Franmil Reyes Optioned to El Paso, But Made Lasting Impression on Padres

June 20, 2018

The Franmil Reyes era is over at Petco Park for now, but the slugging outfielder surely left a lasting impression. Standing 6-foot-5, Reyes is an imposing presence in the batters box. Congregating next to him you get a sense of his size and strength, but in speaking to him directly you immediately feel the overall joy he possesses about the game of baseball and life itself. The father of three…

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Stats and Breakdown of the Fort Wayne TinCaps at the Break

June 19, 2018

The Fort Wayne TinCaps are at their All-Star break right now and their season is statistically halfway over. There is plenty to be excited about in regard to this team, as players have clearly excelled in Indiana. The young team has plenty of room to grow though, and you should expect better numbers across the board from this whole unit. It takes time to get comfortable in professional baseball, especially…

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Certain Padres’ Prospects Could Be Deemed Expendable

June 19, 2018

The San Diego Padres could very well deem some of their prized prospects expendable in the near future. As the 2018 trade deadline approaches and the offseason looms, the team has some tough decisions to make. Several young prospects are in the need of protection in the 2019 MLB Rule-5 Draft. The Padres have so much depth that there is no room on the 40-man roster for more players, and…

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Down on the Farm: June 18 (Myers Appears Close To Being Ready)

June 18, 2018

The San Diego Padres affiliates were 1-3 on Monday. Both the TinCaps and Storm were off on the day. Here is your recap of the day’s action: El Paso Chihuahuas (34-37) Lost 5-2 Five unearned runs after a Luis Urias fielding error in the first inning was huge for El Paso on Monday. Walker Lockett pitched well, but the error was costly. The team failed to recover in a 5-2…

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Fathers, Sons & The Game of Baseball

June 16, 2018

Happy Father’s Day As someone who has lost both their father and their son, the Father’s Day holiday has a bittersweet taste to it. The game of baseball reminds me of both, and what was forever taken from me. Perhaps that is why my love is so deep for the sport. I have fewer and fewer thoughts of each, as the brutality of time erases the painful memories of their…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 99 with James & Patrick

June 15, 2018

The San Diego Padres have been a hot team in recent weeks. There is even talk of contention among fans. People even want the Padres to be buyers at this season’s trade deadline. We discuss this in-depth, as we both have interesting opinions on the Padres 2018 team and the rest of the year. The show is filled with Twitter questions, as we address comments about the stacked outfield and…

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Down on the Farm: June 14 (Lucchesi Returns, Quantrill Pitches Well)

June 14, 2018

The San Diego Padres’ affiliates went 3-2 on Thursday. Here is a recap of the day’s action: El Paso Chihuahuas (33-34) Lost 7-5 Some Padre’ major leaguers were in El Paso on Thursday, as both Franchy Cordero and Wil Myers were in uniform for the Chihuahuas. The duo should be back with the Padres in less than a week. Both men were rusty, but it was nice seeing them both…

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Is the Rays’ Chris Archer Worth a Gamble for Padres?

June 14, 2018

The Tampa Bay Rays have reportedly discussed internally if they should move ace Chris Archer. The San Diego Padres are in need of a top-end starter, but is Archer worth the gamble for the Friars since he will come at a huge cost? The San Diego Padres surely have a bright future. Even the most negative of Padre fans must see that the team has built an excellent farm system….

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A Glimpse at the 2018 DSL San Diego Padres

June 9, 2018

Boca Chica, Dominican Repubic The 2018 DSL San Diego Padres started play this week. There are several young players who could one day be considered prospects in the Padres’ system. Most highly celebrated Latino kids of this age will be playing Rookie Ball in Arizona, but a few of these men could establish themselves in a couple of years. In 1990, the first DSL Padres team was formed as a…

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No Clear Answer in Sight for Crowded Padres Outfield

June 8, 2018

The San Diego Padres presently have a crowded outfield and there is no easy answer for playing time moving forward. When Wil Myers and Franchy Cordero return from their injuries, there will be some interesting decisions to be made in regards to outfield playing time in San Diego. Currently the Padres have seven players that are considered major league outfielders on their 40-man roster. Alex Dickerson is also listed on…

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Down on the Farm: June 7 (Makita Blows Save, Tatis With a Homer)

June 7, 2018

The San Diego Padres affiliates were 1-4 on Thursday. Here is your recap of the day’s action. El Paso Chihuahuas (29-32) Lost 6-5 Former Padres’ closer Brandon Maurer came on with two outs in the ninth and the bases loaded for the Storm Chasers. He proceeded to walk Nick Schulz to make it a one run game, then he gave up a base hit to Forrestt Allday which made the…

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Padres Select Grant Little With #74 Overall Selection

June 4, 2018

MLB DRAFT- MLB Studios, New Jersey After taking two Vanderbilt commits with their first two picks, the team chose Texas Tech outfielder Grant Little with selection #74 overall. The draft pick used was the competitive balance round B pick the team acquired last week from the Minnesota Twins along with Phil Hughes. The Padres were excited to have this selection and used it on an outfielder who is closer to…

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