Padres Editorial: 3 Questions the Padres Must Address in March

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June 21, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres manager Bud Black (20) prior to the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Spring Training is 38 days long. 30 games will be played before it counts. A lot of things can happen (hopefully, all good). Everyone is saying the Padres should be right there, in contention all season long. If that is true, and the Padres want to achieve 84+ wins this season, these 3 questions need to be resolved. Playing good defense, having a solid, deep rotation and getting off to a hot start are all recipes for October baseball. That is what we want in San Diego, October baseball.

A.J. Preller has been busy. That Padres look better. The Padres finally have recognizable hitters, and power hitters to boot. But this is all on paper. Not a single one of the 162 games has been played yet. In just a few days, we will finally be able to see Kemp, Myers, Upton, Norris, Will Middlebrooks, and James Shields all donning the “SD” caps with the navy and white.

This may be one of the most important Spring Training Camps in franchise history. With a good spring, the Padres can springboard themselves into a fantastic season with all of San Diego enjoying the ride all summer long. This could rejuvenate a whole entire city. We will find out a lot about the 2015 Padres during the next month in Peoria.

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