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On Monday, Nate of the Vocal Minority, wrote a comparative analysis of the Padres’ and Indians’ offseason actions (inaction). What followed was a good conversation about the Padres approach and strategy in the comments section. Commenter Billy Lybarger adroitly pointed out the following:
Doing nothing is not a strategy. It is nothing.
But is it?
I immediately thought of Sun Tzu’s, The Art of War, and began to think with certainty that the ancient Chinese war manual had been distributed to Padres executives upon the O’Malley/Seidler group’s arrival last July. After all, The Art of War is required reading in business colleges, why wouldn’t it end up floating through the corridors of Petco Park?
Let’s examine Sun Tzu’s strategies as employed by the Padres during the winter months of 2012-2013 . . .