Braves acquire Collmenter, Wieland

The Atlanta Braves are making an effort for next season as they have acquired two decent quality starting pitchers.
September 14, 2016

MadFriars' Top 30 2013: Jay Edition

You've seen the personal top 30 lists from John and Ben. Now get a look at the final installment of our individual rankings before we enter Thunderdome to battle over the final MadFriars list.
November 26, 2012

MadFriars' Top 30 2013: Davey Edition

Baseball prospect rankings can be very subjective. Sure the first five to ten prospects are roughly the same, but what makes them interesting are those final ten to fifteen rankings.
November 18, 2012

MadFriars' Preview: 2012 Tucson Padres

Synopsis: Offensively the T-Padres will be led by James Darnell, Matt Clark and Blake Tekotte while on the mound Casey Kelly and Joe Wieland are as good as anyone in the PCL. With the system's all-time saves leader Brad Brach closing out games this will be a strong team as long as the talent sticks around.
April 5, 2012

MadFriars' Off-season: Robbie Erlin

LHP Robbie Erlin, 21, was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the third round of the 2009 out of Scotts Valley High School in the Santa Cruz, California area. Erlin came to the Padres at the end of July along with his teammate RHP Joe Wieland for Mike Adams, one of the top relief pitchers in the game.
January 31, 2012

Top 30 for 2012 - Conniff Edition

Every year when the top prospect lists would come out I would immediately scan to see where certain players were ranked, disagreeing that the writer either put them too high or too low.
November 17, 2011

Questions for Randy Smith – Texas League

In 2009 the Fort Wayne TinCaps were one of the best teams in the minor leagues winning 100 games behind a prospect laden team featuring Jaff Decker, Blake Tekotte, Simon Castro, Anthony Bass and Brad Brach.
October 26, 2011

MadFriars' Announcer Series: Mike Saeger

Mike Saeger, along with Roy Acuff, broadcasts the San Antonio Missions baseball. While Roy has been broadcasting Texas League ball games for the past twenty-four years and with San Antonio since 1988.
October 25, 2011