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Byrnes Can’t Be Serious About Benoit, Can He?

December 14th, 2013 (3)
Assuming the rumors of the Padres interest in UFA reliever Joaquin Benoit are accurate and the reports of their willingness to offer him two years at approximately $7MM per are true, consider me amongst the most befuddled Friar fans ...

Smith an Upgrade in the OF for Friars

December 8th, 2013 (2)
It looks like the Padres have made their “big splash” this winter in acquiring OF Seth Smith from Oakland in exchange for RP Luke Gregerson. Smith, 31, would appear to address the team’s stated desire to add a LH ...

Analyzing Padres Left-Handed Bat Search

November 12th, 2013 (6)
It seems as if the mystery of what the Padres are most likely going to target this offseason has been solved. Our friend and yours, Corey Brock of, wrote that the Padres were reasonably happy with their starting ...

Would Mark Trumbo Be a Worthwhile Get This Winter?

October 31st, 2013 (8)
As the World Series nears its conclusion the postseason is set to officially begin around MLB. Cue up the free agent and trade rumors. For us Friars fans we won’t be intently watching the free agent ticker as the ...

Friars Need to Be Smart and Trade Headley This Winter

October 28th, 2013 (2)
Should the Friars try to extend 3B Chase Headley or trade him? And if they decide the best course would be to move him, when does the club do that, this winter or ahead of the trade deadline? These ...

Byrnes Talks Progress, Future of Present Roster, Part I

September 16th, 2013 (0)
It’s safe to say the Padres season is over aside from their efforts to surpass the Giants and Rockies for 3rd place in the NL West. In fact, their campaign has been over since the club dropped nine straight ...