Posted on: October 22, 2008 9:20 pm

FTMLBT #4: San Diego Padres

The Padres are in an age of transition, Getting rid of the old players, and developing the new ones. this team has a bright future, and all they need to do is:

1. Do not screw up the Jake Peavy Trade: they need a starter, and they need a centerfielder (and maybe a RF as well) they need at least three prospects with at least solid starting (maybe all-star) potential, and nothing less. If it involves throwing another player to land the deal, don't make it a player that the team could actually use.

2. Keep your players signed for a long time: The Padres actually have a solid batting core with Gonzalez, Antonelli, and Kouzmanoff. The holy fathers have to keep them signed forever or longer.

3 (Take this one with a grain of salt, it's really not that big a need). Update the bullpen: It's a good thing Bud Black is your manager, as he makes this job easier. They could use maybe 1-2 young relievers to replace Trevor Hoffman and to make Scott Williamson more expendable. otherwise, they seem to be in pretty good shape for the future.
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