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Padres name Mike Dee as new president and CEO

Jul 17, 2013, 12:50 PM EDT

Stephen Ross, Mike Dee, Roger Goodell AP

Tom Garfinkel stepped down as Padres president and CEO last week and today the team named his replacement in Mike Dee, who previously worked for San Diego from 1995-2002.

Dee left the Padres to take a front office job with the Red Sox, where he worked with current Padres general manager Josh Byrnes, and most recently he was the CEO of the Miami Dolphins and San Life Stadium (that’s him pictured next to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell).

Garfinkel served as Padres president and CEO since 2009.

  1. DelawarePhilliesFan - Jul 17, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    Boy, Mike D sure looks a lot different these days.

    • km9000 - Jul 17, 2013 at 1:08 PM

      M-I-K-E to the Dee. You come and see him and you pay a fee. Does what he does, professionally. To tell the truth he is exactly what he wants to be.

    • El Bravo - Jul 17, 2013 at 1:09 PM

      And def lost his resemblance to his brothers Mike and Heavy:

      • El Bravo - Jul 17, 2013 at 1:10 PM

        Mike? That’d be Chuck.

  2. beerjunkie - Jul 17, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    If at first you don’t succeed, try again. Padres on this move — EPIC FAIL.

    • asimonetti88 - Jul 17, 2013 at 1:53 PM

      While I mentioned below that he failed in securing upgrades to Sun Life Stadium in Miami, those pretty sweet digs I referred to (Petco Park) exist in large part due to Dee’s efforts. If he was successful in helping spearhead what I believe to be one of the nicest stadiums in baseball, I would say he was pretty successful.

      And although he was on the business side of things, not baseball, they went to a World Series while he was there.

    • natsattack - Jul 17, 2013 at 2:19 PM

      If at first you don’t succeed, then skydiving isn’t for you.

  3. asimonetti88 - Jul 17, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    Obviously it’s not entirely his fault (Loria and the Florida legislature had a large part as well) but he did just fail to secure upgrades to Sun Life Stadium and effectively pulled Miami from the Super Bowl rotation. Luckily, the Padres have some pretty sweet digs they won’t need to upgrade for a while! I am interested to see what he does in San Diego.

  4. sdbeisbol - Jul 18, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    He’ll succeed if Fowler gives him money to spend on decent hitters. They need offense!!!

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