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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Down on the Farm: July 21- Quantrill & Lawson Both Pitch Well

July 21, 2017

With both AZL teams on a break, the Padres’ affiliates went 2-4 on the day. The El Paso Chihuahuas came close to a victory, as Ryan Schimpf hit a two-run homer in the eighth to bring them within one run. In the end, Kyle Zimmer pitched two innings and recorded his first save of the year as El Paso lost 7-6. Nick Schulz hit his third home run of the…

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Trade Possibilities: The San Diego Padres & The Houston Astros

July 20, 2017

The Houston Astros are currently the favorites to win the American League pennant. With a current record of 63-31, they are well on their way to winning the Western Division of the American League. They have a 16.5 game lead over the Mariners and there is relatively no chance that they blow that comfortable margin. The Astros are very young and have performed extremely well this season under manager A.J. Hinch….

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Down on the Farm: July 19

July 19, 2017

The San Diego Padres’ affiliates were 3-4 on the day. The Chihuahuas were unable to get the offense going in Sacramento and lost 3-1. They only managed one run on the day and gave no run support to Dillon Overton, who had a decent start. The Chihuahuas put the ball in play, only striking out six times on the day, but just could not get the key hit when it…

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Down on the Farm: July 18

July 18, 2017

Padres’ affiliates were 3-4 on Tuesday night, with the Fort Wayne TinCaps having the day off. The Chihuahuas lost 7-6 in 12 innings, as Christian Villanueva stayed hot. He had three extra-base hits on the night, including his 18th home run of the year for the Padres’ Triple-A affiliate. He is hitting .299 on the year and could very well earn himself a call-up very soon. In San Antonio, the…

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Down on the Farm: July 14

July 15, 2017

The San Diego Padres affiliates were 6-2 on Friday. El Paso was victorious, behind a solid effort from Dillon Overton on the mound. The lefty pitcher went six strong innings, allowing two earned runs on the night. Chase d’Arnaud was 2-5 and the Chihuahuas flexed their muscles by hitting five home runs. Christian Villanueva, Ryan Schimpf, Nick Buss, Collin Cowgill, and Diego Goris all went deep. The Missions survived a…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 49 with James & Patrick

July 14, 2017

  This week’s show opens with some Pablo Sandoval talk. Ugh. The switch-hitting third baseman has been released by the Red Sox, and some would like the Padres to take a look at Kung-Fu Panda. Ultimately, we believe, he is not a good fit for this young team and we discuss the numerous reasons why he should not come close to Petco Park. Hunter Renfroe went on the D.L. with…

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If Christian Yelich is Available, the Padres Should Definitely Be Interested

July 14, 2017

In Major League Baseball, the month of July is traditionally when a team buys and sells assets for the future. The San Diego Padres are certainly looking to trade off talent that could possibly fetch valuable prospects for the future. The team is rebuilding, and adding to an excellent farm system with a few trades here and there would only benefit the Padres in the long run. Brad Hand, Brandon…

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Down on The Farm: July 13

July 14, 2017

The San Diego Padres affiliates went 4-4 on Thursday. The Chihuahuas lost, as Zach Lee was hit hard. Franchy Cordero went 1-5 on the night batting leadoff. The Chihuahuas only managed five hits on the night and three of them came off the bat of Rafael Ortega. Christian Bethancourt pitched a scoreless inning, lowering his ERA to 10.80 on the season. The Missions stayed hot, as Brett Kennedy was yet…

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13 Players Who Have Not Progressed This Padres’ Minor League Season

July 11, 2017

In keeping up with the San Diego Padres, you are very aware that their prospects are the key to the future. The team is being constructed from the ground floor on up, and what happens in the farm system will surely have a direct effect on the major league team. I recently wrote a piece that highlighted 14 players that have progressed this season for the club in 2017. Names…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 48 with James & Patrick

July 7, 2017

  For this week’s solo show, we speak about many Padre related topics We hit on the team’s last series in Cleveland, and the fact the Friars will be maddening to watch the whole season long. They are capable of winning any series, against anyone, but at the same time they are capable of laying an egg on virtually any night. The team is young. It happens. The pitching performance…

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Brad Zunica Interview: TinCaps Clubhouse is Fun, But Zunica is All Business

July 7, 2017

In taking on this adventure of covering the Padres from top to bottom, I have had the pleasure of speaking to several key players and personnel. Among them is Brad Zunica, who I have kept in contact with some regularity since we first spoke in January of 2016. Brad is a left-handed hitting first baseman from Florida, who at the age of 21, is just starting to really find his…

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