Koke’s Korner: Padres Atrocious Record Start Doesn’t Mean What You Think

April 7, 2016

After the San Diego Padres were swept, and even during the game as we watched the anemic offense to open the year embarrass in front of sellout crowds — local and national media were pushing a very meaningless narrative. The Padres became the first team in MLB history to be shut-out for the first 27 innings of a season. What does this mean over the course of a grueling 162…

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Brewer’s Banter: The Padres Are Who We Thought They Were

April 7, 2016

The 2016 season is already in full swing. Every team has already played at least two games, while some have even played four already. Two or three, or even four, games is too small of a sample to make any real conclusions about any team, but fans and pundits alike are already making plenty of assumptions about their favorite teams. The Cubs look to be an offensive juggernaut. The Diamondbacks…

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Padres Editorial: Things Are Gonna Get Worse, Before They Get Better

April 6, 2016

As the new ownership group took over the reins from John Moores in 2012, there was a sense that this group would have the best interest of Padres fans always in mind. The franchises fan base had been roughed up in recent years with the trades of Jake Peavy, Heath Bell and Adrian Gonzalez. The Gonzalez trade in particular inserted a certain amount of distrust between the fans and ownership….

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Padres News: Extensive Game Recap- Padres Lose 15-0 to Dodgers

April 5, 2016

The San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers were all set to battle in the first game of the 2016 season. Both clubs were truly excited to get the season started as this is everyone’s first glimpse at two rookie managers. Dave Roberts and Andy Green will be under a microscope all year and each made their debut Monday. It will be interesting to see their managerial styles all season…

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Padres News: Your 2016 San Diego Padres 25-Man Roster

April 4, 2016

A glimpse at the San Diego Padres complete 25-man roster for the start of the 2015 season. Baseball is back and the San Diego Padres are looking like they will have a very interesting season. Manager Andy Green was brought in to change the winning culture of this franchise and he has a difficult task in store for him. Here is a brief look at the Padres 25-man roster, just in…

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Padres News: Opening Series Preview Padres vs. Dodgers

April 4, 2016

With the conclusion of Sunday’s slate of games, the baseball season is officially underway. After months of waiting, today is finally the day, as the San Diego Padres host the defending National League West Champions at four o’clock today. The rosters are all set, which can be viewed here, and it is almost time for baseball. The Padres will play three games at home against the Dodgers before traveling to Colorado…

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Padres News: Keeping Luis Perdomo a Risky Move

April 3, 2016

On Saturday afternoon the San Diego Padres announced that they will indeed keep Luis Perdomo to start the season. He will be on the 25-man roster and is eligible to stay with the team only if he remains on the roster for the complete season. The move is somewhat of a surprise as Perdomo has been hit hard and hit often this Spring. The 22-year-old right handed pitcher has gone 0-2 this…

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Padres News: #SDSocialSummit and Roster News and Notes

April 2, 2016

On Saturday morning the San Diego Padres held another #SDSocialSummit. We here at East Village Times were lucky enough to be able to attend the event, and also got some inside information in the process. Andy Green announces that Travis Jankowski has made the 25-man roster at the #SDSocialSummit pic.twitter.com/4zS4KVwu87 — San Diego Padres (@Padres) April 2, 2016 I am actually somewhere in that picture. See if you can find…

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Padres Minors: An Interview with Padres Minor League Pitcher Brad Wieck

April 2, 2016

Sometimes in the game of baseball things happen that you just don’t understand. Every once in a while you just have to go with it and not question what task is put in front of you. The game of baseball is like life in that regard. Move forward and don’t dwell on the past or you will never find success and happiness. When Brad Wieck was informed by the San…

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Padres News: Straily Released & Claimed by Reds, Guthrie Signed, Wallace Returns

April 2, 2016

Some latest news and notes about the San Diego Padres courtesy of EVT Dan Straily was acquired via trade from the Houston Astros four days ago for minor league catcher Erik Kratz. The right handed pitcher was not going to make the 25 man roster out of the Spring and the Padres tried to sneak him through the waivers process. Straily was claimed by the rebuilding Cincinnati Reds and will…

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Padres News: Pomeranz Awarded Spot in Rotation

April 1, 2016

The San Diego Padres rotation is beginning to take shape as manager Andy Green has announced that Drew Pomeranz will start the season in the rotation.  Drew Pomeranz is in the rotation. — AJ Cassavell (@AJCassavell) April 1, 2016 A little bit of a surprise as Colin Rea and Robbie Erlin were expected to man the last two spots in the rotation. Erlin was roughed up last night in El…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 15 with Ken Rosenthal

April 1, 2016

An absolute miracle has taken place as we here at EVT were lucky enough to spend a couple of minutes with Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports and the MLB Network. He graciously agreed to come on our podcast and discuss all things San Diego Padres. Mr. Rosenthal is probably the most beloved baseball reporter in the game today. He has a huge following and is well-known for his demeanor while…

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