San Diego Padres: Three Bold Predictions For 2018

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 30: Austin Hedges
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SAN DIEGO, CA – AUGUST 21: MLB All-Time saves (601) leader Trevor Hoffman walks with his family into the infield jersey retirement ceremony held by the San Diego Padres prior to the game against the Florida Marlins at Petco Park on August 21, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images) /

Expectations for the San Diego Padres this season are not extremely high. With a team full of mostly young players, the Friars are hoping to stay competitive and give their young guys a chance to blossom into solid ballplayers.

Most MLB pundits are not giving the San Diego Padres a great chance to make much of a mark this season. In a very tough division with a young ballclub, most folks are predicting this year to be yet another rebuilding year for our Friars.

Even if the Padres do end up signing free-agent Eric Hosmer, while it would improve their chances of success considerably, it wouldn’t make them overnight World Series contenders.

Now, if all of the Padres young players continue to develop and do so at an unimaginable, yet completely possible pace, things could play out much differently.

Over the next few slides, I’m going to lay out three bold, yet achievable, goals that this year’s San Diego Padres could attain. There will be a ton of optimism. There will be a ton of ifs.

But if all our hopes and dreams for the upcoming season come up roses for the Friars, just remember, you heard it all here first : )

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