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Friday, June 13, 2014

Shakeup could be coming for Padres after slow start

“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.


 

 

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