You want to know what is crazy Friar Faithful? The Padres are being talked about as one of the top teams in California that are primed to shine in the 2015 season. The Padres have gone from being last in offense and one of the teams that wasn’t even on the map in terms of contending for a playoff spot, to becoming one of the teams in California that could contend in 2015.
By now you all know that the Padres have acquired an All-Star outfield with the additions of Matt Kemp, Wil Myers, and Justin Upton.We also can’t over look the fact that the Padres also have Derek Norris and Will Middlebrooks as well. In all honesty, if it wasn’t for A.J. Preller, the Padres would not be in the position to contend in 2015, so we have the new front office to thank for the Padres now being mentioned with other state teams that compete in Los Angeles, Anaheim, Oakland and San Francisco. Could you imagine if ALL of the California-based teams made the postseason next year? Sorry A’s fans, but you’re the little brother now!
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All of you should also know that in getting these three impact players, A.J. Preller didn’t even touch the three-headed monster that are the Padres top three starters. If Wil Myers, who has been rumored to go to Philadelphia for Cole Hamels in a trade, does get traded and the Padres land Cole Hamels, the Padres might have a rotation that is better than that of the Dodgers. How cool would it be for the Dodgers to be chasing the Friars in the standings come September? Stay tuned!