A Look Back at the 1984 San Diego Padres

October 19, 2017

Regular Season The 1984 San Diego Padres were one of the first solid Padres teams. In fact that team represented the first time that the franchise had made the playoffs. A young 24 year-old Tony Gwynn led the charge for the Friars, batting an astounding .351, which won him his first batting title. He also finished 3rd in MVP voting. The power bat in the lineup was Graig Nettles. He…

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Down on the Farm- Winter League Roundup October 18- Tatis Goes Deep for First Time

October 18, 2017

  The San Diego Padres have so much talent in the minor league system currently. With endless amounts of talent scattered throughout the system, players are participating in Winter Leagues currently. In total, 11 different players got into game action on the 18th of October. The Padres’ top prospects Fernando Tatis Jr., Luis Urias, Josh Naylor, and Franchy Cordero all played. Here is a glimpse at Wednesday’s action and what…

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PNO (Positive, Negative, Outlook) Cory Spangenberg

October 18, 2017

For EVT’s next PNO (positive, negative, outlook) we will focus on Cory Spangenberg. The San Diego Padres selected the left-handed hitter with their first pick in the 2011 draft. He was drafted 10th overall out of Indian River Community College, where he had an impressive 2011 season as a 20-year-old. Spangy put up a .477/.553/.659 slash line in 176 at bats that season and also stole 33 bases. He looked…

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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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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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Blake Hunt Interview- Early Adjustments Have Paid Dividends

October 14, 2017

In taking on this challenge to provide top-notch Padres’ content, I have been lucky enough to talk to numerous prospects. Many of these young men are excellent individuals, and their skills go far beyond the baseball field. Of all the prospects I keep in touch with, young catcher Blake Hunt is quickly becoming one of my favorites to converse with. The young man has an infectious craving for the game…

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Top Moments of the 2017 Season: Richard’s Complete Game Shutout

October 14, 2017

The afternoon home-game that took place on August 16 against the Philadelphia Phillies, was hands-down one of the top games of the Padres’ 2017 season, if not number one. The Friars sent Clayton Richard to the mound to see if he could lead the team to completing a three-game sweep of the series against the Phils. Indeed he did…in excellent fashion and with a little history-making help from Wil Myers….

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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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Top Moments of the 2017 Season: Renfroe Goes Deep Three Times

October 12, 2017

The San Diego Padres had several great moments during the 2017 season. One particular moment was when Hunter Renfroe hit three home runs in a single game. The game was on September 20th, in a game at Petco Park against the Arizona Diamondbacks. In that contest, seven home runs were hit, setting a new park record. It was also the game where Renfroe set a couple of milestones. It also…

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The Battle for Left Field (Or Something Like That)

October 12, 2017

For the first time in years, the San Diego Padres have several legitimate options at a particular position. Jose Pirela, Alex Dickerson, and Franchy Cordero are the front-runners to becoming the next Padres left fielder. With Manny Margot and Hunter Renfroe presumably owning sole possession of center and right field, left field is virtually wide open. Jose Pirela has constantly been one of the most productive hitters since being called…

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PNO (Positives, Negatives, Outlook) Wil Myers

October 11, 2017

The 2017 Padres season, in a way, was better than expected. While the Padres posted an unimpressive record of 71-91, this year’s campaign was full of excitement in the form of young, talented players performing well and giving the fans hope for the future. While countless writers and analysts virtually confirmed that the Padres would not win more than 50-60 games at the maximum, the team exceeded expectations while also…

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A Look Back at the 1998 San Diego Padres

October 10, 2017

As I sit here watching the beginning of the 2017 postseason, I long to see the San Diego Padres in the playoffs again. I am reminded of when I was a young child during the celebrated playoff run of 1998. The city of San Diego was alive. Jack Murphy Stadium was filled every night. They averaged north of 31,000 per game at the ballpark that season. 1998 was a fun…

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