The Next Wave of Talent to Arrive for Padres

April 30, 2017

  The San Diego Padres have done a nice job in putting together a young squad, with seemingly a very bright future. Presently, the major league team lacks depth at virtually every position, but the rebuild is in full effect. Despite the inadequacies of the 2017 squad, there is much to like about the Padres’ franchise and the future of it that, for once, seems full of promise. Players like…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 32 with Dan Szymborski

April 28, 2017

  In this episode, we welcome back Dan Szymborski of ESPN. Dan is the ZIPS creator, and his projection system is widely regarded as one of the best in the business. He joins us fresh off a vacation and he is ready to talk Padres baseball. Not a topic he discusses too often, but he was more than willing to talk about the state of the franchise with us. Last…

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Luis Robert Drawing Serious Interest from Padres, Private Workout Scheduled

April 28, 2017

  Luis Robert has so much hype surrounding him that you will likely see dozens of reports on him until he finally inks a major league contract. Many teams are interested in the young man, and indications are his value could only increase as we get closer to the first day he may sign (May 20) a contract with a major league franchise. The San Diego Padres are very interested…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 31 with James & Patrick

April 27, 2017

For the 31st episode of the Padres EVT Podcast, we bring you something different. For the first time in the history of the show, we have no guest. Instead, we will just talk Padres baseball and the state of the game ourselves. The San Diego Padres are a young team, and with that, there are many growing pains that have to be endured by the fan base. Manuel Margot, Hunter…

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Padres Series Recap: Marlins Capitalize on Mistakes to Take Series

April 23, 2017

The suddenly-hot San Diego Padres took on the Miami Marlins in this three-game weekend set. As I predicted, the matchup on Sunday would decide this series. It certainly did, and the result was not in the Padres’ favor. The San Diego Padres are a young team, and their style of play will be maddening to watch from time to time. Manuel Margot, Austin Hedges, and Hunter Renfroe are all doing…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 30 with Kyle Glaser of Baseball America

April 22, 2017

  In this 30th episode of the show, we welcome back Kyle Glaser. He took a job with Baseball America just about one year ago and is now touring the country visiting numerous minor league facilities. He has a wealth of knowledge about the farm system of virtually every team, and the Padres are no different. Being that Kyle is a San Diego native, he has kept tabs on the…

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Padres Series Preview: The Marlins Head to SD for a Three-Game Series

April 21, 2017

After finishing up their series with the Arizona Diamondbacks, the San Diego Padres will then host the Miami Marlins for a three game series. The Marlins are off to a decent start to their 2017 season, going into Friday’s series with a 8-7 record, putting them two games behind the N.L. East leader Washington Nationals. Expected to at least contend for playoff spot, they made some moves to shore up…

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Padres Series Recap: Padres Take Series from Snakes, Winning 2 of 3

April 20, 2017

The Padres came home from a rough road trip in Atlanta, where the team was swept by the Braves, looking for comfort. This 2017 season will be a long one for Padre fans, as the team is not built to compete just yet. There are positives, though, to this team, and a focused fan must concentrate on the big picture rather than look at the standings. I know that is…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 29 with Bernie Wilson

April 19, 2017

  For the 29th episode of the show we welcome back San Diego scribe legend, Bernie Wilson. He has covered San Diego sports for the Associated Press since 1991 and provided he his take on the scene. He is never one to be shy about his point of view and with that, he is an excellent interview. The man just has no problem telling it like it is, and that’s…

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Can Jamie Romak Be the Next Ryan Schimpf?

April 18, 2017

  Jamie Romak is a name you are probably not familiar with, and you should not feel ashamed about it. Just like Ryan Schimpf, the long-time minor leaguer hasn’t been given a shot to crack a major league roster on a regular basis. Despite 216 minor league home runs, the 31-year-old has only had 36 major league at bats since being drafted by the Braves in the fourth round of…

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Padres Series Preview: Diamondbacks at Petco for Three-Game Series

April 18, 2017

The San Diego Padres return home after a seven-game road trip. Only three games have been played at Petco Park so far in the 2017 season, so a little home-cooking should do the Friars some good. They welcome their division rival Arizona Diamondbacks to the city, in what should be a great series. The D-Backs have started the 2017 season well, going 9-5 to start the year. The team from…

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The Youthful Padres Are Going to Have Fun in 2017

April 16, 2017

There is going to be a common theme with the 2017 San Diego Padres. They will have fun. Manager Andy Green is not known for being fun-loving, but the second-year manager has certainly shown that he is not opposed to letting his ball players be themselves. Each individual within the team is welcome to display their personality, as long as they play they game the correct way. Early in 2016,…

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