The Padres wanted Manny Machado to make them better ... and relevant. He did both in his first week in San Diego
In the 7-game opening homsetand of the 2019 season Machado showed off incredible defensive skills, rare power and a propensity to make fans of opposing teams (and opposing teams) hate him. He's the guy who gives San Diego an edge it's been lacking.
So is this a good thing? And why did that aspect of the game come up at all, anyway?
Those are just two of the topics covered this week in the #OnFriar podcast. NBC 7's Darnay Tripp and Derek Togerson talk about the week that was, including:
- Machado's eventful start
- Is Wil Myers going to hit like this all year?
- Don't change a thing, Franmil
- Pitchers who surprised (in a good and bad way)
- Is a substantial trade looming?
Plus we take a dive into Game of Thrones and why Derek thinks the new Joker movie is one of the worst cinematic ideas of all time. Thanks for listening and remember to subscribe and leave a review!
With NBC 7 San Diego's Darnay Tripp and Derek Togerson behind the mic, On Friar will cover all things San Diego Padres. Interviews, analysis, behind the scenes...the ups, downs, and everything in between. On Friar is available on your favorite podcast networks: iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher & Spotify.