The San Diego Padres where established in 1969 as one of four major league expansion teams. They are one of only two California-based teams that actually originated from California (the others were relocations). Through their history, they managed two World Series appearances in losing efforts and have five division titles. Their name is a reference to the Spanish Franciscan friars who founded San Diego in 1769.
Though their history has primarily been inconsequential, Padres’ fans fondly remember the few winning seasons they have and bettors likewise value their status as affordable underdog bets.
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San Diego Padres Standings
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San Diego Padres Record
The Padres had a very rough start as a franchise losing over 100 games in four of their first six season. They had their first winning season in 1978 and finally made the postseason in 1984, their 17th season as a franchise. They would make it all the way to the World Series but fell to the Detroit Tigers. They returned to the Fall Classic in 1998 but were swept by the Yankees. They made two more consecutive playoffs in 2005 and 2006 but have not been back ever since.
Life is hard for the San Diego Padres as a member of the NL West. They have been the whipping boys of division powers like the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants and have only finished in the top three 16 times their whole existence. They are in a constant battle with the Colorado Rockies to avoid the division’s basement. In 2015, they only won 46 percent of their division games and continued the trend of losing to both the Dodgers and Giants.
The Padres went for it in 2015 when they acquired a lot of high-priced star players but went nowhere. They shipped away some of those acquisitions in mind of their future but still have a pretty formidable lineup featuring the likes of Wil Myers, Matt Kemp and new guy, Alexei Ramirez. They have a platoon of decent but not overly flashy pitchers led by the big gamer himself, James Shields.
This team seems stuck in between rebuilding and contending. They don’t appear to have the necessary pieces to contend with the division powerhouses but they’re too good to hit rock bottom as well. They may be good enough to have a winning season but not good enough to fight for a wild card spot.