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Following the firing of Jayce Tingler at the end of the MLB regular season and after searching for a new helmsman, the San Diego Padres and Bob Melvin agreed to a three-year contract so that the former helmsman of Oakland Athletics take the reins of the Californian Ninth starting in the 2022 Season.
Bob Melvin will be the new manager of the San Diego Padres, source confirms to ESPN. He’s signing a three-year deal and will leave Oakland, as @AJCassavell reported. Melvin is regarded as one of the best managers in baseball, and he’s heading to manage Fernando Tatis Jr and more.
– Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) October 29, 2021
Melvin will inherit a renewed coaching staff for the San Diego ninth, including the featured pitching coach Rubén Niebla, who joined Padres earlier in the week. Additionally, Melvin will take over a squad that has been rebuilt to win in the highly competitive National League West with high payroll stars like Fernando Tatis Jr., Manny Machado, Yu Darvish y Blake Snell.
His managerial career started in 2003 by taking the reins of Seattle Mariners following the firing of Lou Pinella, reaching 93 wins and a .574 percentage, the record for a rookie manager in the Major Leagues.
For 2005, Diamondbacks acquired Melvin’s services., taking over the team mid-season following the firing of Wally Backman over problems with the law. For 2007, he put the D-backs in the postseason after posting a record of 90 wins and 72 losses, winning the National League West Title. What’s more, was named manager of the year in that same season. For 2009 he was fired and his place was taken by AJ Hinch.
By June 9, 2011, Melvin was named Interim Manager of Oakland Athletics. Two weeks later he was awarded the final position that made him the helmsman of the Oakland Ninth.
In 11 seasons coaching the ninth green, he made the postseason pass six times, being the last in the atypical 2020 season. In total, they have been 2,618 games he has led in the major leagues, of which 1,326 are triumphs and 1,272 defeats.