On Monday's episode of "Nothing Personal with David Samson," former MLB executive David Samson discussed the San Diego Padres' recent meltdown. The Padres are currently 76-73, in third place in the National League West and out of playoff position. Their two superstars -- Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. -- got in a heated dugout argument over the weekend as the team got swept by the Cardinals.
Samson begins saying he's said before when you're playing with someone for this long and there's pressure and there's money, you are living in a pot that had gas and is simmering all season long. The team is together so much and now they're at a point that it only takes the smallest thing to make it boil over.
The Padres have been losing more than they're winning since the All-Star break and they've also dealt with injury issues. The players are frustrated, the fans are frustrated the owner is frustrated. Essentially, everyone is frustrated.