Darren Smith has been a prominent voice in San Diego sports radio since 2004. When sports fans seek unique opinions on the world of sports, information on breaking news, and memorable interviews, Smith consistently delivers. The Darren Smith Show airs weekdays from Noon to 3pm on XTRA 1360 and features long-time producer and sidekick, Marty Caswell.
NFL analyst Daniel Jeremiah on how Tyreek Hill's departure affects the Chiefs, the ascending Raiders and Chargers, why Josh Allen may have it all figured out & what's going on with Mac Jones & the Patriots.
Hour1- Padres baffling offensive struggles continue, Giants broadcast has interesting perspective on overturned replay, Padres playoff probability, SI's Jon Wertheim talks Serena's retirement and legacy.
ESPN's Tim Kurkjian on Padres stunning trades for Soto, Bell and Hader, what makes Juan Soto so uncommonly advanced, why the Padres will figure it out soon & why no one's catching the Dodgers.
Padres GM A.J. Preller discussed the surreal moment watching Juan Soto run out to right field, how the vision of Peter Seidler and incredible fan support made it possible & why they got the right player at the right time.
Hour 2- A discussion of Vin Scully's greatest calls, Marty's playing phone tag with super agent Juan Soto, text line chimes in on amazing night at Petco Park, ready for a huge series at Dodgers stadium.
ESPN's Buster Olney discussed the Padres stunning blockbuster trade for Juan Soto, if the Dodgers got in it simply to drive up the price & why he's on track to be the greatest hitter of all time.
Dennis Lin discussed the Padres precarious situation & why adding starting pitching is a priority, if they dodged a bullet on Gore, if Snell & Hosmer could be dealt & why they don't want to trade James Wood in any deal.
Kevin Acee on likelihood of Padres going closer by committee, why Gore will not pitch again this season, if they're all in on Juan Soto & how a losing July changed their approach to the trade deadline.