Tuesday March 9, 2009
John and Becky Moores reached a settlement of their divorce case today according to an article in the San Diego Union Tribune.
Once the case is finalized in Superior Court in May, this should be the beginning of the Padres organization seeing a freeing up of financial resources to increase payroll.
The Padres payroll has been frozen since February of 2008 to a level that would ensure the team would not experience losses during the divorce.
25 months later we are seeing a settlement that will allow the team to move forward.
While the dissolution of a union that lasted 44 years is a sad thing on a personal level, for the Padres, today is a good day.
Good luck to both John and Becky Moores as they move forward in their personal and professional lives.
You brought San Diego something we had never known, a baseball team that consistently had a chance to compete. For that I thank you.
Now please move on so we can move on as fans of the San Diego Padres.