Padres Series Preview: Padres Look to Bounce Back Against Mets in Big Apple

May 23, 2017

The Padres are riding pretty low right now, they are 4-14 this month and they sit four games behind the Giants for dead last in the N.L. West. The Mets will be closing out their six game home stand against the Padres this series. They came into this homestand on a seven game losing streak, but they took care of business against the Angel,s taking two of three games. Although…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 36 with James & Patrick

May 22, 2017

Another solo show this week, as we first discuss all the recent moves made by the team. Travis d’Arnaud, Jose Valdez, and Carlos Asuaje are all a topic of discussion for the two of us. The addition of d’Arnaud is intriguing, as we don’t know exactly where he fits on the squad. He plays all over the place, but at the age of 30, he is no prospect. He gives…

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Padres Series Recap: Richard Helps Friars Prevent Sweep in Ugly Series

May 22, 2017

The Padres came into this home series looking to bounce back from an ugly and harsh road trip. They managed to grab only two wins in the seven game home stand; the opening game and the closing game. The continued slump knocked the Friars into the cellar of the N.L. West, as they now stand at 16-30. Prior to this home stand, our Boys were 14-25. Game 1 – Padres…

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The Padres Welcome Chase d’Arnaud to Town & Other News/Notes

May 22, 2017

It’s been a rough week for the Padres on the field, as they lost three out of four to the Brewers before losing two out of three to the Diamondbacks, including two blowout losses. The Padres have also had a busy week off the field, as the team has made quite a few roster moves over the course of the last seven days. The most recent of those involved the…

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Making a Case for Mackenzie Gore Over Hunter Greene in Upcoming Draft

May 21, 2017

Since the beginning of the year, Hunter Greene of Notre Dame High School in Los Angeles has garnered the respect of countless scouts. With a high-octane fastball capable of reaching 100 mph, Greene is this draft year’s version of Riley Pint. However, it’s his smooth delivery and quality athleticism (traits rarely seen in power pitchers from high school), which makes him a likely top-3 pick. As such, the Padres have…

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Ty France is Making a Great Impression

May 21, 2017

It was a cold Friday night when the Padres took on the Lake Elsinore Storm in a preseason exhibition game. I sat alongside fellow EVT writer, Mike Clark, and founder, James Clark, behind home plate, as we watched the Padres’ starting line-up slowly begin to substitute with up-and-coming prospects. Among those prospects was first baseman, Ty France. He was a late addition to the game, sporting the number 98, which was originally…

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Six Signs the Padres’ Plan is Working Or Not

May 20, 2017

  Do you believe in the plan? You know…the Master Plan. THE…PLAN. The answer for most Padres fans falls between one of two extremes: cynicism or romanticism. Whichever way one leans, it is foolhardy to embrace franchise goals as inevitable without checkpoints. These are, after all, goals the Padres set for themselves and commitments they made to their fans. Padres fans have been mistreated by ownership for years, and on…

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What is Jered Weaver’s Future as a Padre?

May 20, 2017

  This off-season, the San Diego Padres took a chance on many veteran pitchers, including former Angel, Jered Weaver. Coming into the year, Weaver was considered to be one of the more reliable options Andy Green had, given his resume in Anaheim. But now it seems Jered Weaver has one foot out the door of Major League Baseball. Weaver has not produced at all this year. In fact, he is…

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Padres Series Preview: Padres Trying to End Three-Game Skid

May 19, 2017

  After a horrendous road trip, the Padres failed to take advantage of being back in Petco Park, dropping three of four against the Brewers. Now, the Arizona Diamondbacks will spend the weekend in San Diego where the Padres can hopefully gain some steam in the N.L. West. The Diamondbacks are coming into town hot after left fielder Chris Herrmann hit a walk off home run in the top of the…

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Brandon Maurer is an Absolute Enigma

May 19, 2017

There have been plenty of developments through the first quarter of the Padres’ season. As a rebuilding team, the focus for the 2017 season is development: mainly getting players every day playing time in the hopes that the Padres can find some pieces for their next winning team. The development of Hunter Renfroe, Austin Hedges, and Manuel Margot has been exciting to watch. The development of Luis Perdomo has been…

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Padres Series Recap: Brewers Take Series in Petco as Padres Flounder

May 18, 2017

Game 1 (Padres 6, Brewers 5) In a season of promise, the young Padres once again showed why fans should be excited about the future of this team. After Eric Sogard hit a home run in the top of the 10th to take a 5-4 lead, the feeling in the mostly-empty Petco Park, was that of defeat. That feeling only lasted a few moments as Erick Aybar opened the bottom…

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What is Brad Hand’s Trade Value?

May 18, 2017

  The San Diego Padres claimed left-handed pitcher, Brad Hand, off waivers from the Miami Marlins in April of 2016. At the time, Hand was a struggling starter, posting a 4.00+ ERA in his career as a starter with the Marlins. The Padres were unsure of where the lefty would fall in their struggling pitching staff, and would eventually delegate him to the bullpen. Hand, embracing his new role, has quietly…

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