Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Padres pick up Black's 2009 option

Going into his 2nd season as the manager of the San Diego Padres, Bud Black has already made an impression on not only the fans of San Diego, but the Padres' brass as well.

It was announced today that the Padres have picked up Black's option for the 2009 season, but don't count out a long term deal before the end of this season.

GM Kevin Towers, "I think he's handled it very, very well. I think that for the first year, you couldn't ask for more. To have us where we're at right now, he's done a remarkable job."

"While we exercised Buddy's option for next year, we believe that he will continue to grow and develop as a Major League manager for many years to come. He has exceeded our expectations, and we are excited for the future of the Padres under his guidance."

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