The Padres on Sunday morning announced that they have extended the contract of manager Andy Green. "Throughout the past two seasons, Andy has consistently proven to us his leadership abilities and strong character," said general manager A.J. Preller in a statement. "Andy's knowledge of the game and passion for his players has earned him respect in the clubhouse and throughout the organization. As we continue to build a system that produces winning baseball from top to bottom, I am confident that Andy provides the leadership and stability needed to deliver a championship to San Diego." Green, 40, took over as manager prior to the 2016 season in San Diego and hasn't really had much success in wins and losses. The Padres were 68-94 last season and sit 51-65 right now. Of course, they've had an utter lack of big-league talent and seem to be overachieving this season (I wrote about this recently). There's only so much a manager can do, and it appears the Padres' brass likes what Green has been doing.