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Jake Peavy would consider options if the Padres aren't focused on winning

Peavy might consider options

"I want to be here, but I want to be here with a chance to win a World Series," Peavy said. "If someone says, 'Hey, we're going to rebuild, that's not going to be our top priority' you certainly would wonder what your other options are."

I agree with Jake, I want San Diego to win a World Series as well, but the only way this team is going to win a World Series now is if they rebuild.  The team as it stands now is not going to cut it.  They had talent but they had 162 games to put together something... a winning streak, a sweep of a heavily favored opponent, hell even a moral victory and that never happened.  This team can't win anything.  We must rebuild.

But...

I agree with Jake and this is what I was trying to say the other day but I don't think I got my point across very well.

"The biggest thing I think we want to see, is what direction is this team going to go," Peavy said. "I'm concerned as anybody. This is the team I chose to be part of. I chose to stay here. This is all I've really known. I want to win here. I want to win in this city. This is where I want to be and where I want it to happen. ... I'm tired of the word competitive being used around the San Diego Padres. We want to win. We don't want a competitive September. We want to win in October."

The Padres need to stop kicking around this "staying competitive" talk and stop trying to live off the "success" they had in 2004-2007.  Those were not teams you could be proud of.

Alderson was quoted as saying this:

"From an overall team standpoint, we expect to get back to our level of play in recent years – or better."

Or better?  Why can't we make the goal of being better than those teams?  Our goal should be to be the best!