Manager Bob Melvin (61), who has one year remaining on his contract with the San Diego Padres, officially took office as the manager of the San Francisco Giants, a rival team in the same district.
On the 26th (Korean time), Coach Melvin held a press conference at Oracle Park in San Francisco, California, the home stadium of Major League Baseball (MLB) San Francisco, and expressed his thoughts on changing his uniform.토스카지노
Coach Melvin said, “There were a lot of stories about me (in San Diego), and it seemed like those stories wouldn’t go away for a while. In the midst of this, a good opportunity came my way.”
“I enjoyed my time in San Diego, but I thought it was time to take the next step,” he added.
Coach Melvin, a ‘master’ who received the Coach of the Year award three times, was appointed as San Diego’s head coach last year and led the team to the National League Championship Series (NLCS), but failed to advance to the postseason this season.
There have been rumors of a discord between Coach Melvin and General Manager AJ Preller recently, and General Manager Preller drew a line at the suspicions, saying there is no problem with Manager Melvin.
However, Coach Melvin took over the baton of district rival San Francisco while his contract with San Diego still expired.
Coach Melvin received permission from the San Diego team to interview with the San Francisco board of directors, and signed the contract with ease.
Coach Melvin, who signed a three-year contract, will lead San Francisco until the 2026 season.
The San Francisco team said, “We did not pay San Diego for releasing coach Melvin.”
Former St. Louis Cardinals coach Mike Schilt is being considered as the new head coach of San Diego, where coach Melvin has left.
San Diego infielder Kim Ha-seong will play in a new atmosphere in the new season.