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

July 20, 2018

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…

Read More >>

Trading for Yankees’ Sonny Gray an Option for Padres?

July 19, 2018

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…

Read More >>

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

July 18, 2018

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…

Read More >>

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

July 18, 2018

  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…

Read More >>

Padres EVT Podcast: Episode #100

July 18, 2018

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….

Read More >>

Down on the Farm: July 16 (Osvaldo Hernandez Pitching Well in Fort Wayne)

July 16, 2018

The San Diego Padres affiliates were 7-1 on Monday. It took an extra innings loss by the AZL Padres 1 team to avoid being perfect on the day. Here is a recap of the day’s action. El Paso Chihuahuas  (51-44) Won 6-3 The Chihuahuas won their first game in Albuquerque New Mexico on Monday, by the score of 6-3. El Paso recorded nine hits in the game as they were…

Read More >>

Chicago Cubs Checking in on Padres’ Brad Hand

July 16, 2018

Bruce Levine of 670 The Score is reporting that the Chicago Cubs have checked in on the Padres’ Brad Hand. The Cubs just finished off a three-game sweep of the San Diego Padres this weekend at Petco Park. In the series Hand blew a save in the ninth with two outs, but Chicago still surely recognizes the value of the left-hander. Brandon Morrow is doing a solid job as the…

Read More >>

According to Joel Sherman, Padres & Yankees Talking Trade

July 15, 2018

In a report that just came out from MLB Trade Rumors, Joel Sherman reports that the San Diego Padres and NY Yankees are talking trade. Apparently the Yankees are kicking the tires on Brad Hand, Kirby Yates and Tyson Ross. The Bombers are in the need of some pitching help and that just happens to be one of the few strengths on the Padres team. There is no doubt that…

Read More >>

Trade Winds to Start Blowing Soon for Padres

July 14, 2018

The San Diego Padres are in rare position that they might both buy and sell at the trade deadline, which is roughly two weeks away. A.J. Preller is a savvy general manager who prefers to maximize players value when it’s inflated. If there are players on the team that he feels can be moved for a better investment, then he will not hesitate to pull the trigger. Nor should he….

Read More >>

Hudson Potts Interview: “I Have No Trouble With Motivation”

July 13, 2018

Lake Elsinore, California On a rare day off from the lineup for Hudson Potts, I caught up the young third baseman to pick his brain a little bit about the game of baseball and where he is with his progression in the sport. Here is what the infielder had to say. I have seen Hudson Potts plenty of times in the locker room and such, but never had the pleasure…

Read More >>

The Houston Astros Bullpen May Need a Hand

July 12, 2018

It is no secret that the Houston Astros need relief help. Would a trade for San Diego Padres’ closer Brad Hand solve the current bullpen issues for the defending World Champions? The 2018 trade season is in full swing. Manny Machado rumors are swirling. The Baltimore Orioles’ infielder will be dealt very soon. There is no doubt about that. The Orioles have to cash in now or forever hold their…

Read More >>

Changeup Taught by Hoffman Making a Real Difference for Reggie Lawson

July 12, 2018

Right-handed pitcher Reggie Lawson has really started to mature and grow this 2018 season with help from a changeup taught to him by Trevor Hoffman. Read what this young man has to say about his mind-set, his teammates and the fact he is pitching so close to home. The Diamond- Lake Elsinore, California When the San Diego Padres selected Reggie Lawson in 2016 with the No. 71 overall pick, you…

Read More >>