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BUD BLACK RUMORS & GOSSIP

Is Varitek In-Line As The Next Padre Manager?

'TekBud Black is the incumbent manager of the San Diego Padres—and team says it wants him back for 2015. Nevertheless, the Friars are having another bad year (52-61, 12.5 games out), and they just hired a new (and somewhat controversial) GM. All of this is leading to speculation that the team might be at least considering other managerial options—and Jason Varitek's name...
Via FenwayNation
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres to hire AJ Preller as new GM

The San Diego Padres are currently without a general manager after firing Josh Byrnes in the middle of the season. A report emerging Tuesday night claims they have finally made a decision on a new GM. Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Padres will hire Texas Rangers assistant general manager A.J. Preller as the team’s new general manager. Rumors had persisted that San Diego was...
Via Rumors and Rants
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Bud Black is sporting a black eye

Bud Black was sporting quite the shiner during the San Diego Padres’ last few games. A few fans noticed that Black’s right eye was swollen and discolored and they tweeted the photos. @PadresCentral What happened to Bud Black's eye? Did he take a ball of his face in BP today? pic.twitter.com/Q0Lq9kdozX — dave perek (@daveperek) […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Bud Black Trolls the NL

In the seventh inning last night, after surrendering a 2-0 lead, Bud Black sent Tommy Medica to the plate. The bases were empty, and Medica was hitting for Jace Peterson. Medica struck out. Medica is not a second baseman, so Black brought Alexi Amarista on to man the bag. With Nick Vincent having imploded, Dale Thayer entered the game at the same time to pitch. Seems like a classic...
Via Padres Public
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Enough is Enough, Fire Bud Black

The fans of San Diego deserve something more than a few nice guys that don’t mind losing. Despite all the ass-kissing that goes on between local media and Padres manager Bud Black one thing remains… He’s not getting the job done. This isn’t a post about how great Buddy is, or how all the losing isn’t his fault, or how the front office can’t bring in talent, or how he...
Via Friarhood
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the Padres going to fire manager Bud Black?

The upcoming schedule — not to mention the law of averages — gives hope that better times might be ahead. The Padres have three more games against the dreadful Cubs before going to hitter-friendly parks in Arizona and Chicago (White Sox). The only opponent with a winning record among the next eight series is the Washington Nationals, who will visit Petco. To this point, though...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s Not Easy Facing Up When Your Whole World Is Black

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...
Via Padres Public
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres manager Bud Black will miss the intoxicating stench of Wrigley Field

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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Padres pick up Black's options for 2013 and 2014

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Friarhood Radio FanFest Recap - Garfinkel, Black and more.

Friarhood Radio was on location today during Padres FanFest.  An action packed three hours from the Tilted Kilt with myself, Judson Richards, and Cody Decker.  If you have never listened to FHR in the past, this week was a great time to start.  This week on the show: Tom Garfinkel - Spoke candidly on the new TV deal, dynamic pricing, and trying to compete in 2012 Bud Black...
Via Friarhood
February 11, 2012  |  Discuss
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