San Diego Padres Prospect: Weekly Spotlight- Fernando Perez

January 14, 2016

In this edition of the weekly prospect spotlight series here at East Village Times, Patrick Brewer puts the spotlight on Padres second base prospect Fernando Perez. With the trade of Jedd Gyorko this offseason, the San Diego Padres infield situation gained a little more uncertainty. While obviously shortstop is the biggest area of concern, second base now becomes slightly more questionable, with Cory Spangenberg set to get the majority of…


Padres Editorial: Why Brandon Maurer Should Remain in the Bullpen

January 13, 2016

Based on the performance of the rotation last season, and the departure of Ian Kennedy, it seemed pretty clear going into this offseason that the Padres would need some rotation help for next season. Despite the addition of Drew Pomeranz, and the re-signing of Brandon Morrow, the Padres still lacked the rotational depth they would like. Both pitchers come with some question marks, leaving the Padres with further question marks…


Padres News: Taking A Look at the Padres 2016 ZIPS Projections

January 11, 2016

For those who don’t know already, is one of the best sites on the web for baseball. Whether it’s advanced statistics or more old school counting stats, Fangraphs has it all. Fangraphs also houses several projections systems, including the ZIPS projections created by ESPN’s Dan Syzmborski. Those ZIPS projections are released every year, team-by-team until every team has been covered. Well this last Friday, Fangraphs released the ZIPS projections…


Padres News: What Does Adam Rosales Bring to the Padres?

January 10, 2016

Since the acquisition of Christian Bethancourt on December 10th, the San Diego Padres have been relatively quiet, making only minor moves on the free agent market. While nothing big has happened in the new year, the Padres have made a minor move that could prove significant. Relatively quietly on Friday, the San Diego Padres signed utility man Adam Rosales to a minor league deal for the 2016 season. #Padres sign…


Brewer’s Banter: Are the Padres signing Desmond or not?

January 9, 2016

Is Ian Desmond Coming to Town or Not? From the onset of the offseason, it seemed pretty clear where the logical fit for Ian Desmond was. In terms of teams with a clear need, or desire to upgrade, there were only a few that were pretty clear. Among those, the likeliest spots were the Chicago White Sox and the San Diego Padres. The White Sox seem to be unlikely, given…


Padres News: Checking in on the Padres 2016 Payroll

Things have been quiet for a while on the San Diego Padres front. Almost too quiet. With that being said, the Padres have already made quite a few significant moves so far this offseason, shedding quite a bit of payroll in the process. Going into this offseason, there were a lot of questions about the Padres 2016 payroll and impending future payrolls. There are still those same questions, but perhaps…

January 8, 2016

San Diego Padres Prospect Spotlight: Zech Lemond

January 7, 2016

In this edition of  the weekly prospect spotlight series here at East Village Times, Patrick Brewer puts the spotlight on Padres pitching prospect Zech Lemond. Long known for having quite a bit of pitching depth in the minor league system, the Padres system was left barren following A.J. Preller’s offseason frenzy last year. Names like Max Fried, Zach Elfin, Joe Ross, Matt Wisler, and Jesse Hahn were all traded last…


Padres News: Introducing the San Diego Padres New Coaching Staff

January 5, 2016

Fresh off the heels of an abysmal 2015 season, it was pretty clear there was going to be a shake up in the Padres organization. Nowhere is that as evident as it is in the coaching staff. Immediately following the conclusion of the season, it was made clear by general manager A.J. Preller that interim manager Pat Murphy would not be returning for 2016. In his place, after quite an…


San Diego Padres Prospect Spotlight: Nick Torres

January 4, 2016

In the first of a new weekly series here at East Village Times, Patrick Brewer puts the spotlight on Padres outfield prospect Nick Torres. With names like Travis Jankowski, Hunter Renfroe and Manuel Margot at the top of Padres prospects lists, it is hard to overlook other outfield talents. One such talent is outfielder Nick Torres. Coming in at #29 on the Padres top prospect list according to MLB Pipeline,…


Padres Editorial: Is Trevor Hoffman A Hall-of-Famer?

January 2, 2016

As the calendar turns to January, marking the start of a new year, the 2016 Hall of Fame class is coming into clearer focus. With names like Roger Clemens, Ken Griffey Jr , Barry Bonds, Mike Piazza, Jeff Bagwell, and others filling the ballot, there is no shortage of names to select from this year. While most years have at least one candidate who seems to be a shoo in,…


Padres News: Taking a Closer Look at Jabari Blash

January 1, 2016

On December 2nd, the Padres made a trade with the Oakland Athletics, sending 1B Yonder Alonso and LHP Marc Rzepczynski to the A’s in return for LHP Drew Pomeranz, prospect Jose Torres and a player to be named later. On December 10th, that trade was made complete when the Oakland Athletics selected prospect Jabari Blash from the Seattle Mariners in the Rule 5 Draft, and turned around and sent him…


Padres Special: San Diego Padres New Years Resolutions

December 31, 2015

Another year, another losing season in San Diego. Despite an offseason filled with a flurry of moves, the Padres once again finished outside of the playoff picture. Going into 2016, expectations are still high for the San Diego Padres, yet slightly more tempered. While it may be farfetched to think the Padres are a playoff team as currently constituted, as a whole they aren’t that far off in the future. Despite…