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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Review Of Bud Black As Padres Manager

Padres blogger Woe, Doctor has a fascinating look at Buddy Black's tenure as Padres manager, as well as giving voice to a rumor I have heard elsewhere, that the Angels might be looking at him as a possible GM candidate. They could do worse, I imagine, but his prime asset is his stoicism:
“Bud Black can manage this club as long as he wants to,” Padres CEO Jeff Moorad said Wednesday. “He’s a perfect skipper for the Padres in the near term as well as the long term.”
And, while it might be speculation on his part, Tim Sullivan revealed what he believed is Black’s greatest strength – his silence:
With two years remaining on his Padres’ contract, and two more years of club options thereafter, Black already has more job security than most major league managers. Though his hiring predates both Moorad’s and Hoyer’s arrivals at PETCO Park, Black is not some holdover desperate to hang on, but a low-maintenance leader who never complains about payroll, ballpark dimensions or decisions made by his bosses.
Via Geoff Young on Twitter; some days ago, Geoff officially hung 'em up at Ducksnorts, one of the best-named blogs I know of. Geoff says he'll keep writing for BPro, and that's a good thing.

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