Bobby V, who's been managing in Japan for the past four seasons, says another American managing in Japan should be the next manager of the San Diego Padres, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. Even though Trey Hillman has never played or managed in the major leagues, Bobby V calls Hillman a “very good choice” for the job.
“Trey is a hard-working, intelligent baseball man,” Bobby Valentine said yesterday. “He has developed over the years and is now ready to manage anywhere in the world.”
Hillman has been managing the Nippon Ham Fighters for the past four years, and previously worked in the Yankees system as a minor league manager.