Welcome To The Padres

Yesterday the San Diego Padres officially announced that Jed Hoyer is their new General Manager.

Hoyer was pretty much the leader for the job ever since Kevin Towers was fired. He was the assistant general manager for the Boston Red Sox before this. That’s one thing I’m really excited about. He’s had a lot of experience under an excellent general manager in Theo Epstein. I was very pleased to hear that he was instrumental in pulling off the deal that brought Josh Beckett and Mike Lowell to Boston. I think this guy is going to be great for us.

I was very impressed by the press conference that was held yesterday. This guy looks really young, but he spoke very well about his visions and goals for this team. I really like him already. This is really exciting…having a new owner, a new general manager. I can’t wait to see how Hoyer does for us. He just seems like an excellent young man, and he’s really excited about this job. It’s going to be fun to see how he works.   

Hoyer is only 35, but I think he’s going to do very well for us. Welcome to the San Diego Padres, Jed.

I don’t know how far this news has spread, but a junior in high school died in a car accident yesterday morning in San Diego. One of my closest friends goes to the same school as he did. It would be really great if you guys could pray for this situation, for the young man’s family and the school. I’m feeling pretty mentally and emotionally drained right now. You can read the story here. Please, just pray.

Well, let’s see what this new GM can do.




  1. crzblue2

    He looks so young. But that has been the trend. I thought maybe DePodesta would get another shot at GM. That is so cool you went to the AFL. Never been there myself. Actually this year was my first trip to Spring Training in Az since this is the first year that the Dodgers started training there.
    Good luck to your new GM
    Is sad to hear of kids dying so young. Prayers to William and his family.
    Hang in there Kaybee.

  2. Saundra

    I will pray for the young man’s family and the school, this is so sad. I hope they are comforted in this difficult time.

    Glad for your team about your new General Manager. All the best.

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