Skip to content

Padres, new general manager Hoyer try to keep player development staff intact

Oct 29, 2009, 12:27 PM EDT

After hiring Jed Hoyer as their new general manager earlier this week the Padres fired vice president for scouting and player development Grady Fuson and reassigned scouting director Bill Gayton.
Those are two of the front office’s most important positions and it’s understandable that Hoyer would want to fill them with his own choices, but he stopped well short of a complete overhaul yesterday by offering 2010 contracts to all of the Padres’ amateur scouts, cross-checkers, and minor-league instructors, managers, and coaches.
Bill Center of the San Diego Union Tribune notes that those contracts cover a total of about 70 positions representing the backbone of the Padres’ player-development system. “I’m not sure everyone will return, some might take jobs elsewhere, but we’ve offered them all contracts for 2010,” Hoyer said.

Featured video

Don't count out the Yankees just yet
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. R. Castillo (4710)
  2. D. Ortiz (2629)
  3. M. Cuddyer (2213)
  4. Y. Molina (2043)
  5. Y. Darvish (2026)
  1. J. Benoit (1939)
  2. J. Baez (1928)
  3. S. Castro (1870)
  4. G. Richards (1868)
  5. M. Machado (1867)