There is no ‘purge’ for the San Diego Padres, who had a disappointing season.
Local media such as ‘MLB.com’ cited General Manager AJ Preller’s video press conference on the 5th (Korean time) and reported that the Padres will maintain their current leadership in 2024.
“Bob is our coach and he will continue to be our coach,” Preller said, revealing that coach Melvin will remain in his position.
San Diego, which advanced to the 2022 Championship Series, entered the 2023 season with aggressive reinforcements, but failed to advance to the postseason with only 82 wins and 80 losses.
Afterwards, as rumors of discord arose between Preller, the head of the front office, and Melvin, the team manager, it was predicted that at least one of the two would leave the team.
However, the mood changed when club owner Peter Seidler stated in a statement that he “fully supports” the current leadership. In the end, the direction was decided on where the two would remain.
The retention of the two leadership positions does not mean that there are no problems with the current state of the team. Seidler, the team’s owner, has announced that necessary changes will be made after a thorough investigation into the team’s management.토토사이트
It is up to Preller to make this ‘necessary change’.
“We started this season with expectations of going to the World Series,” he said. And they had a very talented roster that led the team to the Championship Series. It was clearly a frustrating and disappointing season. We weren’t firing on all cylinders. We were not able to properly demonstrate our capabilities. “If I look at myself first, I think I missed a lot of opportunities,” he said, reflecting on last season.
San Diego’s ace Blake Snell and closer Josh Hader will leave the team as free agents next season. However, the team’s key players, including Manny Machado, Fernando Tatis Jr., Juan Soto, and Xander Bogaerts, will still remain with the team. The possibility of Soto being traded is also being raised.
“Next year will be a different year,” Preller said. “There will be different teams and different players,” he said, foreshadowing that there would be changes.