The San Diego Padres were supposed to be one of baseball's worst teams. They lost 87 games in 2009. They made no splash in free agency, signing the likes of Jerry Hairston and Matt Stairs. And yet the Padres arrived in Washington this week with the National League's best record. San Diego has -- by far -- the lowest staff ERA in the majors. It has the best bullpen. It has the best rotation. Yet only one Padres pitcher made the All-Star team: Closer Heath Bell joined the team as an injury replacement Wednesday.

"It points out [manager] Bud Black and how he's established that team concept down there," FOX baseball analyst Tim McCarver said. "All of them are very, very good. But you don't have someone who stands out. I'm sure [Black] would prefer, instead of having any All-Stars, to have a [division] lead over the Dodgers at the break like he does now."