Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 41 with Kyle Glaser (Draft Special)

June 11, 2017

It is almost draft time, so we bring on Kyle Glaser of Baseball America to discuss the latest on the 2017 MLB Draft. We are less than 24 hours before the Padres select with the third pick and Kyle gives us his latest thoughts on the team. The three of us discuss all the likely subjects as we talk about Hunter Greene, Kyle Wright, McKenzie Gore, Brenden McKay, and Royce…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 39 with Hudson Belinsky of Baseball America

June 1, 2017

The 2017 MLB Draft is a couple of weeks away, and the Padres are sitting pretty with the third overall selection. In a further effort to get a little more information about who the Padres could potentially select, we bring back Hudson Belinsky of Baseball America. Hudson joined us last year on our show after the Padres draft and he gave us a great breakdown on Cal Quantrill, Eric Lauer,…

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The 2017 MLB Mock Draft (Entire First Round)

May 28, 2017

This is my first shot at an entire first round, mock draft. That being said, while I wanted to delve into the draft in its entirety and try to impossibly predict which team picks whom and where, my main focus was on the Padres early on. The methodology was simple — I think. Try not to follow the hype too much and rumors from the various sites as much as…

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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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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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Making a Case for Mackenzie Gore Over Hunter Greene in Upcoming Draft

May 21, 2017

Since the beginning of the year, Hunter Greene of Notre Dame High School in Los Angeles has garnered the respect of countless scouts. With a high-octane fastball capable of reaching 100 mph, Greene is this draft year’s version of Riley Pint. However, it’s his smooth delivery and quality athleticism (traits rarely seen in power pitchers from high school), which makes him a likely top-3 pick. As such, the Padres have…

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Brandon Maurer is an Absolute Enigma

May 19, 2017

There have been plenty of developments through the first quarter of the Padres’ season. As a rebuilding team, the focus for the 2017 season is development: mainly getting players every day playing time in the hopes that the Padres can find some pieces for their next winning team. The development of Hunter Renfroe, Austin Hedges, and Manuel Margot has been exciting to watch. The development of Luis Perdomo has been…

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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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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 34 with Eric Longenhagen of FanGraphs

May 11, 2017

For the 34th episode, we bring you a special treat. Eric Longenhagen of Fangraphs joins us to discuss the Padres’ farm system. Eric is FanGraphs’ lead prospect analyst, and has seen many of the young Padres players that are presently trying to make their way to Petco. We were excited to pick Eric’s brain a bit, as we discuss many of the Padres top prospects. Fernando Tatis Jr., Jorge Ona,…

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An Ode to Former Padres’ LHP Cory Luebke

May 10, 2017

When the Padres signed Cory Luebke to an extension in March of 2012, hope sprang eternal for fans and the organization alike. The extension guaranteed the left-hander $12 million dollars, with a chance at earning $27.5 million if both his player options were picked up. If all went well, the extension would last through 2017. Luebke, drafted 63rd overall by the Padres in 2007, figured to be in the rotation…

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Padres Editorial: Into The Great Wide Open

May 7, 2017

“This is war! This isn’t a game!” – Chris Sale to Red Sox teammates, May 2 “The only game I know is war, and war ain’t no game.” – Me to myself, two minutes ago Currently, Chris Sale may be the best pitcher in the big leagues not named Dallas Keuchel. This is his first year pitching for Boston and so far he’s been lights out, everything the Red Sox…

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The Sad History of the Padres International Signings

May 1, 2017

The San Diego Padres’ historical 2016-17 international signing period will reach its end on June 15th. While the Padres could still hypothetically make one more splash or two (*cough Luis Robert *cough*), almost all of the Padres international scouting work, for this period at least, is complete. And what a job they did. The Padres, taxes and all, invested over $80 million dollars in international talent across the country. It…

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