Perhaps no team had as much significant turnover this offseason than the San Diego Padres.  Considering they won 90 games and missed the playoffs last year, “significant turnover” is not what you’d like to see.

Biggest Additions: Orlando Hudson, Jason Bartlett, Cameron Maybin, Aaron Harang, Brad Hawpe, Jorge Cantu, Chad Qualls, Dustin Moseley

Biggest Subtractions: Adrian Gonzalez, Jon Garland, David Eckstein, Yorvit Torrealba, Ryan Webb, Edward Mujica, Miguel Tejada, Matt Stairs, Chris Young

Offseason Review: It’s hard to be positive about an offseason that saw your team lose it’s best player.  That’s how Padres fans have to be feeling after seeing Adrian Gonzalez being traded to Boston.  Some of the additions are nice players, but they seem like bit players, not stars.  At lot is going to have to go right for these additions to pan out.  Will it?

Season Preview: Well, to answer that last question, “No.”  I think that the Padres we see this year are going to be the Padres that everybody expected to see last year.  Sorry, folks, but a Cantu/Hawpe combo isn’t going to make you forget about Gonzalez.  I just don’t see a whole lot to be excited about in southern California this season, but… at least the weather’s going to be nice.

Final Record: 72-90, 4th in the NL Central