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Kiss 'Em Goodbye: Padres

With minimal payroll flexibility, the Padres need young players to improve quickly

Originally Published: September 10, 2011
By Baseball Prospectus, Jim Bowden and Dan Szymborski | ESPN Insider
Cameron Maybin Thearon W. Henderson/Getty ImagesCameron Maybin has shown the potential to be an impact player for the Padres.

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 from Baseball Prospectus, a front-office take from former MLB GM Jim Bowden, a best- and worst-case scenario ZiPS projection for 2012 from Dan Szymborski and Kevin Goldstein's farm system overview.

Today we look at the San Diego Padres. It's time to kiss 'em goodbye.


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