Tagged: general manager

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.



National League Champions

Congrats to the Philadelphia Phillies on their second straight National League title!


I don’t care that they’re an NL East team. I certainly wasn’t going to cheer for the Dodgers during this series! Isn’t this exciting? When was the last time we had team win two World Series in a row? Not going to be easy, but man, the Phillies have been good.

Looks like the Yankees are going to take the ALCS, but who knows, maybe the Angels will be able to make a comeback here. GO ANGELS!

So the Padres re-signed their entire coaching staff for next year. All the guys who have pretty much been here for years are back again. And Randy Ready for pitching coach. Let’s see if 1, he’ll stay with us instead of getting hired for the Astros’ manager, and 2, if he’ll be able to last a whole season as pitching coach of the Padres. In recent years it hasn’t been able to be done, but maybe Randy will have better luck.

And it looks like Red Sox assistant general manager Jed Hoyer will soon be general manager for the Padres. Seems like he’s the leading choice here, and Jeff Moorad wanted a new GM by the beginning of the World Series, which is in about six days.

Thinking about the general manager situation today, I kind of felt like we’re in a Animal Farm thing here. You know, the animals get rid of the farmer thinking that things will be better without him. But in the end, things really are a lot worse than they were before. I really hope we’re not getting into that situation. I’m still not sure if getting rid of Kevin Towers was the right thing to do. It’s good to have change. The fans are excited about the changes in leadership. But what if it’s not as good as we thought it would be? What if it gets worse? Well, I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. Hopefully things will turn out a lot better than they have been.  

Well, I think that’s about all for today.