When Padres CEO Jeff Moorad retooled the club's baseball operations department, Paul DePodesta emerged as the holdover with the most power. The Gunslinger didn't have big plans for DePo, but Moorad and club president Tom Garfinkel appear to like him a lot. "He's a resource on both the baseball and the business side," Moorad told me last month.
Here is a story I wrote about DePodesta, and the more we hear about the McCourts, the more we can see the therapeutic value of smashing stuff with a sledgehammer. http://tinyurl.com/yzeou6f