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8-3 After Eleven Games!!!

Coming out of Spring Training, I would have never imagined that the Friars would start off 8-3.  Nice start, and they’ve come through in the clutch too.  Two 6-5 wins in NY and the 8-7 comeback in Philly.  Jim Lefebvre just might be the answer to the Padres batting woes.  We’ll see what happens when … Continue reading »

Scott Miller’s 2009 Padres Outlook

Scott Miller of CBSSport.com just completed his outlook for the Padres 2009 season.  If you haven’t read it yet, let’s just say that he’s not very optimistic.  Some quotes: The franchise continues hemorrhaging credibility the way a hemophiliac gushes blood. “They’re not a major-league team,” one National League scout says quietly. “They’ve got some talented … Continue reading »

Padres Player News: Heath Bell Gets Fit With Nintendo Wii

This is probably one of the more interesting stories to come out of Padres spring training.  With talks between Trevor Hoffman and the Padres at a standstill this past winter, Heath Bell knew he might have a shot at taking over as the new closer.  So he spent the offseason in a new, albeit unique training … Continue reading »

Playing Catch Up

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Finally back from sea.  Lots of stuff to catch up on.  I stopped posting at the end of December because of my Vegas vacation, which was a blast.  If you ever have a chance to stay at the Encore Hotel, I highly recommend it.  The Chargers won me some money with their victory over the … Continue reading »

Khalil Greene Traded to St. Louis

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Well, the Padres made a move to shake up their roster and shed some payroll.  However the move did not involve Jake Peavy, the subject of many trade rumors the past several days.  Instead the Padres traded shortstop Khalil Greene to the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for two pitchers.  One of the pitchers apparently … Continue reading »

Wally Joyner Resigns as Padres Hitting Coach

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This is becoming a Friar tradition.  For the third time in as many years, the Padres will have to look for a new hitting coach.  Last year, Wally Joyner stepped in to replace the fired Merv Rettenmund.  Rettenmund replaced Dave Magadan as the Padres hitting coach in 2006.  Magadan, as some of you may know, … Continue reading »

Kouzmanoff Breaks Record Held By Gene Tenace

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Congratulations to Padres 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff for setting a new Padres team record.  He was hit by a pitch for the 14th time this season.  This broke the old Padre season record established way back in 1977 by Gene Tenace.  For those of you too young to remember Tenace, he was immortalized in a quote … Continue reading »

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