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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River Bandits Shut Out TinCaps for 2-0 Series Lead

September 14, 2017

Fort Wayne Indiana Just as they did in the first game of the Midwest League Championship, the Quad Cities River Bandits jumped out to a first-inning lead and never let go, beating the TinCaps 5-0 to take a 2-0 lead in the series. In the top of the first, TinCaps’ starter Lake Bachar walked the second batter, Colin Moran, who then advanced to second on a slow-rolling base hit to…

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The San Diego Padres Must Lower Their Ticket Prices

September 14, 2017

The San Diego Padres have one of the most uninteresting rosters in major league baseball right now. They must lower their current ticket prices in order to entice fans into supporting their club at the ballpark. Those are simple facts. While several teams throughout the league are offering different unique ticket packages and discounts as the season winds down, the Padres have no tickets available in the near future for…

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Framing the Friars: Lamet Looks Like Lamet, but Offense a No-Show (again)

September 13, 2017

  The San Diego Padres have scored only five runs in 28 innings. The offense has been absolutely stagnant. Compared to the Padres’ lack of scoring, their opponents have done the opposite. On Sep. 12, the Minnesota Twins went off for 16 runs against the Friars, winning the game 16-0. The offense remained stagnant when the Padres played the Twins again on Sept. 8. Dinelson Lamet made the start, pitching…

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Shohei Otani To Be Free Agent This Winter, Could Padres Be Players?

September 13, 2017

It is being reported that the “Japanese Babe Ruth”, Shohei Otani, has elected to come to the U.S. this winter, and will be declared a free agent. If you don’t know who he is by now, then you are about to become very familiar. The hype train is coming, as virtually every major league team has the chance to land this excellent young player. Otani is a right-handed pitcher that…

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The Padres MUST Do This in 2018 (Bring Back the Murph)

September 12, 2017

I have a really, really good idea. So, this is an open invitation to the Padres to steal this idea. I am putting it in writing: please steal this idea. I don’t want any kickback or finder’s fee. Just take this idea. Here goes: The Padres should play a 3-game series in 2018 at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium. And now that the 2018 schedule has been released, I have…

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Tyson Ross Released by Rangers, Padres Will Have Interest

September 12, 2017

Tyson Ross was officially released by the Texas Rangers on Tuesday after going 3-3 this year with a 7.71 ERA in 10 starts. The right-handed pitcher was inked to a one-year/$6-million deal in the off-season after the Padres released their former ace. Recovering from thoracic outlet syndrome, which is a shoulder impingement, proved to be too much for the 30-year-old. He had surgery in October to help alleviate the discomfort,…

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EVT Padres Podcast: Episode 62 with James & Patrick

September 11, 2017

We were off for a week or so. Sorry about that. Life happens. In our return, we discuss the current state of the Padres, briefly. The main focus of this episode was the prospects. The team recently announced a Padres prospect game, which will take place at the end of the month at Petco Park. The entire roster of this team was announced today and we talk about it. Like…

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Padres Establishing Winning Culture At Every Level

September 11, 2017

There is value in developing a winning culture. No matter how many stars you have, unless the team knows how to win, it won’t matter. There are plenty of examples. The 2012 Red Sox looked stacked after bringing in Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford the year before with David Ortiz, Jon Lester, and company already there. They finished in dead last in the A.L. East that season and manager Bobby Valentine was…

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Manuel Margot is Quickly Becoming the Face of the Franchise

September 10, 2017

After signing his six-year/$83-million dollar extension, Wil Myers was quickly deemed the “face of the franchise” for the San Diego Padres. It was natural, as the young first baseman was coming off his best season as a professional. The fan base needed a player to rally around. After years of uncertainty, the Padres faithful longed for a player they could call their own for the long run. Myers provides that….

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Jose Pirela Has Been Simply Amazing

September 9, 2017

On November 11th, 2015, the Padres completed a deal with the New York Yankees. In an effort to gain infield depth, the Friars dealt minor league right-handed pitcher Ronald Herrera to the Yankees for Jose Pirela. The infielder had spent nine years with New York, after being signed as a 17-year-old out of Venezuela. Pirela hit 72 home runs and stole 148 bases during his span (winter league stats included)…

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Down on the Farm: September 7- All Three Padres’ Affiliates Win

September 7, 2017

El Paso Chihuahuas- Won 7-2 (2-0) It was a quiet first three innings in El Paso, as right-hander Bryan Rodriguez retired nine of the first ten batters he faced while the Chihuahuas had three hits with no runs over those first three innings. The Chihuahuas finally pushed some runs across in the top of the fourth with a Hunter Renfroe single, a Jose Rondon double, and a Dusty Coleman home…

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