Follow Up with Former Padre’ Prospect Ryan Miller

June 22, 2017

I recently had the opportunity to talk to Ryan Miller, a former prospect for the San Diego Padres and resident of my hometown of Hemet, California. He was drafted by the Friars in the 14th round of the 2013 MLB Draft out of San Bernardino Valley College. For those who are unaware, he spent four seasons in the Padres’ system before he asked for his release from the team following…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 45 with Jesse Agler

June 20, 2017

  For the 45th show we welcome Jesse Agler, from the road, in Chicago. The Anthony Rizzo slide into Austin Hedges is fresh news, so we got Jesse’s opinion on the matter. He explains to us his feelings and we all delve into this delicate matter. We also get Jesse’s feelings on Allen Cordoba. The young phenom has impressed everyone with his play since the Padres selected him in the…

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Catching up with Eric Yardley, Missions’ All-Star Reliever

June 20, 2017

Over the weekend I got to catch up with Double-A bullpen arm, Eric Yardley. For those unfamiliar, the Padres signed Yardley to a minor league contract back in July of 2013. East Village Times’ contributors have two previous interviews with Yardley, but I got the chance to talk to him after almost a year since the last interview. This season, Yardley has been on an absolute tear. He’s currently holding a 3-0…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 44 with Casey Boguslaw

June 19, 2017

In episode 44 of the EVT podcast, we began with some banter about the San Diego Padres. We talked about the weekend series with the Milwaukee Brewers, how Luis Perdomo and Dinelson Lamet looked over the weekend, and how Wil Myers and Yangervis Solarte both had solid showings. The conversation then moved to trade chips, as Yangervis Solarte and Clayton Richard have both been performing well and building up their…

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Friars Claim Dillon Overton/Designate Zach Lee

June 19, 2017

The San Diego Padres claimed left-handed pitcher Dillon Overton off waivers from the Seattle Mariners on June 19. He was immediately optioned to Triple-A  El Paso. To make room for Overton in El Paso, right-handed pitcher Zach Lee was designated for assignment. The Padres claimed left-hander Dillon Overton off waivers from the Mariners. Zach Lee has been designated for assignment. — Dennis Lin (@sdutdennislin) June 19, 2017 Overton was listed as…

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Framing the Friars: Quiet Bats Outspeak Perdomo’s Solid Outing

June 19, 2017

Luis Perdomo came into this game looking to secure his second win of the season and to improve his overall record. This series has been no joke. 17 total home runs, a total of 26 runs scored in three games, two of which reached extra innings. Some claimed the ball was juiced, but I think we all just got to witness a rare stretch of pure offensive power. Luis Perdomo…

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Attempting to Solve Wil Myers’ Slump

June 19, 2017

  Baseball is a game of inches. One inch here or one inch there can make or break a player. If a pitcher misses his location just barely, a strikeout could turn into a three-run home run. If a batter swings just a fraction of an inch in the wrong direction, he could miss the ball completely. Given how small-scale baseball can be, players are required to make constant micro-adjustments…

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Down on the Farm: Weekly Review June 12-19

June 18, 2017

Rafael Ortega- OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 9-23, 2B, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 16 TB I know Ortega is a 26-year-old minor league free agent playing in Triple-A, but he has been pretty impressive so far this season. Over the last 10 days, Ortega has collected 15 hits, including two home runs and four doubles. If the Padres experience further injuries in the big league outfield, Ortega seems…

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Interview With Padres’ Minor Leaguer Ruddy Giron

June 18, 2017

  On Friday afternoon, I had a chance to visit, for the first time, the Padres advanced A affiliate Lake Elsinore Storm. I drove up there to interview a couple of young Latino players: Javier Guerra and Ruddy Giron. Due to extended batting practice, Javier wasn’t available after all. I did, however, find out a lot about Ruddy Giron. He’s a very interesting young man, and I was completely blown…

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Do the Padres Deserve an All-Star Game Representative?

June 17, 2017

It’s June 17th. The 2017 MLB Draft has come and gone. MacKenzie Gore is now a San Diego Padre. With the draft in the rear view, all eyes are on MLB All-Star voting. There’s exactly 25 days until the best players in baseball take the field in Miami. As the current voting stands, there is no Padre anywhere close to being a top vote-getter. With how the Padres have performed…

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Three Years Ago Today We Lost a Legend

June 16, 2017

Three years ago today, the Major League Baseball community lost a great man. The iconic face and heart of the San Diego Padres‘ franchise lost his battle with cancer. The immortal Tony Gwynn will always be known as one of the best hitters in the game, but his accolades accomplished on the ball field were nothing compared to the man he truly was. Some people just carry this aura about…

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