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BUD BLACK RUMORS & GOSSIP

The San Diego Padres part ways with Bud Black

Early Monday morning the San Diego Padres decided to part ways with manager Bud Black, and on Tuesday they hired Pat Murphy. The change had been rumored dating back to even last season, and the organization finally decided to cut Black loose. It didn’t catch anyone by surprise because Bud was on the hot seat for some time now, but all of a sudden the Padres look to be in a lot...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the San Diego Padres Right for Firing Bud Black?

San Diego Padres’ Bud Black paces in the dugout prior to a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. The Padres fired Black on Monday, June 15, 2015, after hovering around .500 with a roster that was overhauled in the offseason. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File) Bud Black became the third MLB manager to lose his job this season, as the San Diego Padres cut ties...
Via The Sports Journal
15 days ago  |  Discuss

5 MLB Managers on the Hot Seat

On Monday, the Padres dismissed manager Bud Black after nine seasons at the helm in San Diego. New general manager A.J. Preller isn’t afraid...
Via Athlon Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres Name Pat Murphy Interim Manager

The San Diego Padres have tabbed Pat Murphy to replace recently fired manager Bud Black at the helm of the team, according to Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Pat Murphy named Padres interim manager. — Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) June 16, 2015 Murphy, 56, has been in the Padres organization for six years, starting out as a Special Assistant to Baseball Operations. He...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Bud Black became the San Diego Padres’ scapegoat

The San Diego Padres could sell the firing of manager Bud Black as a further effort to re-tool a perennial loser. Black certainly hasn’t done much to prove that he is the stuff of legend, as detailed by Outside Pitch MLB staff writer Dean Fioresi earlier today. An argument could be made that Black should have seen some faint writing on the wall, given the comprehensive roster overhaul...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Take First Step Toward Selling, Fire Bud Black

The Padres fired their manager Monday, saying goodbye to Bud Black, who’d been around since 2007. It’s not that the Padres blamed Black for what they’ve considered to be a disappointing start. That’s always the idea whenever any coach gets the axe, but that’s a gross oversimplification. It’s not that Black was the whole problem. […]
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Our Long National Nightmare Is Over: Bud Black Relieved Of His Duties

The search is on for the next ex-Padres manager. The Padres announced that Bud Black is no longer the manager this afternoon. After eight and a half seasons, a 649-713 record, and no postseason appearances, the Padres are finally going in a different direction. If not this season then in 2016 for sure. The closest a Black managed team came to making the postseason was in 2007...
Via Padres Public
17 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres Fire Manager Bud Black

In the midst of a disappointing season after improving the team’s talent over the offseason, the San Diego Padres have fired manager Bud Black following a 32-33 start to the campaign. Manager Bud Black has been relieved of his duties. pic.twitter.com/OhE7A5dLa2 — San Diego Padres (@Padres) June 15, 2015 Per the team’s announcement, Dave Roberts will take over until the...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres fire manager Bud Black

Bud Black, the second longest-tenured and winningest manager in Padres history behind Bruce Bochy, was fired on Monday in the midst of his ninth season with the team. Manager Bud Black has been relieved of his duties. pic.twitter.com/OhE7A5dLa2 — San Diego Padres (@Padres) June 15, 2015   Black had a 649-713 record with the team, never made the playoffs, and finished...
Via The Outside Corner
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
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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