The San Diego Padres are a real “hot potato” right now, since after staying out of the playoffs and being one of the great disappointments of the 2021 MLB season, they have been left without a manager by firing Jayce Tingler after only two seasons in charge of the team. Now, the Padres are looking everywhere for a pilot capable of taking to the promised land to one of the most talented teams in Major League Baseball.
Among the managers within the Padres’ management deck is former foreman Bruce Bochy, who led them to the 1998 World Series and won three with the San Francisco Giants last decade, as well as Ron Washington (who lost the 2010 and 2011 World Series with the Texas Rangers) and recently, still New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone.
However, there is another manager within the shortlist, as according to information from ESPN’s Buster Olney, the Padres are looking for experience and are also considering veteran foreman Buck Showalter, who last managed the Baltimore Orioles in 2018, being the winner of three career Manager of the Year awards, in which he has managed the Yankees, Pirates, Diamondbacks and Rangers.
The deck of drivers to possibly take Tingler’s place has become quite widespread, but perhaps there is the common denominator that all these managers at some point in their careers have had to deal with big egos in their clubhouses, which the now former driver he did not know how to do in a team with players like Manny Machado, Fernando Tatis Jr., Blake Snell, Yu Darvish, among others, with reports mentioning that the situation got out of control.