|Can GM A.J. Preller justify selling in July after that wild offseason of wheeling and dealing? I don't feel like he can. It'll be fun to watch if he does, though. We know he's not shy. |
|Leading into the All-Star break, the Padres have a 10-game road trip to St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Texas. I'd suggest they get their act together before that or it's gonna be a bloodbath. Maybe Tuesday night's late comeback and win in extras was the start.|
|They've lost six of eight and also their manager. Things are now looking bad in a season that was supposed to finally be fun.
|They've won five of their last seven, but something still just doesn't seem right.
|Between the offseason activity, optimism heading into the season, flashes of well-played baseball and what should probably be a more exciting and/or better team, this is the NL version of the White Sox, right? (I have higher hopes moving forward for the Padres). |
|You know, Will Venable is a very nice complementary piece. It's fair to say very underrated overall.
|Where did Matt Kemp's power go? He had 17 homers in 64 games after the All-Star break last season. This year? He has one.
|Andrew Cashner is 1-6, but has a good ERA. And in his last four starts, he's gotten a total of three runs scored for him combined.
|One of the biggest upsets of the season has been Craig Kimbrel looking vulnerable. I wouldn't expect that to continue.
|I can't apologize enough for whatever jinx I put on the Padres after gushing about them last week. What a bummer to have this karmic power and never be able to learn how to properly use it. Seriously, though, keep the faith. It's a long season and there's talent here. |