• Brad Zunica Interview- Productive 2017 Will Lead to Future Success
  • Blake Hunt Interview- Early Adjustments Have Paid Dividends
  • Franchy Cordero Interview: Love For the Glove
  • Mason House Interview: Arriving Late to the Party
  • Interview with Michel Baez: Cuban Fireballer Assesses His Performance

Sockers edge out Stars 4-3 thanks to clutch goals, defense

The San Diego Sockers (5-0) stayed undefeated Friday night as they defeated the Tacoma Stars (2-3) 4-3. Boris Pardo and the defense held down the fort when it mattered, and Kraig Chiles scored two goals and an assist to continue his hot start to the season. The game’s first quarter saw a defensive chess match as both teams took shot at each other, but nobody could find the back of…

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San Diego Padres Off-Season Simulation Results: Yes, We Traded Brad Hand

Disclaimer: All the moves discussed here were a simulation and do not contain any substance to the reality of the 2017-2018 offseason. No, we didn’t trade for Giancarlo Stanton or sign Shohei Ohtani. Writers from each of Major League Baseball’s 30 teams gathered together to do a full-scale offseason simulation for three days, including trades, free agent signings, releases, and much more. The San Diego Padres were a hot ticket,…

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Poor Shooting Leads USD to First Loss vs SDSU in City Championship

Excitement, hype, and feelings of emotion surrounded the undefeated Toreros Men’s basketball team last night as they battled the SDSU Aztecs for the annual City Basketball Championship, taking place at the Jenny Craig Pavilion. USD was intent on beating SDSU for the first time since 2015, when they knocked off the Aztecs on a neutral court at Petco Park, winning 53-48. USD entered the City Championship at 5-0, coming off…

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PNO (Positive, Negative, Outlook): Travis Jankowski

The game of baseball has rapidly changed in the last few years. Today, most offenses prioritize power over contact. They look for run producers instead of contributors and hope that their big bats get on base enough to score runs off someone else’s hits. However, possessing at least one player who has lightning quick feet and Gold Glove-worthy defense is a must for clubs that hope to compete in playoff…

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Should the Padres Consider Signing Carlos Gonzalez?

Recently, hot stove talk regarding the San Diego Padres has taken a bit of a turn toward the extravagant. This morning, Jon Heyman with FanRag Sports wrote a piece entitled “Padres serious about interest in Eric Hosmer,” in which he asserts that the Padres are sincere about their desire to bring the 28-year-old first baseman to San Diego. This is on the heels of whispers about the Padres being realistic…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- November 30

  The San Diego Padres had a total of eight men playing winter league baseball on Thursday. The Dominican League only had one game on the schedule and none of the Padres’ minor leaguers played. Buddy Reed and Gabriel Arias continue to play everyday in Australia. Both men got in a few at bats in a game that was suspended by rain and will be continued tonight. Venezuelan Baseball League…

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Former Padres Not Being Helped by MLB

Any San Diego Padre fans remember Bill Laxton? A pitcher who spent parts of the 1971 and 1974 seasons with the Padres, Laxton turns 70 in January 2018. How about Jim Wilhelm?  An outfielder who played for the Padres during parts of the 1978 and 1979 seasons, Mr. Wilhelm appeared in 49 games during his career. He came up to bat 122 times and collected 32 hits, including six doubles and three triples. He scored 10 runs…

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The HOF Case for Trevor Hoffman

As I begin my time writing here for the East Village Times and the San Diego Padres, I thought that it would only be appropriate that my first article be about someone that I so deeply have enjoyed watching throughout my life: Trevor Hoffman. Ever since he came over to the Padres way back in 1993, Hoffman was the steady arm at the back of the bullpen that everyone could…

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Padres Birthday Spotlight: Shane Victorino

Happy 37th birthday to one of my favorite baseball players, Shane Victorino. The “Flyin’ Hawaiian” was a fun player to watch. Personally, I liked him because he was 5’9”, like me (although he is slightly faster), and he played the game with passion. Also, when he was with the Padres as a rookie in 2003, he threw me a baseball when I was sitting in right-center field at Qualcomm Stadium…

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USD Football: Should the Toreros Consider a Move to the Big Sky Conference?

San Diego’s visit to Flagstaff to face Northern Arizona University on Saturday was the Toreros’ fourth FCS (Div. 1-AA) playoff game in program history. Three of the four games have been on the road against Big Sky Conference teams – Montana, Cal Poly, and Northern Arizona. The Toreros dominate their Pioneer Football League on a yearly basis, and have recently shown the ability to compete with Big Sky teams, so…

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“The Questionnaire” and Why the Padres Could Still Have a Shot at Shohei Ohtani

*This piece was presented to me by Walter Hernandez. He is fluent in Japanese and has kept himself up to date on the Otani (Ohtani) situation. He stands by the fact that the Padres are indeed still in the running for the services of this young talent. A special thanks to Walter for contributing. Major League Baseball, the MLBPA, and the NPB have come to an agreement for the future…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- November 28

There were a total eight prospects in action on Tuesday throughout the globe. The Australian Baseball League is off Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesdays, but they will return Thursday early morning. We will keep you up to date on the four prospects down under. DOMINICAN WINTER LEAGUE Franchy Cordero was 1-4 on Tuesday with two runs, a double, and a strikeout. He is hitting .309 on the year with three homers…

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