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Analyzing the Josh Johnson Gamble

Just because the Josh Johnson experiment failed doesn’t mean it was the wrong move this past offseason. Padre fans are annoyed and disappointed right now.  I get it.  Potential staff ace, Josh Johnson, needs Tommy John surgery and will not throw a pitch this year (and possibly ever) for the Padres. Then, the comments began: […]Full Article

Roster Moves: The “X” Man Returns

  What Y’all Should Know:  –       Carlos Quentin is officially moved to the 15-day disabled list –       Tommy Medica and Xavier Nady make the opening day roster –       Padres ...Full Article

Thoughts On Jim Bowden’s “Missing Links”

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 ...Full Article

The line-up won’t change

The everyday line-up is coming back almost exactly the way it was intended to be last year.  Questions, conjectures and all.  So, before we progress any further with our ...Full Article

Padres GM Josh Byrnes Discusses Off-Season Needs

Josh Byrnes joined former GM Jim Bowden and discussed team needs heading into the offseason.  Coming off another 76-86 season, Padres fans are wondering if the Friars are going ...Full Article

Daily Friar 7.9.13

Are you still with me Padres fans? I know this has been quite the rough stretch, but things have to come to an end eventually right. I know that ...Full Article