Death Star -- New York Yankees.
Doogster -- Jed Hoyer, per, at the time of his hiring, his youthful look and smart vibe that recalled Doogie Howser, M.D.
Gunslinger -- Kevin Towers, likened to as such by Jeff Moorad.
Loveable Kook -- Heath Bell.
Mordor -- United States' northeast corridor.
Mr. Freeze -- Bud Black, as dubbed by his Kansas City Royals teammates.
Pepe Negro (Spanish words) -- Bud Black, as dubbed by his friend and former Angels colleague Joe Maddon.
Sludge Merchant -- How Kevin Towers referred to himself after years of peddling bad contracts and scavenging low-cost talent. A longtime Padres beat writer gave him the moniker.
Son of Moorad -- Josh Byrnes.
Strategic Thinkers -- Padres baseball front office under Moorad, who upon firing Towers cited a need for more strategic planning.
The Matrix -- Boston Red Sox.
The Smartest Man in Baseball -- Larry Lucchino. John Moores described him as such many times early in their Padres tenure, but not after firing him.
The Tattoed One -- Mat Latos
West Coast Bias -- Sports as seen from the West and this blogger's pen name.