|Not Buddy Black.|
Hawpe replaced Adrian Gonzalez at first base. He is a washed up outfielder who was cut by Colorado when he couldn't even hit at mile-high Coors Field any longer. He is batting .138 with San Diego. And he can't field his position. When holding on a runner Hawpe stands too far away from the base to reach it on pick-off plays.
most profitable baseball franchise in the major leagues, exceeding even the New York Yankees.
The Front Office
What the Padres lack in players they more than make up for in executives. They have 18, eight-freaking-teen, vice-presidents. They may not be able to bat, but they can sure swing a mean spreadsheet.