The offense is fine. Callaspo is hitting like he did last year, but so are Aybar and Kendrick. We're scoring at least 5 runs almost everyday.
The problem is the pitching. We have no starting depth if guys go down (Williams is out, and Haren may follow him soon). Personally, I like our bullpen right now, but one more reliable arm can't hurt. Particularly for the postseason (if we make it).
Williams is on rehab and should be fine so pitching depth won't be a problem the problem is aside from from Weaver and Wilson our other pitchers are not pitching to their capabilities. Haren and Santana in particular are better than they have shown this season.
Santanana has shown signs he is ready to turn it around Haren is becoming a concern as the bad starts are starting to add up. Richards aside from his last bad start in Toronto has pitched better than our 3-5 guys so when Williams comes back this presents the depth problem that your concerned about.
I can see DiPoto making calls today to acquire a starter...Haren's prob is not going away with a 15-day DL...a lot more than that, IMO.
I like Padres' LHP Cory Luebke...do not know his status but if he's healthy he is worth a call, IMO.
Yeah, Luebke has some good numbers--even away from Petco. He's even done well in Colorado.
Good to see Amarista is starting to do well in San Diego. Good for him and the Padres.
I wouldn't go so far as to say that. I think it's been a great deal for the Angels and the Padres.
Of course, we know how good Frieri is doing, but Amarista is up to 4 HR, 16 RBI and a .290 Batting Average. And Donn Roach moved up to AA with 9 IP of 0.00 ERA, after 8 games at A+ with a 1.74 ERA.
Love it when trades help both teams.