Padres News: Pat Murphy Named Interim Manager


The writing has been on the wall since, nearly a month ago, when the Milwaukee Brewers asked to about him and the San Diego Padres loudly shouted, “No, hands off!”. Causing many in the media to wonder, just what did the Pads have planned for their Triple-A head coach?

San Diego Padres have named Pat Murphy Interim Manager for the remaining 2015 season.

AJ Preller and the Padres ownership conducted interviews yesterday and this morning with in-house candidates, but it was obvious Murphy was their top choice.

"“Pat Murphy’s 30 years of experience coaching and managing, and his success at every level, stood out to me as I came to this decision…His leadership ability, his respect in the clubhouse and his familiarity with our system will make this transition a smooth one for our players and coaching staff.”– AJ Preller"

Murphy, a former player with the San Francisco Giants and Padres, coached at Notre Dame from 1988-1994 (318-116-1) and at Arizona State University from 1995-2009 (629-284-1). Murphy joined the Padres organization in 2010 and has coached with minor league affiliates like the Eugene Emeralds, Tucson Padres, and most recently the El Paso Chihuahuas.

Murphy is regarded as an “unorthodox” and “fiery” guy. Hopefully he can light a fire under this floundering Padres team.

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What do you guys think? Is this a good choice for the Padres? Me, I’m not surprised by this pick so I honestly just feel numb to it. I’m hoping Preller knows what he’s doing, we shall see.

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