• Blake Hunt Interview- Early Adjustments Have Paid Dividends
  • Franchy Cordero Interview: Love For the Glove
  • Mason House Interview: Arriving Late to the Party
  • Interview with Michel Baez: Cuban Fireballer Assesses His Performance
  • Rod Boykin Interview: Making Waves With the Storm

PNO (Positive, Negative, Outlook) Cory Spangenberg

For EVT’s next PNO (positive, negative, outlook) we will focus on Cory Spangenberg. The San Diego Padres selected the left-handed hitter with their first pick in the 2011 draft. He was drafted 10th overall out of Indian River Community College, where he had an impressive 2011 season as a 20-year-old. Spangy put up a .477/.553/.659 slash line in 176 at bats that season and also stole 33 bases. He looked…

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Tijuana Xolos Liga MX AP 17 Week 10 Preview: Xolos Start Three-Game Road Stand in Puebla vs Lobos BUAP

Game: Lobos BUAP vs Tijuana Xolos When: Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 Where: Estadio Universitario BUAP, Puebla, Mexico Time: 5:00 P.M. PST TV: Univision Deportes   This Tuesday, Oct.17, the Tijuana Xolos will embark on a three-game Liga MX road trip before returning to the Estadio Caliente on Nov.3. This run of games away from home also includes a Copa MX game against Monarcas Morelia, making for a total of four…

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PNO (Positive, Negative, Outlook): Hunter Renfroe

The San Diego Padres had a young outfield in 2017. Manuel Margot, Franchy Cordero, and Hunter Renfroe all were rookies, and all spent time on the field and in the lineup as Friar youngsters. Travis Jankowski and Jose Pirela, also young players, saw time on the field. One of those rookies, Renfroe, was a mixed bag this season. The right fielder showed off his power, belting 26 home runs. He…

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The Brad Hand Sweepstakes are Sure to Heat Up, Will Padres Pull the Trigger?

As the weather changes and another season of the game of baseball comes to a close, it is time to start thinking about off-season transactions. The San Diego Padres will surely be players when it comes to active trade talks. The team has a rare combination of young prospects and relevant major league talent that could be shopped around. Names like Yangervis Solarte, Travis Jankowski, and Brad Hand will come…

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Blake Hunt Interview- Early Adjustments Have Paid Dividends

In taking on this challenge to provide top-notch Padres’ content, I have been lucky enough to talk to numerous prospects. Many of these young men are excellent individuals, and their skills go far beyond the baseball field. Of all the prospects I keep in touch with, young catcher Blake Hunt is quickly becoming one of my favorites to converse with. The young man has an infectious craving for the game…

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Top Moments of the 2017 Season: Richard’s Complete Game Shutout

The afternoon home-game that took place on August 16 against the Philadelphia Phillies, was hands-down one of the top games of the Padres’ 2017 season, if not number one. The Friars sent Clayton Richard to the mound to see if he could lead the team to completing a three-game sweep of the series against the Phils. Indeed he did…in excellent fashion and with a little history-making help from Wil Myers….

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Tijuana Xolos Liga MX AP 17 Week 13 Recap: Xolos Lose Two Points at Home vs Veracruz

Friday, Oct.13, the Tijuana Xolos played their 12th game of the Liga MX Apertura 2017 tournament. The Aztec Canines hosted Veracruz at the Estadio Caliente in what was expected to be a very winnable game for the border city team. Club Tijuana had not won in three consecutive games before this match, coming off two consecutive losses, the latest result being a 3-0 loss against Monarcas Morelia. The game did…

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Tijuana Xolos Liga MX AP 17 Week 13 Preview: Xolos Go Fishing For Three Points Against Sharks After Two Consecutive Losses

Game: Tijuana Xolos vs Veracruz When: Friday, Oct.13, 2017 Where: Estadio Caliente Time: 7:00 P.M. PST TV: Univision Deportes   This Friday, Oct.13, the Tijuana Xolos will play their 12th game in the Liga MX Apertura 2017. The border city side will host Veracruz in what should be a very contested, but winnable game for the Xolos. The match will be the last home game in October for Club Tijuana,…

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San Diego Gulls vs Texas Stars Preview

The San Diego Gulls home schedule begins this weekend with two games against division rival Texas. The Stars have begun the season with a pair of 6-5 victories against the Chicago Wolves. The Gulls only game of the season was also a high scoring affair, a 7-6 victory in Tuscon. The Texas offense has been paced by Jason Dickinson (3 G, 1A) and Travis Morin (1G, 3A). Kevin Roy (2G,…

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Top Moments of the 2017 Season: Renfroe Goes Deep Three Times

The San Diego Padres had several great moments during the 2017 season. One particular moment was when Hunter Renfroe hit three home runs in a single game. The game was on September 20th, in a game at Petco Park against the Arizona Diamondbacks. In that contest, seven home runs were hit, setting a new park record. It was also the game where Renfroe set a couple of milestones. It also…

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