• MLB August 11, 2022 5:23 pm

    LISTEN: Soto is an OBP Machine and Machado Was Right Not to Worry

    The Padres offense is probably not as good as it was the last two games. But it’s definitely not as bad as it was the previous four games. So, where does the truth lay? The OnFriar Podcast postures a few guesses. NBC 7’s Derek Togerson and Todd Strain discuss the week that was for the Friars, including the one...

  • MLB July 21, 2022 4:58 pm

    LISTEN: How the Padres Can Trade for Juan Soto, and Reach the Playoffs

    Sometimes one player can put a franchise over the top. For the Padres, that player could very likely be Juan Soto. San Diego is going to jump headlong into the Soto sweepstakes. But, landing the superstar who’s compared to Mike Trout, Mickey Mantle, and Ted Williams is a lot more complicated than just what kind of prospect haul a...

  • MLB June 21, 2022 12:06 am

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Catching Up With Padres Legend Jake Peavy

    Jake Peavy is, without question, one of the greatest Padres of all time. He was the ace of the staff the last two times the Friars won the National League West and became a fan favorite for his pure grit on the mound. But, it’s been a while since he was in town. Jake was helping Major League Baseball...

  • MLB June 2, 2022 12:15 pm

    LISTEN: Is There a Fix For the Padres Offense?

    The Padres have finally suffered a 3-game losing streak, getting swept by the Cardinals in St. Louis. The brooms could have been avoided if the Friars had the ability to score runs with any kind of consistency. Alas, that is not the case right now. The question is, will it be the case all season? The OnFriar Podcast is looking…

  • MLB April 29, 2022 8:06 am

    LISTEN: Trying Not to Overreact to the Padres Hot Start

    The Padres swept the Reds for the second time in two weeks and did it in convincing fashion. Manny Machado looks like an MVP. MacKenzie Gore looks like a Rookie of the Year. Eric Hosmer looks like a batting champ. But, is this a product of beating up on bad teams or the play of a truly spectacular ballclub? Those…

  • MLB January 13, 2022 5:34 pm

    LISTEN: A Look at the Padres Future (and Present) With MadFriars

    For half a decade the Padres were touted as having one of the very best minor league systems in all of baseball. Then they dipped deep into it in trades for established big league players (the results of which have, so far, been mixed at best). In 2021 their system couldn’t overcome a lack of depth in the starting rotation…

  • MLB December 9, 2021 3:26 pm

    LISTEN: Tatis on a Motorcycle and Ending the Lockout

    Padres superstar Fernando Tatis Jr. had a fender bender on a motorcycle in the Dominican Republic. He’s OK, but it brings up several questions. On the latest OnFriar Podcast we try to answer several of them and hope it’s a one-time thing. Also, the hosts offer a plan for ending Major League Baseball’s lockout. It’s a little bit radical,...

  • Padres November 1, 2021 5:02 pm

    LISTEN: On Friar Podcast – Padres Introduce New Manager Bob Melvin

    The Padres introduced their new manager on Monday and Bob Melvin did everything right. He said all the right things. He struck the right tone. Basically, he was Bob Melvin. But, how did he end up in San Diego and why is the baseball world almost unanimously praising the Friars for making the move? That sounds like good stuff to…

  • San Diego Padres August 23, 2021 4:18 pm

    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 August 12, 2021 5:10 pm

    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 August 9, 2021 3:54 pm

    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 July 9, 2021 2:39 pm

    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 June 24, 2021 3:20 pm

    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 27, 2021 6:14 pm

    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, 2021 2:30 pm

    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 April 29, 2021 4:25 pm

    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 April 22, 2021 2:39 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 1, 2021 3:35 pm

    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 February 18, 2021 2:45 pm

    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 February 4, 2021 1:55 pm

    #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?...

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