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Tag:Managerial news
Posted on: November 3, 2010 9:11 pm
 

Rangers to give Washington an extension

Ron Washington Ron Washington will likely get a contract extension on Thursday, MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan writes .

The Rangers manager is expected to meet with club president Nolan Ryan and general manager Jon Daniels on Thursday.

"Ron is ready to go home to New Orleans," Ryan told Sullivan. "Wed like to put it to bed before that."

That must be a nice starting point in negations for Washington, whose contract ran through this season.

Daniels is also expected to get a new deal.

"I expect them both to be back," Ryan said. "I don't see any issues. We're set up to talk to Ron tomorrow morning. J.D. and I have had a brief discussion and we agreed to wait on him until the playoffs were over. I don't see any issues with J.D. either."

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: November 3, 2010 8:20 pm
 

Mets to interview Melvin, Jauss

Bob Melvin and Dave Jauss will interview for the vacant Mets managerial position on Thursday, the team announced.

Melvin managed the Mariners in 2003 and 2004, then managed the Diamondbacks from 2005-09. Jauss was the team's bench coach last season.

Melvin reportedly interviewed for jobs with the Brewers and Blue Jays and was also mentioned in connection with the Cubs job.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: November 3, 2010 5:44 pm
 

Pirates down to 2 for manager

The Pirates are down to Clint Hurdle and Jeff Banister as their next manager, Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated tweets .

On Tuesday, the Pirates received permission to interview Hurdle, deemed the favorite by Heyman.

The Pirates have led one of the most transparent manager searches in recent memory, announcing each of their interviews after the fact. So far, the team has interviewed Eric Wedge (hired by the Mariners), John Gibbons, Dale Sveum, Carlos Tosca, Bo Porter, Ken Macha and Banister.

Banister has spent 25 years in the Pirates organization as a player and coach on both the major and minor league levels. He played one game in the majors, for the Pirates on July 23, 1991. He pinch-hit and singled in his only big-league at-bat.

Banister has managed in the organization and served as the team's interim bench coach last season after Gary Varsho was fired.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: November 3, 2010 4:32 pm
 

Marlins give Rodriguez a 1-year deal

Edwin Rodriguez Does it seem like the Marlins management doesn't like Edwin Rodriguez very much, but just can't seem to get anyone they like better?

After getting what was called a "one-day tryout" when the team fired Fredi Gonzalez in June, Rodriguez was named interim manager while the team flirted with Bobby Valentine, before naming him the manager for the remainder of the 2010 season. On Wednesday, the Marlins gave him a one-year contract.

"It doesn't bother me at all," Rodriguez in his news conference on Wednesday, who must be happy to have a job right now.

Unfortuately, when there are only 30 such jobs in the country (well, one of those is in Canada), you can't exactly say "screw you, I'm not taking it" when offered -- unless you've managed and failed somewhere else before and people come lining up for your services.

The Marlins open their new ballpark in 2012 and in what Jeffrey Loria could find more appealing than spending money on a big-named players, he may spend it on a big-named manager -- because, you know, people come out to the ballpark to see managers manage.

The Marlins were turned down by Valentine (again) and asked permission to talk to Ozzie Guillen, but never did, writes Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald . They may wait until next year to make a run at Guillen, a former Marlin.

Rodriguez seems to be taking it in stride.

"From the business standpoint, I completely understand," Rodriguez said, according to the Miami Herald . "I think I still have a lot to prove regarding how I will handle spring training, how I will handle a 162-game season. Being in this situation, where I know for a fact that I have to prove what I have doesn't bother me at all."

Rodriguez certainly gets good soldier points for saying all the right things and seems like a good dude, so good for him for getting a paycheck for the next year. Hopefully he gets a shot to be a manager with a little bit of rope somewhere down the line.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: November 2, 2010 2:43 pm
Edited on: November 2, 2010 8:36 pm
 

Report: Brewers pick Roenicke

Ron Roenicke The Brewers have hired Angels bench coach Ron Roenicke for their open managerial job, Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports (via Twitter ).

Several other outlets had written that Bbbby Valentine  was the "front runner" and the team's "first choice," but tabled those reports by saying he may be too expensive for Milwaukee.

Roenicke has served as the team's bench coach since Joe Maddon left in 2006 to manage the Rays. Before serving as the bench coach, he was the team's third-base coach.

The other finalists for the Brewers job were White Sox bench coach Joey Cora and former Diamondbacks manager Bob Melvin.

UPDATE: Tom Haudricourt of the Journal Sentinel writes he "has reason to believe [Cowley] is correct."

Haudricourt writes Cora and Melvin have been told they didn't get the job.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: November 2, 2010 12:36 pm
Edited on: November 2, 2010 4:12 pm
 

Marlins to choose manager soon

Edwin Rodriguez The Marlins still haven't hired a manager, but Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post tweets the team could make its hire by this weekend.

Capozzi says it's "likely either Edwin Rodriguez or Bo Porter."

Rodriguez (pictured) was named the team's interim manager after Fredi Gonzalez was fired in June, then when Bobby Valentine spurned the Marlins, he was named the manager for the rest of the season.

Porter was Marlins' third-base coach from 2007 to 09 and started the 2010 season as the Diamondbacks' third-base coach, before becoming the bench coach when A.J. Hinch was fired and Kirk Gibson took over. He was not retained by Arizona.

UPDATE: The Marlins may be taking their time with their manager, but they're reportedly moving quickly on their coaching staff. Juan C. Rodriguez of the Sun-Sentinel reports the team is talking to its former infield instructor Perry Hill. Hill worked with the Marlins from 2002-06. Hill was the Pirates' first-base coach and infield instructor in 2009, but resigned after the season and sat out 2010. Rodriguez says the Marlins are one of many teams to contact Hill.

UPDATE: Porter has been named the Nationals' third-base coach. That would seem to indicate he knows something about which way the Marlins are leaning.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: November 2, 2010 11:36 am
Edited on: November 2, 2010 5:59 pm
 

Hurdle could draw interest

Clint Hurdle Now that the World Series is done, Rangers batting coach Clint Hurdle may be getting a few phone calls.

The first one could be from the Pirates, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports .

Hurdle, 53, managed the Rockies from 2002 to 2009, when he was replaced by former Pirates manager Jim Tracy.

The Pirates have announced all their interviews after they've happened, but haven't interviewed anyone since Oct. 14, when Carlos Tosca interviewed.

Hurdle is also believed to be a candidate for the Mets job.

UPDATE : The Rangers have given the Pirates permission to interview Hurdle for the job, as MLB.com reports .

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: November 2, 2010 10:03 am
 

Mets haven't started manager search

The Mets have their general manager in Sandy Alderson, but their choice of a field manager may still take some time, as the team has yet to schedule any interviews, Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports.

Martino's list of candidates include Wally Backman, Chip Hale, Ken Oberkfell, Bob Melvin, Terry Collins, Clint Hurdle, Lee Mazzilli, Pete Mackanin and Don Wakamatsu.

Alderson said he wants to hire a manager within 30 days.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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