Padres News: Yonder Alonso Injured, to DL… Wil Myers at First Base Tonight

May 8, 2015

When Yonder Alonso went down on Thursday night, I immediately thought about whom the San Diego Padres could use at first base. Chris Dickerson in the minor leagues is a possibility, perhaps even Brett Wallace could get a call up. Wallace was a former can’t miss prospect for the Houston Astros, who did miss. He missed a lot. To be very honest with you, my instant thought is who can…

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Padres Editorial: Should Derek Norris Play Some First Base too?

May 8, 2015

With recent call up of Austin Hedges from the minors, San Diego Padres fans are trying to figure out where that leaves Derek Norris. Could he see some time at first base spelling Yonder Alonso against left-handed pitchers? That is a possibility, not sure if it will happen though. With the recent injury to Alonso, the possibility still remains, we will see have to wait and see how the Padres…

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Padres News: What to do With Cory Spangenberg?

May 7, 2015

Recently Cory Spangenberg has been pressing Bud Black for more playing time. He was a surprise addition to the San Diego Padres 25-man roster at the end of spring training and he keeps on surprising. The youth and hustle Spangenberg brings is refreshing to the elder Padres players. Being able to play multiple positions has also helped Cory Spangenberg creep into the lineup, and make the Padres ponder using him…

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Padres Special: Friar of the Past Damian Jackson

May 7, 2015

Occasionally here at East Village Times we would like to take the time to remember San Diego Padres players of the past. These players from years past are always close to our hearts, even though they are out of our brain for most part. Let us take a look at the playing career of Damian Jackson now. A Padres player who was personally one of my favorites, for the speed and enthusiasm he…

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Padres Special: Yonder Alonso and Odrisamer Despaigne Have Family History

May 6, 2015

Both Odrisamer Despaigne and Yonder Alonso are of Cuban decent. Each player is currently a San Diego Padres player. They also share an interesting history that goes back one generation. Yonder Alonso’s father use to catch Odrisamer Despaigne’s father when each played in the Cuban League. When Francisco Despaigne joined the Industrailes of Cuba’s premier Serie Nacional, Luis Alonso was the starting catcher. The catcher was known as a great…

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Padres News: Will Middlebrooks and Alexi Amarista Struggling

May 6, 2015

The San Diego Padres offense has been hit and miss all season long. When the team is on, they score in bunches and when they are off they struggle to do anything positive at all. The left side of the infield is currently killing the Padres where Alexi Amarista and Will Middlebrooks are a combined 0-37 in the Padres last seven games. Neither player has collected a hit since they…

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Padres News: Brandon Morrow’s Injury and What it Means to the Padres

May 6, 2015

Well it has happened San Diego Padres fans, the inevitable has happened and starting pitcher Brandon Morrow was placed on the disabled list before the game Tuesday. The often injured Morrow has been dealing with a sore shoulder. All though nothing is structurally wrong with his shoulder, Morrow claims it is just fatigued and inflamed. Brandon Morrow claims the shoulder will only hold him out the minimum amount of time….

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Padres News: Padres Future is Most Exciting of All

May 5, 2015

With the overhaul of the San Diego Padres, comes an expectation of winning now. The team is built to win now and can rightfully go deep into the playoffs, but the most exciting part of this whole reclamation project is the fact the team has a solid future beyond just the 2015 baseball season. Unlike the team of 1998, this Padres team has multiple talented players under contract for the…

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Padres News: The Possibility of Signing Justin Upton to a Long-term Contract

May 3, 2015

The San Diego Padres acquired Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves in December of 2015 for Max Fried, Dustin Peterson, Mallex Smith and Jace Peterson. Fried was the Padres former #1 pick (7th overall) in the 2012 draft. He is very highly touted but currently disabled after under going Tommy John surgery in 2014. The Braves also got Mallex Smith in the deal, who is an outfielder with elite speed….

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Padres News: Padres Catcher of the Future- Austin Hedges or Derek Norris?

May 3, 2015

When the San Diego Padres were set to acquire Derek Norris, my immediate thoughts were of the Kansas City Royals running wild on him in the American League play-offs last season. I instantly wondered if this was a good idea. I knew Derek Norris could hit, but wasn’t too sure about his defensive abilities. Losing Yasmani Grandal and Rene Rivera, via trades, left the Padres in need of a catcher….

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Padres Minor Leagues: El Paso Chihuahuas April Report

May 2, 2015

The San Diego Padres AAA affiliate the El Paso Chihuahuas are off to a 12-9 record this season in the month of April. With all the huge additions to the San Diego Padres major league roster, the Chihuahuas were expected to have many quality players that could in most seasons be on a Padres 25 man roster. Robbie Erlin, Tommy Medica, Abraham Almonte, Rymer Liriano, and Jake Goebbert all played…

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Padres News: Padres Defensive Must Improve

May 2, 2015

With the grand total of 19 errors and five passed balls, the San Diego Padres have the highest combination of these two stats in baseball. The five passed balls ties the team with the Toronto Blue Jays for the major league lead. The 19 errors ties the Padres for fourth in errors behind the Washington Nationals, Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers. It is worth noting that the Padres are second…

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