The 2013 San Diego Padres have had their moments here and there but in the end it just isn’t going to happen for them this season. That has not stopped them from making a few moves however. Ian Kennedy was a good addition at starting pitcher and recently they picked up Ronny Cedeno who can help out in a few ways as well. I’m sure the team would say that they aren’t giving up on this season yet but the people in the office are probably eyeing next season over what they might be able to do this season.
There is nothing wrong with that of course. In fact I like the idea of a struggling team stocking up on a few decent free agents and traded players in order to bolster themselves for the following season. It is always an option to thicken the roster for the Winter Meetings as well but I think these two roster moves can help out next year.
This year just wasn’t it for the Padres. They had a chance here and there but when it all comes down to the end the Los Angeles Dodgers are simply running away with it. At this point even the second place team in the National League West can only hope and pray for an outside chance at the second wildcard spot. That said, there is no shame in stocking the roster for next season while they can. I think the Padres have made good moves and they’ll be ready for next year.