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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.

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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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.




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

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. Derek and Darnay share their thoughts on the situation and what Rob Manfred has wrong. Plus, the Padres serve as an example to a league full of teams who don't want - or know how - to compete. The guys also weigh in on the moves A.J. Preller made before the shutdown, and others that could be on the way. To join the #OnFriar conversation, tweet your...


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

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 assess this year's race, and the difficulty of determining which factors carry most weight. What worked against Tatis this time around, and what might it take for him to break through like we assume he will? Plus, it kinda would've been a weird year for him to win - Darnay...


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

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 there that could fill the Padres' needs. Derek and Darnay put together wish lists featuring the five players they'd like to see the club go after this winter. An impact player for the Dodgers; a stud starter Friar fans have longed for; a proven closer; and a unanimous pick at the top of their lists. Or perhaps a welcome back to some guys who have...


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

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 stick around, who could be on the move, and who should be headed out of town? Will Hosmer and Myers' pricey contracts still be on the books? What about a certain $19 million pitcher? What positions does A.J. Preller need to upgrade? Derek and Darnay assess the possibilities. To join the #OnFriar conversation, tweet your Padres or San Diego...


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

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 to San Diego, how to create a good locker room culture, and the use of analytics on a special episode of OnFriar. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


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

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 the guys get to know Melvin. Why did Oakland let him go, and why was he ready to leave? What will his approach be with the club's big personalities? What's his managerial style, and is criticism of his bullpen use warranted? He's won, but why hasn't he won even more? And what...


Preller Remains Unpredictable, For Better or Worse

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 surprising move that has promise (3:54). The guys weigh in on a managerial search that's curious both in the names that have and haven't entered the mix (10:25). How does Ozzie Guillen fit? Thoughts on the World Series winner and how the history of he and other candidates...


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

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 good candidates. Plus, a MacKenzie Gore update and a look at why the Friars have been struggling to develop young pitchers. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


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

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 does the Cardinals' sudden decision have on the Padres' search? And what might it mean for Skip Schumaker? If Aaron Boone becomes available is a homecoming a no-brainer? Derek shares two more names that have his attention. Then the guys rate their five top candidates, then find...


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

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 for concern (2:58). Tingler's staff is probably gone, but there are a few guys who might be worth bringing back (7:59). A.J. Preller's address exposed issues that could very easily persist with the next regime (12:54). Plus, the guys take a look at some potential replacements beyond the crop of experienced skippers that immediately come to mind...


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

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. What ultimately led Preller to the decision? One common refrain from the Padres President of Baseball Operations seemingly directs responsibility back in his own direction. Hear from Preller what shortcoming stuck out this season, and why they ultimately decided a change in leadership was necessary. What does this mean for Preller's future? And...


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

The Padres have discovered depths of rock bottom we never knew existed. So, now what? Derek and Darnay discuss the obvious move that should immediately follow Game 162, then speculate what their next steps look like. Will A.J. Preller overthink the managerial decision and stay on brand, or quickly move on to one of the obvious candidates on the market? And does this roster just need some tinkering or a more dramatic overhaul? Plus Derek has some outside-the-box options in mind for the next...


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

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 to the primary topics at hand: The futures of Jayce Tingler (7:57) and A.J. Preller (16:26) with the San Diego Padres. Should they be brought back? And under what circumstances? Do you trust Preller to hire another manager? The guys share their thoughts (23:00). And now that...


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

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 Cardinals seasons, and how St. Louis has handled their ups and downs. How much juice does the clubs' recent history lend to this meeting? And what players will the Friar Faithful surely tire of by the end of the weekend? Plus, Katie shares her outlook on a crowded Wild Card race...


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

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 challenges ahead which include visits to the Dodgers and Giants (2:35). They assess the play of Eric Hosmer and what the ideal everyday lineup looks like (17:03). Tatis says he doesn't want shoulder surgery - is this news? The guys weigh in on the decision ahead (27:25). They wrap up with another edition of Three Up, Three Down featuring Pagan,...


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

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 Robert Hassell on the heels of a three-homer performance (6:04), and break down another intriguing outfield talent in James Wood (17:35). MacKenzie Gore is pitching again, any chance he joins the Padres this season? The guys assess the promising pitching prospect (24:26). They talk...


Staying Optimistic With Eno Sarris

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 insight on why a loaded Padres lineup has struggled to produce (6:20), as well as the presence of Adam Frazier and Eric Hosmer after the deadline (14:24). Eno has concerns about the organization's pitching development (18:14). The guys chat about Larry Rothschild, coaching...


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

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 concerning pitching situation, offensive struggles, and a reality facing the club that is quite different from what we expected. To join the #OnFriar conversation, tweet your Padres or San Diego sports thoughts and questions to Darnay (@DarnayTripp) and Derek (@DerekNBCSD). Catch NBC...


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

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 superstar position change and comes up with a rule change to try and make baseball more exciting. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


Overreactions and Postseason Possibilities with Jessica Kleinschmidt

The guys are joined by Jessica Kleinschmidt of NBC Sports Bay Area to assess the club following injuries, an underwhelming trade deadline and more so-so play. They share some overreactions to a tough week (2:11). What's the most likely key to success or source of shortcoming for the Friars in October? Jess weighs in (8:41). The bullpen has been mostly good - they discuss how that could factor into the team's approach (10:54). Can we fast forward to late August? Some thoughts on the NL West...