What awaits the San Diego Padres, who failed to advance to the postseason, is ‘poignant self-reflection’.
Padres owner Peter Seidler said in a statement on the 3rd (Korean time), “We fully support the current team management and have asked them to conduct a thorough evaluation of our club organization.”
He added: “We will make the changes we need to make to deliver the performance our special fans deserve in 2024.”
San Diego, which advanced to the 2022 season championship series, formed an ultra-luxurious team with a total annual salary of approximately $250 million in 2023, but failed to advance to the postseason with only 82 wins and 80 losses.
Although there was a belated rise and the possibility of advancing to the postseason remained until the end of the season, overall it was a disappointing year.
They scored 752 points and conceded 648 goals, recording a goal difference of +104, but it was disappointing that they only managed 2 wins and 12 losses in overtime and 9 wins and 23 losses in games with a one-point margin.
Seidler left a message saying he would show a different side next season, saying, “The Padres will learn from this season and come back with the pieces in place to compete for San Diego’s first World Series win in the 2024 season.”토토사이트
There was no special comment on the future actions of general manager AJ Preller and manager Bob Melvin, who were constantly rumored to be at odds, other than saying, “I fully support them.”
It seems that we will have to wait a little longer to find out whether the ‘necessary change’ is to replace all or some of them.
If something needs to change for the Padres, this offseason could be a good turning point.
San Diego has starters Blake Snell and Josh Hader leaving in free agency, and Nick Martinez, Michael Waka and Seth Lugo have player options. Waka and Lugo, who succeeded in rebounding this season, are likely to decline their player option and go to the market.
Juan Soto is entering his final year of salary arbitration. He earned $23 million in salary this season, and his salary could potentially increase to $30 million in 2024. This is why trade rumors continue to emerge.
Attention is focused on what changes San Diego will make after a disappointing year this season.