The San Diego Padres have all of a sudden found themselves desperately fighting for their postseason life.
A similar feeling to that of last year after their unprecedented second-half slide is felt right now in San Diego.
The talent is certainly there for this team to turn it around.
Since those moves were made, however, they have yet to click and have found themselves slumping and trending in the wrong direction.
One Padres insider points out a potential problem with the team, citing that it isn’t the players on the roster, but rather the coaching staff and the front office.
The Padres roster is stacked. It’s the player development & assistant coaches. The mentality as a team. The Padres have the roster, as individual pieces, to compete for a title. It’s the execution & playing as a cohesive unit that has eluded the franchise for multiple years.
— Nick Lee (@NickLee51) September 16, 2022
Padres Failing As A Unit
There could be some truth to this.
Obviously, we don’t know the full scope of everything that has been going on in San Diego, and this could merely be speculation.
But he may not be too far off from the truth.
There are still a lot of issues with the Padres as a team.
Their roster is undeniably stacked from top to bottom.
They have the pieces in place to perform at the highest level and compete for a World Series title.
But there’s just that one little thing that has eluded them.
They certainly had the pieces last year, but that wasn’t enough to prevent the collapse.
Now, they could find themselves in the exact same position as a year ago, with the Milwaukee Brewers nipping at their heels for the final NL Wild Card spot.
There is cause for concern out in San Diego.
Things need to change quickly if they want to reach the postseason in 2022.