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Tough situation with Cabrera

August 7th, 2013 (2)
Everth Cabrera, San Diego’s sole representative at this season’s All-Star game, has been lost for the season to suspension for violation of MLB’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. According to Cabrera, the violation occurred at a time when ...

The Direction of the Padres Front Office

July 30th, 2013 (7)
Okay, this may wind up being a bit of a rant. Hang with me. There will be a point. I haven’t written a piece for Friarhood in a long time. In fact, I just recently got a text from ...

A Quack in the Hand Worth Two in the Bush?

June 19th, 2013 (1)
My head is sort of spinning with the many various ways I can begin a piece on a player named Kevin Quackenbush. So much so, in fact, that I think I’ll just let it speak for itself: Quackenbush. There, ...

Will Venable be Worth It?

May 20th, 2013 (8)
Let me start by saying that I like Will Venable. A lot. I’ve met him and have read a good deal about him. There’s lots to like. Outside the clubhouse, Venable has many intangibles. He’s active in the community, ...

The Quentin Quandary

April 22nd, 2013 (3)
On December 31, 2011 the San Diego Padres made some waves by trading pitchers Simon Castro and Pedro Hernandez to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for Carlos Quentin. The outfielding slugger finished the 2011 season with a slash ...

Three for the Show: Relief Pitching

March 27th, 2013 (0)
In the immortal words of Huey Lewis: This is it! The tenth and final piece in the series is here. Whew! I have concluded my identification of the top three players at each position in the Padres’ minor league ...