Tag:Managerial news
Posted on: October 14, 2010 1:06 am
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:28 am
 

Brewers to interview Cora, Valentine

White Sox bench coach Joey Cora will interview for the vacant Milwaukee Brewers managerial position, the Chicago Tribune reports .

Former Mariners and Diamondbacks manager Bob Melvin is widely considered the favorite for the job. Eric Wedge and Tim Wallach have already interviewed.

Cora, 45, has previously interviewed in Milwaukee, along with Pittsburgh and Seattle.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

UPDATE : Milwaukee may also interview Bobby Valentine, who is offically out of the hunt to take over the Marlins. Typer Kepner of the New York Times via the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has the Brew Crew looking into phoning Valentine. Milwaukee may actually give Bobby V the team with the best shot of contending of any club with a managerial vacancy.

-- Evan Brunell

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Posted on: October 13, 2010 6:34 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:23 am
 

Bobby V. passes on Marlins

Bobby Valentine With his name connected to nearly every managerial opening this side of the Pacific, Bobby Valentine has pulled his name out of consideration for the Marlins' manager position, ESPN reports.

Valentine works for ESPN and told colleague Tim Kurkjian that he'd been in constant contact with the Marlins since the end of the season, but he's "decided to go in another direction."

Valentine has reportedly interviewed with both Toronto and Seattle.

Valentine was in talks with the Marlins in June when they fired Fredi Gonzalez, but those abruptly stopped. Valentine is said to be a friend of Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: October 13, 2010 12:16 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:02 am
 

Braves to announce Gonzalez today

Looks like the Braves may go ahead and tell everyone what they already know -- Fredi Gonzalez could be introduced as the successor to Bobby Cox today.

The Braves announced they've scheduled "a major announcement" for 2:15 p.m. Eastern today after Bobby Cox's already scheduled press conference.

UPDATE: David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution tweets the Braves will indeed announce Gonzalez at 2:15.

UPDATE: Surprising nobody, the Braves introduced Gonzalez as their manager.

Gonzalez told reporters he had no qualms about replacing Cox, "somebody's got to do it," he said .

As for his coaching staff, Terry Pendleton will stay and serve as the first-base coach and infield coordinator. Pitching coach Roger McDowell, third-base coach Brian Snitker and bullpen coach Eddie Perez will stay on with Gonzalez. First-base coach Glenn Hubbard and bench coach Chino Cadahia will not return. Gonzalez said he is "looking into" the hitting coach spot. Pendleton had been the team's hitting coach.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: October 13, 2010 11:36 am
Edited on: October 19, 2010 12:11 pm
 

Boston coaches interview with Toronto

DeMarlo Hale Add a couple more names into the pool of candidates for the Blue Jays' managerial position -- Red Sox coaches Tim Bogar and DeMarlo Hale.

According to Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com , Bogar and Hale have "undergone preliminary interviews" with the Blue Jays.

Bogar, third-base coach for the Red Sox, said he met with Toronto GM Alex Anthopoulos and assistant GM Tony LaCava last week for 90 minutes.

"I tried to give them a sense of how I handle people and a ballclub," Bogar told McAdam. "It was kind of a 'get-to-know-me' thing -- who you are and what you're about."

Hale (pictured) was previously the team's third-base coach before moving to bench coach for the 2010 season.

The Jays are apparently trying to set a record for most interviews for a managerial position. The list of those interviewed or set to be interviewed includes Bobby Valentine, Don Baylor, Bob Melvin, Eric Wedge, Ron Roenicke, Luis Rivera, Bruce Butterfield and Nick Leyva.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: October 13, 2010 9:59 am
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:33 am
 

Jays interested in Bobby V.

Bobby Valentine Another day, another Bobby Valentine interview.

The Toronto Sun reports Valentine interviewed for the Blue Jays' managerial position. Valentine has also interviewed with the Mariners and Marlins.

In other managerial interview news, the Pirates interviewed Jeff Banister and Ken Macha on Tuesday for their open managerial position.

Banister has worked in the Pirates organization for the past 25 years.

Macha, a Pittsburgh-area native, managed the Brewers the last two seasons and also managed the A's.

The team has already interviewed Eric Wedge, Bo Porter and John Gibbons. The Sun also says the Pirates have interviewed Valentine, however the team has officially released the names of the prospective managers after they interview with the Pirates' brass and Valentine has not been among those. Wedge has interviewed for both jobs.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: October 12, 2010 2:21 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:28 am
 

La Russa undecided on return

Tony La Russa has a contract offer, but hasn't decided whether he'll return in 2011, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports .

General manager John Mozeliak confirms that La Russa made his drive from St. Louis to the Bay Area without deciding whether he'd return to managing the Cardinals in 2011.

La Russa has sent mixed signals in the last month or so of the season about returning to the Cardinals.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: October 12, 2010 12:11 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:29 am
 

Bobby V. interviewed with Mariners

Bobby Valentine Oh, don't you just need more Bobby Valentine news?

Well, Valentine interviewed for the Mariners job on Monday, the Seattle Times ' Larry Stone reports . He also notes former Pirates manager Lloyd McClendon will interview this week.

Cecil Cooper is interviewing today. Former Blue Jays manager John Gibbons and former Indians manager Eric Wedge are also expected to interview this week.

Valentine is considered a "leading candidate" to manage the Marlins, as well.

Valentine was the Mets Triple-A manager when current Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik was the team's farm director. In addition to managing the Rangers and Mets, Valentine has two managing stints in Japan with the Chiba Lotte Marines. The Mariners not only have Ichiro Suzuki, who has said to want Valentine, but rare also owned by Nintendo of America.

McClendon is currently the hitting coach for the Tigers.

Stone notes the Mariners are still interested to see what happens with Tony La Russa and the Cardinals. The team would be interested in La Russa if he left St. Louis.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: October 12, 2010 11:51 am
Edited on: October 19, 2010 12:11 pm
 

Wedge interviews in Chicago

Eric Wedge The Cubs interviewed former Indians manager Eric Wedge, ESPNChicago.com reported .

The report notes interim manager Mike Quade and Triple-A Iowa manager Ryne Sandberg have already interviewed with Tom Ricketts, the team's chairman of the board. Wedge had previously interviewed with general manager Jim Hendry.

Bob Melvin is also said to be a candidate for the job and may have interviewed, as well.

Wedge managed the Indians from 2003-09 and was the American League Manager of the Year in 2007.

Wedge's name has been up for just about every managerial opening this offseason.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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