Bud Black, fired today by the Padres, is well-regarded within baseball circles. He’s known for an intellectual approach to managing and is expected to have no trouble landing another job.
Could he resurface with the Braves? Ken Rosenthal recently reported that the Braves GM is no fan of Fredi — not known for his intellectual approach to managing — and Black served as a special assistant to John Hart when he was with the Indians.
Forget Black’s losing record — he had little to work with in San Diego. A reunion with Hart would be a welcome development.