Padres Editorial: Ron Washington Next Padres Manager? Please No.

October 12, 2015

I don’t hate Ron Washington, and I think he’s actually a pretty good manager, but sometimes his decision making is, a little odd. I used to watch the Rangers regularly before I moved from Louisiana to San Diego, and now that I watch the Padres more often, it was definitely weird when the Rangers played the San Diego Padres out here earlier this season. The Rangers came from behind to…


Padres Editorial: Padres Off-season To-Do List: Part 1

October 11, 2015

The San Diego Padres 2015 season was disappointing to say the least. After an off-season overhaul, all executed by first time general manager A.J. Preller, the Padres were poised for playoff contention. The Padres got off to a hot start over the first two or three weeks of the season but the wheels came off after that. After struggling through much of May and early June, the Padres canned manager…


Padres News: Does James Shields Have NO Trade Value?

October 10, 2015

There has been recent activity on Social Media that suggest the San Diego Padres have no chance of dealing James Shields if the club wanted to. To some people he has zero trade value, but could this really be true? Does the ace-like pitcher have no value and is he deemed a “bad contract”? Truth be told, Shields had a horrible year last year. Padres fans had huge expectations for…


Padres Rumors: Padres Trade Shields & Upton to Rockies for Gonzalez & Reyes

October 9, 2015

The San Diego Padres are looking to shuffle their payroll and make a move in the competitive National League West. The team will surely make a move or two this off-season. With that being said, we here at EVT will explore some possible trade scenarios. Nothing is set in stone, but the Padres will surely make some moves this winter. The first scenario is an absolute blockbuster deal. The San…


Padres Rumors: Should Padres Sign Orioles Chris Davis?

October 8, 2015

The 2015 season was supposed to be a memorable one for the San Diego Padres. The team made some very bold moves in an attempt to rectify a mostly dormant franchise. Padres ownership and management have gone the extra mile in boosting payroll and providing exciting current Major League stars to the Padres roster. The mostly right handed hitting Padres were exposed this season and were shut out a league…


Padres News: Managerial Candidates for Padres

October 6, 2015

The San Diego Padres have officially announced they are moving on from interim manager Pat Murphy. With that the front office is now in the process of looking for the teams first full-time manager since the Padres hired Bud Black over nine years ago. In speaking to the media on Monday morning at Petco Park, A.J. Preller indicated that the team is looking for someone to get their players to…


Padres News: Pat Murphy Out as Padres Manager

October 5, 2015

Following the end of the most disappointing season in recent San Diego Padres history on Sunday, the Padres announced that Pat Murphy would not be coming back as the manager in 2016. This comes as no surprise to many, as the Padres had not really improved much with the firing of Bud Black, and perhaps only got worse. This marks the second manager let go this season, after Bud Black…


Padres News: Padres Sign Don Orsillo, Dump Scanlan

October 3, 2015

The San Diego Padres shook up their broadcasting department for the 2016 season, and brought in veteran broadcaster Don Orsillo who formerly worked for the Boston Red Sox. Orsillo spent the past 15 seasons in Boston and was beloved by the Red Sox fans. The surprise move by the Red Sox allowed the Padres to sign Orsillo and actually give him a raise. That is exactly what insiders are saying…


Padres News: Myers Wrist a Major Concern For Padres

October 2, 2015

When the San Diego Padres acquired former American League rookie of the year Wil Myers, most Padres fans were amazed. How could a developing young player like him be available for trade? Well the answer had been his injury issues and they once again plagued this talented young outfielder. His left wrist had been an issue for Myers since he was a teenager. The inflammation was never really addressed and…


Padres News: Will Venable Making First Playoff Appearance with Rangers

October 2, 2015

On Thursday night, with a 5-3 victory over the division rival Los Angeles Angels, the Texas Rangers clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 2011. Notable for his place on the roster is former Padre Will Venable. This marks the first playoff appearance for Will Venable of his career, which began in 2008 and spanned eight seasons with the San Diego Padres before the August trade this year….


Padres News: Padres Shutout for 19th Time This Season

October 1, 2015

It what has been a total disappointment of a season, the San Diego Padres continue to hit new lows. The team was shut out for the league leading 19th time on Wednesday against the Milwaukee Brewers. Adding more salt to the injury is the fact the Friars were shut out by rookie right handed pitcher Zach Davies. This team just cannot find any kind of offensive groove. Padres fans are up…


Padres News: Interesting Thoughts on Padres From Mike Dee

September 29, 2015

The third #SDSocialSummit was this past Sunday (9-18-15), and I was lucky enough to attend this face to face with some of the San Diego Padres front office. The overall feeling of the event was remaining positive and the Padres personnel echoed that mantra over and over again. President & CEO of the Padres Mike Dee was on hand and he had some very interesting things to say to the…