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Talking Friars Podcast

All episodes of the Gaslamp Ball podcast, Talking Friars, hosted by Ben Fadden, bringing you Padres news, analysis, reaction, and interviews throughout the year.

Padres Opening Day Roster Projection #2

We’re about halfway through March. Who is on track to make the roster?

Talking Friars Ep. 363: Manny & Soto Star in Dominican Republic’s Win

Plus, how did Brent Honeywell do on the mound today?

Talking Friars Ep. 362: Fernando Tatis Jr. Has Knee Contusion + Nick Martinez Starts for Team USA

Plus, we might have already seen Craig Stammen’s last game in the big leagues

Talking Friars Ep. 361: Tatis Gets First Hits of Spring Training + Crismatt Has Strong Outing for Colombia

Plus, Joe Musgrove is throwing off a mound already and Ethan Salas made his Spring Training debut at 16 years old!

Talking Friars Ep. 360: Kim & Darvish Face Off in WBC + More Injuries for the Padres

A lot of Padres will be in action in the World Baseball Classic tomorrow!

Talking Friars Ep. 359: Revisiting the Padres Aaron Judge Pursuit + Juan Soto Plays LF in “B Game”

Plus, another Padres outfielder is back playing in games!

Talking Friars Ep. 358: Juan Soto Resumes Baserunning + Joe Musgrove Back Throwing on Field

Plus, a World Baseball Classic update after Day 1

Talking Friars Ep. 356: San Diego Padres World Baseball Classic Preview

Plus, how did Seth Lugo do today vs. the Angels?

Talking Friars Ep. 355: Do You Want Juan Soto to Play in the World Baseball Classic?

Plus, Nick Martinez made his last start before the WBC

Talking Friars Ep. 354: Blake Snell Makes First Spring Training Start + Joe Musgrove Hoping He Makes First Start

Plus, another update on Juan Soto’s calf

Talking Friars Ep. 353: Tatis Returns to RF + Hader & Suarez Make Cactus League Debuts

Plus, what’s the latest on Juan Soto?

Talking Friars Ep. 352: Padres Expected to Pursue Juan Soto, Josh Hader Extensions

Plus, a broadcaster made the mistake of making fun of Joe Musgrove’s injury

Talking Friars Ep. 351: Fernando Tatis Jr. Makes 2023 RF Debut

Plus, we saw Rougned Odor play in a Padres uniform for the first time

Talking Friars Ep. 350: What Could Rougned Odor’s Role Be with the Padres?

Plus, Juan Soto and Trent Grisham are off to hot starts in Spring Training

Talking Friars Ep. 349: Reacting to Manny Machado’s Extension Press Conference + Joe Musgrove Out At Least 2 Weeks

Plus, Fernando Tatis Jr. made his 2023 Spring Training debut today!

Talking Friars Ep. 348: Tatis’ 2023 Debut is Tomorrow + Padres Offense Looking Special Early in Spring Training

It’s been a good start to Spring Training for the Padres

Breaking: Manny Machado signing 11-year extension with the Padres!

It’s happening!

Talking Friars Ep. 346: Fernando Tatis Jr. Expected to Play Tuesday, Padres Get First Spring Training Win

We got to see Seth Lugo for the first time pitching for the Padres

Talking Friars Ep. 345: First Padres Spring Training Game Reaction

It was the first game with the new rule changes. How did it look?

Talking Friars Ep. 344: Ranking the Padres Offseason Signings

Xander Bogaerts was the huge addition but what about some of the others?

Talking Friars Ep. 343: Peter Seidler Reiterates Manny Machado is Padres “Top Priority”

Peter Seidler spoke to the media in Peoria today after the Padres first team meeting of the spring

Report: Manny Machado Asking For $400 Million From Padres

It doesn’t seem like the two sides are close on an extension

Report: Manny Machado’s Padres Extension Deadline Has Passed

The Padres made one offer two days before his deadline, which was Thursday

Talking Friars Ep. 340: Manny Machado Will Opt Out After 2023 Padres Season

Plus, Rob Manfred says the Padres will lose money but should we believe him?

Report: Padres Signing Cole Hamels to Minor League Deal

Hamels could add even more depth to the Padres pitching staff

Talking Friars Ep. 338: The Most Intriguing Questions Heading Into Padres Spring Training

The Padres have a stacked roster but there are still a lot of questions to be answered

Report: Padres Signing Michael Wacha

Wacha gives San Diego more pitching depth

Padres Opening Day Roster Projection #1

Football season is over so you know what that means!

Padres Make the Yu Darvish Extension Official

Plus, A.J. Preller gave the latest on the possibility of a Manny Machado extension

Padres Extend Yu Darvish Through 2028!

Darvish is signed through 2028!

Talking Friars Ep. 333: How Do Padres Fans Feel About the Team?

Dennis Lin of The Athletic released the results to his fan survey last week

Talking Friars Ep. 332: More FanFest Reaction with Padres Fan Joe Dreamz

Joe Dreamz joins the show today to talk about his experiences at FanFest