The Padres continue to shake up their coaching staff. They’ve hired Larry Rothschild as pitching coach, replacing mainstay Darren Balsley.
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Balsley remains in org to work with minor leaguers, but takes a step back to spend more time with family.
Hoffman and Barajas will remain with the team in undisclosed roles.
“It’s hard to distance myself from the Padres. This is tough for me, growing up in San Diego, knowing this team is going to do well. I would like to help in any aspect.”
Updated with reaction from Darren Balsley that make clear why he’ll be missed. https://t.co/n1xjmjiNnQ
Whoever gets the #SFGiants managing job would be very wise to consider Balsley. He has been a wonder worker in San Diego. Worked very well with his pitchers and got high marks from them. https://t.co/shIScyQVwF
Darren Balsley had been the Padres' pitching coach since 2003. Rick Honeycutt had been the Dodgers' pitching coach since 2006. Both have been moved to new roles in their organizations. https://t.co/29gPQbulKf
maybe now balsley can fix that man in the mirror
Looks like Darren Balsley won’t be wearing brown...Larry Rothschild in & Darren Balsley out as @Padres
pitching coach. Per @TheAthletic
Sorry to see Balsley go. Good dude, great coach. Made some magic out there with some of the younger guys. #Padres
Balsley most likely is not the best in the business, and Rothschild brings manger experience. The staff needed a new voice and I guess not all of them can be young and new.
Most likely scenario - Balsley asked AJ Preller to give him a lesser role so he could spend more time with his family.
According to Acee, Balsley will still be working with minor leaguers in the Padres system. He wants to be closer to his son: "looking to spend more time with his son, a senior in high school who has committed to play at San Diego State."
Confession: I’ve been a closet Balsley hater for a couple years now.
Did Balsley find out he lost his job on Twitter?
Let’s finally name a manager so we can make good coaching hires - like Balsley and others.
At least Bals staying with the Pads in a different capacity.....
Padres to hire Larry Rothschild as pitching coach; Darren Balsley to work with minor leaguers
Balsley is stepping down to a lesser role by request. Not fired. Relax.
Balsley was not the problem. I really don’t get this.
I too feel mixed. Absolute great hire. However, I love some balsley