Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Big-spending Padres have made themselves into one of MLB’s ‘haves’

The Padres, who play in Major League Baseball’s fifth-smallest media market, are taking in so much money that they expect to for the first time ever be a payor into the league’s revenue sharing program.

“I think it’s a validation of the approach that if you invest in the team on the field and you create a compelling and winning product, the fans will respond,” Padres CEO Erik Greupner said last week. “I think that was always in the forefront of Peter’s mind when he initiated that strategy.”

Padres Chairman Peter Seidler declined to comment this week. His thinking is that no one wants to hear him talk about money.

Seidler instead is putting his money where his mouth is.

The Padres will begin spring training this week in Peoria, Ariz.— the first of four report dates is Monday — with a payroll that ranks third in Major League Baseball behind only the two New York teams, the Mets and Yankees.

The Padres’ payroll ranked last in 2011, 27th in 2017 and 29th in 2019.

While teams do not make their finances public, multiple sources confirmed that based on projected 2023 revenue, the Padres anticipate contributing in ’24 to the fund that helps subsidize teams in smaller markets (clubs that due to their location ostensibly don’t generate as much revenue).


RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 15, 2023 at 04:37 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: padres

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Walt Davis Posted: February 15, 2023 at 11:35 PM (#6117322)
Baseball is DOOOOOOOOOOOOMED!!! Doomed I tell ya. Dooo....

The Padres you say.
   2. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: February 15, 2023 at 11:46 PM (#6117325)
The Padres clearly are a model for other MLB franchises.

Step 1: Simply eliminate all other major league sports teams in your city….
   3. Howie Menckel Posted: February 16, 2023 at 12:52 AM (#6117328)
makes me sentimental for the

NASL San Diego Toros 1968

ABA San Diego Conquistadors 1972-75

WHA San Diego Mariners 1974-77

ABA San Diego Sails 1975

NASL San Diego Jaws 1976

NBA San Diego Clippers 1978-84

NASL San Diego Sockers 1978-84

MISL San Diego Sockers 1983-92

largest U.S. city never to have won a NFL, MLB, NBA, or NHL title

one of my favorite Topps cards as a kid is the Wilt Chamberlain 'Qs' card where he's a Player/Coach (if only)
   4. Walt Davis Posted: February 16, 2023 at 02:59 AM (#6117329)
NASL San Diego Jaws 1976

   5. McCoy Posted: February 16, 2023 at 06:08 AM (#6117333)
The 1970s. A boom time for bad ideas. I'm guessing it was kind of like wineries back then. People had money. Not a lot of great investments opportunities for one reason or another and so non traditional investments were cheap, probably tax friendly, and easy to get into.
   6. Howie Menckel Posted: February 16, 2023 at 10:26 AM (#6117362)
The Jaws (cool logo, too) were trendsetters, moving to Las Vegas as the "Quicksilvers" in 1977.

then they moved back to SD in 1978, but maybe somebody realized that "Jaws" was a little dicey - hence the lame "Sockers" substitute nickname.

they were born as the Baltimore Comets, 1974-75.
   7. alilisd Posted: February 16, 2023 at 11:22 AM (#6117369)
Step 1: Simply eliminate all other major league sports teams in your city….

Step 2: Steal underpants

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.



<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF


Thanks to
for his generous support.

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogRangers ace Jacob deGrom needs Tommy John surgery, will miss rest of 2023 season
(32 - 1:32am, Jun 09)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogOMNICHATTER for June 2023
(276 - 12:51am, Jun 09)
Last: Addie Joss

NewsblogEconomic boost or big business hand-out? Nevada lawmakers consider A’s stadium financing
(16 - 12:48am, Jun 09)
Last: Doug Jones threw harder than me

NewsblogJays pitcher Anthony Bass sorry for posting video endorsing anti-LGBTQ boycotts
(172 - 11:43pm, Jun 08)
Last: You Cannot Transcribe Zonk

NewsblogThe Official Mets Fan Self-Immolation Thread
(995 - 11:32pm, Jun 08)
Last: cHiEf iMpaCt oFfiCEr JE

Sox TherapyLining Up The Minors
(39 - 11:08pm, Jun 08)
Last: Darren

Newsblog2023 NBA Playoffs Thread
(2656 - 11:06pm, Jun 08)
Last: tshipman (The Viscount of Variance)

NewsblogBeloved ex-Met Bartolo Colon finally retires from baseball at 50
(26 - 10:22pm, Jun 08)
Last: A triple short of the cycle

Hall of MeritReranking Shortstops: Results
(2 - 9:25pm, Jun 08)
Last: Jaack

NewsblogMLB postpones Yankees, Phillies games as Canadian wildfire smoke harms air quality
(34 - 7:34pm, Jun 08)
Last: Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network)

NewsblogBobby Bolin, former Giants pitcher, dead at 84
(19 - 4:18pm, Jun 08)
Last: sanny manguillen

NewsblogBrewers' Jon Singleton back in majors for 1st time since '15
(2 - 4:07pm, Jun 08)
Last: Petunia

NewsblogArraez and Let Us Swing
(42 - 12:01pm, Jun 08)
Last: Tom and Shivs couples counselor

NewsblogReds call up top prospect Elly De La Cruz, put Nick Senzel on IL
(11 - 2:36am, Jun 08)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogBlue Jays demote Alek Manoah to rookie-level Florida Complex League
(17 - 8:12pm, Jun 07)
Last: Captain Joe Bivens, Pointless and Wonderful

Page rendered in 0.1814 seconds
48 querie(s) executed