ST. LOUIS - SEPTEMBER 18: Ryan Ludwick #47 of the San Diego Padres rounds the bases after hitting a game-winning three-run home run against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on September 18 2010 in St. Louis Missouri. The Padres beat the Cardinals 8-4. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
PADRES: Five questions for the offseason
GM Jed Hoyer said he wants to add one or two starters to a young core in 2011. Whether that includes bringing back Garland or Young remains to be seen.
XX Sports Radio: Corey Brock (MP3)
Who's coming back for the Padres in 2011 & who's NOT? MLB.com's Corey Brock on the future of Heath Bell, Adrian Gonzalez & free agency.
PADRES ANALYSIS: Roster must be reassessed after storybook run fell just short
The development was less positive among the team's position players, however. Shortstop Everth Cabrera and outfielder Kyle Blanks were nonfactors. Third baseman Chase Headley was an outstanding defender and average hitter. Outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. was just as good with the glove, but struggled mightily at the plate.
XX Sports Radio: Ryan Ludwick (MP3) and Part II
Ryan Ludwick called into Coach Kentera's Show to talk about how the 2010 season ended and his future with the Padres
XX Sports Radio: Darren Balsley (MP3)
Padres pitching coach Darren Balsley on why he has such high hopes for the pitching staff & why he's so proud of what they accomplished this season...but not satisfied.
Revisiting IVIE 2010 – Ducksnorts
In the interest of accountability (and fun), I thought we’d look back at our guesses and see how we did.
What's a Picture Worth?: Enter Sandman
This year we upped the ante with a second show and moved the times around a bit. Now instead of one show at 10, we have an early show at 6:30 and a late show at 11 pm.
It still hurts. I'm not ready to do "2011 previews" or "2010 recaps" or "2010 players of the year". I'm still being talked off the ledge.
Steve talks about what happened in game 162, shares comments from Padres fans and gets prepared to move on.