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Listen: On Friar Podcast – How Might MLB Look in 2020, With Matt Vasgersian

The former Padres play-by-play guy turned MLB Network and ESPN broadcaster weighs in on MLB negotiations, potential changes to the season, and his time working in San Diego.

Another week has gone by without clear progress toward a plan for the 2020 MLB season. Is it time to worry yet? Matt Vasgersian doesn't think so.

The former Padres broadcaster, now with MLB Network and ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball, joined Derek Togerson and Darnay Tripp in this week's episode of On Friar. He shared his thoughts on the state of the negotiations between MLB owners and players, and why he thinks - despite their differences - they'll ultimately come up with a plan.

"Let's envision a worst case scenario they don't play. The ramifications for the next five-to-ten years of the game aren't real great. I know both sides are aware of this and that's why I think they'll get something done."

Vasgersian also discussed the potential of a 50-game season, the issue he'd have with so few games, despite the entertainment value that could come with a 30-team sprint to the postseason.

Plus, he shared what he got wrong about Petco Park when it first opened. Also - what makes Fernando Tatis Jr. so fun, and what he appreciates about Tony Gwynn.

LISTEN: 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. Tap here to find On Friar wherever you listen to podcasts. 

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