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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What to Expect for the Upcoming Dodgers Series

April 3, 2017

If you read the title of this article and said to yourself “not much”, you are probably in the right mindset. The Los Angeles Dodgers are once again the favorites to come out on top of the N.L. West, while the San Diego Padres find themselves at the bottom of the projected leader board. So, in that sense you would think the Padres don’t stand a chance right? Well that’s…

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Will the Padres Trade for Nick Ahmed?

March 17, 2017

In recent days, A.L. West foes, the Arizona Diamondbacks, have reportedly made shortstop, Nick Ahmed, available to other teams. After being basically pushed out of his starting role due to the off-season additions of Ketel Marte and Daniel Descalso and the emergence of Ildemaro Vargas, the Diamondbacks have effectively put Ahmed on the “trade block”. The San Diego Padres have had interest in Ahmed in the past, and you can see…

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Luis Urias & Josh Naylor Can Only Benefit From Playing in the WBC

March 11, 2017

In this World Baseball Classic, the San Diego Padres have two intriguing prospects playing for both countries which border ours. Luis Urias and Josh Naylor are two young, talented players who can greatly benefit from their experience in the WBC. This article will provide a full understanding of how playing in the WBC can very well help these two young men. Luis Urias If you are hearing the name Luis…

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Austin Hedges Will Have Huge Effect on Padres’ Pitching Staff

February 26, 2017

Some would say the San Diego Padres pitching staff will be one of the worst in MLB this year. In fact, USA Today ranked the Padres hurlers dead last in the entire league for the upcoming season. To that, I say, rubbish. The reason being… Austin Hedges. Whoever makes the club as a starter, whether it is Luis Perdomo, Clayton Richard, Jered Weaver, Jarred Cosart, Jhoulys Chacin, Christian Friedrich, Trevor…

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A Brief Look at the Padres Top Four Prospects

February 12, 2017

  As you probably already know, the San Diego Padres have a very bright future. Recently, Keith Law of ESPN.com ranked the Padres’ farm system third in all of baseball. The Padres’ farm system is very diverse and filled with talent at all positions. In fact, the Padres have four prospects in MLB.com’s list of the top one hundred prospects, including Manuel Margot, Anderson Espinoza, Hunter Renfroe, and Cal Quantrill….

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