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BUD BLACK RUMORS & GOSSIP

With contract expiring, pressure is on Padres manager Black

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- In the span of 15 minutes Friday, San Diego Padres manager Bud Black successfully converted yards into feet to answer a reporter's question, made references to three sports and casually mentioned -- correctly -- that Khalil Green had 97 RBIs on his first San Diego team in 2007. "He's a good communicator, a good people person," pitcher Ian Kennedy said. "He remembers...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Nine Lives Of Bud Black

Baseball aficionados are a particularly zealous bunch. This opinionated group has views on every facet of the game, such as who is over/under/properly rated, who should be starting, which coaches ought to be fired, and why a pitcher’s mechanics may be out of whack. No matter the judgment or level of expertise, baseball fans have an answer or theory for everything that goes on....
Via Baseball Essential
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

New Padres GM: Bud Black returning as manager in 2015

  Arguably the worst year in San Diego Padres history ended with an eighth straight season out of the playoffs and manager Bud Black still employed. Now it's new general manager A.J. Preller's turn to start putting his stamp on a team that has good pitching, is in desperate need of impact bats and continues to struggle early in the season and then plays well when it's too late to...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres Rumors: Bud Black to return to San Diego in 2015

It's been a tough season for the San Diego Padres. They fired their general manager, Josh Byrnes, earlier in the season, hired another in A.J. Preller, and are going to miss the playoffs again. There has not been postseason baseball in San Diego since 2006. With organizational changes already being made in the front office, some questions have been raised as to whether manager Bud...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
September 21, 2014  |  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
August 06, 2014  |  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
July 25, 2014  |  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

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
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