I’m not even sure if I’m doing this right, but if the Padres players who have participated in even one game this year all achieved their career averages from top to bottom (I know this is simpleminded), they would score 1018 runs and allow 1175 runs. That’s not even taking into account veteran players on the downslide—-Greg Maddux, Jim Edmonds, Trevor Hoffman, Randy Wolf—-and young players who will probably eventually be good producers—-Kevin Kouzmanoff. Even without accounting for those factors and a great leap of faith, the Padres record under the Pygmalion Win Theorem with those runs scored and runs allowed numbers would be around (by my Cro-Magnon sabermetric calculations) around 68-94, give or take. For a team that takes such pride in their sabermetric calculations and is considered smart in maximizing their dollars, is their struggle such a shock? Did they even try to account for the worst case scenario? It doesn’t look like it.