The Idaho Falls team went 24-52 in 2003 and the Padres have another club, Eugene, in a short season league. The Padres felt the competition level was a little too high for the players they were sending there and instead the team will return to the Arizona Summer League in 2004, fielding a team out of their training base in Peoria.
The Royals were operating two rookie clubs in Arizona and sought to place a team in a more competitive rookie league. The Padres were accommodating and released Idaho Falls from the final year of a four-year affiliation contract.
Idaho Falls No More
MadFriars Top Stories
MadFriars Daily Farm Report: June 24While the AZL-2 club got underway with a victory in Phoenix, the Chihuahuas and Lake Elsinore were playing plenty of extra innings.
MadFriarsYesterday at 10:20 PM
MadFriars Daily Farm Report: June 22The second half of the season is upon us and the TinCaps and Storm were back in action Thursday. 2/5 of the Padres’ rotation were rehabbing as Jered Weaver pitched for El Paso and…
MadFriarsFriday at 12:00 AM
MadFriars’ Preview: 2017 Tri-City Dust DevilsTri-City should be the showcase for the Padres offseason international signings led by Adrian Morejon and Luis Almanazar.
MadFriarsWednesday at 10:20 AM
MLB.com's Jim Callis on the Padres' DraftJim Callis has been working as a baseball reporter/analyst since 1988, when he graduated from the University of Georgia and began with Baseball America.
MadFriarsTuesday at 4:43 PM