MadFriars' Farm Report: July 7

There must be some type of special magic on players bats when they arrive in Lake Elsinore because everyone is hitting for the Storm. A rare tough night offensively in Las Vegas for the T-Padres and the Missions offense is bolstered by the return of two players. Another strong outing by Matt Wisler in Fort Wayne.
July 8, 2012

MadFriars' Player of the Month: May

Matt Clark and Rymer Liriano had major bounced back in a big way in May. Lee Orr proved a lot of people wrong in Fort Wayne but May belonged to San Antonio's recently departed Music Man who took his act to Tucson.
June 5, 2012

Padres Prospects: Make or Break

It can be considered a make or break year for several San Diego Padres prospects. There is a relation between age and prospect status, as well as the time given to a prospect before the organization begins to sour on their "potential". looks at one position player and one pitcher from each full-season level.
April 15, 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' 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

Padres' 2011 Texas League Player of the Year

Summary: The Missions won their second Texas League championship since becoming affiliated with San Diego this year. The last one came in 2008 when the team featured future Padres Chase Headley, Nick Hundley and Will Venable.
October 23, 2011

Minor League Recap for July 15

Whether it was a walk-off for the Storm, a late inning rally for Tucson, or the AZL club running away, there were plenty of late inning heroics to go around as the system pulled off a sweep Friday night.
July 16, 2011

Minor League Recap for June 5

Tucson and Elsinore were both routed on Sunday, but San Antonio continued to show a flair for the dramatic and the TinCaps rode another strong starting pitching performance to the victory.
June 6, 2011