire starting pitching at this year’s trade deadline is going to have to be prepared to take on some risk in the form of uncertainty. Rich Hill, long viewed as the prize of potentially available arms, is a 36-year-old former journeyman who only started pitching like the kind of arm you’d pay to acquire less than a year ago. Now, he’s recently been scratched...
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WATCH: Matt Holliday gets hit in face by a 95-mph fastball

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday left Thursday night’s game against the San Diego Padres after getting drilled right on the nose by an Andrew Cashner 95-mph fastball. Holliday stayed on his feet and walked to first base, before the Cardinals wisely chose to remove him from the game. Fortunately, Holliday suffered no fractures, and the Cardinals are referring to his...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Friedrich loses fourth straight, Padres flail against Cards

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Christian Friedrich's first start since the All-Star break was much like the last few, even with three additional days of rest.The San Diego Padres lefty didn't work deep into the game and lost his fourth consecutive outing in a 10-2 setback to the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night."My slider was probably my best pitch, but it was hit or miss," Friedrich said...
Via Associated Press
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Padres' Jackson loses no-hit try in 7th on Gillaspie's homer

SAN DIEGO (AP) San Diego Padres right-hander Edwin Jackson lost his no-hit bid by allowing a three-run homer to San Francisco's Conor Gillaspie with one out in the seventh inning Sunday. San Diego remains the only big league team without a no-hitter. The Padres played their first game in 1969. After striking out Brandon Crawford to open the seventh, Jackson bobbled Gregor Blanco...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres GM says teams asking about Melvin Upton Jr.

Melvin Upton Jr. has surprisingly resuscitated his career in 2016 to the point where he’s attracting trade interest from other teams. According to Padres general manager A.J. Preller, teams view Upton as a potential 30-homer, 30-steal player. Melvin Upton is "opening eyes'' with his play, #Padres GM AJ Preller says, and is attracting trade interest as a potential 30-30 player...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Second-Half Storylines

What an All-Star break that proved to be. Knowing that America’s Finest City was playing host to MLB’s All-Star festivities for the first time since 1992, fireworks were to be expected.  But those fireworks?  Wow. Padres prospect Manuel Margot robbing a home run in the Futures Game.  Greek God of Moonshots Giancarlo Stanton making Petco Park look like a Little League field...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Game: Pick Your Padres Core

Congratulations on your brand-new time machine! Don’t press any buttons just yet. There’s a reason you’ve been given this time machine. See, A.J. Preller’s done some things, and they’ve been fascinating. Fascinating because, since he took over as general manager of the San Diego Padres nearly two years ago to the day, he’s been like the Two-Face of GMs, just the handsome...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Pomeranz, Now With 50% More Pitches

I think we all love the idea of a hitter being taught by Barry Bonds, or a pitcher being taught by Pedro Martinez. It’s because we can’t help but imagine those icons might in some way be able to convey their baseballing essence. In reality, it doesn’t work like that. Pedro wasn’t Pedro because of some career lesson; he was Pedro because he simply threw his pitches better...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark-Paul Gosselaar on FOX’s Pitch: “The story is amazing; baseball’s the backdrop”

Pitch, a new drama set to premiere on September 22 on FOX, tells the story of Ginny Baker, the first woman to play in Major League Baseball. Baker’s reluctant mentor as she makes history for the San Diego Padres (yes, the real Padres because the show is being produced with full support of MLB), is grizzled veteran catcher Mike Lawson, played by Mark-Paul Gosselaar. We caught up...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

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