• Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 41 with Kyle Glaser (Draft Special)
  • Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 39 with Hudson Belinsky of Baseball America
  • The 2017 MLB Mock Draft (Entire First Round)
  • Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 38 with Mark Grant
  • Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 37 with Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com

Tijuana Xolos: Dayro Moreno Ends Season as Top Scorer & Champion in Colombia

  At the beginning of the Liga MX Clausura 2017 tournament, the Tijuana Xolos suffered a huge loss to their squad. It was announced that Tijuana’s top scorer and superstar, Dayro Moreno, was going to depart the border city side and go back home to play in Colombia. Moreno joined one of the most potent teams in his home country, Atletico Nacional. The team from Medellin had won the Copa…

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Catching up with Eric Yardley, Missions’ All-Star Reliever

Over the weekend I got to catch up with Double-A bullpen arm, Eric Yardley. For those unfamiliar, the Padres signed Yardley to a minor league contract back in July of 2013. East Village Times’ contributors have two previous interviews with Yardley, but I got the chance to talk to him after almost a year since the last interview. This season, Yardley has been on an absolute tear. He’s currently holding a 3-0…

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Framing the Friars: Rizzo Collides with Hedges as Cubs Edge Padres 3-2

  Coming into the series, the Padres really had no expectations, and frankly we did not know how this series would turn out. You’re going up against the defending World Series champs and their all-star studded lineup.   To add to that, one of the best pitchers in the game, Jon Lester, is slated to pitch game one. Understandably,  many Padres fans came into the game pretty much expecting a Friars…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 44 with Casey Boguslaw

In episode 44 of the EVT podcast, we began with some banter about the San Diego Padres. We talked about the weekend series with the Milwaukee Brewers, how Luis Perdomo and Dinelson Lamet looked over the weekend, and how Wil Myers and Yangervis Solarte both had solid showings. The conversation then moved to trade chips, as Yangervis Solarte and Clayton Richard have both been performing well and building up their…

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Friars Claim Dillon Overton/Designate Zach Lee

The San Diego Padres claimed left-handed pitcher Dillon Overton off waivers from the Seattle Mariners on June 19. He was immediately optioned to Triple-A  El Paso. To make room for Overton in El Paso, right-handed pitcher Zach Lee was designated for assignment. The Padres claimed left-hander Dillon Overton off waivers from the Mariners. Zach Lee has been designated for assignment. — Dennis Lin (@sdutdennislin) June 19, 2017 Overton was listed as…

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Attempting to Solve Wil Myers’ Slump

  Baseball is a game of inches. One inch here or one inch there can make or break a player. If a pitcher misses his location just barely, a strikeout could turn into a three-run home run. If a batter swings just a fraction of an inch in the wrong direction, he could miss the ball completely. Given how small-scale baseball can be, players are required to make constant micro-adjustments…

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Down on the Farm: Weekly Review June 12-19

Rafael Ortega- OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 9-23, 2B, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 16 TB I know Ortega is a 26-year-old minor league free agent playing in Triple-A, but he has been pretty impressive so far this season. Over the last 10 days, Ortega has collected 15 hits, including two home runs and four doubles. If the Padres experience further injuries in the big league outfield, Ortega seems…

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Interview With Padres’ Minor Leaguer Ruddy Giron

  On Friday afternoon, I had a chance to visit, for the first time, the Padres advanced A affiliate Lake Elsinore Storm. I drove up there to interview a couple of young Latino players: Javier Guerra and Ruddy Giron. Due to extended batting practice, Javier wasn’t available after all. I did, however, find out a lot about Ruddy Giron. He’s a very interesting young man, and I was completely blown…

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Chihuahuas Complete Sweep of Tacoma Rainiers

With yesterday’s victory over the Tacoma Rainiers, the El Paso Chihuahuas have taken control of second place in the PCL Pacific Southern. They also brought their overall record up to .500 with the sweep of the Rainiers. In total, the Chihuahuas outscored Tacoma 27-11 in the series. Christian Villanueva hit two home runs, bringing his batting average up to .307. Andre Rienzo and Zach Lee both had starts where they…

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Framing the Friars: Lamet Gets Back On Track Against Brewers

  Dinelson Lamet had a pair of rough outings after his mesmerizing Major League debut and strong second outing against the Chicago Cubs. In two starts, he gave up 16 runs over eight innings. Before those starts, his ERA was 2.70. Through those eight innings, his ERA inflated quicker than an outdoor tent, rising to 8.50. Lamet was given the ball when the San Diego Padres played the second game…

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