Originally Posted by Plus Plus
I really think that the Padres are a trade for Matt Garza (and some complimentary moves) away from being serious contenders for a playoff spot.
In that division, with the team that's won two of the last three World Series and a mega-market Goliath that just bought half the AL All-Star team? Not to mention a stacked National League with the Reds, Cards, Nats, Braves, Phillies (they'll be back next year) and a pair of others (Marlins and Brewers) that in all likelihood won't underwhelm again like they did last year? I wouldn't hold my breath on a Padres playoff appearance anytime soon.