The Padres Are Happy?
It was a particularly slow day at the office and I was perusing Twitter and I happen to come across this tweet by Tom Krasovic (@UTkrasovic):
I made some remark showing my displeasure with regards to the team and then continue on with my work day. Push the fast forward button on the day to last night’s game (Friday April 12). I talked myself into going to the game, and I watched the Padres pitching give up leads to the total of 7 runs and fall to a dismal 2-8 start on the season.
I then remembered Krasovic’s tweet following the loss and started thinking, are the Padres really happy about the job that Josh Byrnes has done? Let’s review his tenure so far.
- Traded the Padres ace of the rotation for: A pitcher that can’t throw strikes, a catcher that got put on time out by MLB, a first baseman that may finally be developing power, and a reliever currently in AAA.
- Traded a Padres top prospect Anthony Rizzo for a hard throwing reliever/starter who also has a trouble finding the strike zone.
- Extended Huston Street, a good pitcher (in a save situation) and closer that’s on a team that has won less than 80 games the last two seasons. Oh, and he’s made of glass.
- Extended Carlos Quentin, a power hitter, yes, but has a knee that is about ready to give way to a 60-day DL trip.
- Standing pat this past off-season when it was clear as day the Padres needed starting pitching help.
- Not really handling Chase Headley very well by either extending or trading him when it mattered most. We, here, at The Friarhood have explained either extend or trade Chase Headley.
Despite all this, the Padres appear to be happy. Two and eight record doesn’t make me happy, though.