We are roughly 10 days from Opening Day and position battles are on the line for the start of the 2018 season.
In this podcast we discuss each battle for the team.
The second base job is up for grabs, as is the third base job. Then there is the crowded outfield situation. There is no clear answer there. It is getting down to crunch time, though, and something has to give.
Depth is a great thing, and the Padres certainly have that. Carlos Asuaje and Cory Spangenberg have matched each other this spring. Andy Green must make a choice and there is no right answer at this point. Both men are looking like they have prepared themselves well for the upcoming season.
In the outfield, there are many potential suspects to play left field. That is, if Wil Myers is in right. Jose Pirela must play somewhere, but where will the Dominican right-handed hitter play? Then there are Franchy Cordero, Hunter Renfroe, Travis Jankowski, and Matt Szczur that are all vying for playing time.
The 25-man roster will be difficult to construct as the team will need to drop some players from the 40-man. We speculate on some of the moves that need to be made by the Padres. Jordan Lyles will not want to listen to this podcast.
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