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Sun Sep 11, 2016 14:30
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Just putting some numbers and names together while thinking about today's game against the Rockies. I'm taking my kids to the yard this afternoon. Looking forward to our final "run the bases" of the 2016 season. The week of the all-star game is still going down as one of my all-time favorite baseball weeks. Aside from the all-star game, my expectations for this year weren't that high. But it was still a fun and strange ride.

2008 was the last Padres team to win less than 70 games. Before that, you have to go pre-Petco (2003, the last year in the Q) to find a season where the team failed to win 70 games.

Barring a 3-17 finish, the Padres will not lose 100 games this year. The last time they lost 100 games was 1993. They've lost 100 games 5 times in the franchise history. Prior to 1993, the last time was 1974.

They'll have to finish 11-9 or better to get to 70 wins this year. Though their +/- doesnt put them at a pace much behind 2015.

2008, 2003 and 1993 all saw significant changes for the organization. I wonder what, if any changes the 2016 Padres will see.

The 2008 season marked the end of the Sandy Alderson era. And essentially, the end of the John Moores era. Jeff Moorad took over in 2009. KT hung on thru a lame duck season and was replaced at the end of the year with Jed Hoyer.

The 2003 season is sort of self evident. Out with the old, in with the new. That was also my year with the team. Petco Park. Matt Bush. Xavier Nady. Brian Giles. RC :)

1993 was the last year of the Tom Werner era. The Fire Sale. And then 1994 was the strike, and the year Moores bought the team. Phil Plantier.

So i guess I'm wondering. What happens to the 2016 team. I guess not much? They haven't charged my credit card yet for my 2017 renewal. I'm going to wait and see if they make a better offer. It was supposed to auto-renew by Aug 31. I'm thinking they might? I can't imagine things are in a great place. But I also think that AJ Preller has enough chips in play he's not going anywhere. So who takes the fall for 2016? Maybe nobody? I have to say that the experience at the park is absolutely outstanding. We've taken a lot of friends from out of town this year. Also saw a bunch of former colleagues around the all-star game. The reviews are unequivocally positive. And the comment is always the same. Wish you guys could get a team to match the experience.

It appears that 2016 will go down as the year of Ryan Schimpf. And the year Petco Park became the crown jewel of the ballpark building mania of the 90s and early aughts.

Then what?

    • Re: <70 winsMcBain, Mon Sep 12 11:27
      I haven't been to Petco under the new regime, but your opinion carries weight on its own and matches what I've heard from others. That's important, because the team is going to suck again next year... more
      • Re: <70 winsWahoo Willy, Wed Sep 14 13:05
        Welp. That was pretty awesome. Happened to get into SF last night in time to catch the game. Had to get up early this morning but stayed thru the 9th. I dont take any pleasure in watching Bochy's... more
        • Re: <70 winsMcBain, Wed Sep 14 15:46
          I take some pleasure in it. Bochy's headed for the HoF as a manager, but SF employs a pair of jackholes in Pagan and Bumgarner that make it easy to root for failure. Non-zero chance of a "Spangenberg ... more
          • Re: <70 winsChase, Wed Sep 14 20:00
            That win last night, man, would have loved to be in SanFran to have witnessed it first hand. Yes, Asuaje at 2b looks like a great fit for a team that is crazy strikeout prone. Him hitting 2nd behind... more
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