San Diego…America’s Finest City…is no longer a small market baseball team.
Ownership is all in, as witnessed by the Monday afternoon shopping spree.
The Friars are estimated to have a payroll of 168M by opening day, after dealing away 1-big salary (Zach Davies) and 8-minor league prospects.
Here’s a deep dive into the Padres payroll via the “Roster Resource” website.
I think San Diego is ready for someone at home plate to yell “Play Ball”
Padres Payroll this year
153M for top 12-players on roster