• MLB April 3, 2022 1:57 pm

    Padres Add More Pitching, Trade For A's Lefty Manaea

    As 2022 Spring Training nears its end, the Padres knew they had a surplus of starting pitchers in camp. They also remember what happened in 2021, when they basically ran out of arms with six weeks left in the season. It appears they are not going to let that happen again. On Sunday the Padres sent a pair of minor…

  • MLB March 28, 2022 9:15 pm

    Padres Trade for Dodgers Outfielder

    For most of the off-season (non-lockout, of course) and all of Spring Training the Padres have been on the hunt for outfield depth. On Monday they got some from a somewhat surprising place. For just the 5th time in franchise history the Padres made a trade with the Dodgers. San Diego acquired outfielder Matt Beaty in exchange for minor league…

  • MLB March 25, 2022 6:35 pm

    Padres Make Spring Training Roster Moves

    With 13 days to go until Opening Day the Padres made a slew of roster moves on Friday. Most of them were not unexpected. The Friars sent a slew of pitchers to either minor league training camp or to minor league affiliates. The most recognizable name is San Diego native Daniel Camarena, the lefty who hit a grand slam off…

  • MLB March 18, 2022 6:40 pm

    Gore Shines, Padres Win Cactus League Opener

    At the start of 2021 MacKenzie Gore was the #1 pitching prospect in baseball. Then he had all kinds of command issues in a disastrous season where he had to leave the minor leagues and work at the team’s training facility. On Friday, Gore started the Padres Cactus League opener against the Mariners. He only went two innings, your textbook…

  • MLB March 18, 2022 12:15 pm

    Padres Swing a Trade for Yankees Slugger Luke Voit

    The Padres are fully aware of the fact they need to add more offense. They knew that even before Fernando Tatis Jr., who had wrist surgery this week, would miss three months (at least). They missed out in their bids for free agents Nelson Cruz, Seiya Suzuki and Freddie Freeman, and didn’t really make a push for Kyle Schwarber...

  • baseball March 13, 2022 3:14 pm

    Padres Spring Training Preview: 5 Things to Watch For in 2022

    For Padres fans the first half of 2021 was pretty awesome. The second part, however, stunk. A(nother) late-season collapse put them under .500 for the year, not the place anyone in the baseball world expected this obscenely talented roster to be. On Monday big league camp finally starts up again. With each new year comes new question and this season…

  • MLB March 11, 2022 2:55 pm

    Here's The San Diego Padres' Revised Spring Training Schedule

    Spring Training is starting about a month later than expected but there will still be a healthy dose of Cactus League games. The Padres new exhibition schedule was revealed on Friday and they’ll get 18 outings to prepare for the 2022 regular season. They start, as they usually do, at the Peoria Sports Complex against their roommates the Seattle Mariners…

  • MLB March 11, 2022 8:35 am

    How to Watch MLB 2022 Spring Training

    Spring Training is on the horizon now that the MLB and MLBPA have negotiated a deal. Here’s everything you need to know about what is coming up.

  • baseball February 16, 2022 5:31 am

    No Bats, No Balls, No Fans: Pitchers, Catchers Don't Report to Spring Training as MLB Lockout Continues

    Spring training is failing to start on schedule for the first time since 1995, victim of a lockout that stretches into its 77th day Wednesday

  • MLB March 28, 2021 4:19 pm

    Musgrove Does it All in Final Padres Spring Training Start

    For the most part, Padres pitchers have not been swinging the bat during Cactus League play. Joe Musgrove bucked that trend in a big way on Sunday. In his final Spring Training start Musgrove threw 5.0 no-hit innings, striking out six and walking two in a 3-3 tie with Cleveland. The Grossmont High School alum was better with a bat…

  • MLB March 27, 2021 3:04 pm

    Snell Super Sharp in Final Padres Spring Training Start

    The last time Blake Snell took the Cactus League mound he didn’t allow a run, but also didn’t get through four innings against the Angels. Afterwards he said he wasn’t happy with three walks and what he called inconsistency. The Padres left-handed ace fixed what was ailing him and more. On Saturday, Snell went 5.0 innings and allowed just...

  • baseball March 26, 2021 6:34 pm

    6 Days From Opening Day, Padres Trim Roster

    The Padres can only keep 26 players on their Opening Day roster. So, they’re entering the part of Spring Training where they have a lot of tough conversations. On Friday the Friars optioned right-hander Anderson Espinoza to Double-A San Antonio. Espinoza is working his way back from a 2nd Tommy John (elbow reconstruction) surgery and has gotten widely popular reviews…

  • Padres March 24, 2021 7:11 pm

    Tatis Feeling Good, Expected to Return Soon From Shoulder Injury

    Padres fans let out a collective groan Tuesday afternoon, which was followed by a sigh of relief Wednesday. After fielding a ground ball and making a throw to first base during the Padres’ Cactus League game against the Reds, Fernando Tatis Jr. immediately walked off the field. A day later, manager Jayce Tingler said the superstar shortstop is feeling good….

  • MLB March 21, 2021 5:10 pm

    Padres Ace Blake Snell Challenges Angels on Sunday, Himself Every Day

    The Padres beat the Angels 4-1 on Sunday afternoon at the Peoria Sports Complex. 2nd baseman Jake Cronenworth continued his solid Spring showing with a double, a walk and two runs batted in. However, as is the case with all Cactus League games, the final score is insignificant. What’s important is how the projected starting lineup is looking. Lefty...

  • MLB March 20, 2021 11:02 pm

    Padres Rookie Weathers Shows Promise in Tie With Dodgers

    With the Padres likely keeping ace Dinelson Lamet off the Opening Day roster as they give him plenty of time to recover from last season’s arm issues the Friars have three young starters in the mix to open the season as the 5th starter. Adrian Morejon seems to have the inside track but Ryan Weathers and MacKenzie Gore can...

  • MLB March 14, 2021 4:25 pm

    Padres Catcher Nola Out With Broken Finger

    When the Padres traded for catcher Austin Nola last August, one of the positive qualities we heard about was his toughness. They were definitely not lying. Nola fractured a finger on his glove hand when he caught a foul tip in Saturday’s Cactus League game against the Diamondbacks. We didn’t know this until Sunday because Nola didn’t pull himself...

  • MLB March 11, 2021 3:38 pm

    Padres Walk Off With a Cactus League Win

    It had to happen eventually. Padres pitchers projected to make up the 2021 starting rotation started Cactus League play with 11 shutout innings. That string was snapped on Thursday against Cleveland but the Friars still won 5-4. Grossmont High School alum Joe Musgrove made the longest Spring Training start by any Padres starter, going 3.0 innings. After a scoreless first…

  • Padres March 11, 2021 2:04 pm

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Spring Training Trends and Signs of Hope

    There is hope on the horizon, with three weeks to go until Opening Day. Derek and Darnay reflect on the last year, then discuss the possibility of fans in the stands at Opening Day. What did we learn this week from team CEO Erik Greupner? Then they turn their attention to the action on the field, and what to make…

  • MLB March 7, 2021 3:11 pm

    Darvish Dazzles in Padres Debut

    One of the few unknowns about the Padres during Spring Training 2021 is who the Opening Day starting pitcher will be. There are plenty of options, with four different guys on the roster who’ve done it before. After one trip through the rotation we don’t have much clarity on that. Everyone has looked fantastic. Yu Darvish made his case...

  • Padres March 4, 2021 5:12 pm

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Cactus League Takeaways with Bob Scanlan

    Instead of real games with fake fans, we’ve finally got fake games with real fans. With the action underway in Arizona, Fox Sports San Diego Field Reporter Bob Scanlan joins the pod to share his takeaways from Spring Training. They discuss the return of fans before sharing what they’ve seen from MacKenzie Gore, Ha-Seong Kim, and CJ Abrams. Plus,...

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