GM A.J. Preller put his stamp on the franchise, trading for Matt Kemp, Justin Upton and Wil Myers, and signing James Shields in an unprecedented flurry of offseason moves. But do the Padres have enough to compete with the Dodgers and Giants in the West?
Will the Dodgers call up Joc Pederson when rosters expand in September? How about the Phillies - will they give Maikel Franco the call? Jan Levine gives you an early look at both in this week's article.
With the Saturday pitching options looking rather shaky, it makes sense to go with a proven stud like Max Scherzer, who can perhaps be paired with either Chicago’s Jeff Samardzija or a bargain-bin hurler.