Addendum to the Questionnaire and Why Ohtani Should Sign with the Padres

December 3, 2017

*Walter Hernandez brings us his latest take on the Ohtani situation. Walter is fluent in Japanese and is an avid Padre fan. He is all over this situation and has graciously decided to contribute to EVT. We can only hope Ohtani comes to San Diego, but it all remains to be seen. Addendum to the Questionnaire and Why Ohtani Should Sign with the Padres Shohei Otani (Ohtani) has finally been…


Should the Padres Consider Signing Carlos Gonzalez?

December 1, 2017

Recently, hot stove talk regarding the San Diego Padres has taken a bit of a turn toward the extravagant. This morning, Jon Heyman with FanRag Sports wrote a piece entitled “Padres serious about interest in Eric Hosmer,” in which he asserts that the Padres are sincere about their desire to bring the 28-year-old first baseman to San Diego. This is on the heels of whispers about the Padres being realistic…


What Would It Take for the Padres to Acquire Gleyber Torres?

November 27, 2017

The hole at the shortstop position for the San Diego Padres is larger than the Grand Canyon itself. Well, at least it certainly feels that way if you have rooted for this franchise in recent memory. For seemingly ever, the Padres have lacked any consistency at one of the most vital positions in all of baseball. Guys like Alexei Ramirez, Alexi Amarista, Clint Barmes, and Erick Aybar have manned short…


2017-2018 MLB Free Agents & Whom the Padres Will Have Interest In (Position Players)

November 21, 2017

The San Diego Padres have reportedly already been in contact with somewhere around 50 free agents this off-season. A.J. Preller is not shy about making moves, as he is in a constant quest to make the Friars better. The man never sleeps and is always scouting around the globe. You can be sure that every player in this free agent class has been scouted by Preller and his staff. They…


Should the Padres be Entertaining the Idea of Bringing Back Jake Peavy?

November 20, 2017

It’s happening. After a year off from baseball, Jake Peavy has announced that he is making a comeback. He last pitched in 2016 with the San Francisco Giants, throwing 118.2 innings and recording a 5.54 ERA to go along with a 1.43 WHIP, 7.74 K/9, and a 2.73 BB/9. Those aren’t very pretty numbers, but with a year off from baseball and letting his arm rest, Peavy should be motivated…


Will Alex Dickerson make the Padres roster out of spring?

November 14, 2017

Alex Dickerson saw a total of zero at bats with the Padres in 2017. Less than three weeks into camp, Dickerson encountered a huge setback after experiencing extreme soreness in his upper back. The condition worsened throughout spring training and turned out to be a disc protrusion in his upper back. The San Diego native and Poway High School Alum was cast away and sent to the disabled list for…


The Eric Hosmer Talk is Simply to Sell Tickets

November 13, 2017

Let’s be honest. When you see something indicating that the San Diego Padres are internally discussing the possibility of signing Eric Hosmer, you get excited. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic recently published a piece stating that the baseball operations department of the Padres is indeed discussing Eric Hosmer. They are certainly kicking the tires on the first baseman. As a starved Padre fan, you can only hope that the team…


The San Diego Padres Should Bring Back Tyson Ross

November 10, 2017

It feels like the last time that Tyson Ross took the mound in a San Diego Padres uniform was ages ago. It was April 4, 2016. Ross was selected by the team to be the opening day starter for the first time in his career. He went up against Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Padres fans knew that it would be an uphill battle against the three-time Cy…


San Diego Padres Organizational Review: An Introduction

November 7, 2017

Halloween has come and gone, the Houston Astros are World Series Champions, and all is right with the world. Well, except for the whole “Padres being bad” thing. But that seems to be going in the right direction. Coming off a 2017 season in which the Padres won 71 games and finished fourth in a very good National League West, it’s clear the Padres still have work to do to…


San Diego Padres Top-100 Prospects

November 6, 2017

The San Diego Padres’ farm system is arguably the healthiest it has ever been in the existence of the franchise. The amount of depth in the minor league system is ridiculous. There are literally multiple young prospects at each position on the diamond being cultivated. The majority of these prized players are teenagers, so there is some reason to be slightly concerned about their overall progression. Prospects are not a…


Should the Padres Pursue Eduardo Nunez in Free Agency at SS?

November 4, 2017

The Houston Astros have won just the World Series, and the 2017 Major League Baseball season is officially in the books. Thursday morning, news of a five-year, $106 million deal between former Padre Justin Upton and the Los Angeles Angels was announced, firing up the hot stove chatter of the off-season. For Padres fans, this is the time of year where we all play the guessing game regarding what the…


PNO (Positives, Negatives, Outlook): Brad Hand

November 1, 2017

In April of 2016, the San Diego Padres claimed Brad Hand from the Miami Marlins. The Marlins had been using Hand mainly as a swingman in 2015 where he pitched to a 5.30 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP with a 6.46 K/9 and a 3.09 BB/9. With the Padres, Hand was immediately converted to a strict bullpen role and, with the help of a new found prowess for his slider,…