Sep 21, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin (L) stands on deck as shortstop Alexi Amarista (5) bats against the San Francisco Giants during the seventh inning at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
The Padres finished the 2014 season with a record of 77-85. That was good enough for third place in the National League West behind the San Francisco Giants, who are currently playing in the World Series, and 17 games back of the division winning Los Angeles Dodgers. This season was showed a grand total improvement of one game from 2013. While that’s… alright I guess… the Padres need to continue to improve going forward and while relying on young home grown talent is good in theory it’s not enough to show significant improvement anytime soon for this lackluster club. The off season is upon us and this year’s market contains a solid crop of players. However, many of these players will cost far beyond the Friars price range and some just won’t do anything to help the team. Luckily, there’s a happy medium and there are a few players that would almost certainly help to boost the Friars attack come the 2015 campaign. They may not be the most flashy stars in the world and some may even be pricey. Who are these mystery free agents? Allow me to show you as we take a look at the Padres top 5 free agent options this off season.