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While individual awards are nice and it’s good to see your team and players mentioned in the news, we know none of it matters if team success doesn’t come along with those accomplishments.
The Padres haven’t been to the postseason since 2006, which was also the last time they won the division, and they haven’t won a playoff series since making it to the World Series in 1998.
After going through a rough four-year rebuild, we certainly expect both of those streaks to end in the next decade.
And while it may not happen in 2020, certainly starting in 2021 the expectation should be to make the postseason every year.
Over the next decade we will go into a season expecting to win a World Series. My guess is that it will happen in the 2022 or 2023 season.
But again, starting in 2021 the expectation for this team should be to win the division.
The Los Angeles Dodgers will never go away, but it does feel like their reign is coming to an end. Meanwhile, the Giants, Rockies, and Diamondbacks are stuck in the middle.
San Diego goes into this decade with a great opportunity to run the NL West for a long time.
With the talent A.J. Preller has brought in and the willingness from the front office to increase payroll, I certainly expect the Padres to win the division multiple times and compete for a World Series over the next 10 years.
I’ll be honest and tell you I can’t remember the feeling going into this past decade. I’m sure a lot of us would have expected winning at least one division title between 2010 and 2019.
But I know I feel very confident about those things happening in the decade to come. Do you feel the same way? What are your expectations for this Padres team in the next decade? Let us know in the comments.