The Rockies (98 losses), Marlins (93 losses) and Blue Jays (89 losses) are all searching for new managers as they look to rebound from disappointing seasons. Here are the latest managerial notes from around MLB…
- The Marlins have also interviewed former MLB player and manager Larry Bowa for their managerial opening, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports (Twitter links). Marlins candidates are conducting separate interviews with owner Jeffrey Loria and the baseball operations department, according to Rosenthal.
- Bryan Price interviewed for the Marlins' managerial opening today, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. Price has been the Reds' pitching coach since 2009.
- The Marlins asked to speak with Padres special assistant Brad Ausmus about their managerial opening only to hear that the former MLB catcher isn't interested, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. Ausmus interviewed for Boston's managerial vacancy and was considered by the Astros before withdrawing his name from consideration. Price and Mike Redmond are also candidates for the position in Miami.
- The Rockies have spoken with former MLB shortstop Walt Weiss regarding their managerial vacancy, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports. Weiss, the 1988 American League Rookie of the Year, joins Jason Giambi and Tom Runnells as a contender for the position.
- The Rockies are also expected to interview Matt Williams, Renck reports (on Twitter). The former third baseman hit 378 home runs over the course of a 17-year MLB career.
- The Red Sox officially named Torey Lovullo their bench coach today. The 47-year-old former second baseman coached first base for the Blue Jays last year under current Red Sox manager John Farrell.
I’m not a fan of Ozzie Guillen, I hate him and think he’s a horrible manager as evident by the way the White Sox did this year, and the way the Marlins did this year. But no one is going to work for Loria with how he treats the managers.
So was he a good manager as evident by what the White Sox accomplished in 2005? Just curious.
Hmmm.. Chisox play (and played) in the weakest division in baseball and as a couple of other teams have shown of late.. It’s always possible for a team to advance in the PO if they are on a streak.
My only rebuttal to that is the White Sox beat all the good teams in all of the other divisions this year. I realize win loss records show otherwise but they were a good team. Led the majors in RISP for most of the season. I think its just one of those anomalies where the Sox, Tigers and Royals can’t win in their own division consistently but hand out whoopins to all the other teams.
The White Sox that year also caught the Angels playing their third game in a third time zone, from New York to California to Illinois, with no off-day because of a rainout between Games 3 and 4.
All the players got hot when they needed to in order to make him look good. That’s it, they’ve had “good” teams that have done nothing.
It’s not every day you hear about Walt Weiss.
No, and when you do..it’s usually a baseball card guy screeching because he still has 1,000 of his Topps rookie cards. Well..it’s been a long wait..but it looks like that 1988 Walt Weiss is going to get to a nickle after all.
correct me if i’m wrong, (mostly because im too lazy to check), but didnt the a’s have like 4 consecutive ROY with him being one?
I think you are thinking of the Dodgers. A’s had Weiss, McGwire, and Canseco in some order, but not four straight.
vtadave is right – It was Canseco, Big Mac, and Weiss (from 86-88). LAD had 4 in a row with Sutcliffe, Steve Howe, Fernando, and Steve Sax (79-82), and then FIVE in a row: Karros, Piazza, Mondesi, Hideo Nomo, and Todd Hollandsworth (92-96).
Who ever takes over the marlins better beware…..
The bright side to working for Jeffrey Loria, work 1 year and get paid for 4 plus get a gig on network for a few hundred grand. What a deal
I want Ozzie Guillen’s agent.
On the Marlins situation—I’m actually surprised that they would consider Larry Bowa for the job, given his temperament.
I really like Torey Lovullo. I was in favor of him in the round of interviews last season before the Red Sox hired Bobby. He managed Pawtucket a few years ago I am sure he knows many of the players the Sox have.