‘Baseball works in funny ways,’ said Latos, now 0-4 with a 10.13 ERA over his past four starts. ‘The only way I could honestly put it is, we could be like the Giants and go and change our whole lineup, put guys with ‘San Francisco Giants’ across their jerseys. We didn’t.
‘We added two guys [Tejada and Ryan Ludwick, now hitting .221 with five homers in 54 games with the Padres]. We’ve been the same team all year. We haven’t just gone and grabbed guys from other teams.’
By my count, the Giants added two regular starters from other teams - Guillen and Burrell - same as the Padres. No one was forcing San Diego to play a 36-year-old man at shortstop for the last two months.