Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 66 with James and Patrick

October 6, 2017

The San Diego Padres’ season is over, but there is still plenty to talk about. This show starts out with some Shohei Otani talk, as the rumors swirling about this young man keep on coming. The Padres are surely longshots for his services, but there are still numerous connections between Otani and the Padres. We discuss the possibilities. Ron Fowler recently stated that the Padres could finish .500 next season….

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Shohei Otani’s Last Start in Japan (with Video)- Do Padres Have a Shot to Sign Him?

October 4, 2017

The Shohei Otani sweepstakes are about to heat up. Do the Padres have a legit shot at signing the Japanese Babe Ruth? If you ask any Padres official they will tell you that they do. They are dead serious about pursuing the fireballing right-hander, but they have an uphill battle in signing him to a major league deal. A.J. Preller is surely all over Otani. He has done the proper…

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Most Productive 2017 Padres’ Draft Picks Thus Far

October 3, 2017

Mackenzie Gore, who is compared to Clayton Kershaw, and Luis Campusano, a catcher who looks like an absolute stud so far, are the names to remember from the San Diego Padres’ 2017 MLB draft class. While those two have had some exciting success in their early careers, there are other draftees who deserve to be written about as well, based on their excellent 2017 seasons. With that being said, here…

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The Pros & Cons to Potentially Signing Mike Moustakas

September 29, 2017

The San Diego Padres had a positive 2017 season. Despite the fact the team finished fourth in their division, they played better than most predicted. For a team that was supposed to lose 100 games, the Padres played exceptionally well. The youth on the team produced, for the most part, and the inadequacies in the pitching staff were not a major issue for young manager Andy Green. Yes, the staff…

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Wil Myers Is Still the Face of the Padres

September 26, 2017

Wil Myers certainly did not have the season most expected him to have. He would be the first to tell you that. In a recent article from MLB.com’s Nathan Ruiz, Myers said: “All in all, this year’s been a little bit of a disappointment for me, not to be able to put up better numbers more consistently…” Don’t worry, Padres fans. He knows he has to be better. It’s not…

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Down on the Farm: 2017 Recap- The Lake Elsinore Storm

September 25, 2017

RECORD:  First Half (35-35): 3rd in Cal League South Division Second Half (29-41): 5th in Cal League South Division STARTING ROTATION: The Lake Elsinore Storm entered 2017 with high hopes for their starting rotation. Although top prospect Anderson Espinoza was shut down just a few days prior to the Padres Opening Day (and eventually had TJ surgery), the starting rotation was by far the best part of the team in…

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Framing the Friars: Spoiling for a Fight, Chacin & Padres Shut Out Rockies 5-0

September 24, 2017

The story of the night was twofold: Padre pitching, and the Padres playing “spoiler” yet again, looking more like a playoff team than the playoff-chasing Colorado Rockies, beating them 5-0. Jhoulys Chacin continued his torrid home pitching, throwing 5 and 1/3 innings of no-hit ball before yielding a soft single to center to DJ LeMahieu in the sixth, which Manuel Margot made a sterling attempt to get, but came up…

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Where Does Travis Jankowski’s Future with the Padres Lie?

September 22, 2017

The San Diego Padres’ 2017 September call ups have arrived. There really weren’t too many surprising moves made as the team brought up a handful of players from triple-A El Paso, once their season had ended. Notable call ups have included infielder Carlos Villanueva, catcher Rocky Gale, pitcher Tim Melville, and unsurprisingly, outfielder Hunter Renfroe. Along with the aforementioned players, came a curious addition/ omission scenario.The Padres finally chose to…

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Hunter Renfroe is Mr. September

September 21, 2017

  The San Diego Padres are not in a pennant chase right now. There will be no wild card spot for the Friars in the 2017 season. We all knew that coming into the year, and that is fine. The progression this franchise has made with its minor leagues is enough to create excitement within the normally docile fan base. Players like Fernando Tatis, Cal Quantrill, Joey Lucchesi and Michel…

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Framing the Friars: Renfroe Sets New Franchise Rookie Home Run Record, Then Sets it Again

September 20, 2017

  San Diego, California Records were broken, and one more was tied, during the San Diego Padres’ series finale against the Arizona Diamondbacks on September 20. Arizona won the game 13-7 and avoided the sweep, after the Padres won the first two games in the series. Hunter Renfroe hit three home runs. His first dinger set a new franchise record for home runs in a season. His third blast tied…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 64 with James & Patrick

September 19, 2017

We first discuss the state of the Padres. Are they coming or going? They don’t even know. The tank talk is strong as the team is still within reach of a top-5 selection. With roughly 12 games left, the Friars would need a losing streak to gain a top selection. This will be worth monitoring as the season ends. September call-ups were just made, as Hunter Renfroe, Travis Jankowski, Christian…

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What is Hunter Renfroe’s Future With the Padres?

September 16, 2017

Last year, in September, we all got a great look at the positives to Hunter Renfroe. He was the first ever player to hit a home run onto the roof of the Western Metal Supply Building, and put up a .371/.389/.800 batting line in 11 games. That mammoth dinger was amazing, and so was his production in his first stint of major league pitching, but we here at EVT warned…

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