The Padres are 20-33 and sit in last place in the NL West. They’re not just losing, though. They’re losing particularly ugly, getting blown out. Their offense is third to last in the NL and their pitching is the fifth worst in the league. On top of it all, they aren’t really in a great rebuilding posture right now, as they still have a lot of older big-name players on the roster and the payroll.
So, Ron Fowler. You own the team. What do you think of all of this? What? You told Ken Rosenthal of Fox exactly what you think of all of this? That’s grand!
“It’s been embarrassing. I don’t know how else to put it,” Fowler said. “Our performance on the road trip, 1-7, was pathetic.”
He went on to call the team a “miserable failure” and “an embarrassment.” He went on to say that he was happy with manager Andy Green and praised GM A.J. Preller for building the player development side, but noted that the big signings and trades the team made haven’t panned out.
I guess if no one is having the finger pointed at them too sharply such comments can be viewed as a passionate owner blowing off steam. But when owners blow off steam, people often get canned. Not sure working for the Padres would be a very fun thing right now.