The San Diego Padres recently went on a spending spree. Did the succeed or fail? Time will tell as the offseason comes to an end in less than a month. Spring Training will see new players wearing Padres blue (and often camouflage). Jared Londry will give us his opinion thus far on the Padres off season of 2015.
2014 was a rough year for the Pads. Before that there were many rough years as well. This tells us two things.
1. Nothing good has happened in a few years.
The Padres finished above .500 1 time since 2007. That means they’ve been miserable to watch. Whether you’re sitting in the stands or sitting on the couch, about the 7th inning you’ve had enough. By comparison, the SF Giants have won 3 World Series’ since that time. That’s definitely cherry picking, but proves the Padres needed change.
I don’t care if Matt Kemp regains his form or not, at least the Padres are out on a limb trying to get better and engage the fan base that has become apathetic. Brand name superstars (as Kemp once was) sell jerseys and fill seats.
Whether they finish above .500 or not won’t matter to me, what matters is that San Diego is relevant again!
Jared Londry is in commercial real estate. Contact him for more information on his LinkedIn Profile.