There were many stars-in-the-making giving it their all. Don’t you wish the Padres could eye their squad and say the same? I’ll state this: tear the pitiful Padres up as this roster of rejects, has-beens and overmatched youngsters can’t get out of neutral.
23. The San Diego Padres improved two places to finish 23rd this week. They have a win-loss record of 40-51 this season and just above the last-placed Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL Western Division.
It’s not just that Williams, elected into the Hall of Fame in 2008, was the first manager to take three different teams (Boston Red Sox, Oakland A’s and San Diego Padres) to the World Series. Or that Williams was regarded by his players and opponents alike as a master strategist and unmatched competitor.