What Else Should the Padres Do Before the Season Starts?


We have covered the Padres off-season in depth here at Friars On Base. In just a few short weeks Spring Training will start, and before you know it the season will be here. What is left?

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Back to baseball. With the Padres addressing the shortstop need – they appear to be content with letting a few players duke it out for left field as well as the 5th spot in the rotation. At this point my bet for the rotation is that it will be James Shields, Tyson Ross, Andrew Cashner, Brandon Maurer, and Colin Rea. Who knows though, maybe new manager Andy Green will give Ross the Opening Day nod which would be the first of his career.

The Padres do still have a surplus of catchers which A.J. Preller might be trying to sell in spring training for another outfield option, but I like the chance of seeing Alex Dickerson and Jabari Blash fight it out for the spot and would prefer Jon Jay plays center field with Melvin Upton Jr.being the fourth outfielder again. I just don’t trust him full time in center field.

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