Fri, 08 Aug 2014 01:13:23 -0700
The San Diego Padres "never seriously considered" firing manager Bud Black despite the team's struggles this season and the dismissal of GM Josh Byrnes, according to team president Mike Dee. Dee said it remains to be seen whether new general manager A.J. Preller will want Black to continue, but Dee expresses confidence in Black as a manager.
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 01:23:24 -0700
Five possible replacements have been mentioned for fired San Diego Padres general manager Josh Byrnes. Candidates include former general manager and current Arizona Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers, Larry Beinfest (ex-Marlins GM), Farhan Zaidi (Athletics assistant GM/director of baseball operations), David Forst (A's assistant general manager) and Jason McLeod (a former Padre executive and currently the Chicago Cubs' senior vice president of player development and amateur scouting).
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 00:28:59 -0700
Even before the San Diego Padres relieved Josh Byrnes of his general manager duties on Sunday, June 22, the team had expressed an interest in conducting a fire sale. Sources indicate OF Chris Denorfia, 3B Chase Headley, OF Carlos Quentin and OF Seth Smith could all be available.
Sun, 22 Jun 2014 12:52:18 -0700
The San Diego Padres have relieved executive vice president/general manager Josh Byrnes of his duties.
Mon, 26 May 2014 23:45:17 -0700
Sources indicate San Diego Padres manager Bud Black and general manager Josh Byrnes could be in jeopardy if the team does not turn around.
Fri, 23 May 2014 01:00:36 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Carlos Quentin (groin) took batting practice on the field Thursday, May 22. General manager Josh Byrnes said the left fielder would avoid a trip to the disabled list and that Quentin could return to the starting lineup by the Padres' upcoming road trip, which begins Monday at Arizona.
Mon, 03 Dec 2012 23:49:54 -0800
San Diego Padres 3B Chase Headley is not on the trading block, according to team sources. Padres general manager Josh Byrnes insists the team is trying to build around Headley, who is under team control for another two years. "We've had very broad talks," Byrnes said. "It's worth a discussion, but we have two more years with him. That's a lot of time."
Sat, 29 Sep 2012 12:45:46 -0700
San Diego Padres general manager Josh Byrnes implied that the team's payroll could increase next season but much of it could go to arbitration-eligible players.
Fri, 08 Jun 2012 11:10:33 -0700
The San Diego Padres are not willing to label themselves sellers yet, despite being 18 games out of first place. "If we sell, it will be at very high prices," general manager Josh Byrnes says. "We can keep Headley and Volquez beyond this year. We want to keep Quentin. And Street has a mutual option. So I wouldn't be surprised if the prices are higher than people think."
Tue, 03 Jan 2012 00:41:28 -0800
The San Diego Padres may utilize contract extensions on players like OF Carlos Quentin and OF Cameron Maybin to lock up some free-agent years and guarantee payroll certainty. "We don't have any commitments to 2013 and beyond," Padres General Manager Josh Byrnes said. "But we do have choices and decisions to make. Our payroll model is setting up well. We're not in total go-for-it mode, but we can make some choices. We acquired Carlos with the thought that we could extend him. We want to win as soon as possible for as long as possible."