A no-brainer. Rather than make this a mockery by dragging it out, let's just settle the score now. Chase Headley has been named MadFriars.com Player of the Year in San Antonio. There. Now we can get to the rest of the meat and potatoes.
October 19, 2007
Life in the minor leagues is brutal. After the initial euphoria of being drafted, players start to realize how many guys in the organization are vying for those very few twenty-five jobs on the big club. At any point in time the Padres have more than 150 players under contract at six different minor-league levels that are competing for maybe two or three jobs a year in San Diego.
October 5, 2007
Jack Cassel works two innings as the lone Portland All-Star. Brett Bonvechio is the offense that helps San Antonio get a blowout. Colt Morton is showing off his power. Eugene pulls out a big victory with the help of Mitch Canham. Drew Cumberland debuts but Euclides Viloria and Dylan Axelrod get tagged.
July 12, 2007
Jack Cassel – the power hitter? Pete Laforest hits two homers in a game for the third time this year. Brett Bonvechio goes yard for the fourth straight game. Zachary Brown bangs out two homers for the Eugene Emeralds, and Ray Stokes drives in four while John Hussey blanks the opposition.
June 20, 2007
Royce Huffman and Ray Chang keep their hot-hitting ways. Brett Bonvechio comes back with a bang – even though the rest of the offense is quiet. Manny Ayala is the first player in the minors to hit 10 wins. Sam Carter goes perfect and Daryl Jones goes yard again.
June 17, 2007
Tim Stauffer takes another loss. Brett Bonvechio turns a loss into a win for Mobile. Yordany Ramirez gets three hits but no other hitter in Lake Elsinore will play along. Will Venable homers and drives in three. Rolando Valdez picks up win number seven.
August 17, 2006