February 23, 2024
AJ Preller greets new Padres supervisor Bob Melvin on the information convention to announce his hiring. Picture credit score: @Padres, by way of Twitter

San Diego Padres supervisor Bob Melvin is ready to go away the workforce and change into the brand new supervisor of the San Francisco Giants, it was reported Tuesday.

Melvin, who was beneath contract for yet one more season in San Diego, is anticipated to be introduced because the Giants’ alternative for Gape Kapler, who was fired towards the tip of the 2023 season.

In accordance with The Athletic, the Giants had been not too long ago granted permission by the Padres to interview Melvin for his or her managerial position, resulting in a fast resolution to rent the 61-year-old Bay Space native and three-time Supervisor of the 12 months.

Throughout Melvin’s first 12 months as Padres supervisor, the workforce superior to the Nationwide League Championship Sequence for the primary time in 24 years.

However in 2023, the workforce fell properly beneath expectations, ending 18 video games out of first place within the Nationwide League West division.

Media reviews detailed obvious friction between Melvin and Padres president of baseball operations A.J. Preller, although Preller instructed reporters earlier this month that Melvin would stay the workforce’s supervisor going into 2024.