Jered Weaver Announces His Retirement

August 16, 2017

  San Diego Padres starting pitcher Jered Weaver announced his retirement on Aug. 16, as announced by the Padres. Weaver began his 12th season overall, and his first with the Padres, in 2017. He signed a 1-year, $3 million contract with the club on Feb. 17. The right-hander made nine starts for the Friars, posting an 0-5 record with a 7.44 ERA. He often fell victim to the long ball,…


Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 53 with James & Patrick

August 4, 2017

  How about a quick little podcast on the Padres day off? Patrick and I were itching to talk some Padre baseball, so we fired up the old podcast machine and gave it a whirl. We started out talking about, of all things, the Los Angeles Dodgers. The team from up north has played remarkable so far this season, and we discuss how they are also built for the long…


The Padres Made Right Move in Keeping Brad Hand at Deadline

August 1, 2017

All month long we’ve been speculating what kind of return the Padres could get for Brad Hand, who has been on fire since being claimed by the team last April. The trade deadline came and went, and to the benefit of the Padres, Hand is still in San Diego. Many saw Brad Hand as the Padres best option to bring in some more top prospects to fatten up the system…


The Strikeouts are Coming for Trevor Cahill

April 27, 2017

On January 20th, 2017 the San Diego Padres signed Oceanside native, Trevor Cahill, to a 1-year/$1.75 million dollar contract. Cahill was coming off a strong season out of the bullpen for the World Series Champion Cubs, in which he was 4-4 with a 2.74 ERA in 50 games. However, Cahill was not looking for a bullpen spot with the Padres. While Cahill had offers of greater caliber from other teams, he…


The Youthful Padres Are Going to Have Fun in 2017

April 16, 2017

There is going to be a common theme with the 2017 San Diego Padres. They will have fun. Manager Andy Green is not known for being fun-loving, but the second-year manager has certainly shown that he is not opposed to letting his ball players be themselves. Each individual within the team is welcome to display their personality, as long as they play they game the correct way. Early in 2016,…


San Antonio Missions & El Paso Chihuahuas Set Opening Day Rosters

April 6, 2017

It’s Thursday, April 6, and the Major League season is already on its fifth day. With the Padres season starting on Monday, with a 14-3 loss at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers, the minor league season has gotten ever closer. After the Padres announced their final roster cuts on Saturday morning, roster news on the Padres minor league affiliates has slowly trickled in. The Padres began by announcing…


Fort Wayne TinCaps 25-Man Roster is Set

April 2, 2017

Today is finally Opening Day of the 2017 MLB season. After what seems like years of waiting, the San Diego Padres will finally play meaningful baseball in 2017 starting at one o’clock against the Los Angeles Dodgers. While the big league team may be rough to watch this season, the Padres have a lot of talent in the minor leagues to keep an eye on. Nowhere is that more true…


Padres Bargain Shopping/Free Agent Leftovers- Outfielders

January 26, 2017

The Padres are going to do some shopping prior to the spring baseball season. In an attempt to dissect the team’s possible moves, we will move to our assessment of the current free agent outfield situation. Presently, the team is stocked with many young outfielders and the position is not one of great need within the organization. Hunter Renfroe, Manuel Margot, Travis Jankowski, and Alex Dickerson provide the team with…


Padres Sign Clayton Richard for 2017 Season

December 20, 2016

The San Diego Padres have brought back an old friend, as the team has signed Clayton Richard to a one-year deal. The left-handed pitcher will be added to a staff that is currently under construction. A.J. Preller and the Padres added Jhoulys Chacin on a one-year deal earlier this week and he is likely to be right in the mix for a rotation spot. Richard and Chacin are part of…


Exploiting the Rule-5 Draft: A Padres’ Organizational Perspective

December 14, 2016

Exploiting the Rule-5 Draft: A Padres’ Organizational Perspective: The San Diego Padres selected three young kids in this year’s Rule-5 draft. They drafted one player and swung trades for the other two prospects. All three of the selections are higher ceiling talents, but their organizations decided to leave them unprotected. Because of the ceiling on these prospects, they were likely left unprotected by their organizations simply because they thought they…


Newly-Signed Padres’ Prospect Michael Baez with Video

December 12, 2016

  Despite a quiet off-season, the San Diego Padres continue to make a splash on the international market. A.J. Preller comes with a pedigree of evaluating talent and signing players from the Latin market, and he has certainly exercised his ability to do so as the Padres’ general manager since the market first opened on July 2. In recent days, the team has finalized a deal with Cuban right-handed pitcher…


Phil Maton is Progressing Through Padres’ Farm System

December 7, 2016

Of all the prospects in a very deep Padres system, there are a few that seem to be ready to make the jump to the big leagues in 2017. Obviously, 2016 El Paso mainstays Hunter Renfroe, Manuel Margot, Carlos Asuaje, and Austin Hedges all seem to be locks to either start in San Diego or make their way up rather quickly in 2017. After those four, things get a little…