Padres starters keeping opponents grounded

A month into the season, the Padres' rotation has given its infielders quite the workout. On the whole, Padres starting pitchers have combined for a 55.1 percent ground-ball rate this season -- a remarkable number that's nearly 11 percentage points higher than the league average.
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San Diego Padres: Hard Work and Dedication Paying off for Schimpf

It is difficult to pinpoint exactly how San Diego Padres second baseman Ryan Schimpf has had the success he has, but his relentless pursuit of greatness ought not to be neglected. The San Diego Padres fell short yet again Friday night, suffering a difficult defeat on a late home run to the San Francisco Giants. […] San Diego Padres: Hard Work and Dedication Paying off for Schimpf...
Via Friars on Base
11 hours ago

Late homer sinks Padres in loss to Giants

Christian Arroyo continued to inject life into the Giants, shattering an eighth-inning tie Friday night with a leadoff home run in the eighth as San Francisco topped the San Diego Padres, 4-3.
23 hours ago

Left field for Padres is 'wide open' situation

In the wake of Travis Jankowski's foot injury, the Padres have started three different players in left field in as many nights. For now, the position remains a platoon. Going forward, however, Padres manager Andy Green wouldn't mind shifting away from that.
1 day ago

San Diego Padres: Christian Bethancourt to Focus on Pitching in Minors

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Christian Bethancourt To Continue Pitching In Triple-A

The Padres sent catcher/outfielder/reliever Christian Bethancourt outright to Triple-A earlier this week after he cleared waivers with the hope that he’d continue to hone his mound skills, and as Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union Tribune writes, Bethancourt has informed general manager A.J. Preller that he is indeed open to that. Bethancourt only recently began experimenting as...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

San Diego Padres: All Eyes on the Padres

With the NFL Draft taking center stage of the sports world this weekend, San Diego Padres fans have no choice but to stick with their baseball team for the first time. One of the most highly anticipated events in sports which doesn’t actually involve the literal playing of any sport is among us. The 2017 […] San Diego Padres: All Eyes on the Padres - Friars on Base - Friars on...
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3 days ago

Prospects on Deck: LHP Joey Lucchesi – Padres

The San Diego Padres drafted Joey Lucchesi in the 4th round of the 2016 MLB June Amateur draft from Southeast Missouri State University, in Cape Girardeau, MO. Lucchesi started his professional baseball career on June 20, 2016, with the Tri-City Dust Devils (Low A) in the Northwest League. In his first outing, he came on in relief and in three innings, allowed two earned runs on...
Via Legends On Deck
3 days ago

Padres Outright Christian Bethancourt

The Padres announced that utility man/reliever Christian Bethancourt has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A El Paso. In a corresponding move, the Friars have recalled infielder Cory Spangenberg from El Paso. The 25-year-old Bethancourt, once a top catching prospect with the Braves, began working out as a pitcher with the Padres this offseason and pitched in the Panamanian...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
4 days ago

San Diego Padres: 2B Prospects

With no current clear long term solution at the second base position for the San Diego Padres, we examine the prospects who will help anchor the future middle infield. While reviewing the shortstop prospects it became obvious that there is a lot of maneuvering in the Padres organization with their infield talent. Many of the […] San Diego Padres: 2B Prospects - Friars on Base ...
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4 days ago

Padres place OF Travis Jankowski on DL with foot injury

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5 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 MLB Draft: Hunter Greene Forcing His Way to the San Diego Padres?

Via FOX Sports
5 days ago

Padres put Jarred Cosart on DL with hamstring strain

Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Bush to pitch in closer role for Rangers

The Texas Rangers’ bullpen has been a disaster this season, and they will be turning to a new closer for the time being.Sam Dyson was placed on the disabled list by the Rangers Monday, a day after he had his fourth poor outing of the season. Dyson surrendered multiple runs in four of his six appearances this season, leading Texas to examine their 9th-inning situation.Rangers manager...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Wil Myers hits for the second cycle in San Diego Padres history

There isn’t going to be much to like about the 2017 San Diego Padres, but Wil Myers is certainly something to like. After a being a highly regarded prospect — with Tampa Bay — and having a couple of disappointing seasons, Myers hit 28 homers and was worth 3.8 WAR (per FanGraphs) in 2016 for the Padres. Myers is off to another tremendous start this season, with three homers...
Via The Comeback
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants sign OF Melvin Upton to minor league deal

The San Francisco Giants are hurting in the outfield with both Michael Morse and Mac Williamson injured. This led to the team signing veteran Drew Stubbs earlier in the week. Now, doubling down on the free-agent market, the Giants are reportedly signing outfielder Melvin Upton to a minor league deal. Upton, 32, was released by the Toronto Blue Jays prior to the start of the season...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Relegate the Padres, and Other Notes

Hey baseball fans, it’s time to recap the wonderful action that was Thursday. So, what have we got for you? Well, how about a point-by-point breakdown—game-by-game style? If you’re not feeling that, too bad. The train’s already left the station. SFG 3-9 ARI: Looks like ‘Shark’ got snakebit. Related: It’s not an even year, suckers. COL 2-1 MIL: The third bae-man strikes...
Via The Sports Post
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Clayton Richard, the Fascinating Find

On opening day, the Padres lost to the Dodgers by 11 runs, and the score makes the game seem closer than it was. It was more or less how the game was expected to go, and half the postgame stories revolved around the same narrative: It’s going to be a long season for San Diego. And, you know what, it probably will be a long season for San Diego. But after game number two, the Padres...
Via Fangraphs
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Bethancourt and Two-Way Players of the Past, Future

Christian Bethancourt made the Padres! This is exciting, because he’s making the team as a catcher and a reliever at the same time. His existence challenges norms in a sport that’s known for the specialized roles of its participants. That said, we’ll have to see if he’s more Brooks Kieschnick or more Kenley Jansen eventually. Because hitter-slash-pitcher Kieschnick was nearly...
Via Fangraphs
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw's 2017 salary more than Padres’ Opening Day roster

We know the Los Angeles Dodgers aren’t opposed to spending big money to stay competitive. The same cannot be said for the San Diego Padres, whose entire Opening Day roster makes less money than Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw.Kershaw’s 2017 salary is a cool $33 million. San Diego’s 25-man Opening Day roster will earn $28 million … combined.“The Padres, in a season...
Via Sportsnaut
26 days ago  |  Discuss

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