"I hope we get the chance to do this stuff," Gwynn said. "Right now, we're waiting for the process to take care of itself and hopefully we'll get it."
The Padres won the NL West in 2005-06 before losing a wild-card tiebreaker game at Colorado in 2007.
Since then, they've been mostly dismal, losing 99 games in 2008, 87 games in '09 and 91 games last year. The Padres were surprise contenders in 2010 before collapsing down the stretch.
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