Padres Have Options at 2B/3B in 2018, But Who Will Start?

December 8, 2017

The Padres ended 2017 with four players on the roster that are capable of playing second base regularly for the team. Those four players include Yangervis Solarte, Cory Spangenberg, Carlos Asuaje, and Jose Pirela. For the 2018 season, only three of those players will be in discussions of playing second base. The exclusion being Pirela, as he solidified himself with a solid 2017 campaign in the outfield. On top of…

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Padres EVT Podcast Episode 75 with Scott Miller of Bleacher Report

December 7, 2017

The hot stove is heating up and we though it would be nice to talk to national writer Scott Miller. Scott is all over the recent happenings in all of MLB and he graciously returns to our show to talk some Padre baseball. Shohei Ohtani is dominating the headlines and we ask Scott about his thoughts on the young man. He tells us a little more about Ohtani as we…

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This Day in Padres History: The Big Trade with Toronto

December 5, 2017

On this day in 1990, the San Diego Padres and Toronto Blue Jays made a trade that would change both franchises forever (but honestly, it was mostly the Blue Jays). Fred McGriff was coming off of a stellar season in 1990, with 35 home runs and a .300 batting average for Toronto. That was his third consecutive year with at least 34 home runs. Shortstop Tony Fernandez had been an…

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The Padres Have Money To Spend, But How Will They Spend It?

December 5, 2017

There is no doubt that the San Diego Padres have money to spend for the 2018 season. How and where they will spend that money is what is currently up for debate. Of course the team will sign some players, but they must do so with investments that are low-risk. In my opinion, they should not offer very many multi-year deals at this point, but must instead find undervalued players…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- December 3

December 3, 2017

There were eight Padres in action on Sunday throughout the globe. The Australian Baseball League does not have games for a few days, but there was still plenty of news in other leagues. The Padres’ hitters were 2-21 on the day with 11 strikeouts (ouch). The three Padre’ hurlers did much better in their 2.1 innings pitched. Mexican Winter League Fernando Perez was 0-3 with two strikeouts. The infielder is…

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Padres Trusting the Process, Extend A.J. Preller

December 3, 2017

The San Diego Padres and general manager A.J. Preller have agreed on a contract extension through 2022. Originally hired to be the Padres’ GM in 2014, Preller’s original deal was for five years, taking him through the 2019 season. This new agreement extends Preller’s contract for three more years. Preller has spearheaded a rebuild in San Diego that has focused primarily on a “youth movement,” and building up the Friars’…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- December 2

December 3, 2017

A grand total of eight Padres minor league players were in action on Saturday. Two games went in the books in the ABL. So that means plenty of at bats for Buddy Reed and Gabriel Arias. Australian Baseball League Buddy Reed went 3-8 combined in the two games with a double, two runs scored, two RBI, and a strikeout. The smooth-fielding center fielder is hitting .317 on the season for…

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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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San Diego Padres Off-Season Simulation Results: Yes, We Traded Brad Hand

December 1, 2017

Disclaimer: All the moves discussed here were a simulation and do not contain any substance to the reality of the 2017-2018 offseason. No, we didn’t trade for Giancarlo Stanton or sign Shohei Ohtani. Writers from each of Major League Baseball’s 30 teams gathered together to do a full-scale offseason simulation for three days, including trades, free agent signings, releases, and much more. The San Diego Padres were a hot ticket,…

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PNO (Positive, Negative, Outlook): Travis Jankowski

December 1, 2017

The game of baseball has rapidly changed in the last few years. Today, most offenses prioritize power over contact. They look for run producers instead of contributors and hope that their big bats get on base enough to score runs off someone else’s hits. However, possessing at least one player who has lightning quick feet and Gold Glove-worthy defense is a must for clubs that hope to compete in playoff…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- November 30

November 30, 2017

  The San Diego Padres had a total of eight men playing winter league baseball on Thursday. The Dominican League only had one game on the schedule and none of the Padres’ minor leaguers played. Buddy Reed and Gabriel Arias continue to play everyday in Australia. Both men got in a few at bats in a game that was suspended by rain and will be continued tonight. Venezuelan Baseball League…

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