Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- December 2

December 3, 2017

A grand total of eight Padres minor league players were in action on Saturday. Two games went in the books in the ABL. So that means plenty of at bats for Buddy Reed and Gabriel Arias. Australian Baseball League Buddy Reed went 3-8 combined in the two games with a double, two runs scored, two RBI, and a strikeout. The smooth-fielding center fielder is hitting .317 on the season for…

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Addendum to the Questionnaire and Why Ohtani Should Sign with the Padres

December 3, 2017

*Walter Hernandez brings us his latest take on the Ohtani situation. Walter is fluent in Japanese and is an avid Padre fan. He is all over this situation and has graciously decided to contribute to EVT. We can only hope Ohtani comes to San Diego, but it all remains to be seen. Addendum to the Questionnaire and Why Ohtani Should Sign with the Padres Shohei Otani (Ohtani) has finally been…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- November 30

November 30, 2017

  The San Diego Padres had a total of eight men playing winter league baseball on Thursday. The Dominican League only had one game on the schedule and none of the Padres’ minor leaguers played. Buddy Reed and Gabriel Arias continue to play everyday in Australia. Both men got in a few at bats in a game that was suspended by rain and will be continued tonight. Venezuelan Baseball League…

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“The Questionnaire” and Why the Padres Could Still Have a Shot at Shohei Ohtani

November 29, 2017

*This piece was presented to me by Walter Hernandez. He is fluent in Japanese and has kept himself up to date on the Otani (Ohtani) situation. He stands by the fact that the Padres are indeed still in the running for the services of this young talent. A special thanks to Walter for contributing. Major League Baseball, the MLBPA, and the NPB have come to an agreement for the future…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- November 28

November 28, 2017

There were a total eight prospects in action on Tuesday throughout the globe. The Australian Baseball League is off Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesdays, but they will return Thursday early morning. We will keep you up to date on the four prospects down under. DOMINICAN WINTER LEAGUE Franchy Cordero was 1-4 on Tuesday with two runs, a double, and a strikeout. He is hitting .309 on the year with three homers…

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The Los Angeles Angels’ Quest for a Second Baseman Could End in San Diego

November 28, 2017

As the San Diego Padres formulated their farm system, they signed and drafted a huge amount of shortstops. The Padres have lacked a true shortstop for a long time and this is certainly not a secret. The issue is, when you sign teenagers, they get larger, and more often than not grow out of the position you ideally think they can man at the highest level of professional baseball. From…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 73 with James and Patrick

November 27, 2017

The Padres are on a break, but we are not. Trevor Hoffman is in the news as voting is starting to trickle in for the 2018 MLB Hall of Fame. We weigh in on the topic and discuss the possibility of him finally making it into the club. Shohei Otani rumors are starting to heat up. The “Japanese Babe Ruth” is set to join MLB in 2018 as he will…

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What Would It Take for the Padres to Acquire Gleyber Torres?

November 27, 2017

The hole at the shortstop position for the San Diego Padres is larger than the Grand Canyon itself. Well, at least it certainly feels that way if you have rooted for this franchise in recent memory. For seemingly ever, the Padres have lacked any consistency at one of the most vital positions in all of baseball. Guys like Alexei Ramirez, Alexi Amarista, Clint Barmes, and Erick Aybar have manned short…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- November 26 *With Video

November 26, 2017

A total of nine Padres’ minor league players played on Sunday. The San Diego Padres have one of the largest representations of prospects in the winter leagues. We do our best to keep you informed of what each of the 20-plus players are doing on a daily basis. Keep on checking back with us. Whenever possible, we also include video. Today was a great day for that as we have…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- November 25

November 25, 2017

The San Diego Padres had a total of eight players participating in action on Saturday. Australian Baseball League Buddy Reed was 0-3 with a walk and is hitting .217 on the year in Australia. He has been playing exceptional defense and has flashed tremendous speed on the base paths. Hopefully the 2018 season is a breakout year for the athletic switch-hitter. Gabriel Arias was 0-3 with two strikeouts. The 17-year-old…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- November 24

November 25, 2017

The San Diego Padres had a total of eight players in action on Friday. The Arizona Fall League is a thing of the past, but that does not mean there is no baseball for you to follow. Excuse the leave of absence with this piece. With the holidays, there has been limited action in all the leagues. I will try to stay on this piece and keep you updated daily…

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“Why I am Thankful for the San Diego Padres”

November 23, 2017

In this day of giving thanks for everything we have in life, it is time to recognize the little things, like our beloved sports teams. The Padres are responsible for many heartaches throughout their existence in San Diego. They have failed to bring a championship to America’s Finest City, but we still support them with hope of one day hoisting a World Title trophy. It shall happen one day. I…

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