A number of Padres were very upset that the team traded its coleader in wins, lefthander Craig Lefferts, to the Orioles for two minor leaguers. "I hated to see that happen," said infielder Tim Teufel. "You have to ask the question, How dedicated are we to winning? You can't read this trade any other way except that [management] feels it's over. You don't fill the stands except by winning, and you don't give away a 13-game winner at this point in the season." The Padres have had bad attendance and related financial troubles. They expect to lose between $7 million and $10 million this year.