Well I may be just a little biased but ....
We have added Giles.
We have added Wells .. (please stay together David)
We have added Hernanadez
We have added Payton
Add to that, Phil Nevin's bat will be back for a full year, and to help ensure that he stays healthy, Bruce is giving him the first basemans job.
In the bullpen, Trevor is back, Beck is signed to be setting him up, and Kevin even brought in Otsuka, the Japanese Closer to set Beck up. Combined the three have over 660 career saves.
Thats a ton of eperience in "Clutch" situations. This bullpen will be very underrated. I would say this might be the Padres best pen .... ever!!
And for the pitching staff, I agree that Adam, Jacob and Brian (doesn't that sound just sooo biblical doesn't it? "Adam, Jacob and Brian"), anyways I agree that they need to be just a little more consistent and prove themselves. But man, if the flashes of brillance that they have shown are any indicator, Its going to be a fun ride this season.
I believe the Mccourt Dodgers are first on the list. So, I'll promise you this LA Dodgers fans around the world, and you "Ginats"
fans too .....
Monday, April 5, 4:10 pm, pst. Your ass whipping begins
. 5 years of being the division bitch has built up a little animosity, and these Padres have something to say about it!! And LA, as we head back home on Wednesday night, to serve notice to Barry too, you'll understand why .. .. It will be clear as day in the Thursday morning paper ....
LAD .. 0-3
this Padre team is for real ...
Its is stacked top to bottom.
It has depth at every position, some positions more expensive than others. It has a very deep bullpen, and it has a pitching staff, that I personally will attest to bieng the Wests Best !!! ... "at times these kids are just brilliant"
Also, don't underestimate Kevin pulling another deal for a player that will put us over the top, All the Pads need to do is get close and be competitive.
The NL West 2004 pennant will hang in SD. you can take that to the bank
Lets go Pad' Res'