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    San Diego Padres Franchise Information

    Have a read on below at some quick stats and facts on the San Diego Padres to get you started: 

    Established:1969
    Stadium:Petco Park
    Colors:Brown, gold & white 
    Hall of Famers:Tony Gwynn & Trevor Hoffman
    Hall of Fame General Managers: None
    Rivals:Los Angeles Dodgers & San Francisco Giants
    Legends:Tony Gwynn, Trevor Hoffman, Dave Winfield, Benito Santiago, Steve Finley, Fred McGriff, Jake Peavy, Randy Jones, Ken Caminiti, Garry Templeton, Ozzie Smith & Goose Gossage 
    Retired Numbers:6: 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 & 51
    League: National League
    Division:West Division 
    World Series Championships: 0

    San Diego Padres History

    The San Diego Padres have never quite been able to implement themselves as a true championship team in Major League Baseball since they came into the competition in 1969.  They have always fallen at the final hurdle despite winning two National League pennants in 1984 and 1998. 

    While they haven’t been able to call themselves champions of baseball, the Padres were a slow burner before they could at least call themselves a competitive team. In their first six years they finished bottom of the National League West and within those six years they lost 100 games four times (in their first season they lost 110 games). 

    The rout continued for a further nine years, but there were some shining lights in a pretty dismal first decade. The Padres saw the emergence of Butch Metzger who the Padres signed from the San Francesco Giants and claimed the Rookie of the Year award in 1976, as well as pitcher Randy Jones who claimed the Cy Young Award in the same year. 

    Two years later another star emerged for the Padres as pitcher Gaylord Perry became the second Padres player to win the Cy Young Award in 1978. Despite the individual accolades the Padres still suffered losing seasons.

    After finishing in fourth place in two consecutive seasons, the Padres as a team finally had something to celebrate as they had their first winning season, topping the National League West Division with 92 wins in 1984. 

    With the Padres finishing in first place, it meant they progressed to their maiden postseason as they met the Chicago Cubs in the National League Championship Series (NLCS). The NLCS was a close contest and the Cubs won the opening two games before the Padres responded by winning the next three to win the series 3-2, to hand them their first National League pennant as they advanced to their maiden World Series berth. 

    The 1984 World Series though, was one to forget as they lost to the Detroit Tigers, but they did win one game (and their only win in the World Series) in the series losing 4-1. The Padres soon entered another 11 years of pain before ending their postseason drought in 1996. Throughout that time the highest the Padres finished was in second place in 1989. 

    It wasn’t all doom and gloom though as some individual performances from Benito Santiago who claimed the Rookie of the Year in 1987 and Mick Davies in 1989 who received the Cy Young award were enough reasons to keep the faith. 

    The nightmare ended in 1996 when the Padres topped the National League West for the second time in franchise history when they won 91 games, handing them another shot at the postseason. 

    The Padres couldn’t advance past the first round of their postseason showing and their first since 1984, as they fell to the St Louis Cardinals in the National League Division Series (NLDS). 

    They didn’t need to worry though as they returned two years later in 1998 this time advancing to the World Series after defeating the Houston Astros in the NLDS, and the Atlanta Braves in the NLCS. They made it to their second World Series where they faced the New York Yankees, but were left empty handed as they went out in straight sets losing the series 4-0. 

    Since their 1998 World Series defeat the Padres only managed to top the National League West Division two more times which occurred in back-to-back seasons in 2005 and 2006 as they won 82 games (in the 2005 season) and 88 games (in the 2006 season). 

    It meant they earned back-to-back postseason appearances but on both occasions they fell to the St Louis Cardinals in the NLDS and from there they entered another drought without seeing any postseason action until the 2020 season. 

    While the 2020 MLB season was shortened due to the COVID-19 pandemic which saw the league play 60 games instead of the normal 162 game season, it saw the Padres end a 14-year hiatus without any postseason action. 

    The Padres ended the regular season with 37 wins as they finished in second place in the National League West Division which gave them a shot at the Wildcard round, where they defeated the St Louis Cardinals 2-1. They advanced to the NLDS but faced a tough competitor when they met the Los Angeles Dodgers who dismantled them 3-0.

    In the 2021 season, the Padres struggled in the highly competitive NL West, coming in third with a season record of 79-83. The Padres finished 28 games behind the Giants, who were in first place in the NL West.

    The San Diego Padres finished the 2022 Major League Baseball season with an 89-73 record, which put them in second place in the National League West Division. They did qualify for the playoffs in 2022. The Padres made it all the way to the National League Championship Series after defeating the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers in the playoffs.

    Expert 2023 Picks & Preview on San Diego Padres

    Our experts will provide an analysis on the Padres’ chances closer to the start of the 2023 season. In the meantime, you can check out our thoughts on the team before the 2022 season started:

    If you are a fan of the San Diego Padres, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2022 season. Do the San Diego Padres have the star power to make it all the way to the World Series in 2022?

    The Padres have all the potential in the world, and should bounce back after a late season collapse caused them to miss the playoffs last season. They are certainly one of the favorites to win a title this season.

    Preview on the San Diego Padres’ Manager: Bob Melvin

    Coming into his 19th season as a Major League Baseball manager, Bob Melvin currently has a 1346-1272 regular season win-loss record in charge of the Seattle Mariners, Arizona Diamondbacks and Oakland Athletics and will now start a new job with the Padres.

    After serving as a manager of the Seattle Mariners between 2003-04 and the Arizona Diamondbacks between 2004-2009. Bob Melvin was announced as the manager of the Oakland A’s in 2011.

    During his 10 seasons with the A’s, Melvin has led Oakland to six trips to the postseason and three division titles. The team owns a 7-13 postseason record under Melvin.

    On an individual level, Melvin has been named the Manager of the year on three occasions, two of which have been with the A’s following the teams 94-68 regular season record in 2012 and their 97-64 record in 2018.

    Bob Melvin is now with the San Diego Padres after a long tenure with the Oakland Athletics. The Padres will be the fourth big league team Melvin has managed in his nearly two decades long career.

    Preview on the San Diego Padres’ Key Player: Fernando Tatis Jr.

    Coming into just his fourth season in MLB, Fernando Tatis Jr is one of the most exciting offensive players in the league and will be the key to the Padres success in 2022.

    Following a rookie campaign that saw him finish third in the NL Rookie of the Year voting, with a .317 batting average to go along with 22 home runs, 61 runs, and 106 hits over 84 games, Tatis Jr was ready for a breakout 2020 season.

    Although the season was shortened to 60 games, Tatis Jr batted at .277 with 50 runs (second in the league), 17 home runs (second in the league), 42 RBI (fourth in the league), and 11 stolen bases (fourth in the league) in 224 at bats.

    He was subsequently named on the All-MLB first team and the recipient of the Silver Slugger award. At just 22 year of age, Tatis signed a 14-year, $340 million contract extension with the Padres prior to the 2021 season, at the time the third-richest in MLB history.

    Tatis is going to have a massive 2022, and could even win the National League Most Valuable Player award. He has a real possibility to lead the league in homeruns as well. 

    Preview on the San Diego Padres’ Next Best: Yu Darvish

    When you have an ace pitcher that is as good as Yu Darvish, they are always going to be one of the top two assets on your roster.

    After finishing his career in Japan in 2011, Darvish pitched for the Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago between 2012-2020 before signing with the Padres in 2021.

    In that time, Darvish was named a four time MLB All Star, member of the All-MLB first team NL wins leader and AL strikeouts leader.

    In the COVID-19 pandemic shortened 2020 season, Darvish finished the year with an 8-3 record (most wins in NL) and a 2.01 ERA (second best in NL) for the Chicago Cubs.

    Although he was coming off a season that saw him named to the All-MLB First team, the Cubs traded Darvish to the Padres.

    Coming into his second season as a member of the Padres, Darvish is still one of the most elite pitchers in the Major Leagues. He is likely going to have another huge season as he looks to help get San Diego into the World Series.

    San Diego Padres Betting & Odds Preview 2023

    The 2022 season is over and we take a look back at the San Diego Padres betting history for the most recent season. We will provide more information in relation to the new 2023 season once information becomes available. In the meantime, have a look at the betting and odds information for the Padres before the start of the previous season:

    The San Diego Padres were given +320 odds to win the 2022 National League West division this season. Their odds to win the National League Pennant were +700 prior to the season starting. 

    While their odds to take home the Commissioner’s Trophy and win the World Series were set at +1500. Their total over/under for victories this season is set at 88.5, With odds of (-105) for the over and (-115) for the under. Last season they managed to finish the season with a record of 79-83.

    Their odds to win their division are the 2nd highest odds in the division. While their odds to win the National League pennant are the 5th highest. They rank 10th in total odds among the entire league to win the World Series this season.

    San Diego Padres FAQ

    Still got some burning questions about the San Diego Padres? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully, you will find the answer you are looking for below! 

    Where do the San Diego Padres play?  

    The San Diego Padres play at Petco Park.

    Who owns the San Diego Padres? 

    Peter Seidler owns the San Diego Padres. 

    Have the San Diego Padres won an MLB World Series?

    The San Diego Padres have never won a World Series. 

    Who is the San Diego Padres general manager?

    A.J. Preller is the general manager of the San Diego Padres.

    Do the San Diego Padres play tonight?

    Are you wondering if the San Diego Padres are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about the upcoming San Diego Padres games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.

    What is the San Diego Padres record?

    The San Diego Padres ended the 2022 season with a 89-73 win loss ratio. 

    Did the San Diego Padres win last night?

    Fans of the San Diego Padres fans are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.

    How much are the San Diego Padres worth?

    According to Forbes Magazine, the San Diego Padres are worth $1.575 billion. 

    Who do the San Diego Padres play tonight?

    Like a lot of things in the MLB, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the San Diego Padres play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.

    How to watch the San Diego Padres games?

    You can watch San Diego Padres games on Fox Sports San Diego.

    Will the San Diego Padres make the playoffs this year?

    The San Diego Padres did make the postseason in the 2022 season after finishing the regular season with a 89-73 win-loss record. 

    When do the San Diego Padres play?

    San Diego Padres fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here at SportsTips, we list all the information you need like the time of the first pitch, location of the game, and the all-important MLB odds.

    Where did the San Diego Padres finish the season?

    The San Diego Padres finished the 2022 regular season in second place in the National League West. 

    How many games did the San Diego Padres Win?

    The San Diego Padres finished the regular 2022 season with 89 wins.