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Daily Friar 3.15.12 

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The Padres had a very good outing yesterday as both squads one their games. But as we get closer to the beginning of the season reality comes into check. There were more cuts today as some players were sent back to the minor league facilities. The names should be of no surprise as it mostly top prospects that need a bit more seasoning before they make the big club. However, they are names you should keep in the back of your mind because they will be returning sooner or later. Here are your Padres links for today:
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Edinson Volquez looks to be the key piece for the Padres in 2012 –
“But Volquez might well be the most important piece for 2012, as the Padres, starving for innings-eaters in the rotation, think the 28-year-old right-hander can revert back to form he had in 2008 when he won 17 games for the Reds, pitched 196 innings and made the National League All-Star team.”

Padres split squad score two impressive road wins – Union Tribune
“But the Padres on Wednesday split their squad in two parts, sent both halves on the road and won two games while hitting five homers and shutting out the reigning National League West champion Diamondbacks.”

Finally healthy, Blanks hopes to earn spot on the bench – NCT
“The math is working against Kyle Blanks, but he hopes the final numbers work in his favor.”

Thinning The Room – Follow The Padres
“The Padres did just that on Thursday, moving eight players over to the Minor League side: Pitchers Erik Hamren,



About the author: Matt Rennick

Born and raised in San Diego and a Padres fan since day one. On that fateful night of September 6, 1989 when I came into this world, the game was on in the delivery room and the Padres beat the Astros and I have been forever engrained with Padre blood. I have followed sports my whole life and have written the Daily Friar for over a year and enjoy bringing all of you the news each morning.