For the past decade I've asked you to make your yearly Padres predictions. Today I do the same. Beware though that at the season's end you'll be held accountable for what you've done here today. If you claim clairvoyance you'll need to prove it with detailed precision, because vague predictions will not be accepted nor tolerated.
All manners of prediction techniques have their merits, though not all are recommended. It will be safer for you to piggyback upon predictions of ESPN analysts or regurgitate some sabermetric snake oil, but I'm sure that you are aware there are other options.
There are those each year that insist upon dabbling in the occult. They conjure game results from the ether and cast ghoulish spells to force their will. They use astral projection to spirit walk into future realms. They allow summoned spirits to use their bodies as vessels to guide planchettes across Ouija boards. They deal stylized baseball tarot cards and read passion fruit tea leaves. These strategies are considered to be highly accurate by many baseball experts, but meddling in the dark arts is quite dangerous and come at a cost. For those that dwell in the darkness will demand payment upon delivery.
Answer me the following 5 questions in the comments section.
- What will be the 2016 Padres' record?
- What place will they finish in the NL West?
- Who will win the National League Western Division?
- Which Padre player will be traded before seasons end?
- Who will be the Padres All-Star(s) ?
Predict World Series Champions, All Star Game winner, etc. if you are are so inclined.