Predicting the 2021 World Series Champion San Diego Padres

August 6, 2017

It is November of 2021 and the San Diego Padres have just won their first ever World Series title. San Diego fans have flooded the streets of downtown San Diego and are celebrating the city’s first major championship in 58 years (if you even count the 1963 AFL Championship-winning San Diego Chargers). Padres fans have been waiting for this moment for virtually their entire life and it has finally happened….

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Rashaad Penny Will be a Heisman Candidate

August 4, 2017

  The San Diego State football program has gained much traction among San Diegans for an obvious reason that does not need mentioning. For some, San Diego State football has always been worth watching. Nevertheless, it is a good time to be an SDSU football fan. San Diego State ended the season nationally ranked for the first time since 1986 thanks to, now Philadelphia Eagle, Donnel Pumphrey. The running back…

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Pros and Cons to a Potential Promotion of Fernando Tatis Jr.

July 19, 2017

  As you may know, the Lake Elsinore Storm have a spot to fill with the promotion of shortstop Javier Guerra to Double-A San Antonio. Who is better to fill that void than TinCaps’ shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr.? He is having a great year in Single-A, so he seems more than qualified to get the promotion to Lake Elsinore. Fernando Tatis Jr. really does deserve a promotion. He is swinging…

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What Should Padres Do With Carlos Asuaje

July 9, 2017

With Yangervis Solarte going on the D.L. a couple of weeks ago, the San Diego Padres looked for someone to take his role at second base, and hopefully flourish. That someone turned out to be Carlos Asuaje. The young infielder has been putting up solid numbers since the departure of Solarte, and being called up once again from El Paso. The 25-year-old is hitting .317 this year and has recorded…

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The Padres Can’t Seem to Catch a Break

July 2, 2017

If you haven’t been paying any attention to the Padres for the past couple of weeks, you are missing out. The San Diego Padres have been in the baseball news quite often recently due to unfortunate mishaps and, in some instances, things beyond the Padres’ control. You wouldn’t think the Padres would be the talk of the MLB community for multiple weeks, but nevertheless, they are. It all started on…

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Framing the Friars: Rizzo Collides with Hedges as Cubs Edge Padres 3-2

June 19, 2017

  Coming into the series, the Padres really had no expectations, and frankly we did not know how this series would turn out. You’re going up against the defending World Series champs and their all-star studded lineup.   To add to that, one of the best pitchers in the game, Jon Lester, is slated to pitch game one. Understandably,  many Padres fans came into the game pretty much expecting a Friars…

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Five Things to Look Forward To for the Rest of the Padres Season

June 4, 2017

The casual fan sees that the San Diego Padres are more than a few games under .500 and, deems the 2017 season a “lost season”. Said fan views this season on wins and losses rather than what is important. The development of young players, along with many other things is something we, as Padres fans, have to keep our eye on this year. At the start of this season, it…

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What is Jered Weaver’s Future as a Padre?

May 20, 2017

  This off-season, the San Diego Padres took a chance on many veteran pitchers, including former Angel, Jered Weaver. Coming into the year, Weaver was considered to be one of the more reliable options Andy Green had, given his resume in Anaheim. But now it seems Jered Weaver has one foot out the door of Major League Baseball. Weaver has not produced at all this year. In fact, he is…

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Is Trevor Cahill the Next Drew Pomeranz?

May 13, 2017

This off-season, the San Diego Padres were looking for pitching depth to bolster their already championship-ready team. Just kidding. The harsh reality is the Padres are years away from contention, so A.J. Preller and company just wanted to acquire veteran pitchers to eat innings for them. They signed many borderline starters, including San Diego native, Trevor Cahill. Entering spring training, Cahill was competing for a starting job, along with many other…

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Can the Padres End Up With Hunter Greene?

April 29, 2017

  I want to be completely honest with you. I’ve never felt the need to pay any attention to MLB draft prospects, let alone high school draft prospects.Up until last year, I never even watched the draft or bothered to look who the Padres picked. Things have changed. If you don’t already know, Hunter Greene of Notre Dame High School is the consensus top draft prospect. The Padres hold the…

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Allen Cordoba & His Impressive Start

April 23, 2017

Entering the 2017 season, there was a position battle at shortstop, like there is seemingly every other year. This time, the battle was between Luis Sardinas and Erick Aybar. Erick Aybar ultimately won the job, sending Sardinas to a utility role. During said position battle, there was a third option that nobody even thought was in the conversation. He received some at bats, but rarely got the start for the…

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A Message to All Chargers Fans (Current or Former)

April 9, 2017

I know what you’re saying. “A Charger article on East Village Times. What is this, 2015?” Yes I know, you haven’t seen hardly any Chargers-related articles since they packed their bags and did LT’s electric slide all the way to Los Angeles. Many former Chargers fans were faced with a tough question recently. Will I support the Los Angeles Chargers? For most people, the question has already been answered (for…

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