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

October 15, 2017

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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What is Yangervis Solarte’s Future With the Padres?

October 10, 2017

Many San Diego sports fans say the Padres still have at least two years until they are able to make a run for the wild card, or maybe even the division. With the N.L. West having solid infielders like the Dodgers’ Corey Seager, Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt, Giants’ Brandon Crawford, and of course the Rockies’ Nolan Arenado, there is a valid question looming in San Diego and that is where Yangervis Solarte will…

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Taco Train Update: Even the Losers Get Lucky Sometimes

October 8, 2017

Even the losers (get lucky sometimes) – Tom Petty, RIP There’s a long-distance train rolling through the rain Tears on the letter I write – Bob Dylan, Where Are You Tonight? So, another one in the can. All that’s left to be done is to edit the highlights, ruminate over the lowlights, and pour over the numbers. Yes, there’s always the numbers to be poured over. It could have been…

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A Look Back at the Padres’ Outfield in 2017

October 6, 2017

As the Padres’ 2017 season has finally come to its conclusion, now is a good time to reflect on the product that we saw on the field this year. The team entered into their “development” season with some pretty low expectations assigned to them. Critics assumed that they would be lucky to finish the year with 60 wins. This prediction was okay with, and even embraced by, a faction of…

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Shohei Otani’s Last Start in Japan (with Video)- Do Padres Have a Shot to Sign Him?

October 4, 2017

The Shohei Otani sweepstakes are about to heat up. Do the Padres have a legit shot at signing the Japanese Babe Ruth? If you ask any Padres official they will tell you that they do. They are dead serious about pursuing the fireballing right-hander, but they have an uphill battle in signing him to a major league deal. A.J. Preller is surely all over Otani. He has done the proper…

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The Pros & Cons to Potentially Signing Mike Moustakas

September 29, 2017

The San Diego Padres had a positive 2017 season. Despite the fact the team finished fourth in their division, they played better than most predicted. For a team that was supposed to lose 100 games, the Padres played exceptionally well. The youth on the team produced, for the most part, and the inadequacies in the pitching staff were not a major issue for young manager Andy Green. Yes, the staff…

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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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Where Does Travis Jankowski’s Future with the Padres Lie?

September 22, 2017

The San Diego Padres’ 2017 September call ups have arrived. There really weren’t too many surprising moves made as the team brought up a handful of players from triple-A El Paso, once their season had ended. Notable call ups have included infielder Carlos Villanueva, catcher Rocky Gale, pitcher Tim Melville, and unsurprisingly, outfielder Hunter Renfroe. Along with the aforementioned players, came a curious addition/ omission scenario.The Padres finally chose to…

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What is Hunter Renfroe’s Future With the Padres?

September 16, 2017

Last year, in September, we all got a great look at the positives to Hunter Renfroe. He was the first ever player to hit a home run onto the roof of the Western Metal Supply Building, and put up a .371/.389/.800 batting line in 11 games. That mammoth dinger was amazing, and so was his production in his first stint of major league pitching, but we here at EVT warned…

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Padres Prospect Outlook: RHP Luis Patino

September 13, 2017

It is no secret that the San Diego Padres have built their prestigious farm system through the international market. The team spent nearly 70 million dollars (after penalties) for a group of young men. Luis Almanzar, Jorge Ona, Adrian Morejon, Gabriel Arias, Justin Lopez, and Michel Baez get most of the headlines, but it is virtually unknown players like Luis Patino that have made the difference in this developing young…

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Shohei Otani To Be Free Agent This Winter, Could Padres Be Players?

September 13, 2017

It is being reported that the “Japanese Babe Ruth”, Shohei Otani, has elected to come to the U.S. this winter, and will be declared a free agent. If you don’t know who he is by now, then you are about to become very familiar. The hype train is coming, as virtually every major league team has the chance to land this excellent young player. Otani is a right-handed pitcher that…

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Tyson Ross Released by Rangers, Padres Will Have Interest

September 12, 2017

Tyson Ross was officially released by the Texas Rangers on Tuesday after going 3-3 this year with a 7.71 ERA in 10 starts. The right-handed pitcher was inked to a one-year/$6-million deal in the off-season after the Padres released their former ace. Recovering from thoracic outlet syndrome, which is a shoulder impingement, proved to be too much for the 30-year-old. He had surgery in October to help alleviate the discomfort,…

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