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Padres’ Points: Black, Kemp, Baez

The Padres are currently 20-22 and are in the middle of a rough stretch in the schedule, as I noted last week. With the team now five games back of the Dodgers and three games back of the second wild card, there have been recent rumors of the Padres’ Bud Black’s status as manager.Given the all the additions, there were high expectations for this team to compete with the Dodgers...
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This Date In Royals History–1985 Edition: May 21

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Royals’ World Series title, Pine Tar Press presents a day-by-day look at the 1985 season. Check Pine Tar Press every day for a new edition of This Date In Royals History. George Brett belted a pair of two-run homers while Bud Black pitched an impressive complete-game shutout, […]
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Padres’ Biggest Problem

Even after a win Tuesday, the Padres stand at a flat 20-20, and there’s talk that manager Bud Black might be on the hot seat given ownership expectations. Curiously, the Padres aren’t letting minor-league coach Pat Murphy talk to the Brewers, and while there’s any number of potential explanations, one could be that the team […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ramblings: What is Bud Black

I haven’t been able to write this post the last two weeks due to a hectic schedule and for that I apologize. I realize this is a huge part of your day, no wait, your week, and I couldn’t be more disappointed in letting you down. Cry on my shoulder, it’s OK. The worst is past, and we can now move on to criticizing the **** out of professionals. Let’s Ramble. Something I...
Via Padres Public
2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego's handling of Triple-A skipper Murphy highly unusual

Pat Murphy is the Padres' Triple-A manager. The Brewers want to hire him as a major-league coach. And the Padres have balked at letting him go. A simple case of a team valuing an employee? Perhaps. But some in the industry view the Padres' actions as highly unusual — and perhaps a sign that the Pads want Murphy to replace manager Bud Black or, at the very least, join the team's...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres rotation leads majors in quality starts

You’d think that leading the league in quality starts would mean that you have a great rotation. However, thus far the Padres’ rotation has underachieved compared to last year and preseason expectations. As Padres writer Bill Center points out, a “quality start” means allowing up to three runs in six innings which equates to a 4.50 ERA.Despite leading the majors with 21 quality...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres beating NL West opponents

The Padres have finished the first part of a schedule filled with divisional opponents and did so with a winning record of 15-12. It may be early, but it’s an encouraging sign for a Padres team that has struggled to post winning records against the division and overall in the past few seasons.The last two seasons in which the team has won more games than it lost against the NL...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Bud Black’s job security

Bud Balck There’s been a common phrase that’s been thrown around frequently both by the local and national media when discussing Bud Black’s tenure with the San Diego Padres. “He doesn’t have the horses,” is what they say, meaning he doesn’t have the necessary talent to succeed. And for most part that notion’s been true. Hired in 2007 after longtime manager Bruce...
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

The Greatest Summer Ever: Bud Black

Throughout the 2015 season, Did the Tribe Win Last Night will take a look back at the 1995 Cleveland Indians for the 20th anniversary of their fourth pennant winning season. Included will be historic game recaps, headlining stories and a ranking of the team’s most influential players that truly made 1995 The Greatest Summer Ever. Today looks back at player #28: Buddy Black. For...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Bud Black is sporting a black eye

Bud Black was sporting quite the shiner during the San Diego Padres’ last few games. A few fans noticed that Black’s right eye was swollen and discolored and they tweeted the photos. @PadresCentral What happened to Bud Black's eye? Did he take a ball of his face in BP today? — dave perek (@daveperek) […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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