The club president took over two years ago. The general manager took over last year. The team blew up its payroll and its minor league system last winter, in an effort to win now.
So, with the
The Padres issued a three-sentence statement Monday that made the change appear rushed rather than well-planned. The Padres said bench coach Dave Roberts would manage the team starting Monday night, with an immediate search starting "for an interim manager for the remainder of the 2015 season."
If the Padres hire another manager in 2016, that would be four managers in less than a year.
The Padres are expected to consider their triple-A manager, Pat Murphy. The
This is Black's ninth season as Padres manager. The Padres have had two winning records in that time, with no playoff appearances.
Of the three former
"Bud is a great manager, a great baseball mind, a great friend," Scioscia said. "I think it's the nature of the postion, but I'm sure his phone is already ringing."
The Padres (32-33) are six games behind the