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Andy Green relieved of duties.

Quote from Commie on September 21, 2019, 2:00 pm
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.

I get that, but before his last season in STL everyone loved him. And we know that the culture in STL is good/great even. Something that needs instilled in SD. So if not Matheny, maybe someone else out of the STL fold. How about old friend and catcher for SD and STL, Carlos Hernandez?

Phil Nevin anyone?

What’s Alan Trammell doing?

 

BTW my brother was Trammells backup at shortstop in High School at Kearney.

Obviously he didn’t get to play much.😉

I played with Eric Chavez at PQ. What does everyone think of Moises Alou? I don't really know enough to have an opinion. I have already seen rumors of us targeting him. They also say Bochy probably isn't done managing permanently and may want to come back. I really like Bochy but I don't know if he is right for this team with all of the kids.

Glad to see Green go , he always looked lost and useless to me.  The next hire is very simple, go get Girardi.

As long as the new manager was a catcher in his previous baseball life, I'll be happy( just seems like a disproportionate amount of successful managers caught)

That said, is Barajas a candidate for the job? And did Chavez ( I like the idea of local kid returns home) and Nevin both catch at one point?

4:35pm: Per Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Padres have already formed a list of candidates that they would consider for the manager job. Bruce Bochy, Mike Scioscia, Moises Alou, Ron Washington, and Mark Loretta are all receiving consideration, according to Acee. Of course, that list is surely far from final, and the team won’t rush into a decision, but it’s nonetheless noteworthy to see where the club is looking early in its search for a new skipper.

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Moises Alou, Padres special assistant

Among the candidates for the managerial opening when the Padres hired Green, Alou is not only believed to be in the mix again this time around, he might be the early favorite for the job, according to MLB Network's Jon Morosi.

Alou joined San Diego as a special assistant in player development in 2015 and he's also had a wildly successful career as a GM in the Dominican Winter League, where his teams have won multiple championships.

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Another report suggests Carlos Beltran and Josh Bard may be in the mix both well though of and, I think, in the NYY organization.

I don’t want anyone currently associated with this organization getting the job.  We need someone who knows what it is like to win.

I don't see Bochy, Scioscia, Washington, or Maddon as good fits for this team or front office. Nevin from what I hear is that grumpy old school guy ... might like that in theory but will not play well on a team of young, developing kids. Seems as thought Barajas is getting the obligatory in house man interview but not in play.

Girardi seems to want to wait until Maddon gets fired in Chicago and is targeting that job. Maybe Loretta is too.

Plus don't forget there will be one or two "mystery candidates". Guessing all the agents are calling Preller to tell him their client is perfect for the post.

Alou is 53, Beltran is 42, and Bard is 41. Which one could be the better manager is a guess but at least they are in a better age bracket to relate to the younger players and by all reports all are attuned to the modern game and have the people skills.

I guess firing Green a week early allows the Padres to get a running start on interviews and maybe get their pick of the litter. Sounds as though a few other firings will happen (as much as 9) at the end of the season.

Quote from WindsorUK on September 21, 2019, 3:44 pm

As long as the new manager was a catcher in his previous baseball life, I'll be happy( just seems like a disproportionate amount of successful managers caught)

That said, is Barajas a candidate for the job? And did Chavez ( I like the idea of local kid returns home) and Nevin both catch at one point?

Catcher is "The thinking man's position". They are almost universally the smartest player on the field so it only makes sense that they are good managers. They are game managers, the QB of the baseball field. And fyi Chavez never played catcher. He was a SS before he went to 3B.

If Loretta can be convinced to leave Chicago if he does not remain with the Cubs under Maddon or a new manager ... he may be into the finalists.

He spent about 8 years in the Padres’ front office ... and was apparently well regarded but left in 2019 to coach for the Cubs (some family considerations as I recall).

Northwester education (so smart) ... long ML career (player credibility) .... coach for Maddon (so exposure to ML managing at the highest level) .... 8 years with the Padres front office (understanding of the prospects that the team will be built upon and a seamless fit into the working relationship with team baseball operations).

If the Padres want to contend they need to get out of the blocks quickly .... having a new manager that the front office understands and a new manager that understands the front office is a plus. Really cuts the learning curve.