Kiss 'Em Goodbye: San Diego Padres

There is some young talent in Gaslamp, so 2010 might be above .500

Originally Published: September 27, 2009
By Buster Olney, Baseball Prospectus and Insider staff | ESPN Insider

Insider's series on MLB teams that are out of the playoff race continues with the San Diego Padres, who are currently 21.5 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West.

Baseball Prospectus' preseason PECOTA projection: 71-91, fourth place
Current record: 72-84, fourth place

Some of the young pitching does seem promising -- so, hope, anyone? Bueller? Bueller? Frye?

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