Found October 30, 2011 on Friarhood:
  After a week of never ending front office news, the news has slowed down considerably. I managed to find some stuff for you though. And happy birthday to Jason Bartlett. Here are your links for the day:   Gaslamp Ball takes a look at the "Alvaro Aristy" situation "The Padres met a prospect they liked in the Dominican Republic. At 16, the kid showed enough skills that they figured he would mature into a pretty good major league ball player. Enough that they sign him to a $1 million bonus." Snodgrass **** shares their opinion on Chris Gwynn leaving "I just don’t know what to think of this latest news, but when Director of Player Personnel Chris Gywnn leaves the Padres for the Seattle Mariners this just doesn’t sit right with me. Sooner or later we will all find out the truth that has been going on behind those office walls in Petco Park."   Padres Prospects answer fans questions Topics include Jason Hagerty, the front office and prosp...

Padres Officially Announce Josh Byrnes as General Manager

Press Release provided from the San Diego Padres media department: <span style="font-size: 9.5pt; font-family: "Arial","sans-serif";">SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres announced today that Josh Byrnes has been named executive vice president/general manager. Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer Jeff Moorad made the announcement. <span style...

Padres Decline Options on Harang, Qualls, and Hawpe

Official press release provided by the San Diego Padres media department: <span style="font-size: 9.5pt; font-family: "Arial","sans-serif";">SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres announced today they have declined their mutual options for the 2012 season for right-handed pitcher Aaron Harang and infielder/outfielder Brad Hawpe, as well as their...

Padres Winter Ball Round-Up 10/30/11

Winter Ball is in full swing and we are doing our best to keep you in the loop with our daily winter ball round-up of Padres players. No need waste hours trying to find box scores of all the winter league games when we do it for you.  Enjoy! The Padres have sent some young studs to the prospect heavy Arizona Fall League in 2011.  The Padres players will be playing on the Peoria...

Padres decline options on Harang, Hawpe, Qualls

The San Diego Padres declined 2012 contract options on right-hander Aaron Harang, infielder-outfielder Brad Hawpe and reliever Chad Qualls. Harang, who had his $5 million option declined, went 14-7 with a 3.64 ERA last season for the last-place Padres. Hawpe appeared in 62 games before being lost for the remainder of the season with an elbow injury. Qualls went 6-8 with a 3.51...

Phil Plantier to be Named Padres Hitting Coach

Per Ken Rosenthal the Padres will hire Phil Plantier as their new hitting coach. Plantier was the manager of the Cal League Champion Lake Elsinore Storm in 2011.  He played in the major leagues from 2000 - 2007 with five different teams.  During that time frame he had three stints with the Padres.  Josh Byrnes is scheduled to be announced as the Padres new general manager tomorrow...

Dazzling defense has Maybin up for GIBBY

Cameron Maybin put together a breakout year in 2011, showing off all of his talents -- especially those in PETCO Park's vast outfield. Because of that defensive prowess, Maybin is up against nine others in the annual Greatness in Baseball Yearly (GIBBY) Awards for Defensive Player of the Year.

Departure - Jason McLeod Leaves San Diego

In December of 2009 Jason McLeod left the Boston Red Sox, one of the top organizations in baseball, to follow his friend and former colleague Jed Hoyer, who had just accepted the general manager position in San Diego, to take over the Padres scouting and development apparatus.

Padres introduce Josh Byrnes as new general manager

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres have introduced Josh Byrnes as their third general manager in just more than...

Byrnes excited for 'best job for me' with Padres

The Padres introduced Josh Byrnes as their third general manager in two-plus years Monday, and from the looks of it, the 41-year-old, well-traveled executive will hold the job for many years.

Padres tab Byrnes as third GM in last two years

The San Diego Padres have introduced Josh Byrnes as their third general manager in just more than two calendar years.

Byrnes’ relationship with Black goes back long way

New Padres GM Josh Byrnes was just starting out in baseball when he worked with the Cleveland Indians and Bud Black.

Padres Decline Options On Harang, Hawpe, Qualls

The Padres announced today they've declined their options on Aaron Harang, Brad Hawpe, and Chad Qualls.
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