John Moores bought the Padres for $80 million in '94.Sold it for $500 million. John Moores is a good baseball man. He's a great businessman.
Don't expect Jeff Moorad to come in and make a bunch of on field changes. It will take more then one season to restock the Padres. How about manager Bud Black. This isn't the trail ride he signed up for.
But at least with Sandy Alderson gone maybe we'll see small ball, which is more condusive to this roster and this ballpark.
Feedback from a recent 3 and Out on Jay Cutler:
I really think that if Denver loses Cutler then the franchise will go into a tailspin. I'll agree that Cutler may not be the most mature QB out there but the guy does have skills. I honestly believe that if Cassel was the Broncos QB last year, with one of the worst NFL defenses in years, the Broncos would have won maybe 4 games. I truly believe that Cassel is a mediocre QB. Any QB in the league could have stepped in for Brady last year and lead that team to 11 wins. The guy inherited a team that went 18-1, broke almost every offensive record in the book and went to the Super Bowl. I guess we'll all see how Cassel does in KC soon. If you ask anyone in the league for the top 5 young QB's in the league that you would want to build a team around they would give you 5 names: Roethlisberger, Eli, Rivers, Matt Ryan and Cutler. Cassel would not be on that list. There is no coach in the league that would take Cassel over Cutler except for McDaniels and maybe Belichick.
The reason: McDaniels wants to use the Patriots offense which some quarterbacks just won't pick up. Cassel obviously has it figured out.