Tag:Managerial news
Posted on: October 27, 2010 2:50 pm
Edited on: October 27, 2010 3:17 pm
 

Girardi on verge of extension with Yankees

There won't be any drawn-out negotiations in New York, as the Yankees are set to complete a contract extension with Joe Girardi.

The new deal, as the New York Post reports, will pay Girardi between $9 and $10 million over the next three seasons, which may be enough to vault him into the top five most-paid managers in the game.

The deal could be finalized Wednesday or Thursday, and put Girardi on the road towards six seasons as skipper. That would make him the sixth Yankees manager to serve six or more consecutive seasons as manager, behind Joe Torre (12), Buck Showalter (4), Ralph Houk (7, 10 total), Casey Stengel (12), Joe McCarthy (15-plus) and Miller Huggins (11-plus).

 -- Evan Brunell

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Category: MLB
Posted on: October 27, 2010 1:49 pm
Edited on: October 27, 2010 4:10 pm
 

Report: Bobby Valentine next Brewers manager

A report out of the Wisconsin Radio Network has Bobby Valentine taking over the Brewers according to a source inside the organization.

The two sides have reportedly agreed in principle for the highly-sought after manager to join Milwaukee, with only contract terms left to be worked out. Bobby V is reportedly seeking three years and $10 million, a hefty price for a team such as the Brewers.

However, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com says a Brewers spokesperson had no knowledge of the developments, although GM Doug Melvin has been secretive about the managerial process.

Milwaukee has already had one false alarm, with Bob Brenly reportedly set to be hired -- except Melvin had yet to begin the interview process at that point.

There are four finalists, two of which are known to be Bob Melvin and Joey Cora. Valentine is presumably a third, while Angels coach Ron Roenicke is thought to be the fourth.

UPDATE : Valentine told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that "there has been no conversation about a contract with your team." Valentine did confirm there was a meeting between sides, but did not respond to a question on whether he had been offered a job. So technically, the original report may be accurate.

UPDATE: General manager Doug Melvin has told the Journal-Sentinel there is no agreement in principle for Valentine to become manager.

 -- Evan Brunell

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Posted on: October 26, 2010 8:43 pm
Edited on: October 27, 2010 12:41 am
 

Valentine may be a finalist for Brewers' job

Bobby Valentine Bobby Valentine may be one of the mystery two candidates for the Brewers job, FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal tweets .

White Sox bench coach Joey Cora and former Mariners and Diamondbacks Bob Melvin are the two known of four finalists.

The final candidate may be Angels bench coach Ron Roenicke, who has reportedly interviewed with the team and is not on the list of those who have publicly said they've been told they're not finalists, such as Nationals third-base coach Pat Listach and Dodgers Triple-A manager Tim Wallach. Recently-hired Mariners manager Eric Wedge also reportedly interviewed for the job.

But the most important part is with Valentine in the mix, I get to look through more photos and find fun photos of Valentine in Japan and post them.
 
UPDATE: Sports Illustrated 's Jon Heyman writes that Valentine is indeed a finalist.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: October 26, 2010 7:34 pm
 

Marlins leaning toward keeping Rodriguez

Edwin Rodriguez Even though former manager Fredi Gonzalez has already gotten another job, the Marlins' search for his replacement is "still at the internal stage,"  team president David Samson told the Sun-Sentinel 's Juan C. Rodrigez .

The Marlins have yet to interview or make any preliminary contract with any potential replacements. Rodriguez cites sources as saying the the Marlins are leading toward keeping Edwin Rodriguez, who was at first the interim manager and then told he'd stay on until the end of the season after a failed flirtation with Bobby Valentine.

Rodriguez and former Marlins third-base coach Bo Porter are the only confirmed candidates.

The team could announce Rodriguez's hiring after the World Series.

"After the World Series is a good time frame for completion to this process," Samson said. "I think [owner] Jeffrey [Loria] and [President of Baseball Operations] Larry [Beinfest] and all of us are being contemplative and making a plan. We've spent a lot of time talking about on-field issues as well."

The Marlins will open a new ballpark in 2012, and the team may be looking for a bigger name than Rodriguez for opening the park in 2011 and punting on 2011.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: October 25, 2010 10:45 am
Edited on: October 25, 2010 6:00 pm
 

Cora meets with Brewers


The Chicago Tribune confirms that White Sox bench coach Joey Cora met with Brewers owner Mark Attanasio on Sunday about Milwaukee's managerial opening.

The Brewers have announced that they've narrowed their field to four. The other known candidate is former Mariners and Diamondbacks manager Bob Melvin.

UPDATE: Tim Haudricort of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says via Twitter that Dodgers Triple-A manager Tim Wallach is NOT one of the unknown finalists.

-- David Andriesen

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Posted on: October 25, 2010 9:37 am
Edited on: October 25, 2010 10:39 am
 

Jays schedule Farrell announcement


The Blue Jays have just sent word that they'll hold a news conference at 3 p.m. today. That's almost certainly in order to announce their new manager, and it's no secret that it will be Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell.

Toronto reportedly settled on Farrell late last week, but had to wait for the end of the last round of playoffs to conclude before they could make an announcement.

UPDATE: Farrell confirmed via text message to WEEI.com that he will be the Jays' new manager.

-- David Andriesen

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Posted on: October 25, 2010 9:24 am
Edited on: October 25, 2010 9:24 am
 

Girardi could get three-year deal

Joe Girardi
A couple of months ago, there were visions of Joe Girardi coming off another Yankees championship as a free agent and being tempted by several other high-profile managing jobs.

But the picture looks a lot different now. Girardi didn't earn another ring, and the jobs to which his name had been attached are now gone. The Cubs hired interim coach Mike Quade. The Dodgers hired Don Mattingly. The Cardinals re-upped Tony La Russa.

The New York Post says there will be no announcement of a contract extension for Girardi when he and general manager Brian Cashman are scheduled for a media post mortem of the season at Yankee Stadium. But that deal could be struck soon, and is likely to be for three years.

Also in question are the futures of several Yankees coaches, not because the Yankees don't want them back but because they could draw interest elsewhere. Hitting coach Kevin Long has had suitors in the past, and Dave Eiland could be recruited by several teams in the market for a pitching coach. Bench coach Tony Pena is supposedly a candidate for the Marlins' managerial job, but told the Post on Sunday he hadn't been contacted by the team, though they might just be giving Pena a cooling off period after the Yankees' ouster.

-- David Andriesen

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Posted on: October 24, 2010 12:00 pm
 

Sveum out of Brewers, Pirates manager races

Dale Sveum The Brewers announced Saturday night that Dale Sveum has agreed to a two-year deal to remain the team's hitting coach -- that means he won't be the manager in Milwaukee or Pittsburgh.

Sveum was interviewed by the Pirates and in signing his new deal with the Brewers, was told he wouldn't be the manager in Milwaukee.

"If I can't be a manager somewhere, there's nowhere else I'd rather be," Sveum told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel .

The Brewers manager will inherit his hitting coach and pitching coach, as Rick Peterson has one year remaining on a two-year deal.

Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said the team would look outside for its next manager. According to the Journal Sentinel , the team has paired a list of 10 down to four for secon interviews. Bob Melvin and Joey Cora are among the finalists, while Washington bench coach Pat Listach has been told he is no longer a candidate.

From the beginning, Bob Melvin has been seen as the favorite -- despite the potential confusing over a manager and general manager with the same surname.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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