EVT Padres Podcast: Episode 62 with James & Patrick

September 11, 2017

We were off for a week or so. Sorry about that. Life happens. In our return, we discuss the current state of the Padres, briefly. The main focus of this episode was the prospects. The team recently announced a Padres prospect game, which will take place at the end of the month at Petco Park. The entire roster of this team was announced today and we talk about it. Like…

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Down on the Farm: September 10- TinCaps Even Their Series, Missions Eliminated

September 10, 2017

A fantastic run for the San Antonio Missions has come to an end. After winning the first and second halves of the season, the Missions dropped their series to the Rock Hounds. Midland has won three consecutive Texas League titles and is the first team to reach the Texas League finals in four consecutive seasons since the 1983-87 Jackson Mets. The Athletics’ affiliate looked all but out of it in…

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Manuel Margot is Quickly Becoming the Face of the Franchise

September 10, 2017

After signing his six-year/$83-million dollar extension, Wil Myers was quickly deemed the “face of the franchise” for the San Diego Padres. It was natural, as the young first baseman was coming off his best season as a professional. The fan base needed a player to rally around. After years of uncertainty, the Padres faithful longed for a player they could call their own for the long run. Myers provides that….

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Jose Pirela Has Been Simply Amazing

September 9, 2017

On November 11th, 2015, the Padres completed a deal with the New York Yankees. In an effort to gain infield depth, the Friars dealt minor league right-handed pitcher Ronald Herrera to the Yankees for Jose Pirela. The infielder had spent nine years with New York, after being signed as a 17-year-old out of Venezuela. Pirela hit 72 home runs and stole 148 bases during his span (winter league stats included)…

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Down on the Farm: Playoffs- TinCaps & Chihuahuas Win, Missions Drop Game 1

September 6, 2017

Three out of the four minor league full-season teams made the playoffs for the San Diego Padres. Lake Elsinore had a decent squad at one point, but the majority of their viable talent was promoted to San Antonio at some point in the season. El Paso was in Reno and playing against the Aces in game one of their series. The Chihuahuas rallied to make the playoffs and they appear…

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We Are Presently in The Birth of Padres Nation

September 6, 2017

The San Diego Sports scene is begging for a winner. With the city’s other professional franchise (that shall remain nameless) now playing in the rival city of Los Angeles, fans are certainly starved for a winner. The San Diego Padres have more pressure now than they have ever had to succeed. The team plays in one of the best venues in all of professional sports and are signed to play…

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To Tank or Not to Tank, That is the Question

September 5, 2017

You have probably heard enough about the Padres “tanking” possibilities, but I’m going to hit on this topic one more time. The principle behind the tank is very simple. Essentially, if you are not a playoff team, it makes little sense to finish higher in the standings, as that earns you a lower selection in the following year’s draft. Sounds pretty simple, right? Well it is not all that simple….

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Down on the Farm: September 2- Tatis with Four Hits, Morejon, Ramirez & Scheckler Solid

September 2, 2017

The San Diego Padres affiliates were 3-4 on Saturday. The El Paso Chihuahuas won 8-1, as their playoff hopes are still in full swing. Dillon Overton, who was DFA’d a few days ago and re-signed after clearing waivers, was pretty effective throwing for El Paso. The lefty went six strong innings, striking out four and only allowing one earned run. A special Happy Birthday to Franchy Cordero, who went 2-5…

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The Chargers Broke My Heart, And I am NOT Alone

September 2, 2017

Roughly nine months have passed since Dean Spanos made the decision to slither off to Los Angeles. This move was totally money driven, as the worth of his football club has increased. There is no doubt that the Chargers have more value now that they play in the second largest city in the United States. A man with an extreme amount of money, that has a net worth of $2.4…

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Down on the Farm: September 1- Margevicius & Avila Pitch Well, Allen & De Los Santos Roughed Up

September 2, 2017

The San Diego Padres affiliates went 3-5 on Friday. In Sacramento, the Chihuahuas lost 3-2 in the 10th as Chris Shaw had a walkoff double off of Matt Magill. Kyle Lloyd started the game and went six strong innings for the Chihuahuas, striking out seven batters. Franchy Cordero had two hits in the loss, as did Christian Villanueva. Hunter Renfroe went 1-3 with two walks, as he has made some…

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Down on the Farm: August 31- Lauer Nearly Perfect, Baez Pitches Well Too

August 31, 2017

  Padres affiliates were on 2-3 Thursday. Tri-City was off and so was the AZL Padres team. The El Paso Chihuahuas won 5-1 on Thursday as Franchy Cordero had a monster night, going 4-4. The outfielder is poised to have a huge September with the Padres if the team can find him at bats. His plate discipline is improving, as is his general value. The young Dominican could be a…

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