Could the Padres Really be Players for Noah Syndergaard?

July 20, 2018

Could the San Diego Padres really be players in a potential deal for New York Mets’ RHP Noah Syndergaard? With big moves already being made, the excitement leading up to the July 31 trade deadline is in full swing. The San Diego Padres added to the excitement by trading Brad Hand to the Cleveland Indians for MLB No. 15 prospect Francisco Mejia. The Los Angeles Dodgers made a splash by…


Padres trade Brad Hand to Cleveland for Francisco Mejia

July 19, 2018

The Cleveland Indians and San Diego Padres agreed to a trade involving left-handed relief pitcher Brad Hand on July 19, according to Ken Rosenthal. Rosenthal tweeted that Brad Hand and right-handed relief pitcher Adam Cimber both are headed to Cleveland, who has been looking to improve their bullpen ahead of the July 31 trade deadline. In return, the Padres acquired Francisco Mejia. Complete deal, per sources: Hand and Cimber from…


Down on the Farm: July 17 (Urias Homers, Dust Devils Win Big)

July 17, 2018

San Diego Padres affiliates went 2-2 on Tuesday. Fort Wayne, Lake Elsinore and both Arizona League teams had the day off. Here is a recap of the day’s games. El Paso Chihuahuas (52-44) won 8-2 The Chihuahuas used the long ball to take down the Albuquerque Isotopes, winning 8-2. No. 3 prospect Luis Urias hit his seventh home run of the season, a two-run shot. It was part of a…


Down on the Farm: July 10 (Slow Day on the Farm)

July 11, 2018

The San Diego Padres affiliates went 2-2 on Tuesday. El Paso, San Antonio, Fort Wayne, and Tri-City all had the day off. Here is a recap of the day’s events. Lake Elsinore (42-47) lost 5-1 The Storm lost 5-1 at home to the Inland Empire 66ers. The offense was held to eight hits, collecting four over six innings against Inland Empire starter Luis Madero. Ronald Bolanos took the bump for…


Down on the Farm: July 3 (Naylor Goes Deep Twice, Storm Lose in Extras)

July 4, 2018

Josh Naylor hit two home runs to bring his season total to 12. San Antonio and Fort Wayne both picked up wins on July 3. Lake Elsinore lost on the road in extra innings to the Modesto Nuts. Here is the July 3 edition of the East Village Times daily farm recap. Albuquerque Isotopes 11, El Paso Chihuahuas 5 Colin Rea had a less-than-stellar evening for the Chihuahuas. He went…


Padres Reach Agreement With Top Draft Pick Ryan Weathers

July 1, 2018

The San Diego Padres announced on July 1 that they agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher Ryan Weathers He was the No. 7 pick in the 2018 MLB First Year Player Draft. With Weathers signing, the Padres now have signed 26 of the 41 players they drafted in this year’s draft. The left-handed Weathers and the Padres agreed with less than a week before the deadline to sign draft picks,…


Series Preview: Road-Weary Padres Host Pirates in Three-Game Set

June 28, 2018

Petco Park, San Diego After playing 17 of their last 19 games on the road, the San Diego Padres will close out the month of June with a brief, but much-needed, three games at Petco Park. The Padres will host the Pittsburgh Pirates in a three-game series, beginning on June 29 and ending on July 1. This will be the second series between the Padres and Pirates. The Friars won…


Could Padres & Indians Be Trade Partners Next Month?

June 11, 2018

The calendar has turned to June, and we are getting closer to one of the most exciting parts of the Major League Baseball season — the July 31 trade deadline. The Padres are likely to have some players on the trading block as the season moves closer to the last day in July. Specifically, they will have some pitchers on the trading block. Two of those pitchers could very well…


Down on the Farm: June 10 (Gore Returns as TinCaps’ Bats Have Huge Day)

June 10, 2018

Today was a big day on the farm, as No. 3 prospect MacKenzie Gore made his first start for the Fort Wayne TinCaps in almost a month. The TinCaps, Lake Elsinore Storm and San Antonio Missions all played games as scheduled today. The El Paso Chihuahuas were to play at the Iowa Cubs. That game was postponed due to rain. The DSL Padres were off on the day. Fort Wayne…


Padres Should Stick With Process, No Matter What Happens in 2018

June 10, 2018

The San Diego Padres have made some noise in the first half of the 2018 Major League Baseball season. Despite not having an expectation to contend, they find themselves only a few games out of the first place in the National League West. The team made a giant splash early in Spring Training when they acquired Eric Hosmer, giving him the largest contract in franchise history (eight-years/$144 million). Usually, a…


Dylan Coleman Is a Value Pick in Fourth Round for Padres

June 9, 2018

The San Diego Padres selected right-handed pitcher Dylan Coleman during the fourth round of the 2018 MLB First Year Player Draft. They selected Coleman with the 111th pick in the 2018 draft and the team could get excellent value from him. Coleman recently finished his third season with the Missouri State Bears. In 2018, Coleman posted a 10-2 record and was a part of a team that won both the…