Previous: . San Diego Padres. 10. team. 127. Of all the teams in the game, the Padres easily won the offseason, if for no other reason that watching A.J. Preller buying like a kid with his allowance in a toy store. Whether it was with hypnosis or not, Preller somehow managed to get the Padres ownership to open up their wallets and in the process added Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Wil Myers, Will Middlebrooks, Derek Norris, and topped it all off with James Shields. Talk about injection of talent.
<p>Of course, all that talent has to co-exist and manage to play together. In particular, the outfield of Upton, Kemp, and Myers leaves much to be desired defensively in spacious Petco Park. Can they manage to mash and play defense behind pitchers that pitch to contact? If so, they can turn around quickly in San Diego. If not, it could be the loudest face palm of all-time.</p>.