Tag:Brian Butterfield
Posted on: October 21, 2010 11:22 am
Edited on: October 21, 2010 11:48 am
 

Fourth Jays' candidate emerges

Not so fast, DeMarlo Hale.

Hold your horses, John Farrell.

Cancel your travel plans, Sandy Alomar Jr.

There's a fourth candidate in the hunt for the Toronto Blue Jays' managerial job, as WEEI's Rob Bradford reveals -- not three, as previously thought . That's Brian Butterfield, the Jays' third-base coach under Cito Gaston.

Butterfield has also served as a bench coach in his nine years with the Jays. The Maine native (who still resides in the state) has managerial experience in the Yankees' farm system and is a competitive candidate.

Toronto reached out to a staggering number of candidates, but now have culled the list to just four. An announcement should be forthcoming in the next week or two. It's possible Toronto may be waiting for the Giants, Phillies, Rangers and Yankees to wrap up their seasons as a host of candidates from these teams could be managing another team in 2011.

These names include Rangers hitting coach Clint Hurdle (Rockies manager 2002-2009), Giants bench coach Ron Wotus, Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin and Yankees third base coach Rob Thomson along with bench coach Tony Pena.

In fact, Pena is linked to the Pirates gig , as the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review notes.

-- Evan Brunell

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Posted on: October 18, 2010 9:13 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:33 am
 

Rays' Martinez to interview in Toronto

Add Rays bench coach Dave Martinez to the list interviewing for the Blue Jays' position, according to Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune . That would put the list at 15.

Here's the ever-growing list:
  • Don Baylor, age 61, fired Friday as Rockies hitting coach
  • Tim Bogar, 43, Red Sox third-base coach
  • Brian Butterfield, 52, Jays third-base coach
  • John Farrell, 48, Red Sox pitching coach
  • Sal Fasano, 38, Class A Lansing manager
  • DeMarlo Hale, 49, Red Sox bench coach
  • Nick Leyva, 57, Jays bench coach
  • Bob Melvin, 48, Mets pro scout
  • Rick Renteria, 49, Padres first-base coach
  • Ron Roenicke, 54, Angels bench coach
  • Luis Rivera, 46, manager, Double-A New Hampshire
  • Rob Thomson, 47, Yankees third-base coach
  • Bobby Valentine, 60, ESPN broadcaster
  • Eric Wedge, 42, hired by the Mariners
Martinez, 46, has been Joe Maddon's bench coach since 2008. He also played for parts of 16 seasons with the Cubs, Expos, Reds, Giants, White Sox, Rays, Rangers, Blue Jays and Braves.

UPDATE: MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports (via Twitter ) that Sandy Alomar Jr. interviewed today for the third time. The fact that it's his third interview and his name hadn't surfaced among the 15 others means this is one wide, crazy search. Whoever the Jays end up hiring, it won't be without doing some homework.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: October 15, 2010 8:33 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:03 am
 

Showalter still deciding on coaches

Because during the middle of the ALCS opener you are consumed with worry over the Orioles' coaching staff, we bring you this update: There's no news.

The Baltimore Sun reports that manager Buck Showalter, hired midseason, on Friday was calling the coaches he inherited and telling them he's still deciding what he wants to do with the staff for next season. (How exactly does that call go? "Uh, hey, it's Buck. Just calling to tell you I don't know whether you still have a job." Awkward.) He had told the coaches at the end of the season that he expected to make decisions within a few days, but the process is taking longer.

The Sun points out that the holdup might be the Blue Jays' massive managerial search. They are apparently interviewing everyone who has ever worked in baseball, and that includes two men who formerly coached with Showalter that he might like to hire: Jays third base coach Brian Butterfield and deposed Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu.

-- David Andriesen

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Posted on: October 2, 2010 1:22 am
Edited on: October 19, 2010 12:06 pm
 

Jays get permission to interview Roenicke

Ron Roenicke The Blue Jays have received permission to interview Angels bench coach Ron Roenicke for their managerial position, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register writes . Cito Gaston is retiring after the season.

Toronto has also received permission to interview Rockies bench coach Don Baylor and have interviewed former Diamondbacks and Indians manager Eric Wedge. Plunkett reporters former Orioles interim manager Juan Samuel, Yankees coach Rob Thompson and Jays coach Brian Butterfield are also candidates.

Roenicke served as the team's first base coach before moving to bench coach when Joe Maddon was hired as Tampa's manager. Roenicke interviewed with the Indians last fall.

Roenicke's nephew, Josh, is a reliever with the Blue Jays.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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