• 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

Friar Freestyle: A Trip Down Padres’ Memory Lane

All this talk about uniforms and bringing back the brown. Me? I’d rather bring some former San Diego Padres back to town. When we mention players in Padres’ history, we speak of Tony Gwynn, Dave Winfield, or Ken Caminiti. But when is the last time you seen Craig Shipley, Woody Williams or Alan Embree? Those are names we don’t hear mentioned often. Another one is Rod Beck (RIP), who won…

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Projecting the Padres Muddled Rotation Part 2: New Options

Yesterday here at East Village Times we took a look at the Padres returning options for the rotation. Out of that group of Luis Perdomo, Christian Friedrich, Paul Clemens, Jarred Cosart, Clayton Richard, and Cesar Vargas, the Padres could form a decent enough major league rotation. In fact, they did just that in 2016, although decent may be a bit of a stretch. Even though the Padres had enough pitchers…

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Projecting the Padres Muddled Rotation Part 1: Returning Options

The year 2016 was a tale of two very different seasons for the San Diego Padres. On the field, the team was dreadful, winning only 68 games and finishing with the worst record in the National League and tied with two other teams for the second worst winning percentage in all of Major League Baseball. In terms of actual baseball played on the field in 2016, it was a year…

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The Case for Jabari Blash to Open the Season with Padres

Last spring, Padres’ fans were having this conversation: Is Jabari Blash a serviceable player at the big league level? Well this spring, it turns out we are having that same conversation, and I am here to make the case for Jabari Blash to make the opening day roster for the 2017 San Diego Padres. #Blashtoff is gaining momentum. We all know this season is a rebuilding year for the Padres,…

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Tijuana Xolos Week 9 Recap: Xolos Lose 3-2 at the Estadio Caliente

The Tijuana Xolos hosted Pachuca this Friday, March 3, at the Estadio Caliente. The match was set to be one of the best of week 9 of the Liga MX Clausura 2017, with the Xolos in first place and Pachuca in third place. The game did not disappoint in front of a sold-out crowd at the Estadio Caliente, being an exciting hard-fought encounter. Miguel Herrera recently has been changing up…

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How Will the Padres Bullpen Look Come Opening Day

While there is quite a bit of uncertainty surrounding the San Diego Padres’ starting rotation, the bullpen may be an area of strength for the club in 2017. The rotation may not feature a host of known inning-eaters, but at least it appears that there will be a competent relief corps to hold the staff up. One of the most encouraging decisions that the team made during the off-season was…

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Tijuana Xolos Week 9 Preview: Xolos Look to Remain in First Place After Clash with Pachuca

Game: Tijuana Xolos vs Pachuca When: Friday March 3 2017 Time: 7:00 P.M. PST Where: Estadio Caliente TV: Azteca America The Xolos will face Pachuca this Friday to kick off the week 9 action of the Liga MX Clausura 2017. The clash is set to be one of the best of this week between Club Tijuana, in first place, and Pachuca, in third place. Only two points separate the ‘Tuzos’…

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Will the Padres Trade Spangenberg or Schimpf?

The San Diego Padres have structured their team to be competitive in the near future. The 2017 season will probably not be a productive year for the major league team, but there will still be plenty of things to look forward to if you are a Padre fan. The Padres’ minor league system is currently stacked with young talent. From the Dominican Summer League to the Triple-A level, the Padres…

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If You are Pissed at LT, You Aren’t the Only One

Let me first start of by saying that¬†LaDainian Tomlinson is one of my favorite all-time San Diego Chargers in the franchises’ history. He exemplified what it meant to be a Chargers’ player, and he will never be questioned for his endless contributions on the field for my former beloved football team. However, that team is gone. They left town. Which makes them dead to me. Their new name, which I…

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The Troubled Talent That Was Eric Show

Of all the players who have worn a Padres’ uniform, one of the more prominent players talked about the least is Eric Show. The reason for the lack of attention given to Show could be due to his life outside baseball. He was a controversial figure, often viewed today as a tortured soul who struggled with drug addiction and the remnants of a childhood filled with emotional, psychological, and physical…

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Tijuana Xolos Week 6 Copa MX Recap: Xolos Qualify to The Round of 16

The Tijuana Xolos played in their fourth and final match of the group stage phase of the Copa Corona MX this Tuesday, February 28 at the Estadio Caliente. The Xolos won the game 2-1 against the Cimarrones de Sonora in what was a thrilling contest at the Estadio Caliente. With the victory, the Aztec Canines are one of the top teams in the competition, accumulating nine points, topping group 1…

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Tijuana Xolos Week 6 Copa MX Preview: Xolos Face Cimarrones de Sonora at Home

Game: Tijuana Xolos vs Cimarrones de Sonora When: Tuesday Feb. 28 Time: 7:00 P.M. PST Where: Estadio Caliente TV: ESPN Deportes   The Copa Corona MX is winding down, as week 6 will be the last week of the group stage of the tournament. We head into the knockout stages or the playoffs. Nearly all of the fixtures for the playoffs are undecided as many teams can sneak into the…

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