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Andy Green relieved of duties.

Well OK then!

Padres Fire Andy Green

The Padres have relieved manager Andy Green of his duties, general manager A.J. Preller announced today in an official team release. In his wake, bench coach Rod Barajas will serve as the interim manager for the remainder of the season.

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Let the debate begin!

I guess the front office got my emails and my reasons why

It's about time

And he was THIS CLOSE to tenure!

I wish Andy and his family well, but I’m very happy he’s gone. Most managers have a certain quality that makes them seem fit for the job. Some guys are player managers, some are master strategist, some are great teachers and player development guys. I’m not sure Andy was any of those things. I think he lost the clubhouse and there just  wasn’t confidence and respect coming from the players. I love AJP and I couldn’t be more thankful to have him as a GM. He’s been a top notch stud at filling this franchise with talent. That said, his managerial choices have been crap. He needs to get this one right. Moises Alou, Mark Loretta, Josh Bard, Eric Chavez, Joe Maddon, Ron Washington are some names that interest me to varying degrees.

Eric Chavez the local boy Mr. Tatis? Does he have the qualities we need and is he available? I would love to see him back in San Diego and he would have tons of support here.

I'm calling AJ Ellis or Rod Barajas. With Mattingly extended the only retread I might get behind is Maddon.

Related: are Balsley and Hoffman safe? Hope so.

I believe that Preller has talked in the past about building a certain type of winning culture that has never really existing here in SD. Like or dislike either the NYY or STL, but you can not argue that they have a certain way of doing things that most others dont. You would have to think that Joe Girardi is an option. Maybe Mike Matheny. Please NO Dusty Baker!!!!

This should be a very coveted job to get at this point, unlike other times in SD history. We have ownership that has signed the two highest FA contracts in the last two offseasons. We have Tatis and Paddack. And many more bullets in the MiL. Plus, living in SD is not the worst place to be.

 

Getting the right horse for the right course is important ... all good managers may not be good managers for this Padres team.

The current team is at the core young, developing talent and that core will be added to in the next year or so with even more young, developing talent. Need a manager who can relate to those young players and nurture their futher development ... if he can't the Padres will fail.

However, at the same time since the Padres' leadership seems to be expecting a contender (winner) in the next season (two at the most) they need a manager who knows how the manage a winning team in contention.

Combining those two needs is not easy to get in one manager. For example, most see Bochy as a HOF manager but a major issue the Padre fans had with him was his distain for playing young prospects ... maybe to their detriment. Likely going with a manager who has no experience ... but relates and is a good teacher ... might just be a flop when the games are meaningful.

As for me, generally don't like "retreads" from previous firings or hot candidates that have failed to get managerial jobs after numerous interviews (might be a reason). Not sure how much ... at this time ... they should experiment with someone without some managerial / coaching at the ML experience.

Bottom line for this Padre team at this time ... going to be hard to get the right hire.

Quote from BoosterSD on September 21, 2019, 1:24 pm

I believe that Preller has talked in the past about building a certain type of winning culture that has never really existing here in SD. Like or dislike either the NYY or STL, but you can not argue that they have a certain way of doing things that most others dont. You would have to think that Joe Girardi is an option. Maybe Mike Matheny. Please NO Dusty Baker!!!!

This should be a very coveted job to get at this point, unlike other times in SD history. We have ownership that has signed the two highest FA contracts in the last two offseasons. We have Tatis and Paddack. And many more bullets in the MiL. Plus, living in SD is not the worst place to be.

 

Bite your tongue!  No Matheny no way no how.  He s reviled in STL and not well respected as a manager around the game.  I think his future is in scouting frankly.