Originally posted on Padres Public  |  Last updated 8/7/13
When yesterday’s game against the Orioles began the Padres had a very nice, clean, and even 50 games remaining on their schedule. Such symmetry, coupled with the simultaneous loss of shortstop and lead-off man Everth Cabrera, prompted me to ask the following question: There are 50 games left in the @Padres' season. I say 18-32. What say you? — Avenging Jack Murphy (@AvengingJM) August 7, 2013 I know that’s a horribly dire prediction but let’s examine some simple truths . . . The Padres have a gaping hole at shortstop. I think Nate of the Vocal Minority pointed out last night that the Padres will be fielding 3 third basemen in the infield for a good part of the next 50 games. Yikes! The Padres have a gaping hole at the top of the batting order. One of the best improvements to Everth Cabrera’s game this year was the ability to work a pitcher and earn a walk. With Cabby gone the OBP of prospective lead-off men plummets. And let’s be honest – Will Venable will be doing the majority of...
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