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On The Fly: Padres Part Ways With Manager Bud Black

On The Fly: Padres Part Ways With Manager Bud Black

All right, finally the manager was fired. But it wasn't the manager of the woebegone Red Sox. The Padres said adios to longtime skipper Bud Black. The Padres had a 32-33 record before their home game late Monday night against the Athletics. Considering the money the Padres spent on free agents in the offseason, their record was disappointing. . . . And then there are the Red Sox. John Farrell was the manager against the Braves Monday night. Should he shoulder all the blame for the team's malaise? No, but he has made mistakes. Whoever decided that Hanley Ramirez was a better offensive/defensive left fielder than Yoenis Cespedes, that Pablo Sandoval was worth $95 million for five...

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