Today appears to be the day for naming your next manager. According to MLBTradeRumors, the Padres will name Andy Green their next manager. Ron Gardenhire and Rick Sofield were also believed to be heavily in consideration.
The 38-year-old Green will instantly become one of the youngest managers in baseball (though Tampa Bay’s Kevin Cash is still younger). That’s not to say, however, that he comes without managerial experience. To the contrary, Green has four seasons of minor league managerial experience in spite of his young age. From 2011-14, he managed in the D-Backs’ minor league system, including a pair of postseason berths for the Double-A Mobile Bay Bears in 2013-14. Green was named Southern League Manager of the Year in each of those two seasons.
It’s looking more and more likely we will begin the season without a single minority manager. I know I keep harping on this issue, but it’s not like there aren’t plenty of qualified candidates.