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Padres Rumors: Moores, Giles, Hoffman

Posted on: September 18, 2008 2:20 pm's Barry Bloom talked to Padres owner John Moores recently.  Highlights:

  • Moores doesn't expect to be out of the picture next year despite his divorce.  Word was his wife Becky wanted to gain control of the Padres.
  • Moores expects Sandy Alderson and Kevin Towers back in 2009, and Paul DePodesta was recently extended for three more years.
  • Moores says it's "more likely than not" that the Padres exercise Brian Giles' $9MM option as opposed to the $3MM buyout.  Moores acknowledges that the Padres probably cannot find a player like Giles for $6MM.
  • Trevor Hoffman may be the tougher call, as the Padres love him but he may require a multiyear deal.

Since: Dec 15, 2007
Posted on: September 23, 2008 3:15 pm

Padres Rumors: Moores, Giles, Hoffman

You know, it's just sad what they have done with this ballclub. The Moore's had promised with a new stadium they could be more competitive, and yet they continue to NOT spend money for any talent. They are so comfortable knowing they hosed the city on the stadium and reap the benefits...that it doesn't even concern them that they've gone back on their word. I think looking at a team like the Rays makes them think they can cut payroll and win. You know if the organization had some heart, they probably could, but we continue to watch them reduce the ballclub and expect the same or better results. I heard from a San Diego friend of mine, that they plan on cutting payroll next year?????Insane. Thank God we have the Chargers.

Kevin Towers thought this team would compete for the West Division title this year. But, it wasn't even close. They need a big power hitter so bad and have for so long but continue to think they can have players like Gerut, Giles, and Hairston carry an outfield load. I'm all for Headley but they need some punch. A. Gonzalez is awesome, but he can't do it all. I'll even stick with Kouz, but how about going and getting a guy that can hit 35-45 homers in a year to help out those guys?

The pitching should be ok, but we desperately need a power hitter.

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