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San Diego Padres Next Manager Odds: Buck Showalter Given 33.3% Chance

The San Diego Padres are one of the MLB teams searching for their next manager this offseason. Kyle Newman has a breakdown of the latest odds for who will fill the role.
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San Diego Padres Next Manager Odds: Buck Showalter Given 33.3% Chance

The Padres tried the young first-time manager in Jayce Tingler. It didn’t work, and now oddsmakers expect the Padres to turn their eyes to an experienced manager to fill the void.

Of the 8 coaches with odds to become the Padres next manager, 7 have prior full-time MLB managerial experience. The lone exception is Padres’ catching and quality control coach Rod Barajas. The former catcher has managed 8 games in the past, and now he’s given +700 odds or an implied 12.5% chance to land the job full time.

Meanwhile, at the top of the market, Buck Showalter is the odds-on favorite. Showalter is given +200 odds, or an implied 33.3% chance to land the job. He’s followed by former Padres and Giants manager Bruce Bochy, +275 odds. Oakland A’s manager Bob Melvin is given +500 odds. Former Rangers manager Ron Washington is given +550 odds. Brad Ausmus, John Gibbons, and Joe Maddon all have odds to land the job as well.

Oddsmakers seem to like familiar names on the market for the Padres job. Bruce Bochy and Rod Barajas managed the team before. Ron Washington was the runner-up for the job when the team hired Jayce Tingler. Brad Ausmus made both his MLB and coaching debuts with the Padres. Showalter, Melvin, Maddon, and Gibbons are long-time managers. So, it’s clear that oddsmakers think the Padres will either go with familiarity or a big old


CoachOddsImplied Chance
Buck Showalter+20033.3%
Bruce Bochy+27526.7%
Bob Melvin+50016.7%
Ron Washington+55015.4%
Rod Barajas+70012.5%
Brad Ausmus+80011.1%
John Gibbons+12007.7%
Joe Maddon+14006.7%

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