Ken Macha sounded like a frustrated man.
“I’m interested in managing the Blue Jays,” said Macha from Pittsburgh on Friday afternoon. “I’ve applied for the job, sent off my resume, it would be an honour to be considered for the job.
“I haven’t had an interview from one team (hiring a manager) this off season.”
...The Macha name is one we should have thought of earlier. If you go by the best record of people looking to manage, not employed elsewhere, the next best three win percentages belong to Jerry Manuel (.507), Mike Hargrove (.503) and Art Howe (.498).
Six seasons may be a small managerial sample size, but Macha’s .540 win percentage is within 10 points of Los Angeles Angels Mike Scioscia (.548), Hall of Famer Sparky Anderson (.545) and Dick Howser (.544).
Macha also managed four seasons in the Boston Red Sox system, leaving when then GM Dan Duquette said he would not hire a skipper without big league experience. Macha became bench coach under Howe in Oakland for four years.
“I’ll stack up those eight years against anyone,” said Macha, part of A’s which made post-season play five of eight seasons.
Posted: November 10, 2012 at 08:13 AM | 14 comment(s)
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