Back in September, the San Diego Padres fired manager Andy Green following a nearly four-year run that saw them win just about 43 percent of their games. The failings weren't all on Green, who inherited a rebuilding situation and did what he could, but the Padres felt a change was necessary after handing out nine-figure contracts in consecutive winters yielded no gains.

One of the recipients of said blockbuster pacts, third baseman Manny Machado, has since made it known that the Padres should at least consider his former manager, Buck Showalter, during their search to find Green's replacement, per ESPN's Buster Olney.