It's as if the Padres cannot come to grips with their reality: The resource splash of last winter was a disaster. They had loads of assets to trade in July, including Justin Upton, Ian Kennedy, Craig Kimbrel, and other starting pitchers, but despite four months' evidence of their mediocrity, the Padres basically stood pat.

Reds, Padres caught in a bad place right now; trade/signing reaction - Buster Olney Blog- ESPN