Found July 15, 2013 on Baseball Hot Corner:
Team: San Diego Padres Record: 42-54 (8.5 GB) Biggest Surprise of First Half: The whole month of June was a surprise for San Diego Padres fans. For the first time in over 2 years the team was above .500. Jedd Gyorko brought life to the team when he started his rookie year at the start of April. With 25 RBI’s and a .272 batting average, Gyorko brought some much needed offense to a struggling team. Biggest Disappointment of First Half: At the start of the All-Star Break, the Padres have lost the success they had in June. Part of that was due to Gyorko, Yasmani Grandal, Cameron Maybin, all joining the disabled list. The pitching and offense have also been a struggle for the team. Tom Garfinkel resigning as CEO/President doesn’t help matters either. Team MVP: Everth Cabrera: Everth Cabrera currently leads the Padres in batting average (.291), runs (43), and stolen bases (34). With a .984 Fielding Percentage, Cabrera has been equally impactful on defense as he is on offense. Prospect Rea...
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