• Padres Aug 5

    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…

  • Padres Aug 5

    A's Come Back in 9th Inning, Walk Off on Padres in 10th

    Matt Olson hit a two-run, walk-off double in the 10th inning and the Oakland Athletics rallied past the San Diego Padres 5-4 on Wednesday. The A’s scored twice in the ninth with two outs off closer Mark Melancon to tie it at 3. After San Diego scored a run in the top of the 10th off Lou Trivino (4-4) to…

  • MLB Jul 5

    Padres Sending 4 to MLB All-Star Game

    We knew Fernando Tatis Jr. was starting the All-Star Game for the Padres. He was voted in by the fans. On Sunday we found out the players and coaches really like what the Padres are doing. Three more Friars were named to the All-Star team through voting by their peers: pitchers Yu Darvish and Mark Melancon, and infielder Jake Cronenworth,…

  • Padres Jul 1

    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…

  • Padres Apr 12

    Morejon Exits Early, Bullpen and Blasts Lead Padres to Win

    Adrian Morejon left after 16 pitches due to an elbow/forearm strain. Craig Stammen spearheaded an impressive effort from the Padres pen. Trent Grisham and Manny Machado homered, Craig Stammen led a parade of six effective San Diego relievers after starter Adrian Morejon left early with an injury, and the Padres beat the Texas Rangers 2-0 on Sunday for a three-game…

  • Padres Apr 8

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Tatis' Injury and Promising Signs From a Tough Week

    The guys try to find the bright side on the heels of a rough few days for the Padres. Derek and Darnay discuss the injury to Fernando Tatis Jr., the questions it presents going forward, and some potential options for filling the void at shortstop. They assess the season-opening homestand and the sliding scale of expectations, before launching into the…

  • MLB Feb 12

    Padres Bolster Bullpen

    After adding to their bench (Ha-Seong Kim, Jurickson Profar) and starting rotation (everyone not named Trevor Bauer) the Padres had just one thing left on their off-season to-do list: Deepen the bullpen. They can cross that off, too. The Friars have agreed to a reported one year deal with 35-year-old Mark Melancon, pending a physical. Financial terms were not readily…

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