Padres Ink Clayton Richard for $6-Million Through 2019 Season

September 20, 2017

The San Diego Padres and starting pitcher Clayton Richard came to an agreement Wednesday afternoon on a two-year deal. Richard was originally acquired by the Padres in July of 2009, when the team traded Jake Peavy to the Chicago White Sox. He had some successful years with the Friars in his first stint with the club. After the 2013 season, he hung around in free agency until the Diamondbacks took…

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Clayton Richard Has Been a Rock in The Padre Rotation

August 28, 2017

  The Padres and their fans are really excited about the future of the team with all the upcoming prospects. However, there hasn’t been enough talk about the bright spots of the major league club these days. Clayton Richard was acquired in August and was re-signed in December of last year to be a Padre for the second time in his career. In his first stint with San Diego, from 2009…

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Is Clayton Richard the Ace of the Staff?

June 24, 2017

The San Diego Padres were not expected to field a dominant starting rotation in 2017. One indicator of this was the team’s decision to sign veteran free-agent Jared Weaver in the off-season, who at this point in his career is barely able to get his velocity into the mid-eighties. Another indicator was the team naming a fellow middling, veteran, free-agent signee, Jhoulys Chacin, as the opening day starter, which was…

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The Strikeouts are Coming for Trevor Cahill

April 27, 2017

On January 20th, 2017 the San Diego Padres signed Oceanside native, Trevor Cahill, to a 1-year/$1.75 million dollar contract. Cahill was coming off a strong season out of the bullpen for the World Series Champion Cubs, in which he was 4-4 with a 2.74 ERA in 50 games. However, Cahill was not looking for a bullpen spot with the Padres. While Cahill had offers of greater caliber from other teams, he…

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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 3: Further Depth

March 9, 2017

  Earlier this week, in parts one and two of a four-part series, I discussed the Padres’ starting pitching options for 2017. On Monday, I looked at pitchers that would be returning to the team after pitching significant innings for them in 2016, and on Tuesday, I looked at some new additions who could crack the Opening Day rotation. With the most likely options out of the way, we now…

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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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Signing Jered Weaver Makes Sense for the Padres

February 18, 2017

  The San Diego Padres announced on Feb. 18 that they have agreed to a deal with pitcher Jered Weaver. The contract is for one-year and the former Angels’ pitcher will make $3 million dollars once he passes his physical. The deal is supposed to be announced on Monday.. “He’s always been a winner, his entire career,” general manager A.J. Preller told Padres.com, the team’s official website. “[He] has been…

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Why Signing Travis Wood Made Sense for the Padres

February 13, 2017

*Travis Wood signed a 2-year/$12-million dollar deal with the Royals Monday afternoon. His signing would have made sense… enjoy Spring is here and the game we all love and adore is ever so close to beginning once again. Major league teams are currently ironing out the details of their 2017 roster, as each team attempts to build a winner for the fast-approaching season. The San Diego Padres are presently in…

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Could LHP Travis Wood Be an Expensive Option for Padres?

January 26, 2017

  In the never-ending search for starting pitchers for the 2017 season, the San Diego Padres need to look everywhere. They have already made several under-the-radar signings and claims that could pay dividends in the upcoming season. Players like Tyrell Jenkins, Trevor Cahill, Rafael Ortega, Zach Lee, Christian Villanueva, and Jhoulys Chacin will be given every opportunity to earn playing time and possibly make a contribution to a season which…

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Should the Padres Consider Signing Jered Weaver?

December 22, 2016

Jered Weaver is reportedly being “entertained” by the San Diego Padres. It remains to be seen if the team is indeed seriously interested in the right-handed pitcher, but they do have an obvious need for arms in the rotation for the 2017 season. That cannot be denied. A.J. Preller will explore all avenues, and if he believes the former ace is due for a rebound, then he will pull the…

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San Diego Padres Sign RHP Jhoulys Chacin

December 17, 2016

The San Diego Padres’ 2017 rotation is slowly taking shape. A.J. Preller has been working the phones diligently, and with that, the team will inch towards building a starting rotation for this upcoming year. The rotation currently has the names of Christian Friedrich, Luis Perdomo, Jarred Cosart, Paul Clemens, Cesar Vargas, and Zach Lee battling it out for a spot. Well, you can now add the name of Jhoulys Chacin…

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