Found September 15, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
This is the tenth edition of Hope for the Hopeless, where we will take a look at the first ten fourteen teams in the league eliminated from playoff contention, and examine what their fans can be optimistic about after a disappointing 2013 season. Next up: the San Diego Padres. On June 21st, the Padres were 38-36, 2.5 games behind the Diamondbacks for first place in the NL West. Since then, the team is 29-44. Their Opening Day starter is a Dodger. Their game two starter had shoulder surgery and hasn't pitched since June. Their game four starter had Tommy John surgery and hasn't pitched since July. No less than four of their Opening Day position players are either injured, suspended, or no longer with the club. But aside from all that, everything is great in San Diego! I kid, I kid. But honestly, 2013 has been a disaster for the Padres. Chase Headley's numbers have fallen like a rock across the board after an MVP caliber 2012. Everth Cabrera's breakout year was...
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