Padres Rumors: Fernando Rodney Still an Option?

December 29, 2015

Cubs and padres are in on fernando rodney — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 9, 2015 Padres are trying for fernando rodney on incentive-laden deal. cubs, others in — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 10, 2015 As Jon Heyman has reported the San Diego Padres have been and still are currently weighing their options with closer Fernando Rodney. The team needs a stopper at the end of the pitching staff and Rodney…


Padres News: Detailed Projection of the Padres 2016 Bullpen

December 28, 2015

The 2015 season did not go the way A.J. Preller or any member of the San Diego Padres organization wanted it to go. After a frenzied offseason leading up to the 2015 season, many both within and outside the organization expected the results to be different for the Padres. Sadly, as is now fairly evident, that was not the case. The Padres actually lost more games last season than they…


Padres News: The Padres Complicated Catching Situation

December 27, 2015

Trying to figure out what San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller is doing is an impossible task. He operates with the utmost secrecy and you never really know what he has scheming in that brain of his. He has shown a propensity to run things his own way in his one year of tenure as the Padres G.M. When the Padres put a claim in on Josmil Pinto early…


Padres Rumors: Could Yoenis Cespedes be an Option?

December 26, 2015

Yoenis Cespedes is a free agent. The Cuban outfielder was thought to be retained by the New York Mets, but contract negotiations broke down after it became known the number of years the organization offered him. The Mets offered Cespedes a three-year offer, but dollar amounts were never discussed. Cespedes was projected by Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors to receive a six-year deal worth upwards of $140 million dollars….


Padres Editorial: What Andy Green Brings to the Padres

December 25, 2015

The San Diego Padres made a surprise selection when they chose to employ Andy Green as the teams brand new manager for 2016 and beyond. Little was known about Green, in fact most Padres fans knew nothing about the man. The expected hire was going to be veteran Ron Gardenhire, but that did not happen. The press conference which introduced Green to the fans and media was refreshing. He speaks…


Padres Editorial: Is Preller a Mad Scientist, or Just Plain Mad?

December 23, 2015

Compared with how last offseason played out, the current offseason is on the furthest opposite end of the spectrum. General manager A.J. Preller isn’t making blockbuster deals at a furious pace like he was this time last year. In fact, he hasn’t really done anything at all, other than dealing Craig Kimbrel to Boston for a handful of prospects, trading Yonder Alonso to Oakland for Drew Pomeranz and making a…


Padres Minors: Q & A with Padres Draft Pick Austin Smith

December 22, 2015

EastVillageTimes was lucky enough to interview the San Diego Padres first selection of the 2015 draft. The Padres used that pick on a high school talent out of the state of Florida named Austin Smith. He attended Park Vista High School and was 8-2 with a 1.33 ERA his senior year, guiding the team all the way to the state semi-finals. In 82 high school innings he struck out 98…


Padres Rumors: Free Agent Holiday Shopping- Kelly Johnson

December 21, 2015

With Christmas just around the corner, almost every Major League team has an extensive list of players they want. For the San Diego Padres, that fact is no different. Following the trades of both Yonder Alonso and Jedd Gyorko, the San Diego Padres have some real uncertainty on the right side of the infield going into 2016. As it currently stands, it looks like Wil Myers and Cory Spangenberg will…


Padres Rumors: Free Agent Holiday Shopping- Tyler Clippard

December 20, 2015

The San Diego Padres bullpen was to be a huge strength for the team in the 2015 season. With the addition of Craig Kimbrel, the entire bullpen seemed poised to have a great year. Joaquin Benoit was supposed to be the Padres closer, but now slid into a set up role with the addition of Kimbrel. Both pitchers had decent years, but the teams deficiencies translated into a bullpen that…


Padres Rumors: Can & Will The Team Move Matt Kemp?

December 19, 2015

There have been constant rumors swirling that the San Diego Padres would love to get out of the contract of Matt Kemp. That is really no secret as the $86 million ($72 owed by the Padres) for the next four seasons is a bit restricting to the budget of the Padres. The team is beginning to have remorse for the deal that brought Kemp and Tim Federowicz to the Padres…


Padres Rumors: Free Agent Holiday Shopping- Austin Jackson

December 19, 2015

The San Diego Padres have some money to spend this offseason but have yet to invest anything for the 2016 team. The team will most likely look for undervalued players in an attempt to get great value for a potential player. There are needs in the outfield for the team and plenty of names out there. An intriguing possibility is Austin Jackson. The six-year veteran has played for three different…


Padres Editorial: Padres Fans Need To CHILL OUT

December 18, 2015

I’m getting sick and tired of reading all this talk of the San Diego Padres stinking and how its the same old story. People are making their opinion about the team before the team is even built and before they have even played one single game. Really people? Come on. I know we are San Diego Sports fans, but can we just relax one moment? Losing Craig Kimbrel was rough, I…