• Brandon Maurer is an Absolute Enigma
  • The Padres are No Longer “Stuck in the Middle”
  • Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 34 with Eric Longenhagen of FanGraphs
  • An Ode to Former Padres’ LHP Cory Luebke
  • Padres Editorial: Into The Great Wide Open

Six Signs the Padres’ Plan is Working Or Not

  Do you believe in the plan? You know…the Master Plan. THE…PLAN. The answer for most Padres fans falls between one of two extremes: cynicism or romanticism. Whichever way one leans, it is foolhardy to embrace franchise goals as inevitable without checkpoints. These are, after all, goals the Padres set for themselves and commitments they made to their fans. Padres fans have been mistreated by ownership for years, and on…

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What is Jered Weaver’s Future as a Padre?

  This off-season, the San Diego Padres took a chance on many veteran pitchers, including former Angel, Jered Weaver. Coming into the year, Weaver was considered to be one of the more reliable options Andy Green had, given his resume in Anaheim. But now it seems Jered Weaver has one foot out the door of Major League Baseball. Weaver has not produced at all this year. In fact, he is…

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Tijuana Xolos Liga MX Playoffs Recap: Xolos Move Step Closer to Elimination

The Tijuana Xolos played the first leg of their semi-final matchup against Tigres UANL this Thursday, May 18, at the Estadio Universitario in Monterrey. Unlike other games in the past, the Xolos were going into this match as the underdogs and were not expected to get a favorable result. Miguel Herrera did switch it up for this encounter and decided to go with a 5-3-2 formation. Gibran Lajud was in…

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Padres Series Preview: Padres Trying to End Three-Game Skid

  After a horrendous road trip, the Padres failed to take advantage of being back in Petco Park, dropping three of four against the Brewers. Now, the Arizona Diamondbacks will spend the weekend in San Diego where the Padres can hopefully gain some steam in the N.L. West. The Diamondbacks are coming into town hot after left fielder Chris Herrmann hit a walk off home run in the top of the…

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Brandon Maurer is an Absolute Enigma

There have been plenty of developments through the first quarter of the Padres’ season. As a rebuilding team, the focus for the 2017 season is development: mainly getting players every day playing time in the hopes that the Padres can find some pieces for their next winning team. The development of Hunter Renfroe, Austin Hedges, and Manuel Margot has been exciting to watch. The development of Luis Perdomo has been…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 35 with James & Patrick

Another solo episode for us, as we bring you some current Padres news. This week, we start off conversing about the Padres’ issues against the Brewers this past series. The team has had glimpses of solid play, but in recent weeks, they have played miserably. They continue to give away games, and we discuss if this Padres team is really the worst team in Major League Baseball right now. In…

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Tijuana Xolos Liga MX Playoffs Preview: Xolos Face Dangerous Tigres UANL in the Semifinals

Game: Tijuana Xolos vs Tigres UANL When: Thursday, May 18, 2017 Where: Estadio Universitario Time: 7:30 P.M. PST TV: Univision Deportes The Tijuana Xolos have advanced to the semifinals of the competition and will now face one of the best teams in the southern hemisphere, Tigres UANL. The series will start in Monterrey at the Estadio Universitario and the Xolos will have an enormous test in this match. The Xolos…

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What is Brad Hand’s Trade Value?

  The San Diego Padres claimed left-handed pitcher, Brad Hand, off waivers from the Miami Marlins in April of 2016. At the time, Hand was a struggling starter, posting a 4.00+ ERA in his career as a starter with the Marlins. The Padres were unsure of where the lefty would fall in their struggling pitching staff, and would eventually delegate him to the bullpen. Hand, embracing his new role, has quietly…

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Down on the Farm: May 16

Jabari Blash- OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 2-2, 2 BB, 4 RBI I am going to have to be honest here. I have been trying to avoid writing about Jabari Blash as much as possible. To me he just isn’t a major league-caliber talent, and he’s proven that plenty of times. With that being said, he is currently tearing apart Triple-A pitching over the last week. Over the last 10…

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Can Matt Szczur Help the Padres?

When the San Diego Padres traded for a Chicago Cubs outfielder by the name of Matt Szczur, it looked as if they were trying to win scrabble once again by using a player’s last name. They put a solid score in 2015, when they had Marc Rzepczynski and the time was right to rack up another high score. In the last week, the new Padre has played the part of…

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Down on the Farm: May 15

Carlos Asuaje– 2B, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 3-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB It was Carlos Asuaje bobblehead night in El Paso, and Asuaje did not disappoint. After a wildly successful 2016 season, which earned him a late-season promotion to the big league club, Asuaje has struggled this year, slashing only .232/.336/.344. Despite those struggles, the high walk rate and low strikeout rate are encouraging signs for Asuaje’s long…

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