Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Padres To Hire A.J. Preller As GM

Eccentric!  ROWRRRR.

The Padres have decided to hire Rangers assistant general manager A.J. Preller to fill their GM vacancy, sources tell Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (Twitter link).

Preller had been one of four finalists for the vacancy, along with Red Sox assistant GM Mike Hazen, Yankees assistant GM Billy Eppler and MLB executive Kim Ng. Preller and Eppler were both rumored to be favorites for the job at different times, though the most recent reports had Eppler in the lead.

Instead, the Padres will go with Preller, who has been described as “eccentric” at time by peers, as Tom Krasovic of the San Diego Union-Tribune recently wrote. Krasovic also noted Preller’s aggressive nature when pursuing Latin American players on the amateur market. International scouting was said to be a priority for the Padres in their pursuit of a new GM, which led Peter Gammons to speculate that Preller could be the favorite. The Padres were said to prefer to hire an up-and-comer in the baseball operations world rather than someone with previous GM experience, and the 36-year-old Preller fits that bill.

The District Attorney Posted: August 06, 2014 at 01:39 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: a.j. preller, general managers, padres

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Ray (RDP)
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogA's Bruce Maxwell kneels for anthem | MLB.com
(60 - 1:40am, Sep 25)
Last: Omineca Greg

NewsblogThe case for Jose Altuve as the American League MVP, and a look at the rest of the contenders
(17 - 1:38am, Sep 25)
Last: Ivo Shandor

Gonfalon Cubs15 To Go
(85 - 1:26am, Sep 25)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogOTP 18 September 2017: Ex-Baseball Star Darryl Strawberry Criticizes Jemele Hill, Praises POTUS: Trump is ‘A Great Man’
(1405 - 1:25am, Sep 25)
Last: cmd600

NewsblogASK BA: Can A Team Promise Otani A Lucrative Extension? | BaseballAmerica.com
(16 - 1:24am, Sep 25)
Last: Meatwad

NewsblogOT: Wrestling Thread November 2014
(2062 - 1:17am, Sep 25)
Last: Man o' Schwar

NewsblogOT-NBA off season thread
(2465 - 12:47am, Sep 25)
Last: stevegamer

NewsblogRobinson Cano hits 300th home run | MLB.com
(44 - 12:37am, Sep 25)
Last: QLE

NewsblogOT - August/September 2017 College Football thread
(256 - 12:31am, Sep 25)
Last: 2 dudes are better than STIGGLES; i'm both of em

NewsblogSunday Notes: Travis Shaw and the Brewers are Sneaky Good | FanGraphs Baseball
(3 - 11:45pm, Sep 24)
Last: Mike Emeigh

NewsblogAlbert Pujols is having the worst season for a 37-year-old in MLB history
(54 - 11:19pm, Sep 24)
Last: dlf

NewsblogHow the Astros' trade for Justin Verlander came together | SI.com
(10 - 10:23pm, Sep 24)
Last: Walt Davis

Sox TherapyStep One Complete
(59 - 8:45pm, Sep 24)
Last: Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine

NewsblogTaking Back the Ballparks - Nationals voting thread
(44 - 8:03pm, Sep 24)
Last: SoSH U at work

NewsblogOMNICHATTER needs no introduction, for the weekend of September 23-24, 2017
(201 - 5:45pm, Sep 24)
Last: Andere Richtingen

Page rendered in 0.1577 seconds
45 querie(s) executed