San Diego Padres: mlb FUTURES & BETTING ODDS
SAN DIEGO PADRES 2021 OUTLOOK
There's no doubt about it: the Padres are going for it. After finishing 37-23 last season with a tremendous offense and emerging, young rotation, the Padres went and added two Cy Young winners to the rotation. Yu Darvish was acquired in a trade with the Cubs, and Blake Snell was brought from a trade with Tampa Bay. Those two, along with Dinelson Lamet, give San Diego a top-of-the-rotation that can match the Dodgers.
Jayce Tingler enters his second season as manager. He wasn't a well-known name coming in but certainly was successful in his first season, bringing San Diego back to the postseason for the first time since 2006.
2021 Featured Players
Lamet had a 2.09 ERA last season. He, Darvish, and Snell could easily each win 15 games and strike out 200 batters. Mark Melancon and Drew Pomeranz will figure to each be in the mix for saves, as their veteran presence should help in key games with the Dodgers.
Eric Hosmer and Wil Myers began the offensive rebuilding effort, and now they're supported by major superstars like Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. Austin Nola is developing well behind the plate, and keep an eye on Trent Grisham, who could be a 20-home run/20-stolen base candidate.
Bet on the San Diego Padres! San Diego Padres Odds for 2021
While the Padres could be hampered by the Dodgers and realistically win 95 games but have to settle for a wild card and a one-game play-in situation to reach the divisional round, San Diego is still a favorite among oddsmakers. The San Diego Padres odds to win the World Series stand at 9/1, which is tied with the Chicago White Sox and only behind the Dodgers and Yankees. A bet on the San Diego Padres to win the National League will pay out at +500, and they are the second favorite team only under LA to win the pennant. The San Diego Padres odds to win the NL West over the Dodgers stand at +250.
San Diego Padres Logo, Uniform & Stadium History
The Padres have been in existence since 1969 and are 0-2 in World Series. They are also the only team to have never thrown a no hitter, but that might change this season with Snell, Darvish, and Lamet. The two World Series losses came to Detroit and the Yankees in 1984 and '98 respectively. Stars on the early winning Padres teams included Steve Garvey, Dave Winfield, Benito Santiago, and Tony Gwynn, one of the best hitters of all-time. San Diego was again strong in the mid-2000s with pitcher Jake Peavy, closer Trevor Hoffman, and sluggers Adrian Gonzalez, Brian Giles, and Phil Nevin, making the playoffs in 2004 and '06, but they have yet to be back since.
The Padres play at Petco Park in San Diego's Gaslamp District, which is one of the best neighborhood stadium settings in all of the Major Leagues.
Prior to the 2020 season, the Padres changed their colors back to the brown and yellow that they had until the mid-1990s, when they switched to white and navy blue. The new (old) caps are brown and feature a yellow interlocking SD on the front. The home uniforms are pinstriped with "PADRES" across the chest in brown and yellow trim. The road jerseys are not the standard all-gray. A brown top goes with gray pants, and "SAN DIEGO" is written across the chest in brown and outlined in white. An alternate road jersey features gray pinstripes, and there are also two alternate home jerseys that feature different styles of camouflage tops.
2020 Record: 37-23, Second Place in National League West (Lost NLDS to LA Dodgers)