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JOSH BYRNES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Introducing Josh Byrnes, leading candidate to be Dodgers’ GM

I was going to write a detailed post analyzing more than a dozen potential GM candidates, but that basically got shuttered by a report that Josh Byrnes was likely to land the GM spot for the Dodgers. Byrnes is the former GM of divisional opponents Diamondbacks and Padres, and prior to that had worked with the Indians and then as an assistant GM with the Rockies and Red Sox. His most...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Byrnes seen as a leader for job under Dodgers president Friedman

Josh Byrnes, the former general manager of the Diamondbacks and Padres, is seen as a leading candidate for the top executive job under new club president Andrew Friedman with the Dodgers, league sources said. Byrnes is viewed as a strong possibility to get the coveted job, as sources familiar with the situation say his experience is viewed as a plus for a storied, big-market team...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Big Bad (Slightly Scarier) Dodgers

The San Diego Padres mid-season firing of general manager Josh Byrnes seems to have triggered front office upheaval in the rest of the National League West.* Since then, the Arizona Diamondbacks fired Kevin Towers and hired Dave Stewart/ De Jon Watson (which we discussed last month), the Colorado Rockies promoted from within with Jeff Bridich replacing the departing Dan O’Dowd...
Via Padres Public
3 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
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres facing a pivotal point in franchise history

Josh Byrnes is gone, and not to go all drama queen on you, but make no mistake: What you are now looking at is one of the most pivotal points in Padres franchise history. Because what you presently are seeing is this organization's nadir. And, sadly, I'm not talking about the old Nater, Nate Colbert. The combination of the worst hitting team in franchise history with a fallow...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres fire GM Josh Byrnes

On Sunday the struggling San Diego Padres fired general manager Josh Byrnes. The move was abrupt and caught many in Major League Baseball by surprise but in truth, this had probably been coming for a while. Padres president and CEO Mike Dee said in a statement that the search for a new GM would begin immediately and in the interim, senior vice president for baseball operations Oman...
Via Rumors and Rants
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres announce organizational changes

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres today announced that they have relieved Executive Vice President/General Manager Josh Byrnes of his duties. "This ownership group is committed to fielding a team that consistently competes for postseason play," said Padres President and CEO Mike Dee. "Thus far this season, the results on the field have been mixed at best and clearly...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres Fire GM Josh Byrnes

The San Diego Padres announced on Sunday that they have fired general manager Josh Byrnes, who had been with the team since 2010. The Padres are currently 11 games under .500 and 12.5 games back in the NL West.  San Diego currently ranks dead last in the Majors in runs scored, batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage. Its offense has been historically bad throughout...
Via Sportsnaut
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres fire GM Josh Byrnes

The San Diego Padres have fired Executive Vice President/General Manager Josh Byrnes. With Bynes as the general manager the Padres had been 184-215 in two-plus seasons including a 32-43 record this season. “This ownership group is committed to fielding a team that consistently competes for postseason play,” said Padres President and CEO Mike Dee in a statement released by the...
Via Tireball.com
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres Fire Executive Vice President and GM Josh Byrnes

The San Diego Padres have fired executive vice president and GM Josh Byrnes. #Padres GM Josh Byrnes has been relieved of his duties, team announces. — Jeff Sanders (@JeffSanders_UT) June 22, 2014   Dee: "Search for new GM begins immediately. Looking for someone who can lead franchise’s baseball philosophy for years to come.” — Jeff Sanders (@JeffSanders_UT) June 22...
Via Thacover2
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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