Grading the 2017 San Diego Padres Coaching Staff

October 7, 2017

The 2017 San Diego Padres exceeded expectations, despite finishing 20 games under .500. Their record was 71-91. It’s strange to say that a team that finished 33 games behind the winner of their division, and 16 games behind the winner of the second wild card team, exceeded expectations. However, it is fair, and accurate, to say that about the 2017 Padres. Before the season began, mainstream sports media predicted this…

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Alan Zinter Out as Padres’ Hitting Coach

September 1, 2017

All it takes is a single look at the 2017 offensive leaderboards. Batting average? The San Diego Padres are the league’s worst, at a dismal .233. Runs? Last as well, at just 509. On-base percentage? The Friars’ .298 mark again represents the league’s rock bottom. Advanced stats paint a similar picture, with the team slotting in at 29th in both wOBA and wRC+. Those numbers continue a trend of offensive…

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Padres’ Coaching Staff Shows Promise of the Future

September 3, 2016

The 2016 MLB season is winding down and thus gives fans of non-competing teams a chance to look towards the future. The San Diego Padres are on pace to finish dead last in the N.L. West and it does not appear that their fortunes will turn around for a few more years. The large group of prospects that General Manager A.J. Preller signed during the international signing period do not…

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Padres News: Introducing the San Diego Padres New Coaching Staff

January 5, 2016

Fresh off the heels of an abysmal 2015 season, it was pretty clear there was going to be a shake up in the Padres organization. Nowhere is that as evident as it is in the coaching staff. Immediately following the conclusion of the season, it was made clear by general manager A.J. Preller that interim manager Pat Murphy would not be returning for 2016. In his place, after quite an…

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Padres News: Mark McGwire Will Be Named Padres Bench Coach

November 25, 2015

In a surprising move the San Diego Padres have named Mark McGwire their bench coach for the 2016 season. The team had reportedly been holding out for Ron Gardenhire, but in the end he declined the job and the Padres turned towards McGwire. Fox Sports reports the signing. The former slugging first baseman was the batting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2013-2015. He took the job in L.A….

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Padres News: Alan Zinter Named New Padres Hitting Coach

November 16, 2015

With the departure of Mark Kotsay to the Oakland Athletics as their new bench coach, the San Diego Padres had a need at hitting coach. That need has been filled as the team has signed Alan Zinter as their new hitting instructor. Not much was known about Zinter as he is hardly a house hold name. Zinter had a total of 78 career Major League at bats. He retired with…

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