So, a few of us were talking here the other day about the Padres, given their state of affairs, heading into Saturday's game against the Cardinals with 60 losses. Got a few of us to thinking about where this team ranks with the last really bad Padres team.
"We've got a lot of young guys, and you can't expect these guys to just come in here and light it up," right fielder Brian Giles said.Padres' bid falls short – by Miles
San Diego is expected to activate Josh Bard from the DL this week, and will immediately place him on the trading block.
PADRES' PIT BULL: I just cannot understand the Padres. If I have a kennel with a nice pit bull who is very friendly to everyone, but when I take him out of the kennel he gets a little shaky and nips at people, why would I keep taking him out? It is the same way with Padres pitcher Joe Thatcher. He looks and does so well in Portland (the kennel), but when you let him out (the big leagues), he keeps biting everyone, or in Thatcher's case, keeps giving up run after run.SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports -- Sports letters: No confusion here. This is a confusing analogy. Biting is giving up runs?
5. Fans: "You know, you spot people in the stands."Top 5 with Cla: Cla Meredith's five most popular topics of discussion while waiting in the bullpen. When he says "fans" he really means "chicks". I also like that there is only one topic that has to do with his job and it's number 4 on the list.
Looks like nobody wants Wolf and Maddux doesn't really want to go anywhere. Sweet.
"We want hitters with a high on-base percentage who can drive the ball. But we also want a little more team speed and a lot fewer strikeouts. We want pitchers who throw strikes and keep the ball in the park. And we have to control the running game much better than we have the last several years."Alderson addresses gap between projections and reality in '08