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Padres to increase payroll in 2012

Posted on: August 9, 2011 11:00 pm
 
Jeff MooradBy C. Trent Rosecrans

The Padres will increase their payroll in 2012, if only modestly, and hope to find a "resting place" over the next five seasons around $70 million, Padres CEO Jeff Moorad told Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Moorad, whose team will have a final payroll around $45 million this season, said next year's payroll "will start with a five."

The Padres have already committed $10.75 million to shortstop Jason Bartlett and second baseman Orlando Hudson, a raise of nearly $3 million, combined. The team also has a $5 million option on pitcher Aaron Harang, who made $3.5 million this season. They also owe Brad Hawpe a $1 million buyout and could have as many as 10 arbitration-eligible players.

And then there's Heath Bell, who is a free agent after the season and although he's expressed a desire to remain in San Diego and entertain a "hometown discount," he'd still likely be in line for a raise from the $7.5 million he made this season. 

With all of that in consideration, it's unlikely the Padres will be a big player in free agency this winter. That's hardly unexpected, though.

"The team is going to be homegrown," Moorad said. "I'm consistent. We're not going to be shifting our priorities from year-to-year. The plan won't change."

The team's local TV contract expires after the season and Moorad hinted that the team has another broadcast deal in place that would help .

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 21, 2011 12:31 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 7:56 am
 

Padres to increase payroll in 2012

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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: August 26, 2011 1:45 pm
 

Padres to increase payroll in 2012

Since they didn't sign Adrian Gonzalez, what's the point?  You can't get rid of your best player and hope to compete.  Don't bother.  Why even have a team. 

Not every team wants or expects to win anything.  They all pretend to care but in reality the only thing that matters is they profit at the end of the season. The Padres have no interest at all in winning as an organization.  If they cared about winning they wouldn't trade their best players as consistently as they do.  They let Gonzalez go and now they tried to trade one of the best closers in the game that wants to stay. Had a trade gone through another team could easily have thrown big dollars at him and boom, he's gone forever.  Building from within is important but you can't be the training ground for MLB where you develop from within, players become great and you always let them go.



Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: August 10, 2011 12:43 am
 

Padres to increase payroll in 2012

Thanks Boorad, you are going to increase payroll by 5 million in 2012!!!??? That isn't going to increase wins!

Both you and Boores needed to open your wallets to put fans in the seats, but you don't!

It's simple you spend money, then you make money! At least give the impression that you care about making the team better! 2010 was a fluke as we all have seen this year!

You need to spend around 70-75 million to have a chance on winning a division or anything for that matter.

This isn't Pittsburgh, oh too bad they have a good football team!

Cancel my season tix for 2012!

 




Since: Feb 4, 2007
Posted on: August 10, 2011 12:41 am
 

Padres to increase payroll in 2012

Since they didn't sign Adrian Gonzalez, what's the point?  You can't get rid of your best player and hope to compete.  Don't bother.  Why even have a team. 



Since: Mar 10, 2007
Posted on: August 9, 2011 11:29 pm
 

Padres to increase payroll in 2012

I'll believe it when I see it.


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