Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- Manuel Margot Makes His Debut

December 8, 2017

A total of 12 Padres players were in action on Friday. Manuel Margot is in the D.R. and participating in game play for his Dominican team, the Toros del Este. He will surely get more at bats as the month goes on. Plenty of action to read about, so let’s get right into it. Mexican Winter League Fernando Perez played second base on Friday in Mexico and was 1-2 at…

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Padres Have Options at 2B/3B in 2018, But Who Will Start?

December 8, 2017

The Padres ended 2017 with four players on the roster that are capable of playing second base regularly for the team. Those four players include Yangervis Solarte, Cory Spangenberg, Carlos Asuaje, and Jose Pirela. For the 2018 season, only three of those players will be in discussions of playing second base. The exclusion being Pirela, as he solidified himself with a solid 2017 campaign in the outfield. On top of…

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Padres EVT Podcast Episode 75 with Scott Miller of Bleacher Report

December 7, 2017

The hot stove is heating up and we though it would be nice to talk to national writer Scott Miller. Scott is all over the recent happenings in all of MLB and he graciously returns to our show to talk some Padre baseball. Shohei Ohtani is dominating the headlines and we ask Scott about his thoughts on the young man. He tells us a little more about Ohtani as we…

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Shohei Ohtani Signing with Padres Would Be Great for MLB

December 7, 2017

The game of Major League Baseball has been in existence for 148 years. It is the eldest of all the major professional sports in the North American continent. The history of the sport is deep and the traditions of the game will always be here, for the most part. The sport is ever-evolving though, as it needs to undergo a metamorphosis in order to adapt to the demands of the…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 74- The Ohtani Podcast

December 6, 2017

  We are down to the wire in the Ohtani sweepstakes. The last few days have been stressful for Padre fans, as the Japanese wonder has met with the team and is apparently weighing his options. The Padres are one of seven teams that he has chosen. Patrick and I had some time this evening, so we decided to throw together a little pod on Ohtani. We discuss the recent…

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Freddy Galvis on Padres’ Radar. Will They Pay the Asking Price?

December 6, 2017

There is no doubt that the San Diego Padres are in search of a viable starting shortstop for the 2018 season. The team has been linked to Alcides Escobar and Zack Cozart, who are on the free agent market. We have also heard some speculation about a possible trade for Jurickson Profar from the Rangers. The Padres would not pay top dollar for the Rangers’ former top talent, as his…

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Making Sense of the Shohei Ohtani Sweepstakes

December 6, 2017

There are a lot of things we think we know about Japanese phenom Shohei Ohtani. Some are true. We know Ohtani is a right-handed pitcher and left-handed swinger, adept enough at both to garner recognition as Japan’s best pitcher and designated hitter after the 2016 season. We know Ohtani does indeed throw upwards of 100 miles per hour, and mixes in a swing-and-miss splitter that scouts around the game have…

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Three Trades Happened On This Day in Padres History

December 6, 2017

It is rare that three significant trades happen for a major league franchise on the same date, but December 6th goes down in San Diego Padres history for just that reason. A total of 13 players exchanged hands on this date as the Padres attempted to improve their team on three different occasions. The Padres made these trades in 1985, 1989, and 1996 respectively, but each were significant in shaping the…

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This Day in Padres History: The Big Trade with Toronto

December 5, 2017

On this day in 1990, the San Diego Padres and Toronto Blue Jays made a trade that would change both franchises forever (but honestly, it was mostly the Blue Jays). Fred McGriff was coming off of a stellar season in 1990, with 35 home runs and a .300 batting average for Toronto. That was his third consecutive year with at least 34 home runs. Shortstop Tony Fernandez had been an…

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The Padres Have Money To Spend, But How Will They Spend It?

December 5, 2017

There is no doubt that the San Diego Padres have money to spend for the 2018 season. How and where they will spend that money is what is currently up for debate. Of course the team will sign some players, but they must do so with investments that are low-risk. In my opinion, they should not offer very many multi-year deals at this point, but must instead find undervalued players…

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Minnesota Twins Viable Candidate for a Brad Hand Trade with Padres

December 4, 2017

As the MLB Winter Meetings begin December 10 in Orlando, Florida, the name Brad Hand will surely come up. He is one of the best relievers available on the trade market and teams are conscious that A.J. Preller is not shy about pulling the trigger on a deal. You can link the prized left-handed pitcher to virtually any team that is in contention. From the Cubs and Yankees, to the Dodgers…

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