What is Yangervis Solarte’s Future With the Padres?

October 10, 2017

Many San Diego sports fans say the Padres still have at least two years until they are able to make a run for the wild card, or maybe even the division. With the N.L. West having solid infielders like the Dodgers’ Corey Seager, Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt, Giants’ Brandon Crawford, and of course the Rockies’ Nolan Arenado, there is a valid question looming in San Diego and that is where Yangervis Solarte will…

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Top Moments of the 2017 Season: Wil Myers First Career Cycle

October 9, 2017

The history of the San Diego Padres has only witnessed two cycles, both coming at the hitter-friendly confines of Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. Matt Kemp ended the long, 46-year drought, when he hit for the team’s first cycle on August 15th, 2015. Wil Myers was able to hit for the second cycle in Padres history on April 10th, 2017 which put his name into the Padres’ record book as…

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PNO (Positives, Negatives, Outlook) Matt Strahm

October 9, 2017

With the postseason well underway and the Padres season more than a week in the rearview mirror, the offseason is in full swing in San Diego. Sure, we have plenty to watch in what has already been an exciting postseason, but the time has come to start looking back on what was in the 2017 season and what to expect in 2018. In order to get a more holistic view…

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Taco Train Update: Even the Losers Get Lucky Sometimes

October 8, 2017

Even the losers (get lucky sometimes) – Tom Petty, RIP There’s a long-distance train rolling through the rain Tears on the letter I write – Bob Dylan, Where Are You Tonight? So, another one in the can. All that’s left to be done is to edit the highlights, ruminate over the lowlights, and pour over the numbers. Yes, there’s always the numbers to be poured over. It could have been…

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Grading the 2017 San Diego Padres Coaching Staff

October 7, 2017

The 2017 San Diego Padres exceeded expectations, despite finishing 20 games under .500. Their record was 71-91. It’s strange to say that a team that finished 33 games behind the winner of their division, and 16 games behind the winner of the second wild card team, exceeded expectations. However, it is fair, and accurate, to say that about the 2017 Padres. Before the season began, mainstream sports media predicted this…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 66 with James and Patrick

October 6, 2017

The San Diego Padres’ season is over, but there is still plenty to talk about. This show starts out with some Shohei Otani talk, as the rumors swirling about this young man keep on coming. The Padres are surely longshots for his services, but there are still numerous connections between Otani and the Padres. We discuss the possibilities. Ron Fowler recently stated that the Padres could finish .500 next season….

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A Look Back at the Padres’ Outfield in 2017

October 6, 2017

As the Padres’ 2017 season has finally come to its conclusion, now is a good time to reflect on the product that we saw on the field this year. The team entered into their “development” season with some pretty low expectations assigned to them. Critics assumed that they would be lucky to finish the year with 60 wins. This prediction was okay with, and even embraced by, a faction of…

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Shohei Otani’s Last Start in Japan (with Video)- Do Padres Have a Shot to Sign Him?

October 4, 2017

The Shohei Otani sweepstakes are about to heat up. Do the Padres have a legit shot at signing the Japanese Babe Ruth? If you ask any Padres official they will tell you that they do. They are dead serious about pursuing the fireballing right-hander, but they have an uphill battle in signing him to a major league deal. A.J. Preller is surely all over Otani. He has done the proper…

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A Padre Fan’s Guide to the 2017 Postseason

October 4, 2017

The 2017 MLB postseason is here. Shockingly, it does not include the San Diego Padres. OK, I’m kidding. We all knew this would happen. However, this doesn’t mean Padre fans should turn off their TV’s and wait for spring training to start. This is a pretty interesting postseason on paper. There are three 100+ win teams (first time since 2003). There are also three teams from the Padres’ own division,…

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Most Productive 2017 Padres’ Draft Picks Thus Far

October 3, 2017

Mackenzie Gore, who is compared to Clayton Kershaw, and Luis Campusano, a catcher who looks like an absolute stud so far, are the names to remember from the San Diego Padres’ 2017 MLB draft class. While those two have had some exciting success in their early careers, there are other draftees who deserve to be written about as well, based on their excellent 2017 seasons. With that being said, here…

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Down on the Farm: 2017 Recap- El Paso Chihuahuas

October 2, 2017

Player of the Year Franchy Cordero– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 127-390, .326/.369/.603, 21 2B, 18 3B, 17 HR, 64 RBI, 68 R, 23 BB, 118 K, 235 TB, 146 wRC+ It was pretty evident that no player on the Chihuahuas’ roster had a more impressive 2017 season than outfielder Franchy Cordero. Between bouts of big league playing time, Cordero set the Pacific Coast League on fire with 56 extra…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 65 with James and Patrick

October 2, 2017

Sorry for the break. Life happens. We are back this week with a solo show. Patrick and I first discuss our time at the SD Social Summit and the prospects game that followed. We were lucky enough to see many young players this weekend and all are very fresh in our minds. We give you a bit of info on some. The PadresOnDeck game on Saturday was a delight, as…

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