• Predicting the 2021 World Series Champion San Diego Padres
  • Grading the Progress of the Padres’ “Process”
  • The 1989 Padres – The Season That Could Have Been
  • Fernando Tatis Interview: Son of Big Leaguer Already Impressing at 18
  • Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 50 with Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com

Padres Minors: Q & A with Padres minor league infielder Peter Van Gansen

We here at East Village Times had the privilege of interviewing recent San Diego Padres draftee, shortstop Peter Van Gansen. Peter Van Gansen was drafted in the 12th round of the 2015 Draft out of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (the same school of fellow Padres minor leaguer Nick Torres). Van Gansen is currently 21 years old and fresh off his first half season of professional ball. In his first…

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Padres News: Fernando Rodney pulled early from Caribbean Series game with leg tightness

Fernando Rodney was taken out of the game as a precautionary measure, DR manager said. He felt some leg tightness earlier in the week. — Jesse Sanchez (@JesseSanchezMLB) February 6, 2016 A collective sigh comes over the San Diego Padres front office as Fernando Rodney was just inked to a one-year deal this week. It looks as thought the team will be fine and his departure is being labeled as…

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Padres Editorial: Can Carlos Villanueva help the Padres starting rotation?

While the biggest news of Thursday was obviously the trade of Odrisamer Despaigne, the Padres may have found themselves another possible starting pitcher. A.J. Preller said the #Padres will look at Carlos Villanueva as a starter in ST. Can always go back to the bullpen. — Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) February 4, 2016 Like Brandon Maurer before him, one of the newest Padres, Carlos Villanueva, will get his shot to earn…

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Padres News: Despaigne Dealt to Orioles, clears room for Rodney

A lot of San Diego Padres fans were wondering about the signing of veteran closer, Fernando Rodney. The team reportedly agree to a deal with him last week, but nothing had been announced. With the 40-man roster filled to the brink, the Padres had to make a trade to clear room for the energetic closer. They did on Thursday by shipping Odrisamer Despaigne to the Orioles for RHP Jean Cosme….

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Chargers News: Sign Antonio Gates or Ladarius Green or Both?

There are tons of unanswered questions surrounding the San Diego Chargers. The franchises future in the city of San Diego is in serious jeopardy and the team also has issues within its personnel and coaching staff. Coach Mike McCoy was retained for the 2016 season and the only major change within the coaching staff was the hiring of Ken Whisenhunt as the new offensive coordinator. Frank Reich was allowed to…

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Padres Special: Remembering the 1984 N.L. Champion San Diego Padres

The 1984 San Diego Padres were not only the first team in franchise history to reach the World Series, but they were the first play-off team in the history of the franchise. The city of San Diego was in love with baseball and Padres fever was running rampant over America’s Finest City. I was eight years old in 1984, and a huge baseball fan. I already loved the game, but…

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Padres Rumors: Could Orioles interest in Andrew Cashner result in a trade?

A report has come out from Roch Kubatko from MASNSports.com that the Baltimore Orioles are looking for starting pitching and Andrew Cashner remains a possibility for the team. It is no secret that the Padres have shopped Cashner as well as Tyson Ross and James Shields to a certain degree. A.J. Preller is clearly gauging the market value on each pitcher. Anything can happen. Cashner remains the most likely to…

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Padres Editorial: Is the Padres Farm system being undervalued?

The brand new rankings have come out for the top 100 players in all of minor league baseball. The list is highly regarded and is a very useful tool when determining value of minor league players. With no surprise to anyone the Padres have only three players on the list. Manuel Margot (45th), Javier Guerra (58th) and Hunter Renfroe (92) all made the top 100 list, but was their ranking…

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