Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 53 with James & Patrick

August 4, 2017

  How about a quick little podcast on the Padres day off? Patrick and I were itching to talk some Padre baseball, so we fired up the old podcast machine and gave it a whirl. We started out talking about, of all things, the Los Angeles Dodgers. The team from up north has played remarkable so far this season, and we discuss how they are also built for the long…

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Down on the Farm: August 3- Quantrill Earns First Double-A Victory

August 4, 2017

Credit: EVT News The San Diego Padres affiliates were 4-2 on Thursday. There was rain for El Paso and the AZL Padres team had the night off, so six out of the eight teams played. Cal Quantrill picked up his first win at the Double-A level as the right hander went six strong innings for the Missions. As usual, the bullpen shut the door. Brad Wieck, Cesar Vargas and Trey…

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Down on the Farm: August 1- Bryan Rodriguez Throws a Shutout

August 1, 2017

San Diego Padres affiliates were 4-2 on the day. The Lake Elsinore Storm game was postponed due to weather and Tri-City had an off night. The El Paso Chihuahuas got a great start from Bryan Rodriguez, as he threw a complete game shutout against the Round Rock Express. The 26-year-old right handed pitcher from the Dominican Republic failed to walk a batter in his best start of the year. Rafael…

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Brad Hand Sweepstakes: The Tampa Bay Rays

July 29, 2017

  It is no secret that the San Diego Padres will trade their lone all-star representative from this year’s mid-season classic. Brad Hand has optimal value right now and the Padres are not in the state to compete just yet. In order to build for the future, Hand must be moved for prospects who can be key additions to a potential playoff push in the coming years. That is the…

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Down on the Farm: July 28- Franchy Has Big Night

July 28, 2017

The San Diego Padres affiliates were 2-5 on the night, as only the AZL teams were victorious. In El Paso, the Chihuahuas saw Yangervis Solarte man the shortstop position. He was flawless on the night, but was not challenged all that often. He did get two hits and looks well on his way to returning to the Padres in the next few days. Zach Lee was knocked around again, as…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 51 with James & Patrick

July 27, 2017

The San Diego Padres have played some pretty respectable baseball in the past few weeks. We start the podcast by talking about Sonny Gray. Ken Rosenthal recently named the Padres as a dark horse candidate for his services, and we discuss the pitcher. Gray might be a quality starter, and enticing, but we both agree the Padres should not dismantle the farm system just yet. Manuel Margot has been on…

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Down on the Farm: July 26- Henry, Avila, De Horta & Lugo All Pitch Well

July 27, 2017

The San Diego Padres affiliates were 5-2 on the night as the AZL . Michael Kelly went six solid innings as the Chihuahuas held off a late surge from Iowa. Carter Capps had a rough ninth where he allowed three runs to score (two earned) on three hits. He did manage to record the last out of the game, but his appearance is concerning when you think about Brandon Maurer…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 50 with Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com

July 26, 2017

For our 50th episode, we bring back friend to the show, Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com. The site is fresh off their updated rankings for each MLB team. Before bringing in Jonathan, Patrick and I discuss the recent trade. Brandon Maurer, Ryan Buchter, and Trevor Cahill were shipped to KC on Monday, and we discuss the trade between ourselves. The trade might have been tough for some Padre fans to see,…

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Down on the Farm: July 25

July 25, 2017

The San Diego Padres affiliates were 2-4 on the night. Fort Wayne and the AZL Padres 1 team were both off. In El Paso, Christian Bethancourt started the game for the team and did well, going three innings. He allowed a two-run home run to Mark Zagunis in the third, then promptly returned the favor, smashing a dinger himself in his only at bat of the game. The team could…

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Maurer, Buchter and Cahill Dealt to Royals for Travis Wood & Prospects

July 24, 2017

We all knew the San Diego Padres were going to make moves. On Monday, the first of seemingly several trades happened. A.J. Preller started dismantling the bullpen by sending Ryan Buchter and Brandon Maurer to the Royals. They also traded Trevor Cahill to Kansas City in the deal. What did the Padres receive in return? They acquired veteran left-handed pitcher Travis Wood along with prospects Matt Strahm and Esteury Ruiz….

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Trade Possibilities: The Milwaukee Brewers & The San Diego Padres

July 24, 2017

The Milwaukee Brewers are surprisingly in the midst of a playoff race. As a team that was not expected to contend, they have some very big decisions to make in the coming week. Does the team go all-in and mortgage their future for players that could lead them to the promised land? Or does the team stand pat and possibly fall out of contention while facing the ire of their…

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