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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.

Talking Friars Ep. 331: Reacting to 2023 Padres FanFest

FanFest was absolutely packed today with a lot going on!

Talking Friars Ep. 330: A.J. Preller Gives Manny Machado & Juan Soto Contract Discussion Timetable

A.J. Preller went on Buster Olney’s podcast to talk about his team’s offseason and Spring Training plans

Talking Friars Ep. 329: Answering The Athletic’s Padres Fan Survey

How would you describe the state of the San Diego Padres in one sentence?

Talking Friars Ep. 328: Why is the Rockies Owner Criticizing the Padres?

Over the weekend, Rockies owner Dick Monfort told the Denver Post he doesn’t agree with what the Padres are doing

Talking Friars Ep. 327: Fernando Tatis Jr.’s Shoulder Fully Healed, Ready to Take on Challenge with Padres

Reacting to the great piece out from Kevin Acee and Annie Heilbrunn this morning

Talking Friars Ep. 326: Padres Acknowledge Difficulty of Retaining Juan Soto

Plus, more reaction to Dennis Lin’s latest mailbag on the San Diego Padres!

Talking Friars Ep. 325: Padres “Definitely” Will Try To Sign Shohei Ohtani

Plus, the chances of a Ha-Seong Kim trade appear to be slimmer

MLB Investigating Former Padres SP Mike Clevinger After Domestic Violence Allegations

According to The Athletic, Clevinger is being accused of physical, verbal and emotional abuse

Talking Friars Ep. 323: Do the Padres Need to Make Another Move Before Spring Training?

There’s a difference between want and need.

Talking Friars Ep. 322: Could Jurickson Profar return to the Padres?

Plus, is Ha-Seong Kim going to be on the move?

Talking Friars Ep. 321: Casey Stern Talks Padres Interest in Ohtani, Tatis’ Return & Effects of Bogaerts Signing

Stern is a former host for TBS and was nice enough to take some time to talk about the Padres

Talking Friars Ep. 320: Padres “plan to be all in” on Shohei Ohtani

Bob Nightengale is reporting the Dodgers stiffest competition is expected to be the Padres

Talking Friars Ep. 319: FOX Sports’ Alex Curry Talks Padres Offseason, Best NL Teams & Correa Not Going to the Mets

Alex Curry is the co-host of Flippin’ Bats and she was nice enough to join the show!

Talking Friars Ep. 318: Padres Add Nelson Cruz! Is a Trade in the Works?

What will Nelson Cruz’s role be with the Padres?

Talking Friars Ep. 317: 5 Padres Starting Pitching Trade Targets

The free agent pool of starters isn’t too strong anymore so let’s take a look at the trade market

Talking Friars Ep. 316: Should the Padres Still Prioritize Starting Pitching in Free Agency?

The Padres have brought in four starting caliber pitchers this winter

Talking Friars Ep. 314: Will The 2023 Padres Be Better Than The 2018 Red Sox?

Xander Bogaerts had a stacked team in 2018 but this one might be even better

Talking Friars Ep. 313: Eight Padres 2023 Predictions

I have a feeling 2023 will be special

Talking Friars Ep. 312: Padres 2022 Year In Review

What a year it was for our Friars

Talking Friars Ep. 311: Should the Padres trade Ha-Seong Kim or Trent Grisham?

A report came out today saying San Diego is open to discussing both players

Talking Friars Ep. 310: Ranking the top five Padres games of 2022

What is your top five?

Talking Friars Ep. 309: 5 Remaining Padres Outfield Targets In Free Agency

San Diego’s outfield depth isn’t great right now

Talking Friars Ep. 308: Wil Myers heads to Cincinnati + Padres Christmas Wish List

Plus, San Diego has interest in bringing in a specific veteran starter

Talking Friars Ep. 307: Reacting to Matt Carpenter’s Padres Introductory Press Conference + Carlos Correa isn’t a Giant!

Plus, is San Diego looking to trade Trent Grisham?

Talking Friars Ep. 306: Padres sign Matt Carpenter!

The former Yankee should be a valuable piece if he stays healthy

Talking Friars Ep. 305: Padres signing Seth Lugo

Lugo will get the chance to be a starter in the rotation

Talking Friars Ep. 304: Padres “anticipate” Manny Machado opt-out after 2023

Should we be worried that Manny won’t be back in 2024?

Talking Friars Ep. 303: Padres Fan Joe Dreamz Talks Slam Diego Song, Fan Interactions & Team’s Future

Joe Dreamz is a big Padres fan who spends his nights singing after games outside Petco Park!

Talking Friars Ep. 302: Could the Padres acquire Max Fried?

Plus, more starting pitchers are coming off the market...

Talking Friars Ep. 301: What’s Next For Padres After Senga Chooses Mets

Why didn’t the Padres sign Kodai Senga?

Talking Friars Ep. 300: Reacting to Xander Bogaerts’ Padres Introductory Press Conference

Bogaerts seems like another great leader

Padres sign Xander Bogaerts!

Jon Heyman got it first