Coaching Links: Mariners, Ausmus, Giambi, Alomar

John Farrell is back in a Red Sox uniform, but that's far from the only managerial and coaching news we'll see this offseason. Here's the latest on some of the open situations throughout the league…

  • The Mariners have announced the hiring of Dave Hansen as their hitting coach, writes's Greg Johns. Hansen, who has been serving as the Dodgers' hitting coach, finished his Major League career with the Mariners in 2005. In parts of 15 seasons, he batted .260/.360/.369.
  •'s Corey Brock spoke with Brad Ausmus earlier today and was told that Ausmus is happy where he's at and isn't currently pursuing another position (Twitter link). Ausmus has been a popular name among managerial candidates.
  • Jason Giambi is a real candidate to manage the Rockies next season and would make a good Major League manager, writes Troy Renck of the Denver Post. Renck runs down several players he's covered throughout the years that thinks could also step into a managerial role with success, including Matt Holliday and Todd Helton. Renck also notes that a decision from the Rox could come prior to the start of the World Series, as MLB frowns on major announcements being made during the Fall Classic.
  • As of this afternoon, Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr. had not received a call about interviewing to replace former Blue Jays manager John Farrell, tweets's Jordan Bastian.
  • ESPN's Buster Olney tweets that if Blue Jays first base coach Torey Lovullo follows Farrell to the Red Sox, it would likely be to serve as Farrell's bench coach.

10 Responses to Coaching Links: Mariners, Ausmus, Giambi, Alomar Leave a Reply

  1. Blanketsburg 3 years ago

    As a Red Sox fan, I’d be in favour of having Lovullo as the bench coach and offering Brad Ausmus the newly-opened hitting coach position. Overly optimistic? Yes. I think Lovullo as bench coach is likely though.

  2. johnsilver 3 years ago

    There is one real knock I can think of with naming a steroid/PED, etc.. ex user as a manger and REALLY, this isn’t meant as a knock on Giambi, or the Rockies…

    **IF** someone gets busted for PED’s/steroids, blah, blah while an ex user is the manager? The media and fans are all going to point the finger on whomever is that manager and think that perhaps that person could have been responsible.. Media more than the fans, but it will happen.

    Giambi is a great person and popular in Colorado, but if someone has a problem under him as manager.. You watch.. he will get the blame. Moreso than say McGuire as hitting coach at St. Louis.

  3. Joshua Thompson 3 years ago

    Make’s a lot of sense that we hired a career .260 hitter to be the M’s hitting coach. A .260 team batting average would be a solid jump for a team that batted .234 in 2012…

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    start_wearing_purple 3 years ago

    I have to admit I’m a little disappointed to hear Ausmus won’t be searching for another managerial postion. While I do think Farrell was the right choice for the Sox, especially considering the low compensation, I was intrigued that Ausmus could have had potential as a manager. But I guess at this point in his life Ausmus is less concerned about his position and more about location which is admirable. Good luck Brad, hope to see you manage a team some day.

  5. $17154452 3 years ago

    Could it be Jordan that the Jays may be compiling a list of candidates and they are maybe looking to promote from within before going outside of the club. Remember they are not the Red Sox and don’t operate the same.

  6. bjfan 3 years ago

    AA has already said, that he won’t be re interviewing previous candidates. Doesn’t mean he doesn’t want them, just he needs to speed up the process this time. Unlike the Sox, he won’t be using interviews with players as a “pretend” to get what he wants.

  7. Smrtbusnisman04 3 years ago

    And just when we thought the Rockies could not embarass themselves anymore, they hire a Roid-head with zero coaching experience.
    If I’m a former manager like Willie Randolph, I’ve gotta be pissed and complaining to Selig that the Rockies would consider a former player with zero coaching experience, ffor their manager over a candidate who nearly got to the World Series in 2006.

  8. Lunchbox45 3 years ago

    when its someone who made the final 3 the last time around, and still available. yes

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