At some point in early October, the Padres' front office will sit down for a thorough evaluation of its current outfield situation.
It isn't going to be easy.
The Padres entered the 2019 season with a seemingly endless set of outfield questions. They've gotten very few answers.
By now, the Padres had hoped to know whether they had the right pieces in place -- or whether they'd need to make an offseason acquisition or two. According to team sources, those plans still hang in the balance.
It's entirely possible the Padres make a move to add an outfielder this winter. It's also possible they stand pat. That uncertainty is the product of up-and-down seasons from three key figures in that outfield mix.
• Wil Myers -- who has suddenly broken out in September after five woeful months -- remains an enigma. He still shows flashes of his immense talent. He still hasn't pieced together a full season of production for the Padres.
• Josh Naylor entered the year with a high ceiling as a lefty on-base threat with some power potential. His defense was a question mark. Thus far, Naylor's potential remains exactly that, and his defense is still iffy.
• Franchy Cordero remains as tantalizing as ever, but his injury history has only grown. The Padres need to decide whether they can truly count on the lefty-hitting power threat. He's played only 79 games in three big league seasons.