Buried in this story on whether or not Todd Greene will have surgery (I don’t know how those Padres bloggers do it with material like this) is a choice nugget about Tom Werner:
Tom Werner, who retained a minority stake in the Padres even after joining the Red Sox board, is no longer part of the Padres ownership structure; this offseason, Padres Chairman John Moores bought out the 10 percent stake that had remained in the Werner sphere.
I know that John Henry sold his stake in the Marlins in order to facilitate his purchase of the Sox, but it’s difficult to find information that discloses Werner maintained a stake in another major league ballclub. Was it in a blind trust? How did Werner service this interest? Not much information seems available on Werner’s retention of stake in the Padres. This doesn’t strike me as an entirely conflict-free asset, and I am surprised this hasn’t (or didn’t) get more attention.