Down on the Farm- Winter League Roundup October 18- Tatis Goes Deep for First Time

October 18, 2017

  The San Diego Padres have so much talent in the minor league system currently. With endless amounts of talent scattered throughout the system, players are participating in Winter Leagues currently. In total, 11 different players got into game action on the 18th of October. The Padres’ top prospects Fernando Tatis Jr., Luis Urias, Josh Naylor, and Franchy Cordero all played. Here is a glimpse at Wednesday’s action and what…

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Down on the Farm- Winter League Roundup October 17

October 18, 2017

The San Diego Padres 2017 season is in the books. All in all the year was a success, as the major league team played better than expected and the minor league system started to bear fruit. Dinelson Lamet and Franchy Cordero came up this season for their first taste of major league service time and were productive for the Friars. That bodes well for the future young kids that are…

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PNO (Positive, Negative, Outlook) Cory Spangenberg

October 18, 2017

For EVT’s next PNO (positive, negative, outlook) we will focus on Cory Spangenberg. The San Diego Padres selected the left-handed hitter with their first pick in the 2011 draft. He was drafted 10th overall out of Indian River Community College, where he had an impressive 2011 season as a 20-year-old. Spangy put up a .477/.553/.659 slash line in 176 at bats that season and also stole 33 bases. He looked…

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The Brad Hand Sweepstakes are Sure to Heat Up, Will Padres Pull the Trigger?

October 15, 2017

As the weather changes and another season of the game of baseball comes to a close, it is time to start thinking about off-season transactions. The San Diego Padres will surely be players when it comes to active trade talks. The team has a rare combination of young prospects and relevant major league talent that could be shopped around. Names like Yangervis Solarte, Travis Jankowski, and Brad Hand will come…

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Blake Hunt Interview- Early Adjustments Have Paid Dividends

October 14, 2017

In taking on this challenge to provide top-notch Padres’ content, I have been lucky enough to talk to numerous prospects. Many of these young men are excellent individuals, and their skills go far beyond the baseball field. Of all the prospects I keep in touch with, young catcher Blake Hunt is quickly becoming one of my favorites to converse with. The young man has an infectious craving for the game…

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PNO (Positives, Negatives, Outlook) Dinleson Lamet

October 13, 2017

The 2017 San Diego Padres season had many surprises. In a season where the team was supposed to lose 100 games easily, the Padres finished 71-91 and managed to finish out of the cellar in a very tough National League Western Division. Arguably, one of the best things that came from the 2017 season was the emergence of Dinelson Lamet as a viable factor moving forward in the rotation. The…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 67 with James and Patrick

October 11, 2017

The San Diego Padres’ season is over, but we are still going strong at EVT. Episode 67 is a continuation from last week’s show where we gave a recap of the 2017 Padres. In episode 66, we spoke about the infield and catching positions. For this week, we finish off the roster by discussing the outfield and pitching staff. The left field battle will surely heat up in the spring,…

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SDSU/UNLV Recap: SDSU Just Too Much for UNLV in 41-10 Victory

October 8, 2017

Every week the San Diego State Aztecs seem to face an opponent that has extra motivation. They faced a tough Stanford team that was higher ranked, only to follow that up with difficult games against Air Force and NIU, who were coming off losses against highly-ranked opponents. Both NIU and Air Force are not powerhouses by any stretch of the imagination, but they did provide a test for SDSU. This…

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Chargers Quickly Becoming the Laughing-Stock of the NFL

October 7, 2017

Thanks Dean. We really appreciate how you have taken one of San Diego’s prized jewels and turned them into a circus act in Los Angeles. No, I take that back. A circus has organization and is a well-oiled machine that takes numerous competent individuals to run it successfully. The Chargers are more like a freak show now. That is the simple truth. Renting a stadium, in a market where you…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 66 with James and Patrick

October 6, 2017

The San Diego Padres’ season is over, but there is still plenty to talk about. This show starts out with some Shohei Otani talk, as the rumors swirling about this young man keep on coming. The Padres are surely longshots for his services, but there are still numerous connections between Otani and the Padres. We discuss the possibilities. Ron Fowler recently stated that the Padres could finish .500 next season….

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Ted Enberg Interview- His Versatility is Leading to Vast Opportunities

October 5, 2017

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Or at least that is what they say. In the case of Ted Enberg, the apple left on a trip after tumbling to earth, only to re-establish itself near the tree later in life. We all know who Ted Enberg is. The name Enberg speaks volumes in the sports industry. His father, Dick Enberg, is a hall of fame announcer and well-known…

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Shohei Otani’s Last Start in Japan (with Video)- Do Padres Have a Shot to Sign Him?

October 4, 2017

The Shohei Otani sweepstakes are about to heat up. Do the Padres have a legit shot at signing the Japanese Babe Ruth? If you ask any Padres official they will tell you that they do. They are dead serious about pursuing the fireballing right-hander, but they have an uphill battle in signing him to a major league deal. A.J. Preller is surely all over Otani. He has done the proper…

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