3 biggest questions for San Diego Padres during spring training

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3 biggest questions for San Diego Padres during spring training

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With spring training getting underway we look at the three biggest questions for the San Diego Padres that need answering before Opening Day.

It’s hard to believe it’s already that time of year again, but pitchers and catchers have already reported to spring training for the San Diego Padres and before long we’ll see them actually playing games.

This is the most exciting time of the year for a baseball fan, and this should be a particularly exciting season for San Diego Padres fans.

For the first time in a while there is real optimism (by most) going into the season that this team has a chance at a winning season and perhaps the playoffs.

There are still a lot of things that have to go right for this team to have it’s first winning season since 2010, but the pieces are in place for that to happen and the future looks as bright as ever.

With a young superstar in Fernando Tatis Jr. and a veteran superstar in Manny Machado anchoring the lineup, I expect to see a more dynamic offense in 2020.

And with an established top of the rotation starter in Chris Paddack, and perhaps a future ace in MacKenzie Gore coming up soon, the starting rotation should be fun to watch this season as well.

But as I alluded to, there are still several big question marks for this team as we enter spring training that could determine just how farm the Padres go in 2020.

While the Padres do go into the season with perhaps the best and deepest bullpen in baseball, the last few spots is something that will need answering.

And while it seems like the catching situation is settled with Francisco Mejia and Austin Hedges, we need to see each of them take steps forward — Mejia defensively and Hedges offensively.

There is also the question of where Wil Myers will play. At this point he’s on the roster and will play, it’s just a matter of where. It will be interesting to see where Jayce Tingler puts Myers in the field throughout spring training and whether or not he’s a starter or a bench player.

But beyond those questions, here are the three biggest questions we’ll be monitoring throughout spring training.

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