Brewer’s Banter: Are the Padres signing Desmond or not?

January 9, 2016

Is Ian Desmond Coming to Town or Not? From the onset of the offseason, it seemed pretty clear where the logical fit for Ian Desmond was. In terms of teams with a clear need, or desire to upgrade, there were only a few that were pretty clear. Among those, the likeliest spots were the Chicago White Sox and the San Diego Padres. The White Sox seem to be unlikely, given…

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Padres News: Checking in on the Padres 2016 Payroll

Things have been quiet for a while on the San Diego Padres front. Almost too quiet. With that being said, the Padres have already made quite a few significant moves so far this offseason, shedding quite a bit of payroll in the process. Going into this offseason, there were a lot of questions about the Padres 2016 payroll and impending future payrolls. There are still those same questions, but perhaps…

January 8, 2016
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Padres News: Cuban Phenom Armenteros Showcase at Padres Complex

January 8, 2016

Today in the Dominican Republic at the San Diego Padres complex in Cristobal, the major league baseball community will have the opportunity to preview the next big phenom in the game. Much like the hype surrounding Yoan Moncada during last years international signing pool, Armenteros is listed as a can’t miss prospect. The 16-year-old right handed hitter and thrower has drawn comparisons to Bryce Harper in the fact that he…

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San Diego Padres Prospect Spotlight: Zech Lemond

January 7, 2016

In this edition of  the weekly prospect spotlight series here at East Village Times, Patrick Brewer puts the spotlight on Padres pitching prospect Zech Lemond. Long known for having quite a bit of pitching depth in the minor league system, the Padres system was left barren following A.J. Preller’s offseason frenzy last year. Names like Max Fried, Zach Elfin, Joe Ross, Matt Wisler, and Jesse Hahn were all traded last…

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Padres Rumors: Does Marcell Ozuna Make Sense for the Padres?

January 7, 2016

Source: Market on Marcell Ozuna is moving fast. Marlins have spoken trade with multiple teams, including one West Coast team recently. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 6, 2016 The Miami Marlins are apparently shopping young center fielder Marcell Ozuna and there is a report a west coast team is in the middle of discussions. Could the Padres be the team that Jeff Passan is referring to? Ozuna would probably be…

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Padres Editorial: Hoffman Should be in the HOF

January 7, 2016

INCREDULITY. Shock. Despair. Anger. They’re just some of my emotions right now after those voters given the right to declare who merits a plaque in that elite museum in that small, nondescript town in upstate New York decreed that Trevor Hoffman doesn’t. Yet. Oh, I’ve no doubt that one special day – hopefully 12 months from now – the greatest-ever closer in the history of the National League will earn…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 01 with Austin Smith

January 6, 2016

As a way to bring you the San Diego Padres latest and greatest information we here at EVT have developed a podcast. The East Village Times podcast will bring you a weekly glimpse into everything Padres. In this inaugural episode of the series we bring you a special guest in San Diego Padres 2015 draft pick Austin Smith. He sits down and takes time from his busy schedule to answer…

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Padres News: Padres Spring Training Players to Watch

January 6, 2016

With the holiday season passed and the football regular season in the books, many San Diego sports fans are beginning to get the urge for some baseball. With 43 days until Padres pitchers and catchers report to Peoria for Spring Training, there is reason to get excited! As soon as you know it, trucks will be packed up and baseball’s exhibition slate will be underway. It definitely is not too…

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Padres News: Introducing the San Diego Padres New Coaching Staff

January 5, 2016

Fresh off the heels of an abysmal 2015 season, it was pretty clear there was going to be a shake up in the Padres organization. Nowhere is that as evident as it is in the coaching staff. Immediately following the conclusion of the season, it was made clear by general manager A.J. Preller that interim manager Pat Murphy would not be returning for 2016. In his place, after quite an…

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Padres Minors: Q & A with Padres Minor League Outfielder Justin Pacchioli

January 5, 2016

EastVillageTimes took the time to sit down and talk to San Diego Padres 2015 10th round pick Justin Pacchioli. The speedy outfielder had a very productive first year in professional baseball with the Tri-City Dust Devils. In the short league season he played in 58 games and produced a batting line of .245/.385/.279 with one home run and 14 RBIs in 204 plate appearances. He also stole 19 bases and…

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Padres Editorial: Does an Ian Desmond signing make sense?

January 4, 2016

The first viable report of the San Diego Padres and free agent shortstop Ian Desmond talking contract have surfaced. The Padres are kicking the tires on the slugging shortstop but it is clear the team is still very weary of signing the right handed hitter. Desmond would give the team an offensive boost, but is the right fit for the team? Desmond’s numbers have been on a slow decline. Both…

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San Diego Padres Prospect Spotlight: Nick Torres

January 4, 2016

In the first of a new weekly series here at East Village Times, Patrick Brewer puts the spotlight on Padres outfield prospect Nick Torres. With names like Travis Jankowski, Hunter Renfroe and Manuel Margot at the top of Padres prospects lists, it is hard to overlook other outfield talents. One such talent is outfielder Nick Torres. Coming in at #29 on the Padres top prospect list according to MLB Pipeline,…

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