Astros Notes: Bowa, Martinez, Rays

The Astros got their managerial search underway earlier this week when they interviewed Nationals third base coach Bo Porter.  Yesterday, we learned that Houston also interviewed Rays bench coach Dave Martinez and interim skipper Tony DeFrancesco.  Here's the latest out of Houston..

  • Larry Bowa confirmed to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe (via Twitter) that he interviewed for the Astros' managerial job on Friday.  It was reported that Bowa met with General Manager Jeff Luhnow, but it was not known if Bowa was there to discuss the position of manager.
  • Martinez said that his interview in Houston went well and he's excited about the opportunity to run his own ship, writes Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.  The 47-year-old interviewed previously for openings with the Indians and Blue Jays.  Last offseason he was linked to the White Sox but never interviewed.
  • Rays manager Joe Maddon gave Martinez a strong endorsement for the job while adding that he would be disappointed to lose him, Topkin tweets.

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3 years 19 days ago

The Astros should really interview Brad Ausmus.

3 years 19 days ago

Funny Larry Bowa (now) story and has stuck with me for years..

When he had just came up with the Phillies and they had ST in Clearwater, the clubhouse was in the middle of all the practice fields and was easy to get autographs. most of the guys were really nice and a few fans would wait outside the door for them to come out.. Well.. Bowa had this habit of poking his head out and if he saw fans waiting (to get autographs) he would SLAM the door shut, something not even Dick Allen did.

It’s how always knew he wasn’t a very likable person.

3 years 19 days ago

Yeah, he seems so personable on MLB network, and just the other day I was thinking that he was doing that gig so that he didn’t give himself a heart attack managing again. He’s very intense when he is on the ball field, and doesn’t seem like the most likable guy in that situation.

3 years 19 days ago

Certainly isn’t. He’s a great teacher though by most accounts, so he’s valuable as a coach.

I don’t think he’s a fit to manage a baseball team in this era though, the players are way too soft for a fiery manager like Larry Bowa. He doesn’t take losing well (nor should anyone really but he REALLY doesn’t take it well).

3 years 19 days ago

Martinez for Boston? I’d like to see that.

Psycho Tim
3 years 19 days ago

They linked to the wrong Dave Martinez — it should be