• MLB Apr 1

    Will the Padres Win the World Series? A 2021 MLB Season Preview

    The off-season was crazy. The regular season should be even more insane. The Padres and Dodgers engaged in a literal arms race by adding high-profile aces, setting up what should be one of the most exciting division battles in baseball history. But will either one of them even win the National League pennant? There is plenty of depth in the…

  • MLB Feb 18

    LISTEN: #OnFriar Podcast … Padres Spring Training Starts With a BANG

    Padres pitchers and catchers reported to Spring Training in Peoria, AZ, and immediately the Friar Faithful were excited. New starter Blake Snell was talking about the bitter rivalry between the Dodgers and Padres (and himself after the World Series). Manager Jayce Tingler was talking about the expectations for San Diego’s stellar rotation and how the bullpen pieces would fit...

  • MLB Feb 4

    #OnFriar Podcast: How Tatis Jr. Got on the Cover of MLB The Show 21

    Padres superstar Fernando Tatis Jr. is quickly becoming the face of Major League Baseball. He just became the youngest player (and first Padre) to be on the cover of the MLB The Show 21 video game. It’s an interesting a bold move, especially because Tatis still hasn’t played a full 162-game season. Why did they go with El Nino?...

  • MLB Jan 22

    Padres, Profar Agree to New Contract

    Amid adding three quality starting pitchers and one of Korea’s best ballplayers, the Padres still had a couple of things to check off their to-do list. They can mow remove “add a quality bench piece,” as well. The Friars have agreed to a contract with Jurickson Profar for a reported three years and $21 million. Profar’s first year in...

  • MLB Jan 4

    10 Padres Predictions for 2021

    2020 was fun for Padres fans. 2021 is going to be better. San Diego was already among the popular picks to win the World Series. Then they went out of their minds in the final week of the year. According to Vegas oddsmakers the Padres were 12-1 shots to be champs on Christmas Day. That shot up to 7-1 on…

  • MLB Dec 7, 2020

    Padres Infield Well-Represented on All-MLB List

    The Padres had one of the best records in baseball during the regular season. You don’t do that without a bunch of really good players. On Sunday a bunch of those really good players got a nice feather in their caps. Major League Baseball’s All-MLB Team finalists were released. This is an honor voted on by fans and a...

  • baseball Nov 13, 2020

    #OnFriar Podcast: Padres Shut Out of Major Postseason Awards

    Jake Cronenworth finished 2nd in the National League Rookie of the Year voting. Jayce Tingler was also runner-up for the Manager of the Year. On Thursday, Manny Machado was a finalist for the NL MVP and finished a frustrating trifecta. Machado finished 3rd behind winner Freddie Freeman and runner-up Mookie Betts. Manny’s teammate, Fernando Tatis Jr., came in 4th...

  • MLB Nov 5, 2020

    LISTEN: OnFriar Podcast Talks Padres Free Agency

    MLB’s Hot Stove has been lit once more. The Padres have some roster decisions to make. Which free agents will they keep? Which ones should they keep? On this week’s episode of the OnFriar Podcast hosts Darnay Tripp and Derek Togerson rank the importance of each free agent and the likelihood of each one staying in San Diego. Speaking...

  • MLB Oct 29, 2020

    OnFriar Podast: A Botched World Series Call Could Change Baseball Forever

    Rays skipper Kevin Cash will be second-guessed for years for removing Blake Snell from Game 6. In fact, it was such a big decision that it could change the way the World Series is managed moving forward. On the OnFriar Podcast, former big league All-Star Bret Boone talks about moving back towards managing with your gut AND a stat sheet….

  • MLB Oct 15, 2020

    OnFriar Podcast: Padres G.M. Talks Elbows, Expectations and Extensions

    The Padres had a heck of a season, but they’re still not on the same level as the division-rival Dodgers. Or are they? Had their top two starters been available we might have seen a very different NLDS result. In this week’s OnFriar Podcast, we get an injury update on Mike Clevinger and Dinelson Lamet straight from the mouth...

  • MLB Oct 9, 2020

    #OnFriar Podcast Discusses the End of the Padres Season and A Promising Friars Future

    It did not end the way they wanted it to. But this is certainly not the end. The Padres lost three straight games to the Dodgers in the National League Division Series, the last one a blowout on a bullpen day that went haywire. Los Angeles is still the best in the west, and the entire National League. So how…

  • baseball Oct 2, 2020

    LISTEN: #OnFriar Podcast Padres Bats Erupt in Playoff Win

    The Padres were down 6-2 to the Cardinals in the 6th inning in an elimination game on Thursday night at Petco Park. Then Bebo happened. Fernando Tatis Jr. hit a 3-run home run that sent a bolt of lighting through the whole organization. The Friars went of a dinger binge, hitting 5 bombs in three innings, two each by Tatis…

  • baseball Sep 28, 2020

    LISTEN: #OnFriar Podcast Padres Playoffs Preview

    For the first time in 14 years the Padres get to play a post-season game. The team they played the last time they went to the playoffs is the team that’s waiting for them this time. The Cardinals earned the National League’s #5 seed on the final day of the regular season. In their three previous post-season meetings St. Louis…

  • MLB Aug 31, 2020

    Who Are These Guys? Breaking Down Padres Trade-A-Palooza

    In the span of about 48 hours the Padres were involved in trading a small village. It started on Saturday when they sent a couple of prospects to Kansas City for reliever Trevor Rosenthal and culminated (maybe) on Monday morning with a blockbuster that landed starter Mike Clevinger from Cleveland. All told, 24 players are switching uniforms, a wild weekend…

  • MLB Aug 29, 2020

    Padres Trade for Bullpen Help

    For the first time in a decade the Padres are nearing September as legitimate playoff contenders. On Saturday they made a move to shore up their most glaring insufficiency: the bullpen. The Friars swung a deal with the Royals, sending rookie outfielder Edward Olivares and a player to me named later to Kansas City in exchange for reliever Trevor Rosenthal….

  • MLB Aug 29, 2020

    Padres Pound Out 19 Hits in Colorado

    The Padres probably don’t want to keep falling behind early in games. But if they end up scoring 10 unanswered runs, it’s probably OK to do on occasion. The Friars fell behind the Rockies 4-0 in the first inning at Coors Field but their bats went bonkers in a 10-4 win on Friday night. Interestingly, San Diego, who entered...

  • MLB Aug 9, 2020

    Padres Blast 6 Home Runs in Win

    Fernando Tatis Jr. did not lead off a third straight game with a home run. Instead he waited until the 2nd inning to go deep and this time the Padres didn’t waste it. The Friars smashed six home runs, four of them off All-Star Madison Bumgarner, and starting pitcher Dinelson Lamet took a no-hitter into the 7th inning in...

  • MLB Aug 7, 2020

    LISTEN: Padres Expert Bill Center Puts Tatis Jr. Into Historical Perspective on #OnFriar Podcast

    Everyone in baseball knows what a special talent the Padres have in Fernando Tatis Jr. But just how good can the kid be? How about Rickey Henderson or even Tony Gwynn good. That’s not just us saying it. The person who’s covered more San Diego baseball games than anyone else on earth sees it, too. On this week’s OnFriar...

  • MLB Jul 4, 2020

    Padres Approach to 2020: Move Fast But be Safe

    The Padres only have three weeks to get ready for the 2020 season so players had better have come to Spring Training 2.0 in the best shape possible. It appears they’ve done that for the most part. “(I’ve been) getting pretty good feedback from the coaches, the strength coaches, the trainers, on what kind of shape they’re in,” says...

  • San Diego Padres Jun 25, 2020

    #OnFriar Podcast: What Will a 60-Game Season Look Like?

    Baseball, more than any other game, loves its statistics. When Roger Maris hit 61 home runs in 1961 baseball placed an * by it in the record books because he did it in a 162-game season and Babe Ruth hit 60 dingers in a 154 game season. So what are baseball’s stats going to look like in 2020 with a…

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