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On Friar, An NBC 7 Padres Podcast

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With NBC 7 San Diego's Darnay Tripp and Derek Togerson behind the mic, On Friar will cover all things San Diego Padres. Interviews, analysis, behind the scenes...the ups, downs, and everything in between.

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Is This The Day the Padres Figured Out Who They Really Are?

May 26th, 2023


The Padres won a roller coaster of a game (and series) in Washington. Rougned Odor is swinging the bat like he's Ted Williams. Michael Wacha is …

"Want To" vs. "Have To" ... How One Word Can Fix The Padres Offense

May 19th, 2023


Dismal. Awful. Underachieving. Uninspiring. Frustrating. Mystifying.

All these words apply to the Padres offense in 2023. While many people both …

Melvin Frustrated, Padres Sputter Into Series With Dodgers

May 11th, 2023


After dropping four of five and two straight against the Twins Bob Melvin aired his grievances. Derek and Darnay discuss a team that needs a new approach at the plate. Derek takes a look at some telling trends. Why have …

Padres Back on Track, Dodgers on Deck with Kyle Glaser

May 4th, 2023


The vibes are much improved in the Padres clubhouse. Derek and Darnay get insight on the squad and the upcoming series with the Dodgers from Baseball America’s Kyle Glaser. How much credit does Fernando Tatis Jr. …

Is There an End in Sight to the Padres Offensive Struggles?

April 27th, 2023


Padres manager Bob Melvin said after his club scored just two runs in a loss to the Cubs on Thursday afternoon that his team is one hit away. He's frustrated. We're all frustrated. After 27 games we need to ask: when …

How to Fix Padres Superstars Manny Machado and Juan Soto

April 24th, 2023


Juan Soto and Manny Machado are still searching for solutions to their season-long slumps. Neither MVP finalist has hit his stride at the plate yet. …

The Return of Tatis - How it Went and What it Means

April 21st, 2023


After 564 days, three surgeries, and one 80-game steroid suspension Fernando Tatis Jr. is back in the Padres lineup. The numbers do not begin to tell the story. Luckily, the On Friar Podcast is here to do just that. …

Snell’s start, Campy’s opportunity, and a quick fix in Fernando Tatis Jr.?

April 13th, 2023


One of their starting pitchers is, once again, not living up his potential and it's costing San Diego wins. What is really wrong with Blake Snell? Is it another early-season slump and the dominant lefty will emerge …

Pitching Problems Continue Slow Start, Minor Leaguer Takes Aim at Tatis

April 7th, 2023


Darnay caught up with Jim Russell of SD Sports 760 after the Padres’ continued their sluggish start in Atlanta. Blake Snell got roughed up – will his …

A Week to Opening Day, Derek Catches Up With Padres in Peoria

March 23rd, 2023


The most highly anticipated season in club history is almost here. Derek sets the scene from Peoria. He and Darnay talk about Yu Darvish’s return and his readiness for the season. What will the rotation look like to …

Taking the Good with the Bad at the WBC and a Potential Monster Season for Soto

March 17th, 2023


Some familiar faces are returning to the Padres from the WBC – where one particular star continued to turn heads. Derek and Darnay discussed the good …

Tatis Jr.'s Slow Start and Padres in the WBC

March 10th, 2023


All things considered, things are pretty boring at Padres Spring Training these days. That's exactly how they should be.

A team with legitimate World …

“This Looks Like an All-Star Game Event” Bob Scanlan on Star Studded Padres

March 3rd, 2023


On paper, the Padres have one of the most talented Major League Baseball teams of the last 30 years. But, will it become a great team or just be a …

Manny Machado is Staying in San Diego for a Long Time

February 27th, 2023


Sunday brought the news Padres fans had been hoping for. Derek and Darnay discuss Manny Machado's new deal. The championship window is wide open for the foreseeable future. How do the financials help the club in their …

Manny Machado and the Domino Effect That Could Start in 2023

February 24th, 2023


We could be on the doorstep of a special year in San Diego. Darnay and Derek discuss excitement for seeing Fernando Tatis Jr. back in game action and …

Padres Storylines From Peoria with AJ Cassavell, Sammy Levitt and Dennis Lin

February 22nd, 2023


During the first week of Spring Training Darnay caught up with Padres beat reporter AJ Cassavell, 97.3 pre and postgame host Sam Levitt, and beat writer for The Athletic Dennis Lin. They discussed Manny's …

New Players, Positions, and Opportunities at Spring Training

February 16th, 2023


In another Spring Training edition of the pod Darnay shares what he’s seen and heard in Peoria with Derek. Michael Wacha is officially a Padre, thoughts on his addition and the likelihood of a six-man rotation. Luis …

Padres Roster Takes Shape in Peoria

February 15th, 2023


The first official workout day for the Padres included the addition of a veteran pitcher and key players at new positions. Darnay shares his observations from Peoria with Todd. Michael Wacha will provide an answer to …

Darvish's Deal, is Manny Next? Spring Training Topics and a Super Bowl Preview

February 10th, 2023


Yu Darvish is in position to finish his career in San Diego. Derek and Darnay discuss why the 36-year-old is likely to age gracefully. With the …

Fanfest, Giveaways, and World Series Aspirations: Going 1 on 1 With Padres C.E.O. Erik Greupner

February 3rd, 2023


The Padres are the hottest ticket in baseball, and not just in San Diego. Just how much hype is surrounding this team? The OnFriar Podcast talked with Padres C.E.O. Erik Greupner to get a read on ticket sales, why they …

Super Prospect Ethan Salas is in the Padres System. Just How Excited Should We Be?

January 20th, 2023


The Padres landed the #1 prospect on the international market, a 16-year-old catcher named Ethan Salas. The scouts say he's going to be special. The …

Prospect Prospecting: Analyzing the Padres system with John Conniff from MadFriars

January 13th, 2023


For years, Padres fans really only had potential to hang their hats on. San Diego's minor league system was regarded as one of the best in the game for a good while. Now, the big league club is expected to compete for a …

Ideas for Last-Minute Padres Roster Additions

January 6th, 2023


The Padres are still looking to add to their roster, especially in the starting pitching rotation, and have plenty of options in both free agency and potential trade targets. On the first OnFriar Podcast of 2023, NBC …

Good Bye 2022, Hello 2023! What to Expect From the Padres After the New Year

December 30th, 2022


2022 was a fun one for the Friar Faithful. How much more enjoyable will 2023 be? The last On Friar Podcast of the year takes a quick look back at the …

How Lugo and Carpenter Impact the Padres, and Did SD Make a Mistake Letting Wil Myers Walk?

December 23rd, 2022


The Padres added Seth Lugo and Matt Carpenter to the mix. They're not splashy names right now, but could they be the missing pieces to a World Series …

MLB's Long Game

December 15th, 2022


This off-season Major League Baseball free agency has been dominated by contracts with huge dollar amounts for a lot of years, in some cases 10 year …

Padres Land Superstar Shortstop Xander Bogaerts

December 8th, 2022


A.J. Preller and Peter Seidler have done it again. The Padres closed out Winter Meetings with a bang, landing All-Star shortstop Xander Bogaerts to a lengthy deal – adding another top flight talent to the Friars’ …

MLB Winter Meetings Preview

December 2nd, 2022


The Major League Baseball Winter Meetings are back in San Diego. Usually this is a week where big league ballclubs either get together and chat, laying the groundwork for free agent deals and trades that happen at a …

Machado Snubbed for MVP and Why the Martinez Contract is Baseball's Future

November 18th, 2022


Padres 3rd baseman Manny Machado was voted second for the NL MVP award. The guys discuss if the voters got it right with Paul Goldschmidt? Or did …

Padres Start Free Agency With A Splash

November 11th, 2022


This episode of On Friar the guys discuss the breaking news of Padres reliever Robert Suarez signing a five-year extension. Was the extension a good idea? They also run down a list of high end players the team can …

An Early Look at the Padres Offseason Needs

November 4th, 2022


This episode of On Friar the guys discuss some of the Padres offseason needs and whether to fill them out via in-house or free agency. They run down a list of players the team can pursue. Plus, Derek has an idea on …

Well ... What Do We Talk About Now?

October 27th, 2022


The Padres season is over. But, there's still plenty to build on with this club. So, on the eve of the World Series the Padres were three wins from playing in, the OnFriar Podcast takes a quick look back at what really …

The Padres' Amazing Run Ends - Questionable Decisions and Major Offseason Questions

October 25th, 2022


What a ride. Unfortunately it came to a disappointing end over the weekend. The Phillies may have been the hotter team, but the Padres weren't without opportunities. Darnay and Todd discuss their big picture outlook on …

Padres Rally for Crucial Comeback Win, Head to Philly with NLCS Tied

October 20th, 2022


The Padres rallied for a come from behind win to beat the Phillies 8-5. Darnay and Todd break down their offensive resurgence which started with homers from Brandon Drury and Josh Bell and continued with another timely …

NLCS Preview: What to Expect When the Padres Host the Phillies

October 17th, 2022


The last two teams to get into the National League playoffs are the last two teams standing. Get ready for the National League Championship Series with a breakdown of each team: how they got here, strengths and …

Padres Rain on Dodgers' Parade, Make Long-Awaited Return to NLCS

October 16th, 2022


The Padres slayed the dragon! And it set off the best party downtown San Diego has seen in a long time. Darnay and Todd relive the Friars' 5-3 win in Game 4, which booked them a spot in the NLCS for the first time since …

One Win From the NLCS - Reliving an Electric Night and a Pivotal Win

October 15th, 2022


What a night. And what an opportunity ahead of the Padres. Derek and Darnay discuss the raucous environment at Petco Park for the Padres' Game 3 win. …

Padres and Dodgers Split in LA. Do We Dare to Dream on Winning the NLDS at Petco Park?

October 14th, 2022


It's only two games but this is not the same Padres vs. Dodgers series we've gotten used to. The OnFriar Podcast hosts look at what went right in LA …

We Meet Again - Previewing Another Padres NLDS Against the Dodgers

October 11th, 2022


The Padres shook off the champagne Sunday and touched down in L.A. early Monday. Todd was with the club at Dodger Stadium and joins Darnay to share the vibe around the Padres heading into their NLDS showdown with the …

Snell Struggles, Mets Jump on Morejon to Force Game 3

October 9th, 2022


Second half Blake Snell didn't show up, Adrian Morejon looked out of sorts and the Padres came up empty in key spots. The Mets pushed the series to Sunday with a 7-3 win. Darnay discusses a game where the Padres managed …

Padres Pound Scherzer, Darvish Deals in Game 1 Statement Win Over Mets

October 8th, 2022


Wow. The Padres left the crowd at Citi Field in shambles with a decisive 7-1 beatdown in Game 1 of their Wild Card Series against the Mets. Josh Bell provided the first of four homers off Max Scherzer, while Yu Darvish …

Scenes from a Champagne Shower, What a Postseason Return Means for These Padres

October 3rd, 2022


The Padres clinched and countless bottles were popped. Derek and Darnay discuss the accomplishment and what it means for a team that waited for this …

Padres Playoffs Primer. Who Starts When? Who Makes the Biggest Impact? A Chat With Baseball America's Kyle Glaser.

September 29th, 2022


Assuming the Padres make the playoffs, and it would take a(nother) historic collapse for them not to, the Friar Faithful are going to have questions. …

Win Streak Ends, But Optimism Remains for Padres' Return to Postseason

September 23rd, 2022


The Cardinals ended the Padres' five-game win streak Thursday - but renewed hope around the Friars remains after a bounce back week. Derek and Darnay discuss Joe Musgrove's abbreviated appearance, and the rotation's …

Who and What Will Decide if the Padres Make the Playoffs with Jon and Jim

September 15th, 2022


No one knows what the next few weeks will hold for the Padres, but we can take a stab at the biggest factors in their postseason fate. Darnay is …

Padres in Promising Position - Good Signs Despite Soto's Struggles

September 8th, 2022


The Padres' supporting cast stepped up to deliver two crucial wins this week which put them in the driver's seat in the Wild Card race. Darnay and Todd discuss their performances against Arizona and the gap it created …

The Padres Enter September on a Strong Note, Manny is the Definition of MVP

September 1st, 2022


The Padres emerged from rock bottom and finished a winning month of August on a stellar note. Derek and Darnay discuss where the team stands heading into a series in Los Angeles. Is Josh Hader back to being the team's …

Have The Padres Really Hit Rock Bottom?

August 25th, 2022


The Padres scored 9 runs in 6 home games. Their manager says he hopes this is rock bottom. San Diego sports fans probably know better. In an off-day OnFriar Podcast the hosts discuss whether or not we can still expect …

Tatis Speaks About PED Suspension: What Was Said, What We Learned, and What Comes Next

August 24th, 2022


Eleven days after news of his 80-game PED suspension Fernando Tatis Jr. met with teammates and reporters. Darnay and Todd discuss what was said by Tatis and the Padres, and shared their thoughts on the star shortstop's …

(Almost) Everyone Has Slumped Since the Deadline, But There's Hope

August 22nd, 2022


The Padres managed to win a couple games in spite of a sluggish lineup. Derek and Darnay examine a nearly teamwide slump that has triggered fears of …

"It's a Team That Has Been Transformed" ... Unpacking the Padres With MLB's Jon Morosi

August 12th, 2022


At the trade deadline MLB Network's Jon Morosi was among the first to confirm the Padres were landing Juan Soto. In a new OnFriar Podcast we talk with Jon to find out how he got the information, where San Diego now sits …

Soto is Better Than Advertised, Drury is Better Than We Knew, and The Padres Are Back on Track

August 12th, 2022


We hoped Juan Soto would be great. We have not been disappointed. The slugger has been an on base machine in San Diego, but another trade deadline …

New Energy Around Padres After Getting Morale Boost With Deadline Deals

August 5th, 2022


The Padres couldn't cap a four day frenzy with a five game sweep of the Rockies, but they did get a huge morale boost from their successful deadline. …

Juan Soto is a San Diego Padre - Pursuit of World Series Continues With Landmark Deadline Deals

August 3rd, 2022


By 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon Juan Soto played for the Padres, and Eric Hosmer did not. The guys discuss a day that featured deals that altered the landscape of the franchise, and pushed San Diego closer to World …

Padres Trade For Hader. What Else is Coming at the Deadline (Read: Get Juan Soto) plus, CONGRATS TO JOE MUSGROVE!

August 1st, 2022


EMERGENCY PODCAST! The Padres swung a deal for one of the most dominant closers in the game and didn't give up much for it. Should we be concerned by …

No Soto ... No Ohtahi ... Then What Would Plan B (and C and D) Be For The Padres?

July 28th, 2022


Let's say the Padres don't land Juan Soto or Shohei Ohtani? They still have to do something. On a new OnFriar Podcast, the hosts provide 6 other trade scenarios to improve the Friars so they aren't left with nothing …

It's Now or Never. What the Padres Must Do in the Next 3 Weeks to Make the Playoffs (Read: Get Juan Soto)

July 21st, 2022


The Padres are in the playoff hunt. Right now they might not be good enough to stay there. But, there are plenty of ways to improve. This week's OnFriar Podcast focuses on which routes are out there and what the best …

A Padres Fans Therapy Session: It's Gonna Be Okay...We Think

July 15th, 2022


This is the worst the Padres have looked all season. But will it last? Darnay and Todd try to stay optimistic about a team that isn't quite fully …

The Padres are Slumping Hard, So What Does That Tell Us?

July 7th, 2022


It's no longer too early to draw conclusions about the 2022 Padres - so what does their latest slump suggest about this year's squad? Derek and Darnay discuss their recent struggles, and share some alarming numbers. …

Sunshine Shuts Up Bob Brenly and a Preview of the Dodgers Series

June 30th, 2022


Diamondbacks broadcaster Bob Brenly has developed a habit of putting his foot in his mouth when doing Padres games. Mike Clevinger made him bite off a few toes. The OnFriar Podcast has some insight on why Brenly says …

Padres Stumbled Into Off Day, Resilient Club Makes it Easy to Stay Optimistic

June 28th, 2022


After 31 games in 31 days the Padres got to catch their breath Monday. Derek and Darnay assess what they've seen as the club nears the midway point. Why last year's struggles appear to be a thing of the past. Bob Melvin …

Manny Machado's Injury: Just How Bad Is It And How Do the Padres Deal With It?

June 21st, 2022


The video of Manny Machado's ankle injury was terrifying. But, elite athletes are built differently than us mortals. Machado avoided a broken leg but he'll still miss time. Just how much? The OnFriar Podcast went to …

Special Edition: Catching Up with Padres Legend Jake Peavy

June 20th, 2022


Jake Peavy is, simply put, one of the greatest Padres of all time. He's an All-Star, a Cy Young winner, and one of the most fiery competitors ever to toe the rubber in San Diego. Amazingly, it's been six years since …

Manny's a Metronome, Musgrove's a Machine, and the Padres are in First Place

June 17th, 2022


For the first time since 2010 the Padres sit alone in first place in the month of June. Derek and Darnay recap an explosive series sweep at Wrigley. Manny Machado made history and continues his MVP pace (3:25). And now …

The Padres Look Great, and Should Only Get Better in the Weeks to Come

June 9th, 2022


They snapped out of their slump and came away with two very impressive series wins. Derek and Darnay discuss the team's rebound, and how the lineup …

Padres Suffer 1st sweep of 2022 ... Twitter Shares Ideas for Fixing the Offense, Can Nomar Mazara Help, and Why You Should Never Play Fantasy Football With Tommy Pham

June 2nd, 2022


The Padres went to St. Louis and lost three straight games for the first time all season. So, the OnFriar Podcast hosts solicited ideas from social …

Numbers That Help Explain the Padres' Offensive Struggles

May 27th, 2022


The Padres slumped again at the plate in their series loss to Milwaukee - but what's at the root of their offensive inconsistency? Derek and Darnay look at some stats and trends, including spots in the lineup that …

What Would You Give up for Juan Soto? And Other Thoughts From the Philly Series

May 20th, 2022


It doesn't take long for the guys to get sidetracked by the possibility of a trade for Nats' superstar Juan Soto. After discussing Blake Snell's debut and the rhythm of the Padres rotation (1:01), Derek and Darnay …

Manny's Overlooked Excellence and a Promising Padres Start with Jon Morosi

May 12th, 2022


He is an esteemed baseball writer and broadcaster, and now he's a member of the NBC Sports team. Jon Morosi makes his debut appearance with On Friar. …

Joe Deserves the Dough, A Snub for Machado, Good Signs and Roster Questions

May 3rd, 2022


Derek and Darnay hit on a handful of notable topics following another successful series on the road. Joe Musgrove could be having a Cy Young season. …

Another Sweep ... Machado Mashes ... Gore Gone Wild ... And is Hosmer Proving Everyone Wrong?

April 28th, 2022


The Padres swept the Reds again, begging the question: is this team really good or just beating up on other awful clubs? Manny Machado and MacKenzie …

Padres Offensive Woes Continue ... Can 1/2 an Inch Wake Up San Diego's Bats?

April 25th, 2022


The Padres have a winning record but just about all the credit can go to their history-making defense and some solid pitching because their offense …

Bats Sputter, Darvish Deals, Gore Impresses, Hosmer Gets Ringing Endorsement

April 18th, 2022


For the third straight day the Padres mustered just two runs, but it was enough Sunday thanks to Yu Darvish. Darnay and Todd button up the first home series of 2022 with thoughts on Darvish's bounce-back outing, and a …

Takeaways from a Largely Good, Occasionally Quirky Opening Series

April 11th, 2022


Three straight wins, fantastic efforts from their starters, an early visit from Slam Diego, and one strange absence. It was a mostly good opening weekend for the Padres that also included a couple strange twists. Derek …

Managing Expectations As a New Padres Season Approaches

April 5th, 2022


A new Padres season is on our doorstep. So - how's everyone feeling? Derek and Darnay take another look at a crowded rotation and how it might shake out (2:20). It looked a couple days ago like Eric Hosmer might be on …

Opening Day is Almost Here, What'd Jesse Agler Learn This Spring?

March 31st, 2022


Jesse Agler is the radio voice of the San Diego Padres for 97.3 The Fan, and he was kind enough to share his takeaways from Spring Training. What impact will the short runway have on the club early in the season, …

Biggest Questions Facing the Padres Two Weeks Out From Opening Day

March 25th, 2022


Who's playing in left field? Will MacKenzie Gore be the fifth starter? Which catcher will be the odd man out? Who's the closer? Opening Day starter duties belong to who? Derek and Darnay dig into the major questions …

The Kids are Alright, Voit is Here, Is This the Roster We'll See on Opening Day?

March 22nd, 2022


Week one of Spring Training featured impressive performances from MacKenzie Gore and C.J. Abrams. It also included the addition of a slugger and set up a competition in the rotation. Derek and Darnay discuss those …

Tatis' Injury Plus Other Storylines and Observations From Peoria

March 15th, 2022


Padres' Spring Training could not have possibly gotten off to a worse start. After taking in day one from Peoria Derek lets us know what he saw and …

"Better Days for Baseball are Ahead" Craig Stammen on New Deal, MLB's Return

March 11th, 2022


Padres pitcher and player representative Craig Stammen shared a few minutes of his time to discuss the new CBA and the return of baseball. The long time big leaguer shed light on his responsibilities during …

Baseball is Finally Back

March 10th, 2022


On day 99 the league and players union reached a deal. Derek and Darnay share their feelings now that the stalemate is finally over. They go over the …

We Didn't Make a Case for the Owners, But Did Ask if One Exists (Nope!)

March 4th, 2022


We now know the lockout will cost us games. Now what? Darnay and Todd assess the road ahead (:57), then fail in an attempt to find an argument in favor of Major League Baseball's owners (4:40). It looks like the …

How the Padres Can Trade Eric Hosmer

February 24th, 2022


It is by no means a secret that the Padres want to trade Eric Hosmer (whenever the MLB Lockout ends). But, how do they do that? The OnFriar Podcast …

GIVE US BACK OUR BASEBALL!! Getting to the Root of the MLB Lockout Problems

February 17th, 2022


After more than two months and an embarrassingly small number of negotiating sessions, Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are still at a stalemate. In a new OnFriar Podcast, the hosts discuss how …

A Padres/Super Bowl Crossover Episode With the Football Night Guys

February 11th, 2022


Greg Camarillo and Rich Ohrnberger from Football Night in San Diego help us gear up for the Super Bowl, while weighing in on some Padres topics. Derek and Darnay ask them about playing in big games, and what it's like …

Rob Manfred Spoke and It Wasn't All That Bad!

February 11th, 2022


With less than a week to go until the scheduled start of Spring Training MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred provided an update on the status of CBA …

Who Will Factor Heaviest in the Padres Success? We Share Our Lists

February 4th, 2022


There was news on the MLB lockout that got folks talking - after Derek and Darnay touch on that they shift their focus to the individuals who will …

Catching Up on What (Little) is Happening with the Padres

February 1st, 2022


Derek and Darnay catch up a few days later than planned to discuss some notable topics from the last couple weeks. They start by sharing some thoughts on the most prominent and controversial baseball topic to arise of …

What Happens Next for the Padres? With Baseball America's Kyle Glaser

January 21st, 2022


San Diego guy turned Baseball America National Writer Kyle Glaser returns to assess the short and long term future of the Padres. Kyle tells the guys about the prospect creating the most buzz within the organization …

Padres Prospects: How Deep is San Diego's System? MadFriars' John Conniff Lets Us Know

January 14th, 2022


For half a decade the Padres minor league system has been touted as one of the best in baseball. Then they dipped in big time with trades for high-profile players. So, how deep is it now and can it help in 2022? The …

Projecting the 2022 Padres With Dan Szymborski of FanGraphs

January 7th, 2022


We needed something new to talk about amidst the lockout and Dan Szymborski came through in a major way this week. The ZiPS creator dropped his projections for the Padres, and spent time discussing how his system works …

A Holiday Wish List for a Merrier, Happier Year of Padres Baseball

December 24th, 2021


What gifts would we like for the Padres this holiday season? A power-hitting outfielder, a cleaner health report, Melvin to work his magic with one …

Padres Manager Bob Melvin Fills Out His Coaching Staff ... So, Who Are These Guys?

December 20th, 2021


Padres skipper Bob Melvin finalized his San Diego coaching staff on Monday. It's definitely an interesting group. In a special edition of the OnFriar Podcast, the hosts break down the coaching roster, share some …

Good Times Bad Times, We Ramble On with Bernie Wilson

December 16th, 2021


No one calls it like they see it quite like longtime AP Padres beat writer Bernie Wilson. The Bro shares his thoughts on the lockout and how it compares to the last MLB work stoppage he covered. Plus, the Padres signed …

How to End the MLB Lockout and Padres Superstar Traffic Safety

December 9th, 2021


Fernando Tatis Jr. had an interesting trip on a motorcycle in the Dominican Republic. Major League Baseball and its players are not doing anything at all, interesting of otherwise. In a lockout episode of the OnFriar …

The Lockout Begins, Lessons the League Can Learn From the Padres

December 3rd, 2021


Well, here we are. Major League Baseball entered its first work stoppage since the 1994 strike and this one could also take a while to sort out. …

Trying to Make Sense of MVP Voting and What It'll Take for Tatis to Get His

November 19th, 2021


All signs were pointing to Bryce Harper winning NL MVP and sure enough he got the hardware. Fernando Tatis Jr. fell short in a voting process that presents tons of questions, like - what even matters? Derek and Darnay …

What Free Agents Should the Padres Pursue? We Share Our Wish Lists

November 12th, 2021


The MLB offseason is underway and free agency chatter is building. Who knows when moves will actually be made, but regardless there are names out …

Which Padres are Sticking Around and Who Could Be On the Move This Offseason?

November 5th, 2021


The Padres have their manager in place, now who will share the dugout with Bob Melvin? The guys take inventory of the roster - who is guaranteed to …

What Makes New Padres Manager Bob Melvin Tick? Hear Him Talk About His New Club

November 1st, 2021


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. Hear what the skipper had to say about coming …

The Bob Melvin Emergency Podcast, Get to Know the Padres' New Skipper with Jessica Kleinschmidt

October 29th, 2021


A.J. Preller shocked everyone again, this time with news that he's lured Bob Melvin away from Oakland to take over the Padres. MLB reporter Jessica Kleinschmidt spent the last three seasons covering the A's and helped …

Preller Remains Unpredictable, For Better or Worse

October 28th, 2021


This episode was published minutes before news broke of the Padres hiring Bob Melvin. For insight and our reaction check out the special emergency episode. In this one Derek and Darnay discuss the hire of Ruben Niebla a …

When Will the Padres Manager Search Really Get Going, and Why Can't They Develop Players?

October 21st, 2021


The Padres need a new skipper. They sure don't seem to be in a hurry to find one. In the latest OnFriar Podcast, Derek and Todd discuss what's taking them so long and give reasons why they might be missing out on some …

Who's In the Running and Who Makes Sense in a Crowded Group of Candidates?

October 15th, 2021


The Padres have been without a manager for more than a week, so how is the search shaping up? Derek and Darnay discuss some early candidates including one guy who almost seems like too obvious of a pick. What impact …

Will the Cycle Continue? And a Few Managers For Your Consideration

October 7th, 2021


The search for a new manager is - once again - on. Derek and Darnay explain how the delay in the decision and the messaging that followed were cause …

Preller Fires Tingler, But How Much of This Was the GM's Fault?

October 7th, 2021


The move we've expected for weeks became official Wednesday: A.J. Preller fired Jayce Tingler. Darnay and Todd examine the news in a bonus episode. …

Now What? How Confident Are You That the Padres Can Fix the Padres?

September 30th, 2021


The Padres have discovered depths of rock bottom we never knew existed. So, now what? Derek and Darnay discuss the obvious move that should …

The Padres Plummeted, What Does That Mean for Tingler and Preller?

September 24th, 2021


The Padres underachieved for most of the year then played themselves out of a playoff spot. Now what? Derek and Darnay take a look at where things stand after an extra innings win over the Giants (1:19), before turning …

Katie Woo on the Season's Biggest Series and the Winding Road to Game 163

September 17th, 2021


Another high stakes showdown with St. Louis. Who better to handicap the series and this compelling playoff race than Katie Woo of The Athletic. The Cardinals beat writer explains the parallels between the Padres and …

Padres Embark on a Massive (Season Defining?) Road Trip

September 9th, 2021


It all comes down to the next three weeks, and a lot could ride on the 10-game road trip in front of the Padres. Derek and Darnay discuss the …

Prospect Hugging With MadFriars, Getting Caught Up on Hassell, Gore and More

September 2nd, 2021


September Call-Ups ain't what they used to be, but it's a good excuse to talk Padres prospects. Derek and Darnay caught up with two guys who know them best: John Conniff and Mark Wilkens of MadFriars. They discuss …

Staying Optimistic With Eno Sarris

August 26th, 2021


Having slept off a late night gut punch loss to the Dodgers, Derek and Darnay get some words of encouragement from Eno Sarris of The Athletic. They discuss reasons for hope amid the team's slump (1:05). Eno shares his …

White-Knuckling it into September, the Padres in Crisis and the Road Ahead

August 19th, 2021


Is this rock bottom? We sure hope so. The Padres are playing lousy baseball, the Wild Card standings have tightened, and it's hard to feel confident about the weeks ahead. Derek and Darnay assess the damage, a …

Padres Consider Moving Tatis to the Outfield and a Radical Rule Change Idea to Fix Major League Baseball

August 13th, 2021


The Padres have had Fernando Tatis Jr. working in the outfield. Is that a good idea or not? The OnFriar Podcast looks at the pros and cons of a …

Overreactions and Postseason Possibilities with Jessica Kleinschmidt

August 5th, 2021


The guys are joined by Jessica Kleinschmidt of NBC Sports Bay Area to assess the club following injuries, an underwhelming trade deadline and more …

The Padres Had Scherzer, and Then They Didn't

July 30th, 2021


The eve of the 2021 MLB Trade Deadline brought complete and utter mayhem, and a cruel rollercoaster ride for the Friar Faithful. Max Scherzer was a …

Assessing the Cost of Improving the Padres as the Deadline Approaches

July 22nd, 2021


With a little over a week to go until the Trade Deadline mercifully arrives Derek and Darnay look back at the last week, and ahead at potential moves …

Ups and Downs and What it All Means as the Second Half Arrives

July 15th, 2021


The dust has settled on the All-Star break and the second half is upon us. Derek and Darnay take inventory of the ups and downs so far in 2021 - from …

SLAMARENA! Daniel Camarena's Brother Shares the Emotional Story Behind A Grand Slam and a Family's Perseverance

July 9th, 2021


It was the most improbable home run in San Diego Padres history. Daniel Camarena, a relief pitcher, hit a grand slam off future Hall of Famer Max Scherzer in what turned out to be the biggest comeback in Friars history. …

Talking Deadline, All-Star and Derby with Mike Petriello, Catching Up with Pierce Johnson

July 8th, 2021


Mike Petriello of joins the guys to offer his insight on All-Star festivities and the Padres' needs at the deadline. First they get into the Tatis-less Home Run Derby (1:32), before discussing the otherworldly …

Ranking the Most Valuable Padres Not Named Tatis

July 1st, 2021


We are past the midway point of the 2021 MLB season, and have gotten a pretty good grasp of what this team is all about. So who are the Most Valuable Padres? Derek and Darnay started by taking one player off the board, …

SWEEEEEEEP! Basking in the Padres Dominance Over the Dodgers (and Reds)

June 24th, 2021


Petco Park opened to full capacity on June 17. The Padres have not lost since. Obviously, the Friar Faithful are feeling fantastic but what's the …

More Problems Than One Day Off Can Fix

June 10th, 2021


A grueling 20-day stretch ended on a down note. Now the slumping Padres have a list of issues that one day off can't fix. Derek and Darnay take a look at their offensive issues, Hosmer's struggles, lack of productivity …

Five Years Since Fernando Became a Friar: Reliving a Trade that Reshaped a Franchise

June 4th, 2021


On June 4, 2016 the trajectory of the San Diego Padres franchise completely changed. It was all due to a trade and a player who didn't even headline the deal the day it was made. This special episode of On Friar is …

Padres Take it on the Chin, Making Sense of a Tumultuous Week

June 3rd, 2021


Before sharing their thoughts on a challenging week Derek and Darnay make an exciting announcement about a special episode of the podcast celebrating the most exciting player in baseball (4:20). The guys discuss the …

9-Game Winning Streaks and 6-Man Rotations For 1st Place Padres

May 28th, 2021


The Padres went on a crazy good run to take over the top spot in the National League West, despite still not having all their key players healthy. Now they're in the midst of a wicked stretch of games with one day off …

Everything (Almost) Going Right for the Red-Hot Padres

May 20th, 2021


The Padres put together a 6-game winning streak without all their top players. As the regulars return the question must be asked: have we seen the …

Anxious Days for the Padres, Crunching Numbers with Sarah Langs

May 13th, 2021


A challenging couple days are behind the Padres, with some anxious times ahead. Derek and Darnay discuss COVID-19's impact on the team, and how they're getting by without Tatis, Myers, Hosmer and company. Then they turn …

On the Bright Side of these Imperfect Padres with Kyle Glaser

May 6th, 2021


Baseball America's Kyle Glaser joins the guys to explain why fans should feel really good about where the Padres are, despite the challenges they've …

Fallout From the Dodgers Series: Are the Padres Primed to Go on a Roll?

April 29th, 2021


Those seven games in 10 days against Los Angeles were everything we hoped for (and more). But beating up on the Diamondbacks on Wednesday might be an even better sign the Padres are starting to get things together. In …

Elbows and Forearms and Strikeouts OH MY! However, Padres Dark Days Won't Last Long

April 22nd, 2021


The Padres are coming off a 1-5 homestand that saw a stagnant offense and ace Dinelson Lamet have more arm troubles. Things don't look good right now. But, the hosts of the OnFriar Podcast see things turning around for …

Tatis is Looking Good, Lamet is Driving Home, and the Dodgers are Coming to Town

April 15th, 2021


The Padres closed out their first road trip on a solid note, and now the fun begins. Derek and Darnay pass along some promising updates on Dinelson …

No-No Joe! San Diego's Own Makes History for the Padres

April 10th, 2021


It took 8,206 games but now that it finally happened - it seems kind of perfect. San Diego's own Joe Musgrove tossed the first no-hitter in Padres history Friday against the Rangers. Darnay is joined by Todd Strain to …

Tatis' Injury and Promising Signs From a Tough Week

April 8th, 2021


The guys try to find the bright side on the heels of a rough few days for the Padres. Derek and Darnay discuss the injury to Fernando Tatis Jr., the questions it presents going forward, and some potential options for …

Opening Day Preview: Like Manny Said, It's Gonna be Sick

March 30th, 2021


It's almost here, and it's gonna be glorious. Derek and Darnay look ahead to Opening Day, which will feature the return of fans and the arrival of a World Series caliber club. They discuss the Ryan Weathers news and a …

Pitching Ninja on Darvish and the Padres' Filthy Rotation

March 25th, 2021


He's the man behind one of the best baseball accounts on social media, and he loves the Padres' pitching staff. Rob Friedman of Pitching Ninja fame joins the pod to share his thoughts on a rotation filled with aces. …

Getting Knocks with Craig Stammen

March 22nd, 2021


With Spring Training winding down, and Opening Day less than two weeks away the guys catch up with Padres pitcher Craig Stammen. He shares his thoughts on the team's big offseason (3:47), and evaluates his stellar …

Managing Expectations with Bernie Wilson

March 18th, 2021


Bernie Wilson joins the guys to temper expectations for the 2021 season. The longtime Associated Press beat writer compares the level of excitement around this Padres team to 1998, and explains why he's not getting too …

What to Make of Spring Trends, and Signs of Hope as Opening Day Approaches

March 11th, 2021


Opening Day is three weeks away and reason for optimism extends beyond the Padres' loaded roster. Derek and Darnay reflect on the last year since COVID-19 shut down the sports world (1:25), then discuss the possibility …

Pumping the Brakes on Spring Training Takes with Bob Scanlan

March 5th, 2021


Instead of real games with fake fans, we've finally got fake games with real fans. With the action underway in Arizona, Fox Sports San Diego Field Reporter Bob Scanlan joins the pod to share his takeaways from Spring …

The Padres are Good and Other Observations from Peoria

February 25th, 2021


Spring Training is going full speed. After a few days in Peoria Darnay shares some observations from his time at the Padres facility. He and Derek …

Tingler Talks Tatis and Early Impressions at Padres Spring Training

February 18th, 2021


Fernando Tatis Jr. signed a massive contract extension. So how do the guys in the Padres clubhouse feel about it? We got the reaction from a couple of guys, one who knows El Nino well and another who is just getting to …

Fernando Tatis Jr. is Staying in San Diego for a Very Long Time

February 18th, 2021


The news fans had been hoping for all offseason finally arrived on day one of Spring Training. And it was exciting enough to get Derek out of the hot tub to record an emergency podcast. The guys discuss Fernando Tatis …

Spring Training Preview with AJ Cassavell

February 11th, 2021


We're less than a week away from the Padres taking over Peoria. Padres beat reporter AJ Cassavell joins the guys to set the table for Spring Training. Who's the first guy he wants to watch once players take the …

The Inside Story of How Fernando Tatis Jr. Became a Video Game Cover Model for MLB The Show 21

February 4th, 2021


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. This week's OnFriar …

Predicting the Padres 2021 Stat Leaders

January 28th, 2021


Who's going to lead the Padres in homers in 2021? What about OPS and innings pitched? Derek and Darnay took a stab at what players might pace the Friars. First things first, they discussed the return of Jurickson Profar …

Joe Musgrove Comes Home, Greg Garcia is Ready for You to Sign Him

January 22nd, 2021


In our most East County episode yet we discuss the acquisition of Joe Musgrove and hear from fellow El Cajon native Greg Garcia. Derek and Darnay take a look at Musgrove's addition, and what it means for the rotation …

Tatis, Tanaka and Possible Next Steps for the Padres

January 14th, 2021


With the Padres' biggest moves seemingly behind them, talk around a new deal for Fernando Tatis Jr. has picked up. Derek and Darnay discuss the …

Episode 100! Emilio Pagán is Ready to Go, Erik Greupner on Plan for Fans in 2021

January 7th, 2021


They let us do 100 of these! Derek and Darnay celebrate the occasion with a couple great Padres guests. After discussing Ha-Seong Kim (4:15), and hearing what AJ Preller had to say about the young Korean star (10:12), …

Padres Load Up for 2021, Preller and Snell Discuss Deals

December 31st, 2020


A.J. Preller is making trades like he's still worried his head might roll. The Padres GM swung two deals for established aces, and appears to have a …

Preller's Offseason Update and a Padres Holiday Wish List

December 18th, 2020


After hearing from A.J. Preller this week, the guys passed along his insight on the key storylines of the Padres offseason. From talks of a big contract for Tatis (8:24), to the decision to bring back Tommy Pham …

Ripple Effects of 2020 and Padres Pitching Options with Eno Sarris

December 10th, 2020


What a year, huh? Eno Sarris of The Athletic drops by to discuss the impact 2020 could have on seasons to come at the MLB and Minor League levels. …

Potential Targets and Offseason Questions for the Padres

December 4th, 2020


With another crop of players hitting the free agent market, Derek and Darnay discuss the Padres' options this offseason. First they touch on Greg Garcia's departure, and Tommy Pham's return for a second season (4:43). …

Fowler's Exit and Clevinger's Setback with Kyle Glaser

November 19th, 2020


What a week, huh? Baseball America National Writer and San Diego guy Kyle Glaser joins Derek and Darnay to discuss Ron Fowler's decision to step down, and Mike Clevinger's second go-round with Tommy John. Kyle shares …

Padres Shut Out of Postseason Awards ... Now Which Free Agents are Coming to San Diego?

November 13th, 2020


San Diego had finalists for the MVP, Rookie of the Year, and Manager of the Year awards and didn't win any of them. The rationale is, at best, muddled. In this episode of the OnFriar Podcast, Darnay and Derek talk about …

Free Agents and Post-Season Awards: Who Will the Padres Keep, Who Will They Sign, Who's Getting Snubbed by Voters?

November 5th, 2020


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? …

Why the 2020 World Series Could Change the Way Baseball Uses Analytics

October 29th, 2020


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 …

What We Learned in 2020 With Bob Scanlan

October 22nd, 2020


Padres Field Reporter Bob Scanlan shares his takeaways from 2020. He describes what it was like broadcasting games this season (3:40). Darnay and Scan discuss the challenges of covering a team and building relationships …

Elbows, Extensions and Expectations: Padres GM A.J. Preller Gives Off-Season Updates

October 15th, 2020


The Padres have a lot to do this off-season. Or do they? Friars General Manager A.J. Preller gives updates on the health outlook for his two injured starting pitchers, his surprisingly smaller off-season to-do list, and …

A Playoff Sweep to Forget, But a Season to Remember

October 9th, 2020


The Padres got beat up pretty good in Game 3 of their NLDS loss to the Dodgers. Now that their season is over we take a look at what went well, what went wrong, and why the Friars are set up to challenge Los Angeles for …

Exhilaration, Agony and a Game That Was Inches from Incredible

October 8th, 2020


In a season of comebacks, the Padres nearly pulled off their best one yet. Instead, they're staring right at elimination. Derek and Darnay discuss …

More Storms to Weather: Reflections on the Series After a Rough Game 1

October 7th, 2020


Another early exit for Clevinger, turned into another bullpen game, and this one wasn't as enjoyable as the last. Some familiar issues caught up to …

The Sound of Catharsis Echoes Through the Streets

October 3rd, 2020


For the first time in 22 years the Padres won a playoff series, and San Diego soaked up the occasion. From a ledge outside Petco Park Darnay joins Derek to discuss Game 3, and the team's impressive turnaround against …

Padres Win in Historic Fashion ... Can They Repeat it and Win a Wild Card Series?

October 2nd, 2020


The Padres came from behind to beat the Cardinals 11-9 on Thursday night at Petco Park, thanks to (who else) Fernando Tatis Jr. In this playoffs edition of the OnFriar Podcast, 3-time All-Star Bret Boone offers his …

Where Do We Go From Here? Wild Card Game 1 Recap

October 1st, 2020


The Cardinals wasted little time deflating the excitement around the Padres first playoff game in 14 years. Chris Paddack's tumultuous season …

Padres Playoffs Preview! A Cardinals scouting report from St. Louis sports anchor Frank Cusumano

September 28th, 2020


San Diegans know the Padres. But in a season where we only saw teams from the West, the Cardinals are a bit of an unknown. We went to KSDK sports anchor Frank Cusumano, who's covered the Redbirds for nearly 3 decades, …

Gearing Up for a Strange Postseason with Mike Petriello

September 24th, 2020


How are the Padres looking with less than a week to go before the playoffs arrive?'s Mike Petriello shares his outlook on the team heading …

This is Just the Beginning

September 21st, 2020


Exactly one year ago we did our first emergency podcast because the Padres fired Andy Green. Fast forward 12 months and the Padres are here, and they're the real deal. After 14 years away, San Diego gets to enjoy …

But do the Dodgers Want to Play the Padres in October? With Fred Roggin

September 17th, 2020


The regular season goes to the Dodgers, but for the first time in a long time the Padres can say 'see you in October'. Derek and Darnay discuss the …

The Padres Might Win (Almost) Every MLB Award

September 10th, 2020


MVP? Looking like it. Rookie of the Year? Duh. But what other awards could belong to Padres by year's end? Derek and Darnay discuss Tatis' case for …

Everyone Loves Tatis and the Padres, Including Cespedes Family BBQ

September 3rd, 2020


It is the year of Tatis, and everyone is showing love to the Padres and their young phenom. That includes Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman, of Cespedes Family BBQ and the Baseball BBQ podcast. They discuss their …

Preller Puts on a Clinic, Padres add Pieces for World Series Contention

September 1st, 2020


Over three days AJ Preller made six trades featuring 26 players - and in the process solidified the Padres as contenders in 2020. Derek and Darnay …

Race, Sports and the Significance of this Moment, with Bruce Cooper

August 28th, 2020


Race and sports intersected this week when teams and leagues postponed games to call attention to social injustice, following the police shooting of …

Why Are Unwritten Rules Still a Thing? Bernie Wilson Weighs in on a Hectic Week

August 20th, 2020


Remember when Pham and Hosmer went back-to-back to take a 2-0 lead over the Dodgers? That feels like months ago. The last week saw Paddack blow up, then bounce back; the Padres drop five straight; the Padres win three …

The Rivalry is On

August 13th, 2020


The Padres will always have a rivalry of sorts with the Dodgers. But in 2020, it's a rivalry in the truest sense. Derek and Darnay discuss the different vibe around their matchups this season, and how the Padres have …

Tatis Isn't Just a Star, He's the Perfect Kind of Star

August 10th, 2020


The Fernando Tatis Jr. hype train has left the station. Baseball fans everywhere are learning what Padres fans discovered a year ago - El Niño is …

Comparing Tatis Jr. to Gwynn ... NO IT IS NOT TOO EARLY!

August 7th, 2020


Tony Gwynn is unquestionably the best Padre of all time. But could Fernando Tatis Jr. end up taking that title? For the answer we go to Bill Center, …

Welcome Changes, Familiar Sights and a Promising Start

July 30th, 2020


The Padres first week of the season could've been a whole lot worse! And it should've been even better. Derek and Darnay assess the (mostly) good and …

We Finally Made It! It's an Opening Day Preview

July 23rd, 2020


Baseball is finally here. After nearly 10 months between games, the Padres return Friday for game one of the 2020 season. We made it, folks. Derek …

An On Friar Conversation with Padres OF Trent Grisham

July 19th, 2020


The Padres are getting ready for their first game since March against another big league team. Outfielder Trent Grisham joins the OnFriar Podcast to …

Lessons From Camp and Lingering Questions with Bob Scanlan

July 16th, 2020


To get the pulse of the Padres with a week to go before Opening Day, Derek and Darnay checked in with Padres Field Reporter Bob Scanlan. They …

Early Impressions From Padres Summer Camp

July 9th, 2020


With the Padres are winding down the first week of Summer Camp, Darnay and Todd pass along their early thoughts on the club's return to Petco. What's the environment like around the team at Petco Park? The guys discuss …

Expectations for Spring Training 2.0; Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest and Competitive Eating with Crazy Legs Conti

July 2nd, 2020


With the Padres back at Petco Park, Derek and Darnay discuss their expectations for Spring Training 2.0 (3:46). They discuss some changes made …

Baseball is Back! Let's Talk Stats With Ryan Spaeder

June 25th, 2020


We're getting a 60-game MLB season. So what's that mean for a statistic-driven game like baseball? How many home runs will lead the league? Can anyone hit .400 and if so does it mean anything? Will a relief pitcher lead …

How Close Are We to a 2020 Season? Baseball America's Kyle Glaser Weighs In

June 18th, 2020


For the first time it seems like there's been real progress toward MLB players and owners forming a plan for the 2020 season. Why has it taken so long? And how much is left to be settled? San Diego native turned …

What Do We Know About the Padres Picks from Day One of the Draft?

June 11th, 2020


With some insight from Padres Director of Scouting Mark Conner, and John Conniff of MadFriars, Derek and Darnay take a look at the Padres picks from day one of the 2020 MLB Draft. The guys share their early impressions …

How Baseball Might Look in 2020 With MLB Network's Matt Vasgersian

June 4th, 2020


Former Padres Broadcaster Matt Vasgersian now calls MLB Network home and does play-by-play for ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball. He shares how he's adjusted to life without baseball (3:57). Derek and Darnay get his thoughts …

Petco Park Will be Back in Action Soon! Padres President of Business Operations Gives an Update and Answers Ticket Holder Questions

May 29th, 2020


Padres President of Business Operations Erik Greupner has a fun announcement to make about events coming to Petco Park and how we can enjoy them and …

Life and Baseball Lessons With San Diego's Own Joe Musgrove

May 22nd, 2020


The Grossmont High grad is back in San Diego, and discusses how he's been passing the time - from workouts, to beach time, Game of Thrones and doing his part to help others out. Derek and Darnay ask him about the …

Will There be Baseball in 2020? Breaking Down the Negotiations with Bernie Wilson

May 14th, 2020


MLB owners sent a return to play proposal to the MLB Players Association this week. It was not received well. Derek and Darnay discussed the situation with Associated Press Padres beat writer Bernie Wilson. What does …

What Makes Gore so Good? Sam Levitt Dishes on Padres Prospects

May 7th, 2020


While the Padres future hinges on more big names from the minors, the future of the minors is a bit uncertain. Sam Levitt knows both topics well. The Voice of the Double-A Amarillo Sod Poodles shared his thoughts on the …

Talking Baseball Stats With Ryan Spaeder: Gwynn's Greatness and El Nino's Potential

April 30th, 2020


Baseball fans, we all want the game back. In the meantime let's have some fun discussing Mr. Padre, how he compares historically and just how good Fernando Tatis Jr. can be with Ryan Spaeder, a baseball statistician, …

The Athletic's Eno Sarris on Bringing Back Baseball - and Beer!

April 23rd, 2020


Derek and Darnay catch up with Eno Sarris, The Athletic's aficionado of baseball analytics and beer. The guys discussed the potential return of baseball - including the blueprint set by the KBO. Eno explains how, why …

Pick Your Padres Quarantine House

April 17th, 2020


One major sport plans to resume in June. Speculation is flying around about how leagues could conduct business safely. And MLB is involved in a key …

MLB in Quarantine - Could it Work?

April 9th, 2020


With reports that the MLB is exploring the possibility of starting the season with teams quarantined in Phoenix, Derek and Darnay discuss the idea. …

A Socially Distant Non-Opening Day

March 27th, 2020


Derek and Darnay talk MLB, Padres, and an Opening Day that never was from the comfort and safety of their own homes. There was a virtual game, and a subdued scene around Petco Park. The guys discuss the state of things, …

This Certainly Isn't Our Favorite Episode

March 13th, 2020


Derek and Darnay discuss a stunning couple of days in the sports world, which included the postponement of Opening Day and the Padres season. What does it mean for the rest of 2020, and how will the league adjust? There …

What Does Any of This Mean? And a Chat With Bobby Dickerson

March 6th, 2020


Derek and Darnay try to wrap their heads around the Padres strong start in Cactus League play. First, we have a winner of the #OnFriarSweepstakes (2:52). Then the guys try to wrap their heads around the club's strong …

Episode 50! Impressive Pitching and a Visit With Ty France

February 28th, 2020


It's our 50th episode! Derek and Darnay are celebrating the occasion by giving away a pair of Padres tickets, and they explain how you can get …

From Peoria With Love, Plus a Chat With Trey Wingenter

February 21st, 2020


The guys are at Spring Training! Derek and Darnay pass along their observations from Peoria, where Jayce Tingler has made a strong first impression (4:45). Trey Wingenter spent some time with Darnay to discuss the …

Spring Training Has Arrived, and That One Tatis Topic

February 14th, 2020


Pitchers and Catchers and pretty much everyone else has reported for Spring Training. Derek and Darnay pass along their thoughts after our first glimpses of the Padres back on the field. First things first, a ticket …

How Do We Feel About Bobbleheads?

February 7th, 2020


Derek and Darnay discuss the Mookie Betts news, as well as what fans have to look forward to this season. The guys chatted with Katie Jackson, the Padres VP of Marketing - after the team announced its 2020 Promotional …

All Betts are Off! Bill Center Lends His Expertise

January 31st, 2020


The rumors are swirling, the Dodgers are circling, and Padres fans are freaking out. Who's going to win the Mookie Betts sweepstakes? Derek and Darnay discuss the potential of a trade for the former AL MVP (3:42). …

Which Padres Would Lose to Jayce Tingler in a Footrace?

January 17th, 2020


The Tour de Oggi's continues in Del Mar. Derek and Darnay share their thoughts on the MLB sign stealing scandal (2:40), and then turn their attention to FanFest. What did we hear from Paddack, Machado, Tingler and …

Questions for Paddack, Machado, Tingler and Other Padres

January 10th, 2020


Craig Stammen is back, FanFest is on deck, and Spring Training is a month away. Derek suggests another flashy move will happen before Opening Day …

New Year's Resolutions for the Padres

January 3rd, 2020


The calendar says 2020, and the year the Padres are expected to start competing has arrived. With that in mind Derek and Darnay passed along New …

What, if anything, are the Padres actually doing?

December 20th, 2019


Rumors of Mookie Betts, Francisco Lindor, David Price, Kris Bryant ... is it all smoke and mirrors or are the Padres thinking about pulling off …

Live From Oggi's - What We Learned at the Winter Meetings

December 13th, 2019


Baseball's Winter Meetings were eventful - just not for the Padres. Derek and Darnay continue their Tour de Oggi's in Carmel Mountain where they …

Padres Land Pham, Talking Preller's Flurry of Deals

December 6th, 2019


AJ Preller made another move Thursday night, and it's the most promising of a busy couple weeks of transactions. Darnay chats about the Tommy Pham trade with Fernando Ramirez - filling in for Derek. What weaknesses does …

Who's Staying and Who's Going?

November 22nd, 2019


Things have quieted down for the Padres, so the guys took time to discuss how likely certain players are to end up wearing brown. What percentage chance do you give Wil Myers to be back? What about Luis Urias? Or Cal …

Back to Brown With Uniform Expert Paul Lukas

November 15th, 2019


The Padres went Back to Brown, and the fellas had the perfect guest on to break down the team's new/old look. First, Derek and Darnay discuss the …

Live From Oggi's - Strasburg, Cole and Other Options for the Padres

November 8th, 2019


The Padres new skipper is in place, now free agency takes the spotlight. Derek gives his thoughts on the Jayce Tingler hire, and the guys discuss the additions to Tingler's coaching staff. Derek and Darnay then turn …

Padres Introduce Jayce Tingler, Ron Fowler Doubles Down

November 1st, 2019


The Padres showed off their new skipper, Jayce Tingler. Darnay was joined by Todd Strain and Fernando Ramirez to break down what we heard from Tingler. What did we learn about him and his background? What impressed us? …

Jayce Tingler is the Padres Next Manager - Discussing Preller's Bold Choice

October 24th, 2019


In another emergency episode of On Friar the guys discuss the news of Jayce Tingler becoming the Padres next skipper. What do we know about him? And what does the pick mean for General Manager A.J. Preller? Derek, …

What to Make of the Padres Mysterious Managerial Search

October 17th, 2019


The Padres have played it close to the vest in their search for a new skipper. Derek and Darnay process the developments of the last few weeks, and what it indicates about the team's direction (1:15). Darnay questions …

Live From Oggi's: Where are the Padres in Their Search for a Skipper?

October 11th, 2019


The Tour de Oggi's continues with a stop in Santee. Derek and Darnay discuss the bizarre Jacob Nix news (1:00), before turning their attention to the Padres search for a new skipper (6:04). They take a look at the names …

Staying Optimistic About the Padres With Greg Bledsoe

October 3rd, 2019


With Derek on the 10-Day Injured List, Darnay catches up with one of the biggest Padres fans at NBC 7 - Morning Anchor Greg Bledsoe. First Darnay touches on the latest news around the team's search for a new manager …

Until Next Time, Petco Park

September 27th, 2019


Derek and Darnay bid farewell to Petco Park, following a disappointing final home series of the season. The guys discuss Fernando Tatis Jr., who …

Padres Fire Andy Green ... Why and Who Will Their Next Manager Be?

September 21st, 2019


The Padres fired their skipper with eight games left in the 2019 season. We discuss why and who will get the gig in 2020 and beyond.

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But At Least Three Starting Pitchers Looked Good

September 20th, 2019


The Padres are limping to the finish line. Derek and Darnay discuss what reasons Padres fans still have to head out to Petco for the team's final homestand (1:37). Plus, Eric Lauer continues to struggle at Coors Field …

Live from Oggi's - Is it Time to Shut Down Paddack?

September 13th, 2019


Derek and Darnay's Tour de Oggi's continues at Liberty Station. The guys start wondering what next season's brown uniforms will look like (3:25). Then they turn their attention to Chris Paddack, and the question of …

Who Will the Padres Starting Pitchers be in 2020?

September 6th, 2019


Chris Paddack looks like Chris Paddack again, but what about the rest of the Padres starting rotation? Derek and Darnay speculate about what veteran …

How much longer does Andy Green keep his job and who's the next Padres manager?

August 30th, 2019


The Friars are nowhere near as good as we were hoping for. So is it time to replace the skipper? We discuss the options and offer a possible …

A Wish List for the Rest of the Padres 2019 Season

August 23rd, 2019


The Padres are out of the playoff picture, but there's still some good that can be done with the remainder of the season. Derek and Darnay give a 'Wish List' for the rest of the 2019 season (6:10), with goals for the …

The Youngsters Have Us Excited for 2020 (Even if Tatis is Hurt Again)

August 16th, 2019


More young studs are emerging for the Padres. Derek and Darnay discuss the latest Fernando Tatis Jr. injury, and why it's such a bummer to see him get hurt again (4:19). They then turn their attention to the youngsters …

Live from Oggi's - What does the rest of 2019 mean for Andy Green and the Padres?

August 9th, 2019


Derek and Darnay continued the Tour de Oggi's in Mission Valley. They discussed Andy Green and the team's shift from winning to player development …

Mixed Feelings After the Deadline, What Did A.J. Preller Have to Say?

August 2nd, 2019


The MLB Trade Deadline has come and gone and Padre fans are left - disappointed? Impatient? Conflicted? Dazed? Confused? Derek and Darnay break down the additions and subtractions - including the loss of one fan and …

Live from Oggi's - What should the Padres do at the Deadline?

July 26th, 2019


Our Tour de Oggi's begins in Encinitas. Derek and Darnay took On Friar on the road for the first time. They faired better than the Padres have on their road trip, the guys discuss their struggles (2:50). Then they …

Things Have Gotten Bad

July 19th, 2019


"Sell everyone". Derek might not have been totally serious when he said it, but it's hard to be totally sure at this point. He and Darnay break down …

Will the Padres Stay in Contention?

July 12th, 2019


With the All-Star Break in the books Derek and Darnay take a look ahead at what the second half holds for the Padres. What do we think of the Noah …

What Logan Allen Learned in Triple-A and Consumer Bob is a Pinch-Hit Specialist

June 27th, 2019


The OnFriar Podcast lets Logan Allen explain how he adjusted to the very different Major League baseball as NBC 7's Consumer Bob Hansen steps in to …

The Padres Roller Coaster Season Swings Back Up!

June 21st, 2019


A crazy weekend in Colorado and a 4-game winning streak have Derek and Todd re-thinking the trade deadline.

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Is it time to blow it up?

June 14th, 2019


It took until June, but it looks like the Padres may be playing their way out of playoff contention. Derek says it's time to sell everything (1:39). …

Fernando Tatis Jr. is Back!

June 7th, 2019


It's the news Padre fans have been waiting for - the Padres young star has finally returned. Derek and Darnay break down what it means for the team, their lineup and more (1:14). With the team hovering around .500 and …

Padres Enter a Pivotal Stretch, Plus AJ Cassavell Joins the Show!

May 31st, 2019


The Padres return home from a tough series at Yankee Stadium and enter a crucial stretch of the season. Derek and Darnay take a look at what lies ahead before the All-Star Break (3:25). Plus beat writer AJ …

Are the Padres a Playoff Team? And Other Pressing Questions

May 24th, 2019


With 50 games in the books Derek and Darnay discuss an important topic: are the Padres a playoff team? (3:30) The guys also address important roster …

No No-No's and NL West Woes

May 16th, 2019


By the time you listen to this the Padres will likely be the brand new owners of a MLB record. And not the good kind. Derek and Darnay discuss the no-hitter less franchise, and why we probably won't see one this year …

A Chris Paddack Instagram Comment Appreciation Podcast

May 9th, 2019


Derek and Darnay recap a wildly entertaining (and sometimes frustrating) week of baseball. What do we learn from a 3-3 performance against the Dodgers and Mets? (1:30) Plus - the highlight of the week started in the …

An Ian Kinsler Apology, Another Rookie Pitcher, and More Huge Series

May 2nd, 2019


On the heels of the Padres biggest offensive output of the season, Derek and Darnay discuss their unlikely spark plug - Ian Kinsler. Cal Quantrill joined the parade of rookie starting pitchers, how'd he look his first …

Chris Paddack wows us again, is Andy Green on the hot seat (and should he be?) and why are people freaking out about a 14-11 start?

April 26th, 2019


The #OnFriar Podcast looks at the first 25 games of the San Diego Padres season.

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The Slumping Padres, Confidence Ratings, and Laughing in Church

April 18th, 2019


A word or two of caution (and maybe some hope?) in the midst of a slump. Derek and Darnay discuss the pitching staff (2:15). Do we know who these …

First Place Padres, The Curious Case of Nick Margevicius, and We Answer Your Questions

April 12th, 2019


The San Diego Padres are all alone in first place. And Nick Margevicius is the team's best pitcher? Derek and Darnay discuss the team's way-too-early place atop the standings and how long it might last (13:30). For the …

Overreactions, Awful Machado Takes, Joker Trailer, and Impressions From the First Week

April 5th, 2019


With the Padres enjoying their first day off following their 4-3 start Derek and Darnay pass along their observations from the opening week of the …

Opening Day Was Very, Very Good

March 29th, 2019


Wil Myers visited The Beach, Eric Lauer tossed a gem, and Fernando Tatis Jr. is a load of fun. Darnay and Derek recap a successful Opening Day for …

Can Opening Day Hurry Up and Get Here Please?

March 21st, 2019


Our buddy Carlos Ramirez joins the show for the last time to discuss how the Padres are taking shape with a week to go until Opening Day. How's the rotation looking? What about the outfield? And how will Ian Kinsler …

Opening Day Musings, and Cal Quantrill is a Fun and Friendly Interview

March 15th, 2019


The countdown to Opening Day is down to two weeks. Derek and Darnay discuss Paddack's latest gem and how the rotation continues to take shape. Plus, …

We Have a Podcast, and the Padres Have Manny Machado

February 23rd, 2019


It isn't a dream. The San Diego Padres have a new third baseman. His name is Manny Machado. And fans are rejoicing. Darnay and Derek bring you the debut episode from Peoria. The biggest free agent acquisition in …

On Deck: The On Friar Podcast

February 19th, 2019


Darnay and Derek preview the On Friar podcast. They let you know what to expect from the brand new series, brought to you by NBC 7 SportsWrap. The guys are headed to Peoria later this week - and they'll bring you …

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