PNO (Positive, Negative, Outlook): Hunter Renfroe

October 16, 2017

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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PNO (Positives, Negatives, Outlook) Dinleson Lamet

October 13, 2017

The 2017 San Diego Padres season had many surprises. In a season where the team was supposed to lose 100 games easily, the Padres finished 71-91 and managed to finish out of the cellar in a very tough National League Western Division. Arguably, one of the best things that came from the 2017 season was the emergence of Dinelson Lamet as a viable factor moving forward in the rotation. The…

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Wil Myers Is Still the Face of the Padres

September 26, 2017

Wil Myers certainly did not have the season most expected him to have. He would be the first to tell you that. In a recent article from MLB.com’s Nathan Ruiz, Myers said: “All in all, this year’s been a little bit of a disappointment for me, not to be able to put up better numbers more consistently…” Don’t worry, Padres fans. He knows he has to be better. It’s not…

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EVT Padres Podcast: Episode 62 with James & Patrick

September 11, 2017

We were off for a week or so. Sorry about that. Life happens. In our return, we discuss the current state of the Padres, briefly. The main focus of this episode was the prospects. The team recently announced a Padres prospect game, which will take place at the end of the month at Petco Park. The entire roster of this team was announced today and we talk about it. Like…

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Padres Establishing Winning Culture At Every Level

September 11, 2017

There is value in developing a winning culture. No matter how many stars you have, unless the team knows how to win, it won’t matter. There are plenty of examples. The 2012 Red Sox looked stacked after bringing in Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford the year before with David Ortiz, Jon Lester, and company already there. They finished in dead last in the A.L. East that season and manager Bobby Valentine was…

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We Are Presently in The Birth of Padres Nation

September 6, 2017

The San Diego Sports scene is begging for a winner. With the city’s other professional franchise (that shall remain nameless) now playing in the rival city of Los Angeles, fans are certainly starved for a winner. The San Diego Padres have more pressure now than they have ever had to succeed. The team plays in one of the best venues in all of professional sports and are signed to play…

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Yangervis Solarte Has Been Better Than Expected at Short

August 31, 2017

Yangervis Solarte has been with the Padres since he came over at the 2014 trade deadline from the Yankees. In that time, he has hit a respectable .272, averaging 14 home runs per season. He also has a 107 OPS+ in his time in San Diego. Solarte has been a welcome veteran presence in this clubhouse this season, and is now 30 years old. Up to this point, he had…

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Clayton Richard Has Been a Rock in The Padre Rotation

August 28, 2017

  The Padres and their fans are really excited about the future of the team with all the upcoming prospects. However, there hasn’t been enough talk about the bright spots of the major league club these days. Clayton Richard was acquired in August and was re-signed in December of last year to be a Padre for the second time in his career. In his first stint with San Diego, from 2009…

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The Padres’ Tank is Far From Done

August 23, 2017

With just over a month left in the 2017 season, the San Diego Padres now find themselves at 55-69, a full 33 games back of the division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers, with the eighth-worst record in baseball. Going into the season, many thought the Padres would have a realistic chance at a 100-loss season with an almost guaranteed shot at the number one pick. Now the Padres sit nine games behind…

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The Demotion of Hunter Renfroe Was the Right Move

August 20, 2017

After a fairly quiet few weeks in terms of notable roster moves, the Padres made a rather significant roster move on Saturday afternoon. Following a disappointing beginning to his big league career, right fielder Hunter Renfroe finds himself once again with the Triple-A Chihuahuas. Going into the 2017 season, Renfroe was riding high after a sensational end to what was a fantastic year for the young outfielder. After helping the…

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Hedges & Margot Are On Top of Padres Defense

August 17, 2017

The saying is “defense wins championships.” That particular saying is usually saved for football or basketball, but for the most part, it is true in baseball as well. It’s no secret the Padres are gunning for 2019 and beyond as far as trying to win a coveted championship. That doesn’t mean there can’t be pieces already in place to make that sort of move. There are plenty of players already…

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Jose Pirela Playing Himself Into Padres’ Plans

August 9, 2017

On the eve of the 2017 season, it was pretty clear where the Padres stood in the National League. After filling out their rotation with free agent dumpster-dive players, and preparing to start the season with a roster half made up of rookies and players only in the first few years of their respective careers, the Padres were well on their way to the worst record in baseball. However, somewhere…

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