Tom Krasovic: Peter Seidler relished his role as San Diego’s baseball steward. Just ask Steve Garvey.

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

“I don’t want to put a bunch of turkeys on the field,” Peter Seidler said a decade ago. Eliciting the comment was a question asked of the new Padres part-owner as he stood near the dugout soon before the home opener in 2013. Did Seidler plan a full-scale rebuild for a franchise coming off its fourth losing season in five years? The Cubs and Astros, it was noted, were in the midst of steep rebuilds. Extreme pain, said their leaders, was the price of building sustained World Series contention. Seidler was the grandson and nephew of Walter O’Malley and Peter O’Malley. The family had owned or run …

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