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BUD BLACK RUMORS & GOSSIP

Black: Different vibe for Padres organization this season

San Diego Padres manager Bud Black turned the corner to meet the press on the first day of spring training and was taken aback at the throng of reporters waiting. "What are we, the Yankees?" Black asked. No, but they're no longer the anonymous Padres, the light-hitting, star-less team planted near the bottom of the NL West. Thanks to first-year general manager A.J. Preller's wild...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Trade-happy West teams make big offseason moves to improve

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Bud Black practically skipped off to practice despite the gray skies, eager to take the field for another day of spring training drills in the desert with his rebuilt San Diego roster. Who could blame the skipper for being a little more lively? He has the highest expectations for San Diego in years and an entirely new starting outfield, one that both Black and...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

With contract expiring, pressure is on Padres manager Black

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- In the span of 15 minutes Friday, San Diego Padres manager Bud Black successfully converted yards into feet to answer a reporter's question, made references to three sports and casually mentioned -- correctly -- that Khalil Green had 97 RBIs on his first San Diego team in 2007. "He's a good communicator, a good people person," pitcher Ian Kennedy said. "He remembers...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

New Padres GM: Bud Black returning as manager in 2015

  Arguably the worst year in San Diego Padres history ended with an eighth straight season out of the playoffs and manager Bud Black still employed. Now it's new general manager A.J. Preller's turn to start putting his stamp on a team that has good pitching, is in desperate need of impact bats and continues to struggle early in the season and then plays well when it's too late to...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres Rumors: Bud Black to return to San Diego in 2015

It's been a tough season for the San Diego Padres. They fired their general manager, Josh Byrnes, earlier in the season, hired another in A.J. Preller, and are going to miss the playoffs again. There has not been postseason baseball in San Diego since 2006. With organizational changes already being made in the front office, some questions have been raised as to whether manager Bud...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
September 21, 2014  |  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? pic.twitter.com/Q0Lq9kdozX — dave perek (@daveperek) […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bud Black Trolls the NL

In the seventh inning last night, after surrendering a 2-0 lead, Bud Black sent Tommy Medica to the plate. The bases were empty, and Medica was hitting for Jace Peterson. Medica struck out. Medica is not a second baseman, so Black brought Alexi Amarista on to man the bag. With Nick Vincent having imploded, Dale Thayer entered the game at the same time to pitch. Seems like a classic...
Via Padres Public
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Enough is Enough, Fire Bud Black

The fans of San Diego deserve something more than a few nice guys that don’t mind losing. Despite all the ass-kissing that goes on between local media and Padres manager Bud Black one thing remains… He’s not getting the job done. This isn’t a post about how great Buddy is, or how all the losing isn’t his fault, or how the front office can’t bring in talent, or how he...
Via Friarhood
May 23, 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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