Josh Byrnes, Max Fried, and a Modest Request to Darren Smith

Today while listening to Padres General Manager Josh Byrnes speak with Darren Smith on the Mighty 1090 the conversation bounced from a weird type of ball game played by front office personnel, then to Chase Headley‘s calf, before finally settling in to my main concern this spring – Max Fried‘s tender forearm. Darren asked Byrnes about his initial reaction to news from the trainers...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Byrnes Latest Interview With Hacksaw and Jay Paris: 12/19/2013

In his latest public interview on the Hacksaw Show, Byrnes discusses the signing of Benoit, adding depth, Cameron Maybin, the latest on Chase Headley, and pitching depth. It is becoming increasingly obvious that the theme of this offseason has been depth to cover injuries and depth for lineup flexibility. Here are some highlights of the interview. On The Signing Of Benoit Hacksaw...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Cold Call and Collected: Padres Preview 2014

General Manager Josh Byrnes has been a very busy man lately, making deals and moving players as he sees fit to build Padres success. With the acquisitions of Johnson, Smith and Benoit standing out as the biggest transactions this offseason, you would think that Josh would be relaxing and taking a moment for himself to reflect upon the numbers and figures that he has been tasked with...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Padres GM Josh Byrnes Discusses Off-Season Needs

Josh Byrnes joined former GM Jim Bowden and discussed team needs heading into the offseason.  Coming off another 76-86 season, Padres fans are wondering if the Friars are going to attempt to improve in hopes of a playoff birth or if they are content with the roster as is heading into 2014. Despite seven seasons without a playoff birth, manager Bud Black remains on a cool seat heading...
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November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Byrnes Talks Progress, Future of Present Roster, Part I

It’s safe to say the Padres season is over aside from their efforts to surpass the Giants and Rockies for 3rd place in the NL West. In fact, their campaign has been over since the club dropped nine straight to lower their record to 40 – 50 on July 8th. Since then they’ve essentially been playing for pride. Padre management is well aware of that and has probably spent more time...
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September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Byrnes: Cabrera ban 'painful but necessary step'

Padres general manager Josh Byrnes says the suspension of All-Star shortstop Everth Cabrera by Major League Baseball is ''a painful but necessary step.'' Cabrera was banned for 50 games Monday for his relationship to Biogenesis of America, a closed anti-aging clinic in Florida accused of distributing banned performing-enhancing drugs. While disappointed, Byrnes...
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August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Josh Byrnes on The World of Sports

Still unknown is whether Byrnes drank the iced coffee. Josh Byrnes was a guest this morning on XTRA Sports 1360‘s The World of Sports According to Chris and Ben. Earlier today, Gaslamp Ball posted their own recap, but I was already in the middle of writing this. So I don’t want to hear any crap about “you’re just stealing from them again!” You can listen and/or download...
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June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Padres rumors: San Diego could add starting pitcher

The San Diego Padres enter spring training with an ample amount of candidates to fill out their starting rotation. Still, the club could pursue another arm at some point prior to the start of the regular season, general manager Josh Byrnes tells Corey Brock of "There is a chance we can solve [the rotation] with our own guys," San Diego general manager...
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Byrnes confirms Plantier is new hitting coach

New Padres general manager Josh Byrnes confirms that former big leaguer Phil Plantier has been hired as hitting coach. The team expects to make the formal announcement this week, possibly on Tuesday. Plantier will be the sixth person to hold the job since the Padres moved into cavernous Petco Park in 2004. He replaces Randy Ready, who was fired a day after the Padres finished last...
Via AP on Fox
October 31, 2011  |  Discuss

Padres introduce new GM Byrnes

The San Diego Padres officially introduced Josh Byrnes as the team's new general manager on Monday. Byrnes becomes the Padres' third GM in a little over two years and replaces Jed Hoyer, who left to take the same role under Theo Epstein with the Chicago Cubs. San Diego gave Byrnes a five-year contract plus an option year. He has worked previously under Padres CEO Jeff Moorad...
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October 31, 2011  |  Discuss

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