Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 103 with James and Patrick

August 14, 2018

The Padres EVT Podcast is back. There is plenty to discuss about the team, so the two of us found time for a podcast. Wil Myers started the game on Monday at third base for the Padres. We talk about this and the excitement it brings. We also discuss Myers’ value, as plenty of people have various opinions on the player. Patrick throws out some numbers that cannot be debated…


Talented Outfield Creating a Nice Problem for Padres

August 10, 2018

In the next several weeks, the San Diego Padres baseball operations staff will be in full evaluation mode. The 2018 season was not as productive as most have wished in terms of wins and losses, but there is still hope for this young squad. Plenty of youth on the team are at a point in their careers where a crossroad is coming. The Padres will definitely have a couple of…


Can the Padres Lure Alexander Ramirez Away from the Angels?

August 6, 2018

15-year-old Alexander Ramirez is ineligible to sign a professional contract until his 16th birthday. There are reports that he has a deal in place with the Angels, but there are also indications that the Padres could be in play for the young player. Can the Padres lure Ramirez away from the Angels or is money too big a factor to overcome? Just because the San Diego Padres are currently being…


Decision Looms for Padres in Regards to Hedges & Mejia

August 3, 2018

The San Diego Padres had a very valuable commodity in Brad Hand. Multiple teams obviously kicked the tires on the reliever, as his numbers were certainly impressive in a Padres uniform. The team took their time in dealing the closer and, in the end, obtained one of the best prospects in all of major league baseball in return. Francisco Mejia is a switch-hitting catcher with a rocket arm. Defensively, there…


Padres’ Travis Jankowski Interview: “Everyday I Expect to Play”

August 1, 2018

Petco Park- San Diego, California The San Diego Padres currently have plenty of depth in the outfield. There are several men on the 40-man roster who are more than capable of being major league regulars. Of all the players that the team has in terms of outfield options, Travis Jankowski certainly brings a special skill set to the group. He is a defensive-minded player with exceptional overall speed. He uses…


Manuel Margot’s Improved 2018 is Encouraging for Padres

July 31, 2018

At some point in the 2018 season there were some whispers that Manuel Margot needed to be sent down to Triple-A to work on his craft. He was struggling badly at the plate and looked like only a shadow of the rookie who produced consistently during the 2017 season. A fastball in the ribs landed the prized outfielder on the disabled list in mid-April and it took him awhile to…


If Cardinals’ Carlos Martinez is Available, the Padres Should be Interested

July 30, 2018

The St. Louis Cardinals may or may not make RHP Carlos Martinez available for trade. If the team does, in fact, put the Dominican hurler on the block, the San Diego Padres will surely have some interest in the pitcher. In a recent piece by Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the St. Louis Cardinals could be exploring trading Carlos Martinez. If the right-handed pitcher is made available, the…


A.J. Preller & Padres Waiting to Take Advantage of Market

July 29, 2018

There is no question that the San Diego Padres need to make a trade or two in the near future. With current roster construction, the team has areas that need to be addressed. The outfield is presently overloaded with talent. With so many players (Wil Myers, Manuel Margot, Franchy Cordero, Hunter Renfroe, Travis Jankowski, and Franmil Reyes) capable of being major league regulars in the outfield, something will have to…


Down on the Farm: July 25 (Weathers Rough Debut, Patino & Paddack Dominant)

July 25, 2018

The San Diego Padres affiliates went 5-3 on Wednesday. Here is a recap of the day’s action. El Paso Chihuahuas (55-48) Won 9-1 Allen Craig recorded five hits, including two homers as the Chihuahuas won big on the road in Colorado Springs. Luis Urias went 1-for-4 with three runs scored for El Paso. Walker Locket was on the mound and he went seven solid innings. The big right hander was…


Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 102 with James and Patrick

July 25, 2018

In this podcast, we go over the depth in the minor leagues of the San Diego Padres. The major league team is not very appealing to talk about. So. Why not? The two of us go through each position and talk a little bit about the players the Padres have down in the system. There is much to be excited about, as the majority of the players within the system…


San Diego Padres Top 100 Prospects

July 24, 2018

The EVT San Diego Padres top 100 prospects list. In the history of the San Diego Padres, there has never been an excess of talent like there is presently. There are literally dozens of teenagers within the system that could one day be serious prospects. Constructing a top 30 prospects list doesn’t really do justice for how deep this system is. I have created my list from the countless minor…


The Padres Lose Hand, But Have Options in Bullpen

July 21, 2018

Feeling concerned over the loss of former Padres’ closer Brad Hand? Don’t be. Yes, he was a great pitcher and really came into his own as a Padre, but the team has options in replacing him. They really do. You have to remember that Brad Hand came to the team as a waiver wire pickup from the Marlins. Players can step up at any time in the bullpen. A.J. Preller…