1-Man’s Opinion on Sports-Tuesday “Chargers-Padres-Aztecs”
What I know, what I think:
CHARGERS…The family feud within Team Spanos is about to get expensive and beyond ugly. Yea Spanos has now announced she is putting here entire 24% of ownership stock up for sale to outside interest. This the end result of two years of bitter infighting over the amount of debt Dean Spanos has run up since the move to Los Angeles, totaling over 353M.
Her 15% ownership of team stock and her 9% ownership of the Family Trust has a value right now of 161.5M dollars.
Another fight is coming as to whether Dean has first right to buy that stock to retain majority ownership or whether he may have trouble securing a bank loan to get that money on top of the mountain of debt he has incurred since moving to Los Angeles.
This is not over this is not good.
PADRES…Here comes opening day and with all the excitement is the reality that the team has to go 20-games into the season without Fernando Tatis in right field, finishing up his 80-game PED suspension. He will start in the PCL, and can play 15-games on rehab assignment till he is cleared to rejoin the Padres on April 20th.
Juan Soto, hold your breath, that he can do full swings in games starting Thursday against the Rockies. Might they be better served letting him take more extended BP before putting him in the lineup, or let him just DH?
So now you have 2-key bats who might not be there opening day, opening weekend. Decisions, Decisions.
Looks as if David Dahl and Rougned Odor have slugged their way onto the bench as utility guys along with Matt Carpenter.
AZTECS…It seems its ready to happen. San ‘Diego State basketball not only punched its ticket to get to the Final 4-of the tourney, what they did may have punched the ticket for the Pac 12 to offer SDSU admittance to the conference as it expands within the next month or so. Some spring at San Diego State.