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Pat Murphy Will Not Return as Padres Manager in 2016

A mere hours after the San Diego Padres season ended with a 6-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Padres officially announced that interim manager Pat Murphy would not be returning in the same capacity in 2016. What is left unclear is whether Murphy will return to the Padres in another capacity, perhaps retaking his position as the the manager of the Padres Triple-A affiliate...
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pat Murphy won't be back as Padres manager next year

Pat Murphy will not be getting the “interim” tag removed from his job title. Shortly after their regular season finale, the San Diego Padres announced that Murphy will not return as the team’s manager next season. The San Diego Union-Tribune‘s Dennis Lin was first with the news on Twitter: Padres announce that interim manager Pat Murphy will not return in the same capacity...
Via The Outside Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The San Diego Padres part ways with Bud Black

Early Monday morning the San Diego Padres decided to part ways with manager Bud Black, and on Tuesday they hired Pat Murphy. The change had been rumored dating back to even last season, and the organization finally decided to cut Black loose. It didn’t catch anyone by surprise because Bud was on the hot seat for some time now, but all of a sudden the Padres look to be in a lot...
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres Take First Step Toward Selling, Fire Bud Black

The Padres fired their manager Monday, saying goodbye to Bud Black, who’d been around since 2007. It’s not that the Padres blamed Black for what they’ve considered to be a disappointing start. That’s always the idea whenever any coach gets the axe, but that’s a gross oversimplification. It’s not that Black was the whole problem. […]
Via Fangraphs
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres Fire Manager Bud Black

In the midst of a disappointing season after improving the team’s talent over the offseason, the San Diego Padres have fired manager Bud Black following a 32-33 start to the campaign. Manager Bud Black has been relieved of his duties. — San Diego Padres (@Padres) June 15, 2015 Per the team’s announcement, Dave Roberts will take over until the...
Via Sportsnaut
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres fire manager Bud Black

Bud Black, the second longest-tenured and winningest manager in Padres history behind Bruce Bochy, was fired on Monday in the midst of his ninth season with the team. Manager Bud Black has been relieved of his duties. — San Diego Padres (@Padres) June 15, 2015   Black had a 649-713 record with the team, never made the playoffs, and finished...
Via The Outside Corner
June 15, 2015  |  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

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

It’s Not Easy Facing Up When Your Whole World Is Black

Let’s get this out of the way: The Padres aren’t firing Bud Black. First, they (unnecessarily) exercised the club options on his contract for 2014 and 2015. He’s safe through at least this season. You’re excited, I can tell. Second, there’s no obvious replacement already on the coaching staff. Third, that’s baseball. With that said, let’s have some fun with hypotheticals...
Via Padres Public
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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