BUD BLACK RUMORS & GOSSIP
Let’s get this out of the way: The Padres aren’t firing Bud Black.
First, they (unnecessarily) exercised the club options on his contract for 2014 and 2015. He’s safe through at least this season. You’re excited, I can tell. Second, there’s no obvious replacement already on the coaching staff. Third, that’s baseball.
With that said, let’s have some fun with hypotheticals...
Cameron Maybin is doubtful for the Padres' season opener on March 30, manager Bud Black said Monday morning.
While Black met with the media, Maybin was undergoing an MRI a day after injuring his left shoulder and bicep on a diving catch.
"More than likely, it looks as though he won't be ready Opening Day," Black said. "There's bicep involvement. We'...
Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe recently wrote an article ranking the top managers in MLB. According to a “panel” of baseball people, including managers, coaches, scouts, players, and front office executives John Farrell is the best manager in baseball. The Boston manager is the top manager in baseball according to the Boston based paper? The journalistic integrity oozing...
Padres manager Bud Black was quick to point out reliever Joaquin Benoit has the most service time of anyone on the San Diego roster.
While it was meant as a compliment, Benoit is out to prove he is nowhere near the end of his career.
Carrying some bitterness from an offseason where his options were limited as a free agent, the 36-year-old Benoit is settling in to his new role as...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago
The Washington Nationals and the San Diego Padres are two teams that could have decisions to make moving forward.
With half the season played, a number of teams are feeling the heat to make changes before 2014.
Some offices are being forced to consider a change at skipper.
Some guys fizzled fast, while others have held onto their post for some time.
Let’s look at which managers...
While a lot of folks are eagerly anticipating the planned renovations to the decrepit Wrigley Field — Lance Berkman is probably part of that contingent — some folks with a more of a nose for nostalgia (as it were) aren’t as excited that the longtime home of the Chicago Cubs will be losing some of its trademark and quirky charm through the renovation process.
Among those folks...
The San Diego Padres have exercised the 2014 and 2015 option years in manager Bud Black's contract.
The club previously had extended Black's contract through 2013.
Black replaced Bruce Bochy as manager before the 2007 season. He is 464-509 (.477) in six seasons, including a 90-72 mark in 2010. Black won the NL Manager of the Year Award that season.
Also Monday, the Padres...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2012
Bud Black recently completed his sixth season as the San Diego Padres' manager, and he has yet to guide the team to the postseason. He'll get at least two more chances to reach the playoffs after the Padres picked up his contract options for 2013 and 2014 on Monday. "Buddy has a keen insight into team dynamics and creates a great environment for the players and coaching...
"The San Diego Padres are deeply saddened by the loss of Bullpen Coach Darrel Akerfelds," said Padres Manager Bud Black. "Ak was an invaluable member of the Padres coaching staff. He brought a tireless work ethic and compassion for baseball to the ballpark every day. He was a loyal Padre to the end. Players and coaches were made better by Ak. He will be sorely...
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