Kevin Acee: Why it matters that Padres have concocted unique chemistry

PEORIA, Ariz. — The Padres have a lot of talented players. So what’s the big deal if they like each other, too? And why is it important that they strut and dance and laugh and high-five high above the ground? Does clubhouse chemistry matter? There might be no scientific means by which to say it does. But the observation of the evolution of the Padres over the past few years makes it difficult to conclude it doesn’t. First, let’s make sure we understand the reason the Padres are about to embark on a season in which they are overwhelmingly favored to make a second straight trip to the postseason…

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