Padres News: Wil Myers Injured Wrist and the Repercussions

May 13, 2015

When news broke that Wil Myers was scratched from the lineup on Tuesday night with a sore wrist, immediately Twitterverse went crazy with suicidal San Diego Padres fans. Myers supposedly aggravated the left wrist during batting practice and was just too sore to make the start at first base. The injury had been troubling the young slugger since he slid into third base on Sunday and jammed the wrist. The…

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Padres Minors: Rymer Liriano Forgotten Potential?

May 12, 2015

When the San Diego Padres upgraded their team offensively this season, the new faces had a trickle down effect to the whole 40 man roster. Nobody has felt more of a change than Padres outfielder Rymer Liriano. He was once considered the franchises best prospect and in my eyes is major league ready now. Liriano has the type of tools you dream about as a major league scout. When scouts…

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Padres News: San Diego Padres Matt Kemp Gets a Much-Needed Break

May 11, 2015

When the San Diego Padres acquired Matt Kemp from the Los Angeles Dodgers it was like a three-ringed circus had pulled into town. Perhaps it was the Annual Major League Baseball Winter Meetings being in town that led that atmospheric change. The trade that was all but complete, wasn’t being announced after a Kemp physical. The word spread that Matt Kemp had some abnormalities on his physical. Was it his…

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Padres News: Will the Real Middlebrooks Please Stand Up

May 11, 2015

When the San Diego Padres traded for Will Middlebrooks in the flurry of moves during the off-season, his acquisition was pretty much under the radar. Middlebrooks beat out Yangervis Solarte for the starting third base job out of spring training, and he seemed to be entrenched as the Padres starting third baseman. He was even batting fifth behind Justin Upton in the first couple of series for the Padres. Oh…

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Padres News: On Mother’s Day Andrew Cashner Pitches for His Mom

May 10, 2015

The San Diego Padres are a tight group of players. The team takes pride in being that way. When the news came down that Andrew Cashner‘s mother was having health issues, the whole team felt his pain. That kind of news can make you realize how insignificant you are, even if you are a major league baseball player. Jane Cashner was diagnosed with Leukemia in September 2014. After a fall…

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Padres Editorial: Thoughts on Wil Myers at First Base

May 9, 2015

It was learned late yesterday that Yonder Alonso would indeed go on the disabled list with a sore shoulder. The San Diego Padres worked out Clint Barmes and Wil Myers at first base before the game on Friday. After the workout it was Myers who was penciled in to start the game at first base. Only his third time appearing at first base in the major leagues. The other two…

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Padres News: San Diego Padres Attempted to Trade for Josh Hamilton

May 9, 2015

Shocking news came from Jim Bowden of ESPN a few days ago. According to him, A.J. Preller and the San Diego Padres tried to trade for the slugging outfielder with off-field issues. This is completely shocking as the Padres outfield is already over crowded. The former AL MVP is still only 33 years old and might have something left in his tank if he gets his issues resolved. That is…

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Padres Minor League Spotlight: Fernando Perez

May 9, 2015

When the San Diego Padres drafted Fernando Perez in the 3rd round of the 2012 draft, a potential home town hero was created. Perez was born in Ensenada Mexico, but went to high school in Chula Vista at Otay Ranch High School. The 21 year old Perez is showing some impressive tools with the bat and could one day play for his hometown team. The left-handed hitting Perez is described…

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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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