by Geoff Young on Aug 03, 2008
Padres vs Giants
1:05 p.m. PT
Channel 4SD, DIRECTV 736
AM 1090, FM 105.7, XM 188
Tagged as: giants, mlb, padres
How the heck did we lose to the Zito?
This is a load of crap.
Worst offenses in team history, OPS+
1. 1969 â€” 81
2. 1974 â€” 87
3. 1971 â€” 88
3. 1972 â€” 88
5. 1975 â€” 89
11. 2008 â€” 95
This season is the worst since 1993. The Padres first season over 100 was 1977.
Best offenses in team history, OPS+
1. 2004 â€” 110
The first year of Petco. You would never convince Nevin or Klesko of this.
2. 1997 â€” 108
3. 1998 â€” 107
4. 1996 â€” 106
5. 2006 â€” 104
Other than the 1995-98 era, 2004-07 has been the Padres best time for offense.
#2@Kevin: Thanks for this Kevin.
At least the Chargers have a promising season ahead of them.
As I watched Xavier Nady hit a 3-run dinger for the Yank’s, I thought about what I had read in this morning’s UT from Sandy Alderson – long-term vs short-term. What BS and what hypocrisy from the FO!
WTF? The Padres suck so bad that SD4 isn’t even broadcasting in HD.
#5@LoyalSufferer: This is Nady’s first really good year. For him we got two much more valuable years from Mike Cameron.
It’s pretty funny to blast the front office for short-term thinking based on one HR, or even for one good season by a guy who had been nothing but a platoon corner outfielder with bad defense before 2008 (and is pretty likely to be that again the rest of this year and for his career).
Please check his stats at http://www.baseball-reference.com/n/nadyxa01.shtml. Xaver’s production appears to be getting better and – btw – where is Mike Cameron now? And I don’t remember his defense as being “bad” – mediocre maybe!
#8@LoyalSufferer: I know all about Nady’s stats. Those numbers were compiled in part-time duty, with both the Mets and Pittsburgh limiting his exposure to RHP. This is the first year he’s hit righties.
Nady being good for 1 year is better than Cameron being good for 2 years…..how? Even if Nady is good next year, that’s 2 good years for each of them. And Cameron gives you superior defense at a more important position. You don’t just wash away what the Nady trade brought us because those games are in the past.
In 2006 and 2007 Nady was a pretty good platoon player who could play an adequate LF, given that LF are generally not good. Meanwhile Mike Cameron was a very good everyday CF. Are the Padres supposed to wait for every player to have a career year?
The Padres can’t hit, can’t bunt and can’t steal. At least they don’t score many runs so their games pass quickly. It is tough to be a Padre fan.
OMG! The Mad Dog with a tie RBI!
An RBI for the first time in 12 innings. And it is a pitcher that does it. Go figure…
#11@Turbine Dude: Even in a bad season, there’s something in almost every game to make you smile.
#9@Tom Waits: LOL – I figured out where to click for the reply! So here we are “long-term” with neither of the two.
#13@Tom Waits: Yeah, but the Padres suck so bad that SD4 isn’t even broadcasting in HD today.
One of the biggest FO decisions of the year has to be not protecting J. Soria.
I think the Padres should adopt the cammies as their everyday uniform. They seem to play better and they are more intimidating. On the other hand, the Chargers should loose the powder blue. Those uniforms belong in Hillcrest.
#17@Turbine Dude: That’s probably a little too much.
#16@JP: Or not signing Bradley. Or not signing Fukudome.
#14@LoyalSufferer: Long-term doesn’t mean “later.” Two good years from Nady in 2008 and (possibly) 2009 is no more valuable than two good years from Cameron in 2006 and 2007. If you want to fault the Padres for seeming to be content with a team with a likely max win potential of 88-90 instead of retrenching to build more of a powerhouse, that’s one thing. Using Nady’s first good season as evidence that they’re lying about having a plan proves no such thing.
#16@JP: A huge blunder before 2007. One of the biggest disagreements between GY and myself concerns Soria and the Padres culpability for it.
19. Fukudome was never going to come here. The Cubs were always going to be the highest bidder there and he wanted to go there. And Bradley essentially had agreed to resign with the Padres following the Winter Meetings but then signed with Texas instead for a little more. He has a prior relationship with Ron Washington and being able to DH coming back from knee surgery was a factor.
#21@Corey Brock: Agreed. But if they could have had just one of them, they could combined their Bradley money and their Fukudome money and given it to one of them. Maybe. It would have helped the team.
Wow, they actually won.
WTF??? The powder blue unis are incredibly popular, despite the questionable taste of certain homophobic commenters at Ducksnorts.
#24@Lance Richardson: Yeah, they are really popular across the country. Part of the whole throwback movement.
David Pinto at Baseball Musings finds something our Padres can be proud of: