The Rockies interviewed Jason Giambi for their managerial opening on Thursday, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports. The Rockies, who have also interviewed bench coach Tom Runnells for the position, have now completed their meetings with in-house candidates. Team executives have tentative plans to interview outside candidates, Renck reports.
Giambi, 41, remains in the mix for the managerial opening. He has said he’d retire from playing if offered the managerial job, but hasn’t ruled out returning as an MLB player. Renck mentions Tim Wallach of the Dodgers, Sandy Alomar Jr. of the Indians and Mike Gallego of the Athletics as possible targets for Colorado.
What if McGwire and Giambi miss out on the hall of fame as players, but make it as managers?
I’d personally be okay with that, so long as their HOF credentials are based on their managerial accomplishments, not what they did as a player, and as long as the HOF makes a clear distinction between individuals in the HOF because of their player credentials vs. their managerial credentials.
Why not be a player/manager
These days, with all of the video, data, and scouting reports to review every day, and with all of the added commitments to media, the amount of time in a day that it takes to be a manager is considerably higher than it was in the days of player-managers. I would imagine the hesitation teams have toward the idea comes from that.
why not interview brenly
There’s no way Brenly would be interested in taking the Rox job. He’s way too opinionated to work as a flunky for Geivett.
And the Rockies management wonders why they are perceived as a joke.