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Padres pick up club options on manager Bud Black for 2014 and 2015

Nov 19, 2012, 8:29 PM EDT

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Bud Black won’t have to hear the words “lame duck” anytime soon. The Padres announced this evening that they have picked up the club options on his contract for both 2014 and 2015.

Here’s a statement from general manager Josh Byrnes:

“Buddy has a keen insight into team dynamics and creates a great environment for the players and coaching staff,” said Byrnes.  “He is a gifted leader with a terrific mind for the game and a genuine interest and curiosity related to all areas of our organization.”

Black took over as Padres manager prior to the 2007 season after Bruce Bochy was hired by the Giants. He has a 464-509 (.477) record during his tenure with the club, including winning seasons in 2007 and 2010.  While the Padres were 76-86 this year, Black’s club finished on a high note by going 42-33 after the All-Star break.

  1. dcfan4life - Nov 19, 2012 at 8:40 PM

    Now if only they would spend a little and give him a free agent or two…

    • Kevin Gillman - Nov 19, 2012 at 8:57 PM

      I agree, he deserves better. As an Indians fan, I always liked Bud and what he has done for baseball. He has earned the right to manage some talented players.

      • schlom - Nov 19, 2012 at 11:44 PM

        Deserves got nothing to do with it:

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