You and I weren't at the Padres press conference but plenty of reporters were and they were tweeting like a cage full of parakeets.
This is actually better for me because I can never understand Preller's fast talking mumbles.
For those unaware, this is what Preller looks like now.
GM A.J. Preller about to address media regarding managerial search pic.twitter.com/QPQvLLCcJH— San Diego Padres (@Padres) October 5, 2015
He wants someone bright and the best.
Preller: "We're ready to talk to the best and brightest in the baseball world."— Ben Higgins (@BenHigginsSD) October 5, 2015
There's no time table set for the new hire, but sometime before the season starts would be ideal.
Preller says #Padres managerial search began last night. No timetable for hire. pic.twitter.com/GerSEyXOQ5— jesse agler (@jesseagler) October 5, 2015
Padres Managers have been lacking presence and energy ever since Bud Black was fired.
AJ Preller says the Padres are looking for "Someone that has presence and energy" as they kick off search for next manager— Marty Caswell (@MartyCaswell) October 5, 2015
All of our favorites are in attendance: Hacksaw, Brie, Dennis, Annie, Ishoo... everybody.
Full house for AJ Preller's media availability. pic.twitter.com/9qOLquqxNY— Wayne Partello (@WaynePartello) October 5, 2015
The Padres faced many obvious problems this season.
Preller on if Padres had right makeup of players "Obviously we didn't have the right formula... Clearly we didn't have a winning dynamic."— Marty Caswell (@MartyCaswell) October 5, 2015
But the Padres are looking into going in a new direction. They'll try to win this time.
We are going to keep pushing forward to try to put a winning product on the field. #Padres pic.twitter.com/0tenLi35H1— Lisa Lane (@LisaLane_Sports) October 5, 2015
The new manager will be able to choose and manage his own staff, which is what one might expect.
Preller says the next manager will have a lot of say in his staff but they'll talk to next hire about the current staff. Will be his call— Marty Caswell (@MartyCaswell) October 5, 2015
Preller won't mention any names of candidates because the list is a secret.
Preller asked about specific names under consideration said he doesn't want to get into naming names until process gets further along.— jesse agler (@jesseagler) October 5, 2015
Even though Preller has been second guessing himself about firing Bud Black, he still thinks it was the right call, at least he thinks it was.
Preller says he still thinks he made the right call on Bud Black but admits to thinking a lot about the decision the past few days.— Ben Higgins (@BenHigginsSD) October 5, 2015
You can't argue with results.
"Been thinking about it [firing Bud Black] alot .I think we made the right calls @ the right time."-AJ Preller#Padres pic.twitter.com/XfOUdXnwvV— Brie Thiele (@BrieThiele) October 5, 2015
The manager hire will ultimately be Preller's decision, not President Mike Dee's.
A.J. Preller says that, ultimately, it'll be his call on who's the new skipper of the #Padres.— Bernie Wilson (@berniewilson) October 5, 2015
The next manager will be open to new ideas or he'll be fired like the others.
The right manager is going to be open to ideas, secure in himself, Preller said. #padres— Annie Heilbrunn (@annieheilbrunn) October 5, 2015
And I think that about wraps it up since the tweets have died down.
Here's Darren Smith's interview with Preller:
Padres GM AJ Preller on managerial search, internal candidates & a season that didn't live up to expectations http://t.co/fOASQDehl5— Marty Caswell (@MartyCaswell) October 5, 2015