Off-day blog: All Moorad, all the time …
Good morning from Peoria, where we’re having another off-day, which is about the only upside to seven weeks of Spring Training.
Today promises to be an interesting day, even though the Padres are off today and likely playing golf somewhere here in the Valley.
As you might have heard, today is the day new owner Jeff Moorad’s purchase of the Padres will become official. My colleague, Barry Bloom, has been all over this story from Day 1. Here is a link to his story today.
This will also be the day CEO Sandy Alderson steps down. We have known this day was coming for a while, but now there’s some finality to it. I wish Sandy well. He was always a good person to deal with and was always honest.
Alderson presided over a franchise that won two division titles (and nearly a third) and was instrumental in getting the facility in the Dominican Republic done.
The press conference from PETCO Park is at 3 p.m. today. You can watch it live only here on our site. Check it out.
What does all this mean for the franchise moving forward? We’ll start to get some answers today. I hope to meet with Moorad here in the near future and talk to him about where this franchise is headed.
So let’s do this, loyal blog readers (and I do appreciate the visits and comments) … email me something you want me to ask Moorad and I’ll do my best to get that done. Not sure when it’s going to happen, but I’ll try.
What do you want to know? Payroll? Peavy? Beer prices? Let’s hear it.