Framing the Friars: Franchy Cordero Launches First Career Home Run

June 13, 2017

San Diego Padres center fielder, Franchy Cordero, had a memorable game on June 12, as the Friars hosted the Cincinnati Reds in the first game of a three-game series. San Diego won the game 9-3. The key inning in the game was the second, where the Padres put up six runs to take a 7-2 lead, snatching momentum early and putting themselves in the driver’s seat the rest of the way….

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 42 with James & Patrick

June 12, 2017

Mackenzie Gore is a San Diego Padre, and we are both ecstatic about it. In this week’s show, we discuss the young lefty and what his abilities are. He comes with great upside, but will he be able to live up the high expectations? Only time will tell. The team shocked the Padres world, as they selected two catchers with its next two picks. We discuss the duo and what…

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Padres Select Luis Campusano with Pick #39 in the 2017 MLB Draft * With Video

June 12, 2017

  After selecting Mackenzie Gore with the third pick in the draft, the Padres turned their attention towards their second selection. Holding the 39th position in the draft, the Padres again went with the best athlete on the board. Or at least that is what they feel. A.J. Preller indicated that was the team’s strategy and they kept to it. Building a sold core is very important, as the Padres…

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MacKenzie Gore Was The Correct Choice for Padres *Video on the Lefty

June 12, 2017

  The San Diego Padres held the #3 overall selection in the 2017 MLB Draft, and there were tons of rumors on who they would select. Hunter Greene was linked to the team, but when they team picked, he was no longer there. The Padres had to envision that happening, so they changed gears without batting an eye. Instead of Hunter Greene, the team landed a quality pitcher by the…

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Wil Myers: What To Make Of His Tough May

June 11, 2017

Wil Myers is the Padres’ best player. I don’t think there is too much debate about that. The Padres believe in Wil… so much so that this off-season they dedicated six-years/$83 million dollars to him; notably a huge contract in terms of Padres standards. Myers started off the season hitting everything hard. He was peppering balls all around the yard during spring training. In March and April, Wil hit .310,…

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Framing the Friars: Friday Night Rally Followed by a Saturday Afternoon Collapse

June 10, 2017

The San Diego Padres suited up in their beautiful brown uniforms like they do every Friday home game and welcomed their second interleague opponent to Petco this season. Friday Night Friday night, Jhoulys Chacin took to the mound looking to pick up his first win since May 12th. (W @CWS, 0-2 since then). He went seven innings against the once World Series champion Royals, allowing just three hits and two…

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Possible Trade Chips for the Padres, Not Named Solarte or Hand

June 10, 2017

There is no doubt in my mind, nor should there be in yours, that the San Diego Padres will make some moves in the very near future. The team is not built to win now, but that does not mean that the team is not focused on winning for the long-term. One way to build for the future is by trading off major league-caliber players for prospects. Sadly, this is…

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Framing the Friars: Two-Out Rallies and a Bullpen Implosion

June 9, 2017

The Padres took the field in Arizona looking to prevent a series sweep against the division rival Diamondbacks. Austin Hedges put the Friars up early with a bases-loaded, one-out single back up the middle to score two runs. This game looked like it was going to be a good one for San Diego as they got the first five batters on the base paths without recording any outs. The two…

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The Padres 2017 MLB Draft Preview

June 8, 2017

In an attempt to give you an advanced look at Monday’s draft, we here at EVT have specifically put out tons of content on potential picks for the San Diego Padres in the 2017 MLB Draft. It is impossible to predict exactly who the Padres will select with their picks, but we did our best to cover the likely suspects. With the third overall selection, we get a decent idea…

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Framing The Friars: Inside Perdomo’s Third Inning

June 8, 2017

Coming off a few very nice outings against two of the N.L.’s best, Luis Perdomo entered his start on Wednesday with confidence that he could keep the streak going. Through two innings, he seemed to be well on his way. In the first inning, he worked around two walks en route to a scoreless inning. The most impressive pitch of the first was a filthy 95 MPH two-seamer (with sink)…

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Kirby Yates & Waiver Wire Success Stories

June 5, 2017

For a team in the Padres’ position on the win curve, you need to maximize talent acquisition and find talent wherever you can. Over the last few years, the Padres have tried to exploit a market inefficiency by taking full advantage of the Rule 5 Draft. With three players, Miguel Diaz, Allen Cordoba, and Luis Torrens, currently on the 25-man roster after being selected in the Rule 5 Draft, and…

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Listen to the Padre Train A-Comin’

June 5, 2017

I hear the train a-comin’ Rollin’ round the bend I ain’t seen the sunshine Since I don’t know when – Johnny Cash The Taco Train has had quite a fortnight. It began two Sundays ago when the man Andy Green described as the unquestioned leader of the team, Clayton Richards, spun a complete game against the Arizona Diamondbacks resulting in a 5-1 Padre victory. The game came on the heels…

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