• Padres Jul 19

    LISTEN: Bonus #OnFriar Podcast With Padre Trent Grisham

    On Monday the Padres will play a different baseball team for the first time since March. The Angels are coming to Petco Park for an exhibition game, the next step in seeing just how ready Major League Baseball is to start regular competition. Padres outfielder Trent Grisham was kind enough to join the On Friar Podcast for a bonus installment…

  • baseball Jul 17

    One Week to Opening Day, Padres Roster Still in Flux

    Since Major League Baseball shut down in March there have been exactly two trades between big league teams. The Padres were involved in both of them. At the end of June the Friars dealt a player to be named later to the A’s for former Yankees top prospect Jorge Mateo … who tested positive for COVID-19 and has been in…

  • baseball Jul 16

    Predicting Padres 2020 Opening Day Roster

    We’re a week away from Opening Day at Petco Park and the Padres have a bunch of decisions to make about who’s going to make the roster. So, let’s have a little fun and try to guess which 30 guys will be in the dugout (and the bullpen, and the seats) when the Friars open their 60-game schedule at...

  • baseball Jul 12

    Padres Summer Camp Update: Pitchers Surpass Hitters

    With 10 workouts down the Padres are nearly halfway through their Summer Camp. So is there anything skipper Jayce Tingler sees as a major concern that needs cleaning up in a very short amount of time? “Not really,” says Tingler. “I hope to maintain our concentration level, our intensity, our focus.” Focus and intensity are a must when you have…

  • baseball Jul 6

    Padres Shortened 2020 Schedule Released

    Major League Baseball released its 60-game schedule for the 2020 season on Monday. The Padres will start the sprint at home against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday, July 24, with a 6:10 p.m. start at Petco Park. It’s the kickoff of a four-game series and a stretch of 23 games against teams from the National League West. The first road…

  • baseball Jul 6

    Padres Pitchers, Hitters Sharing Secrets

    During their three-month break, the Padres tried to keep themselves in game shape as best they could, but there’s simply no re-creating the physical rigors of a real baseball game. That is especially true for starting pitchers. By July, they’re usually reaching the 90-inning mark and fully capable of throwing a complete game. With just three weeks to build...

  • baseball Jul 4

    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...

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