It's Official: San Diego Padres Fire Manager Jayce Tingler—And Entire Coaching Staff


It's not the most shocking development since the regular season ended, but now it's official: After a second-half swoon of epic proportions, the San Diego Padres have fired manager Jayce Tingler, and told his entire coaching staff they are free to find work elsewhere as well. 

The Padres were one of the top teams in baseball through the first half of the 2021 schedule, with a record of 49-34, and 96.7% odds of making the playoffs as of July 1st, according to FanGraphs

They were still an 81% bet to see October at the trade deadline, and thought they had a trade for Max Scherzer in the bag. But in came the Los Angeles Dodgers, swooping Scherzer from under their noses, and the collapse was on. 

The Padres went 18-37 from July 30 on, and suffered one of the more disappointing team crashes in club history. Tingler was unable to right the ship, and even came under fire at one point when a shouting match erupted in the dugout between his two best players. His "lack of leadership" was cited in some reports for the clubhouse rift going public. 

In the 2020 season, Tingler threw his superstar shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr.—one of the brightest and most exciting faces of baseball—under the bus publicly, for the "crime" of swinging at a 3-0 pitch. It could be that he lost the clubhouse as early as that point.

A Padres news release says they have offered Tingler a chance to stay in the organization in an undetermined capacity. No word on if he'll accept. 

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