Second post. OK to not be so gentle.
Joey Bosa’s unsigned and the new stadium would require a 2/3’s majority on the bond issue, Laker’s biggest splash so far is Timofey Mozgov (still early), and the Pads are, well, the Pads. So how do we look positively at the future when you’ve been raised following these 3 teams?
If the Bolts leave town the only major professional team will be the Padres. This means San Diego will no longer be the last city with 2 or more major sports teams without a title in the last 52 years. We won’t be at the bottom anymore, we won’t exist from the point of view of that category. We’re number 0!!!!!!!! (absence of value)
Hopefully, the Laker’s signing of Jordan Clarkson and Mozgov will improve the team. Actually, I think it will. Mozgov’s probably an improvement over Hibbert and Clarkson’s improving. If Mozgov stays healthy, Lakers starters probably include first-round picks Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle and DeAngelo Russell, (all top 10) second-round pick Clarkson, plus Mozkov. Bench??? Williams, Nance, Zubac, A. Brown, maybe Huertas and Black, plus others. Could be an emerging group. Hopefully, the Lakers aren’t done in free agency yet.
3. The Padres? Don’t really see much hope there right now. Some good young players but they have a tough time keeping talent. With no real CAP in the majors, that will always be an issue in a small market (although some have made it work). Also, the team hasn’t been the same since Bochy left.
Finally, I see some real improvement for the Bolts. They’ve had a couple of decent drafts and have done a fair to good job in free agency. Good chance of an 8-8 year with an outside shot at 10 wins. I just hope they find a way to stay in the city.