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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Elliot: Ken Macha ‘interested’ in Blue Jays manager gig

Macha lecca high, Macha hiney no!

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.

Repoz Posted: November 10, 2012 at 07:13 AM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RMc's Got a Lot of Trouble at Stake Posted: November 10, 2012 at 07:54 AM (#4299487)
"Sure, I'd listen if (name of team) called," said (name of manager).
   2. Greg K Posted: November 10, 2012 at 08:05 AM (#4299488)
I realize it's because it's the one opening available right now.

But I'm choosing to read these managers wanting to come to Toronto as a sure sign of success in the near future!
   3. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: November 10, 2012 at 09:18 AM (#4299495)
macha loves the intentional walk

he also is pretty stiff as a person
   4. Matthew E Posted: November 10, 2012 at 12:12 PM (#4299547)
Sorry, what was that, Ken? Didn't you mean to say that managing the Blue Jays would be your dream job? Could you speak up there?
   5. theboyqueen Posted: November 10, 2012 at 12:32 PM (#4299558)
What's Bob Geren up to these days?
   6. SM Posted: November 10, 2012 at 07:17 PM (#4299796)
I'd guess about 250-260 just eyeballing him
   7. Athletic Supporter was shiny, now he's all rusted Posted: November 10, 2012 at 11:54 PM (#4299917)
lol this guy again
   8. morineko Posted: November 11, 2012 at 12:42 AM (#4299931)
“I’ll stack up those eight years against anyone,”...the problem is, buddy, they're stacking those up against the two years you botched in Milwaukee.
   9. vortex of dissipation Posted: November 11, 2012 at 03:19 AM (#4299947)
When Ken Macha was hitting over .300 for the Chunichi Dragons, a kid named Ichiro had a poster of him on his bedroom wall...
   10. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: November 11, 2012 at 01:00 PM (#4300064)
Didn't Michael Lewis insinuate that Macha's best attribute as a manager was his strong jawline and quiet demeanor?
   11. Athletic Supporter was shiny, now he's all rusted Posted: November 11, 2012 at 02:33 PM (#4300105)
Didn't Michael Lewis insinuate that Macha's best attribute as a manager was his strong jawline and quiet demeanor?


ken macha never should have written that book
   12. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: November 11, 2012 at 04:43 PM (#4300187)
ken macha managed to alienate ryan braun and prince fielder within about 30 minutes of the first day of spring training.

the guys still played hard because they are pros but the atmosphere in the clubhouse was not the greatest.
   13. GregD Posted: November 11, 2012 at 05:10 PM (#4300208)
Do they really send in CVs for the manager's job? Did Davey Johnson send a CV to the Nats? Could I send one? I understand having your agent make a call to express interest but sending a CV is silly. Does it list his proficiency with Microsoft Office?
   14. Walt Davis Posted: November 11, 2012 at 09:25 PM (#4300320)
Do they really send in CVs for the manager's job?

Being at the forefront of cutting edge business philosophies like "value for money" and "computing", MLB has begun using "head hunters" to find managerial and front office candidates. These so-called "head hunters" are contracted recruitment specialists who target specific successful professionals with an eye towards hiring them for a vacant position. Other tech-savvy corporations like Polaroid have recently adopted the practice.

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