Kiss 'Em Goodbye: San Diego Padres

No one expected them to run as long as they did, but what does 2011 hold?

Originally Published: October 5, 2010
ESPN Insider
Getty ImagesAdrian Gonzalez had an MVP-type season for the Padres, but it all came to an end this past weekend.

Kiss 'Em Goodbye is a series focusing on MLB teams as their postseason dreams fade -- whether in September (or before), the League Division Series, League Championship Series or World Series. It combines a broad overview of this season from Buster Olney, a take from Baseball Prospectus, a look toward a potential 2011 move courtesy of Rumor Central and Kevin Goldstein's farm system overview. You can find all the teams on one page by going here.

Now, it's time to kiss the San Diego Padres -- the last team to be eliminated from playoff contention -- goodbye.


For the full breakdown of the Padres' future from all angles -- Olney's take, BP's take, Rumor Central's ideas and buzz, and the farm system -- you need to be an ESPN Insider.