36 Years Ago Padres & Cardinals Agree on Templeton for Ozzie Smith Deal

December 10, 2017

On December 10, 1981, the St. Louis Cardinals and San Diego Padres agreed on a six-player trade. The Padres traded defensive wizard Ozzie Smith, Al Olmsted, and Steve Mura to the Cardinals for offensive shortstop Garry Templeton, Sixto Lezcano, and Luis DeLeon. The centerpieces of the deal would be Ozzie Smith and Garry Templeton, obviously, though Lezcano was viewed as a decent prospect. The major issue was that Ozzie Smith had…

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Down on The Farm: Winter League Roundup- December 9

December 9, 2017

  Saturday was a slow night for the Padres that are playing winter leagues around the globe. The players that are on Dominican and Venezuelan teams were off, so only six men were in action. The hitters were 1-17 on the day with five strikeouts, and only one hurler was on the mound for the Padres. Perhaps Sunday will be a little more eventful. Australian Baseball League Buddy Reed went…

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Padres Still Flirting with Hosmer, But Isn’t Carlos Santana a Better Option?

December 9, 2017

The Eric Hosmer talk will not die down. It is everywhere. And now that the Friars have lost out on Shohei Ohtani, the talk seems to have picked up steam. Even Peter Seidler, who is normally quite subdued, came out and spoke to the local media. He talked about his disappointment in losing out on Ohtani, but did say that the team made their best effort to secure his services….

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- Manuel Margot Makes His Debut

December 8, 2017

A total of 12 Padres players were in action on Friday. Manuel Margot is in the D.R. and participating in game play for his Dominican team, the Toros del Este. He will surely get more at bats as the month goes on. Plenty of action to read about, so let’s get right into it. Mexican Winter League Fernando Perez played second base on Friday in Mexico and was 1-2 at…

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Shohei Ohtani Signing with Padres Would Be Great for MLB

December 7, 2017

The game of Major League Baseball has been in existence for 148 years. It is the eldest of all the major professional sports in the North American continent. The history of the sport is deep and the traditions of the game will always be here, for the most part. The sport is ever-evolving though, as it needs to undergo a metamorphosis in order to adapt to the demands of the…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 74- The Ohtani Podcast

December 6, 2017

  We are down to the wire in the Ohtani sweepstakes. The last few days have been stressful for Padre fans, as the Japanese wonder has met with the team and is apparently weighing his options. The Padres are one of seven teams that he has chosen. Patrick and I had some time this evening, so we decided to throw together a little pod on Ohtani. We discuss the recent…

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Freddy Galvis on Padres’ Radar. Will They Pay the Asking Price?

December 6, 2017

There is no doubt that the San Diego Padres are in search of a viable starting shortstop for the 2018 season. The team has been linked to Alcides Escobar and Zack Cozart, who are on the free agent market. We have also heard some speculation about a possible trade for Jurickson Profar from the Rangers. The Padres would not pay top dollar for the Rangers’ former top talent, as his…

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Three Trades Happened On This Day in Padres History

December 6, 2017

It is rare that three significant trades happen for a major league franchise on the same date, but December 6th goes down in San Diego Padres history for just that reason. A total of 13 players exchanged hands on this date as the Padres attempted to improve their team on three different occasions. The Padres made these trades in 1985, 1989, and 1996 respectively, but each were significant in shaping the…

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The Padres Have Money To Spend, But How Will They Spend It?

December 5, 2017

There is no doubt that the San Diego Padres have money to spend for the 2018 season. How and where they will spend that money is what is currently up for debate. Of course the team will sign some players, but they must do so with investments that are low-risk. In my opinion, they should not offer very many multi-year deals at this point, but must instead find undervalued players…

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Minnesota Twins Viable Candidate for a Brad Hand Trade with Padres

December 4, 2017

As the MLB Winter Meetings begin December 10 in Orlando, Florida, the name Brad Hand will surely come up. He is one of the best relievers available on the trade market and teams are conscious that A.J. Preller is not shy about pulling the trigger on a deal. You can link the prized left-handed pitcher to virtually any team that is in contention. From the Cubs and Yankees, to the Dodgers…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- December 3

December 3, 2017

There were eight Padres in action on Sunday throughout the globe. The Australian Baseball League does not have games for a few days, but there was still plenty of news in other leagues. The Padres’ hitters were 2-21 on the day with 11 strikeouts (ouch). The three Padre’ hurlers did much better in their 2.1 innings pitched. Mexican Winter League Fernando Perez was 0-3 with two strikeouts. The infielder is…

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