Here’s my notes from Padres President Mike Dee’s interview with Dan Sileo.
- CEO Mike Dee chuckles as he refers to himself as the Chief Punching Bag due all the criticism he’s been getting over the past few weeks.
- He addressed the latest Padres PR screw up over Filipino Heritage Night by saying the Padres (he wasn’t there) had a constructive meeting with them. He admits there’s some things that could have been done better.
- Dee isn’t prepared to call Wil Myers the face of the franchise. “I don’t know if it’s a coronation moment yet.” GM A.J. Preller led the charge for Myers to play first base.
- Dee says that the Padres would have to “catch lightning in a bottle” to make the post season. “It doesn’t mean we can’t, it just means we’re going to have to play at a .625 or .650 clip”.
- If the Padres don’t become playoff contenders by July they’ll start looking at more long-term goals at the expense of some of the short-term objectives, meaning they’ll trade players. “I don’t think that’s where we sit today. I think the window is open.”
- There isn’t a plan to bring up young players from the minor leagues at this point.
- Andy Green is a stabilizing force for the Padres. Some of the players are just now getting used to him and the way that he manages.