MadFriars' Spring Training 2014: Day 3

The AA and AAA teams were in action in Peoria today against, as is the case of many of the games on the minor league backfields of Peoria, the Seattle Mariners - the Padres inter-league competition and rivals for the coveted "Veder Cup."
March 23, 2014

MadFriars Daily Farm Report: June 22

The Missions bullpen continues to dominate and SS Jace Peterson is having his best month in Eugene. And the Padres might have another catching prospect in Eugene.
June 23, 2013

MadFriars' Preview: '13 Tucson Padres

Synopsis: This is a classic Triple-A team with some prospects, others that are blocked and some guys trying to work their way back. The thin desert air and near cement infield at Kino Stadium in the summer months make this very much a hitter's paradise but not as much as some of the other stadiums in the PCL South.
April 3, 2013

Minor League Camp Report: March 23

Padres vs. Royals - AA/AAA games LHP Clayton Richard and RHP Luke Gregerson both got innings at the beginning of the two games today. Gregerson looked a little better than Richards but its foolish to see much into performances of established major league pitchers on the back fields of a minor league complex.
March 23, 2013

Randy Smith on the 2012 Tucson Padres

We caught up with Randy Smith, the Padres' Director of Player Development and International Scouting from his headquarters in Peoria, Arizona for the final segment of our six part interview on the top prospects in the system.
October 18, 2012

MadFriars' Announcer Series: Tucson

Tim Hagerty is the current broadcaster for the Tucson Padres and has been involved with the Padres' minor league teams since 2004 starting with the old Idaho Padres of the Pioneer League when he was straight out of school.
October 17, 2012

2012 MadFriars' PCL Pitcher of the Year

Summary: Despite having the best position prospect in the Padres' system, the Tucson Padres struggled for the second straight year, posting a 56-88 record. They finished second-from-the-bottom in the 16 team Pacific Coast League, ultimately one of the reasons that manager Terry Kennedy and pitching coach Steve Weber won't be back next season.
October 16, 2012

MadFriars' Pitchers of the Month: June

With many of the big name prospects on the disabled list several of the more unheralded pitchers have stepped up. Keep an eye on Burch Smith of Lake Elsinore and Matt Wisler of Fort Wayne both of whom should make top prospect lists in 2013.
July 5, 2012