Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 80 with Jonathan Mayo & Eric Longenhagen

January 10, 2018

The San Diego Padres have traded Yangervis Solarte. The return? A very toolsy outfielder by the name of Edward Olivares. The former Blue Jay has plenty of upside, but we wanted to get an idea of what kind of player he is. Instead of just crunching numbers, we thought we would bring in two of the best evaluators in the business. Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com and Eric Longenhagen of Fangraphs…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 79 with Dan Szymborski

January 3, 2018

Happy New Year, Padres’ fans! With the New Year comes a new EVT podcast where we are joined for the third time by Dan Szymborksi, ESPN Writer and creator of the ZIPS projections system. We begin the podcast by talking about Eric Hosmer and whether it would be a mistake for the Padres to give him a contract in the seven-year, $140 million range. Then we move on to discussions…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 78 with Dennis Lin

December 21, 2017

The San Diego Padres are in an eventful off-season presently. Rumors have been swirling, since November, that the Padres are infatuated with Eric Hosmer from the Kansas City Royals. The first baseman is a free agent and may sign with any team this winter. The Friars are in pursuit and there has been a lot of talk around San Diego in this regard. There is no way you will get…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 77 with James and Patrick

December 12, 2017

  The San Diego Padres are starting to make some moves. In a surprise addition, the team re-acquired Chase Headley from the New York Yankees on Tuesday. The deal sends Jabari Blash to New York and also brings Bryan Mitchell to the Padres. Mitchell is a relief pitcher with a decent arm who the Padres plan to turn back into a starting pitcher. The Padres will eat all of Headley’s…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 76 with Kyle Glaser

December 10, 2017

Fresh off Baseball America’s brand new top 10 list, we thought it would be awesome to bring in Kyle Glaser. Kyle is a native San Diegan who works for BA, and he has a ton of knowledge about the Padres’ farm system. He is the man when it comes to the Padres and Baseball America. His knowledge of the system is vast. Before discussing the list, we talk about the…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 74- The Ohtani Podcast

December 6, 2017

  We are down to the wire in the Ohtani sweepstakes. The last few days have been stressful for Padre fans, as the Japanese wonder has met with the team and is apparently weighing his options. The Padres are one of seven teams that he has chosen. Patrick and I had some time this evening, so we decided to throw together a little pod on Ohtani. We discuss the recent…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 73 with James and Patrick

November 27, 2017

The Padres are on a break, but we are not. Trevor Hoffman is in the news as voting is starting to trickle in for the 2018 MLB Hall of Fame. We weigh in on the topic and discuss the possibility of him finally making it into the club. Shohei Otani rumors are starting to heat up. The “Japanese Babe Ruth” is set to join MLB in 2018 as he will…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 72 with Jeff Paternostro of Baseball Prospectus

November 15, 2017

The San Diego Padres have constructed a top-notch farm system. For the first time in decades, Padre fans are anxious to witness this young talent make its way to the major leagues. The most relevant topics pertaining to the team in recent months have been prospect related. That is just how it is. This team is built for the future. In speaking about the future and evaluation of your players,…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 71 With James & Patrick

November 13, 2017

  The MLB Winter Meetings are just about to kick off in Florida. In recent days, the Padres have been linked to Eric Hosmer. I know it sounds far-fetched and it is. We discuss the topic, as we try to figure out what exactly the Padres are doing. The team is not built to win now, so entertaining such an expensive free agent seems really strange, especially if you factor…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 70 with Sac Bunt Dustin

November 8, 2017

  The Padres EVT Podcast returns with a guest, as we welcome one of the best Padres writers to the show. Dustin is well-known around Padreland as Sac Bunt Dustin. His recently launched newsletter is the talk of Padres Twitter. Dustin brings terrific insight to the team and he writes daily pieces about the Padres and other topics. One thing is regurgitating fact after fact about the team, but to…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 69 with James & Patrick

November 6, 2017

  Even though the Padres season is in the winter, there is plenty to discuss. The Padres have hired a new hitting coach, and his name is Matt Stairs. We discuss the addition and we also talk about the addition of Skip Schumaker to the coaching staff. There were also many transactions completed in the last few days. Tim Melville, Hector Sanchez, and Cory Mazzoni were all released, as the…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 67 with James and Patrick

October 11, 2017

The San Diego Padres’ season is over, but we are still going strong at EVT. Episode 67 is a continuation from last week’s show where we gave a recap of the 2017 Padres. In episode 66, we spoke about the infield and catching positions. For this week, we finish off the roster by discussing the outfield and pitching staff. The left field battle will surely heat up in the spring,…

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