• A Detailed Look at the Padres’ Minor League Affiliates
  • Philip’s Journey Helps Give Padres’ Logan Allen Motivation on the Mound
  • Padres’ Prospect Cal Quantrill Just Wants to Win
  • Fixing Padres’ Pitcher Jarred Cosart
  • A Way Too Early Look at Who the Padres Could Select with 3rd Pick in 2017 MLB Draft

Will the Padres Trade for Nick Ahmed?

In recent days, A.L. West foes, the Arizona Diamondbacks, have reportedly made shortstop, Nick Ahmed, available to other teams. After being basically pushed out of his starting role due to the off-season additions of Ketel Marte and Daniel Descalso and the emergence of Ildemaro Vargas, the Diamondbacks have effectively put Ahmed on the “trade block”. The San Diego Padres have had interest in Ahmed in the past, and you can see…

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Padres Vets Will Bring Youth (At the 2017 Trade Deadline) – A Way Too Early Look at the Padres Trade Deadline Candidates

Las Vegas oddsmakers have spoken, and the San Diego Padres find themselves at the bottom of the pack with an over/under of 67.5 wins, dead last in their 2017 MLB projections. This should come as no surprise to many fans, with some even welcoming the possibility of a future #1 overall pick in the 2018 draft. Assuming the 2017 season heads in the direction Vegas thinks it will, we will…

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Padres Rotation is Coming Into Focus & Other News/Notes

Just last week here at East Village Times, I wrote a four-part series detailing the San Diego Padres’ rotation options, and who looked to be in line to earn a spot this spring of 2017. Over the last week since then, the rotation has come into clearer focus. As it currently stands, it appears the trio of Jered Weaver, Jhoulys Chacin, and Clayton Richard have all more or less earned…

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Tijuana Xolos Week 11 Preview: Xolos Host Santos Laguna at the Estadio Caliente

Game: Tijuana Xolos vs Santos Laguna When: Friday March 17 Time: 8:00 P.M. PST Where: Estadio Caliente TV: Azteca America After week 10 of the Liga MX Clausura 2017 was postponed due to a strike by the referees, soccer is back in the Liga MX. This will be the sixth straight game at the Estadio Caliente in all competitions, and it should be a great match between two teams looking to…

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Wil Myers is Clearly the Face of the San Diego Padres

The San Diego Padres have put a whole lot of weight behind their plan to build a championship team from the ground up. The agenda has been formulated around a dramatic accumulation of very young, raw talent with high upside, to flood the farm system, and provide a bevy of options at essentially every position in the coming years. Much of this talent is coming from the international market; though…

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Should the Padres Look to Add Eric Gagne?

This spring, the World Baseball Classic is being played across the planet, and every participating nation has a lot of talented players that are representing their home country or country of ancestor. But one player in particular got my attention last week. It was former Dodger great, Eric Gagne. For those of you who do not remember Gagne, he was once was the premier closer in the major leagues. The big…

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Copa MX Playoffs Quarterfinals Recap: “It’s a failure, of course it’s a failure”

The Tijuana Xolos played in the quarterfinals of the Copa MX competition against Monarcas Morelia this Tuesday, March 14 at the Estadio Caliente. The match was set to be a mismatch between two teams on opposite sides of the spectrum in the Liga MX, with the Xolos fighting for the title and Morelia fighting for relegation. Miguel Herrera continued with his now trusty 4-3-3 formation: Gibran Lajud in net, with…

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Prospect Watch: Phil Maton Gaining Recognition

The Padres were borderline unwatchable in 2016. With the team in the middle of a rebuild, the Padres big league roster lacked much big time talent to entertain fans. Given that rebuild, it’s natural for fans, and the baseball world in general, to focus more on the Padres’ minor league system. Padres fans used that to find hope for the future, while baseball writers and pundits used it to find…

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Tijuana Xolos Copa MX Playoffs Preview: Xolos Face Monarcas Morelia at Home in Quarterfinals

Game: Tijuana Xolos vs When: Tuesday March 14 Time: 8:00 P.M. PST Where: Estadio Caliente TV: Univision Deportes   After week 10 of the Liga MX Clausura 2017 was postponed due to a strike by the referees, soccer is back in Mexico. Tuesday will present two quarterfinal matches of the Copa MX competition, one of which will be between the Tijuana Xolos and Monarcas Morelia at the Estadio Caliente. The…

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What “Dead Money” Really Means for the Padres

Recently it was pointed out by Fangraphs’ Craig Edwards, in a piece he wrote, that the Padres were among teams with the most “dead money” on their payroll. Not surprisingly, the Dodgers topped the list. Los Angeles’ big market has taken on big contracts to facilitate trades, and have invested consistently on the international front, along with big free agent signings and extensions to star players. The Yankees and Angels…

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Padres Make Several Moves; Trim Roster to 54

  As spring training keeps moving forward, the San Diego Padres are getting closer and closer to opening day. On Monday, the Padres roster got closer to being a finished product as well. Although the more discussed news on Monday was the Padres signing of yet another teenager from Latin America, this time 18-year-old, left-handed pitcher, Osvaldo Hernandez, out of Cuba, the Padres also made some other roster moves. In…

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Padres Still Pulling Young Talent: Sign Cuban Lefty 18-Year-Old Hurler Osvaldo Hernandez

  Since the international market opened up, the San Diego Padres have been hard at work bringing in the cream of the crop. Today, they brought in 18-year-old Cuban lefty, Osvaldo Hernandez, on a $2.5 million contract. Hernandez became an MLB free agent last month, and drew interest from a good number of solid clubs. The Padres had been in the mix for Hernandez since before his free agency was…

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