• San Diego Padres Aug 23

    Who is Ben Fritz? Get to Know the Padres New Pitching Coach

    San Diego’s bullpen coach has been an important figure behind the scenes

  • MLB Aug 13

    LISTEN: OnFriar Podcast Discusses Padres Moving Tatis to the Outfield

    Fernando Tatis Jr. has been working in the outfield as he gets ready to return from the 10-day Injured List. The idea is to protect his left shoulder that keeps popping out of place. Is it a good medical strategy or ripe with the potential for more catastrophic injury? That’s the main discussion of this week’s OnFriar Podcast. NBC...

  • MLB Aug 9

    Inside the Arrival of the New, Old, Blake Snell for the Padres

    The Padres didn’t add any starting pitchers at the trade deadline, but as it turns out, they might have gotten a new ace anyways. It just took him a while to show up. Over his first 19 starts in a Padres uniform, Blake Snell was mostly not very good. An earned run average over 5.00, he didn’t make it out…

  • Padres Jul 9

    LISTEN: The Full, Emotional, Uplifting Story Behind Slamarena

    OnFriar Podcast talks to San Diego Padres pitcher Daniel Camarena’s brother about how his family arrived at this incredible moment

  • MLB Jun 24

    LISTEN: Do the Dodgers Finally Fear the Padres?

    The Padres just swept L.A. for the first time in eight years and the first time at home in 11 seasons. San Diego is buzzing about it. But how is Los Angeles handling it? On this week’s OnFriar Podcast, NBC 7’s Derek Togerson is joined by longtime radio and TV personality Steve Hartman from XTRA 1360. Steve also works in…

  • MLB May 28

    LISTEN: Another Good Week for the 1st Place Padres

    The Padres used a nine-game winning streak to take over 1st place in the National League West. They opened a 10-game, 10-day road trip with a split in Milwaukee to stay there. All in all things are going pretty well for the Friar Faithful. Now, how long will the good times roll? The Friars are facing a vicious stretch where…

  • MLB May 20

    LISTEN: Padres are Rolling, But Have We Even Seen Their Best Yet?

    The Padres have won six straight games (and seven of eight) to get to 10 games over .500 for the first time this season. They’ve done it without several All-Star-caliber starters and not just against awful competition. So, just how good can this team really be? That’s one of the major questions NBC 7’s Derek Togerson and Darnay Tripp dive…

  • MLB Apr 29

    LISTEN: Padres Finally Put Things Together … Now Can They Keep it Up?

    The Padres beat the Dodgers four times in seven intense, grueling, infinitely entertaining baseball games. Now, if San Diego can play like that against everyone else, we’ll really be on to something. That’s one of the main topics in this week’s OnFriar Podcast. NBC 7’s Derek Togerson and Darnay Tripp take a trip back through the weekend against L.A....

  • MLB Apr 22

    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 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…

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