Originally posted on Padres Public  |  Last updated 7/15/13
Two weeks ago I wrote a piece about possible targets for the Padres at the trade deadline. The Padres were looking to buy, and I was looking for ways they could spend. At the time, the Padres were 40-42. They’d lost two in a row and things hadn’t been great for a week or so, but hey, no big deal. At the end of the post, I decided to throw in a small caveat: “Of course, all this could be moot by the All-Star Break. If they play poorly the next two weeks, they could potentially go from buyers to sellers. If they’re going to buy, maybe they shouldn’t wait that long to make their moves.” I had no idea. Obviously, if you’re a Padres fan reading this I don’t need to tell you about the past two weeks. In 16 days the Padres went from 40-40 and in 2nd place in the division to 42-54 and last place, now 8.5 games back from first place. They lost 10 in a row, then after breaking that streak, played even worse. They lost 4 straight by a total run differential of -22. The worst of it, and whethe...
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