Padres Hire Josh Byrnes

The Padres hired former Diamondbacks GM Josh Byrnes as senior VP of baseball operations, the team announced. Padres GM Jed Hoyer knows Byrnes from their time working in Boston's front office.

“I am excited to work with Josh again,” Hoyer said. “He is one of the best baseball minds in the game and will be a terrific addition to our front office.”

Byrnes was Arizona's GM from 2005-10 after working for the Indians, Rockies and Red Sox. The Diamondbacks won the NL West in 2007, Byrnes' second season in Arizona. The D'Backs fired Byrnes along with manager A.J. Hinch this summer and eventually replaced him with Hoyer's predecessor, Kevin Towers. Byrnes will also be reunited with Hinch, who joined the Padres in September.


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SmackSaw
4 years 8 months ago

Oh look! The Padres signed somebody!

Cankersly
4 years 8 months ago

Can Josh Byrnes play middle infield?

$3513744
4 years 8 months ago

nope, but he might be able to sign eric byrnes to a 10 year contract.

AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs
4 years 8 months ago

Why couldn’t we just see a GM swap a long time ago…

Byrnes to Padres

Towers to DBacks

boyofsummer
4 years 8 months ago

Is there EVER a front office hiring where they DON’T say “He is one of the best baseball minds in the game and will be a terrific addition to our front office.”?

$3513744
4 years 8 months ago

what are you expecting them to say? they’re not going to say, “it was a mistake and we’ll continue to lose for the next decade unless we fire him, which we won’t do.” they wouldn’t hire him if they didn’t believe he was going to help.

wwallberg
4 years 8 months ago

Funny. Many in the Padres’ front office joined the Red Sox after Henry/Werner/Lucchino bought the Sox, and now Boston returns the favor and supplies some front office personnel to San Diego. Just an observation.

LinusPauling
4 years 8 months ago

I am glad the Padres are spending their precious resources to improve the team off the field rather than on the field.
How many similarly-minded and educated people does it take to run a baseball team? This sounds more like an echo chamber than a front office.
Somebody should check if the payroll for non-player personnel will actually be higher than for the actual team, esp. after they trade AGon and the Heater.

SmackSaw
4 years 8 months ago

AGon and the Heater

Cool name for a band.