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Column: Padres’ Seidler foresees “mid-tier” payrolls throughout 2020s

Finding things to celebrate can’t be easy for the Padres, who this fall wrapped up a ninth straight losing season and whose dismal play down the stretch may have prompted the late Ray Kroc, one of the franchise’s former owners, to amend his infamous tirade of 1974 to something like, “I’ve never seen such awful ballplaying in my life.”

Peter Seidler, however, is gamely trying to apply an inspiring spin to Pads ball.

The team’s general partner, Seidler has seized upon not just the familiar selling point — a youth movement headed by Fernando Tatis Jr.