Christian Friedrich & Jarred Cosart Opt for Free Agency

October 31, 2017

It’s still October, and the MLB Hot Stove has yet to get turned on, but two pitchers from the San Diego Padres have decided to test free agency. Christian Friedrich and Jarred Cosart have both decided to become unrestricted free agents, as opposed to signing extensions with the Padres. Both players cleared waivers and were outrighted, the club announced on Oct. 30. Cosart was eligible for arbitration, and was expected…


Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 40 with James & Patrick

June 6, 2017

We are back with another solo show as we delve into the latest in Padres news. The team has collectively played better in recent weeks, but the Padres still stand in firm position for a top selection in the June 2018 draft. Patrick and I discuss the play of the team recently, as we converse about the future for the 2017 Padres. Jarred Cosart, and his abilities, are something we…


Framing the Friars: Cosart’s Continued Struggles, Hits Still Hard to Come By

June 5, 2017

The Padres came into this series on a high horse and swiftly took game one. Since then, the bats have gone quiet in two straight losses. In the previous game, the Padres combined for just one run and four hits in 30 at bats. Today, they combined for one run but with only three hits in 29 at bats against Rockies rookie starter Jeff Hoffman and the Rockies bullpen. Hoffman is now…


Padres Series Preview: The Padres Begin Their First Road Trip of The Season in Colorado

April 10, 2017

Following a successful opening series against the Giants, which included a series victory and the largest opening weekend crowd in Petco Park history, the Padres now embark on a seven game road trip, their first of the season (even though they opened in L.A., it was technically not a road trip). First up: The Colorado Rockies. The Rockies are led by former Padres manager, Bud Black, and boast a mighty impressive…


Projecting the Padres Muddled Rotation Part 4: Who Will Fill the Rotation?

March 10, 2017

It’s been well established that the 2017 edition of the San Diego Padres won’t be good. While there may be quite a few bright spots, as a whole the team should struggle to win many games. Not only is the offense not good, but the pitching staff might take a step into a whole new level of mediocrity. In fact, the Padres may make a real good case for the…


Fixing Padres’ Pitcher Jarred Cosart

December 17, 2016

You’ve heard the story by now. The San Diego Padres have a borderline criminal lack of starting pitching depth at the big league level. After the poor 2016 season, the Padres’ rotation had, 2017 is setting up to be even worse. The Padres finished the 2016 season with a combination of Luis Perdomo, Christian Friedrich, Paul Clemens, Clayton Richard, among a few others in the rotation or making starts in…


Padres Editorial: What to Expect Rest of Season from Padres Ragtag Rotation

August 3, 2016

With the trade deadline now complete, it’s pretty clear where the Padres stand with just about two months left in the 2016 season. With all their most productive players now traded away, the Padres aren’t going to good for the rest of 2016. They probably won’t be good in 2017 either, but now I am just getting ahead of myself. Looking forward to the end of 2016, no part of…


Padres Editorial: Analyzing the Return for Andrew Cashner/Colin Rea

July 30, 2016

Early Friday morning, the San Diego Padres once again jumped to the top of the news cycle and made yet another news making trade. Following the trades of James Shields, Fernando Rodney, Drew Pomeranz, and Melvin Upton, AJ Preller once again pushed the team further into the rebuild with the trade of Andrew Cashner and Colin Rea. The Miami Marlins had been pushing for starting pitching upgrades over the last…