Padres Reportedly Hire Jayce Tingler as Manager

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Padres Reportedly Hire Jayce Tingler as Manager

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The World Series is off today, which makes it an ideal time to announce managerial hires. For example, the Phillies have all but officially announced Joe Girardi as their next manager, and the Cubs are expected to announce David Ross … any minute now?

In any case, there were six other teams out there with vacancies to fill and announce – that is, until the Padres decision came through the wire:

I can’t claim to have been at all familiar with Tingler, who was the Major League Player Development Field Coordinator for the Texas Rangers before today’s big promotion. He isn’t without on-field coaching experience, though, having coached the Dominican Summer League Rangers back in 2007 and managed the team to first place finishes in both 2008 and 2009. A year after that, he became the manager of the Rangers Rookie-level Arizona league team.

But make no mistake, this really seems to be another one of those “front-office” type hires that are so very in vogue. Tingler became one of the the Rangers three assistant general managers back in 2016 and was move from the front office back to the field (as bench coach) only after Jeff Banister was fired with ten games left in the 2018 season – I’m sure the Rangers felt like they needed a stabilizing force on the field and Tingler was their guy. He did interview for the open managerial position at the time, but didn’t get the job. I also feel like mentioning that Tingler speaks Spanish, which is obviously a useful tool in the belt of any big league manager.

The Padres are a young, talented team on the rise and now they got their young, talented, rising manager to pair with that movement. Tingler may not be the sexiest hire out there, but he’s very easy to justify. Good luck to him.

UPDATE: Random note … Bob Nightengale says we won’t hear about the Mets, Giants, and Pirates decisions until after the World Series.

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Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami is the butler to a wealthy werewolf off the coast of Wales and a writer at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter at @Michael_Cerami