The Padres will bring Manager Bud Black back next season. "I'm happy there is going to be some consistency, some continuity," Padres' pitcher Chris Young said. "Bud knows the players and his personnel, so there is not going to be a learning curve with anybody new coming in." Bench Coach Craig Colbert will not be brought back for his third season. Black's two base coaches and two pitching coaches will return. "We have the confidence and trust in Buddy to lead the club back to our winning ways," GM Kevin Towers said in a statement released by the club. "When we hired him before the 2007 season, the most important element to us was to bring in a manager who would continue to grow with the Padres' organization."
Padres Will Bring Black Back In 2009