Originally Posted by bucksfan2
The Padres built their team around the stadium they play in. Its a huge ball park and pitchers tend to thrive in that atmosphere. Moving in the fences wouldnt exactly be a bad thing seeing as I have seen some bombs one hop the wall there.
However even if they move the walls in they will need to build a better offensive ball club. Their lineup may be the worst in baseball. Heck if you think about it, that stadium is the only reason the Pads are successful at all.
"Built their team around" ... that's a good one. So, that's why they have the worst lineup in all of MLB and traded their only good hitter to the Red Sox. The Padres are a joke. They couldn't hit HRs playing in GABP. Their three hole and cleanup hitters are Brad Hawpe and Ryan Ludwick. Hawpe is beyond terrible. Ludwick's had a pretty good May, after an awful April, after being awful with the Padres ever since they traded for him last year. I think a slow-pitch softball pitcher could hold the Padres to under 10 runs.