The San Diego Padres continue to gain national attention for what they’re doing in 2020 and now rank among the best teams in Major League Baseball.
It’s not really shocking at this point to see the San Diego Padres ranked with the elite teams in baseball. But it is a little shocking just to see on a national scale how other fanbases don’t want their respective team facing the Padres in the postseason.
I also write for the Atlanta Braves and when I asked who they’d most like to face in the postseason, we had a lot of responses of fans saying anyone but San Diego.
It’s crazy how quickly things have changed this year. For a while, the Padres were basically the whipping boy in baseball in a lot of seasons, and now nobody wants to play them.
The latest Power Rankings from MLB.com have the Padres ranked as the third-best team in all of baseball behind the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays.
And the Padres will get a shot at the number one team in a three-game series this week that should be highly entertaining.
The Padres only moved up one spot in the power rankings, but it just shows you how respected this team is becoming on a national level.
They are a lock to make the postseason for the first time since 2006, and they have a good chance of winning their first postseason series since they went to the World Series in 1998.
It’s truly remarkable what Jayce Tingler and this team has done in 2020, and I only wish we could have seen it over a full 162-game schedule.
And this is just the beginning for San Diego. We’re expecting them to make the postseason every year for the foreseeable future.
But making the postseason isn’t just enough for this team in 2020. They’re putting fear into other teams and fanbases and they’ll be a force once they get to the playoffs.