San Diego Padres news: Jurickson Profar raking, Padres handed dubious title, postseason odds

Some of the latest news and notes on the San Diego Padres as the September schedule rolls on
2022 San Diego Padres left fielder Jurickson Profar
2022 San Diego Padres left fielder Jurickson Profar / Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

With the San Diego Padres coming off an impressive win at Petco Park over the Philadelphia Phillies, let's take a look at some of the latest news and notes surrounding the team.

San Diego Padres seeing Jurickson Profar rake in minors

With Profar back under the Padres umbrella on a recent minor league deal, the 30-year-old infielder/outfielder is showing that he can still swing the bat and do some damage. In his first three games for Triple-A El Paso, Profar is 4-for-11 with a homer and four RBI.

Now the question becomes how long Profar stays in El Paso, especially if he keeps hitting. While the Padres reportedly wanted him to get in some at-bats after being sidelined for most of his final few days with the Colorado Rockies, if Profar can provide some pop and energy for the Padres, it makes sense for the team to call him up sooner than later.

Are San Diego Padres "most disappointing team" in baseball this season?

According to MLB insider Bob Nightengale, the answer is yes, beating out the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets for the dubious honor.

In his column, Nightengale writes, "They are the most underachieving team in baseball history, embarrassing themselves with their riches of talent, only to have a record slightly better than the Washington Nationals. 

"If the Padres had the heart and drive of the Philadelphia Phillies, they would have won 110 games this year. 

"Instead, they played with all of the passion of a spring training game."

Nightengale certainly hasn't minced words about the Padres this season, and has saved some of his sharpest barbs and rumors about Bob Melvin's future and a potential return in 2024 for Blake Snell for September.

San Diego Padres postseason odds on Wednesday

According to Baseball Reference, the Padres have a 0.3 percent chance to make the postseason. FanGraphs, meanwhile, gives the Padres a slightly better chance, coming in at 1.5 percent.