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Padres Minor League Spotlight: Michael Gettys

We here at East Village Times appreciate the minor league system. Today, the San Diego Padres minor league spotlight falls on Michael Gettys. The speedy, center fielder from Gainesville Georgia is very raw but possesses the tools to be successful in the major leagues. The Padres drafted Gettys with their second pick in the June amateur draft. As a High School senior he batted .372 with nine homers, seven doubles…

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Padres News: Wil Myers Proving Critics Wrong

  The San Diego Padres offense was dramatically changed this off-season. With all the offensive players added to the team, there was an immediate concern over who would play center field. Matt Kemp has a gold glove there from 2011, but he is clearly not capable of playing it on an every day basis. Wil Myers was deemed the starting center fielder just before spring training, and he immediately embraced…

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Padres Special: Craig Kimbrel Latest in History of Great Closers for San Diego Padres

I am not sure if any other team has a history of closers like the San Diego Padres. The Padres have two relievers in Rollie Fingers and Goose Gossage presently in the Baseball Hall-Of-Fame. Trevor Hoffman is sure to be included once eligible in 2016. The vote is this summer and hopefully Hoffman will be included with long time great Ken Griffey Jr. With Hoffman’s induction, that would give the…

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Padres Special: Happy Jackie Robinson Day!

The San Diego Padres like every other major league baseball team retired the number 42. No other major league player in the history of the game may where that number again. In 1997 on the 5oth anniversary of breaking the baseball color barrier, MLB decided to honor Robinson by retiring his number on every team. Only major leaguers who currently wore the number could retain it. New York Yankees star closer…

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Padres Editorial: James Shields Has Been Great For the Padres

The offensive upgrading that A.J. Preller and the San Diego Padres organization accomplished during the off-season was extraordinary. Adding Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Wil Myers, Will Middlebrooks and Derek Norris provided instant credibility to a horribly inept offensive team. These upgrades alone would make the Padres instant contenders for a playoff spot. Then the team went out and signed James Shields, perhaps because they were tired of negotiating for Cole…

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Padres News: Where is San Diego Padres Pitcher Kevin Quackenbush?

  San Diego Padres fans are all asking the same question. Where is Kevin Quackenbush? Did we trade him in the off-season? Is he hurt? Well the answer is quite simple. With the addition of Craig Kimbrel on the day before the Padres first game, Quackenbush was deemed expendable and sent to Triple-A El Paso. With the recent struggles of Nick Vincent and Shawn Kelley, the time is probably now…

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Padres News: Will Middlebrooks Has Solidified Padres Infield Early On

The addition of Will Middlebrooks to the San Diego Padres was pretty much under the radar in the off-season make over. While Matt Kemp, Justin Upton and James Shields stole the spotlight as far as acquisitions go, Middlebrooks is proving to be a noteworthy addition to the team. Most Padres fans knew of the former Boston Redsox slugger, but they probably were unaware of the intangibles he brings to the game….

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Padres Minor League Spotlight: Yeison Asencio

From time to time we here at East Village Times, would like to recognize some of the minor league players that are currently striving to one day be a major leaguer. Everybody knows Austin Hedges and Hunter Renfroe in the Padres minor league system, but we prefer to tell you about the unheralded prospect who has shown decent ability. Today we bring you the story of Yeison Asencio, a 25-year…

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Padres Editorial: Padres Invested in Jedd Gyorko Long-term

The San Diego Padres are struggling a little bit offensively this season so far, and nobody has struggled more than Jedd Gyorko. The season is extremely young and it only takes one game for everyone to be all aboard the Jedd Gyorko train. The Padres however have to be a bit concerned about that downward trend in which Gyorko is headed. Since his 2013 rookie year, Gyorko has gone south…

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Padres Rumors: Padres in Recent Contact With Phillies About a Potential Trade

  News broke Friday morning  from CSN Philadelphia that the Philadelphia Phillies have recently fielded calls from the San Diego Padres once again. Phillies G.M. Ruben Amaro Jr. made this announcement this week on WIP, a Phillies sports radio show in Philadelphia. He claims that A.J. Preller has contacted him and Amaro states that he has fielded plenty of calls from the Padres G.M. over the last few days. Now who would the Padres…

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