We’ve been waiting a while to see a spark in the San Diego Padres, and I think the wait is over. The San Diego Padres, who haven’t made the playoffs since 2006 and only three times since 1998, finally have a team put together that can take them back there. Last season the Padres had the least amount of runs scored in the entire MLB and first year general manager A.J. Preller made sure to change that. During this offseason Preller went out and acquired good hitters such as Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Wil Myers, and Derek Norris. Then just before the start of spring training the Padres made a splash by improving their already superb pitching staff with acquiring James Shields from the Royals who were just in the World Series this past October. With the first week of the regular season coming to an end the Padres currently sit in 2nd place with a record of 4-3. Could this be the season that San Diego fans have something to cheer for in October other than the start of the Chargers season? I definitely think so.