• OnFriar Apr 30

    #OnFriar Podcast: Listen as Statistician Ryan Spaeder Adds Perspective on Gwynn and Tatis Jr.

    Baseball fans need their baseball fix. Sometimes that comes just by talking with other baseball fans. That’s what happened on this week’s OnFriar Podcast. NBC 7’s Darnay Tripp and Derek Togerson talk to Ryan Spaeder (@theaceofspaeder on Twitter, @theaceofspaeder on Instagram), an author of two and soon to be three books on baseball including Incredible Baseball Stats. Ryan is...

  • San Diego Padres Feb 25

    Sports Wrap OT: Padres Spring Training Edition

    In Part 1 Derek and Darnay pass along their observations on the Padres, and hear from the guys inside the clubhouse. The team talks about their new manager, and their early impressions on Jayce Tingler. Plus – Jurickson Profar and Fernando Tatis Jr. have some fun. And the best golfer on the team explains why his second favorite sport is…

  • San Diego Padres Feb 7

    #OnFriar Podcast: No Mookie. So Now What?

    The Dodgers landed Mookie Betts. The Padres did not. So just how bad is this for the Friars and the rest of the National League West? That’s one of the topics on this week’s OnFriar Podcast. Can anyone catch the Dodgers in the division and are they the favorites to re-sign him? And just how badly did the Red...

  • San Diego Padres Jan 31

    #OnFriar Podcast: To Trade or Not To Trade for Mookie Betts

    The Padres seriously talking to the Red Sox about trading for Mookie Betts? Yup. That’s a thing. So let’s take a nice, long look at the possibility. On this week’s OnFriar Podcast, NBC 7’s Darnay Tripp and Derek Togerson take a look at what it’s going to take to get a trade done, who else is involved, and whether...

  • Padres Jan 19

    Padres Get Everyone Under Contract

    While the Friars front office keeps mulling the idea of adding more pieces through trades or free agency they took care of one quite important bit of business on Friday. San Diego had 8 arbitration-eligible players. Those are guys who’ve reached the point of their careers where they aren’t on rookie deals, but aren’t eligible for free agency yet....

  • Padres Jan 17

    #OnFriar Podcast: Non-Roster Invitees, FanFest, and Cheaters

    MacKenzie Gore. Taylor Trammell. Luis Patino. Luis Campusano. Which one of them will be the next Fernando Tatis, Jr.? Well, none of them because they all play different positions. But one (or more) of them might be the next non-roster invitee to earn a spot on the Padres Opening Day roster. Or perhaps the best bet is another player...

  • baseball Jan 10

    #OnFriar Podcast: Stammen and … Anyone Else?

    The Padres brought back Craig Stammen. Back to you. San Diego baseball fans are still waiting to see if the Friars can add any starting pitchers to the rotation or if A.J. Preller is content to go into the season with what he has in place already. So on this week’s OnFriar Podcast NBC 7’s Darnay Tripp and Derek...

  • baseball Jan 3

    #OnFriar Podcast: Padres New Year’s Resolutions

    Welcome to 2020! Now let’s do a whole bunch of things in a completely different way. The Padres only won 70 games last year and haven’t had a winning season since 2010 so, in the spirit of the new year, the OnFriar Podcast has resolutions for the organization in general and several of the guys on the roster already. We…

  • Padres Dec 20, 2019

    #OnFriar Podcast: What are the Padres Waiting For?

    Mookie Betts? Francisco Lindor? Kris Bryant? If there’s a big name that could be on the move the Padres have reportedly asked about him. Is this just general manager A.J. Preller doing his due diligence? Is he trying to scare other teams into offering too much in a deal? Or is there a chance, like Manny Machado last season,...

  • OnFriar Dec 17, 2019

    #OnFrair: What We Learned at the Winter Meetings

    Baseball’s Winter Meetings wrapped up Thursday in downtown San Diego. It was a far more eventful week than in recent years, with big names like Stephen Strasburg, Gerrit Cole and Anthony Rendon landing pricey contracts. But things were pretty quiet on the Padres front. On the latest episode of On Friar, Derek and Darnay discuss what news there was...

  • San Diego Padres Dec 13, 2019

    Padres Still Quiet at Winter Meetings

    On Day 3 at the 2019 MLB Winter Meetings the Padres have been mentioned in a lot of rumors.

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