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Padres hire Sandy Alderson

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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?