Unless Montreal's new National League franchise can find replacements for two former backers, sign a stadium lease and make a down payment to the league by August 15, the team may shift abruptly to Milwaukee or Buffalo. Luckily for baseball, the other three expansion clubs are alive and progressing in Kansas City, Seattle and San Diego. The neophytes, slated to begin operations next year under six-team divisional setups, are earnestly hustling for talent and bantering about such familiar managerial possibilities as Hank Bauer, Joe Adcock and Gene Mauch. One rumor even has $100,000 Dodger ace Don Drysdale heading for San Diego as a $20,000 pitching coach and reuniting with Buzzie Bavasi, who defected to baseball's fifth West Coast entry as co-owner in May. The NL team didn't look far for its nickname (Padres), general manager (Eddie Leishman) or possible field manager ( Preston Gomez). All have been associated with the city's minor league club. The American League newcomers are paying less for the privilege—by some $5 million—and enjoying quicker success than their later NL counterparts. The Kansas City Royals, who selected 56 players in the free-agent draft, already have three minor league affiliates, a $3 million radio-TV pact and spring-training facilities. Cedris Tallis, an Angels' exec since that club began, moved to the Royals and set up elaborate personnel and scouting systems. Another former Angel, Marvin Milkes, is general manager of the Seattle Pilots, which have signed all 30 of their draft selections and anxiously await mid-October, when all four teams will pay outrageous prices to pluck 30 players apiece from the major league's expansion draft.