A month ago, the Padres were looking to add on and were considered to be contenders in the NL West. Injuries and reality finally took their toll, and a 3-16 record turned the Padres into admitted sellers. It’s been a strange month in Padres land, where things have been turned on their head and one man has done as close to nothing as possible. It feels just about right, because it’s been a bizarre month for me, personally. Let’s talk about it.
Your move, Ron Fowler.
12 days ago, Tom Garfinkel resigned as CEO of the Padres. The Padres went radio silent and we were left to ourselves to figure out what happened. Did he find a better opportunity? Was he jumping from a sinking ship? Did he fall out of love with breakfast? Was he defeated in a staff “Loser Leaves Town” wrestling match?
Turns out, he was asked to leave. Ron Fowler cited differences in opinion on how the team should be run, whatever that means. Fine. You ever hear the phrase “you never get a second chance to make a first im...