A Detailed Look at the Padres’ Minor League Affiliates

January 6, 2017

  The minor leagues are an interesting place. They are obviously not glamorous, nor are they filled with players making multi-millions of dollars a year. For many players, the minor leagues are a struggle. Many minor league stadiums can be in random cities and areas. The Padres have five main affiliates: the Tri-City Dust Devils, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Lake Elsinore Storm, San Antonio Missions, and El Paso Chihuahuas. All five…


Philip’s Journey Helps Give Padres’ Logan Allen Motivation on the Mound

December 24, 2016

In order to get the best out of your abilities as a player, the game of baseball requires a proper mindset. It is not easy to play the game, and if you are not concentrating and totally focused, you are only cheating yourself and your teammates. Players learn to maintain concentration in different ways and they sometimes use motivational factors to get the job done. In the case of 19-year-old,…


Padres’ Prospect Cal Quantrill Just Wants to Win

December 20, 2016

The game of baseball is like life. Its circular in every way.  It’s strange how it happens, but as you mature in life you realize that fact. Former relief pitcher Paul Quantrill spent just under two months with the team in 2005, and his 10-year old son spent some time in the Padres’ locker room that summer as his father pitcher for the Friars. Who would have known that this…


Fixing Padres’ Pitcher Jarred Cosart

December 17, 2016

You’ve heard the story by now. The San Diego Padres have a borderline criminal lack of starting pitching depth at the big league level. After the poor 2016 season, the Padres’ rotation had, 2017 is setting up to be even worse. The Padres finished the 2016 season with a combination of Luis Perdomo, Christian Friedrich, Paul Clemens, Clayton Richard, among a few others in the rotation or making starts in…


A Way Too Early Look at Who the Padres Could Select with 3rd Pick in 2017 MLB Draft

December 15, 2016

    A Way Too Early Look at Who the Padres Could Draft with the 3rd Pick in Next Summer’s Amateur Draft: The San Diego Padres are picking third in next summer’s annual baseball amateur draft. I will discuss five names the Padres could be considering with the third overall pick. I have chosen five players with a slant towards ceiling, as that seems to be the direction A.J. Preller…


The Sad State of San Diego Sports

December 14, 2016

Jane Goodall is an anthropologist and animal rights activist who once said, “The greatest danger to our future is apathy.” In what I’m sure comes as a fun little surprise for you, this is not an article about Jane Goodall. Nor will this article focus on her famous relationships with the primates she cares for. This is, however, an article about apathy. And the future. And, in a much, much…


Five Small Stars in a Dark Sky – Christmas Hope for Padres Fans

December 10, 2016

Nobody at East Village Times has been a harsher critic of the San Diego Padres than I have. I have my reasons, and you can read about them in “A Reality Check on the Padres’ Future” and “Losing is a Disease.” I remain a staunch skeptic of the approach ownership is taking. After much deliberation, I reluctantly renewed my season tickets for another season—knowing I’m going to watch carnage on the field…


Tigers’ Jose Iglesias an Option for Padres at SS?

December 9, 2016

For the longest time, the San Diego Padres have struggled to possess an everyday shortstop, a player that you can count on day in and day out. Everth Cabrera made an effort to be that person, and had a decent run at the position, but off-field issues and drug dependency ended that real quick. Some would argue that the San Diego Padres haven’t had a decent shortstop since Khalil Greene….


Who is Going to Play CF in 2017?

November 25, 2016

The 2017 San Diego Padres do not figure to contend for a playoff spot. They do have a lot of interesting players on the big league squad that will be competing for starting jobs during spring training. There are four positions that, barring a pretty major trade, will be up in the air until mid-March at the earliest. Second base is one of those positions, as Ryan Schimpf, Carlos Asuaje,…


Trading Brad Hand or Ryan Buchter a Real Possibility for Padres

November 21, 2016

The San Diego Padres are poised to make some trades before the 2017 MLB season starts. A.J. Preller is surely exploring many options in order to improve the quality of his young squad. As far as young talent goes, the Padres are loaded at the minor league level, but they still lack major league talent to be relevant in 2017. That lack of talent is evident when you take a…


Where is the Love for Former Padres’ LHP Mark Davis?

November 16, 2016

San Diego Padres history is short and sweet. Well, perhaps not sweet, but it is most definitely short. Plain and simple, there isn’t much to be proud of if you are a fan of the San Diego Padres. That is just the reality of the situation. However, the current regime is hell-bent on correcting that issue and turning things around in America’s Finest City. The Padres will be relevant in…


The Padres Should Re-Sign Clayton Richard

November 15, 2016

When the Padres signed Clayton Richard to a big-league contract last August, many people, including me, did not really take it too seriously. It was a signing that was fun to look at, given his past history with the San Diego Padres, but nobody expected him to do very well. Prior to his release by the Chicago Cubs, Richard logged only 14 innings in 25 appearances, giving up 10 runs…