They're firmly in the wildcard right now, and the combination of acquiring Soto and getting Tatis back would certainly make them a threat. They've got a pretty solid rotation.San Diego is going to be the 2011 Eagles of baseball. That team has to have 0 shot of winning the world series without Soto, 0 shot with, but hey, go nuts I guess.
I'm not even sure they're a playoff team.
So SD is going to spend about 100m on three players? Or let Soto walk in two years?
Don't forget Tatis Jr. getting suspended 80 games for taking PEDs to treat a rash. The lesson is never try.Since San Diego's trade for Soto et al., and the emptying of their farm system's top prospects, they've gone (as of Aug 3):
6-9. (The Sox have gone 6-8 FWIW)
Soto's done well (.909 OPS), but Josh Bell isn't hitting at all (.418 OPS), nor is Drury (.674 OPS), and Hader's been lit up in his limited appearances (8.10 ERA.)
Well, they still have the wildcard spot, and with only one team close to them at the moment have good odds of getting into the post season. But if they were hoping their acquisitions would move them up in the standings or challenge for the division lead, that hasn't happened yet.Don't forget Tatis Jr. getting suspended 80 games for taking PEDs to treat a rash. The lesson is never try.
I mean, that’s his job, right? He is super aggressive, unusually so, but otherwise I don’t really get this post.The Padres just try so hard. I don’t know AJ Preller personally or anything like that, but based on everything he’s done since San Diego hired him, it’s as though he’s on some obsessive quest to get the Padres - one of the sport’s true sad sacks - to be taken seriously and take down the Dodgers and Giants in the process.
Your handle and this post are priceless.The Padres just try so hard. I don’t know AJ Preller personally or anything like that, but based on everything he’s done since San Diego hired him, it’s as though he’s on some obsessive quest to get the Padres - one of the sport’s true sad sacks - to be taken seriously and take down the Dodgers and Giants in the process.
Well sure. It’s also possible I am just envious because I miss the days when the Red Sox operated like this. (Well, not like this, but when we had something to talk about more exciting than Eric Hosmer and Tommy Pham.) (Please do not start talking about any of the Red Sox’ recent moves in reply to this post.) I probably would have described Theo Epstein as similarly obsessive at one point.I mean, I'd rather be a Padres fan than a Rockies or Marlins or A's fan.
At least the Preller tries to improve his team.
Judge, Gleyber, Sanchez. If they have guys they like enough, they commit to them.I just haven’t really seen the MFY’s actually really show commitment to positional players. They tend to get hyped then traded (either after a year or two or prior to a ML promotion).
The current version of NY will go after premium FAs if and only if they think they are an essential fit and a huge upgrade from their other potential options, internal and external: Cole, Judge, Rodon. They don't go after premium FAs at positions where they have prospects that they love, like Correa/Turner/Seager etc. with middle infielders the last two seasons, as they are trying to give Peraza and Volpe a shot.And we’re talking about Soto here- he’ll be young. Jon Abbey’s “Stanton and Judge” defense isn’t convincing- Stanton hasn’t been what they had hoped, Judge will be 33 and likely battling injuries and performance decline. It’s not wild at all to see a fit. Sure, about 6 other teams would be in hard on him but if NY wants him, they’ll beat the others.