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The San Diego Padres were left for dead in late July, but since the All-Star break, this team has shown that they could be a definite factor next season. There is finally a hint of promise in San Diego and it's not because the San Diego Chargers are about to kick off their 2009 season tonight against Oakland. The San Diego Padres have been playing as good of baseball as fans have seen in the last few years. They're showing power, the offense is scoring runs, and the pitching has been superb. Although, Heath Bell blowing two straight saves in as many chances has to be a little concerning to the San Diego brass. There's definite leadership in the Padres' clubhouse with guys like Adrian Gonzalez and David Eckstein. Young core players like Will Venable and Everth Cabrera are showing signs of b ...

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