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 Editorial: The Bet Behind Padres Odrisamer Despaigne’s First Hit

May 8, 2015

Odrisamer Despaigne is an easy man to root for. His route to Major League Baseball began in 2007, when he defected from his native Cuba and began legal residence in Spain. Shortly thereafter, he signed a minor league deal with the San Diego Padres, and quickly rose through the Texas and Pacific Coast Leagues. Despaigne made his major league debut for the Padres on June 20 of last year, pitching seven…

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Padres News: Injury Updates for Luebke, Upton and Johnson

May 8, 2015

  The San Diego Padres have begun the season playing .500 ball through 30 games, experiencing highs and lows alike. While off season additions Derek Norris, Justin Upton and James Shields have produced well, the Padres have been mediocre in many other regards. Baseball is fickle, and extended hot streaks, and droughts, are to be expected. All in all, the Friars have several things to be encouraged by, along with…

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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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