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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Making Sense of the Shohei Ohtani Sweepstakes

December 6, 2017

There are a lot of things we think we know about Japanese phenom Shohei Ohtani. Some are true. We know Ohtani is a right-handed pitcher and left-handed swinger, adept enough at both to garner recognition as Japan’s best pitcher and designated hitter after the 2016 season. We know Ohtani does indeed throw upwards of 100 miles per hour, and mixes in a swing-and-miss splitter that scouts around the game have…

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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…

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“The Questionnaire” and Why the Padres Could Still Have a Shot at Shohei Ohtani

November 29, 2017

*This piece was presented to me by Walter Hernandez. He is fluent in Japanese and has kept himself up to date on the Otani (Ohtani) situation. He stands by the fact that the Padres are indeed still in the running for the services of this young talent. A special thanks to Walter for contributing. Major League Baseball, the MLBPA, and the NPB have come to an agreement for the future…

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