MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: July 20

Despite a tough loss in San Antonio a good night for the big club and their affiliates. The Storm's Rico Noel has a walk-off hit to go along with his 68th stolen base of the season and the Emeralds have some pitching up in the Northwest League.
July 21, 2012

MadFriars' Farm Report: July 3

Keyvius Sampson had his best outing of the year as he led the Missions to a 2-0 win, their ninth straight win, and the Storm keep on rolling as well behind centerfielder Rico Noel's 58th stolen base of the year.
July 4, 2012

MadFriars' Farm Report: May 5

Only the Storm failed to win on a big day for the Padres system. A very big day for Tucson's Matt Clark who went 5-6 with two home runs and two doubles in a doubleheader sweep by the T-Padres. The Missions also got home run happy on the road and Fort Wayne's Matt Wisler gets his first victory.
May 6, 2012

MadFriars' Pitchers of the Month: April

The good news was Tucson's Casey Kelly pitched great in his two starts but hasn't returned to the mound as the team wants to be very careful with a sore elbow. A big reason for the Storm's winning record this month was the solid performances they got from their starters and maybe the best closer in the system.
May 5, 2012

MadFriars' Preview: 2012 Lake Elsinore Storm

Synopsis: Offensively the Fort Wayne team that is moving to Lake Elsinore was the most exciting group that was in San Diego's organization last year, a great mix of speed and power. If the starting pitching can hold, this will be not only a very fun team to watch but hopefully an indicator of the future in PETCO.
April 3, 2012

Padres' 2011 NWL Pitcher of the Year

Summary: The Emeralds got the type of pitching one would expect from a team with the best record in the Northwest League: solid. John Barbato was considered the top prospect and, although he struggled with consistency at times, ended up showing flashes of the potential that earned him the big signing bonus in 2010.
October 3, 2011

Eugene, Vancouver series tied at 1-1

Eugene, Or: The Eugene Emeralds were unable to clinch a berth in the Championship round, losing 10-3 to the Vancouver Canadians Tuesday night. The Canadians broke it open in the sixth, scoring eight runs on six hits.
September 7, 2011