Padres Rumors: Trade is Imminent for Padres

April 24, 2015

It is really only a matter of time before another trade happens for the San Diego Padres. The proverbial clock is ticking and there has already been some talk that the Padres are openly discussing trades with other franchises. Last week it was reported the Philadelphia Phillies had fielded calls from A.J. Preller regarding a potential deal. I wrote about that, and you can read about it here. Also rumors…

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Padres Rumors: Padres Have Interest in Cuban Andy Ibanez

April 24, 2015

The next Cuban phenom might be ready to sign with a major league team and Andy Ibanez is his name. Ibanez was at the University of Miami with other Cuban players in hopes of showcasing their skills. Steve Adams of MLB Trade Rumors brings us the story. Ibanez is under the age of 23 and has less than five years of professional experience in Cuba, so he is subject to international…

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Padres Game Recap: Padres Lose Last Game of Series 2-1, Still Earn a Split With Rockies

April 23, 2015

The San Diego Padres lose 2-1, as Bud Black sits Derek Norris, Will Middlebrooks and Justin Upton. Instead Wil Nieves, Cory Spangenberg and Will Venable would earn a spot start. Jordan Lyles, the Rockies starting pitcher went on to earn the win going six 2/3 innings allowing only one run on six hits. He walked two and struck out four. The Padres were just playing into his hands grounding out 10 of…

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Padres News: Having Fun Wins Baseball Games

April 23, 2015

  The San Diego Padres resemble a little league team out on the field this season. Not in the way they play or the effort they put in everyday, but the joy and happiness they express reminds me of a little league team. In order to play this game successfully, you must have fun, and the Padres are definitely having fun! The last out of Tuesday’s game where four Padres…

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Padres Editorial: Padres Defense Still Remains a Question Mark

April 22, 2015

  The San Diego Padres overhauled their team in a huge way this off-season and the city of San Diego could not be happier. However, immediately after the smoke cleared, the basebałl community questioned the defensive ability of the new Padres as a team. The outfield defense was considered a liability, and Wil Myers was projected to be a horrible failure at center field. Not only has Wil Myers been…

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Padres Minor League Spotlight: Jose Rondon

April 21, 2015

The San Diego Padres minor league spotlight points towards young shortstop Jose Rondon. He could be the shortstop of the future for the team if he can develop a little more in the offensive category. The right handed hitting infielder is currently in Lake Elsinore playing high A-ball. In 37 at bats this season Rondon is hitting .351 with a .442 on base percentage. He needs to establish himself as…

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Padres News: Does Solarte Deserve to Play Instead of Gyroko?

April 20, 2015

The off-season for the San Diego Padres was memorable as A.J. Preller totally overhauled an offense that was abysmal to watch. Closely watching Padres games last season the whole team just seemed lost at the plate. Everyone on the whole team except for maybe Seth Smith and Yangervis Solarte were consistent easy outs. Will Venable and Chase Headley both regressed and Carlos Quentin was hurt as usual. Seth Smith was…

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Padres News: Yonder Alonso, Breakout Year?

April 19, 2015

The San Diego Padres have been waiting for production from their first baseman Yonder Alonso for a couple of years. Ever since he was acquired in a deal for Mat Latos the expectations have been high, yet he has never put it all together. Alonso has started off the 2015 season with confidence and has turned a few heads in Padreland. With a .355 batting average and a .459 on…

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Padres Editorial: These are Not Your Fathers Padres

April 18, 2015

The San Diego Padres team has shown great chemistry thus far in only 11 games. Friday’s come from behind victory against the Chicago Cubs was something rarely seen from past Padres teams. As James Shields had a minor meltdown with a bad throw to first and a wild pitch/passed ball, I still had a sense that this team had this. Last season to have a melt down like that, would…

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Padres Special: San Diego Padres Franchise Four

April 17, 2015

This season Major League Baseball is doing something really special for the fans. Each teams fans are voting for each franchises top four players in history. The San Diego Padres have Tony Gwynn, Dave Winfield, Steve Garvey, Nate Colbert, Jake Peavy, Trevor Hoffman and Randy Jones as the named final eight participants. Though it is worth noting that any player may be voted for any franchise as a write in…

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Padres Minor League Spotlight: Michael Gettys

April 17, 2015

We here at East Village Times appreciate the minor league system. Today, the San Diego Padres minor league spotlight falls on Michael Gettys. The speedy, center fielder from Gainesville Georgia is very raw but possesses the tools to be successful in the major leagues. The Padres drafted Gettys with their second pick in the June amateur draft. As a High School senior he batted .372 with nine homers, seven doubles…

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Padres News: Wil Myers Proving Critics Wrong

April 16, 2015

  The San Diego Padres offense was dramatically changed this off-season. With all the offensive players added to the team, there was an immediate concern over who would play center field. Matt Kemp has a gold glove there from 2011, but he is clearly not capable of playing it on an every day basis. Wil Myers was deemed the starting center fielder just before spring training, and he immediately embraced…

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