Future is Bright for Padres as Gore, Morejon Land on Top 10 LHP List

January 17, 2018

The rebuild has been paying off in spades for the San Diego Padres as MLB Pipeline unveiled their picks for the top 10 left-handed pitchers and sitting atop of the list at number one was the Padres crown jewel of the 2017 Draft MacKenzie Gore while international-signee Adrian Morejon landed at number six on the list. After posting numbers in high school that could only be reproduced in MLB The…

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Sockers Remain Undefeated, Cruise Past Stars 8-3

January 13, 2018

The San Diego Sockers (10-0) continued their winning ways after a sweep of the Turlock Express, this time beating the Tacoma Stars (5-7) thanks to solid defensive play and a hat trick by midfielder Brandon Escoto. The Sockers played with heavy hearts after learning of the sudden passing of Erick Tovar’s sister, Ana Catalina, and took a moment of silence before the game in her memory. The first quarter began…

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Sockers Stay Undefeated, Steamroll Express 10-1

January 8, 2018

San Diego California After playing in Turlock on Friday, the San Diego Sockers (9-0) returned home to finish up the two-game series with the Turlock Express (2-10). Goalkeeper Chris Toth had a fine game by allowing the one goal, and four different Sockers scored two goals en route to a 10-1 victory. Before the game, the team observed a moment of silence for Abel “Shadow” Sebele, a midfielder who played…

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Padres Trade Yangervis Solarte, Clear Up Infield Logjam

January 6, 2018

The San Diego Padres made a move to alleviate some pressure off of their infield logjam by trading Yangervis Solarte to the Toronto Blue Jays, as reported by Jeff Passan. San Diego will receive outfield prospect Edward Olivares as well as minor league right-handed pitcher Jared Carkuff. Solarte was immediately put on the trade block after the Padres moved to acquire Chase Headley and Bryan Mitchell from the Yankees as the infield…

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Padres Making Moves to Boost Their Bullpen

January 6, 2018

The San Diego Padres have been slow to make moves during the offseason, but they have finally stirred the flames of the Hot Stove. Jeff Passan tweeted out that the Padres are the favorites to sign 33-year-old Japanese submarine pitcher Kazuhisa Makita and that a report from Japan states he is on his way to San Diego for a physical, while John Heyman tweets out that the Padres have resigned reliever Craig Stammen…

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Sockers Pick Up Where They Left Off, Beat Express 8-2

January 5, 2018

The San Diego Sockers (8-0) continued their season today after a long break for the holidays and remained solid on both sides of the ball, as Luan Oliveira scored four goals, while Boris Pardo was efficient in the goalie box as the Sockers blew away their opponent, the Turlock Express (2-9), 8-2. The scoring began early in the first quarter after Erick Tovar collected the ball and passed it off…

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A True Gentleman- The Life of Dick Enberg

December 24, 2017

Hall of Fame broadcaster Dick Enberg passed away Wednesday and he left behind not only a legacy with the San Diego Padres, whom he broadcasted for from 2010-2016, but a legacy with the entire world of sports. Enberg began his job as a broadcaster in the 1960’s at a small radio station in Michigan, but then went on to serve as the voice of the California Angels and Los Angeles…

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The Padres Have Indeed Inquired About Christian Yelich, But What Would it Take?

December 18, 2017

The San Diego Padres are reportedly one of the many teams that have inquired about Miami Marlins outfielder, Christian Yelich. Yelich has made it known that he is unhappy about the recent trades of Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna as the Marlins have been in full sell mode. They might be willing to trade their last star outfielder, as well as his contract. While San Diego is willing to play ball…

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Sockers Continue Hot Streak, Derail Express 9-2

December 18, 2017

San Diego, California The San Diego Sockers (7-0) remained perfect Sunday night against the Turlock Express in front of a raucous crowd of 3,240 fans on Star Wars night at Valley View Casino as Kraig Chiles increased his scoring streak to seven games and Erick Tovar collected a hat trick. Even though they tried their best, Turlock simply underestimated San Diego’s power as they were cut down 9-2. San Diego…

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Recap of the 1904 FC Closed Door Practice

December 17, 2017

East Village Times were invited on the behalf of 1904 FC and their general manager Alex Gontran to attend their closed-door team event this Saturday. I was there to watch the team play a friendly scrimmage, as majority owner and international player Demba Ba (who has played for teams such as Chelsea and Newcastle United) attended the event, alongside Gontran and their technical staff to evaluate their players and construct…

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A.J. Preller Has Busy Day at Winter Meetings, Swings Two Trades and Continues Negotiations

December 13, 2017

A.J. Preller has been a busy man at the Orlando Winter Meetings, as he swung two different trades with two teams from the A.L. East. Preller began by sending Jabari Blash to the Yankees for third baseman Chase Headley, right-handed reliever Bryan Mitchell, and cash considerations, then cleared space on the 40-man roster by trading Ryan Schimpf to the Tampa Bay Rays for minor league infielder Deion Tansel. Preller has…

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Where’s The Show? The Rise and Fall of the SDSU Student Section

December 11, 2017

The date was February 26, 2011. The scene; Viejas Arena. The San Diego State Aztecs, ranked fourth in the country, were taking on their bitter rivals in the seventh-ranked BYU Cougars. To call the place packed was an understatement. Leading the crowd that day was the feared SDSU student section, better known as The Show. Made up of a boisterous group of die-hard fans, The Show was filled to the…

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