Learning More about Padres Manager Andy Green


The Padres of 2016 will surely look a lot different than the current state of the Padres roster. Free agent are still hanging in nowhere land, trades are being worked in back rooms across the country, and more importantly the Padres have major holes yet to fill. Yet one spot that was filled earlier this off-season was that of their new manager Andy Green.

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Green might already be wishing he was still with his former team the Arizona Diamondbacks. Shortly after losing Green to the Padres, they went out and brought in divisional ace Zack Greinke who many thought would win the 2015 Cy Young Award. They followed that up with Braves pitcher Shelby Miller to give them a solid 1-2 punch that arguably is the best in the division…at least until the Giants went out and added Jeff Samardzija and Johnny Cueto to go along with Madison Bumgarner. Oh boy.

As Corey Brock reports, this NL West will not be run on finesse and “doing the little things right”. This is turning into the heavyweight division in all of MLB.

"“Clearly the NL West is becoming like the old [American League] East right now, it’s a highly competitive division, with moves that are being made throughout. … We are going to have to look at ourselves and assess what ways we can be better.”"

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By all accounts, Green seems ready for the job. He talks about living in the moment. “My favorite part is sitting across from Tyson Ross having breakfast. Finding out who he is as a person and how driven he is…he has a passion to be the absolute best he can be.”

He moved on to a conversation with James Shields, “James Shields…how intense he can be. How hungry he is to experience what Kansas City experienced.”

He summarized his thoughts with the attitude he expects of himself and all of his players, “All these guys have a steadfast desire for this club to be better than last year…these guys have a vision of us being great.”