Re: The Padres are 1 game out
It's only 168 plate appearances so far, but Kyle Blanks is showing why he's always been such an intriuging player if he can stay healthy. Dude is a freakin BEAST
I don't think the Pads have enough to ultimately hang with Arizona and San Francisco, but I'll be pulling for them. Note also that their two most effective starting pitchers to this point are Eric Stults and Jason Marquis.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."