"We could be the 2010 Giants," Towers said. "I think we have the opportunity to go from 70 wins (a number they reached last night) to above .500 and contending for a playoff spot next season."
The 2010 Giants!? You mean we could be 9 games out of first place at the end of the season with no chance at the wild card? Okay I realize that Towers is talking about the Giants improving themselves from 2008 to 2009 and that it's better than being 21.5 games out of first place, but the Padres always seem so satisfied and pleased with themselves when they "contend" and are barely above .500. You think champions talk this way?
Please tell me that Towers and the rest aren't satisfied with being in the hunt and the ability to play spoiler for real playoff caliber teams in September. That was the message that we always got from the John Moores era:
"The goal is to play meaningful games in September," he said. "Unfortunately for us, and fortunately, the West is quite competitive.
I thought things had changed.
I see real promise in this club but I was really hoping that they wouldn't just rest on the laurels.
"I don't know if we need to do a lot this winter," said the general manager
This current team has played good baseball for a month and a half, but I am not at all confident that they can play this well over the course of a full season. I guess they see something that I don't.
I didn't expect Towers to crown this team as 2010 World Champions when interviewed, but I don't like him thinking his job is done because the team could be like the Giants. That's the not the goal!