• Nick Margevicius Interview: “My Approach Has Always Been to Attack Hitters”
  • Hudson Potts Interview: “I Have No Trouble With Motivation”
  • Changeup Taught by Hoffman Making a Real Difference for Reggie Lawson
  • Owen Miller Interview: “I Hit the Ball Hard and I Make the Plays”
  • Austin Hedges Interview: Just Trying to Win a Ball Game

Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 101 (The Handless Padres Podcast)

Well. It happened. We knew it would, and it did. The San Diego Padres traded all-star closer Brad Hand. The return? How about the #15 prospect in all of baseball. Francisco Mejia. The catcher/outfielder is a switch-hitter with huge offensive upside. The Padres scored with this trade and we gush a little about the Dominican player. Well at least not at the beginning. In speaking about Mejia, we discuss where…

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TinCaps Lose Pitcher’s Duel, 4-2, in Twelve Innings

Fort Wayne, Indiana In a game that featured 36 total strikeouts, the TinCaps fell to the last-place Burlington Bees following a two-run home run in the top of the twelfth. After the TinCaps failed to convert opportunities in the tenth and eleventh innings, Fred Schlichtholz took the mound as the TinCaps’ fourth pitcher of the night. By Midwest League rule, teams begin each extra inning with a runner on second…

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Down on the Farm: July 19 (Paddack Earns Win, Tatis Homers then Exits Game)

The minor league affiliates for the San Diego Padres were 2-3 on Thursday. Here is a quick recap of the day’s action. El Paso Chihuahuas (52-46) Lost 16-1 There are blowouts, and then there is this. The Chihuahuas got smoked today to the tune of a fifteen-run defeat, as Jordan Lyles was hit hard in a rehab start, surrendering four runs in only two and two-thirds of an inning. Colin…

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Further Analyzing the Brad Hand/Francisco Mejia Trade

Thursday morning, news broke that the Padres had traded Brad Hand, along with sidearming righty Adam Cimber, to the Cleveland Indians for their top prospect Francisco Mejia. In analyzing this trade, first of all, let’s talk about what the team is losing before anything else. The Padres have traded their closer, along with one of their more valuable relievers. Hand was set to be under team control through 2021 on…

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Daric Barton Interview: “I’d like to play long enough for my son to come out and remember watching me play”

Tijuana, Mexico The United States represents opportunity, success and a fresh start to many immigrants around the world. However, it is not the only country that can offer this as several former major league baseball players have seen firsthand with Mexico. The Mexican Baseball League offers good pay, good competition, stability and love from its fans to its players. Junior Lake, Tom Wilhelmsen, Delmon Young, Jorge Cantu, Carlos Zambrano and…

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Padres trade Brad Hand to Cleveland for Francisco Mejia

The Cleveland Indians and San Diego Padres agreed to a trade involving left-handed relief pitcher Brad Hand on July 19, according to Ken Rosenthal. Rosenthal tweeted that Brad Hand and right-handed relief pitcher Adam Cimber both are headed to Cleveland, who has been looking to improve their bullpen ahead of the July 31 trade deadline. In return, the Padres acquired Francisco Mejia. Complete deal, per sources: Hand and Cimber from…

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Trading for Yankees’ Sonny Gray an Option for Padres?

Is trading for the New York Yankees’ RHP Sonny Gray an option for the San Diego Padres? Recently Joel Sherman reported that the San Diego Padres and New York Yankees have begun discussions involving some Padre pitchers. The Friars have had a down 2018 season, but there is some valuable pitching on the 25-man roster. The report specifically mentioned Tyson Ross and Kirby Yates as players that the Yankees could…

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Down on the Farm: July 18 (Logan Allen Earns 10th Win)

The San Diego Padres affiliates were 4-4 on Wednesday. Here is a recap of the day’s action. El Paso Chihuahuas  (52-45) Lost 7-1 The Chihuahuas dropped a game in Albuquerque by the score of 7-1. Padres left-handed pitcher Joey Lucchesi made his first career start at the Triple-A level and he was rocked to the tune of seven earned runs in only 2.2 innings. The rest of the staff did…

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The Lessons Learned Following Lauer and Lucchesi’s First Half Debuts

When the Padres drafted Joey Lucchesi and Eric Lauer in the 2016 draft, they were largely seen as advanced college lefties with a chance to ascend to the major leagues quickly. Just over two years later, the two have already become regular members of the starting rotation for the Padres. Lucchesi pitched well at the start of the season, yet has struggled to find the same success of late. Lauer…

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Nick Margevicius Interview: “My Approach Has Always Been to Attack Hitters”

  In speaking to Nick Margevicius, it is clear that his goal is to attack hitters and make them uncomfortable in the box. Here is what else the left hander told me as we discussed the game of baseball and his passion for it. Lake Elsinore, California I have been lucky enough to build a pretty decent relationship with Padres’ left-handed pitching prospect Nick Margevicius. The two of us hit…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode #100

The East Village Times Podcast is back. We made it. 100 shows in the books. In this 100th episode we bring you absolutely nothing special. Just the two of us speaking about the first half for the Padres. The team is in dead last currently. They have the worse record in all of the National League. Times are tough, but as a Padre fan, it is just a typical season….

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