The San Diego Padres went into the offseason looking for a GM, after firing Kevin Towers. The new ownership looked at Jerry DiPoto, Kim Ng, and more. About 3 years before this Boston hired San Diego front office employee, Theo Epstien as GM. The Padres decided to hire AGM to Epstien, Jed Hoyer. Hoyer was faced with a dillema, to trade Adrian Gonzalez, or not to trade Adrian Gonzalez.