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Padres hire Sandy Alderson

Continuing in their effort to become the Oakland A's of southern California, the UT reports that Sandy Alderson has been hired as CEO of the Padres. Alderson is a former A's president and GM and current MLB executive vice president of baseball operations.

What does this mean for the Padres? Hmmmm... I'm not sure. I doubt Alderson will make any moves in the front office, aside from changing Freeman's title from "CEO and president" to just "president" (does that come with a pay cut you think?). In addition, Alderson notoriously dislikes the rising salaries around the league, so that view fits in with the current Padres philosophy.

The A's did win a few rings while Alderson was around, so there's a track record there. I'm kind of excited, but I'm not sure if that's not just leftover excitement from the Padres beating the Giants.

I guess it also means that the Padres hiring M.O. can be summed up as follows:

  1. Southern California natives
  2. Ex-Padres
  3. Underachieving Astros
  4. Former Athletics executives
And that's about it.

Thoughts, anyone? Share some thoughts? Penny for some thoughts? Got some thoughts?