Shohei Ohtani Signing with Padres Would Be Great for MLB

December 7, 2017

The game of Major League Baseball has been in existence for 148 years. It is the eldest of all the major professional sports in the North American continent. The history of the sport is deep and the traditions of the game will always be here, for the most part. The sport is ever-evolving though, as it needs to undergo a metamorphosis in order to adapt to the demands of the…


Making Sense of the Shohei Ohtani Sweepstakes

December 6, 2017

There are a lot of things we think we know about Japanese phenom Shohei Ohtani. Some are true. We know Ohtani is a right-handed pitcher and left-handed swinger, adept enough at both to garner recognition as Japan’s best pitcher and designated hitter after the 2016 season. We know Ohtani does indeed throw upwards of 100 miles per hour, and mixes in a swing-and-miss splitter that scouts around the game have…


Addendum to the Questionnaire and Why Ohtani Should Sign with the Padres

December 3, 2017

*Walter Hernandez brings us his latest take on the Ohtani situation. Walter is fluent in Japanese and is an avid Padre fan. He is all over this situation and has graciously decided to contribute to EVT. We can only hope Ohtani comes to San Diego, but it all remains to be seen. Addendum to the Questionnaire and Why Ohtani Should Sign with the Padres Shohei Otani (Ohtani) has finally been…


San Diego Padres Off-Season Simulation Results: Yes, We Traded Brad Hand

December 1, 2017

Disclaimer: All the moves discussed here were a simulation and do not contain any substance to the reality of the 2017-2018 offseason. No, we didn’t trade for Giancarlo Stanton or sign Shohei Ohtani. Writers from each of Major League Baseball’s 30 teams gathered together to do a full-scale offseason simulation for three days, including trades, free agent signings, releases, and much more. The San Diego Padres were a hot ticket,…


“The Questionnaire” and Why the Padres Could Still Have a Shot at Shohei Ohtani

November 29, 2017

*This piece was presented to me by Walter Hernandez. He is fluent in Japanese and has kept himself up to date on the Otani (Ohtani) situation. He stands by the fact that the Padres are indeed still in the running for the services of this young talent. A special thanks to Walter for contributing. Major League Baseball, the MLBPA, and the NPB have come to an agreement for the future…