Padres Editorial: My Padres 2015 Season Predictions
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
After analyzing the possible production from the new lineup and also the stellar pitching staff, I looked through the entire 2015 schedule. I looked at it series by series. I have made the prediction that the Padres will finish 85-77. Had this happened last year, the Padres would still have finished in 3rd place in the division, 9 games back of the Dodgers and 3 games out of the Wild Card. This is also a reversal of last year’s record. I predict that, although they miss the playoffs, they achieve their first winning season since 2010 and second since 2007. All summer long the Padres will be in the hunt, slightly hovering above the .500 mark. They may even swap the 1st place spot in the Wild Card and maybe even the division at times. The Padres were only in 1st place for one day last year, that was March 30th when they came back to beat the Dodgers and go 1-0.
Overall, this season looks promising. What would it take to be considered a “success”? A winning record? Playoff berth? Division title? World Series? I like to hope it will be at least a step in the right direction, towards sustained success.
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