Justin Morneau

San Diego Padres hire Andy Green as manager

San Diego Padres hire Andy Green as manager

When his Arizona Diamondbacks played a series in San Diego in mid-April, Andy Green saw how excited the fans were about the new-look Padres.

"It was hopping. We lost two of three. The energy was palpable," Green said.

"It didn't turn out that way."

Not even close.

Hired Thursday as the Padres' new manager, it's Green's job to figure out how to get a talented roster to compete instead of collapse.

Green, who had been third base coach of the NL West rival Diamondbacks, takes over a team that underachieved despite General Manager A.J. Preller's aggressive off-season roster makeover. The Padres finished...