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

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 Preller has demonstrated he isn’t afraid to push large amounts of the team’s limited chips into […]Full Article

(Extremely) Quick Reaction to Matt Kemp

I wanted very much to hate the Matt Kemp trade, but I am finding it hard to do so because of some of the following observations: About Kemp: — ...Full Article

2003 MLB Re-Draft: Padres Select Nick Markakis

  Keith Law of ESPN decided to redraft 2003.  With the 4th overall selection OF Nick Markakis was the Padres pick (original pick Tim Stauffer).  From the 2003 draft, ...Full Article

Five Good Things : Chavez Sweep Edition

He y’all it’s me again here to bring you five good things from the Padres sweep of the hated Dodgers in their own home. Surprisingly it was hard to ...Full Article

Adrian Gonzalez – “I Bleed Dodger Blue”

Even while in San Diego, it always seemed like Adrian Gonzalez would not be happy.  Small market, big park, no national love.  One of the greatest hitters in Padres ...Full Article

Daily Friar 1.5.13

I love days like today. People are writing articles about the Padres and are sparking interest in the club yet again. As I am typing this up I am ...Full Article