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Josh Byrnes

Josh Byrnes is an American baseball executive who served as the General Manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks (2005–10) and the San Diego Padres (2011–14). He is the current Vice President of Baseball Operations of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Contents

  • Biography 1
  • Firing 2
  • San Diego Padres 3
  • References 4

Biography

Byrnes grew up in Washington, D.C., where he attended and played second base for Dan O'Dowd to fill the assistant GM position for the Colorado Rockies, a job he held for two years. He then took the same job under Theo Epstein and the Boston Red Sox until October 2005, when he was hired by the Diamondbacks to replace the departing interim General Manager Bob Gebhard.

Part of the new breed of young general managers, Byrnes was 35 when he was hired by the Diamondbacks in 2005. In February 2008, he was given an 8-year extension that was to last through the 2015 season.

SI.com's Jon Heyman mentioned Josh Byrnes, as well as Kevin Towers and Rick Hahn as possibilities to replace Omar Minaya as General Manager of the New York Mets for the 2011 season.

On October 22, 2010 the Mets announced that they narrowed their General Manager search to two candidates: Josh Byrnes and Sandy Alderson.[1]

Firing

With the Diamondbacks in last place, 12.5 games in back of first-place San Diego, and citing a need for accountability and overall change, owner Ken Kendrick and team President Derrick Hall announced on July 2, 2010 that both Josh Byrnes and team manager A.J. Hinch had been relieved of their duties. Josh Byrnes was replaced on an interim basis by Jerry DiPoto and Hinch was replaced also on an interim basis by bench coach Kirk Gibson.

San Diego Padres

On December 3, 2010, Byrnes was hired by the San Diego Padres as their Vice President of Baseball Operations, reuniting him with GM Jed Hoyer, with whom he worked in Boston, and team owner Jeff Moorad, who was the previous CEO of the Diamondbacks.

On October 26, 2011, Josh Byrnes was promoted to General Manager of the San Diego Padres.[2] On June 22, 2014 Byrnes was fired by the San Diego Padres.[3]

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