Managerial Notes: Marlins, Farrell, Rockies

John Farrell met with the Boston media today, two days after the official completion of the long-awaited deal between the Red Sox and Blue Jays. Farrell explained that he intends to be more passionate in recommending player moves, according to Shi Davidi of (Twitter links). Farrell added that Blue Jays president Paul Beeston and general manager Alex Anthopoulos were understanding about his desire to leave Toronto for Boston. Here are some more managerial links from around MLB…

  • Mike Redmond appears to be a strong frontrunner for the Marlins job while Bryan Price is also in the mix, tweets Joe Frisaro of  Redmond currently manages the Blue Jays' Class A-Advanced affiliate in Dunedin, Florida.
  • Former Rockies, Dodgers and Pirates manager Jim Tracy and former Nationals and Indians manager Manny Acta are entrants in the managerial sweepstakes in Toronto, Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun reports. Tracy, Acta, Sandy Alomar Jr. and Don Wakamatsu are among the leading candidates for the Blue Jays position, Elliott writes.
  • Former Blue Jays first base coach Torey Lovullo will become Boston's bench coach, Rob Bradford of reports. Lovullo has experience managing the Triple-A affiliate of the Red Sox.
  • The Rockies will start interviewing outside managerial candidates in the coming days, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports (Twitter links). Jason Giambi, one of the candidates in Colorado, was very impressive in his interview, and bench coach Tom Runnells has also interviewed for the position.
  • The Cubs named David Bell their third base coach and named James Rowson their permanent hitting coach.

14 Responses to Managerial Notes: Marlins, Farrell, Rockies Leave a Reply

  1. Howard 3 years ago

    Jim Tracy was 2009 NL Manager of the Year… lol

    • $17154452 3 years ago

      Why is that so funny, he beat out Tony La Russa and Joe Torre that year

  2. Ryan 3 years ago

    I have a question. I always hear how “……” did extremely well in an interview with team “….”. does anyone know exactly what that means? what they talk about or the procedure for an interview?

    • $17154452 3 years ago

      Yea it’s no different than you going for a job interview and saying saying the interview went well and the departing words are “We do have others to interview and will let you know”.

      Translation: Thanks for your time but you’re not what we are looking for.

      • rikersbeard 3 years ago

        except here they say it about the people that get the job as well.

        • Marc_from_Brooklyn 3 years ago

          I get the impression that it is what an organization tells (or leaks to) the press when they want to leave their options open. The guy could be their first choice or they could just be stringing him along or interviewing out of some sense of obligation. Regardless of what they end up doing, they are covered (unless someone leaks that the interview actually went badly).

  3. dc21892 3 years ago

    And we have a bench coach, great! More quick moves that are also effective. Curious to see who his pitching coach is going to be.

  4. crashcameron 3 years ago

    Tracy? Acta? what, no Ozzie yet!?

  5. Chioakcisco 3 years ago

    New way to find a manager: “Quick, what retired veterans with ties to our team are available?” I’m surprised Charles Johnson isn’t on the Marlins wish list.

  6. It’s odd that the Cubs’ new “hitting” coach hit .204 during his minor-league career and never made it out of class-A.

    I shouldn’t be too harsh; I suppose he could make a good “hitting” coach by simply dispensing the following advice:

    “Guys, everything I did? Don’t do any of that.”

    • Lunchbox45 3 years ago

      understanding of the game and certain aspects like hitting, are one thing. the physical ability to carry out the understanding is another.

      dave duncan wasn’t even a pitcher and mostly regarded as one of the best pitching coaches.

  7. Rob 3 years ago

    I wonder about Acta.You always hear he is a great guy but he really loses everywhere he has gone. Loses pretty bad too.

  8. One person that I’m surprised isn’t being bantered around for a future managing position is Joe McEwing, who is currently the manager of the Charlotte Knights (AAA – White Sox). They finished with an 83-61 record last season and made the International League playoffs. He has been mentioned as a future major-league manager for some time.

    • Nathan 3 years ago

      Joe McEwing didn’t manage Charlotte this year. He was the third base coach of the White Sox, under Ventura. So he’ll probably get some more banter when jobs come available during and after 2013.

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