Managerial Notes: Blue Jays, Marlins, Rockies

Three teams are seeking managers now that the Marlins have officially dismissed Ozzie Guillen. Here’s the latest with the most recent updates up top…

  • Mike Redmond will interview with the Marlins for their managerial opening tonight, Juan C. Rodriguez of the Sun Sentinel reports (on Twitter). Redmond and Bryan Price are in the running for the job, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reported last night. Redmond, a minor league manager for the Blue Jays, appears to be an early favorite for the position, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com writes.
  • Nationals bench coach Randy Knorr hasn't been contacted by the Blue Jays about their vacancy, Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports (on Twitter). The Blue Jays are still in information gathering mode, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports (on Twitter). Sandy Alomar Jr.Tim Wallach and DeMarlo Hale are among the names in play.
  • The role of the manager has changed with the increased use of social media, ESPN.com’s Buster Olney writes. Outspoken skippers like Guillen and Bobby Valentine risk alienating their players in today’s media environment.
  • Jason Giambi blew the Rockies away in his interview for the team’s managerial opening, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports. The veteran power hitter left no doubt about his preparation and desire to get the job. Wallach, Alomar, Mike Gallego and Brad Ausmus are among the external candidates the Rockies are expected to contact, according to Renck.
  • President of baseball operations Larry Beinfest said the Marlins will consider candidates without previous experience managing at the MLB level, Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald reports. Valentine is not a candidate and former Marlins Mike Lowell and Jeff Conine have indicated they aren't seeking MLB managing jobs.


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15 Comments on "Managerial Notes: Blue Jays, Marlins, Rockies"


dc21892
2 years 10 months ago

Good for Giambi. Hope he gets the job. Even if he gets canned because their team is awful again, he gets some experience under his belt and can look elsewhere.

Aj Cluck
2 years 10 months ago

I’m surprised Oquendo’s name hasn’t come up with the Marlins job. He’s paid his dues, comes from a winning organization, and would connect with the community in Miami in a way Guillen did not.

2 years 10 months ago

So would Sandy Alomar Jr.

jlasovage
2 years 10 months ago

Please let miami get BV. I know they saud he wasnt an option but that would just be funny. How many people could he throw under tge bus down there uf things didnt go well

Jesus
2 years 10 months ago

Pat Hentgen should be considered for the Blue Jays Manager job, the guy would be great for the team.

suhiscrazierthanyou
2 years 10 months ago

he’s already been eliminated due to lack of experience

Jesus
2 years 10 months ago

I heard that on the Fan 590 this morning….. too bad though, gotta love that the guys really wants the job, and wants to be in Toronto.

suhiscrazierthanyou
2 years 10 months ago

Definitely. It’s too bad the timing was off in that Hentgen wants a higher profile job now and not 2 years ago…
Clearly he wouldn’t have been worse than Farrell

johnsilver
2 years 10 months ago

Wouldn’t it be hilarious if Loria hired Valentine? Say that as a Marlins fan, but after he already hired one head case in Guillen, kept him around after mouthed off with those racial comments before last season began and all the other moves and decisions he makes that make absolutely -0- sense.. Hiring Valentine fits right in..

Just hire Mikey Lowell, or talk him into it somehow Loria.. Do something right for a change.

Tko11
Tko11
2 years 10 months ago

Hire Mike Lowell and not just because hes Cuban!

2 years 10 months ago

He’s not Cuban, he’s Puerto Rican.

johnsilver
2 years 10 months ago

His BR page says PR, but I thought he was of Cuban heritage as well….. Pretty sure he is even..

Karkat
2 years 10 months ago

“Mike was born in Puerto Rico to Carl and Beatriz Lowell on February 24, 1974. His parents were born in Cuba, and are of Irish and Spanish ancestry.”

Also Sprach Wikipedia. ( @johnsilver:disqus )

Tko11
Tko11
2 years 10 months ago

Yeah I always thought he was Cuban for some reason but I just looked it up his parents were born in Cuba and he was born in Puerto Rico. So hes Cuban blood but a citizen of Puerto Rico. Either way if the Marlins decide to go with that approach I think it would be quite ironic because of what Ozzie said about Castro. I like Lowell and hopefully he will have success as a manager if he gets the job.

Howard
2 years 10 months ago

I’m sure Walton & Murphy will be back…now we just need to see if Butterfield is coming or going, hire Sandy Alomar Jr. as a coach, have Roberto Alomar come out of the offices to be 1st or 3rd base coach or even bench coach…anybody but Don Wakamatsu for manager lol hence why Mariners didn’t keep him on staff.