Are the Padres Really Entering the Manny Machado Sweepstakes?

September 19, 2018

With some extra money to spend in the coming years and a team on the rise, are the San Diego Padres really about to enter the Manny Machado sweepstakes this winter? Padres fans can only hope.  As the 2018 regular season comes to a close, the San Diego Padres find themselves at the bottom of the NL West in what has been a lost season for the team. The Padres…


Padres to Promote MLB’s Top Catching Prospect Mejía

September 4, 2018

After being acquired for Brad Hand and Adam Cimber back in July, Francisco Mejía has been called up by the San Diego Padres as the youth movement continues. A week ago, the Padres decided to call up their 4th best prospect Luis Urias, giving fans a reason to invest in what has long been a lost season. Today, they have made the decision to call up their 3rd best prospect,…


Introducing the EVT Monday Mailbag

August 10, 2018

Since April of 2015, we here at the East Village Times have made it our mission to provide San Diego sports fans analysis like no other. The content we have created here ranges from daily pieces, like our “Down on the Farm” series, analysis pieces, or our well-known EVT Podcast that focuses mainly on the San Diego Padres.  With that being said, we are always looking to bring fresh, new…


Should the Padres Aggressively Pursue Chris Archer?

July 26, 2018

As the San Diego Padres suffer through yet another year of mediocrity, reports of the team’s willingness to acquire Major League assets are beginning to surface. According to Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic, the Padres are “making a big push” for Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer. Although Rosenthal follows this claim up by saying a trade doesn’t seem likely, it is worth noting that the Padres have interest…


How Might Yankees & Padres Line-up in a Potential Hand Deal?

July 9, 2018

As the trading deadline approaches the San Diego Padres’ most coveted trade piece has begun to draw interest from a team that has the 6th best farm system in all of baseball, according to MLB Pipeline. The Padres’ left-handed relief ace has continued his career resurgence as a Friar, sporting a career-high 35.3 percent strikeout rate across 41.1 innings pitched in 2018 while also experiencing a one mph increase in…


Tatis Jr. Among Three Padres to Take Part in Futures Game

July 6, 2018

Rosters have been revealed for the 2018 Futures Game and the San Diego Padres will be well-represented. On July 15th, the top prospects in all of Major League Baseball will be split into two teams. Those who are from the U.S. and those from around the world, with the teams facing off during the MLB All-Star Weekend in an exhibition game. The Padres will be represented on both teams, sending…


Shortstop Owen Miller Could Prove to Be a Steal for Padres

June 26, 2018

It has been a few weeks since the San Diego Padres decided to take a chance on him in the third round of the 2018 MLB First Year Player Draft and now 21-year old Owen Miller is officially a member of the Padres organization. The team officially signed 19 of their draftees, headlined by Miller and a host of other very talented athletes. Out of all of the signees, Miller…


Exploring the Padres’ Options With Their First-Round Pick in 2018 Draft

June 1, 2018

Over the past few weeks, the baseball world has been pelted with projections, mocks, player comparisons, and wild speculation. It must be MLB Draft season. On Monday, the San Diego Padres will add even more talent to their highly regarded farm system as they possess four of the top 84 picks in the 2018 MLB Amateur Draft. San Diego will go into the draft with the 7th overall pick, the…


Nationals Blow Out Padres 10-2 as Franmil Rips First Career Homer

May 21, 2018

Washington, D.C. Things got ugly quickly for the San Diego Padres on Monday as they took on the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. San Diego was riding high coming into Game 1 of the series, having won three straight games against the Pittsburgh Pirates, while the Nationals were coming off of a three-game series sweep at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers at home. Fortunately for the Nats, this…


Josh Naylor Just Keeps Getting Better

May 2, 2018

Josh Naylor is demanding the San Diego Padres’ attention. The young first baseman (unheralded in many circles) has been tearing it up at Double-A San Antonio, showcasing ever-improving plate discipline and pairing it with above-average power, opening many eyes in the process. Taken 12th overall in the 2015 Amateur Draft by the Miami Marlins, Naylor was one of the most sought after prep hitters in the draft. The 17-year-old from…


Padres Stifled by Diamondbacks’ Pitching in Rubber Match of Series

April 22, 2018

Phoenix, Arizona After taking Game 1 in the three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks, the San Diego Padres proceeded to drop Games 2 and 3 en route to a series loss on the road. Game 3 was a rough one as the Padres’ offense failed to put anything together, falling to the D-backs 4-2. Game Recap Joey Lucchesi and Patrick Corbin were the two starters in this one, both left-handers looking to…


Framing the Friars: Rookies Shine as Padres Take Series From Giants

April 15, 2018

San Diego, California Military Opening Day at PETCO Park was a rousing success, as the Padres’ offense exploded for a season-high 10 runs en route to a series win against the San Francisco Giants. The Giants scored first, putting up their one and only run in the top of the second inning against rookie starter Joey Lucchesi. Former Padre catcher Nick Hundley led off the inning with a single and…