Padres Editorial: Padres Off-season To-Do List: Part 1

October 11, 2015

The San Diego Padres 2015 season was disappointing to say the least. After an off-season overhaul, all executed by first time general manager A.J. Preller, the Padres were poised for playoff contention. The Padres got off to a hot start over the first two or three weeks of the season but the wheels came off after that. After struggling through much of May and early June, the Padres canned manager…


Padres News: Padres Shutout for 19th Time This Season

October 1, 2015

It what has been a total disappointment of a season, the San Diego Padres continue to hit new lows. The team was shut out for the league leading 19th time on Wednesday against the Milwaukee Brewers. Adding more salt to the injury is the fact the Friars were shut out by rookie right handed pitcher Zach Davies. This team just cannot find any kind of offensive groove. Padres fans are up…


Padres Editorial: Optimizing the Padres 2016 Lineup

September 28, 2015

With the San Diego Padres season dwindling toward its end point, there is no better time than now to start looking forward to 2016 and how the Padres lineup will be constructed. The Padres have been both consistent and inconsistent up and down the lineup throughout the season due to both injuries and up and down performance. Certain positions have seen more turmoil than others, however there has been some…


Padres Editorial: Grading Padres Off-Season Acquisitions

September 23, 2015

The month of December in the year 2014 will go down as one of the most active in San Diego Padres team history. The team went on to make eight different transactions in that month in an attempt to improve the mostly stale Padres team. The addition of relevant players was a sign to fans that the ownership had indeed finally committed to fielding a competitive team. For much of…


Padres Editorial: The Season is Over, But the Dream Isn’t

September 14, 2015

The San Diego Padres are 67-77, and have been our of the postseason race since mid-August. The team that was supposed to challenge the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants for the National League West crown only crashed into a pile of broken promises and false hopes. General manager A.J. Preller‘s experiment to put an exciting product on the field didn’t exactly work out the way he, along…


Padres Editorial: Reviewing Year One of the Preller Project

September 12, 2015

So this year hasn’t gone to plan. General manager A.J. Preller made big moves in the preseason and made it known that he had big expectations this season. Preller has been criticized heavily for failing to deliver on those expectations, but it never was JUST about this season. Offseason acquisitions Wil Myers, Derek Norris, Matt Kemp, Craig Kimbrel and James Shields are under contract long-term, and while all have had…


Padres Rumors: There Will Be Trades This Off-Season

September 10, 2015

The circus pulled in to town shortly after the Winter Meetings here in San Diego last December, as the Padres went crazy and overhauled their entire team. Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Wil Myers, Derek Norris, and Will Middlebrooks were all acquired within a matter of days. When the dust settled, the team had completely revamped their once stale offense with some very productive hitters. Adding hitters with this ability gave…


Padres Editorial: The Lack of Hustle From Kemp Is Alarming

September 7, 2015

When the San Diego Padres acquired Matt Kemp from the hated rivals up north I was immediately displeased with the deal. Living in San Diego, there is a natural hatred for all things Dodgers. Kemp was the face of the Dodger franchise for years and years, but now he was a Padre. As the months have gone by the tolerance for him has increased and seeing him hit these past…


Padres Editorial: Justin Upton Is Not Worth $100 Million to Padres

September 5, 2015

The more and more I see of Justin Upton, I realize that he is a very special player. His ability to hit at Petco Park is amazing. He is currently hitting .313 with 15 home runs and 41 RBI’s in 62 games and 224 at bats in his home ball park. Those are astounding numbers from Upton in a ball park that is traditionally weak for San Diego Padres hitters….


Padres Editorial: Padres Need To Grow Up

September 4, 2015

I was brought into EastVillageTimes for my direct opinions and the fact I don’t really give a damn who I offend or irk. My opinion is just that, mine. So don’t take complete offense to it as I am only communicating my beliefs. EastVillageTimes takes no responsibility for my opinion. As a life long Padres fan, residing here in America’s Finest City, there are things that are really starting to bother…


Padres News: Crowded Outfield in 2016, What to Do?

September 4, 2015

The San Diego Padres went crazy this past off-season when they went out and attained three legit starting outfielders. Matt Kemp, Justin Upton and Wil Myers are all-star outfielders and each will be in the lineup on an everyday basis. However the Padres, at the time, already had Seth Smith, Will Venable, Rymer Liriano, Cameron Maybin and Carlos Quentin on their roster. There was a huge log jam in the…


Padres Editorial: What is Melvin Upton’s Future With Padres?

August 24, 2015

On Easter Sunday when the San Diego Padres acquired arguably the best closer in the game (Craig Kimbrel), they had to take on the contract of Melvin Upton Jr. The contract is not the most team friendly as Upton Jr has struggled to be consistent since signing the deal with the Atlanta Braves. The Padres are on the hook for $31.9 million for the next two seasons of Upton Jr’s…