Can the Padres Turn It Around in 2009?

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Can the Padres Turn It Around in 2009?
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All Star Adrian Gonzalez represents the San Diego Padres' best chance for a turnaround, and A.G. is looking to lead the Friars back to the playoffs in 2009.

Gonzo has his work cut out for him, as the Padres are in the middle of a complete makeover from last year. Gonzalez had very little protection in the batting order, and Adrian still ripped the ball at a .279 clip in 2008, with 36 home runs and 118 RBI's.

Recently, I predicted a 40 win season for the Pads, but here, I will detail exactly what San Diego needs to do on the field in order to avoid that fate.
As the National League West remains probably the worst division in the Majors as we enter 2009, anything is possible.

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