The MLB’s San Francisco Giants have reportedly employed former San Diego Padres supervisor Bob Melvin to imagine the identical position for the Giants, The Athletic’s Andrew Baggarly reported Tuesday.
In a condensed interview course of over the previous 48 hours, nothing Bob Melvin stated dissuaded the Giants. He’s their option to handle in 2024, sources inform @TheAthletic. https://t.co/dVWifuGWbe
— Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs) October 24, 2023
After rumors swirled that the Padres would fireplace him, the crew selected to not let him go formally however did permit him to interview for a similar job with different groups, in accordance with Baggerly and Dennis Lin.
The interview apparently went properly, because it now seems Melvin will take the helm of the fifth ball membership of his managerial profession.
The choice to permit him to interview with San Francisco is a pointy reversal from earlier membership statements that he would stay with the Padres, the report famous.
“Bob is our supervisor, and he’s going to be our supervisor going ahead,” Basic Supervisor A.J. Preller stated in early October, in accordance with Lin. “Each he and I are very excited in regards to the problem of getting this group again to the postseason subsequent 12 months.”
“Bob is our supervisor, and he’s going to be our supervisor going ahead,” A.J. Preller stated of Bob Melvin. “Each he and I are very excited in regards to the problem of getting this group again to the postseason subsequent 12 months.”
— Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) October 4, 2023
That is a rare screw-up on the Padres half. Moderately than fireplace GM A.J. Preller, who has but to even win 90 video games in a single season throughout his nine-year Padres tenure, they let him push a three-time Supervisor of the Yr Award-winner out the door.
Whereas Preller has been a significant mover and shaker throughout his San Diego keep — buying big-name expertise like Yu Darvish, Blake Snell, Manny Machado and Xander Bogaerts — he hasn’t been capable of translate the low season waves into sustained success. (RELATED: Trevor Might Trashes Oakland Athletics Proprietor, Retires In Daring Style)
The previous two seasons had been the very best two for the Padres underneath Preller, seeing the Friars amass 89 wins in 2022 and 82 in 2023. They did handle to squeak into the playoffs as a wild card crew in 2022 and even made it to the Nationwide League Championship Collection, however fell quick and didn’t return to the playoffs this 12 months.
Their failure to achieve the postseason got here regardless of coming into the season with a franchise document $255 million payroll, in accordance with Fangraphs.
Does the supervisor deserve a few of the blame for not pushing such an costly crew into the postseason? Positive. However to let him stroll and preserve the man who constructed the dumpster fireplace is about as boneheaded because it will get.