Catch an all new episode of Padres and Pints Social Hour! This week Rick and Chris are joined by the legendary duo, Jesse Agler and Bill Center at Mike Hess Brewing. Apparently it wasn’t wise to have a trash company sponsor your guests.

On a serious note, watch the entire interview with Jesse and the Mike Hess Brewing crew this Friday at Padres Public!

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San Diego Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner gets tangled up trying to catch a throwing ring during activity prior to batting practice warmups a baseball game in San Diego, Saturday, July 13, 2013.
(AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner had some memorable performances in 2014. Just imagine what he would have done if he hadn’t spent nearly 3 months on the disabled list or had some run support.

Well, A.J. Preller appears to have solved that run support problem, at least on paper, so it’s all on Cashner for 2015.

Inspired by a new Friarwire feature by Bill Center, here are ten things you probably didn’t know about Cashner. And you didn’t know them because they are totally not true. I completely made them up. If you believe that they could be even remotely factual, that’s your problem. Because as far as I know — I did no research — they are not at all.

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UTI1783095_t837Starting pitcher Tyson Ross improved upon the success of his 2013 Padres debut with an NL All-Star appearance selection in 2014. As a key member of the Padres rotation, fans are looking for more big things from Ross in 2015.

Inspired by a new Friarwire feature by Bill Center, here are ten things you probably didn’t know about Ross. And you didn’t know them because they are totally not true. I completely made them up. If you believe that they could be even remotely factual, that’s your problem. Because as far as I know — I did no research — they are not at all.

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“Um, guys? I don’t think this jersey is in my size.”

Justin Upton, the new left fielder and projected cleanup hitter for the Padres, was acquired via trade by “Rockstar GM” A.J. Preller in one of many moves to improve the anemic Friars offense of last season.

Inspired by a new Friarwire feature by Bill Center, here are ten things you probably didn’t know about Upton. And you didn’t know them because they are totally not true. I completely made them up. If you believe that they could be even remotely factual, that’s your problem. Because as far as I know — I did no research — they are not at all.

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james-shieldsJames Shields, the new anchor of the Padres starting rotation, was arguably this offseason’s biggest acquisition by “Rockstar GM” A.J. Preller.

Inspired by a new Friarwire feature by Bill Center, here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about Shields. And you didn’t know them because they are totally not true. I completely made them up. If you believe that they could be even remotely factual, that’s your problem. Because as far as I know — I did no research — they are not at all.

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"<strongMatt Kemp, the new Padres right fielder, was acquired this offseason by GM A.J. Preller after much wheeling, dealing, and laptop shopping.

Inspired by a new Friarwire feature by Bill Center, here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about Kemp. And you didn’t know them because they are totally not true. I completely made them up. If you believe that they could be true facts, that’s your problem. Because as far as I know — I did not do any research — they are not remotely true in the least.

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“We’re going to have to stay late again. Of course you know, we have pizza because they deliver. We can get fried chicken, hamburgers with cheese. We’ll need donations. No, really, you owe me money anyway. You don’t deserve the grades you’re getting.”
Jaime Escalante, Stand and Deliver

billcenter_t120In yesterday’s UT San Diego, soon-to-retire Padres beat writer Bill Center graded the 2013 San Diego Padres.

Let’s have a look at his grades, and whether or not I agree with them.

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Since no one else wants to do this, I guess I’ll keep going. This week Sez Bill talks roster moves, front office changes, and rants. Lots and lots of rants.

All the quotes are in their original form. Nothing has been corrected, added, or otherwise modified (despite the Chrome browser telling me to correct ALL the spelling errors). My commentary is in italics.

Enjoy!

Well, maybe enjoy is the wrong word…

Tolerate!

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