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January 3, 2009 | WIRE REPORTS
Jeff Moorad has resigned as Arizona Diamondbacks chief executive officer and says he has reached an agreement in principle to buy the San Diego Padres. Moorad said Friday he heads a "small but significant" group of investors that has an exclusive right to complete the specifics of negotiations with Padres owner John Moores. Moorad said he hopes the transaction can be completed in the next three months. The Diamondbacks promoted team president Derrick Hall to chief executive officer.
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October 4, 2009 | Bill Shaikin
Towers falls in San Diego The contracts of Ned Colletti, Dan O'Dowd and Brian Sabean all expire after the season. Yet the National League West general manager now out of work is the dean of them all. The San Diego Padres, under the new ownership of a group led by Jeff Moorad, fired Kevin Towers on Saturday. Moorad, who previously ran the Diamondbacks, could import Jerry DiPoto or Peter Woodfork from Arizona. The two longest-tenured general managers in baseball were Towers, hired by the Padres in 1994, and Sabean, hired by the San Francisco Giants in 1996.
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August 7, 1994 | STEVE EMMONS, Los Angeles Times
Another baseball strike looms, and you're ticked, right? The average player salary is $1.2 million, and that's not enough? Gimme a break, you say? OK, calm down. Let Jeff Moorad explain it to you. Moorad has been explaining the players' side for 12 years, using his friendly, reassuring baritone to negotiate contracts that have made jillionaires out of jocks. Have a seat on the sofa in his Newport Beach office. He'll be with you as soon as he's off the phone.
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January 3, 2009 | WIRE REPORTS
Jeff Moorad has resigned as Arizona Diamondbacks chief executive officer and says he has reached an agreement in principle to buy the San Diego Padres. Moorad said Friday he heads a "small but significant" group of investors that has an exclusive right to complete the specifics of negotiations with Padres owner John Moores. Moorad said he hopes the transaction can be completed in the next three months. The Diamondbacks promoted team president Derrick Hall to chief executive officer.
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October 29, 2001 | Mike DiGiovanna
Angel first baseman Mo Vaughn, under investigation for tampering after expressing a strong desire to return to the Red Sox, has fired long-time agent Tom Reich and retained agent Jeff Moorad, another indication Vaughn is trying to orchestrate a trade out of Anaheim. Moorad was the agent who engineered the late-1999 deal that moved one of his clients, disgruntled outfielder Raul Mondesi, from the Dodgers to the Toronto Blue Jays for another of his clients, outfielder Shawn Green.
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August 7, 2004 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
Jeff Moorad, the prominent Newport Beach agent whose client list includes some of the brightest stars in baseball, quit his practice Friday to join the Arizona Diamondbacks as chief executive officer. With the Diamondbacks saddled with the worst record in the major leagues and poor financial performance, a new group of controlling investors ousted founding partner Jerry Colangelo and replaced him with Moorad, an unconventional selection to run a franchise in the most traditional of sports.
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October 4, 2009 | Bill Shaikin
Towers falls in San Diego The contracts of Ned Colletti, Dan O'Dowd and Brian Sabean all expire after the season. Yet the National League West general manager now out of work is the dean of them all. The San Diego Padres, under the new ownership of a group led by Jeff Moorad, fired Kevin Towers on Saturday. Moorad, who previously ran the Diamondbacks, could import Jerry DiPoto or Peter Woodfork from Arizona. The two longest-tenured general managers in baseball were Towers, hired by the Padres in 1994, and Sabean, hired by the San Francisco Giants in 1996.
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November 10, 1999 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dodger General Manager Kevin Malone figured that trading Raul Mondesi and acquiring Shawn Green would be difficult. Malone knew the Toronto Blue Jays would expect much for Green, and persuading the all-star right fielder to agree to a multiyear contract extension seemingly wouldn't be easy. And although several teams expressed interest in Mondesi, his tirade at management last season didn't enhance his trade value.
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November 24, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Dodgers are pursuing free agent Cory Snyder as a possible third baseman. Executive Vice President Fred Claire and club attorney Sam Fernandez met with Snyder's agent, Jeff Moorad. Snyder, 30, mainly has played the outfield during a seven-year major league career. With the San Francisco Giants last season, he batted .269 with 14 home runs and 57 runs batted.
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August 7, 2004 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
Jeff Moorad, the prominent Newport Beach agent whose client list includes some of the brightest stars in baseball, quit his practice Friday to join the Arizona Diamondbacks as chief executive officer. With the Diamondbacks saddled with the worst record in the major leagues and poor financial performance, a new group of controlling investors ousted founding partner Jerry Colangelo and replaced him with Moorad, an unconventional selection to run a franchise in the most traditional of sports.
SPORTS
October 29, 2001 | Mike DiGiovanna
Angel first baseman Mo Vaughn, under investigation for tampering after expressing a strong desire to return to the Red Sox, has fired long-time agent Tom Reich and retained agent Jeff Moorad, another indication Vaughn is trying to orchestrate a trade out of Anaheim. Moorad was the agent who engineered the late-1999 deal that moved one of his clients, disgruntled outfielder Raul Mondesi, from the Dodgers to the Toronto Blue Jays for another of his clients, outfielder Shawn Green.
SPORTS
November 10, 1999 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dodger General Manager Kevin Malone figured that trading Raul Mondesi and acquiring Shawn Green would be difficult. Malone knew the Toronto Blue Jays would expect much for Green, and persuading the all-star right fielder to agree to a multiyear contract extension seemingly wouldn't be easy. And although several teams expressed interest in Mondesi, his tirade at management last season didn't enhance his trade value.
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August 7, 1994 | STEVE EMMONS, Los Angeles Times
Another baseball strike looms, and you're ticked, right? The average player salary is $1.2 million, and that's not enough? Gimme a break, you say? OK, calm down. Let Jeff Moorad explain it to you. Moorad has been explaining the players' side for 12 years, using his friendly, reassuring baritone to negotiate contracts that have made jillionaires out of jocks. Have a seat on the sofa in his Newport Beach office. He'll be with you as soon as he's off the phone.
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January 27, 1998 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
The Angels, hoping to lock up another youngster before his potential market value skyrockets, offered Darin Erstad a five-year contract Monday, guaranteeing the first baseman roughly $10 million. The deal also includes an option for a sixth year, meaning that if Erstad accepts, he would forfeit all three years of arbitration rights and would not be eligible for free agency until after the 2003 season.
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May 19, 2000
A guest list of sports figures to be featured on TV and radio from today through Thursday: * Vince McMahon, Mark Cuban --"The Last Word," today, 6:30 and 11:30 p.m., Fox Sports Net * Agent Jeff Moorad, Spark Coach Michael Cooper --"The Irv Kaze Show," Saturday, 6 p.m., KIEV (870) * Pete Sampras, Lisa Leslie --"More Than a Game," Saturday, 10 a.m., Channel 2 * Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe --"Goin' Deep," Sunday, 7 p.m., Fox Sports Net * Dick Vermeil --"Up Close," Monday, 2:30 p.m.
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