Could the Padres Reach Their “Hand” into Dodgers’ Prospect Pool?

July 30, 2017

  Three teams have recently emerged to be top bidders for Padres now closer Brad Hand, the Nationals, the Astros, and the Dodgers. The Dodgers being the only team of the three to have a top-10 farm system. A year ago, the Dodgers ranked number one overall, but the graduating of some top prospects and the growth of other systems has seen them fall down the list a few numbers….


The Padres-Royals Deal Makes the Friars Better and Here’s Why

July 28, 2017

Monday morning the Padres struck a deal with the Kansas City Royals. The Friars sent over Trevor Cahill, Brandon Maurer, and Ryan Buchter and bring in Travis Wood, Matt Strahm, and rookie ball infielder Esteury Ruiz. Friar fans all over the Twitter-sphere have blown up about this trade, making it seem like A.J. Preller dropped the ball with this one. Now that we’ve had a couple of days to read up…


Can Javier Guerra Improve in Double-A?

July 23, 2017

Javier Guerra was the top prospect for the Padres a couple of seasons ago, that was before his very rough 2016 performance in High-A Lake Elsinore. This season, Guerra has certainly bounced back a bit and now has his first Double-A performance under his belt. In his first two games, Guerra went 0-8 with three strikeouts (all three Ks came in his debut). On the defensive side, things went a…


Does Brandon Maurer Have More Trade Value Than Brad Hand?

July 19, 2017

All-Star set up man, Brad Hand, has been rumored to have drawn interest from over 15 teams looking to trade, but does he hold the most trade value in the Padres’ bullpen? The most important pieces of a contending teams are usually their bullpen arms. More specifically the closer is one of, if not, the most important asset to top contenders looking for help. So far this season, Hand holds a…


Framing the Friars: Perdomo’s Struggles, Myers’ Slump, and Unexpected Sighs of Relief

July 18, 2017

  Luis Perdomo took the mound today looking to continue his success from his last start against the Cleveland Indians. Perdomo had a rough game from the jump, giving up a leadoff homer on his fourth pitch of the game. On a 1-2 count, Charlie Blackmon took Perdomo to deep right-center field to put the Rockies up early. The fun didn’t stop there for the Rockies. In the second, three…


The 2017 San Diego Padres FULL Rookie Report

July 14, 2017

Here we are at the MLB All-Star break, the five-win pass came and went and we’ve seen plenty of new faces, from waiver wins like Chase d’Arnaud and free agent signings like Craig Stammen, to trade pieces like Matt Szczur. More importantly, the Padres first wave of talent has arrived at Petco Park. To start the season, the Padres had some guys we were expecting to see, like Hunter Renfroe and…


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…


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…


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…


Framing the Friars: Friday Night Rally Followed by a Saturday Afternoon Collapse

June 10, 2017

The San Diego Padres suited up in their beautiful brown uniforms like they do every Friday home game and welcomed their second interleague opponent to Petco this season. Friday Night Friday night, Jhoulys Chacin took to the mound looking to pick up his first win since May 12th. (W @CWS, 0-2 since then). He went seven innings against the once World Series champion Royals, allowing just three hits and two…