The San Diego Padres had no shortage of hype surrounding them heading into 2023, especially after knocking off the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2022 playoffs and just falling short of a World Series appearance. But, this season has been a completely different story, despite a ridiculously talented roster that now has Xander Bogaerts as well.

With a brutal 37-41 record, it appears frustration is boiling over in the clubhouse. Via Dan Clark:

“Tension in the Padres clubhouse is rumored to be at breaking point, with finger-pointing, strategy disagreement, and accusations of laziness and poor preparation from certain high-profile players all common. A real lack of team cohesion. Many fear the once hyped season is doomed.”