The San Diego Padres have literally already set the alarms on this final stretch of the regular season, as they are falling away from the second place of the wild card of the National League and after the altercation in the dugout that happened Saturday between Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado, within the team apparently they have already lit the red alert. However, this incident only appears to be the tip of the iceberg. of problems that have been brewing for a long time.
According to information from Kevin Acee from The San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper, several veterans within the Padres are ‘upset’ with Fernando Tatis Jr. and the bad behavior he has had in recent weeks, which coincides with the bad streak that has had the team that has them on the verge of elimination and that has almost everyone, including managers, coaches and players extremely frustrated.
Acee adds that a lot of this has to do with the lack of strong leadership in the clubhouse, as there is an impression that manager Jayce Tingler does not have enough strength to command the ship and there is a power vacuum, which they have tried to fill out coaches and other veteran players to carry the team forward.
Tensions in the clubhouse are palpable and San Diego management is already considering whether Tingler is the one to continue to command such a talented and young team as the Padres.