The San Diego Padres 2020 Potential 25-Man Roster

April 19, 2017

Yes, the Padres have the lowest payroll in the MLB. And yes, the Padres are paying players on other teams more than the players on their own team. And yes, the Padres have the second-youngest team in baseball. But yes, these are also all positive things for the 2020 season. MLB Pipeline rated the Padres farm system as the fourth best in all of baseball. That is incredible, considering general…

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The Lake Elsinore “Pitching” Storm

April 6, 2017

Earlier in the week, the San Diego Padres announced the Opening Day roster for the Fort Wayne TinCaps, which we looked at here at East Village Times on Sunday. With the High-A Lake Elsinore Storm set to open up their season with a four game series against the Modesto Nuts that begins on Thursday night, we will take a top-down look at the roster of what is easily the Padres’…

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Adrian Morejon’s Path to the Padres

February 28, 2017

  Ever since the July 2nd MLB International Signing Day, arguably no team has been busier, or as financially committed as the San Diego Padres. On the first day alone, the Padres scooped up a bundle of heralded international prospects, including three out of the top six. They did not stop there, though. They have been constantly active since that July 2 date, signing and adding talent from all over…

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San Diego Padres Top-50 Prospects

February 22, 2017

  The current San Diego Padres‘ farm system is something to take great pride in. This regime has certainly invested in the team’s future, and it shows in the wealth of minor league talent throughout the system. In fact, this list I constructed swelled from a top-30 list all the way to a top-50 list simply because the team has so much talent that deserves to be praised. The San…

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A Brief Look at the Padres Top Four Prospects

February 12, 2017

  As you probably already know, the San Diego Padres have a very bright future. Recently, Keith Law of ESPN.com ranked the Padres’ farm system third in all of baseball. The Padres’ farm system is very diverse and filled with talent at all positions. In fact, the Padres have four prospects in MLB.com’s list of the top one hundred prospects, including Manuel Margot, Anderson Espinoza, Hunter Renfroe, and Cal Quantrill….

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Should the Padres Bring Back Fernando Rodney in 2017?

November 19, 2016

I’m going to cut to the chase. I absolutely believe that the San Diego Padres should bring Fernando Rodney back in 2017. Just to be upfront, I haven’t heard or seen anything connecting the Padres to Rodney moving forward, but it would just make so much sense. I have a little theory that if the Padres can put together a steady (not necessarily dominant) rotation and a deep, strong bullpen…

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San Diego Padres Top-50 Prospects

October 9, 2016

The new rankings have come out for each teams’ top-30 prospects from MLB.com. Here are my current ranking for the top 30 prospects in the San Diego Padres farm system, plus a few other prospects that are worth mentioning. Enjoy, and please remember, this is my list. Take it with a grain of salt and remember that the value of these players fluctuates very easily from year to year. This…

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2016 Padres Futures Game – Top 5 Players to Watch

October 7, 2016

The 2016 San Diego Padres season left most fans with little to cheer about and watch as the team traded all their top talent for prospects. Rebuilding is once again in full effect and the strategy is pretty clear. A.J. Preller has reloaded the farm system via trades, the MLB Draft, and the International Draft. Last November’s trade of Craig Kimbrel to the Red Sox has already paid off for…

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A Reality Check on the Padres’ Future

August 31, 2016

I’m not optimistic about the San Diego Padres future plan, but I want to be. I have tremendous faith in A.J. Preller as a scout and believe the Padres will draft well under his leadership. However, even the best of scouts misses the mark—a lot. If we are banking our future on long off prospects in the pipeline as that pipeline is now constructed, both the Padres and their fans…

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Padres Special: Preview of the Future San Diego Padres Lineup & Rotation

August 4, 2016

It’s been ten years, a whole decade, since the San Diego Padres made an appearance in the postseason. For us Padres fans, it’s been a very long stretch. We’ve seen good players come to San Diego only to be traded. We’ve seen disasters, and we’ve even seen some pretty bad baseball. The question then becomes: When will the Padres make the postseason and bring the love of baseball back to…

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Padres Minors: Down on the Farm- Weekend Recap

August 1, 2016

Friday Austin Hedges, C, Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas 1-3, 1 H, 1 RBI, 1 K After a ridiculous home run streak in mid-to-late June, Austin Hedges has cooled off considerably, hitting only .182 in the last ten days. Hedges is still hitting .348 on the season and has more than proven his ability to hit consistently. All that’s left is proving that at the big league level, although that may…

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Brewer’s Banter: The Padres Are Finally on the Right Path

July 23, 2016

There’s no busier time during the regular season of the Major League Baseball season than July. Every team is assessing their position and building towards the trade deadline. Whether as buyers or sellers, every team is actively doing their best to make their team not only better in the short-term but, and perhaps more importantly, the long-term as well. While the usual suspects are drawing quite a bit of attention,…

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