- Ownership is a farce. The titular owner, John Moores, has been trying to dump the team to pay for his divorce. The prospective owner, Jeff Moorad, is being rejected by the other team owners because he used to be a sports agent.
- There is no effective television deal. Nowadays, television is the only way a team markets itself - no television equals no marketing.
- The roster is feeble. Yet again, the team is in the bottom four in salaries. They claim to have an outstanding minor league system, which should boost ticket sales for the Lake Elsinore team.
John Ritchey in 1948.
In major league play, the Padres have produced Tony Gwynn and nobody else of much note. In the World Series their record is one win and eight losses.