Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Updated: March 27, 3:35 AM ET
Fan preview: Padres
More than 3,200 people who have registered with ESPN.com indicate they are Padres fans. Below are some of their predictions and thoughts about the upcoming season.
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I can see the Padres and Rockies battling it out all 162 games, like last season. This time, you can throw the Dodgers into the mix here, as a new manager can mean 5-10 extra wins a year.
Yes San Diego, you can pitch. But you have to score some runs too, and barring a blockbuster trade, no help is coming.
How deep will they go in the playoffs?
Win NL wild card: armstead98_1998, tcab2880, schierbaum20, bbbrett81, jdeboever
Win NL West: Hugh k., A1CPTJack, svd11
From the message boards
Headley most likely to AAA to start season -- started by chris_92020
I'm fine with it. I hope Chase uses this opportunity to hone his skills in LF. Particularly throwing from different places and angles, and situations, too (i.e. men on base with varying number of outs).
If Headley heads to AAA, there's a reason for it. It's not arbitrary. They want him there for a reason. And whatever the reason, it's a decision that will be made in Chase's and the Padres' best interests for the long term.
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