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Happy 48th birthday to Bip Roberts, who joined the Padres via the Rule 5 draft and went on to play seven seasons in San Diego. Some news from the modern-day Friars...
Josh Byrnes' rise from low-paid Indians intern to the Padres' new general manager is profiled by MLB.com's Corey Brock.
Prospect Alvaro Aristy, who signed with the Padres in July 2008 for a $1MM bonus, has been discovered to have lied about his age and name, reports Ben Badler of Baseball America. Aristy's real name is Jorge Leandro Guzman and he is about two and a half years older than his claimed age (16) when he signed with the Padres. Guzman is now 22 and still a prospect in the club's system. The Padres were able to recoup about $900K of their bonus from an insurance claim.
Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune discusses such topics as the Padres' front office shakeup, how Byrnes has learned from his previous stint as a GM in Arizona and who the Padres might retain on thei...
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For new GM Josh Byrnes, baseball is not a profession but a passion, one that has had several twists and turns since his stint as an intern for the Indians.
Former Diamondbacks general manager Josh Byrnes, 41, has close ties to Padres CEO Jeff Moorad
PHOENIX What most remember is the messy parting.
General manager Josh Byrnes and his hand-picked manager, A.J. Hinch, were dismissed in Arizona in July 2010 as the Diamondbacks sputtered toward a second consecutive 90-loss season.
The end is never gentle.
But the final days blurred the impact of Byrnes 4-year tenure with the Diamondbacks.
Foremost is that Byrnes won on a budget...
Josh Byrnes steps in as the new GM as of last night. Hopefully tonight we will see game 6 of the World Series. Here are some links:
Josh Byrnes is officially the new GM - Padres official site
"The much-anticipated front-office shuffle became official Wednesday night, as the Padres and Cubs announced that San Diego general manager Jed Hoyer and assistant GM Jason McLeod...
General manager Jed Hoyer and assistant Jason McLeod are leaving the San Diego Padres to accept similar positions in the Chicago Cubs' front office.
Because Hoyer was still under contract, the Cubs have agreed to send the Padres a player to be named as compensation.
Both teams said Wednesday that they will hold news conferences after the World Series. The Padres will announce...
Former Diamondbacks general manager Josh Byrnes, 41, has close ties to Padres CEO Jeff Moorad.
Josh Byrnes takes over as general manager of the Padres as Jed Hoyer leaves for the Cubs. The Diamondbacks went 349-378 while Byrnes was GM, 22nd in the majors.
Time will tell whether Padres CEO Jeff Moorad got it right by hiring Josh Byrnes as the team's new GM.
Under new GM Josh Byrnes, the Padres are heading into an important offseason with a number of pressing questions -- can they coax a free-agent position player to PETCO Park or will they need to make a trade to an offensive boost?
The Padres and Cubs announced Wednesdat that San Diego general manager Jed Hoyer and assistant GM Jason McLeod left to accept positions in Chicago, with Josh Byrnes taking over as the Padres' GM.
San Diego Padres general manager Jed Hoyer resigned Wednesday to accept the same position with the Chicago Cubs.
Jason McLeod also is leaving the Padres to join the Cubs as the team's vice president of scouting and player development.
The Cubs will send a player to be named later to San Diego in exchange for Hoyer and McLeod.
Hoyer will be reunited with Theo Epstein, who left...
I’ll bet that most Padres fans didn’t realize how crazy this offseason would become, but the Padres are making big news already. The rumor mill has Jed Hoyer joining his old boss in Chicago. If that happens, look for Josh Byrnes to get the promotion. Byrnes is primarily responsible for building the club that beat the Padres and the rest of the NL West this year...
The Padres and Cubs have announced that Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod are leaving San Diego to accept positions in Chicago's front office. The Cubs have agreed to send the Padres a player to be named as compensation. Both teams say they will hold news conferences after the World Series. The Padres will announce Josh Byrnes as Hoyer's successor as general manager.
The Padres and Cubs officially announced that GM Jed Hoyer and assistant GM Jason McLeod will leave the Padres to accept positions with the Cubs. Josh Byrnes will be introduced as San Diego's GM next Monday, according to the Padres.