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Padres chairman Fowler expects better from team 6-1-16
Ownership 101: be quiet and speak with your checkbook. If there’s a problem with the front office or GM, then deal with it directly & decisively. Don’t vent through the media. Building a winning organization takes time, hard work, money & luck. Most owners are overgrown babies who are used to getting everything they want immediately.
The biggest historical detriment to the Padres winning, has been their ownership. Ron Fowler’s weakness seems to be his impatience & meddling. When an owner hires a new GM to a 5-year contract, that’s his guy. That means the owner must refrain from bitching and throwing regime personnel under the bus, just because he can’t stand losing. Since baseball is about losing, perhaps Ron Fowler is in the wrong business? It’s going to take a leader with vision (along with a generous & meddle-free owner) to ever get it done for the Padres and their fans.
James Shields’ ERA went from 3.06 to 4.28. One blow-up start can do that early. He’s been pretty solid mostly, but poorly supported. He’s a professional, and owned that he stunk the other day. Padres need OBP & SLG.
Padres homer four times to rout Mariners
Cano’s 16th homer isn’t enough in San Diego 6-1-16
Padres really caught a break with RHP Felix Hernandez going on the DL, as I was expecting to wake up to another Padres shutout loss. Right calf strain for King Felix, and fans hope he gets better soon. One of the best of this era– HOF no question.
Padres need support at the All-Star ballot box 6-1-16
Closer Fernando Rodney will be the Padres lone All-Star representative. I hope he closes out a win, getting the NL home-field advantage in the WS. Except for 2010-12 (and a tie in 2002), it’s been all AL in the mid-summer classic since 1997.
Padres watch 10-run lead disappear vs. M’s 6-2-16
When the Padres are bad, they’re really bad, as they keep finding unbelievable new ways to lose games. Frustrating & fascinating, all at the same time. Give the Mariners credit for not giving up. The best recent news for the Padres is that RHP Cesar Vargas won’t need Tommy John surgery. Press on, Padres!!
As a Padres fan, it hurts to come up short (yet) again, but what a run & great season guys. Amateur draft next week, Padres have 6 picks in the top 85. International draft begins July 2. That’s the organizational focus right now, and real Padres fans know it. Again, hats off to the Seattle Mariners on that comeback, but Padres fans have seen it before.