Let’s face it; we’ve had more great individual stars in San Diego than we have had great teams. The late great Tony Gwynn, stars Dave Winfield, Randy Jones (who played on more losing teams than winning) and Trevor Hoffman lead the way. All of whom are in Cooperstown, or just in the Padres Hall Of Fame. Right now though, we’re going to take a look at the best teams the Padres have ever put on the diamond, which if you think about it, shouldn’t be too hard.
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The Padres have only been to the postseason five times in their 45-year history. So you’re probably thinking easy, just take all the playoff teams, right? Well, pretty much. Except there will be a certain team that came very close to making the playoffs a certain year that if they had made the playoffs, that squad would’ve made some big noise like the 1984 and 1998 teams. Speaking of those teams, I don’t want to give away too much to this countdown, but it will most likely look like those two squads as the top two Padres teams of all-time. But which will it be? You’ll have to wait. So let’s begin at No. 5