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Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Nationals bench coach Chip Hale not tipping his hand on Orioles rumors

NATIONALS PARK—Nationals bench coach Chip Hale was coy Sunday at Nationals Winterfest when asked about a report that he would be interviewing for the Baltimore Orioles open managerial job.

“Let’s just put it this way, there’s 30 jobs and if you get the opportunity, it’s a blessing, so, with all the turnover this year, I have not interviewed yet,” Hale said. “I have a great job here. If you get the opportunity to talk to somebody and meet some new people, it’d be a great opportunity. That’s all I’ll say on that.”

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported Sunday that Hale would be one of several candidates to interview with new Orioles general manager Mike Elias.

Mind you, would any of you admit to your friends and family that you’ve been hired as the Orioles manager?

QLE Posted: December 04, 2018 at 07:48 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: chip hale, managerial search, orioles

Monday, December 03, 2018

Latest reports on Orioles managerial search - School of Roch

The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal has confirmed that Nationals bench coach Chip Hale, Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde and Royals quality control/catching coach Pedro Grifol are on the list of candidates. Diamondbacks director of player development Mike Bell, younger brother of new Reds manager David Bell, also will interview, according to MLB Network’s Peter Gammons.

The Orioles aren’t commenting on the reports.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 03, 2018 at 05:53 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: managerial search, orioles

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Names to consider for Twins manager

Derek Falvey and Thad Levine likely will end up with a surprise choice as the next Twins manager. In the past two years, they have added virtual unknowns to the team’s coaching staff.

Falvey — who suggested the search would take “multiple weeks” — and Levine are likely not hung up on experience, and will be more in favor of a manager who relates well to young players, values analytics, promotes healthy nutrition and cutting-edge workouts for players, and is bilingual.

Remember, the Yankees hired Aaron Boone directly from the broadcast booth and the Phils tabbed Gabe Kapler partly for his healthy lifestyle evangelism.

Should I submit an application for us to be joint managers?

QLE Posted: October 28, 2018 at 07:24 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: managerial search, twins

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Rangers’ manager search still has no end in sight, and that might be the best thing for the organization

SURPRISE, Ariz.—The Rangers’ managerial search marched into its second month over the weekend. There is no end in sight.

This is likely to take at least another week, since Major League Baseball all but forbids teams from making major announcements during the World Series so as not to divert attention from the game’s diamond event.

Besides, what’s the hurry?

If need be, I’ll take the job- can I manage in suit and tie?

QLE Posted: October 23, 2018 at 07:06 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: managerial search, rangers

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The Angels are making their managerial candidates take a two-hour test

The most important thing a managerial candidate can bring to their interview with the Los Angeles Angels is a No. 2 pencil. The Angels are requiring all their managerial candidates to take a two-hour written test, according to MLB Network’s Jon Morosi.

The exam will test candidates on both the analytical and interpersonal aspects of the position.

While manager interviews can be intense, a two-hour written test is not a common ask from teams.

Let the disputes on testing-based pedagogy begin!

QLE Posted: October 16, 2018 at 06:44 AM | 46 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, managerial search, testing

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Sources: Rangers have done significant due diligence on at least 7 managerial candidates, including Sandy Alomar Jr. and Mark DeRosa

The Rangers have yet to finalize their list of interviews for their vacant managerial spot, but have done significant due diligence on at least five external candidates, two sources confirmed Wednesday.

The Rangers are also giving strong consideration to internal candidates Don Wakamatsu, who finished the season as the interim manager, and assistant general manager Jayce Tingler, who finished the season as the bench coach, the sources confirmed.

From outside the organization, the Rangers have discussed two coaches for teams still in the playoffs, Los Angeles Dodgers’ third base coach Chris Woodward and Houston bench coach Joe Espada. Three others all played for the Rangers and were teammates in 2005: Cleveland first base coach Sandy Alomar Jr., MLB Network analyst Mark DeRosa and San Diego Triple-A manager Rod Barajas.

Isn’t there a rule that says they aren’t supposed to discuss this while the playoffs are ongoing?

QLE Posted: October 10, 2018 at 11:56 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: don wakamatsu, jayce tingler, managerial search, mark derosa, rangers, sandy alomar jr.

Monday, October 01, 2018

Billy Eppler begins search for next Angels manager – Orange County Register

What we’re looking for in that next manager is connectivity with the players,” Angels general manager Billy Eppler said. “We’re are looking at somebody who can think with a probability-based mindset. We are looking for someone who is eager to grow. Someone who can develop a culture that puts the welfare of the team ahead of any singular person.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 01, 2018 at 08:20 PM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, managerial search

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

USA TODAY survey: MLB power shift has managers’ salaries in free fall

CHICAGO — Joe Maddon helped lead the Chicago Cubs to the Holy Grail of sports, with a consistent level of success they haven’t seen in a century, but there are whispers his job could be in jeopardy if they don’t play deep into October.

Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch and Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, who led their teams to the World Series a year ago, have contracts that expire after this season.

Interim managers Mike Shildt and Jim Riggleman, who have done marvelous jobs since taking over the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds, have no idea whether their gigs will be prolonged or have a September expiration date.

QLE Posted: August 28, 2018 at 07:27 AM | 50 comment(s)
  Beats: managerial openings, managerial search, managers, salaries

 

 

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