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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.

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    Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 45:45

    Daniel Jeremiah “If KC takes a step back, its going to be between the Raiders and Chargers to jostle for that spot”

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 16:18

    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.

    Hour 1- Padres offensive struggles continue, playoff probability, SI's Jon Wertheim talks Serena legacy

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 45:58

    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.

    Jon Wertheim “Serena really saw this sport through a completely different era”

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 15:30

    SI's Jon Wertheim discussed the end of an incredible era as Serena announces her "retirement" after the US Open, her legacy in the sport, and how she and Venus changed tennis.

    Mark Sweeney "Manny has a different confidence, he knows he's the best player out there"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 20:56

    MLB analyst Mark Sweeney discussed the Padres recent struggles and why pitching is a bigger concern, why Juan Soto makes everyone better & Machado expectations the final two months.

    Hour 3- Mark Sweeney talks Manny Machado & Padres struggles, tv listings

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 41:46

    Hour 3- Mark Sweeney discusses Manny Machado's confidence comment and why the bigger issue is the pitching, SD Loyal have a big win, tv listings.

    Hour 2- Tim Kurkjian joins the show, text line is on fire, we hear from Bob Melvin

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 39:29

    Hour 2- Tim Kurkjian says the Padres spectacular trades will pay dividends soon, the text line is on fire, we hear from Bob Melvin, who else hears the heavy breathing?

    Tim Kurkjian “There's way too much talent on the Padres for this to carom in the wrong direction”

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 21:23

    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.

    Hour 1- Miserable weekend for the Padres, Manny F'Ing Machado has things to say

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 43:54

    Hour 1- Nothing went right for the Padres in a miserable weekend versus the Dodgers, Wil Myers is right, Manny f'ing Machado has some things to say.

    Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 38:47

    Matt Vasgersian "Vin Scully was the best at humanizing"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 21:05

    Matt Vasgersian discussed player reaction around the league to Juan Soto to San Diego, the Dodgers depth and what made Vin Scully so unique as a legendary broadcaster with the gift of stories and action.

    Hour 2- Dennis Lin joins the show, Vin Scully got Don Orsillo to the Padres

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 51:04

    Hour 2- Dennis Lin recaps an incredible week for the Padres, we hear how Vin Scully encouraged Don Orsillo to go to San Diego, #AskDarren

    Dennis Lin

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 24:46

    Hour 1- Padres GM AJ Preller joins the show, huge Padres Dodgers series

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 46:28

    Hour 1- Padres GM AJ Preller joins the show after incredible week that landed Juan Soto, what Padre players compares to Preller? Massive Padres vs. Dodgers series.

    AJ Preller "Seeing Juan Soto run out there to RF in a packed house...that's been the vision"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 32:42

    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 3- Landon Donovan joins the show, can Padres close gap on the Dodgers?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 44:27

    Hour 3- San Diego Loyal HC Landon Donovan joins the show, can Padres close the gap on the Dodgers, Marty's melting down, XTRA bathrooms have surprise new amenities.

    Landon Donovan "We're a better team than we were last time"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 19:33

    San Diego Loyal head coach Landon Donovan discussed the amazing feeling of winning on the road, fan support & preparing for first place San Antonio.

    Hour 2- Vin Scully's greatest calls, Marty's playing phone tag with Scott Boras, texts

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 48:05

    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.

    Hour 1- An electric night for Juan Soto's debut, we hear from Machado & Soto

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 48:12

    Hour 1- A night like any other at Petco Park, we hear from Juan Soto and Manny Machado, Jim Bowden raves about the Padres, Peter Seidler makes a statement.

    Jim Bowden says Padres have the offense to run the table in October

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 12:08

    MLB Insider Jim Bowden discussed the Padres special blockbuster trade and why they now have an offense built for October, the biggest piece Padres gave up and best time to think Soto extension.

    Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 43:16

    Kevin Acee "World Series or bust"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 23:05

    Padres beat reporter Kevin Acee discussed the Padres stunning trade Soto and Josh Bell and why it's all about the World Series this year, where they are in CBT, Eric Hosmer & why there was no place for Luke Voit.

    Hour 2- Vin Scully, a legend like no other. We hear from Juan Soto & Josh Bell

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 49:44

    Hour 2- Remembering Vin Scully, an incredible legend. We hear from Juan Soto and Josh Bell in their introductory Padres press conference, #AskDarren.

    Keith Law "AJ did not throw away his shot"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 27:24

    The Athletic's Keith Law on Nationals unprecedented haul for Juan Soto and Josh Bell, if Padres overpaid, why James Wood is the wild card of the trade & prospectus for CJ Abrams & Gore.

    Hour 1- A whirlwind 48 hours for the Padres, Juan Soto's in the lineup, we hear from AJ Preller

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 45:10

    Hour 1- What a wild 48 hours for the Padres, Bob Melvin has incredible lineup options, we hear from A.J. Preller on Soto extension and dealing Eric Hosmer.

    Hour 3- MLB Network's Brian Kenny talks Soto trade, texts are on fire

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 47:37

    Hour 3- MLB Network's Brian Kenny discusses the Padres massive blockbuster trade for Juan Soto, the text line is still on fire.

    Brian Kenny "Now was the time to empty your system out"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 24:07

    MLB Network's Brian Kenny discussed the Padres stunning trade for Juan Soto, why it does for a lineup that was short on pop and how they measure up to the Dodgers, Braves and Mets.

    Hour 2- Kevin Acee discuses trades of Hosmer & Voit, text line is on fire

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 48:30

    Hour 2- Kevin Acee discusses the vibe from Petco Park and trading Eric Hosmer and Luke Voit, the text line is on absolute fire with the Juan Soto news. Are the Padres done?

    Hour 1- Padres blockbuster for Juan Soto, Eric Hosmer traded to Red Sox, Buster Olney joins the show

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 46:53

    Hour 1- Reaction to the Padres blockbuster trade for Juan Soto, Eric Hosmer traded to the Red Sox, Luke Voit goes to the Nats & Buster Olney joins the show.

    Buster Olney "Juan Soto's on a trajectory to be one of the greatest players of all time"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 27:10

    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.

    John Conniff

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 15:01

    Juan Soto Trade Special - Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 46:05

    Juan Soto Trade Special Hour 2- Peter Seidler has been dreaming of a World Series, how much did missing out on Max Scherzer last season inspire Preller and Seidler?

    Juan Soto Trade Special - Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 24:43

    Juan Soto Trade Special- A.J. Preller and the San Diego Padres pull off one of the biggest trades in baseball history. Hello, Juan Soto and Josh Bell.

    Hour 3- The Athletic's Andy McCullough talks Josh Hader & Juan Soto , tv listings, Fusion

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 46:21

    Hour 3- The Athletic's Andy McCullough talks Josh Hader to Padres & if Juan Soto gets traded, we hear from Joe Musgrove on extension, tv listings.

    Andy McCullough

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 25:04

    Hour 2- Joe Musgrove presser underway, we hear from Jeff Passan on Padres, #AskDarren

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 46:10

    Hour 2- Joe Musgrove press conference is underway, we hear from Jeff Passan on Padres trade for Josh Hader, another trade in MLB, #AskDarren

    Hour 1- Padres blockbuster for closer Josh Hader, Joe Musgrove extension official

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 45:13

    Hour 1- Padres pull off a blockbuster trade for closer Josh Hader, Joe Musgrove's 5-year extension is official, the show comes up with an obnoxious sounder for official trades.

    HR 3-Landon Donovan joins the show, Padres trade expectations, tv listings

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 42:55

    Landon Donovan joins the show, Padres trade expectations, tv listings

    Landon Donovan 7-29-22

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 19:50

    San Diego Loyal head coach Landon Donovan discussed playing an improved Orange County team and the fan support on the road

    HR 2- Dennis Lin joins the show, Jeff Passan updates Soto trade market.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 44:51

    Hour 2- Dennis Lin breaks down the Padres biggest trade priorities, we hear from Jeff Passan on how Padres Soto pursuit is slowing down the trade market, #AskDarren

    Dennis Lin "James Wood is a guy they don't want to give up in any deal"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 21:38

    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.

    HR 1- Mariners favored to land Juan Soto? Mackenzie Gore injury, Pac-12 media day

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 43:15

    Hour 1- Could the Mariners land Juan Soto? What's considered good news on Mackenzie Gore? Latest MLB trade rumors, Pac-12 commissioner addresses expansion.

    Hour 1 // 7.29 -- Soto? -- Padres injuries -- Kyler Murray

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 42:09

    Hour 1 // 7.29 -- Soto? -- Padres injuries -- Kyler Murray

    Hour 3- MLB Insider Jim Bowden says Padres should trade everyone for Soto, Angels are listening on Ohtani

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 36:01

    Hour 3- MLB Insider Jim Bowden takes us through the mindset of a GM at the deadline & breaks down why Padres should trade for Soto, Soto vs. Ohtani, tv listings.

    Jim Bowden “I would trade the entire Padres farm system for Juan Soto”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 23:23

    MLB Insider Jim Bowden discussed why the Nats don't HAVE to trade Juan Soto, why he'd trade the Padres entire farm system to land him & why the loser of the Soto sweepstakes could turn to Shohei Ohtani.

    Hour 2- Kevin Acee discusses Soto pursuit & if Gore is done, text line is lit

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 45:45

    Hour 2- Kevin Acee discuss the pursuit of Juan Soto & why Mackenzie Gore's season is likely done, Kyler Murray addresses "homework" clause, #AskDarren.

    Kevin Acee “I don't think you can say this is a playoff team with the players they have right now”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 24:01

    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.

    Hour 1- Insider opinions vary on Soto to Padres, Yogi Roth joins the show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 37:56

    Hour 1- MLB Insider opinions vary on Juan Soto to Padres, AJ Preller has no boundaries, Yogi Roth joins the show on 5-Star QB book & early buzz from Pac-12 media day.

    Yogi Roth on Pac-12 buzz & how much image of the QB has changed

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 13:28

    Pac-12 analyst and author Yogi Roth discussed the early buzz from Pac-12 media day, SDSU, Arizona's growth, new book 5-Star QB & how much image of the QB has changed.

    Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 44:43

    Hour 2- Aztecs AD J.D. Wicker joins the show, another blown save for Taylor Rogers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 45:31

    Hour 2- Aztecs AD J.D. Wicker joins the show, the Padres have a closer problem after another blown save by Taylor Rogers, trade priorities, we hear from Jeff Passan on Padres & Juan Soto.

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