Series Preview: Braves Debut Suntrust Park Against Padres

April 13, 2017

Don’t look now, but the San Diego Padres have managed to win some games in this young season. The team presumed to be the worst in baseball is 5-5 after the first 10 games of the 2017 season. This season is still very young, and the pain Padre fans will endure is still ahead. However, this team has been fun to watch out the gate, and they look competitive. After…

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What to Expect for the Upcoming Dodgers Series

April 3, 2017

If you read the title of this article and said to yourself “not much”, you are probably in the right mindset. The Los Angeles Dodgers are once again the favorites to come out on top of the N.L. West, while the San Diego Padres find themselves at the bottom of the projected leader board. So, in that sense you would think the Padres don’t stand a chance right? Well that’s…

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Padres Rotation is Coming Into Focus & Other News/Notes

March 17, 2017

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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Projecting the Padres Muddled Rotation Part 4: Who Will Fill the Rotation?

March 10, 2017

It’s been well established that the 2017 edition of the San Diego Padres won’t be good. While there may be quite a few bright spots, as a whole the team should struggle to win many games. Not only is the offense not good, but the pitching staff might take a step into a whole new level of mediocrity. In fact, the Padres may make a real good case for the…

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Projecting the Padres Muddled Rotation Part 1: Returning Options

March 6, 2017

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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Padres Sign Clayton Richard for 2017 Season

December 20, 2016

The San Diego Padres have brought back an old friend, as the team has signed Clayton Richard to a one-year deal. The left-handed pitcher will be added to a staff that is currently under construction. A.J. Preller and the Padres added Jhoulys Chacin on a one-year deal earlier this week and he is likely to be right in the mix for a rotation spot. Richard and Chacin are part of…

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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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The Padres Should Re-Sign Clayton Richard

November 15, 2016

When the Padres signed Clayton Richard to a big-league contract last August, many people, including me, did not really take it too seriously. It was a signing that was fun to look at, given his past history with the San Diego Padres, but nobody expected him to do very well. Prior to his release by the Chicago Cubs, Richard logged only 14 innings in 25 appearances, giving up 10 runs…

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Should Padres Sign Free-Agent LHP Jorge De La Rosa?

November 11, 2016

Well, the election season is over. So is the World Series. Recently, I’ve found myself in transition between daydreaming about all the ways the San Diego Chargers could win the rest of their games this season and what my ideal San Diego Padres roster for 2017 would look like. While we are in the thick of football season, the 2016-17 MLB free agent market officially opened for business this week,…

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Clayton Richard is Making a Strong Showing Upon Return to Padres in 2016

September 8, 2016

The 2016 San Diego Padres starting rotation has been unconventional to say the least. In total there have been 14 starters to take the mound over the span of the season. The Opening Day starter Tyson Ross, was shelled by a potent Dodgers lineup that day and hasn’t since pitched a game after sustaining a shoulder injury. Then, we all experienced the James Shields debacle predicating his shipment off to…

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Padres Series Preview: Padres Set to Battle Rockies at Petco Park

September 8, 2016

After a series of interesting games against the Red Sox, the Padres will now move on to face the Colorado Rockies. The Friars will play a four-game series against the Rockies here at Petco Park to cap off this home stand. Both of these teams are definitely struggling, the Rockies are just struggling a bit less however. In terms of head to head matchups between these two teams the Padres…

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