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Kiss 'Em Goodbye: San Diego Padres

Insider's series on MLB teams that are out of the playoff race continues with the San Diego Padres, who are currently 21.5 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West.

Baseball Prospectus' preseason PECOTA projection: 71-91, fourth place
Current record: 72-84, fourth place

Some of the young pitching does seem promising -- so, hope, anyone? Bueller? Bueller? Frye?

To read Buster Olney's take on what went wrong for the Padres and what's next, plus items from the rumor mill, number-crunching analysis from Baseball Prospectus, a draft recap and whom to watch in spring training, you must be an ESPN Insider. Insider