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Posted on: October 14, 2010 3:05 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:22 am
 

Jays denied permission to interview Wallach

The Dodgers have their new manager and don't seem to want the Blue Jays to be able to do the same.

Los Angeles denied the Blue Jays permission to interview Tim Wallach, FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reports .

According to Rosenthal, Wallach's contract with the Dodgers allows him to interview with certain teams -- certain other teams other than the Blue Jays.

Wallach did interview with the Brewers, apparently on his list.

Wallach, 53, has managed in the Dodgers' minor-league system the last four years, including the last two at Triple-A. He will be a coach on Don Mattingly's staff with the Dodgers next season if he doesn't get a manager's position elsewhere.

The Blue Jays have reportedly interviewed a long list of candidates, with Rosenthal adding one more, Padres first base coach Rick Renteria. Also reported to have interviewed or on the list to interview include Bobby Valentine, Bob Melvin, John Farrell, Tim Bogar, DeMarlo Hale, Don Baylor, Eric Wedge, Ron Roenicke, Luis Rivera, Bruce Butterfield and Nick Leyva.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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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 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 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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Posted on: October 12, 2010 11:36 am
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:33 am
 

Farrell a candidate in Toronto

John Farrell Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell "has surfaced as a possible managerial candidate for the Blue Jays," Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun reports .

However, Elliott writes he doesn't know if Farrell has been interviewed.

Farrell, 48, has served as Terry Francona's pitching coach since 2006.

The Jays could interview as many as 15 candidates, it has been reported.

Former big-league managers Don Baylor, Eric Wedge and Bob Melvin have been interviewed.

Elliott's had fun throwing out names for the Blue Jays' job the last couple of days, throwing out Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin's name on Monday. I talked to Mackanin on Sunday and he said he hasn't gotten any calls from teams yet, and hasn't heard about any team hoping to interview him. Mackanin, a former interim manager in Pittsburgh and Cincinnati, would be a good choice for any team, but would certainly fit in Toronto. A former Expos infielder, Mackanin's wife is Canadian.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: September 18, 2010 8:59 pm
Edited on: September 18, 2010 9:00 pm
 

Riggleman likely to stay in Washington

Jim Riggleman With a plethora of managerial openings going into the offseason already assured and some likely on the way, potential new managers figure to dominate the conversation over the next several weeks.

The latest dish has deposed Mariners skipper Don Wakamatsu being considered as a candidate for the Blue Jays and Cubs job, reports ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. He also adds that additional candidates for the Jays job include two-time manager Bob Melvin, who is popping up on quite a few lists, and Nationals coach Pat Listach.

Speaking of the Nationals, manager Jim Riggleman is expected to return as manager, the Washington Post writes . While Riggleman inked a two-year deal after a successful interim manager stint guided Riggleman to the permanent job, the second year of the deal could be bought out for a scant $100,000. In other words, Riggleman essentially inked a one-year deal with very little job security past 2010.

But it appears Riggleman has the job sewn up in a year that saw the Nationals take the next step toward contention despite a 62-85 record entering play Saturday.

"We haven't announced a final call, but we've made a definite decision," GM Mike Rizzo said Saturday. "We haven't made an announcement to him or to the public."

However, when asked if the fact Riggleman remained manager is something that could be "read into," Rizzo answered in the affirmative, having nothing but nice things to say about the skipper.

"The whole circus of [pitching phenom Stephen] Strasburg leading up throughout the season, that was management," Rizzo said. "There was a lot of management that he had to do to get through that. I think he kept everybody at their best while that was going on."

So Riggleman seems to get high marks for player management. How about in-game strategy?

"What we've always liked about, as in-game strategist, he's really good about that," Rizzo added. "He's as good as anybody."

It remains to be seen if Riggleman inks an extension. It is likely he will play out the last season of the deal before Rizzo and the organization decide the future of the on-field team's leader.

 -- Evan Brunell

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Posted on: August 24, 2010 10:14 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 12:21 pm
 

Minaya on the hot seat?

Omar Minaya Omar Minaya may be out as the Mets' general manager if the team doesn't have a big finish, Sports Illustrated 's Jon Heyman reports .

Heyman cites "people familiar with the situation" as saying only a good finish could save the jobs of Minaya and manager Jerry Manuel.

"I focus on doing my job today, and that's all I can control," Minaya told Heyman.

Owner Fred Wilpon had insinuated earlier this month that Minaya's job was safe.

The Mets entered Tuesday's game with Florida with a 62-62 record, better than last season's 70-92 mark, but hardly up to New York expectations.

Heyman lists Kevin Towers, John Ricco, Wayne Krivsky and Pat Gillick as potential replacements. Ricco and Krivsky are already with the Mets. He also lists Bob Melvin as the "leading candidate" to replace Manuel with Wally Backman as another possibility.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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