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Kemp Acquisition Nice First Step But Another Bat (At Least) Needed

December 12th, 2014 (1)
The long-awaited and ultimately successful pursuit of Matt Kemp is easily the Friars biggest acquisition since perhaps the trade that brought Kevin Brown to San Diego over a decade-and-a-half ago. Needing bats in the worst way, freshman GM AJ ...

Friars Should Take Run At Cuban FA OF Tomas

September 21st, 2014 (1)
I think I speak for all Padres fans when I say I want the club to pursue an acquisition for a legitimate big bat this winter. Not an injury-prone, defensive liability entering the decline phase of what has been ...

Trades Are Coming But No Firesale Is Imminent

June 24th, 2014 (0)
Whether you agree with the decision to fire Josh Byrnes or not, something needed to be done to change the culture of losing that is taking hold of this organization. The Byrnes termination is certainly not going to be ...

Padres Finally Act, Fire GM Byrnes

June 22nd, 2014 (0)
With the season all but lost and the calls for change from fans reaching a level ownership could no longer ignore, the Friars finally acted by relieving EVP/GM Josh Byrnes of his duties earlier today. A GM “committee” consisting ...

Luebke Injury Underscores Byrnes’ Failed Strategy

February 9th, 2014 (1)
The Padres on Tuesday received some bad news regarding talented, not-so-young-anymore, LH pitcher Cory Luebke, when it was revealed the hurler was going to undergo a second reconstructive surgery on his left elbow. Luebke already sat out all of ...

Thoughts On Jim Bowden’s “Missing Links”

January 16th, 2014 (1)
ESPN’s Jim Bowden, the former general manager of the Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals, recently wrote a two-part post listing each major league club’s “missing link.” Part I covered the National League, Part II the American and Bowden includes ...