Oh what a long strange ride it has been. The off-season we watched the Padres drain their farm system and make a big run for the World Series.
And the Rox were signing Kyle Kendrick.
Now 7 months after Spring Training opened and the various clubs arrived in Arizona and Florida we arrive at….
September 18th and…the Padres have 8 more wins…and the Rox have the 3rd ranked farm system.
So as we see the Rox finish the season and the race is on…for the 3rd worst record in baseball.
Currently the Braves are the stinkiest of all teams with just 56 wins
The Phils are almost as smelly at just 57 wins
And you have the Rox and Reds for the 3rd worst at 61 wins….
So can the Rox managed to win 2 more wins to avoid losing 100 games, and then battle to try and get at least the 3rd overall pick. Maybe….another Jonathan Grey is going to drop into their laps.
So as we see things wind down just imagine an outfield with David Dahl leading off and playing gold glove centerfield, his corner mate Ramiel Tapia working on his 20 game hit streak, and the rotation of Grey, Hoffman and Freeland welcoming a the Padres in, struggling with their budget and their empty payroll 15 games behind the Rox as the Rox battle with the Dodgers for 1st place.
Hey…without hope why bother?
And who knows, maybe Chad Bettis with be in the #4 spot?