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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Will Duquette and Showalter get top jobs elsewhere or will the disaster of 2018 — and the perceptions that re-emerged — damage their resumes? – The Athletic

Like the Mets it’s tough to know how many bad decisions were owner driven.

This takes us back to the original premise: Showalter and Duquette are good at what they do. They, together, helped lift a moribund franchise back to relevancy.

It wouldn’t be surprising if Showalter gets at least one interview this offseason for one of baseball’s managerial vacancies or if Duquette ends up as special assistant somewhere given his keen eye for undervalued assets.

But for them to get hired in high-profile, decision-making positions again, an organization will have to overlook what has happened in Baltimore since September 2017.

In the “what-have-you-done-lately” world of baseball, that may be a tall order. Especially considering the falls from grace are illustrative of the negative perceptions – fair or not – that have followed both men during successful baseball careers.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 16, 2018 at 10:16 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Dr. Vaux Posted: October 16, 2018 at 03:29 PM (#5767847)
The reason they won't get jobs is because they're not young and analytic. I was hoping that maybe Duquette fit the Mets job, but they got out in front of that right away.
   2. Walt Davis Posted: October 16, 2018 at 08:13 PM (#5768189)
I can see Showalter getting a gig with some team in the "pain before the kids arrive" stage of a rebuild when you're playing out some vet contracts, sorting through your mid-20s "prospects", sorting through other teams' failed prospects. Possibly there will be an under-performing vet team out there that will have an opening and he'll get a job like Dusty with the Nats. Of course available for interim jobs if neither of those appear. But even setting aside the discrimination implied in #1 (which might be the case), Buck will be 63 next year so no team will look at him as a long-term solution.
   3. Greg K Posted: October 16, 2018 at 09:06 PM (#5768285)
I can see Showalter getting a gig with some team in the "pain before the kids arrive" stage of a rebuild when you're playing out some vet contracts, sorting through your mid-20s "prospects", sorting through other teams' failed prospects.

Sounds like the Jays!
   4. A Baseball Fan Posted: October 16, 2018 at 10:39 PM (#5768381)

The reason they won't get jobs is because they're not young and analytic.


Right, I suspect the days of the Randy Smith/Ed Wade re-tread being given jobs because people like them are over.
   5. cardsfanboy Posted: October 16, 2018 at 11:10 PM (#5768418)

Right, I suspect the days of the Randy Smith/Ed Wade re-tread being given jobs because people like them are over.


Depends on the job.. nobody is going to have a problem(other than the manager/Showalter) with having Showalter as a bench coach of some sort.. But if he's willing to be a bench coach, he'll have a long line of suitors.
   6. Absurd Joey Blotto Posted: October 16, 2018 at 11:33 PM (#5768431)
I think Showalter really would be a good fit for the Jays or White Sox. I can’t stand the guy but if I was a team trying to grow a bit I wouldn’t mind him being at the helm.

Duquette probably deserves a shot somewhere. His interpersonal skills seem to have gotten the best of him in both Boston and Baltimore but he knows his stuff, I wonder if he’d take a job as a right hand man for a team with a younger GM.

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