Bud Black Newsbeat
Sunday, September 21, 2014
The Padres are not, historically speaking, quick to change managers. Bruce Bochy preceded Black and held the job for 12 years. Black is finishing his eighth year as Padres manager. None of Black’s years have ended with a playoff appearance, however, and he’s 613-676 at the helm. Though, to be fair the Padres have very rarely given him a lot to work with.
Friday, September 05, 2014
Interviewed at the 2014 MLB All-Star Game, retiring commissioner Bud Selig was asked what part of his legacy he’s most proud of. Selig cited a new age of “competitive balance,” commonly referred to as parity—meaning that teams who spent large portions of the previous two decades as also-rans now have a chance to not only make the postseason, but make deep runs into October.
It’s a nice thought. There are 30 MLB teams, and for the most part recently, playoff success has been limited to only a tiny subset of that 30. A break from this group of traditional elites would be refreshing.
It’s also wrong.
Friday, June 13, 2014
“I’ve never seen such stupid ballplaying in my life,”
-Ray Kroc, on the Jack Murphy Stadium PA system, April 9, 1974
Ron Fowler, the team’s executive chairman, indicated in an e-mail to FOX Sports on Thursday night that changes could be imminent for his struggling franchise.
“At this time, we will not be discussing our situation with any parties outside of our senior management circle,” Fowler said.
“That said, we are terribly disappointed in the team’s offense this year and staying the course (waiting for a turnaround) is becoming less appealing as the ugly losses continue.”
Fowler’s comments followed a radio interview earlier Thursday in which team president Mike Dee told the Mighty 1090 radio station in San Diego that the club’s performance was “unacceptable.”
“Stay tuned, if it doesn’t turn around, we’ll have to make some changes,” Dee said. “...This thing has to be fixed and it will.”
Phil Plantier, the team’s hitting coach since 2012, would appear to be in the most immediate danger of losing his job.
However, a column by the San Diego Union-Tribune’s Kevin Acee last month strongly implied that ownership was growing impatient with Bud Black, who has been the team’s manager since 2007 and is under contract through ‘15…
Beyond a potential shakeup in the on-field staff, the Padres also are likely to trade off several veterans before the July 31 non-waiver deadline. Smith, right-hander Ian Kennedy, closer Huston Street and outfielder Chris Denorfia are among the candidates to be moved.
for his generous support.
You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.
: OTP Politics November 2014: Mets Deny Bias in Ticket Official’s Firing
(4155 - 5:34pm, Nov 22)Last:
: OT - November 2014 College Football thread
(523 - 5:33pm, Nov 22)Last:
Lance Reddick! Lance him!Newsblog
: Pirates DFA Ike Davis, clear path for Pedro Alvarez - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
(1 - 5:29pm, Nov 22)
Last: Walt DavisNewsblog
: ESPN Suspends Keith Law From Twitter For Defending Evolution
(85 - 5:29pm, Nov 22)
: Friars show interest in dealing for Bruce | MLB.com
(12 - 5:29pm, Nov 22)
Last: Greg KNewsblog
: Matthews: Cashman sleeps on the street, says all is quiet on the free-agent front
(20 - 5:23pm, Nov 22)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)Newsblog
: Braves shopping Justin Upton at a steep price | New York Post
(15 - 4:58pm, Nov 22)
Last: Brian WhiteNewsblog
: Mike Schmidt: Marlins' Stanton too rich too early? | www.palmbeachpost.com
(22 - 4:53pm, Nov 22)
Last: Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with classNewsblog
: OT: Soccer (the Round, True Football), November 2014
(407 - 4:51pm, Nov 22)Last:
Howling John ShadeNewsblog
: Kemp drawing interest, raising chance he's the Dodgers OF dealt - CBSSports.com
(7 - 4:37pm, Nov 22)
: MLB.com: White Sox Land Adam LaRoche With 2 Year/$25M Deal
(18 - 4:14pm, Nov 22)
Last: Kiko SakataNewsblog
: OT: Monthly NBA Thread - November 2014
(955 - 4:09pm, Nov 22)Last:
: Josh Lueke and the Ways of Anger
(11 - 3:55pm, Nov 22)
Last: Tom NawrockiNewsblog
: Female Sportswriter Asks: 'Why Are All My Twitter Followers Men?' | ThinkProgress
(131 - 3:45pm, Nov 22)Last:
: Rays name managerial finalists: Cash, Ibanez, Wakamatsu | Tampa Bay Times
(8 - 3:32pm, Nov 22)
Last: Bourbon Samurai