• Padres November 11, 2021 7:55 am

    A.J. Preller Addresses Major Padres Topics at GM Meetings

    On Wednesday Padres President of Baseball Operations A.J. Preller spent more than a half hour talking with reporters about his club at MLB’s GM Meetings in Carlsbad. Here’s some of what Preller had to say about his roster and players that could factor heavily into the team’s near future. On trade rumors surrounding first baseman Eric Hosmer: “Eric brings...

  • Padres August 26, 2021 8:49 pm

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Staying Optimistic With Eno Sarris

    Having slept off a late night gut punch loss to the Dodgers, Derek and Darnay get some words of encouragement from Eno Sarris of The Athletic. They discuss reasons for hope amid the team’s slump. Eno shares his insight on why a loaded Padres lineup has struggled to produce, as well as the presence of Adam Frazier and Eric...

  • Padres August 5, 2021 6:49 pm

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Overreactions and Postseason Possibilities with Jessica Kleinschmidt

    The guys are joined by Jessica Kleinschmidt of NBC Sports Bay Area to assess the club following injuries, an underwhelming trade deadline and more so-so play. They share some overreactions to a tough week. What’s the most likely key to success or source of shortcoming for the Friars in October? The bullpen has been mostly good – they discuss how…

  • MLB July 19, 2021 11:53 pm

    Padres Closer Dinelson Lamet? It Could Happen

    Padres manager Jayce Tingler says injured starting pitcher Dinelson Lamet had a good day of work on Monday. Lamet is trying to come back the forearm inflammation that landed him back on the Injured List. A year ago, Lamet finished 4th in the National League Cy Young Award voting after a fantastic season as a starter. In 2021, he might…

  • Padres July 15, 2021 8:39 pm

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Ups, Downs and What it All Means as the Second Half Arrives

    The dust has settled on the All-Star break and the second half is upon us. Derek and Darnay take inventory of the ups and downs so far in 2021 – from the bullpen to struggling stars, health issues and second year studs. After assessing the good and bad from the first half they discuss the position the Padres are in…

  • Padres July 1, 2021 10:13 pm

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Ranking the Most Valuable Padres

    We are past the midway point of the 2021 MLB season, and have gotten a pretty good grasp of what this team is all about. So who are the Most Valuable Padres? Derek and Darnay started by taking one player off the board, then ranked their top-five, with a few honorable mention selections as well. Where do Manny and Yu…

  • MLB June 20, 2021 11:32 pm

    Happy Padres Day! Friars Finish 4-Game Sweep of Cincinnati

    The Reds came to San Diego as one of the hottest teams in baseball, winners of six straight games. The Padres came home from a road trip on the struggle bus after a 1-5 stretch punctuated by and a sweep at the hands of the miserable Colorado Rockies. But there’s something about playing in front of a full house...

  • Padres June 9, 2021 5:57 am

    Davies Silences Former Team, Cubs Top Padres 7-1

     Zach Davies allowed just one hit in six scoreless innings, Anthony Rizzo homered and drove in four runs, and Patrick Wisdom went deep again for the Chicago Cubs as they defeated the San Diego Padres 7-1 Tuesday night. Willson Contreras also homered for the Cubs, who have beaten the Padres four times in five games in a span of...

  • Padres May 6, 2021 11:26 pm

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – The Bright Side of these Imperfect Padres with Kyle Glaser

    Baseball America’s Kyle Glaser joins the guys to explain why fans should feel really good about where the Padres are, despite the challenges they’ve faced through 32 games. Derek and Darnay ask him about the brilliance of Yu Darvish, before they turn their attention to the bullpen and Tim Hill. What needs to happen for MacKenzie Gore to get...

  • MLB April 23, 2021 12:05 am

    Lamet to 10-day IL … But Padres Optimistic on Health of One of Their Aces

    The bad news is Padres starter Dinelson Lamet, one of the best starting pitchers in baseball, is going on the 10-day Injured List. Lamet left Wednesday’s game against the Brewers with forearm tightness in his pitching arm after just two innings. The good news is, he might not be injured that badly. “Lamet feels very, very good. The plan...

  • MLB April 22, 2021 9:39 pm

    LISTEN: OnFriar Podcast Explains Why 2021 HAS to Turn Around for the Padres

    Right now, things are not good for the Friar Faithful. Coming off a 1-5 homestand where the offense disappeared and another starting pitcher might have been lost for the season the Padres sit at 10-10 on the season. Given all the off-season hype surrounding this team a .500 record feels like it might as well be 3-17. But, do not…

  • MLB April 22, 2021 3:39 am

    Brewers Sweep Padres: San Diego Manager Jayce Tingler Ejected In 4-2 Loss

    The San Diego Padres lost 4-2 to the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday at Petco Park, and the defeat may have came with a serious cost. Padres starting pitcher Dinelson Lamet, in his first start of the season,  left after the second inning with right forearm tightness.  That is troubling because Lamet’s 2020 season was cut short by right forearm issues,...

  • MLB April 21, 2021 10:45 pm

    Padres RHP Lamet Exits Comeback Start With Forearm Tightness

    Padres right-hander Dinelson Lamet has left his season debut after two scoreless innings due to right forearm tightness

  • Padres April 16, 2021 12:02 am

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Tatis Looks Good, Lamet and Dodgers Coming to Town

    The Padres closed out their first road trip on a solid note, and now the fun begins. Derek and Darnay pass along some promising updates on Dinelson Lamet and Fernando Tatis Jr., who appear ready to rejoin the team soon. Derek shared some of headlines from his chat with Padres CEO Erik Greupner about Petco Park capacity and giveaways. Then…

  • Padres March 31, 2021 10:00 pm

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Pitching Ninja on Darvish and the Padres' Filthy Rotation

    He’s the man behind one of the best baseball accounts on social media, and he loves the Padres’ pitching staff. Rob Friedman of Pitching Ninja fame joins the pod to share his thoughts on a rotation filled with aces. Derek and Darnay begin with some thoughts on Tatis’ injury scare, and Lamet’s spring debut. Then Rob joins the conversation...

  • Padres March 18, 2021 10:28 pm

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Managing Expectations with Bernie Wilson

    With so much hype surrounding the Padres, Bernie Wilson joins the guys to temper expectations for the 2021 season. The longtime Associated Press beat writer compares the level of excitement around this Padres team to 1998, and explains some of the challenges facing this year’s squad. They discuss the Tatis deal, rising payroll, and Peter Seidler’s willingness to spend. Bernie…

  • Padres March 5, 2021 1:12 am

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Cactus League Takeaways with Bob Scanlan

    Instead of real games with fake fans, we’ve finally got fake games with real fans. With the action underway in Arizona, Fox Sports San Diego Field Reporter Bob Scanlan joins the pod to share his takeaways from Spring Training. They discuss the return of fans before sharing what they’ve seen from MacKenzie Gore, Ha-Seong Kim, and CJ Abrams. Plus,...

  • Padres February 17, 2021 5:07 am

    Lamet and Kim, Talent and Depth: Padres Spring Training Storylines

    Arizona will have the attention of Padres fans starting Wednesday, when pitchers and catchers report for spring training. Some, like reliever Dan Altavilla, have already checked into Peoria, in advance of what may be the most highly anticipated season in club history. The massive expectations are due to what they did last year – piecing together a winner; posting the…

  • Padres January 28, 2021 11:42 pm

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Predicting the Padres 2021 Stat Leaders

    Who’s going to lead the Padres in homers in 2021? What about OPS and innings pitched? Derek and Darnay took a stab at what players might pace the Friars. First things first, they discussed the return of Jurickson Profar and what makes him a good fit. Then they turn their attention to the guys they expect to put up big…

  • Padres December 18, 2020 4:26 am

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Preller's Offseason Update and a Padres Holiday Wish List

    After hearing from A.J. Preller this week, Derek and Darnay passed along his insight on the key storylines of the Padres offseason. From talks of a big contract for Tatis, to the decision to bring back Tommy Pham. Pitching continues to be a major topic, Preller gave an update on Dinelson Lamet and shared his thoughts on Chris Paddack,...

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