2:02 PM EST, Thu March 04, 2021

New Padres pitcher Yu Darvish's secret weapon is having so many of them

Yu Darvish throws 11 pitches, seven of them primarily, and is adding more all the time
Friars on Base Feb 26, 2021

Padres will let Yu Darvish unleash his 11-pitch arsenal as he pleases

Yu Darvish has perhaps the most extensive arsenal of pitches of any starting pitcher in the league. The San Diego Padres are well aware of that fact and will, rightfully, let the big right-hander call the shots when it comes to how he attacks hitters this season. After watching Darvish come into his own as […] Padres will let Yu Darvish unleash his 11-pitch arsenal as he pleases - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Padres notes: Yu Darvish sharp; Ryan Weathers, too; Austin Adams different

Yu Darvish throws 19 pitches in first live batting practice; Austin Adams trending up
Friars on Base Feb 21, 2021

Padres hoping for a resurgent season from Chris Paddack

It’s been a winter of pitching for AJ Preller and the San Diego Padres. First, it was the starting rotation, trading for Yu Darvish, Blake Snell and Joe Musgrove. Then, he turned his attention to the bullpen, bringing in Keone Kela and Mark Melancon. With all the new faces in the mix this spring, fans […] Padres hoping for a resurgent season from Chris Paddack - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Padres notes: Darvish and Nomo's splitter; preparing for first full-squad workout

Yu Darvish eager to pick Hideo Nomo's brain while he's in camp with the Padres

Padres notes: Mark Melancon chooses a winner; Yu Darvish having fun already

Mark Melancon concerned himself with pitching for a winner when he accepted a modest offer from the Padres
Friars on Base Feb 12, 2021

Padres: Clayton Kershaw weighs in on the Yu Darvish trade

Apparently, Clayton Kershaw wasn’t a fan of the Yu Darvish trade that took place between the Cubs and Padres. Well, that’s a shame. The Dodgers lefty and future Hall of Famer, in comments to the Los Angeles Times, covered an array of topics – including large market teams not putting an effort in when it comes […] Padres: Clayton Kershaw weighs in on the Yu Darvish trade - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Column: Dodgers boss Andrew Friedman on Padres: 'We've definitely noticed'

Roster upgrades of Trevor Bauer in L.A., Blake Snell and Yu Darvish in San Diego spice up Padres-Dodgers
Friars on Base Feb 10, 2021

Padres farm system still incredibly strong after flurry of trades

For most teams, trading for a trio of Cy Young-caliber arms and a promising middle-of-the-rotation starter in less than a year would decimate a farm system. That’s not the case in San Diego. Padres GM and president of baseball operations AJ Preller pulled off deals for Blake Snell, Yu Darvish, Mike Clevinger and Joe Musgrove […] Padres farm system still incredibly strong after flurry of trades - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Padres Player News

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    Blake Snell

    Padres notes: Blake Snell shows emotion in first spring game

  • 1

    Dinelson Lamet

    Padres optimistic on Dinelson Lamet’s health after bullpen

  • 1

    Mike Clevinger

    Column: Mike Clevinger's sunshine-y outlook returns as Padres launch into spring

  • 1

    Jake Cronenworth

    Padres' CJ Abrams, Jake Cronenworth, Gosuke Katoh have big days in loss to Brewers

  • 1

    Jose Castillo

    Padres get more bad news on the Jose Castillo front

  • Yu Darvish

    Cubs: Adbert Alzolay must be in the rotation from the jump

  • Manny Machado

    Borrow a Page Out of the Padres’ Book

  • Joe Musgrove

    Padres: Joe Musgrove will honor Jake Peavy by wearing #44

  • Mark Melancon

    Padres hoping for a resurgent season from Chris Paddack

  • Eric Hosmer

    Cubs 1, Padres 0: Doubling their pleasure