Cuban OF Luis Robert Showcase is Today, Padres Will Be Present

March 30, 2017

More than two months ago, I brought you a story on Cuban outfielder, Luis Robert. Even though the Padres have spent over $70 million dollars on the international market, they are surely not done. Last week, the team inked a Cuban left-handed pitcher named Osvaldo Fernandez for $2.5 million dollars. He is 18 and adds to the Padres young depth. Right now it is a great time to be a…

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Luis Perdomo Should Make the Starting Rotation

March 30, 2017

We are now four days away from Opening Day 2017 and it’s getting exciting. This week, the San Diego Padres announced that Jhoulys Chacin will be the Opening Day starter, followed by Clayton Richard and Jered Weaver as the first three members of the rotation. It was also announced that Erick Aybar has won the starting job at shortstop and has been officially added to the roster. While some questions…

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I Haven’t Given Up Yet (Padre Edition)

March 29, 2017

We live in a cynical, know-it all, data based, scientific, materialist world. Everyone is an expert, nobody is a sheep. Talking heads seem to get paid by the word, 24/7 cable seems to get paid by the talking head. Santa Claus is nothing but a tooth fairy, Cinderella lost both her slippers. It’s a dreary business. It’s as if spring never gets to spring and summer doesn’t get to bloom….

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Another Padres Season, Another New Shortstop

March 29, 2017

If it seems like the Padres haven’t had a shortstop since the Khalil Greene days to you… It’s because they haven’t. The Padres have gone through Everth Cabrera, Miguel Tejada, Jason Bartlett, Alexi Amarista, and most recently, Alexei Ramirez as their opening day shortstops since 2009. The shortstop position has provided absolutely no stability for nearly the past decade in San Diego. Luckily the Padres’ farm system has been loaded up…

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The San Diego Padres are Sadly Neglecting the Alumni Division

March 28, 2017

The alumni division has arguably been the most neglected area in the history of the San Diego Padres. The Padres Hall Of Fame was a nice touch, but was extremely overdue and seemed rushed solely for all-star game purposes. The fan base sees this. They are not dumb. Presently, there are dozens upon dozens of former Friars that are all but forgotten by the fans, and more importantly, the team….

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 28 with A.J. Cassavell

March 27, 2017

For the return of the EVT Podcast, we welcome back A.J. Cassavell of MLB.com, to the show. Both, Patrick and I wish to apologize for our extended hiatus from the show. Life happens, and with that, certain things had to be put on the back-burner in our busy lives. We both did not want to bring you a product that was half-assed, so we decided no show was better than…

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San Diego Padres Fan Fest: All the Details for What’s in Store on April 1

March 27, 2017

The San Diego Padres have announced their annual Fan Fest! This year it will fall on Saturday, April 1st, at the beautiful Petco Park. Admission is FREE, but those who are planning to show up must pre-register (here) for your free tickets. Fans registering can get up to eight tickets. Gates for the Fan Fest will open up at 10:00 am for regular fans as you will be able to…

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What’s Up with Jered Weaver?

March 27, 2017

  Jered Weaver has spent the last 11 years with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, during which he has posted an impressive 150-93 win-loss record, with a 3.55 ERA. However in his last six seasons, Weaver has watched his ERA consecutively grow each season from a 2.41 to a 5.06. Last year, Weaver put up his career-worst in almost every category. His ERA jumped from a 4.64 to the…

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Padres History: The Opening Day Trifecta That Was Wynne, Gwynn & Kruk

March 26, 2017

One of the most exciting spectacles in Major League Baseball, or baseball at any level for that matter, is seeing home runs in sequence. “Back-to-back” is a term we like to use to describe two consecutive hitters “taking a pitcher deep,” another one of baseball’s famous catchphrases. However, something that is much more exciting is going “back-to-back-to-back.” In poker, three of a kind trumps a pair. The same applies to…

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Everything You Need to Know About the Lake Elsinore Storm

March 25, 2017

  “The Storm” The Lake Elsinore Storm are the minor league Advanced Single-A baseball affiliate of the San Diego Padres. They have been an affiliate of the Padres since 2001. Prior to that they were an affiliate of the California Angels. The team plays at Peter Lehr Field. The stadium is called the “Lake Elsinore Diamond” and cost $24.3 million dollars to construct in 1994. Storm games may be heard…

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The Return of the Affable Aki Otsuka

March 24, 2017

  Spring training gives the fan a great chance to learn about their favored program. As fans wander around the team’s practice, or attend the various games for the six weeks prior to the beginning of the regular season, they have a chance to run into a variety of big league players, but more importantly, they see many of the organizations’ top prospects, various coaches, and unsigned players as well….

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Padres Rule-5 Draftees Progressing Through Spring Training

March 24, 2017

  When A.J. Preller and the San Diego Padres front office decided to “splurge” in the Rule-5 draft last December, a lot of doubt was held pretty much everywhere of the Padres’ ability to keep just one, yet alone all three of their selections. The #1 pick, Miguel Diaz, was the most likely to be kept at the time. Infielder Allen Cordoba and catcher Luis Torrens were seen as long…

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