Padres Series Recap: Padres Take 2 of 3 from Giants to Open Season

April 10, 2017

  As usual, there were droves of San Francisco Giants fans all over the East Village and Gaslamp area of downtown San Diego, as their beloved baseball team was in town to take on the Padres. That is just normal when the Giants come to town. It’s like an annual tradition in recent years for thousands of their fans to come virtually out of nowhere to attend a game at…


Cuban OF Luis Robert Showcase is Today, Padres Will Be Present

March 30, 2017

More than two months ago, I brought you a story on Cuban outfielder, Luis Robert. Even though the Padres have spent over $70 million dollars on the international market, they are surely not done. Last week, the team inked a Cuban left-handed pitcher named Osvaldo Fernandez for $2.5 million dollars. He is 18 and adds to the Padres young depth. Right now it is a great time to be a…


The San Diego Padres are Sadly Neglecting the Alumni Division

March 28, 2017

The alumni division has arguably been the most neglected area in the history of the San Diego Padres. The Padres Hall Of Fame was a nice touch, but was extremely overdue and seemed rushed solely for all-star game purposes. The fan base sees this. They are not dumb. Presently, there are dozens upon dozens of former Friars that are all but forgotten by the fans, and more importantly, the team….


Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 28 with A.J. Cassavell

March 27, 2017

For the return of the EVT Podcast, we welcome back A.J. Cassavell of, to the show. Both, Patrick and I wish to apologize for our extended hiatus from the show. Life happens, and with that, certain things had to be put on the back-burner in our busy lives. We both did not want to bring you a product that was half-assed, so we decided no show was better than…


Oakland Athletics & San Diego Padres Are an Excellent Match for a Trade

March 22, 2017

The San Diego Padres have acquired Tyson Ross, Derek Norris, and Drew Pomeranz from the Oakland Athletics in the last five years. Is it time for another Athletics/Padres deal? Is no secret that A.J. Preller is aggressive when it comes to making trades. He is not shy. If a deal will improve his club, then he will surely pull the trigger. For the Padres, at the moment, it is all…


Happy Birthday Benny- A Brief Look at Padres Catching History

March 9, 2017

Today is Benito Santiago‘s birthday. On this date, the greatest backstop in San Diego Padres’ history turns 52. In honor of Benny’s birthday, let us take a look back on his career, and other men who have been behind the dish for the Padres. Benito Santiago is arguably the most talented catcher ever to wear a Padres’ uniform. He started his MLB career back in 1986, at the ripe age…


Will the Padres Trade Spangenberg or Schimpf?

March 2, 2017

The San Diego Padres have structured their team to be competitive in the near future. The 2017 season will probably not be a productive year for the major league team, but there will still be plenty of things to look forward to if you are a Padre fan. The Padres’ minor league system is currently stacked with young talent. From the Dominican Summer League to the Triple-A level, the Padres…


If You are Pissed at LT, You Aren’t the Only One

March 1, 2017

Let me first start of by saying that LaDainian Tomlinson is one of my favorite all-time San Diego Chargers in the franchises’ history. He exemplified what it meant to be a Chargers’ player, and he will never be questioned for his endless contributions on the field for my former beloved football team. However, that team is gone. They left town. Which makes them dead to me. Their new name, which I…


Every A.J. Preller Trade Revisited (All 35)

February 27, 2017

When the San Diego Padres hired A.J. Preller in August of 2014, the team knew he would make changes. The ownership group was aware that he would likely bring his own philosophy. With that thought process, he would bring in players that fit the mold that the young G.M. is trying to produce. Deals would be made as the team attempted to build a winning tradition. He wasted no time…


Mason Thompson Interview- Wise Beyond His Years

February 25, 2017

A.J. Preller has taken a bunch of criticism from the national media recently. Though some might question his prior techniques when it comes to medical records and such, there will never be a question about his ability to evaluate talent. He has the scout’s eye when it comes to judging players and their abilities, and for that, he should be commended. The Padres held the 85th overall pick in the…


Remembering the Padres First Beat Writer Phil Collier

February 24, 2017

On February 24th, 2001 the San Diego sports community lost a legend. Phil Collier was gone at the age of 75, after a long battle with cancer. He will always hold a special place in the hearts of San Diegans, as he was pivotal in establishing San Diego as a sports city. The soft-spoken Texan was a true gentleman, and was widely known for the excellent relationship he had with…