Three key Padres pieces to watch as the Cardinals head to San Diego

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Bob Melvin

The manager of the Padres could be someone to watch as well. Earlier this week, Ken Rosenthal and Dennis Lin reported in The Athletic that Melvin's relationship with General Manager A.J. Preller is tenuous at the moment.


This could mean that Melvin might be on his way out at the end of the season. As of now, Oli Marmol is set to manage the Cardinals in 2024, per John Mozeliak. However, if Melvin is let go by the Padres and the Cardinals get off to a bad start next year, Marmol may be on the hot seat, which could open the door for somebody like Melvin.