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Pickin’ Bolts: Chargers’ Draft Day Trade Chances Diminishing?

I’ve been saying for quite a while that the Chargers should and possibly will trade out of their #3 overall draft position to acquire more picks. However it is becoming increasingly likely that the Tennessee Titans are going to trade out of their spot (#1 overall). And despite the RG3 signing, virtually every draft expert still expects Cleveland to take a QB at #2. So what does that mean for…

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

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

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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Chargers News: Bolts Sign Veteran TE Cumberland From Jets

The San Diego Chargers have found a veteran tight end to share duties with Antonio Gates. Tight end Jeff Cumberland was signed from the New York Jets on a one-year deal by the Bolts. Antonio Gates was re-signed by the team during the offseason to a two-year deal, but the team lost Ladarius Green to free agency. The former Chargers TE decided to take an offer from the Pittsburgh Steelers…

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Pickin’ Bolts: Scifres & Roster Management – Should Chargers Cut Scifres?

Mike Scifres is a great guy. And he was a great punter. Was. In 2015 Scifres averaged 45.3 yards per punt. That number ranked 19th. But Scifres is top five in another important statistic; salary. Scifres is set to earn $3.5+ million in 2016. His cap number is even bigger; nearly $4.2 million. As I said, Scifres is a good guy, he’s active in the community. He’s played his entire…

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

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

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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Pickin’ Bolts: Chargers TE Needs & Gates Succession Plan

There have been several mock drafts lately predicting the San Diego Chargers will take a Tight End in the second round. In particular, those mocks usually predict the Chargers will draft Arkansas’ TE Hunter Henry. Those who predict the Chargers will use an early pick to draft a TE are using sound logic. The Chargers’ number one TE option, future-Hall of Famer, Antonio Gates is old (he’ll play the 2016…

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Padres News: Opening Series Preview Padres vs. Dodgers

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: Opening Day Roster (Mostly) Finalized

On Sunday morning, the Padres finalized their 25-man roster for Opening Day. After the additions of Travis Jankowski, Jabari Blash, and Luis Perdomo prior to Saturday’s exhibition game, and the addition of Colin Rea after the conclusion of the game, the Padres still had two open roster spots to decide on. While it was expected that there would be one more bullpen arm and one more bench player added, the results…

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Padres News: Keeping Luis Perdomo a Risky Move

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

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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