Padres News: Will Middlebrooks Has Solidified Padres Infield Early On

April 13, 2015

The addition of Will Middlebrooks to the San Diego Padres was pretty much under the radar in the off-season make over. While Matt Kemp, Justin Upton and James Shields stole the spotlight as far as acquisitions go, Middlebrooks is proving to be a noteworthy addition to the team. Most Padres fans knew of the former Boston Redsox slugger, but they probably were unaware of the intangibles he brings to the game….

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Padres News: Padres Take Three Out of Four From the Defending Champions

April 13, 2015

  It really is a great time to be a San Diego Padres fan as the team as just taken three out of four games from the defending champion San Francisco Giants. After dropping the first game, the Padres went on to dominate the Giants in the series. It was truly an impressive performance from the Padres squad. For the defending champs to come to town and win a tough…

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Padres Editorial: Team Chemistry is Not an Issue For Padres Thus Far

April 12, 2015

  It is quite evident that the San Diego Padres are going to be a team to be reckoned with this season. The Padres have shown great team chemistry thus far, and it should only get better as the team begins to learn more about each other. In reality, only 15 Padres remain from last seasons team. That’s 10 new players at any given moment. It will take a little…

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Padres Minor League Spotlight: Yeison Asencio

April 11, 2015

From time to time we here at East Village Times, would like to recognize some of the minor league players that are currently striving to one day be a major leaguer. Everybody knows Austin Hedges and Hunter Renfroe in the Padres minor league system, but we prefer to tell you about the unheralded prospect who has shown decent ability. Today we bring you the story of Yeison Asencio, a 25-year…

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Padres Editorial: Padres Invested in Jedd Gyorko Long-term

April 11, 2015

The San Diego Padres are struggling a little bit offensively this season so far, and nobody has struggled more than Jedd Gyorko. The season is extremely young and it only takes one game for everyone to be all aboard the Jedd Gyorko train. The Padres however have to be a bit concerned about that downward trend in which Gyorko is headed. Since his 2013 rookie year, Gyorko has gone south…

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Padres Rumors: Padres in Recent Contact With Phillies About a Potential Trade

April 10, 2015

  News broke Friday morning  from CSN Philadelphia that the Philadelphia Phillies have recently fielded calls from the San Diego Padres once again. Phillies G.M. Ruben Amaro Jr. made this announcement this week on WIP, a Phillies sports radio show in Philadelphia. He claims that A.J. Preller has contacted him and Amaro states that he has fielded plenty of calls from the Padres G.M. over the last few days. Now who would the Padres…

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Padres Rumors: Next Potential Trade Partners for the San Diego Padres

April 10, 2015

With the recent story on MLBtraderumors.com about the San Diego Padres fielding calls on relief pitchers, here are some potential trade partners for the Padres. Just about every team in the league could use some help in the bullpen and that’s exactly what the Padres have an excess of. Of all the pitchers in the bullpen, I would have to say the Joaquin Benoit is the most likely to be…

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Padres News: Derek Norris Showing Early Team Leadership

April 10, 2015

The game which ended in a loss for the San Diego Padres had a positive outcome in my eyes. Never mind the fact the offense seemed reminiscent of the 2014 team. Forget Jedd Gyorko grounded into two rally killing double plays. Forget that Bud Black again failed to advance runners over with less than two outs with a bunt sign. Do recall and remember the type of leadership shown by…

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Padres Editorial: Bud Black Needs to Win Now

April 9, 2015

Even though the San Diego Padres have just wrapped up their first series in the 2015 season, the pressure on Bud Black to win has never been more evident. He has never been under this much scrutiny, as the Padres have never been expected to perform like they are expected this year. Team that with the fact it is his last year under contract with the Padres and we have…

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Padres Rumors: Bullpen Depth Will Lead to Another Trade

April 8, 2015

With both Kevin Quackenbush and Brandon Maurer pitching in triple-A El Paso, the San Diego Padres bullpen is stacked. The last-minute acquisitions of Craig Kimbrel, has overflowed the Padres bullpen. Overflowed, is a good thing however. Quackenbush and Maurer were sent down simply because they have minor league options left. Both pitchers were roughed up a bit in the spring too, but on another team they would easily make the…

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Padres Rumors: Is Starlin Castro the Answer for Padres at Shortstop?

April 7, 2015

The San Diego Padres have increased their credibility with all the offensive upgrades they made this off-season. The teams outfield consisting of Justin Upton, Matt Kemp and Wil Myers is arguably one of the best in the league. Those three are expected to provide a lot of offensive fire power to a team that was lacking any kind of offense last year. All though A.J. Preller has addressed many needs…

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Padres News: What Craig Kimbrel Brings to the Padres

April 7, 2015

A.J. Preller is the absolute man, and San Diego Padres fans are still in shock from the acquisition of Craig Kimbrel from the Atlanta Braves. Twitterverse went absolutely crazy when the deal was announced. I was lucky enough to be on Twitter at the time, and the reaction of some of the Padres fans was priceless. Most fans were speculating a move due to the fact the Padres had not…

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