A Glimpse at Cory Spangenberg’s Plate Discipline

May 29, 2017

Cory Spangenberg was selected by the San Diego Padres in the first round (10th overall) of the 2011 draft, out of Indian River State College. At the age of 20, he put up a slash line of .477/.553/.659 in 48 games and 176 at bats. He also hit five home runs and drove in 32 runners while stealing 33 bases on the year. The performance was for a small school,…

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A Memorial Day Tribute to Padres Legend, Jerry Coleman

May 29, 2017

The San Diego Padres franchise has been in existence for 48 years. Tony Gwynn will always be known as Mr.Padre, but not too far behind our hometown hero, is Jerry Coleman. “The Colonel” was a member of the Padres’ organization from 1972 through his unfortunate death in January of 2014. His iconic voice will always be remembered in the hearts of Padres fans. I still miss his voice when listening…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 38 with Mark Grant

May 26, 2017

A new record for us here at EVT, as we bring you our third podcast of the week. For our latest show, we bring in Mark Grant of the San Diego Padres. He is an icon in the San Diego community, and represents the team very well. Mud joins us on the road from Washington D.C., as the Padres are in the midst of a six-game road trip. We talk…

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A Brief Conversation With Storm LHP Eric Lauer

May 26, 2017

When the Padres selected Eric Lauer in the June 2016 draft, word around the baseball community was that he was easily the most polished collegiate pitcher. After going 10-2 in 2016 at Kent State, with a mind-blowing 0.69 ERA, expectations are very high for this young man. He has not disappointed at all this season, recording a 1.97 ERA in his first eight starts of the season for the Lake…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 37 with Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com

May 24, 2017

  In our ongoing effort to bring you a complete coverage of the San Diego Padres, from the minor leagues to Petco Park, we here at EVT bring you Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com for our next podcast. The 2017 MLB Amateur Draft is weeks away, and the Padres have the third selection. There are tons of rumors swirling around the team and who they are potentially eyeing. We thought, instead…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 36 with James & Patrick

May 22, 2017

Another solo show this week, as we first discuss all the recent moves made by the team. Travis d’Arnaud, Jose Valdez, and Carlos Asuaje are all a topic of discussion for the two of us. The addition of d’Arnaud is intriguing, as we don’t know exactly where he fits on the squad. He plays all over the place, but at the age of 30, he is no prospect. He gives…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 35 with James & Patrick

May 18, 2017

Another solo episode for us, as we bring you some current Padres news. This week, we start off conversing about the Padres’ issues against the Brewers this past series. The team has had glimpses of solid play, but in recent weeks, they have played miserably. They continue to give away games, and we discuss if this Padres team is really the worst team in Major League Baseball right now. In…

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Padres Series Recap: Brewers Take Series in Petco as Padres Flounder

May 18, 2017

Game 1 (Padres 6, Brewers 5) In a season of promise, the young Padres once again showed why fans should be excited about the future of this team. After Eric Sogard hit a home run in the top of the 10th to take a 5-4 lead, the feeling in the mostly-empty Petco Park, was that of defeat. That feeling only lasted a few moments as Erick Aybar opened the bottom…

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Fernando Tatis Jr. Is a Mature & Impressive Young Man

May 16, 2017

The San Diego Padres’ farm system is growing beyond belief. Players with high ceilings are at almost every level. The growth of the farm system is phenomenal, and not many players have developed more in recent months than the San Diego Padres’ infielder, Fernando Tatis Jr. The 18-year-old, Dominican, right-handed hitter is currently playing at the Single-A level, and is holding his own against much older competition in the Midwest…

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Padres Series Recap: Bullpen Implodes in Finale, Sox Take Series

May 14, 2017

The San Diego Padres continue to play head-scratching baseball. They continually give games away, despite playing well for most of the contest. The team is young, and it is normal to expect sporadic moments of failure. However, they must play sound, fundamental baseball if they wish to keep their heads above water. The starting staff isn’t filled with household names, so if one of them gets you a quality start,…

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The Padres are No Longer “Stuck in the Middle”

May 14, 2017

In the game of modern baseball, you either have to be rebuilding for the future or going for it all. There is no middle ground. For years, the Padres have been in that middle ground, and that has definitely set back this franchise. Presently, the team has a plan and they are executing it. That is a wonderful thing for Padres’ fans, as they have longed to root for a…

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