Tag:Don Baylor
Posted on: September 30, 2010 2:02 pm

Blue Jays to interview Don Baylor

Former Rockies and Cubs manager Don Baylor will be interviewed for the Blue Jays' opening, reports Jon Heyman of SportsIllustrated.com .

Retiring manager Cito Gaston is pushing hard for Baylor, currently the Rockies' hitting coach. Baylor skippered Colorado from 1993-98 and took over the Cubs from 2000-02, but didn't experience much success in his nine years, having yet to make the postseason.

Baylor's career record is 627-689, with Colorado's 77-67 record in the shortened 1995 season his best success, finishing second. Looking at winning percentage as his best success, the Cubs' 2001 season qualifies with an 88-74 mark.

The Jays plan to interview up to 15 candidates, with Jays third-base coach Brian Butterfield being considered along with the Yankees' third-base coach in Rob Thompson. Eric Wedge and Bob Melvin, two other ex-managers, have also been interviewed for the opening.

-- Evan Brunell

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