Padres' Robbie Erlin undergoing TJ surgery

San Diego Padres' reliever Robbie Erlin will have Tommy John Surgery tomorrow.
May 3, 2016

Chihuahuas 2016 Season Preview

A look at the El Paso Chihuahuas, who will be led by top San Diego Padres prospects Austin Hedges and Manuel Margot
April 7, 2016

2015 MadFriars Chihuahuas Pitcher of the Year

In their second season since relocating from Tucson, the Chihuahuas surged in the second half push to make the playoffs before losing to the Astros’ loaded Fresno Grizzlies affiliate in the first round. A trio of thirty-something hurlers started 82 games for El Paso, which had a 4.57 team ERA good for second-best among the six desert clubs that give the PCL its offense-friendly reputation.
October 22, 2015

MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: September 5

El Paso sweeps a double-header and the Missions are starting to catch some breaks with a 2-1 win. Fort Wayne has another walk-off and Tri-Cities wins their fifth straight. On the negative side, Lake Elsinore is now 42 games under .500.
September 5, 2015

MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: August 16

The TinCaps rally for five in the bottom of the ninth, the Chihuahuas roll behind Robbie Erlin and Bryan Rodriguez turns in a gem for San Antonio.
August 16, 2015

MadFriars Daily Farm Report: May 19

El Paso's bats fall silent after a big game the night before and Butler struggles in his AA debut. Lemond got hit again for Lake Elsinore and the move of Franchy Cordero off of shortstop looks permanent in Fort Wayne. Through it all, Travis Jankowski keeps on hitting.
May 20, 2015

MadFriars Daily Farm Report: April 26

A trickle-down effect of the strong major league club is having plenty of viable big league players who are powering the best team in the PCL's Pacific Division. In San Antonio, another late loss as the bullpen continues to falter. The Cal League's only teenage pitcher dominates for the Storm while a disappointing early run for Fort Wayne continues.
April 26, 2015

MadFriars' Top 20 for 2014

One of the main reasons why the Padres could be a sleeper club this season is because of their pitching depth particularly at the AAA level for their new affiliate in El Paso. Both Burch Smith and Robbie Erlin would be in major league rotations elsewhere and combined with five other Top 20 pitchers there will be a wealth of talent on the mound in the Sun City.
March 13, 2014