Yesterday, the Padres announced that current owner John Moores has agreed to sell the team to Jeff Moorad. Moorad will only buy one-third of it for now, but over the course of five or so years, he will eventually get majority control. Moores will stay in an ownership postion until Moorad takes full control. Moorad will become the CEO once the deal gets done. Current CEO Sandy Alderson will then step down.
This is pretty much the best Padres news we’ve had this off-season. Like I’ve said before, a new owner equals new hope for Padres fans. We now have a new person who is gaining control. He will do things differently from Moores. He will have different and hopefully better ways of doing things. The way he helped the Diamondbacks was amazing. I mean, he could really help us out of this pit. I truly think that with him here, we will eventually get our payroll up, and that we will have a winning ballclub here. Within five years, I think we will be very competitive. We’re going to be building from bottom up. Our best prospects are starting to come up. As the years go on, more and more of our highest prospects are going to be coming up here and making a difference. This is so exciting!
And I do want to give credit to John Moores, Sandy Alderson, and Kevin Towers, though. Moores did a lot for this club, some good, some bad. He got us into Petco Park, and that was huge. But he drove Trevor out of San Diego. That was not good. But these guys did a lot for the Padres, though everything fell apart at the end. Moores will still be around the organization, but Alderson will be stepping down. I don’t know what KT will be doing, but he will probably stick around for a while.
Most Padres seem very happy about this. I know I am. Some of them are wary because Moores will still be around, but this is just great. We are taking a big step in the right direction. I am very excited. Padres fans have hope for the future. It’s going to be great!
I got #36 today in the Latest Leaders. I don’t think I’ll be able to find a prominent Padres player who had 36…so I dedicate it to whoever wears 36 in our minor league system! Haha, I’ll do more research on that…
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Congrats on #36! Here ya go:http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Robert%20Woodard&pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=501819
Anyways, congrats on a new ownership. At least this will be multiple people behind Moorad so you don’t have to worry about pricey divorces! I am a Cubs fan, and I would love for ole peavy to come our way, but to be honest I hope that Jake stays in SD and you all can continue to build around him!
Kaybee – I think this is a great thing for the Padres! It must be wonderful for you and all the Padres fan to now have hope! Good luck!
CARL, thanks so much! I’ve never heard of him, but at least he’s 36! Yeah, it looks like Jake will stay. You guys would definitely benefit from him, but so would we. Thanks!
JULIA, this is a great thing for us! It’s great to have hope. Thanks!
Congrats on the ranking. He sounds really good.
Congratulations on the ranking!
It’s good that the Padres are trying to move forward. I always feel really bad for them every year. I hope this new guy helps y’all out!
Congrats on your latest ranking! You are always a wonderful read! Glad to hear your Padres will get a fresh and experienced owner who won’t be driving your favorites out of town. I think you guys will be very competitive within the years to come. Maybe you’ll be reporting on them professionally.
Good times are a’comin’ oh Friar fan!!
Congratulations on the ranking and the new ownership!
WHOO-HOO! I’m so glad Jeff Moorad is starting to take over. This is a great news for us and other Padres fans. 5 years sound a lot but I’m pretty sure he can handle it. And congrats on being #36! Keep up the great work!
New hope is a great thing and like you said hopefully it’s a new direction for the team and the city. I’m happy for ya and Padres fans.
Congrats on the ranking! Thanks for the comment on my blog about Manny. I’m glad you guys have a owner now. Hope he gets the payroll up soon. Sucks to see teams slash payroll.
~King of Cali