The San Diego Padres head into the off-season looking to add more hitters, because the offense was extremely sluggish this year. They were one of the worst teams in the majors this year with the bats. Bud Black, the manager of the Padres, who is coming back for the 2015 season, says that he thinks the team will be dramatically different from the one that left San Francisco on Sunday.
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The Padres pitching staff has been excellent all year long, and if A.J. Preller and the Padres’ front office can add some reliable bats to bolster the offense, the Padres could be a serious threat to any team they play next year. In terms of position players, it is likely that Everth Cabrera and Carlos Quentin will either be let go or traded. There has been talk of moving some of the Padres arms for bats because the Padres have such a surplus of arms. Will Preller move some of the arms in the starting rotation? Will there be lots of changes this off-season? That remains to be seen. But until then Friar faithful…
Keep the Faith.