Managerial Links: Tracy, Guillen, Lowell, Francona

The regular season ended two days ago, and we've already had one manager — Bobby Valentine — get fired.  Rumors surrounding the job security of other big league skippers continue to circulate, so we'll round them up here throughout the day with the latest up top…

  • The Rockies will not have a decision on Jim Tracy's future until Monday, report Troy Renck of The Denver Post (Twitter links). The parties will remain in contact, and the big issue is finding a comfort level in all aspects moving forward.
  • Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen is in "real jeopardy of losing his job," reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Owner Jeff Loria is always able to change course.
  • “No, I haven’t been contacted," said Mike Lowell when asked if he had been contacted by theMarlins about their manager's position during a recent appearance on The Dan Le Batard Show (audio here). “It would be a very interesting scenario, but I don’t know if this is the time in my life right now.”
  • During an ESPN broadcast last night, Terry Francona said that his only two options right now are to manage the Indians or return to the network for another season according to Nick Camino of WTAM 1100 (on Twitter). Francona interviewed for the Cleveland opening this week.


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7 Comments on "Managerial Links: Tracy, Guillen, Lowell, Francona"


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start_wearing_purple
2 years 10 months ago

Anyone know what the last news was on Leyland? Gotta think with the Tigers making the playoffs that the team would be willing to offer him a new contract. Or is he planning on retiring?

Pingston
2 years 10 months ago

Am hearing Francona will soon have another option replacing one of his former coaches in another country. In AL East…

Bombastic_Dave
2 years 10 months ago

Only speculation from outside sources. Certainly wouldn’t have been from anyone in the Toronto camp. Only time we’re likely to hear is after the fact.

Pingston
2 years 10 months ago

That’s no doubt true. And with Francona signing with Cleveland, moot anyway.

dc21892
2 years 10 months ago

Hope Lowell gets at least an interview from Boston. If he’s interested, of course.

LazerTown
2 years 10 months ago

Very nice and professional answer from lowell. Something guillen could improve on. He alienates too many people in Miami.

2 years 10 months ago

Bobby Valentine might take the job in Florida.