• Joey Lucchesi Interview: Talking Churve with Padres’ LHP Joey Fuego
  • A Discussion With Eric Lauer About His Walk Rate & Changeup
  • Franmil Reyes Interview: “I Like to Have Swag on the Field”
  • The 2019 Season Should be Huge for Matt Strahm
  • Padres’ Travis Jankowski Interview: “Everyday I Expect to Play”

Padres Fire Hitting Coach Matt Stairs

After being one of the worst offensive teams in all of baseball, the San Diego Padres have fired their hitting coach, Matt Stairs, ending his tenure with the team after only one season.  For the fifth year in a row, the San Diego Padres will be surfing the market for a new hitting coach. After firing Allen Zinter following the 2017 season, the Padres brought in Matt Stairs, a respected hitter…

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Freddy Galvis and a Potential NL Gold Glove

Freddy Galvis has a chance to win an NL Gold Glove this season at the shortstop position, as he was solid all year for the San Diego Padres. His defensive metrics might be off a bit, but you cannot argue the fact that Galvis was impressive for the Padres with the glove this past 2018 season. The San Diego Padres have not had a Gold Glove-winning shortstop since Ozzie Smith…

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San Diego State Trips Up Boise State 19-13

The defense stepped up big time and the secondary had their best game yet as the Aztecs, playing their backup quarterback and backup running back, beat Boise State 19-13 on the road despite the Broncos being double-digit favorites to win the game With injuries to many key players and struggles in the backfield, many younger players were forced to step up — and did they. Boise State quarterback Brett Rypien,…

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Former and Could-Have-Been Padres Reaching 2018 Playoffs

Although San Diego’s baseball team will not be featured in the playoffs, plenty of former or could-have-been Padres have made it to the division playoffs. Among those lucky souls, some play on the field, others manage or coach.  Of course, baseball has become a transient sport, so this will come as no surprise.  However, Padres fans can still wonder what might have happened if, for instance, the Padres had drafted…

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Competition Will Be a Common Word Used by the Padres in 2019

Competition is a key word in the vocabulary of the San Diego Padres presently. The team has structured their farm system and major league team so that each player must compete each and every day for their job. With this philosophy, there is plenty of reason to be excited about the future of the Friars. The San Diego Padres have created a certain culture around the franchise in recent years….

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The Impending Return of Padres’ Dinelson Lamet

As the 2018 regular season comes to a close, the San Diego Padres enter the offseason with major question marks surrounding the future of the starting rotation. However, if healthy, Dinelson Lamet will most definitely be a part of these plans. Dinelson Lamet. Remember him? Before missing the entirety of the 2018 season due to damaging his UCL in his final spring training start, the previously unknown flamethrower Dinelson Lamet…

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Tijuana Xolos Liga MX 2018 AP Week 12 Preview: Xolos Look To Get Back On Track Against Queretaro

Game: Tijuana Xolos vs Queretaro When: Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 Where: Estadio Caliente, Tijuana, Mexico Time: 7:36 P.M. PST TV: Fox Sports 2, Fox Deportes Radio In English: 98.9 FM The Tijuana Xolos will play their 12th game in the Liga MX 2018 Apertura this Saturday, Oct. 6, against Queretaro at the Estadio Caliente. The Border City Dogs are coming off a disastrous 3-0 loss to Monterrey away from home…

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Padres 2018 Grades: The Coaching Staff

Our 2018 San Diego Padres grades continue as we examine the team’s coaching staff and grade them for the impact they had on the Padres this season. After breaking down all of the positions on the San Diego Padres in separate articles, we at EVT will shift our focus onto the Padres coaching staff. When grading the coaches, we will take in several things into consideration. For example, just because…

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Padres 2018 Player Grades: Position Players

With the signing of Eric Hosmer in the winter, the San Diego Padres had a lot of excitement about the 2018 season. Though Hosmer did not have a great year, some of the position players around him did. Here are their grades for the season. The final end-of-season grading article from EVT will focus on the most polarizing group of the 2018 Padres squad–the position players. There’s some good, some…

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SDSU Senior Defensive Lineman Noble Hall Is Back

“I’m back!” With that tweet, senior defensive lineman Noble Hall signaled that he was once again healthy to face off against Boise State, which surely brought a sigh of relief to Aztec Nation. A two-time preseason second-team all-Mountain West selection, Hall has been a big part of the Aztecs defensive success. A major part in the Aztec’s stout run defense, Hall has also been a menace in the passing game;…

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Padres 2018 Player Grades: Starting Rotation

In 2018, the San Diego Padres featured many young hurlers in the starting rotation attempting to get their feet wet at the Major League level. Here is a glimpse of the starting pitchers and their grades for the 2018 season: The second of three end-of-season grading articles from EVT will focus on a group that left much to be desired in 2018–the starting rotation. As is consistent throughout this series,…

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