According to multiple reports that surfaced in the past couple of days, the San Diego Padres are preparing to say goodbye to their manager Jayce Tingler after an underwhelming 2021 MLB season. But despite this, it appears that Tingler still hopes he will get a chance to make amends next year.
“I believe in this group,” Tingler told reporters via ESPN. “Of course I want to be a part of going forward. I think we’re closer to getting up top of the division than we are going the other way. I think we’ve got a lot of talent, I think we’ve got a lot of winning players. That would be an absolute ‘yes.'”
The Padres entered the 2021 season as one of the favorites to make a deep playoff run. The team played the part early on but dropped in form further into the season. This resulted in a meltdown in September that saw them going from leading the race for the NL wild-card spot to losing their postseason chances with seven games left to play.
Tingler was named the San Diego Padres’ manager in 2020 and was tasked with returning the team to playoffs after a 13-year drought. In his first season at the helm, the Padres finished second in NL West and made their way to NL Divisional Series where they were swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Before being hired by the Padres, Tingler worked as a coach for the Texas Rangers while also serving as manager in the Dominican Republic.